Russia offers Obama a way to save face on Syria

PutinObama.jpg(Photos thanks to Pamela Geller)

The networks are reporting as of now, however, that Obama is “looking” at this proposal while still moving ahead with plans for a military strike. “Syria positive about giving up chemical weapons,” by Vladimir Isachenkov for the Associated Press, September 9 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

MOSCOW (AP) “” Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, then destroy them to avert a U.S. strike, but did not offer a time frame or any other specifics.

The statement by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem appeared to mark the first official acknowledgement by Damascus that it possesses chemical weapons and reflected what appeared to be an attempt by Syrian President Bashar Assad to avoid the U.S. military attack.

But it remained to be seen whether the statement represented a genuine goodwill gesture by Syria or simply an attempt to buy time.

“Syria welcomes the Russian proposal out of concern for the lives of the Syrian people, the security of our country and because it believes in the wisdom of the Russian leadership that seeks to avert American aggression against our people,” al-Moallem said during a visit to Moscow, where he held talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

However, al-Moallem, would not give any further details in his brief statement and didn’t take any questions from reporters.

Moallem’s statement came a few hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces by surrendering control of “every single bit” of his arsenal to the international community by the end of the week….

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Comments

  1. says

    Of course, this offer should not be taken at face value, but it is dispositive of just how much of a farce all of this has become.

    Barack The Red Line Obama is first and foremost responsible here for this particular exercise in extra risible diplomacy.

  2. says

    It’s a good thing Oburkha is wearing a helmet otherwise if he fell of his bike and banged his head he might start doing crazy things like planning to bomb Syria.

  3. says

    It could have been worse. He usually wears bicycle clips ( so he won’t get his brand new pants all torn ) and stabilizers ( because it’s a brand new bike and he doesn’t want to get the paint scratched )

    He’s happy to throw Syrian Christians to the Al Qaeda wolves though.

  4. says

    Vladimir is one good looking commie hunk! Obama is one timid little man-child with a huge ego, so big that he is willing to risk innocent Syrian lives just to ‘make his strike’! Shame, shame on him! And shame on every American who voted this usurper into the highest office of the land! So, the world watches and laughs at America for tolerating this narcissistic, egotistical, socialist, muslim, wannabe tyrant. Shame on Us!