Russia snaps up Kerry's proposal for Syria to turn over arms

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  1. Row6

    Row6 New Member

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    Well see if Syria will get on board, but wouldn't that be grand? From the NYT's:

    "...Asked at a news conference in London if there were steps the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, could take to avoid an American-led attack, Mr. Kerry said, “Sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow the full and total accounting.” He immediately dismissed the possibility that Mr. Assad would or could comply, saying, “But he isn’t about to do it, and it can’t be done.”

    However, in Moscow, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, who was meeting with Syria’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, said in response that Russia would join any effort to put Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international control and ultimately destroy them.

    Mr. Lavrov appeared at a previously unscheduled briefing only hours after Mr. Kerry made his statement in London, taking Mr. Kerry’s comments as a way to suggest a possible compromise.

    “We don’t know whether Syria will agree with this, but if the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in the country will prevent attacks, then we will immediately begin work with Damascus,” Mr. Lavrov said at the Foreign Ministry. “And we call on the Syrian leadership to not only agree to setting the chemical weapons storage sites under international control, but also to their subsequent destruction.”

    (Syria's) Mr. Moallem said later in a statement that his government welcomed the Russian proposal, Russia’s Interfax News Agency reported, in what appeared to be the first acknowledgment by the Syrian government that it even possessed chemical weapons. The Syrian government has historically neither confirmed nor denied possessing such weapons.."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/w...ould-hand-over-all-chemical-arms.html?hp&_r=0
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    Crossing my fingers........
  3. Row6

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    Noteworthy for being the 1st time Syria has even admitted to possessing chemical weapons, though that may have been a slip of the tongue soon to be buried in explanations.
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    Hopefully this works.
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    Wouldn't this be the civilized world's proposal?
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    I hope it works out. Gosh knows Obama's looking for a way out and I'm glad he is.

    Can we(we the people) confirm yet that Assad's regime used the Sarin or is that up for debate still?
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    gatorchamps0607 Always Rasta

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    All Russia and China is asking of us is to wait for the UN, I believe. Seems like we could at least do that to avoid a war, assuming this proposal is ignored.
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    I hope it works. Lord knows I don't want to deploy to that hell hole in MOPP 4.
  13. Row6

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    UK's Cameron says their labs show it was Sarin as does one of the UN inspectors - report not completed - and Kerry.
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    Maybe Obama will give them another "red line" to comply. Say maybe the second Tuesday of next week?
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    That mean old Putin just answered Barry's prayer. This will now be negotiated into oblivion and Obama can put his red line back in the red line box.
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    Me too.
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    She is looking out for the interests of the warfare state. Either out of conviction, like bloodthirsty John McCain, or more likely, in a majority of cases, because it can be bad for one's career and well-being to oppose the warfare state when you are in a position to support it. If you don't want to support it, you better get out of that position and find some other line of work. Few are willing to do that and give up their power and perks. So the beast must be fed and they feed it.
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    It's a good thing McCain isn't our POTUS then. :whistle:

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