“I don’t think for one moment that the Syrians will give up their chemical weapons stocks. They will say they will give it up and they will play the game to undercut any support for a military strike. But they will then start to put conditions on verification and on the foreign presence in Syria. Soon, they will start in with Israel; demanding that Israel’s nuclear weapons be put on the table. All of this will lead nowhere for the United States — exactly where Damascus and Moscow want it to go.”
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Quote of the Day: The Russian "Deal"
Oh boy. From former State Department official Robert Joseph, who a decade ago helped negotiate Libya’s agreement to give up its nuclear and chemical weapons: