Then you would loose your bet. Putin IS genuinely concerned and clearly wishes to defuse the tinder box we have. Along with China they have repeatedly warned that a US attack on Syria will explode into the entire region and are desperate to avoid that. And what is this **** about respect you keep talking. 10-12 days ago their was a joint US/Israeli missile test in the eastern Med. because both countries failed to follow protocol and inform other nations of the drill, Russia went to full alert before the US Navy shot the missiles down. It had appeared that missiles were headed for Syria. Do you see any lack of respect there? Perfectly fine for the US to punk Putin in some people's minds.
Gawd, Obama and Kerry really got clobbered in the political arena with this one. Putin put lotsa egg all over both their silly faces.
The idjits walked right into the trap with their BS claims about 'certain knowledge' of just who let the gas out.
Can't help but laugh at the hapless fools, and congratulations to Putin for a major victory in diplomacy.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman