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  •  Agreed. (2+ / 0-)
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    Laurence Lewis, RiveroftheWest

    People seem to be jumping to some kind of erroneous conclusion that "threats of military force work" when in fact the opposite was true.

    I think Assad was just waiting for an opening to get rid of his chemical weapons. He didn't want them used but a rogue commander under him used them anyway (apparently). He didn't want them falling into the hands of the rebels. So this incident gave him a perfect out.

    •  exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest

      the big secret is that assad had lost control of his commanders. and neither he nor putin wants people to understand what that means.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 01:58:53 PM PDT

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      •  A-ha! (0+ / 0-)

        So folks do feel that there's enough evidence assembled that we can state that with some certainty?

        That certainly would explain some things.

        I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 05:01:26 PM PDT

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    •  That's why for two years of diplomacy without any (0+ / 0-)

      threat of force, zero progress was made, but as soon as there was a threat of force, suddenly Russia ceases obstructing diplomatic progress.  Right?

      Face it, two years of a priori pacifism accomplished ZERO, accept for greenlighting Assad to gas people.

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