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Re: U.S., Russia reach agreement on seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 11:46:04 PM »

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Re: U.S., Russia reach agreement on seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 02:53:22 PM »
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U.S., Russia agree on Syria U.N. chemical arms measure

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Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia agreed on Thursday on a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that would demand Syria give up its chemical arms, but does not threaten military force if it fails to comply.

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said a deal was struck with Russia "legally obligating" Syria to give up its chemical stockpile and the measure went to the full Security Council in a closed-door meeting on Thursday night. U.N. diplomats said a vote could come within 24 hours.
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By golly, it's "legally obligating" so they had better do it, or, or, Obama will draw another red line.  :silly:

A major Obama/Powers foreign affairs victory this.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/27/us-un-assembly-syria-resolution-idUSBRE98P1AJ20130927
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Re: U.S., Russia reach agreement on seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 09:27:45 PM »
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By golly, it's "legally obligating" so they had better do it, or, or, Obama will draw another red line.  :silly:

A major Obama/Powers foreign affairs victory this.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/27/us-un-assembly-syria-resolution-idUSBRE98P1AJ20130927

You've got the essential point of it.  They can spin it as much as they want, but it still represents utter abdication of US power, authority, and respect.

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Re: U.S., Russia reach agreement on seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2013, 12:18:14 PM »
I'm still kind of wondering what Syria might have to say. :shrug:
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