Continuing with the Obama administration's British empire-serving policy to oust Assad and plunge the area into an all-out war, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, speaking before the Friends of the Syrian People, International Working Group on Sanctions, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing today in Washington, said, "...if Syria continues its crackdown against protesters, it could face Chapter 7 action in the UN Security Council." Chapter 7 outlines action the Security Council might take, including military force, in response to threats to international peace.
"To those nations that have not yet adopted formal sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters, we urge you to move quickly to do so," Geithner said.
It is evident that Geithner has coordinated his statements with one of the major voices of the British Empire, the London-based Chatham House, where Nadim Shehadi, an analyst, told the media that the history of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, like Libya's Qaddafi, is different from the leaders ousted in Tunisia and Egypt.
"It's too late for President Bashar al-Assad to follow the footsteps of either Ben Ali or of Mubarak, because he doesn't even acknowledge the existence of an opposition and he is still fighting it all the way," he said. "So, his choice is either an end like Qaddafi, or [to] have an Ali Abdullah Saleh kind of deal."
Saleh is the Yemeni President who was forced last year to leave his country after a Saudi-instigated sectarian war had broken open, causing massive loss of lives in that country.