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Hopeful for peace, one non-war at a time

September 12, 2013

We are very hopeful about a possible deal brokered by Russia for Syria to give up its chemical weapons and sign the international chemical weapons convention, if the U.S. backs away from airstrik....

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bjccd5

Sep-13-13 8:40 PM

Syria is Not going to follow through with surrendering their only threat left to appease the international community. Putin is crazy for expecting that scenario, albeit a feather in his cap. Syria in the midst of a civil war where you have a liar in Assad, who uses inhumane chemical attacks against his own vs. a rebel group who are terrorists. Now giving up their only 'real threat' to the UN??? Not gonna happen. This is where military destruction, well planned of course, to DESTROY the chemical weapons is the only response. So, NOBODY has the ability for inhumane chemical attacks!

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Leviathan

Sep-13-13 12:58 AM

The historical analogies are dubious. There is nothing analogous to the web of mutual defense alliances prior to World War I that would force NATO and Russia into conflict over Syria.

And these references to Munich people always repeat never make sense. When Hitler violated the agreement to only acquire the Sudetenland, Britain and France immediately started preparing for war. He was "not stopped at Munich" only in the sense that his huge political victory prevented the German military from carrying out the coup d'etat and assassination they had planned for his return.

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