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Syria welcomes Russia's proposal for Damascus to put its chemical weapons under (intl control)..
Reuters ^ | September 9, 2013

Posted on 09/09/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT by maggief

Headline only.

Syria welcomes Russia's proposal for Damascus to put its chemical weapons under international control: Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem by Margarita Noriega (Reuters) 10:41 AM

(Excerpt) Read more at live.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: allstarpanel; hillarysyriaspeech; kerrygaffe; krauthammer; obamasyriaattack; putinsyria; putinsyriacheckmate; russia; syria; syriachemicalweapons; wmds
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1 posted on 09/09/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Interesting. Now what does our Clown President and his Clown Car administration do?


2 posted on 09/09/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: maggief

Well that didn’t take long. Almost like it was scripted ...


3 posted on 09/09/2013 8:46:04 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: maggief

Maybe a way out, but only if Kerry keeps his pie hole shut and claim credit.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT by AU72
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To: hal ogen
Now what does our Clown President and his Clown Car administration do?

Say "Thank you, Uncle Vlad, I am eternally in your debt!" while thanking Allah that he has escaped a humiliating, Presidency-ending House vote.


5 posted on 09/09/2013 8:47:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

Obama, Kerry and Clinton (and Rice) couldnt negotiate their way out of a paper bag. They only know failure.


6 posted on 09/09/2013 8:48:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Steel Wolf

Putin outwits the nitwits...


7 posted on 09/09/2013 8:48:15 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: sickoflibs

International control will mean Russia etc


8 posted on 09/09/2013 8:48:35 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: maggief

I love the smell of humiliation in the morning.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 8:48:58 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: maggief

THAT was in the can before Putin opened his mouth.

It’s really a masterful move, what with POSer all over the tube today.


10 posted on 09/09/2013 8:49:12 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: AU72
Kerry would need to re-clarify his clarified rhetorical comment.

: o /

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/09/state-department-kerrys-remark-on-al-assad-giving-up-weapons-rhetorical/

Lavrov’s comments came the same day Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to endorse a similar course of action.

Assad “could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week,” Kerry said during a news conference with British Foreign Secretary William Hague. “But he isn't about to do it and it can't be done obviously.”

Kerry made the remark in London during the final stop of a trip that also included stops in Lithuania and France with the international response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons dominating the conversation.

But the State Department soon sought to clarify Kerry's comment.

“Secretary Kerry was making a rhetorical argument about the impossibility and unlikelihood of Assad turning over chemical weapons he has denied he used,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

11 posted on 09/09/2013 8:50:21 AM PDT by maggief
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To: GeronL

International control will mean Russia etc

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Here, “Russia etc” is better than “Al Qaida, Obama, etc.”


12 posted on 09/09/2013 8:51:10 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: GeronL
RE :”International control will mean Russia etc

Russia signed the treaty banning their use, Syria did not.

It would be funny if Russia upped Obama

Seems just like yesterday Obama stabbed the Poles in the back on missile defense, to appease Russia. That didnt pay off much.

13 posted on 09/09/2013 8:52:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: maggief
Putin has said right along to Obama.....Stay out of it. It's a civil war.

I'm sure Obama wishes he had thought of it first.

Wonder what the total number of abortions (baby killings) will happen this year in the USA says to our government.

14 posted on 09/09/2013 8:53:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief
"President Jughead's"(TM) reaction to this move will show his real intentions.

Methinks the chem weapons story is bogus, and just an excuse to assist the "Muslim Hoodies"(TM) with air support ("aka Al-Quedia's Air Force").

15 posted on 09/09/2013 8:53:53 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: maggief

September 09, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
Share
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

This will be some fun


16 posted on 09/09/2013 8:54:09 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: maggief

It didn’t take much to snooker us on this one.

If the Chemical Weapons are under international control, then the stability of the existing regime must be maintained, so the security of the Chemical Weapons is maintained. So now the “international” force (AKA Russia) has all the authority it needs to prop up Assad indefinitely.

It sucks that we don’t have anybody on our side who knows how to play this game.


17 posted on 09/09/2013 8:54:20 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: maggief

I’d laugh and enjoy Obama’s utter humiliation with this move if it weren’t for that he is the POTUS and his humiliation reflects on the credibility of the U.S. government.

Nice move, Putin. Checkmate.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Steel Wolf
Well that didn’t take long. Almost like it was scripted ...

Nah. Just another amazing coincidence. Or maybe another trap set and executed with precision on the target: Obama's rapidly sinking reputation. Can it go any lower?

Obama is simply out of his league. Ditto Kerry. They cannot match the chess moves of Putin.

19 posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:20 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: maggief
YES. Take a hike Obama and take your friend Lurch too.

May God forgive you both for using the videos of dying children to further your greedy cause with your Saudi overlords. I don't honestly think it can get much more evil than that, so good luck.

20 posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: maggief

Check-and Mate....

Obama dares not attack now, unless he’s just stupid.

Putin, yet again, has stolen the Moral high Ground from the Peace Prize President.


21 posted on 09/09/2013 8:56:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: maggief

Hmmm. Interesting turn of events.


22 posted on 09/09/2013 8:57:56 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: don-o

After Hillary speaks? I imagine her handlers are busy re-writing that script.

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Agence France-Presse @AFP 9m

BREAKING Syrian foreign minister welcomes Russia’s Syria chemical handover initiative


23 posted on 09/09/2013 8:59:23 AM PDT by maggief
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To: thouworm; penelopesire; crosslink

Checkmate


24 posted on 09/09/2013 9:00:31 AM PDT by maggief
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To: don-o; All

Update from source link:

New comments on Monday from international leaders signaled a possible shift in how chemical weapons in Syria might be handled:

Russia said it will urge Syria to put chemical weapons under international control if that will avert military strikes.

Syria: Syria welcomed Russia’s proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control, but stopped short of saying explicitly that President Bashar al-Assad’s government accepted it.

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday Syria should be encouraged to put its chemical weapons beyond use and under international supervision, and that the proposed chemical weapons handover idea for Syria must not be used as a “distraction tactic.”

Speaking on Monday morning, UN chief Ban Ki-Moon says if chemical weapons were used in Syria, the international community must do something about it, adding that the UN is considering asking the UN Security Council to demand Syria immediately transfer chemical weapons to safe sites in Syria where they can be stored and destroyed.

The UN Security Council suffers from “embarrassing paralysis” on Syria, and must overcome that deadlock, Ki-moon continued.
by Margarita Noriega (Reuters) 11:00 AM


25 posted on 09/09/2013 9:03:47 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I have MSNBC (audio via XM) on and they have not covered this story. By guess they are waiting on word from WH on how to spin it.

Anyone have a guess on how it might be spun?


26 posted on 09/09/2013 9:03:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: maggief
UK Prime Minister David Cameron says chemical weapons handover idea for Syria must not be used as a 'distraction tactic'. A distraction from what? WWIII?
27 posted on 09/09/2013 9:05:19 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (never again: done with the Establishment Republicans forever)
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To: maggief

Wow! What are the odds that Syria would agree to the Russian plan that they surrender their weapons, just as Obama is filming 6 interviews and preparing an Oval Office address arguing for intervention?

Gosh, won’t that kind of undermine Obama’s entire argument?


28 posted on 09/09/2013 9:05:44 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: hal ogen

Clearly Russia has moves to play, when Obama has made a feeble, idiotic pawn advance.


29 posted on 09/09/2013 9:05:45 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: maggief

The world looks to Putin as a leader. Not the Clown.


30 posted on 09/09/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: maggief

I guess Barry can now cancel that bore-a-thon, lie-a-thon tomorrow.


31 posted on 09/09/2013 9:09:53 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: maggief

Putin play chess. Obongo plays with crack pipes and Reggie Love.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 9:11:57 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: tcrlaf
Putin, yet again, has stolen the Moral high Ground from the Peace Prize President.

And solidified his hold on Syria as a permanent client state.

33 posted on 09/09/2013 9:12:01 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: don-o

Danny Kemp @dannyctkemp 6m

UK’s Cameron: ‘If Syria were to put its chem weapons beyond use that wd be a big step fwd & shd be encouraged’ http://u.afp.com/oGv @AFP


34 posted on 09/09/2013 9:15:53 AM PDT by maggief
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To: grobdriver
I guess Barry can now cancel that bore-a-thon, lie-a-thon tomorrow.

Are you kidding?!? How Obama can go on TV and declare Victory!

He can point to this as achieving our goals, so he can back away from intervention.

The fact that it cements Syria into the Russian orbit will be conveniently overlooked by the compliant media. This is just the way out they have been looking for. It isn't a humiliating defeat for the United States until the MFM says it's a humiliating defeat for the United States.

35 posted on 09/09/2013 9:16:08 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: maggief

Is anyone calling for the rebels to turn over THEIR chemical weapons?


36 posted on 09/09/2013 9:17:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: don-o
"Anyone have a guess on how it might be spun?"

They will try to claim credit, saying it was Obama's behind-the-scenes diplomacy that led to the solution.

The drive-bys will buy it.

37 posted on 09/09/2013 9:18:59 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: maggief
Kirit Radia ‏@KiritRadia_ABC 14m

The idea to move #Syria's CW to intl ctl is moving fast. Did it all start w Kerry's off-hand remark which @statedept tried to walk back? Wow

38 posted on 09/09/2013 9:19:14 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not yet ...

http://rt.com/news/syria-crisis-live-updates-047/

Breaking news

Syrian rebels plan chemical attack on Israel from Assad-controlled territories


39 posted on 09/09/2013 9:19:18 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Obama’s gonna pile on more demands, until he gets to the point that Assad can’t accept any more, and then Obama’s gonna used that final sticking point as his excuse to bomb. Note that this is the approach he should be using with Iran’s nuclear program, but he’s using it with respect to Syria, instead. Obama refuses to attack a genuine danger to American interests in Iran, but insists on creating a new danger to those interests in Syria. And the sad thing is - big segments of the GOP aren’t just along for the ride; they are cheerleading Obama’s policies.


40 posted on 09/09/2013 9:19:41 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: eCSMaster
They will try to claim credit, saying it was Obama's behind-the-scenes diplomacy that led to the solution.

You mean a monkey with a hand grenade put the fear in them?

41 posted on 09/09/2013 9:20:56 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Zhang Fei

John McCain @SenJohnMcCain 37m

Kerry says #Syria strike would be “unbelievably small” - that is unbelievably unhelpful


42 posted on 09/09/2013 9:22:34 AM PDT by maggief
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To: MarMema

Totally agree.


43 posted on 09/09/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: maggief

http://www.breakingnews.com/

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem didn’t give further details, didn’t take questions after welcoming Russia’s proposal to give up chemical weapons - @AP

11 mins ago from bigstory.ap.org by editor


44 posted on 09/09/2013 9:24:53 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Give it up, John. You got yourself in the middle of epic fail.


45 posted on 09/09/2013 9:26:59 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Saudis are not amused ....

Agence France-Presse @AFP 5m

BREAKING: Rebels accuse Assad, Russia of deceit over chemical arms plan


46 posted on 09/09/2013 9:29:32 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“...while thanking Allah that he has escaped a humiliating, Presidency-ending House vote. ...”

Gee... and I was SO looking forward to seeing him eating crow.

Mr. Teflon strikes again?


47 posted on 09/09/2013 9:30:49 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: maggief

What about all the chemicals barry’s al quaida rebels possess?


48 posted on 09/09/2013 9:33:06 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: maggief
Here's meaningless twaddle.....

Bret Baier ‏@BretBaier 4m

Breaking: WH says 14 additional countries have signed a statement supporting international response to #Syria chemical weapons attack

49 posted on 09/09/2013 9:34:24 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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WH says 14 additional countries have signed a statement supporting international response to #Syria chemical weapons attack

Yay! Vanuatu is with us!

50 posted on 09/09/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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