Skip to comments.Russian chess move stalls US actions as Al-Qaeda Air Force
Posted on 09/11/2013 1:37:40 AM PDT by TexGrill
The frantic spin of the millisecond is that the White House is taking a hard look at the Russian proposal for Bashar Assad to place Syrias chemical weapons arsenal under UN control, thus at least postponing another US war in the Middle East.
Oh, the joys of the geopolitical chessboard; Russia throwing a lifeline to save US President Barack Obama from his self-spun red line.
True diplomats are supposed to prevent wars not pose as warmongers. American exceptionalism is of course exempted. So just as Secretary of State John Kerry had the pedal on the metal selling yet another war in a London presser, his beat up Chevy was overtaken by a diplomatic Maserati: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
This was Kerrys slip: ... [Assad] could turn over any single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over. All of it. And without delay and allow the full and total accounting for that. But he isn't about to do it and it can't be done obviously.
It can be done, obviously, as Lavrov turned Kerrys move against him forwarding a two-step proposal to Damascus; Syria turns its chemical weapons to UN control and later agrees with their destruction, as well as joining the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Syrian Foreign Minister Moallem took no time to agree. The devil, of course, is in the fine print.
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Putin plays Chess. The O plays with himself in the mirror. Not to say O is not dangerous. He fancies himself the ultimate player. Even most of his staff haven’t a clue about his real agenda. So far though, I like Putin’s rout.
That’s the difference between a weak leader and a strong one.. The weak leader plays for the quickest rout to short-term gratification while the strong one thinks and acts strategically. As such, Putin always seems to be 3-4 steps ahead of Obama.
The old game analogy is that one guy is really good at playing checkers, but his opponent is playing chess, as in “Obama is playing checkers while Putin is playing chess.”
But that really doesn’t work in this case. Instead, here, Obama is playing tic-tac-toe, and not doing a very good job of it. Putin, pitying his opponent’s lack of skill, finds it necessary to help his opponent from making utterly stupid moves.
UNLESS Conrad Black’s hypothesis is correct, in which case, Obama is a chess grand master. I, for one, could not have imagined that a strident anticommunist like myself would ever think that a Russian tyrant deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for acting to prevent aggressive US military intervention so practically and morally deficient as that contemplated for Syria. Was Obama’s actual intention was to humiliate the US even though it makes him and Kerry look like idiots at first? If so, he’s played this quite well. Because, in a few weeks, he knows that the MSM will spin the Obama Administration Syria fiasco into his Cuban Missile Crisis wherein the Anointed One brought peace to the Middle East, eliminated Assad’s most lethal weapons, protected Israel, brought hope for democracy to Syria, etc, ad nauseum.
Putin must have smiled as he heard it and picked up the phone.
And Putin has said all along for the USA to stay out of Syria because it's a civil war.
Of course, the fact that we're backing alqueda is no small item....but Kerry and Obama says there's not a lot of them.
Let's see....what damage could 19 members of alqueda possibly do?
Putin does indeed deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for this effort.
It's painfully obvious the entire executive branch is a puppet of super wealthy Islamic extremists. It is spreading deep into the entire government and media using Mafia tactics.
The battlefield today is more about intelligence and social engineering than boots and hardware.
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