Skip to comments.Russian MPs want to fly to Washington to sway Syria vote
Posted on 09/02/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
(Reuters) - Russian lawmakers want to travel to Washington to urge the U.S. Congress not to back President Barack Obama's plan for military strikes on Syria, the speaker of the upper house of parliament told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
"I think if we manage to establish a dialogue with our partners in the U.S. Congress, to exchange arguments, we could possibly better understand each other," Matviyenko, speaker of the Federation Council, told Putin at his residence near Moscow.
"We hope that the U.S. Congress will occupy a balanced position in the end and without strong arguments in place ... will not support the proposal on use of force in Syria," Matviyenko added.
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Americans have more communists than Russians these days
exactly, Obama isn’t even giving peace a chance with this rush to war. Even Bush gave Saddam a chance to step down to avoid war.
It's such an unusual move, yours is the only explanation that makes sense to me. Still, given the character of Congress, there's really nowhere for these Russians to go for a dialogue.
hear him out—maybe the Congress can re-set a link to the congress of the Russians. He might have an idea or two—If not we can always say we tried! What could it hurt?
From what I have seen lately, the Communist Party has the second largest vote count in the Russian Federation with a considerable gap behind Putin's United Russia, and the Communists consistently oppose the majority legislation from the Duma and oppose Putin's administrative actions.
Making assessment difficult is the fact that any mature aged politician in Russia started their careers at a time when no one could advance in government service without being a member of the Communist Party and an employee of their alphabet agencies.
You really need an advanced scorecard to know the real political ideology of Russian leaders.
In his latest Ramirez covers:
Syria Denies Using Chemical Weapons
They might head back to Moscow in sheer panic that there's no longer any adults in charge. Might be really disillusioning for them.
Yeah. Yes they are, no doubt in my mind. The Ruskie position is really quite simple. 20% of their foreign arms sales go to Syria and Basher owes them big money. Ivan is , I’m sure , sick of getting stuck with the tab ala Saddam and Qdaffy. And then there is the Russian naval base in Syria. It’s now their warm water port, since losing Ukraine, and they’d sure like to keep it. Any big deals must guarantee security of the base or Ivan just ain’t gonna like it. Beyond that the Russians do not have a soft spot for muzzies and would probably go along with flattening every hi diddle diddle minarat in Syria. And I expect they’d loan us the rope to string up the chinless pencil neck geek Basher.
David Gergen: Syria raises questions about how firm a grip Obama has on the wheel as commander in chief
“On Sundays State of the Union on CNN, former presidential adviser and CNN contributor David Gergen warned that President Barack Obamas handling of the Syrian crisis could induce the Russians to aggressively involve themselves with the war-torn country.
Gergen also said U.S. involvement in Syria could cause the Russians to step up their support of Bashar al-Assads government.”
Putin knows Obama is a muslim and supports terrorists. Putin does not like terrorists. This is historical for Russia to send people here to try to warn congress. I believe they’re going to lay it out exactly what will happen if Obama pulls the trigger. This may also give the military brass some balls to stand up and say “Not this time, Kenyan.”
Assad is being carried by the Russians, Qaddafi, not so much, the Russians didn't want his gold disappearing down Obama's IMF buddies' black hole, which is exactly what it did. It is the last time.
And then there is the Russian naval base in Syria. Its now their warm water port, since losing Ukraine, and theyd sure like to keep it.
Russias Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol beyond 2017 Read all of this one.
Russia likely wants to keep it's Syrian base, but isn't scaling major operations there yet. Sevastopol will remain at least until 2042 and Russia says it will never leave there.
Beyond that the Russians do not have a soft spot for muzzies and would probably go along with flattening every hi diddle diddle minarat in Syria.
True, but they will not screw Assad because they actually want stability, and everyone else in Syria is worse than him.