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Obama praises deal with Russia on Syria, but cautions that work remains
FOX News ^ | Sept 15, 2013

Posted on 09/15/2013 10:35:00 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

President Barack Obama praised an agreement reached Saturday between the U.S. and Russia, saying it offers a chance to destroy Syria's huge stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat the weapons pose to the region and the world as well as the Syrian people. Obama said in a statement Saturday that the international community expects Syria to "live up to its public commitments" to hand over its chemical weapons stockpile.

Warning that the U.S. "remains prepared to act" if Syria falls short, he also cautions that more work remains even after the progress the deal represents.

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Israeli President Shimon Peres says the possibility of U.S. military action if the plan fails should "teach a lesson" to Iran.

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Obama ordered preparations for American airstrikes, but he decided instead to ask for authorization from Congress for military action. Then came the Russian proposal for international control of Syria's chemical weapons, and Obama asked Congress, already largely opposed to military intervention, to delay a vote.

The deal to destroy Syria's chemical weapons also offers the potential for reviving international peace talks to end a civil war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives and sent 2 million refugees fleeing for safety, and now threatens the stability of the entire Mideast.

In Congress, Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who are among Obama's sharpest foreign policy critics and support greater U.S. assistance for Syria's rebels, said the agreement will embolden enemies such as Iran.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California credited the president's "steadfast leadership" for "making significant progress in our efforts to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction."

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1 posted on 09/15/2013 10:35:00 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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Obama’s steadfast leadership will save us.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 10:36:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Huzzah to the latest news story designed to distract Americans from the leftist war on freedom in DC.


3 posted on 09/15/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Obie should threaten to send Michelle over there to dictate their new diet.


4 posted on 09/15/2013 10:38:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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"and now threatens the stability of the entire Mideast."

Lol....
5 posted on 09/15/2013 10:39:27 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m very sorry if the news regarding dear leader’s exploits on the world stage brings you discomfort.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 10:43:22 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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but cautions that work remains

And what hole on the golf course was he talking about "work".........Just asking.

7 posted on 09/15/2013 10:47:51 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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No, that’s not it. I apologize if I reacted badly to a number of articles all on the same subject; it just appeared to me to be the same kind of deluge the media granted all the unresolved scandals that served as a smokescreen for the administration’s war on the Constitution and on the American people’s freedom.


8 posted on 09/15/2013 10:49:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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and blame the Republicans for whatever....


9 posted on 09/15/2013 10:51:33 AM PDT by malia
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So...just for fun let’s take a step back and have a look at what all this BS with Syria has gotten us? “UN Inspectors” are going onto a country we suspect of having WMDs. Russia is once again considered a “superpower.”

We’re bringing back the likes of Mohamed elBaradei and Hans Blix to entertain us for the next decade. Swell. At least we got Obastard off the “Let’s get our sailors killed” bandwagon.


10 posted on 09/15/2013 10:56:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Olog-hai

I believe most of the relevant news on Obama’s many scandals and abuses of office are continuing to be posted on a daily basis. Check the topics and keyword lists. Meanwhile, we will also post the latest news on his other accomplishments and failures as well, both domestically and on the world stage. Of course, the accomplishment side is a bit slim as he has accomplished absolutely nothing that a constitution defending American president should have accomplished as to securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. And he never will as he’s an America-hating, constitution-hating, liberty-hating Marxist/IslamoFascist.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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“Obama cautions that work remains”

A subject he knows nothing about. Just like every day.


12 posted on 09/15/2013 11:25:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Obama praises deal with Russia on Syria, but cautions that work remains

What would he know about work?

13 posted on 09/15/2013 12:03:30 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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Thanks for saving me the trouble of expressing the exact same thought.


14 posted on 09/15/2013 12:07:26 PM PDT by hflynn
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