Syrian official says Assad accepts proposal to turn over chemical weapons

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    Syria's foreign minister said Tuesday President Bashar Assad has accepted a Russian proposal to turn over control of Syria's chemical weapons, potentially opening the door to defusing a stand-off with the United States as President Obama indicates he's willing to give the "diplomatic track" a try.

    According to the Associated Press, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with the Russian Parliament speaker that his government's officials quickly agreed to the Russian initiative to "derail the U.S. aggression."

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    I would be amused at this one line in the posting ...

    The developments could dramatically alter the nature of the national address Obama plans to give on Tuesday night. He had been planning to make the case for a military strike, but in the last 24 hours has eased off that call amid budding international negotiations.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-to-turn-over-chemical-weapons/#ixzz2eV8nfYze

    ... if not for the fact that I am 99% certain this is what the Great Pretender wanted all along: An "out."
     
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    OH I bet he will claim he needs to keep all options on the table.
     
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