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Concerns as US waits for Russia to call next move in Syria crisis [Putin new leader of free world?]
FOX News ^ | Sept 11, 2013

Posted on 09/11/2013 10:58:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

President Obama and members of Congress suddenly find themselves waiting on the gadfly of the world stage to call their next move in America's foreign policy -- Vladimir Putin, who until now was derided as the obstacle to an international solution on the Syria crisis.

The head-spinning turn of events has many lawmakers worried, openly voicing concern that the Russians are in control, and that they and the Assad regime are not the most trustworthy deal makers.

Waiting in the wings is Secretary of State John Kerry, who will travel Thursday to Geneva to meet with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Members of the Syrian opposition have also warned any deal that has Syrian President Bashar Assad turn over his chemical weapons would not stop him from using conventional weapons to keep fighting Syria's bloody civil war.

"Putin and Assad are not exactly people whose promises you accept blindly," Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said in a statement.

But Engel and others say they're willing to give the Russia-backed proposal a chance.

After Obama asked Congress to postpone a vote on authorizing the use of force Tuesday night, Russia seemed to be steering the debate.

Moscow on Wednesday reportedly gave the U.S. its official plan for bringing the weapons under international control.

Putin, though, is trying to extract additional concessions out of the U.S. He called Tuesday for the Obama administration to abandon the threat of military action against Syria, suggesting the diplomatic option would only work if the U.S. backs down.

Lavrov made similar comments.

Obama did not address that demand in his speech on Tuesday...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; putin; russia; syria
Obama is tanking America in every way. The US President no longer the leader of the free world. America no longer the world's leading superpower. The dollar as world reserve currency next to fall. The American economy in free fall. Unsustainable national debt. Hyperinflation coming. Obama is a human wrecking ball. Wake up people!! Impeach the idiot!!
1 posted on 09/11/2013 10:58:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Americans fiddle while America burns.


2 posted on 09/11/2013 10:59:52 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: All

Meanwhile, Obama’s worried about the really important stuff. Like snooping on your phone calls and email messages.

Snooping into your sex life:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3065523/posts


3 posted on 09/11/2013 11:01:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

If Russia is the new leader then this isn’t exactly a free world


4 posted on 09/11/2013 11:03:07 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Jim Robinson

At least he doesn’t want Christians to be slaughtered.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 11:05:12 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: barmag25

Well, America’s no longer free that’s for certain. Not with the Marxist in charge backed up by the corrupt mobsters in the senate and the spineless wimps in the house.


6 posted on 09/11/2013 11:06:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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7 posted on 09/11/2013 11:06:51 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

I see the US Chief Executive is taking estrogen


8 posted on 09/11/2013 11:11:35 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: barmag25
. . Free world . .

I just returned last week from a business trip to China. I know it sounds funny but the entire 3 weeks I was there, I felt an enormous sense if relief that I was away from the US. Kind of like a prison furlough or something.

9 posted on 09/11/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Jim Robinson

O-bungles is waiting until Putin makes a suggestion, then will claim they came to the decision together, just as he did with the “gaffe” that became policy. O-bungles is nothing more pathetic than punk ass “no it all” kid that claims he knows all of the answers only after they are answered. Putin has to know that he can lead this friggin’ idiot anywhere he wants to go, and is probably coughing up blood from all of his laughter...


10 posted on 09/11/2013 11:20:28 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: wastedyears

At least he doesn’t want Christians to be slaughtered.


‘The Cipher’ CLAIMS to be a Christian as a smokescreen, Pooty is probably doing the same thing.


11 posted on 09/11/2013 11:21:17 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: colorado tanker
Obama destroyer photo: Obama the Destroyer hbj.png
12 posted on 09/11/2013 11:22:11 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Jim Robinson

bttt


13 posted on 09/11/2013 11:22:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Jim Robinson
Vlad the Gadfly...leader of the free world.

14 posted on 09/11/2013 11:30:06 AM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Americans fiddle while America burns.

That is why I said years ago that 2/3 of Americans are ignorant what America is and where America was going under the communists Democrats with King Obama as it's leader.

15 posted on 09/11/2013 11:30:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Jim Robinson
I doubt they will impeach. But I'm hopeful that after 3 more years of Obama people will be so sick of this BS that they will elect a strong conservative who is not afraid to use the US military when needed...
16 posted on 09/11/2013 11:30:29 AM PDT by montanajoe
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I wonder if Hanoi John plans on taking Theresa with him, so that after Hanoi John has his meeting with Lavrof, they could on their return flight stop off in Damascus and have a nice dinner with Assad and his wife.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 11:33:02 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Logical me

... but coexistence and diversity are a good thing. You should not be forced to assimilate when you immigrate... /s


18 posted on 09/11/2013 11:33:10 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: montanajoe

Call me ‘Pollyanna’ , I think so too.


19 posted on 09/11/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Jim Robinson
 photo sevendaysinSeptember_zps41d38b21.jpg If 'The Cipher' hadn't stacked the military in his favor just maybe this could have been a solution.
20 posted on 09/11/2013 11:35:02 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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21 posted on 09/11/2013 11:37:58 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama puts his faith in Putin. I don’t. Some people do, though.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 11:44:06 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: Jim Robinson

We went through this with an adolescent from Dope, Arkansas and then the adults came back and righted the ship, for a while.

Dignity and respect were restored.

I recall shortly before 9/11 being asked by a prominent advisor to a Democrat if I watched Bush on TV or even paid attention ti what was going on.

I replied I didn’t care and while George is a mere placeholder(I thought at the time) the team surrounding him are people I respect and expect them to act closely to American values I hold.

I don’t think I turned on the TV to watch his presser’s and maybe only for one or two State of the Union’s.

I just expected my guys to act approriately.

I didn’t hear Fauxbama’s speech last night but, if Putin is seen as the adult here I couldn’t care less.

Not looking for Our Idiot to be embarrassed(bonus) but, there it is.

He wanted to sit in the big boy seat and I do wish the moronic hawks on my side could share in the humiliation but, their jesters suck up to them and inflate their ego’s.


23 posted on 09/11/2013 11:45:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RetSignman

I agree with you. Putin and Obama both claim to be Christians the way that Napoleon claimed to be a Catholic.


24 posted on 09/11/2013 11:46:22 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Forgot the point of my post.

The American Presidency isn’t diminished by Barry.

It’s on hold until a competent adult moves back in.


25 posted on 09/11/2013 11:47:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jim Robinson

Red Dawn isn’t so unthinkable anymore.


26 posted on 09/11/2013 11:51:07 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Because Obama only appoints Leftists with even less knowledge about the world than he has, we now can expect the dolt, John Kerry, to be rolled by the wily Russians. Russian leaders play chess. U.S. leaders play basketball. Enough said.


27 posted on 09/11/2013 12:00:34 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: montanajoe

Like George Bush!!!! /s

That’s the ticket.


28 posted on 09/11/2013 12:58:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RetSignman

I imagine Putin has morals. After all, Russia did ban outward gay stuff. Like putting on a parade.


29 posted on 09/11/2013 1:08:14 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Vendome
“Like George Bush!!!! /s”

Yep..America's position in the world is far stronger and more secure under a president who uses American military force wisely than under the current pacifist in the WH or the string of Libertarian Isolationists/Pacifists who want to replace him.

I haven't seen much to like from the Obama administration, I really think 3 more years of being kicked around by a second rate power like Russia could wake the voters up...

My early thinking has been that if Hillary runs she is unbeatable but 3 more years of weak foreign policy/and erosion of the capability of the American armed forces under Obama will be to much even for the Dims to tolerate (much like the Colorado recall yesterday). Carter gave us Reagan Obama could give us the next great Conservative...if the GOP doesn't screw it up and nominate another Lib.

30 posted on 09/11/2013 3:22:12 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

Hillary will show but she won’t complete her courses.

She will still get at least a More”B” but, she’s going to move on after bringing the stalking horse forward.

She’s accomplished enough and now it’s time to move on to her next stage in life.

Maybe she’ll come out.


31 posted on 09/11/2013 4:48:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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