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Syria: If Bashar al-Assad hands over chemical weapons we will not attack, says John Kerry
The Telegraph ^ | 9/9/2013

Posted on 09/09/2013 4:00:30 AM PDT by markomalley

Mr Kerry was in London on Monday morning on the final leg of a whirlwind European tour to drum up support for intervention in Syria.

When asked by a reporter whether there was anything Assad's government could do or offer to stop an attack, Mr Kerry said: "Sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week – turn it over, all of it without delay and allow the full and total accounting (of it).

"But he isn't about to do it and it can't be done." Mr Kerry repeated his belief, stated on numerous occasions, that "the risk of not acting is greater than the risk of acting."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; kerry; obama; syria
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1 posted on 09/09/2013 4:00:30 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
:....and it can't be done"..???? hmmmmm...is Kerry saying he doesn't HAVE Chemical weapons??

When did Kerry become our President??? Obama better watch out....Kerry is an UBER USUPER!

2 posted on 09/09/2013 4:05:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley

If you say so.

3 posted on 09/09/2013 4:06:47 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: markomalley
"But he isn't about to do it and it can't be done."

So set an insurmountable hurdle and threaten to attack if he can't get over it?
4 posted on 09/09/2013 4:11:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Wonder how one says “stuff it François” in Arabic???


5 posted on 09/09/2013 4:14:17 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

افعل ما بدا لك فرانسوا

6 posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:02 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: All
Can't get that Kennedy vibe no-how.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:42 AM PDT by Liz
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To: markomalley

Why should we, anyone really, trust obama with chemical weapons more than Assad? How come hussein thinks he has more of a right to have them?


8 posted on 09/09/2013 4:19:23 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

meanwhile....you’re still free to kill each other.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 4:21:04 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: markomalley
I view this as proposal that will let Obama walk this all back. All Assad has to do is say: "Here you go John. We hand over two cases of our best Chemical Weapons. I promise, is all we have."


10 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: markomalley

He better be careful. Assad might ask him to turn over his Vietnam medals and his DD-214 first. LOL


11 posted on 09/09/2013 4:26:07 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

I have been praying for months that the Lord will harvest strife, envy, greed, lust, jealousy, egos, personality conflicts, and war- between all of the members of this administration AND the entire progressive movement. That every single one of their relationships will be burdened, and that their sleep will be disrupted and taken from them.

I pray that their money will dry up, and their bank accounts will get messed up, and all of the perks and cocktail parties they love so much will turn to filth- and that they will not be able to profit from killing anyone else. No rest, no peace, no joy in the corruption of the United States, in murder, in stealing our birthright and inheritance.

Let everyone who is guilty, be guilty. I pray the Lord brings people into redemption, who can be saved. I pray he puts a call on their lives that they can not run from, and someone steps out- and starting speaking the truth about this administration and the progressive movement.

All of these actors need to exit stage right- and go far away.

I hope people will join me in that prayer.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 4:37:38 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: markomalley
amateur hour rolls on

what an embarrassing time for the USA

13 posted on 09/09/2013 4:38:42 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: cripplecreek

The consequences of this game they are playing will be insurmountable.

I cannot believe what we see and hear everyday.

And forward they march with a blindness that nearly seems biblical and fanatical.

I grow very weary of their rhetoric, their empty words, and their voices sound like rushing water after a hard rain. It cascades down into the watershed to create a violent, loud, torrent that destroys all in it’s path.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 4:41:07 AM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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To: markomalley

Roger that. LOL!!!


15 posted on 09/09/2013 4:43:25 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: markomalley

GFY

Jack Wagon...


16 posted on 09/09/2013 4:43:54 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: markomalley

Turning over weapons is thus a plea deal. no punishment for the previous crime?

Kerry did not think about his reply to the question.


17 posted on 09/09/2013 4:51:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Truth2012

AMEN!


18 posted on 09/09/2013 4:57:02 AM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces!)
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To: markomalley

I think if Kerry said that he would give him a big hug and a kiss, he would get better results.


19 posted on 09/09/2013 4:57:10 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: markomalley

If Bashar al-Assad hands over chemical weapons we will not attack, says John Kerry


Yeah. And if he brushes his teeth, or promises to brush them sometime in the next ten years, we will not attack. Or if he promises to watch more ESPN.

Gawd these guys are amateurs. They are so obviously looking for some worthless agreement to save face that they are embarrassing our entire nation. It’s gonna be a long 3 years, based on the last one.


20 posted on 09/09/2013 4:57:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: markomalley

Note from Mr Kerry to Mr Assad: Especially we want the WMD that have Iraqi markings so we can continue to blame GW for all the mess down there..(wink wink)
Sincerely Catsup man aka horse face
J Kerry
Freegards LEX


21 posted on 09/09/2013 5:14:25 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: cuban leaf
Gawd these guys are amateurs.

0'Kerry are negotiating as Saddam did with the Bush team prior to the Iraq war. Saddam showed total ineptness, lack of timing, and lack of reality. Bush/Cheney/Powell/Rumsfeld/et-al played Saddam like a fiddle.

Now we have 0' and Kerry foundering in every step, with Assad/Putin/Britain and so on...

22 posted on 09/09/2013 5:31:49 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Ann Archy
When did Kerry become our President??? Obama better watch out....Kerry is an UBER USUPER!

I'm glad to know they are drawing more lines in the sand and bypassing Congress, both of which they said they wouldn't do.
23 posted on 09/09/2013 5:32:01 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: IamConservative

24 posted on 09/09/2013 5:49:07 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ThunderSleeps

JFK was probably a pretty good guy but he sure spawned fifty years of Massachusetts mistakes aided and abetted by the adoring US press. Just so I’m not flamed too much for calling him a pretty good guy, I did have the pleasure of voting against him.


25 posted on 09/09/2013 5:49:34 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Truth2012

Whoa! “All of these actors need to exit stage right- and go far away.” What is wrong with this?


26 posted on 09/09/2013 5:53:05 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: markomalley

How about if the Senate and the House say don’t attack. What then?


27 posted on 09/09/2013 5:54:34 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: billhilly

;)


28 posted on 09/09/2013 6:00:57 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: markomalley

Oh my ..piff, what an idiot. Please, someone get the hook, this act is killing us.


29 posted on 09/09/2013 6:01:31 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: markomalley

A better proposal would be to negotiate a deal with the Russian. Make them responsible for securing all material and ensure that their friend Assad does not use them.


30 posted on 09/09/2013 6:05:25 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: markomalley

IMO Vlad Putin brokered this deal.

Give Assad a deadline. Russia will ensure that he hands over a quantity of something resembling chemical weapons. Obama declares victory and crawls back in off the ledge.

IMO this is what Putin approached him about at the G-20.
If it works Vlad will really have him by the shorthairs.


31 posted on 09/09/2013 6:16:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bert

This sounds like an ultimatum—like war talk. OK what if he demands we remove all of our nukes? or if Putin demanded we dismantle our own poison gas? Kerry looks like he’s investing in war. maybe this will all blow over but I fear its going to blow up in our faces. Odds are maybe 20% to 80% it will end with WW III or a limited naval war (30%- 70%) Will NATO support us if Russian ships blow ours out of the water to defend Syria? Will we blow Russian ships out of the water at any threat? Scary times indeed. And we have a fool in the Oval Office.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 6:19:27 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: markomalley
Kerry is constructing a weasle hole for Obama to slither through.


33 posted on 09/09/2013 6:26:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Wonder how one says “stuff it François” in Arabic???

"allu akhbar" covers a range of responses
34 posted on 09/09/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

We will be the aggresor, so the NATO treaty will not apply.


35 posted on 09/09/2013 6:28:18 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: DoodleDawg

then barry has to decide whether or not he has forfeited his War Powers Act “authority” to personally order a unilateral 60 day undeclared war over the top of the Russian Navy parked off the Med coast

what could possibly go wrong?


36 posted on 09/09/2013 6:30:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

All you say is true except such considerations are beyond the capacity of Kerry answering the question of what can Assad do.

He is not quick enough on his feet to make those calculations.


37 posted on 09/09/2013 6:31:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: silverleaf

Indeed it does.


38 posted on 09/09/2013 6:31:49 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: markomalley

Bashir Assad has no doubt learned from Gaddafi what happens when you give up your WMD.s.

Bush kept his deals, Obama can’t be trusted.


39 posted on 09/09/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: elpadre
what an embarrassing time for the USA

We are witnessing the raising of democrat Ass-hattery to levels never seen before.


40 posted on 09/09/2013 6:37:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Truth2012

Remind me to never make you mad.


41 posted on 09/09/2013 6:39:04 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: silverleaf

If we start a war, will the UN need to come here to put us in our place?


42 posted on 09/09/2013 6:39:30 AM PDT by SisterK (how great Thou art)
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To: SisterK

Oh I’m sure our UN ambassador “Foxface” Samantha Powers can deal with the big guys, she can remind them to look beyond minor military aggression to larger shared values like wishing Israel was nuked tomorrow


43 posted on 09/09/2013 6:47:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: silverleaf

I do not rule out US being nuked...Especially since last Tuesday it was well publicized that some nukes CONveniently went missing from Texas.


44 posted on 09/09/2013 7:00:22 AM PDT by SisterK (how great Thou art)
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To: markomalley

If it’s so important that the Saudi’s and Qatar want to fund it...them let them fight. Its not our battle.


45 posted on 09/09/2013 7:04:13 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: listenhillary

Many people pray for Obama to die, so I at least leave room for redemption.
:)


46 posted on 09/09/2013 7:33:35 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Iron Munro

That hole would have been well used by Kerry, Himself.


47 posted on 09/09/2013 9:45:53 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: markomalley
Be sure and look for the labels....


48 posted on 09/09/2013 9:51:05 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: markomalley

It won’t happen, but I’d give a lot to have Assad say, “Sure, here you go, they’re still in their original Iraqi containers.”


49 posted on 09/09/2013 9:51:47 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ErnBatavia

42 seconds. Dang it.


50 posted on 09/09/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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