'They're All Playing Us': Peters Calls Out Obama Over Slow Syria Disarmament
The White House on Friday called on the Syrian regime to speed up the process of moving its chemical weapons stockpiles. This comes as the Obama administration says the Assad regime has only removed 4% of the weapons, accusing Damascus of dragging its feet.
That number leaves the disarmament process far behind schedule. The entire arsenal is supposed to be removed by June 30 under a deal struck by the U.S. and Russia last year.
Syria argues the transport routes are not secure due to potential rebel attacks, and wants additional equipment.
"Syria must immediately take the necessary actions to comply with its obligations,'' White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday. "We all know that the Syrian regime has the capability to move these weapons. We're going to continue to work with our partners on this to keep up the pressure on the Assad regime."
He accused President Obama of making repeated "empty threats," giving Syria no reason to comply with U.S. demands.
"I am not a warmonger. I don't think war is the answer to everything, but when the President of the United States threatens armed intervention to end a massacre and then does nothing, the United States' credibility is on the line," said Peters.
He argued that Russia, Syria, Iran and even Afghanistan are "all playing us."
"Obama suckers for it every time. The bottom line for Obama and his acolytes is that negotiations are the opium of the chattering classes. Obama believes everything can be solved with words. There are times when you must defend yourself and humanity with force," said Peters.
Watch his full analysis above.