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.
YEP...there it is...and they said over the week-end they had a diplomatic plan they would present Monday.
Checkmate is right....who would have ever believed Putin would be the Leader in Diplomatic Solutions!
Assad trusts Russia far and above the US....relationships matter to Assad...he has time and again said it’s basically the ‘bullying approach’ of the US that continually gets in the way of diplomatic solutions....and Obama has continually done just that.
Now the ball is in Obamas court....how to save face will be foremost....as it has been all along.