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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Hmmm.... I have two questions on this. Was he speaking as personal analysis or was he speaking as the position of the Russian Federation? The difference is another Libya vs. full regional and perhaps world war.
Second...Is Putin blinking on this? If so, where is the line or is there one? I don't know what to make of it if Russia and China actually do allow the West to roll over Syria and then Iran without more than some backhanded support under the table. There are no lines past Iran and the next step is their own borders. They have to know that....? I don't see the U.S. stopping of it's own accord anymore. At one time I couldn't see it going on like this at all...but now? I don't see it ending.
"I believe that the Russians have woken up and are sensing that they have implicated themselves with this regime, but they don't know how to get out," al-Khatib told Reuters. He held them "particularly responsible" for helping Assad with arms but said Moscow need not "lose everything" in Syria if it changed tack.