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Syria positive about giving up chemical weapons
AP ^ | 09/09/2013 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

Posted on 09/09/2013 8:01:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise move, Russia promised Monday to push its ally Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.

The announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov came a few hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that Syrian President Bashar Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces by surrendering control of "every single bit" of his arsenal to the international community by the end of the week.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; kerrygaffe; obamasyriaattack; putinsyria; rehash; russia; syria; syriachemicalweapons; wmd
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To: NonValueAdded

Putin’s move also raises the likelihood that the chem weapon attack WAS a false flag op run by the rebels.


51 posted on 09/09/2013 8:30:40 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: SeekAndFind

So if Syria turns over their chemical weapons, does Putin get the Nobel Peace Prize?

He’d certainly have more legitimacy than Obama ever did.


52 posted on 09/09/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: commish

They would never admit it.


53 posted on 09/09/2013 8:32:11 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: maggief
National Journal ‏@nationaljournal 2m

RT @ShaneGoldmacher: "It's dead. Completely dead," Rep. Devin Nunes (R) tells me of Syria vote. He's on intel panel: http://njour.nl/14FNPZc

54 posted on 09/09/2013 8:33:45 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

55 posted on 09/09/2013 8:34:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: don-o

Whoa. Thank you. I will look for confirmation.

How soon until Kerry resigns?


56 posted on 09/09/2013 8:36:24 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
How soon until Kerry resigns?

Right before Obama is frog marched down Penn Ave.

57 posted on 09/09/2013 8:38:15 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: SeekAndFind

the only way this might “work” is if Putin decides to pretend to broker a phoney “face-saving deal” to save O’s ass
... for which there will be a very REAL (and expensive) price for what could only be a fake deal just so O can declare some sort of “foreign policy victory” in his controlled mass media

Russia has some 100,000 +/- citizens in Syria and major economic and military investments there (including its only extra=territorial warm water naval port).
Russia would not consider for even one second actually disarming its host government (especially in light of the fact that its replacement would be Islamic terrorists including some of Russia’s favorite Checkan fighters). And considering that the result would be a Saudi/Qatari pipeline to compete with Russia’s control over the rich European market. That’s the very last thing Russia wants, it would cost Russia billions of rubles. Tens of billions.

Not a chance of a real deal. A phoney PR type deal just to let O off the hook? Possible... but it will cost a fortune.
Putin is provoked and provoked KGB do not go around giving away gifts for free just because they feel good and are such nice compassionate people. Putin is mad that USA threatened Russia’s interests, which are considerable in this instance, and he is mad that O has dragged the world to the edge of WW3.

He will get a high price (for what can only be a fake deal) and the American tax payer will pay for it all.

or something like that.


58 posted on 09/09/2013 8:46:13 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: exit82

I was wondering if that was Putin’s plan. Show how Bush was right and make Obama and the dems look even more wrong, foolish & incompetent.


59 posted on 09/09/2013 9:03:09 AM PDT by LostPassword
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To: COBOL2Java

LOL. I had to do a double take. I thought it was Brady Hoke!


60 posted on 09/09/2013 9:06:21 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: ryan71

d.) They don’t want us to tank the oil price.


61 posted on 09/09/2013 9:09:12 AM PDT by Tenega
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To: SeekAndFind
our own President.

zero is more anti-American than Putin.

62 posted on 09/09/2013 9:15:00 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
It does allow Barry out of the box he put himself in...

Only for a while, since Assad will still manage to repel the rebels and Obama will again have to come up with a reason to offer more support to his terrorist friends.

63 posted on 09/09/2013 9:18:18 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind


A YELLOW LINE IN THE SNOW



"A whole buncha chemical weapons movin' around....."

- Obama



- SOURCE: http://www.AngiesPist.gov/nsa/SamanthaPower/



64 posted on 09/09/2013 9:31:15 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- get your hands off my wallet you damned dirty clown ----- ----- -----)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Syrian opposition can’t use their CWs anymore and blame it on Assad.


65 posted on 09/09/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: SeekAndFind

Honestly, it makes Syria’s life easier all around.


66 posted on 09/09/2013 9:37:21 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very true...Putin is OK but support Romney and your were booted off the site.


67 posted on 09/09/2013 9:38:08 AM PDT by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kerry “reccommends” it then Russia agrees then Syria agrees. Obama was not only given an out, he just avoided war. He will come out the hero. We can’t win with this guy. I don’t think we’re supposed to. Will this be the beginning of a 3 1/2 year peace?


68 posted on 09/09/2013 9:41:13 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SeekAndFind

This might get obama’s * out of the wringer, but there remains his Arab Spring commitment. He, along with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, wants to advance the Mo Bro in the region. Getting off Assad’s case right now doesn’t fit in the plan.


69 posted on 09/09/2013 9:42:08 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: SeekAndFind
How many people here smell a "put your nuclear weapons under international control" move here?

This is global governance at work, with the Syrians acting as foils to establish the precedent to get us to disarm unilaterally.

70 posted on 09/09/2013 9:42:16 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Publius; All

When is the Senate Vote scheduled??


71 posted on 09/09/2013 9:42:35 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: COBOL2Java

RE pic:

I thought that was Bobby Bacala from “The Sopranos”....


72 posted on 09/09/2013 9:45:55 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Question now is, what did the Unites States give up in order for Russia to step in and get Syrias WMD?

Obama had to beg Putin, “do this for me and I owe you big time.”

And Putin probably said, “the Saudi gas pipeline is dead, right?”


73 posted on 09/09/2013 9:49:25 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I must be missing something. All the talk on here is how Putin outsmarted obama. The article says Kerry came up with the idea first. obama will get credit for this.


74 posted on 09/09/2013 9:50:19 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: ryan71

D. Russia doesn’t want to lose it’s Syrian port.
E. Syria /Iran doesn’t want to lose an oil pipeline.


75 posted on 09/09/2013 9:56:25 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t know... Realistically, I don’t think we gave up anything - nor had anything to do with it; I’m getting the impression Mr. Putin saw a chance to stick it to Barry Soetero, stepped in, and STUCK it, but good.

Strengthens HIS hands in the Middle East, helps out his Syrian allies against the Mudslime lunatics, and shows Barry up as the ineffectual buffoon that he is all in one handy dandy economical and painless package.

Putin understands diplomacy - both the handshake kind AND the Gloved Fist kind.

This fool that half our country currently hired as public servant of the US ... not so much.


76 posted on 09/09/2013 9:56:28 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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77 posted on 09/09/2013 9:58:40 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not exactly cheering Putin. The idea has merit. The Russians probably made the weapons so let them de-activate them. We (US) have spent over a decade trying to incinerate our stockpiles of the same stuff. It ain’t easy and the Ruskies deserve their share of cleaning up the mess that they helped make. They know this and that’s why the idea is probably just another scam.


78 posted on 09/09/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: SeekAndFind

Give a few shells to some blue helmets in a warehouse in Damascus.

That’ll keep 0bambi at bay.

LOL!


79 posted on 09/09/2013 10:10:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind
"PEACE IN OUR TIME! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!"


80 posted on 09/09/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: patriot08

Great gif. Thanks.


81 posted on 09/09/2013 10:14:30 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trust but verify. If you can't verify, trust no one but God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well well. Can’t wait to hear the feckless/dangerous administration spin this one. And how will they explain this to their Saudi masters???

We have no leadership; it shows. They are getting slapped all over the international stage. Stupid voters.


82 posted on 09/09/2013 10:15:52 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We can send in Hans Blix to keep Asad honest.


83 posted on 09/09/2013 10:17:38 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: SeekAndFind

In a couple of the months the nightly news will be showing footage of a warehouse with a bunch of guys standing around in lab coats and hardhats, some with “UN” on the side, watching pallets of 55 gallon drums being unloaded off a truck and [presumbably] sent to an incenerator.

Everyone will talk glowingly of how much safer the world is.

Meanwhile back in Syria ...


84 posted on 09/09/2013 10:22:26 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: Raycpa
I thought Kim Jong Il got rid of him....


85 posted on 09/09/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That was no joke! I have a contact inside the IAEA who said that Blix actually played that clip at a conference and said it was true: They only had the ability to write letters expressing their displeasure.


86 posted on 09/09/2013 10:26:11 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If its the UN watching, what could possibly go wrong?


87 posted on 09/09/2013 10:27:48 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Publius

That’s what I’ve been saying. And it doesn’t really matter if Obama chooses to bomb Syria. He will say that he had intel reports saying Syria was going to use gas again. The American press will back him up no matter what. They did for Clinton when he went bombing and Bill wasn’t really black.


88 posted on 09/09/2013 10:34:55 AM PDT by techcor
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To: steve86

Why would ANYONE here be cheering on our own _resident (or pres__ent without ID)?

A little modification to your question.


89 posted on 09/09/2013 10:37:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve agreed with Putin a number of times over the last few years. Way more than Obama.


90 posted on 09/09/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: SeekAndFind

Wasn’t there something about this ‘deal’ in last week’s postings?


91 posted on 09/09/2013 10:59:16 AM PDT by cuspofcommonsense
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To: SeekAndFind

Brilliant move by Putin. He looks like the peacemaker and also comes out tough given his comments as fully supporting the Syrians if the US bombs. Assad has nothing to lose by surrendering the weapons as Russia continues to be his ally and it’s consistent with his position his army didn’t commit the attack. It unfortunately saves face for Obama as you can be sure the press will play this as Obama’s notion borne from the discussions at the G20 with Putin.


92 posted on 09/09/2013 11:00:47 AM PDT by Lent
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To: SeekAndFind

It would be interesting if Syria tied their request for international control of chemical weapons to international assistance defeating the al-Qaeda affiliated rebels.


93 posted on 09/09/2013 11:05:15 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: SeekAndFind
A stockpile of deadly chemical weapons under the control of UN Peacekeepers, what could go wrong?

And when the UN compound is stormed/looted by Al-Qaeda rebels, Obama will blame:
- the International Community for not securing them properly
- Congressional Republicans for not authorizing the original strike he wanted.

94 posted on 09/09/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"I never thought I’d see the day when FReepers would be cheering Putin on over our own President.... but there’s always a first time, I guess."

Yes..pretty sad state of affairs when when the president of communist Russian is more credible than the communist president of the USA.

95 posted on 09/09/2013 11:10:27 AM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Putin is making Zero’s experience as a community organizer really show.


96 posted on 09/09/2013 11:11:37 AM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: 4rcane

That can’t be, he may actually accomplish something. Unlike Obama who got one for accomplishing nothing.


97 posted on 09/09/2013 11:42:42 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s exactly what Assad will do. There’s no way he will give up any of his chemical weapons.


98 posted on 09/09/2013 11:51:54 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Pipelines are easily sabotaged.


99 posted on 09/09/2013 11:58:38 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: exit82
I hope the chemical weapons they secure say “Made in Iraq-2000”

What remained of Saddam's stockpile (that was transferred to Syria) probably came from the United States to use against Iran when Saddam was once a useful tool.

100 posted on 09/09/2013 12:07:10 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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