Let’s see how this plays out.. and let’s see to what degree the chemical weapons and all of them will eventually be released from Assad..
But the optics here… you have some horrible chemical attacks on the suburbs in Syria.. Obama wants to bomb and kill and punish… while Russia proposes to remove the chemical weapons.. and the capability for more chemical attacks…. guess who looks better here….
Not very well played by Kerry, Rice and Obama…. even if the "russian plan" might have been on the table for a long time already….
The Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a possible US military strike, Reuters reported, citing Russia’s Interfax news agency.
"We held a very fruitful round of talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov yesterday, and he proposed an initiative relating to chemical weapons. And in the evening we agreed to the Russian initiative," Interfax quoted Foreign minister Walid al-Muallem as telling the speaker of Russia’s lower house parliament house in Moscow on Tuesday.
He said Syria had agreed because this would "remove the grounds for American aggression," the report said.