Skip to comments.Syria: If Bashar al-Assad hands over chemical weapons we will not attack, says John Kerry
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."
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When did Kerry become our President??? Obama better watch out....Kerry is an UBER USUPER!
Wonder how one says “stuff it François” in Arabic???
افعل ما بدا لك فرانسوا
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?
meanwhile....you’re still free to kill each other.
He better be careful. Assad might ask him to turn over his Vietnam medals and his DD-214 first. LOL
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.
what an embarrassing time for the USA
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.
Roger that. LOL!!!
Turning over weapons is thus a plea deal. no punishment for the previous crime?
Kerry did not think about his reply to the question.
I think if Kerry said that he would give him a big hug and a kiss, he would get better results.
If Bashar al-Assad hands over chemical weapons we will not attack, says John Kerry
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.
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
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...
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.
Whoa! “All of these actors need to exit stage right- and go far away.” What is wrong with this?
How about if the Senate and the House say don’t attack. What then?
Oh my ..piff, what an idiot. Please, someone get the hook, this act is killing us.
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.
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.
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.
We will be the aggresor, so the NATO treaty will not apply.
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?
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.
Indeed it does.
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.
We are witnessing the raising of democrat Ass-hattery to levels never seen before.
Remind me to never make you mad.
If we start a war, will the UN need to come here to put us in our place?
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
I do not rule out US being nuked...Especially since last Tuesday it was well publicized that some nukes CONveniently went missing from Texas.
If it’s so important that the Saudi’s and Qatar want to fund it...them let them fight. Its not our battle.
Many people pray for Obama to die, so I at least leave room for redemption.
That hole would have been well used by Kerry, Himself.
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.”
42 seconds. Dang it.