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  •  The question I have (0+ / 0-)

    Is whether the US will act in good faith to the spirit of the agreement and accept what will be inevitable delays and modifications in what will ultimately be a UN declaration.

    The point being, that the timeline to destroy the weapons, facilities and materials is totally unrealistic (this work typically takes decades, not 8 months) and failure to adhere to the timeline calls for (unspecified) sanctions now a subject of dispute between the US and Russia, with the US insisting on military actions and the Russians not.

    I covered this in more detail in a diary published a when the agreement was announced, Is the Syrian Weapons Agreement Designed to Fail?

    It's a dead thread now, but I'd appreciate your comments either there or here.

    I think Syrian compliance has caught a lot of people off-guard who were counting on Assad to be some sort of evil comic book villain rather than a shrewd politician. The people who like to solve problems with bombs are a little disappointed.


    •  As I said above, the idea is only to destroy (0+ / 0-)

      certain equipment and get the CW out of Syria by the middle of next year. I agree that destroying the CW will take much, much longer.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 09:00:28 PM PDT

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