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Obama: No U.S. strikes if Syria gives up chemical weapons

  • Russia's proposal to work with Syria to put the latter's chemical weapons under international control "could potentially be a significant breakthrough" that could avert U.S. military action, President Obama said yesterday.
  • "But we have to be skeptical because this is not how we've seen them operate over the last couple of years," said Obama, who's wary that the move could just be a delaying tactic.
  • Obama is due to address the nation tonight and speak to Senators during the day as he seeks to persuade Congress of the need for possible military intervention.
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  • User 353732
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    Talk loudly and carry a small stick: the new doctrine of the US Regime
    10 Sep 2013, 06:37 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Nau
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    Well, so long as we stay out Syria. It would have been better all along to point out that it is none of our business and all we would do is make it worse.
    10 Sep 2013, 07:37 AM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    Great. I could care less what he says about it as long as we don't get ourselves involved.

     

    This might have the added benefit of others in the world realizing that the US isn't going to be country doing all the policing of what's going on. Our Nato allies will have to step up. Germany and Japan will have to develop more capabilities. And many other countries will have to bring pressure to Russia and China to behave like global leaders.

     

    And given all that - it should mean we can start closing overseas military bases and bring our troops home. That would allow us to continue to develop military hardware and systems - buy fewer of them - and be prepared to strongly defend the US in case of an attack. Which is the purpose of national defense in the first place.
    10 Sep 2013, 01:39 PM Reply Like
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