Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"It is not chemical weapons, it’s not even humanitarian considerations. It’s other considerations!"

Russia’s Syria Proposal: Disarming Assad…or Obama?
"...“I think that the devil is going to be in the details.  And I expect that as the Security Council takes this up, as various other parties take this up, that Mr. Lavrov is going to pay a lot of attention to the details.  And I think his goal is going to be to use the negotiation of this agreement basically to get the United States to make as much of a commitment as he can extract that—if this deal is implemented, if Syria really does put its chemical weapons stocks under international supervision—that the United States is not going to strike.  And if the United States won’t agree to that, it makes it very clear that the real agenda driving Obama’s policy in Syria all along is not really chemical weapons, it’s not even really humanitarian considerations.  It’s other considerations.  ..."

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