Skip to comments.Concerns as US waits for Russia to call next move in Syria crisis [Putin new leader of free world?]
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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Americans fiddle while America burns.
Meanwhile, Obama’s worried about the really important stuff. Like snooping on your phone calls and email messages.
Snooping into your sex life:
If Russia is the new leader then this isn’t exactly a free world
At least he doesn’t want Christians to be slaughtered.
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.
I see the US Chief Executive is taking estrogen
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.
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...
At least he doesnt want Christians to be slaughtered.
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.
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.
... but coexistence and diversity are a good thing. You should not be forced to assimilate when you immigrate... /s
Call me ‘Pollyanna’ , I think so too.
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