Written 11 hours ago.
William Hague was on the BBC a few minutes ago laying the blame for
the chemical weapons attack squarely with 'the Assad regime'. No other
foreign policy figure has publicly come out with that yet to my
knowledge. This attempt to preempt diplomacy between the US and Russia
Given that nobody knows the exact facts. Yet this
complete fanatic, who was at the forefront of lifting the EU arms embargo
to Syria, should refrain from uttering such statements before other
diplomats and statesmen convene to discuss it at emergency meetings
of the United Nations following inspections of the attack site.
Hague seems to be trying to ramp up the
rhetoric in order to prove that his policy of 'Assad Must Go' has been
vindicated. Yet that reckless diplomacy helped draw in Iran and make the
civil war worse. He is a cretin and should certainly be sacked if it is
proved that the Assad regime did not order it.
It's likely the
US and Russia will ignore him anyway and Hague is not going to sway
Washington to get involved if its vital interests are not at stake. But
this crisis now seems to be a lot about 'credibility'. He bears some
responsibility for having made this crisis potentially intractable
fact that Hague lacks any on any extremely dangerous foreign policy
issue, while trying so desperately to pretend he doe,s is contemptible and a menace to world peace.