Skip to comments.Syria positive about giving up chemical weapons
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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Putin’s move also raises the likelihood that the chem weapon attack WAS a false flag op run by the rebels.
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.
They would never admit it.
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Whoa. Thank you. I will look for confirmation.
How soon until Kerry resigns?
Right before Obama is frog marched down Penn Ave.
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.
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.
LOL. I had to do a double take. I thought it was Brady Hoke!
d.) They don’t want us to tank the oil price.
zero is more anti-American than Putin.
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.
The Syrian opposition can’t use their CWs anymore and blame it on Assad.
Honestly, it makes Syria’s life easier all around.
Very true...Putin is OK but support Romney and your were booted off the site.
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?
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.
This is global governance at work, with the Syrians acting as foils to establish the precedent to get us to disarm unilaterally.
When is the Senate Vote scheduled??
I thought that was Bobby Bacala from “The Sopranos”....
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?”
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.
D. Russia doesn’t want to lose it’s Syrian port.
E. Syria /Iran doesn’t want to lose an oil pipeline.
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.
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.
Give a few shells to some blue helmets in a warehouse in Damascus.
That’ll keep 0bambi at bay.
Great gif. Thanks.
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.
We can send in Hans Blix to keep Asad honest.
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 ...
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.
If its the UN watching, what could possibly go wrong?
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.
I’ve agreed with Putin a number of times over the last few years. Way more than Obama.
Wasn’t there something about this ‘deal’ in last week’s postings?
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.
It would be interesting if Syria tied their request for international control of chemical weapons to international assistance defeating the al-Qaeda affiliated rebels.
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.
Yes..pretty sad state of affairs when when the president of communist Russian is more credible than the communist president of the USA.
Putin is making Zero’s experience as a community organizer really show.
That can’t be, he may actually accomplish something. Unlike Obama who got one for accomplishing nothing.
That’s exactly what Assad will do. There’s no way he will give up any of his chemical weapons.
Pipelines are easily sabotaged.
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.