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2013-06-18 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Putin, Obama face off over Syria; rebels get Saudi missiles
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Posted by Fred 2013-06-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6464 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Syria 

#1 Putin showed no sign of being convinced. Speaking on the summit's eve, he hammered home his point that arming fighters was reckless, zeroing in on an incident last month when a rebel commander was filmed biting a piece of an enemy's entrails.

Wrong tactic Vlad. You probably just made Champs stomach growl a bit.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-06-18 00:49||   2013-06-18 00:49|| Front Page Top

Posted by junkiron 2013-06-18 04:31||   2013-06-18 04:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Talking sense to the senseless.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-06-18 07:43||   2013-06-18 07:43|| Front Page Top

#4 I seldom agree with Putin, but he's less wrong than Obama on this. The only reason to arm the Syrian rebels is to allow the conflict to last longer before Pencil-neck wins (because his opponents are worse), and openly backing the side you want and expect to lose is counterproductive in the long run. If Benghazi was about clandestinely providing arms to the rebels, but not sophisticated ones, and not enough to do more than prolong the war, then it was - hard to admit the possibility - probably not unreasonable.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-06-18 07:45||   2013-06-18 07:45|| Front Page Top

#5 We are taking our eyes off the source of most of the trouble in the Mideast--Iran.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-06-18 09:15||   2013-06-18 09:15|| Front Page Top

#6 Is it not a good thing to have Iran commit funds and fighters to the conflict, thereby keeping them busy at least for a time? My gut says the longer this goes on the better it is for us.
Posted by remoteman 2013-06-18 16:00||   2013-06-18 16:00|| Front Page Top

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