According to CNN, Syria has begun destruction of its chemical weapons program. An international team tasked with the project has begun taking the weapons apart with blow torches and angle grinders. The operation will cover both the destruction of the weapons and equipment used to create them. Although, it is believed there are still weapons secretly stockpiled.
The project is the result of a U.N. Security Council vote that took place September 27. Earlier that month the Obama Administration found itself on the edge of war with Syria. After a decade of endless war in the middle-east, most Americans had no appetite for another conflict, even though Syria had killed over 1,00o of its own people with chemical weapons. In a strange turn of events, it was Russian leader Vladmir Putin who provided a path to a peaceful solution.
Written By David Arroyo