Breaking news today that Obama/Kerry position on Syria has created a breakthrough on Russia re-engaging itself to convince Assad to give up his chemical weapons to international monitoring control. If this was the only good outcome of the Obama Administration pressure threat to strike at Assad's chemical weapons delivery infrastructure then I'd say it was a success of huge importance for peace in the region. "Syria's foreign minister says his country welcomes Russia's proposal for it to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.<quoted text>
John Kerry - the guy who fought in Vietnam and then was against it who later was for the war in Iraq before he was against it who was against military action in Syria last Fall during a Presidential Election before he became SOS and is now for it.
He's also for legalizing all the drugs in his possession, too, I suppose.
The statement from Walid al-Moallem came a few hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Syrian President Bashar Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces by surrendering control of "every single bit" of his arsenal to the international community by the end of the week."
I don't doubt that this "alternative" was one of the things talked about in President Barack Obama and Russian leader Putin's last meeting. I wish that the two superpower leaders can agree to go further and tackle the deeper climate change roots to the growing ferocity of Middle East conflicts too. If anyone has doubts that climate change has played a significant role in the growing Arab Spring upheavals , mass street protests , and conflicts between splintered political factions just needs to read Eric Zencey's brilliant essay,