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anyone who believes that they don't want to launch attacks on Syria still is delusional.
I notice you never said, "If Obama does the right thing...". Too big of a leap even for his staunch supporters?
Looks like the U.S. push for war has paid off. Russia has convinced Assad to agree to turn over chemical weapons.
Obama seizes the moment to put calls for military action on hold.
President Obama, in a national address originally intended to rally the country behind a strike on Syria, instead used the moment to announce he was hitting pause on military action in order to let negotiations over a Russia-backed plan run their course.
“This initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force,” Obama said Tuesday night.
This is a major victory for Obama, and Putin. They get to claim credit for making a difference, without ever having to put boots on the ground.
But wait for it, soon the anti-Obama crowd with be claiming about how Obama should have invaded Syria, and calling him a wimp.
edit on 10-9-2013 by poet1b because: typo
reply to post by sonnny1
Good on you to bring this up.
Feel free to visist my thread about this topic: Out of Sight, Out of Mind.
It's about a HTML5 visualization that lists all victims of every known drone strike in Pakistan since 2004 (and it is clearly visible that the strikes increased appreciably after Obama took office).
Less than 2% of the victims are high-profile targets. The rest are civilians, children and "alleged combatants".
Most of the world will applaud this tact by the Obama admin.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. military strike by surrendering all his chemical weapons within a week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, but immediately made clear he was not making a serious offer. ..............
Kerry: Syrian surrender of chemical arms could stop U.S. attack
DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia, are working on a proposal for a power transition that would head off a retaliatory U.S. military strike, Haaretz reports.
The Israeli newspaper said Arab and Iranian media had reported Iranian Parliamentary Committee Chairman Ala al-Din Boroujerdi and Syrian officials had discussed the proposal in recent days and that Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem was expected to go over it with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet Monday.
Haaretz said details of the proposal were unknown but allegedly would call for civil war-torn Syria to embark on a democratic transfer of power in stages.
Haaretz reported Putin and al-Muallem also are expected to discuss another proposal in which Syria would transfer its chemical weapons to Russia or another country. U.S.
Iran, Russia, Syria said working on proposal to head off U.S. strike
reply to post by Tinkerpeach
Or you can say, horrible atrocities going on in Syria, but nobody wants to wade into the mess.
Evidence of chemical weapons usage, so somebody had to do something.
Obama stood up and rattled the sabers, called for an attack on Syria, sent in the Navy, even though he knew his supporters would not be for an invasion, and those who hate him would be spraying all over themselves announcing him as the anti-Christ, which they did.
That is showing some political cajones.
Russia backs down, offers a deal, and Obama comes out looking the diplomat.
reply to post by sonnny1
The possibility of the U.S. military attacking Syria has been averted for the time being.
This is victory for those of us who truly support peace.
Those who claim they want peace, but really want the other thing, of course will bellyache, that all the problems of the world haven't been solved yet.
There has always been war in the Middle East. The region does not know peace.
I am happy that U.S. troops will probably not be going into another region in the Middle East.
Why aren't you?