Skip to comments.Diplomacy of Dunces:Kerry-Obama mastered art of carrying a big mouth & getting hit with a hard stick
Posted on 09/16/2013 5:25:35 AM PDT by bestintxas
The U.S.-Russian agreement, which is supposed to result in the seizure and disposition of Syrias chemical weapons, is the crowning achievement of President Obamas and Secretary of State Kerrys diplomacy. Their achievements are threefold.
First, they have given New York Times op-ed contributor Vladimir Putin everything he wanted and obtained precisely nothing in return. Second, they have smoke screened public attention from the fact that the whole crisis on Syrian chemical weapons was manufactured from Obamas cavalier comment that created the so-called red line. Theyre now praying that people forget that the new agreement removes the threat of American use of military force against Assad and replaces it with the prospect of more UN resolutions placing sanctions on Syria. Third, they have left Americas diplomacy in complete shambles to a degree unseen since the Iranians held American embassy personnel hostage in 1979-80.
If American diplomatic incompetence were a bespoke suit, Russian President Putin would be modeling it for the media in the same manner hes displaying the new agreement on Syria announced on Saturday. It was tailored for him by Obama and Kerry.
Last Tuesday, President Obama planned to address the nation on the urgent need to strike Syria. But his plans had to change radically when, on the weekend before the speech, Putin announced a possible deal on Syrian chemical weapons to ensure theyd be taken over by Russia. But the kicker was that America had to renounce the use of military force on Syria before Putins deal would be valid.
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Obama and Kerry are inept. They never analyzed just why the Russians support Assad. The Russians do not want Syria to be ruled by al Qaeda dominated jihadists. Syria is close to Russia’s southern border where political Islamists are causing mayhem. It will only get worse if they have a secure base in Syria. Putin inherently understands the lessons of the Boston marathon bombing better than Obama.
Anybody notice that the Eurasian Union is picking up members?
Putin is rebuilding country by country —Armenia just was joined
turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have not been heard from yet.
They will decide te outcome
JF'ing Kerry's only talent is marrying rich widows.
Jean Francois Kerry, vainglorious buffoon. (hat tip to Mark Steyn)
Quarantine islam. Make the best of a bad situation.