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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes, every leader that agrees to give up their WMd's ends up stronger as a result. Just look at how well it worked out for Saddam.
    Did Obama change his mind again and decide to invade Syria? No? Um, does Assad still have his chemical weapons? Is Assad under threat of US attack? Whats the rebels think about an American President breaking his word on attacking Assad?

    yep. Assad and the Russians came out on top.
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    Re: Putin uses NYT Op-Ed to warn US against Syria strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    MOSCOW, September 12 (RIA Novosti) - A potential US strike on Syria is fraught with dangerous consequences, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned in an op-ed he wrote for the New York Times.
    Washington is currently contemplating a strike on Syria as retaliation for a deadly August 21 chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb, which it has attributed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Official Damascus has blamed the attack on rebel forces, and Russia has tentatively backed its long-time ally, while calling for further investigation.
    "Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies," Putin said in the op-ed, entitled "A Plea for Caution from Russia," which was posted on the US newspaper's website Wednesday.



    Putin Uses NYT Op-Ed to Warn US Against Syria Strike | Politics | RIA Novosti
    It's an interesting choice of venue. Apparently he thinks that Obama's base is highly susceptible to Russian messaging. I wonder where he could have picked up that idea.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Exactly. This is about Putin's "shiny image" of a concerned caregiver over issues escalating in the area. Basically it is about squashing Russian BS propaganda that has influenced so well some of DP members here! (Yeah I am looking at you Monte!!)

    Whether US should attack Syria or not is a different issue!
    Not according to Obama, who put his Syria attack (mini-war?) on further hold based on "the Putin factor", which I suspect is really the "Obama can't get congress on board factor".
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Okay, and whose side are you on then?
    I'm on the side of the entire civilian population in the ME.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    No, these are interest fields. Where is your position in it that matters?
    I don't understand your question.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Except that Assad is the terror? He shot his civilians, schoolchildren and their weeping parents?

    You have faith in Putin I see? His speech got to you did it not?
    First off. Your Assad claim is unsubstantiated. Secondly, I've been listening to president Putin since the beginning of the Syrian crisis and he has credibility.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Did it not occurred to you by now that perhaps Obama is certain that Assad did it but cannot use the sources to back up his claims because the sources work for Assad's inner circle?!?!?!
    And you know that how?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Sure, he probably should have Obama's Nobel peace prize too!
    At this point he would be more deserving.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Well it has not fallen here. Where are these "many of you" at?
    You don't read much op-ed in American publications, that I understand, but there are people expressing similar opinions right here on this board.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    So you know that there is covert work. Why is it difficult to believe that Assad's inner circle had been compromised by this covert work then? The President Obama knows something about chems and pins it on Assad for some so sure for such reasons perhaps?

    If Obama tells why he is so certain you can be rest assured what would happen to Assad's inner circle convert! I can tell you this much though: Your beloved and concerned Putin (Amazing what media would have you believe) will not shelter the one like he did to Snowden, nor would he spread flowers on a shiny red carpet for the one within Assad's circle to jolly walk in slow motion low gravity moves neither!
    I have no idea what that gibberish meant.

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