It’s not supposed to work. But Obama bought it.
Then what is the affirmative action POTUS to do? Bomb Assad and allow the MB and AQ groups to take-over the country to commit mass murder against the other religious groups living in Syria?
It depends on what your definition of “work” is.
Russia is going to control the chemical weapons that the Russians said the Syrians didn’t have and didn’t use.
Russia will have boots on the ground.
Which is the beauty of what Putin did to obama courtesy of Kerry.
A total rout of obama’s policies.
It already worked. It got Obama out of the corner he had painted himself into, which is all he cares about.
There was zero chance that Bubba’s “light water reactors for no nukes promise in North Korea” plan would work and I bet “FP magazine” supported it to the hilt.
Everyone involved in that deal knew that NK would renege. They knew North Koreans think “it’s your deal not ours”.
It's tied Obama's inept scheme in knots and prevented him from moving forward. Assad's air force is back in action. Russian arms deliveries have resumed. I'd say it's already accomplished most of what it was supposed to.
If it keeps us out of there, who cares if it works or not?
It sounds great in theory and it can’t work in practice. Standard liberal SOP.
OR....move the chemical weapons BACK to Iraq where they came from. That’s a brilliant plan.
Of course it won’t. No one believes it’ll work. But if it keeps us out of there and it delays WWIII, then I’ll play along.
LOL. THE PLAN is not intended to work. It is intended to delay. And that part of the plan will work. Fortunately.
In the speech, Obama said that Syria, “Violated International Treaty” by using Chemical Weapons.
Syria is NOT a party to the Chemical Weapons Treaties, so how could they have violated them???
And no one in the media has dared to ask this question, but Russian media sure is.
It’s not supposed to work. It’s supposed to end talk of US military action, establish Putin as the dominant force in the world, and allow Assad to retain his advantage in the Syrian civil war, the only price being that he will have to be a little more discreet about what he does.
That it saves face of Obama is merely one Marxist doing a favor for another.
Communists lie a a matter of course. Islamofascists lie as a matter of course. That’s all you need to know.
Putin knows that the last thing that the Democrats in Congress and President want is public exposure of Assad's chemical and biological WMD inventory.
This is because much of Assad's WMDs are actually Saddam missing “Bush Lied, People Died” that were transferred out of Iraq, with Russia's and Putins (Russia's President at the time) help, just before the US invaded.
Congress, including the Democrats, was fully aware of the transfer via intelligence briefings.
Democrats lied about Saddam's WMDs to undermine the war effort in Iraq and to destroy the Bush Presidency, which they came close to doing.
Putin knows that the Democrats simply cannot afford to have the truth about Syria's WMDs exposed to the public because if the truth came about how badly the Democrats lied to undermined Bush's War on Terror it would be devastating.
The real truth about the Iraq war was that the Democrats and Media lied and American soldiers and Iraqi civilians dies unnecessarily due to an insurgency aided and given unwarranted legitimacy by the lies about Saddam’’s WMDs
This is a Putin master stroke and an explicit personal threat to the President and the Democrats in Congress and they know it. Putin and Syria have a lot of implicit blackmail leverage over the whole bush lied, people died crowd and have outmaneuvered President Obama so badly it's laughable.
What is going to happen is that the US is going to pay to astronomical cost of disposing of old, dangerously unstable and obsolete WMDs while Obama makes sure everyone looks away while Assad gets to keep any and all of his WMD weapons stores.
Russia now owns Syria and will openly help Assad destroy the insurgency and Obama’s under the table efforts to install a Egypt/Libyan Muslim Brotherhood /Al Qaeda puppet government in Syria has failed.
The Arab Oil States brokering the insurgency now know that America will not help them and so they are isolated and would have to face Russia and Iran in a direct war if they overtly help the Syrian insurgents. They know they would lose such a conflict and see their oil fields destroyed (which would not bother Putin's oil income dependent Russia one bit)
The insurgents are now isolated and doomed.
As usual, Russia's Putin is playing Geo Political Gran Master Chess on a Chess Board that the US has had a lock on for 20 years while President Obama is in the lavatory adjoining the Oval Office playing with himself.