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To: tennmountainman

Putin made it very clear

Syria: Russia will stand by Assad over any US strikes, warns Putin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063954/posts

President Vladimir Putin gave warning that Russia would stand with Syria if America launches military strikes against the country.

Ending the summit, Mr Putin said that world opinion was firmly against US-led intervention, adding that Russia would take Syria’s side. “Will we help Syria? We will,” he said. “We are already helping, we send arms.”


9 posted on 09/07/2013 8:49:53 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Putin made it very clear

Syria: Russia will stand by Assad over any US strikes, warns Putin

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Your comment here brings to mind TR’s famous dictum: “Walk softly carry a big stick.”

It would appear that while Putin has taken TR’s words to heart, out own twice-elected leader prefers out and out saber rattling.

We deserve what we get for electing this person — and I fear that may be ruin and death for many of us if he gets his way (though I pray this entire Syria “war talk” fizzles SOON).


12 posted on 09/07/2013 8:58:30 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: Innovative

Exactly. And unlike Obama, Putin ain’t bluffing.


14 posted on 09/07/2013 9:00:20 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Innovative
"Ending the summit, Mr Putin said that world opinion was firmly against US-led intervention, adding that Russia would take Syria’s side. “Will we help Syria? We will,” he said. “We are already helping, we send arms.”"

Putin's statement that he will continue to sell weapons to Syria isn't going to be enough. To have any chance to deter the madman in the White House, Putin has to say and mean that he will defend Syria, and communicate that view widely to Congress and the American people. Maybe even that wouldn't work, but it is the last chance at deterrence before war.

47 posted on 09/08/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Innovative

Putin preparing to show Obama how “Diplomatic compromise?” is still possible ...

‘Monday Meeting’....... Syria, Iran and Russia working on counter-proposal to U.S. strike.

The plan, which will be discussed by Putin and the Iranian FM on Monday, moots democratic transition in stages and expedited elections without Assad.

While United States President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry continue their never-ending efforts to convince the Congress and America’s allies to support an attack on Syria, Iran and Russia are promoting a proposal for a diplomatic compromise that could prevent such an attack.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/.premium-1.545890


61 posted on 09/08/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT by caww
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