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reply to post by NotAnAspie
I don't know why they are thinking he's stalling. Good point you make. Maybe they don't trust he cares about an attack or wouldn't want to go out with a bang? They naturally don't trust so would also like to hear their justification for thinking Assad is stalling.
reply to post by xuenchen
If this is all about a pipeline- then someone has some 'splanin to do.
The NBC host asked, "Would you act without Congress? The answer could be yes, no, or I haven't decided."
"I think it's fair to say that I haven't decided. I am taking this vote in Congress and what the American people are saying very seriously. Because if you ask somebody, you know, I read polls like everybody else. And if you ask somebody, if you ask Michelle do we want to be involved in another war, the answer is no."
Russia is the largest oil producer in the world, producing an average of 9.93 million barrels (1,579,000 m3) of oil per day in 2009 for a total of 494.2 million tons. It produces 12% of the world's oil and has a same share in global oil exports.
Petroleum industry in Russia
I’m not advocating a strike on Syria (quite the opposite) but to act as though somehow RUSSIA has the international community’s best interest at heart is a bit naïve. I’m not ready to organize a parade or nominate Putin for a Noble Peace Prize just yet.
First Assad denied having chemical weapons. Chemical weapons were used. Then he denied using them. Now he has chemical weapons after they have been used, and is willing to hand them over.