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    Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    President Obama must promise not to arm rebel forces or Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will not hand over his chemical weapons, the embattled leader told a Russian state media outlet today while demanding that Israel also surrender its nuclear arsenal.

    “When we see that the U.S. genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria," Assad told RIA News.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/assad-...rticle/2535700

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    President Obama must promise not to arm rebel forces or Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will not hand over his chemical weapons, the embattled leader told a Russian state media outlet today while demanding that Israel also surrender its nuclear arsenal.

    “When we see that the U.S. genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria," Assad told RIA News.
    Screw this guy. Just let the cruise missiles fly.

    Talk like this suggests the disarmament plan is nothing but a play for time.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Screw this guy. Just let the cruise missiles fly.

    Talk like this suggests the disarmament plan is nothing but a play for time.

    The terrorists cannot continue to be armed by the US if they wish for peace in Syria.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The terrorists cannot continue to be armed by the US if they wish for peace in Syria.
    Therefore, it's best to just let Assad's forces kill people left and right without resistance?
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Therefore, it's best to just let Assad's forces kill people left and right without resistance?
    This is a no win situation for the US. If we help the rebels, we risk the extremists coming in. We should just mind our own business for once.
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    Obama has messed this up to the Nth degree. There is no way the US can extricate itself from this situation without looking weak or militant. When it comes to this situation, I regret voting for him. History will remember him as the great appeaser of the 21st century.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Imagine the leader of that worthless country giving orders to the President of the United States.

    The overriding theme behind all of this byplay is how silly and childlike Obama looks on an international stage with adults that are ridiculing him.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Still trying to tie Obama's hands. You guys in the GOP just won't quit helping America's enemies.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Therefore, it's best to just let Assad's forces kill people left and right without resistance?

    The US could have helped with that problem 2-1/2 years ago, its late now. Best thing is to stop arming the terrorists. I thought we were fighting a war on terror. Assad is now fighting his own war on terror, and the US is interfering. So, pass this one to Putin, let him deal with it. I love how people stand on that moral ground of we have to help the civilians by wishing to arm terrorists who are killing civilians.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    President Obama must promise not to arm rebel forces or Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will not hand over his chemical weapons, the embattled leader told a Russian state media outlet today while demanding that Israel also surrender its nuclear arsenal.

    “When we see that the U.S. genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria," Assad told RIA News.

    This is exactly what I expected; especially the demand of Israel. That came from Iran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Screw this guy. Just let the cruise missiles fly.

    Talk like this suggests the disarmament plan is nothing but a play for time.
    You may be correct. This is getting out of hand and it will only get worse, since Russia and Iran are on the side of Assad not for his benefit, but for theirs.

    Assad could have been an ally of the US. Getting rid of him will create a power vacuum that Iran and Al Qaeda will fight over, with Russia on the side of Iran, which they will win. And then... then... Israel will be in true danger, given that the current US leadership will not take on Russia or Iran, much less both at the same time. Saudi Arabia and all the other Sunni nations will be on the side of Al Qaeda.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The terrorists cannot continue to be armed by the US if they wish for peace in Syria.
    There's no good option, only bad and worse. We should be supporting Assad, giving him Billions of dollars, and demanding in return his expulsion of Iranian and Shiite militants. Then we could help him fight Sunni militants (Al Qaeda, Al Nussra, etc.), get control of and destroy his chemical weapons in the process. We would put Putin in a box, and cut Iran off at the knees with their ability to threaten the Arab nations, while gaining a secular ally in the region. Turkey would help us. Jordan would help us. And who knows whom else, maybe even Russia.

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