‘They’re hyperbolic over Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi saying Syria would only use chemical weapons against external aggression. His message was clear. Distortion, misinterpretation, and willful lying about it followed. Inflammatory headlines blared. More on what Makdissi meant below.
At the State Department’s daily press briefing, Victoria Nuland commented on Syria’s chemical weapons, saying: “Talk about using chemical weapons is horrific and chilling.” “Syria has a responsibility to the world (and) its own citizens to protect and safeguard those weapons.”‘