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“This is not a game”: Kerry rejects Assad’s timeline for WMD compliance at meeting with...
Hot Air ^ | 9/12/2013

Posted on 09/12/2013 4:25:43 PM PDT by markomalley

But … it is a game. That’s the whole point. If the White House takes this disarmament charade seriously at the UN with demands that Assad turn over his arsenal expeditiously and verifiably, it’s going to put Obama right back in the war box the way Ryan Lizza described this morning. Russia’s proposal is attractive to him because it’s a charade, because it can be slow-walked and fudged at the UN while Congress and the American public gradually forget about Syria. To turn this from kabuki into a semi-serious process defeats the purpose.

Granted, Kerry has no choice but to talk tough while people are still paying attention, but it sounds like they mean business on compliance. Which, as I say, means more headaches for O to come, not less.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suggestion Thursday that he begin submitting data on his chemical weapons arsenal one month after signing an international chemical weapons ban.

Speaking at a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry noted that Assad said a 30-day lead time would be standard.

“There is nothing standard about this process,” Kerry said, because Assad has used his chemical weapons.

“The words of the Syrian regime in our judgment are simply not enough.”

Empty rhetoric? Maybe not:

American officials said they were planning a series of early tests to determine if the Russian government, and, more important, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, were serious about accepting international control of Syria’s huge chemical arsenal…

One test of Mr. Assad’s sincerity will be the willingness of Russia and Syria to accept “a rapid beginning to international control” that would preclude the Assad government from gaining access to chemical weapons or using them, said a senior State Department official who was traveling on Mr. Kerry’s plane…

“There are some specific things that we can ask for, and see if they get delivered very quickly, that will give us an early sense of whether there is reality here or not,” said the State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity under department protocols.

If Assad tells them to get lost, then what? O’s surely not going back to Congress; proof that Syria’s disarmament is a sham might win him some extra votes, but he’s in such a deep hole with both Democrats and Republicans that he might still not get to 218. I think the plan, such as it is, is to bomb Assad straightaway if he doesn’t comply, without congressional approval, on the theory that the public will be a little more tolerant of a new war if it looks like Assad and Putin are jerking the UN around. That would also explain the oddly belligerent tone to Obama’s speech on Tuesday night even though, ostensibly, it was all about how we *shouldn’t* attack right now. Maybe he’s concluded that the only way to get back some credibility is to hit Assad anyway, and the UN stuff is just a prelude designed to build a bit of extra moral authority for doing so. The fact that he tried a last resort to diplomacy and it went nowhere because Assad’s a liar will be presented as a game-changing fact by his spin team which requires an immediate response by the commander-in-chief, without waiting for approval from Congress.

Then again, pay attention to what Kerry says at the very end here about how he thinks there’s a way for Assad to disarm even in the middle of a civil war. Er, no, there isn’t, not without either a ceasefire or lots and lots of boots on the ground, neither of which is happening. Either he has some cockamamie plan for handling WMD to offer Assad which he knows won’t work, which means an attack is coming down the road, or he’s going to pretend that the plan is working and then look the other way when it fails, which would mean O’s still intending to play along with this charade. Can’t wait to find out which it is.


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Full title: “This is not a game”: Kerry rejects Assad’s timeline for WMD compliance at meeting with Russian foreign minister

1 posted on 09/12/2013 4:25:43 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

If he thinks it’s not a game, then he’s already lost the game. Because, yes, it is.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 4:27:20 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley
Kerry and Obama sitting in a tree.....

Kerry and Obama stuck on stupid. Since when do negotiations make headlines?

3 posted on 09/12/2013 4:29:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley
This is no game.

This is the State Dept siding with al Qaeda,
... even after they were exposed giving al Qaeda weapons.



4 posted on 09/12/2013 4:29:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: markomalley
Nice work J Effin' Kerry.

I believe the saying is, "Alligator mouth, hummingbird ass."

5 posted on 09/12/2013 4:30:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: markomalley

international control” that would preclude the Assad government from gaining access to chemical weapons

Note to State Dept.
Assad already HAS the chemical weapons.
What sort of cloud cucoo land do these types
live in?

When they start questioning reality you know we are in
trouble.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 4:32:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: markomalley

Time to let it go Johnny. You’ve lost a game that none of us had any interest in playing in the first place.

Now go tell your masters that you can’t keep up your end of the deal.

Good luck.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 4:34:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gen.Blather
...it's not a game?..
8 posted on 09/12/2013 4:34:17 PM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: markomalley
Anyone else notice that Jon Carry has had so much Botox, that the only thing on his face that moves when he talks is his mouth?

My brother nailed it today when he said it reminded him of Clutch Cargo

 photo John-Kerry-016.jpg photo clutchcargo.png

9 posted on 09/12/2013 4:36:13 PM PDT by digger48
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To: markomalley

Hey, Ketchup-boy. You’re not in charge, and it’s YOUE screwup that got us here. . .


10 posted on 09/12/2013 4:36:40 PM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: digger48

OMG LOL!


11 posted on 09/12/2013 4:36:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

I think Kerry ought to send Assad a strongly worded letter.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 4:37:06 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: markomalley

He’s gonna fornicate this up


13 posted on 09/12/2013 4:39:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: digger48

Clutch Cargo...OMG! LOLOL!


14 posted on 09/12/2013 4:39:59 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: digger48

Clutch! That’s funny.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 4:42:12 PM PDT by csvset
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To: markomalley

Syrian President Assad


US president Asshat

16 posted on 09/12/2013 4:42:50 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: markomalley
Kerry vs. ANY World Leader=the USA bringing a knife to a gunfight.

That phony Traitor/treasonous bastard belongs in a jail somewhere, not "representing" the USA in any way, shape, or form (same with his Boss)

17 posted on 09/12/2013 4:44:04 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Gen.Blather

Obama handed control of what he claims is in our nation security interests, over to Syria’s staunches ally and largest weapons supplier: Russia.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 4:47:47 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: markomalley

Pantywaise, lilly-livered democrats trying to be tough? Give me a break! The world knows that the USA elected weaklings who won’t do anything but some drone strikes while claiming political victory.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 4:51:41 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: markomalley

These nitwits don’t want anything to work. Obama has to bomb Syria because he owes his Saudi masters. Remember the ones he bowed to?

He will end up bombing. He will just wait a bit so he can make it appear that negotiations didn’t work and so he can funnel more weapons to AlQae...er the Broth...er to the FSA, according to Elizabeth O’BagfulalBSey.

As to what Congress and US citizens think. Face it, they do not care.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 4:52:40 PM PDT by dforest (UT)
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To: digger48

OMG that is hilarious. I used to watch “Clutch Cargo” when I was a kid. It looked bizarre to me even then.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 4:55:05 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: markomalley

These two, Lurch and Obungo, oughta take their toys and go home, the game is over for them.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 4:59:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: markomalley

“This is not a game” Kerry.
I think the executed Syrian soldier would agree with him.

From drudge:
http://lightbox.time.com/2013/09/12/witness-to-a-syrian-execution-i-saw-a-scene-of-utter-cruelty/?iid=lb-gal-viewagn#1


23 posted on 09/12/2013 5:03:46 PM PDT by BilLies (WHOSE YOUR DADDY, BARAKO?)
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To: markomalley
Full title: “This is not a game”: Kerry rejects Assad’s timeline for WMD compliance at meeting with Russian foreign minister

It actually makes sense when you realize that everything, and I mean everything this Administration does is for political purposes and consumption by low-information voters.

24 posted on 09/12/2013 5:09:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: markomalley

0bama is going to bomb Assad no matter what. Mark it.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 5:14:06 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: mountn man

Assad vs Assho

:-)


26 posted on 09/12/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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To: markomalley

Delay of game penalty on the dumBO team.


27 posted on 09/12/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: digger48

28 posted on 09/12/2013 5:20:13 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: markomalley

The Putin plan is working perfectly.


29 posted on 09/12/2013 5:20:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

0bama is going to bomb Assad no matter what. Mark it.

Agreed.
His Muzzie Bro’hood buddies need the air support.
The French want the Northern Syrian oil rights.
The Saudi’s want the pipeline.


30 posted on 09/12/2013 5:22:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: traditional1
Kerry vs. ANY World Leader=the USA bringing a knife to a gunfight.

A rather dull knife, in fact...

31 posted on 09/12/2013 5:26:31 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: markomalley

His teeth go clickety-clack you know
He’ll waste your time of day, ohhhh
But Mr. Ed .....


32 posted on 09/12/2013 5:30:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: markomalley

It’s not nice to tick off Jenjis John.


33 posted on 09/12/2013 5:57:56 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: markomalley

In the past 4 days Kerry has acted as though he is the POTUS! One of these days Obama will tell him to go pound sand.


34 posted on 09/12/2013 6:55:51 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: markomalley

man, Kerry looked bad at that presser

He’s had so much botox he can’t move his upper lip or his upper face

he kept talking with his lower jaw and flicking out his tongue to touch his upper lip like a reptilian

and this human wrecking ball of vanity is our secretary of state


35 posted on 09/12/2013 7:39:23 PM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: digger48

I should have read your post


36 posted on 09/12/2013 7:39:47 PM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: markomalley

Not sure when it will happen, but when it does, I hope I pick the winning ticket to operate the guillotines.


37 posted on 09/12/2013 8:24:46 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: gotribe

If Kerry is the one being guillotined I would bet there would be a lot of Vietnam Veterans fighting over the ticket to personally behead him.


38 posted on 09/12/2013 8:27:18 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: gotribe

Guillotines from orbit ... it’s the only way to be sure.


39 posted on 09/12/2013 8:28:22 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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