It Appears Russia Is Going to Allow Syria to Return the Chemical Weapons It’s Been Buying From Them All These Years
…thanks to Lurch stepping in it big time this weekend.
Obama sees potential ‘breakthrough’ in Russia’s Syria proposal
Russia and Syria embraced Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s suggestion Monday that the Syrian government could avert a U.S. attack by placing its chemical weapons under international control, upending the Obama administration’s efforts to sharpen its case for military action.
U.S. officials said Kerry’s comment, made in response to a question at a news conference in London, was not intended to be a diplomatic opening. But Kerry’s Russian and Syrian counterparts quickly followed up, and the idea drew immediate interest internationally and from top Democrats in Washington.
By the end of the day, President Obama conceded that the idea of monitoring and ultimately destroying Syria’s arsenal “could potentially be a significant breakthrough.” The Senate postponed a vote scheduled for Wednesday on whether to back a proposed punitive strike.
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) September 10, 2013