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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Not a single person I know in real life is for strikes or invasion of Syria. 0%.
    Is this honestly how you gauge public opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Assad is going to do what Putin wants him to. In exchange for weapons and maybe even boots on the ground.
    You think Russia might supply Assad with troops?

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    I can't imagine any foreign leader having the balls to do this to our previous presidents, not even Carter.

    It is such a gross lack of respect. Can you imagine a U.S. president condescendingly addressing the leader of Russia or China in their home media?

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    How so?
    Assad is going to do what Putin wants him to. In exchange for weapons and maybe even boots on the ground.
    But it still is making sense from the Russian side.
    I think his OP ED is about as close to a real warning of hostilities as you can get.
    And where is the signed agreement that Assad will do any of it?


    I for one, very much believe that Putin wants Assad to turn over his chemical weapons for destruction. And I believe he will work toward that end. Assad cannot have any credibility if he uses them or fails to secure them and the rebels get them and use them again. Putin understands this. The thing is, if the US would just get the **** out of the way, Putin would handle this and keep his ally in line. It is the US's covert activity that has prolonged the war, costing more innocent lives and frustrated president Assad's ability to effectively fight his own war on terror.

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I can't imagine any foreign leader having the balls to do this to our previous presidents, not even Carter.

    It is such a gross lack of respect. Can you imagine a U.S. president condescendingly addressing the leader of Russia or China in their home media?
    What the US did to Russia with regards to Libya was a gross lack of respect. The US hasn't earned Putins respect.

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I for one, very much believe that Putin wants Assad to turn over his chemical weapons for destruction. And I believe he will work toward that end. Assad cannot have any credibility if he uses them or fails to secure them and the rebels get them and use them again. Putin understands this. The thing is, if the US would just get the **** out of the way, Putin would handle this and keep his ally in line. It is the US's covert activity that has prolonged the war, costing more innocent lives and frustrated president Assad's ability to effectively fight his own war on terror.
    What is your idea of "in line"?
    Kill another 100K with conventional weapons or another 1400 with chemical weapons?

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The difference is, Putin has no intentions to disarm anything. He basically just told Obama to meet him in the schoolyard after school, and Obama cowered like the coward he is.

    That Op-ed has to just be burning Obama up inside. It's such a lack of respect from Putin, who sees Obama as nothing but a waterboy.

    I want a link that gives credibility to your clairvoyance that allows you to read Putin's mind. If you cannot provide a link, then consider this post to state categorically that you are full of crap. If you can provide documentation for your ability to read minds, I apologize.

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I want a link that gives credibility to your clairvoyance that allows you to read Putin's mind. If you cannot provide a link, then consider this post to state categorically that you are full of crap. If you can provide documentation for your ability to read minds, I apologize.
    The link is the damn NY Times Op-ed. That shows a tremendous lack of respect of Obama. This was a public flipping-off of Obama, and I'd bet Putin is having a good belly laugh over this today.

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What the US did to Russia with regards to Libya was a gross lack of respect. The US hasn't earned Putins respect.
    There was a time when respect of America was a given. Putin would never have done this to either of the Bushes, Clinton, Reagan, etc. No way.

    Putin doesn't see Obama as a president. He sees him as the valet.

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What is your idea of "in line"?
    Kill another 100K with conventional weapons or another 1400 with chemical weapons?
    Come on Crue, again, IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN that president Assad used chemical weapons on his citizens, and secondly, had the US kept out from the beginning, there wouldn't be 100K dead and the situation would have been over long ago. It is largely the US's fault that it has lasted as long as it has and that there are as many dead as there is.

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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Come on Crue, again, IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN that president Assad used chemical weapons on his citizens, and secondly, had the US kept out from the beginning, there wouldn't be 100K dead and the situation would have been over long ago. It is largely the US's fault that it has lasted as long as it has and that there are as many dead as there is.
    wait a minute. how have we been involved in syria!

    and maybe why the war has lasted so long is because Russia is supplying weapons and ammo to the Assad regime.

    maybe Russia should spend more of its money on helping the Syrian refugees who have been displaced by the civil war, rather then funneling weapons into the country to prolong the conflict.

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