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Obama administration reaches Syria weapons deal with Russia
« on: September 26, 2013, 07:14:46 PM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/un-treaties/324999-obama-administration-reaches-syria-deal-with-russia


Obama administration reaches Syria weapons deal with Russia
By Julian Pecquet - 09/26/13 05:43 PM ET

The United States has reached a deal with Russia on Syria's chemical weapons, President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday.

The U.N. Security Council is scheduled to take up the resolution Thursday evening, Samantha Power tweeted. A vote could come next week.

The resolution does not contain an automatic trigger if Syrian President Bashar Assad fails to turn over his arsenal to the international community, but it would require any punitive action to be considered anew by the Security Council, a Russian demand.

“Agreement reached w/Russia on UNSC Resolution legally obligating Syria to give up CW they used on their people. Going to full UNSC tonight,” Power tweeted. “The draft UNSCR establishes that Syria's use of CW is threat to international peace & security & creates a new norm against the use of CW.”

Russia offered to broker a deal for Assad to turn over his weapons after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters earlier this month that doing so could avert a possible U.S. military strike. Diplomats have been debating since then on how to enforce the deal.


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Re: Obama administration reaches Syria weapons deal with Russia
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 07:19:01 PM »
Putin is laughing all the way to the Kremlin.
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Re: Obama administration reaches Syria weapons deal with Russia
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 07:22:19 PM »
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Samantha Power tweeted
This is how things are announced these days?
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Re: Obama administration reaches Syria weapons deal with Russia
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 07:27:20 PM »
This is how things are announced these days?

Yep, because it is the only source of news for their desired audience, the idiots, aka low information voters.
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"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Obama administration reaches Syria weapons deal with Russia
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
Maybe I should tweet Fox News and tell them

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Re: Obama administration reaches Syria weapons deal with Russia
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 07:48:59 PM »
Now, folks, be fair. Don't forget Obama told President Medvedev he would have more "flexibility" after his reelection. What we didn't know at the time that by "flexibility" he meant more opportunity to become Putin's lackey.
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