Russia Launches New Surprising Strategy: Appeasement

Monday, September 9, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
09/09/2013

In a time when Obama is pitching his entire campaign around one core, if strawman, theme - preventing future chemical weapon attacks by the Assad regime, Putin once again shows why when playing geopolitical chess, it is safe to bet on the pesky Russian. Moments ago, Russia suggested that Syria skip straight to step 2 of the US military campaign, and hand over its chemical weapons to “international control” which would immediately obviate the US campaign completely, whose entire premise for public consumption is just that – to put Syrian chemical weapons under adult supervision and third party control.

RUSSIA SAYS WILL URGE SYRIA TO PUT CHEMICAL WEAPONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL CONTROL IF THAT WILL AVERT MILITARY STRIKES
SYRIA SHOULD GIVE UP WEAPONS IF IT WILL AVOID STRIKE: RUSSIA
LAVROV SAYS SYRIA’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS COULD BE DESTROYED

And now the ball is in Obama and Kerry’s court following this surprising move of appeasement by Russia, and implicitly by Syria.

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