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Leader of Syrian opposition meets with Biden, Russian representatives in Munich
toledoBlade.com ^ | 2/2/2013 | NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:41 PM PST by haffast

MUNICH — The leader of the Syrian opposition council, Mouaz al-Khatib, met here today with key representatives of the United States and Russia — who fundamentally disagree on how to resolve Syria's civil war — but the meetings were separate and there was no indication, officials said, that any progress had been made toward a workable plan to bring the violence to an end.

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Senior European officials here said Britain and France were both urging the Obama administration to stop blocking allies in the Persian Gulf, like Qatar, from providing rebels with more sophisticated arms and intelligence assistance.

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But President Barack Obama, U.S. officials here said, remains unconvinced about the positive effects of further militarizing the conflict. They pointed to his recent interview with The New Republic, in which he said, "In a situation like Syria, I have to ask, can we make a difference in that situation?" U.S. officials fear that the advanced weapons will fall into the hands of Islamists with an international agenda who have joined the fight in Syria.

The Munich conference, in its 49th year, is considered the premier trans-Atlantic gathering for security officials and analysts.

Vice President Joe Biden, representing an Obama administration in transition to another term, carefully made no news in a well-received speech designed to reassure European allies of a continuing focus on European concerns despite the American "pivot to Asia."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alkhatib; arabspring; armssmuggling; assad; biden; france; germany; mouazalkhatib; qatar; russia; syria; uk
Dear Leader is "skeet" shooting domestic issues here while Malarkey Mouth is handling things until Kerry and Hagel "transition" into the new administration.

Last year, Dear Leader told Russian Medvedev: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

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1 posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:49 PM PST by haffast
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To: haffast

Oh yeah, let’s get Biden involved with the Missle East. /s

It hasn’t quite blown up completely, yet.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 8:33:16 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: haffast; rmlew

Peace in our time?


3 posted on 02/02/2013 8:55:50 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks haffast. I love the expression on Lavrov's face:
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden (R) meet for bilateral talks during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich, February 2, 2013.

Russias Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden (R) meet for bilateral talks during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich, February 2, 2013.

4 posted on 02/02/2013 9:09:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: haffast

dear leader has ALWAYS been eu’s dog, he won’t do anything until given orders by the eu. That’s why he backstabbed Iranian Green Movement freedom advocates and extended his bloody hand of friendship to islamist mullahcracy regime — the europeans’ cronies and multi-billion dollar pilfering business partners — and allowed the mullahs to slaughter millions of innocent people in the streets of Iran, and summarily flushed down the toilet President Bush’s truly transformational, truly courageous, truly revolutionary, and painstakingly instituted doctrine of “NO MORE GRAND BARGAINS with murderous islamofascist regimes for political/financial expediency which brings us no security or peace and condemns millions upon millions of people to life of oppression and tyranny,” which the mullahs’ european business partners so reviled and hated and worked so hard to defeat. baraq obama’s victory was basically eu’s victory more than even the democrats’ victory, and certainly NOT the blacks. The scumbag snake is nothing but the europeans’ lapdog and he did/does their bidding down to making this country a mirror image of those basket case nations.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 9:19:39 PM PST by parisa
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