Syria accepts Russian proposal

| September 10, 2013

While John Kerry and Chuck Hagel are making their case for military action against Syria, Syria has accepted the Russian proposal that they turn over control of their chemical weapons to the international community, says Fox News;

Syria’s foreign minister said Tuesday that President Bashar Assad has accepted a Russian proposal to turn over control of Syria’s chemical weapons, potentially opening the door to defusing a stand-off with the United States as President Obama indicates he’s willing to give the “diplomatic track” a try.

According to the Associated Press, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with the Russian Parliament speaker that his government’s officials quickly agreed to the Russian initiative to “derail the U.S. aggression.”

But according to broadcast news, the President intends to continue to make his case for military action to the country tonight. I watched a little of John Kerry’s statement to Congress this morning and he told us that the US has a “huge” national interest in attacking Syria, that being the containment of chemical weapons. It looks like that has already been accomplish since the only chemical weapons that have been used are entirely with the borders of Syria.

Chuck Hagel told Congress that we have to use military force to insure the credibility of US military force – says the same guy who called the ‘surge” in Iraq a failure before it began. The same guy who said that our war against terrorism was our “greatest military blunder”.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, Terror War

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  1. rb325th says:

    “Amateurs R US” in DC just got played like a cheap fiddle by Putin and Assad.

  2. Green Thumb says:

    What happens if they are used (by Assad) after the Russians supposedly say they are gone?

    So if Assad did not use them, then the rebels did? And the Russians are credible how?

    Not taking a side here, but Obummer and Co have really screwed the pooch on this one.

  3. PintoNag says:

    You know the world has turned upside down when the American people have a former KGB agent to thank for keeping their anatomy out of a wringer.

  4. Combat Historian says:

    Calling this “Amateurs’ Hour” would be an insult to amateurs everywhere…

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Okay, let’s crank it up. If the standard by which we strike a sovereign nation is now whether that nation possesses chemical weapons, we are going to get busy. Or how about we set the standard at warring with countries that have ever used chemical weapons. Uh-oh. That’s a problem. Okay, how about if the standard is set at ALL countries whose name begins with S, ends in A, is located in Western Asia, and who are suspected of having used chemical weapons within their own borders, against their own people, say, within the past 30 days? Yeah. That will work. That’s our standard!

  6. Twist says:

    I was going through the comments section over at Yahoo news and the Liberals are already claiming that this was Obama’s plan all along.

  7. NavCWORet says:

    He’d have to have had a plan first.

  8. rb325th says:

    Wondering what countries in the EU would do with their own deserters?
    If they keep him, he is their problem and will likely live of their welfare system the rest of his miserable and pathetic life.

  9. rb325th says:

    Damn, wrong topic above… hate when that happens.

  10. OWB says:

    Looks like everyone will be a winner here! Assad gets to rid himself of some highly unstable WMD. (How much of the oldest stuff is now terribly dangerous due to it’s having been moved so many times into and out of questionable storage?) Putin gets to look like the greatest diplomat in the history of the world. Obumbles gets to save face, and will likely volunteer to take possession of the nasty stuff.

    Oh, goody. Then WE get to figure out what to do with it. Maybe he will just give it to that decimated bunch of terrorists and let them play with it.

  11. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Yeah, it was pure genius, Twist. He was so good at fooling everyone that he even fooled himself. Unbelievable, isn’t it? I want to know where the true brains behind the genius has been during this fiasco. That’s right, I’m talking about Joe “Shotgun” Biden. Anyone seen Joey?

  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    OWB: Don’t overlook the fact that the rebels will be slain the old-fashioned way now. I’m sure they couldn’t be happier–and I couldn’t be more pleased for them. I mean, if I’m Assad, I am going to kick some serious ass when this dog and pony show is over.

  13. KenW says:

    @5, I’m guessing Sri Lanka will not like that standard..(although I suppose they’re not technically in Western Asia, or are they?)

  14. TMB says:

    Thanks Chuck. You’re publicly pushing for us to murder innocent civilians just to save face? What do Obama’s diplomatic blunders have to do with “military credibility?”

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    Here’s the latest ‘breaking news’ item, from You KNOW Who:

    I know that Ms. Pelosi is a botox addict. I mean, she speaks as though her jaws were wired shut. But I think that stuff has ossified her brain now, because she actually thinks – nay, BELIEVES — that Bodaprez had a hand in any of the diplomatic solutions to Syria and chem warfare.

  16. TMB says:

    @16 The White House spin machine will be working overtime for the next couple weeks to fight the fact that Mr. KGB just out-diplomacied our kindler, gentler president and made him look like a reckless child. Kerry’s foot-in-mouth comments may have just saved us from a bad war and should this proposal work Russia will be running victory laps around us for the next month.

  17. OWB says:

    AC: The dog and pony show will end just in time to make any serious discussion of the budget or paying for the ACA moot. (When do the Congress critters break for the holidays? Before Thanksgiving?) As long as the ACA is fully implemented 1 Jan, any distraction between now and then will do.

  18. Flagwaver says:

    As I said, I cannot wait for the first public view of the ChemWeaps… the faded Iraqi markings blazing on the sides. Just as one more little javelin into the leg of the left.

  19. A Proud Infidel says:

    Putin handed B. Hussein 0bama’s ass to him on a platter, and the rest of the World laughs at him once again,

  20. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Fox News has nailed it. In just 24 hours, their page says, Russia has seized the role of peacemaker, Assad has accepted the weapons proposal, Congress is retreating from a Syria vote, and Putin is telling US to back off. They ask, “What does he say now?” How about, “Tell them I’m not feeling well…no…I’m in the war room making war council…no…I’m on a secret mission. Yes! That’s it. Tell the dopes–er, the American people, that I’m reportedly on a secret mission.”

  21. Twist says:

    Flagwaver, They will pretend it didn’t happen and then change the subject.

  22. Roger in Republic says:

    Contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, I will not be attempting to set the Guinness record for holding my breath until the Syrians live up to any agreement on giving up their WMD’s.

  23. NHSparky says:


    Are those the “chemical weapons” the world (including the left) said were in Iraq, but then said they weren’t?

    Again, Bush took 18 months and was accused of a rush to war, but they take a couple of weeks and get pissed that nobody’s drinking the KoolAid yet?


  24. OWB says:

    That’s pretty much it, Sparky. (And they accuse US of not understanding their totally nuanced approach to things.)

  25. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, gee, if bodaprez does go ahead with his missile strike, the Syrians ain’t gonna play the game. They won’t hand over NUTTIN’.

    “The Russian leader complicated a proposal for Syria to turn over its weapons by saying it can only work if the US takes the threat of military strikes off the table.”

    So — why do we need a vote on any of it?

    Oh1 I forgot — we have to vote because whatshisface said so.

    Yes, the decision to start a war or not is now a popularity contest.

    And what if whosiewhatsis loses?

  26. PintoNag says:

    @26 From the article at your link:

    “Nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of a hanging.” –John Kerry.


  27. Ex-PH2 says:

    @27 – You got that right!

    I am more and more astonished by the incredible stupidity coming out of the Oval Office. Now, bodaprez is ‘considering’ the Russian plan but will also pursue the use of force. I kid you not.

    I may even watch this speech tonight, just to see how far this nitwit intends to go toward starting his very own war.

    Or I may wait for the summary. Whatever. I’ll have a glass of wine with me to soften the blow.

  28. UpNorth says:

    @12. I think that sKerry has taken the place of the idjit chile Joey.

  29. A Proud Infidel says:

    B. Hussein 0bama probably took one look at his teleprompter and went golfing as soon as he saw it was as blank as he is!!

  30. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @29. I’m starting to worry about Joey. I hope he has his Boy Scout flashlight in hand, that his leather helmet is strapped on tightly, and that he hasn’t lost the name tag that was tied with string to his shirt button. By the way, I was going to watch Baracka tonight but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’ll do what I always do when he speechifies: read the transcript of his lies the next day. I like myself too much to listen to him or watch him. Plus, my TV is fairly new and I wouldn’t want to kick it in just yet.

  31. Ex-PH2 says:

    I am trying to watch The Speech. Every other sentence is either an outright lie or a close relative.

    I just can’t do this. I can’t sit there and watch that lying fuck pretend he’s been doing anything besides play golf and take expensive vacations. He said he’s been against war from the start with Syria. That is a bald-faced lie.

    I do not understand how ANYONE with even a tenuous hold on reality can swallow that bullshit.