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Russia's Plan Isn't Perfect: It Offers Lifeline to Obama (Thawra Al-Wada, Syria)


Columnist Nasser Munzir of Syria's state-run Thawra Al-Wada  seems grateful for the Kremlin's plan to deflect a U.S. attack on Syria, except for one thing: it gave President Obama a way out of the mess that according to Munzir, he had created for himself.


By Nasser Munzir


Translated By Nicolas Dagher


September 17, 2013


Syria - Thawra Al-Wada - Original Article (Arabic)

President Obama: With his second term priorities almost all in peril and an attack on Syria seemingly imminent, the Kremlin has reshuffled the cards. Does Obama owe Vladimir Putin his thanks?


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Perhaps the Russian initiative has contained the momentum of America's planned aggression against Syria and defused a war in the region. On the other hand, it has thrown a lifeline to U.S. President Barack Obama, who got himself entangled in threats and intimidation, then wandered around in search of a face-saving way out,  particularly after he and his followers realized the price they would pay for following through on their threats. This is all thanks to the steadfastness and willingness of Syria to engage in a serious confrontation, and the insistence of its allies to stand beside it against any aggression.


It is obvious that Obama was confused and hesitant about executing his threats, as evidenced by the way he decided to seek Congressional approval to wage his aggression when in fact he didn't need to. Then with lightening speed he grabbed the Russian plan, describing it as a positive breakthrough to be taken seriously. As if breathing a sigh of relief, all of his European allies save France were also quick to welcome the initiative. Paris, because of its latent colonialist mentality and the fact that the winds didn't blow the way it wanted, was slightly late, wanting to show its counterfeit strength. It announced that it would submit a Chapter VII resolution to the Security Council regarding chemical weapons in Syria. [Meaning a resolution backed by the collective use of force if Damascus fails to comply - which Moscow immediately rejected].


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Furthermore, the Russian initiative dealt a major blow to those betting on the destruction of Syria and who cheered Obama’s threats to launch an aggression. With baited breath. they waited for the aggression to happen, including those abroad who call themselves the “opposition” and their supporters in the oil and gas sheikhdoms. Even the Gulf Cooperation Council unashamedly rejected the initiative to spare Syria and its people from aggression, seeking the immediate execution of aggression. Members of the Council put everything they had at the disposal of Obama and his administration to get him not to withdraw, proving again that they maintain a genuine interest in weakening and undermining Syria for the benefit of the Zionist entity.

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Syria’s acceptance of the initiative confirms that it will seriously entertain any proposal that could lead to a peaceful solution to the crisis, because doing so is supremely in its interests. The Obama Administration has yet to do what is necessary for the success of the initiative, and also exert pressure on Israel to give up its nuclear arsenal, which not only threatens the region, but the entire world. 


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Posted By Worldmeets.US Sept. 17, 2013, 5:29am