The art of a raunchy deal

US and Russia agree Syria chemical weapons deal in Geneva

[BBC]Syria’s chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under an agreement between the US and Russia.

US Secretary of State John Kerry outlined a framework document under which Syria must hand over a full list of its stockpile within a week.

If Syria fails to comply, the deal could be enforced by a UN resolution backed by the threat of sanctions or military force.

Wait, so we went from Kerry saying turn over the weapons within a week to turn over a comprehensive, self-made list of chemical weapons within a week.
Then Kerry appears to stand on good old terra firma with this:

“There can be no room for games. Or anything less than full compliance by the Assad regime,” Kerry said.

No games, none… I won’t have it. Nope! And just to really nail down this deal, “Inspectors must be on the ground in Syria no later than November.” No room for games there.

Mr Kerry outlined six points to the agreement:

1. The amount and type of chemical weapons must be agreed and “rapidly” placed under international control
2. Syria must submit within one week a comprehensive listing of its stockpiles
3. Extraordinary procedures under the Chemical Weapons Convention will allow “expeditious destruction”
4. Syria must give inspectors “immediate, unfettered access” to all sites
5. All chemical weapons must be destroyed, including the possibility of removing weapons from Syrian territory
6. UN will provide logistical support, and compliance would be enforced under Chapter VII

The White House described the deal as “an important concrete step” towards putting Syria’s chemical weapons under international control.

Games? The whole thing has been a charade. “Inspectors must be on the ground by November.” One red line says to another red line, “let’s make another red line.”

And the Obama WH calls it “an important concrete step” . Sounds more like quicksand.

Sergei Lavrov says, “The military scenario would be catastrophic for this region
Really, as opposed to…?

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6 comments on “The art of a raunchy deal

  1. clyde says:

    HOW goddamn STUPID is Kerry ? What an asshole. Yessirree Bob, this ought to work JUST SWELL. All because goddamn Lurch said so. Someone SLAP his momma !!


  2. bullright says:


    Mr Kerry and Mr Lavrov said if Syria failed to comply, then a UN resolution would be sought under Chapter VII of the UN charter, which allows for the use of force.

    However the Russian foreign minister was eager to make clear that force remained a last-ditch option.

    “Naturally, no use of force is mentioned in these agreed approaches. Nor are any automatic sanctions mentioned… Any violations must be convincingly and unambiguously proven in the UN Security Council,” he said.


  3. pepperhawk says:

    They can’t destroy 10 thousand tons or 100 tons of these CW by the time frame they give. I guess they think we are all stupid as hell. I heard John Bolton state that this is never going to work because it will be one negotiation after another until it goes into the trash bin of history and nothing will have been done.
    Kerry is a crazy nut job besides a traitor who should have been hung back in the 70s. And as far as Gen. Idriss he doesn’t care if they are destroyed because he will most likely use them on Israel since he declared war on them. There are nothing but bad actors in this whole mess, both Assad and the “rebels” who are infiltrated with the MB, AQ and various other groups we declared enemies of the U.S, but now we are giving them weapons. This is one of the biggest idiotic mess we’ve seen to date.


    • bullright says:

      Pepp, good description. As a background we have two guys, Zero and Kerry, who zealously want to de-weaponize us. And its an odd time for these loose screws to be in power. Have to expect anyone to take advantage of that since they both have broadcasted it. I too think this is a lot of talk, considering we haven’t even heard Assad agree to anything. They declare it a “concrete step”, whatever that is. Idiotic is the right word.


      • pepperhawk says:


        The concrete step is more like a “quicksand step” and it’s all down hill from there. No Assad has not agreed to this and never will except to lie about how much he has and where it all is.

        In Iraq, while Bush gave Saddam a month to let the weapons inspectors in, trucks crossed the border into Syria one after another that month. I saw it on satellite and in one place the Russians were helping load up the trucks in hazmat suits. So what do you think was in those trucks? I don’t think it was precious furniture out of those buildings partially hidden down in the sand.



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