Skip to comments.Syria welcomes Russia's proposal for Damascus to put its chemical weapons under (intl control)..
Posted on 09/09/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT by maggief
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
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Interesting. Now what does our Clown President and his Clown Car administration do?
Well that didn’t take long. Almost like it was scripted ...
Maybe a way out, but only if Kerry keeps his pie hole shut and claim credit.
Obama, Kerry and Clinton (and Rice) couldnt negotiate their way out of a paper bag. They only know failure.
Putin outwits the nitwits...
International control will mean Russia etc
I love the smell of humiliation in the morning.
THAT was in the can before Putin opened his mouth.
It’s really a masterful move, what with POSer all over the tube today.
: o /
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.
International control will mean Russia etc
Here, “Russia etc” is better than “Al Qaida, Obama, 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.
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.
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").
September 09, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
This will be some fun
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obama dares not attack now, unless he’s just stupid.
Putin, yet again, has stolen the Moral high Ground from the Peace Prize President.
Hmmm. Interesting turn of events.
After Hillary speaks? I imagine her handlers are busy re-writing that script.
Agence France-Presse @AFP 9m
BREAKING Syrian foreign minister welcomes Russia’s Syria chemical handover initiative
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
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?
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?
Clearly Russia has moves to play, when Obama has made a feeble, idiotic pawn advance.
The world looks to Putin as a leader. Not the Clown.
I guess Barry can now cancel that bore-a-thon, lie-a-thon tomorrow.
Putin play chess. Obongo plays with crack pipes and Reggie Love.
And solidified his hold on Syria as a permanent client state.
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
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.
Is anyone calling for the rebels to turn over THEIR chemical weapons?
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.
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
Not yet ...
Syrian rebels plan chemical attack on Israel from Assad-controlled territories
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.
You mean a monkey with a hand grenade put the fear in them?
John McCain @SenJohnMcCain 37m
Kerry says #Syria strike would be “unbelievably small” - that is unbelievably unhelpful
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
Give it up, John. You got yourself in the middle of epic fail.
Saudis are not amused ....
Agence France-Presse @AFP 5m
BREAKING: Rebels accuse Assad, Russia of deceit over chemical arms plan
“...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?
What about all the chemicals barry’s al quaida rebels possess?
Bret Baier @BretBaier 4m
Breaking: WH says 14 additional countries have signed a statement supporting international response to #Syria chemical weapons attack
Yay! Vanuatu is with us!