Let the Europeans Send in NATO troops if someone has to have boots on the ground to go after these Chems.
All this time is taking place. Allowing Assad to get in more shipments of Weapons from Russia. Set his defenses. Already he has things moved up into civilian neighborhoods. That's despite Putin and the Russians denying that they are sending weapons. According to the Kuwaitis' they have it up in their news which if we have any people there they can validate. They are saying that Russians have been moving the S300s into Syria since Aug 21.
The Kuwaiti newspaper al Rai reported Tuesday that Russia recently transferred a number of advanced S-300 missile defense batteries to Syria. The report said since Aug. 21, when hundreds of Syrian civilians were killed in a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime, Russia has accelerated shipments of arms to President Bashar Assad's regime....snip~
Russian President Putin says 5 missile batteries to be sent to Iran - UPI.com
You're going to find more Americans under the GOP tent who have more in common with the Libertarian Party than you will under the Democrat tent, that's for sure. There's no place for individual freedoms under the Democrat tent.
Of all of the diffrent political parties that have a platform, I'm more aligned with the Constitution Party.
But the problem with most political parties they write up a platform every four years and then they ignore it.
So Kerry made a rhetorical statement that not even he believed would ever happen....and then while on the plane trip home he gets a call from Lavrov saying that Putin will be making an announcement soon and by the time he lands Syria has agreed to let the international community monitor their chemical weapons stockpile? That is remarkable.
"...When Kerry was asked if Assad could do anything to avoid an attack, he uttered 20 words that set off a rapid chain of events.
"Sure," he said. "He can turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week."
He raised both arms for emphasis and continued: "Turn it over, all of it, without delay, and allow a full and total accounting for that. But he isn't about to do it, and it can't be done, obviously."
On the flight home, Kerry, now in a faded orange zip-up sweatshirt, spoke on the phone with Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister. Lavrov told Kerry he had heard his comments in London and Russia was getting ready to make an announcement.
By the time Kerry landed in the U.S., Russia had made its proposal to place Syrian chemical weapons out of Assad's control, Syria had welcomed the idea, other nations and the United Nations had embraced it in principle, and some members of Congress were beginning to see a possible way out of the jam. Kerry's staff initially suggested that the secretary's words were merely a rhetorical flourish. But by the end of the day, though expressing deep skepticism, Obama declared the Russian pitch "potentially a significant breakthrough" that could head off U.S. air strikes....."
If Syria gives up control over it's chemical weapons, then Obama won't have to attack. That looks like a winning solution for the US, imo.
Well they (Syria) did file with the UN so now they got 30 more days by UN procedures.
I would agree with you if we don't attack and then stay out of their civil war completely.