Syria Says It Will Sign Chemical Arms Ban


syria1President Obama’s speechwriter will have to make some last-minute edits to tonight’s speech. The White House has gone from making the case for military strikes to preparing for U.N. negotiations over Syria’s chemical weapons.

Syria now says it will put its chemical weapons under international control and sign an international chemical arms ban, but Russia, which proposed the plan, says it would oppose any U.N. resolutions that authorized the use of force.

Meanwhile, a group of eight senators is drafting a new congressional resolution that would authorize strikes against Syria if the country fails to hand over its chemical weapons before a U.N.-set deadline. Read more at The New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. BS”D
    Discussion with Moishe’la (with his family)
    A Handicapped child
    Tishrei 5 ‘5774 (Sept 8 ’13)

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    Our Last Journey Before
    Reaching the Geula Sheleimah

    Mommy, Mommy what can I say?
    I don’t know what else to say.
    My heart is heavy.
    My stomach is churning.
    I feel something huge is coming, and I’m so excited about it. On the other hand, in the pit of my stomach I am so afraid. My heart aches, even though I know that Am Yisroel will be saved.

    I am also so afraid of all the terrible things that are going to happen in this world. The evil must be destroyed. The evil is bubbling up and oozing out of every crack and cranny. It is covering the world. It is in the water. It is in the air. It is creeping into us, or coming out of us. It’s everywhere. It’s so thick that it’s darkening the world and making the air thick and hard to breath.

    We search for faces that still have truth in their expression. We search for other Jews whose faces are Temimusdik and pure and close to Hashem, close to the truth. We grope in the darkness looking for any small fragment of Emes. Those who search do find!

    Soon with a strong wind Hashem will blow away all the darkness and all of the smoke and all of the heaviness of Sheker and of the Sitra Achra. Soon, very soon we will see the light of Emes, of the Geula Sheleimah. We will be able to breathe deeply once again, and be truly happy by serving Hashem 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and this will be the ultimate happiness.

    But this year, Mommy, ???”? will be a year to remember-
    A year of wars and terrible destruction
    A year of violence and death
    A year of hate and vengeance
    A year of closing accounts and punishing the wicked for their sins throughout all of history
    A year of economic collapse and social unrest.

    We must remember one thing that can save us, Teshuva. Come back to Hashem in total submissiveness, with our heads down, with our hearts aching, with our minds ashamed of all of the Aveiras that we did against Hashem’s great name, and come back to Him as wayward children do when they realize that they have gone wrong and want to come back to the truth.

    ???”? – our last journey before reaching the Geula Sheleimah, Be’ezras Hashem.

    Gemar Chasima Tovah.