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  • Yes, he'll disarm like a classy lady after a good bon mot

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  • Yes, he'll disarm, but the sneaky b******, he'll keep some on the down low

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  • No, he's faking it

    7 25.00%
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    Will Assad Disarm?

    After weeks of saber-rattling by both sides, the US and Syria are on the brink of war, awaiting an uncertain vote in Congress and the release of a UN report.

    But on Monday, the last best hope to avert war revealed itself after Russia and Syria responded to an off-the-cuff, hypothetical statement by Secretary of State John Kerry, seemingly ready to give up the chemical weapons that initiated the crisis.

    Will a peaceful settlement pan out, or is this too good to be true?

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    After weeks of saber-rattling by both sides, the US and Syria are on the brink of war, awaiting an uncertain vote in Congress and the release of a UN report.

    But on Monday, the last best hope to avert war revealed itself after Russia and Syria responded to an off-the-cuff, hypothetical statement by Secretary of State John Kerry, seemingly ready to give up the chemical weapons that initiated the crisis.

    Will a peaceful settlement pan out, or is this too good to be true?
    He may fain disarmament as a delay tactic, and may even turn over some of his WMD, but will not capitulate to turning over all his WMD. And Russia will help him.

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    He may fain disarmament as a delay tactic, and may even turn over some of his WMD, but will not capitulate to turning over all his WMD. And Russia will help him.
    I agree.
    But it allows both Obama AND Putin a rare opportunity to both save face while backing down.
    Not only does it prevent the USA and Russia from becoming further at odds, but it allows us to work together and move in a positive direction.

    Maybe we can now get past the Syrian distraction and focus on Iran again, except without an enraged Putin to deal with.

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    I agree.
    But it allows both Obama AND Putin a rare opportunity to both save face while backing down.
    Not only does it prevent the USA and Russia from becoming further at odds, but it allows us to work together and move in a positive direction.

    Maybe we can now get past the Syrian distraction and focus on Iran again, except without an enraged Putin to deal with.
    Not sure how it will effect the relationship with Russia. Putin has embarrassed Obama on numerous occasions, and I don't think Obama is one to forget that easily.

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    If he's smart, he'll hand over every bit of it and sign the agreement as quick as they can type one up.

    He'll then go back to slaughtering his people with guns which is very old fashioned but worked really well before chemical weapons were invented.

    Well, that's what I would do but I'm not....you know....president of anywhere.

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Not sure how it will effect the relationship with Russia. Putin has embarrassed Obama on numerous occasions, and I don't think Obama is one to forget that easily.
    Nor will Putin who the US has tried to embarrass repeatedly. It doesn't matter. If Syria hands over every chemical weapon they control, some rebel will use one somewhere and the US will bomb them anyway. Obama is too smug to ever truly compromise. He needs to attack something for his legacy.

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Nor will Putin who the US has tried to embarrass repeatedly. It doesn't matter. If Syria hands over every chemical weapon they control, some rebel will use one somewhere and the US will bomb them anyway. Obama is too smug to ever truly compromise. He needs to attack something for his legacy.
    I'm afraid you may be correct. He's backed himself into a corner, and if another attack occurs, he has no choice but to attack... but whom?

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    We will lob a couple of missiles over the bow, he will launch on Israel.

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I'm afraid you may be correct. He's backed himself into a corner, and if another attack occurs, he has no choice but to attack... but whom?
    It doesn't matter really. None of them are on our side. They'll blow up a bunch of airbases and declare it the most brilliant military move since D-Day.

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    Re: Will Assad Disarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    We will lob a couple of missiles over the bow, he will launch on Israel.
    And then Jesus comes back right?

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