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  •  Even if this is a Russian delay tactic (7+ / 0-)

    it's worth taking seriously. The "one week" is a bargaining position. Nothing can be done in one week and everyone knows that. If, however, we see real progress that goal post will be extended.

    WHat remains to be seen is the role of UN in all of this. If UN inspectors and teams are welcomed, it's the real deal. If they are thwarted it's a rope a dope.

    Either way, what we now will have is Russian troops on the ground in Syria mixed in amongst the very targets we presumably would strike.

    Think about the ramifications of that one for a moment and you can see how this deal, if in fact implemented, effectively short circuits our plans to strike.

    The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

    by bastrop on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 09:44:06 AM PDT

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