Today 8/31/13 Obama backs down

SUBHEAD: The American people, our generals, the British and Russia convinced Obama to stand down.

By Denis Dyomkin on 31 August 2013 for Huffington Post -

Image above: President Vladamir Putin in Kemerovo Western Siberia on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. From original article.

[IB Publisher's note: Today President Obama addressed the American people, and the world. Instead of announcing a "limited" attack on Bashar al-Assad's command and control infrastructure as was originally planned, he punted the ball. He said although we were ready to attack, he recognized the constitutional nicety of getting a green light from the US Congress. How quaint for a constitutional scholar and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. I think Obama was bitch-slapped reality.  He now realizes that any open act of war against Syria by America would start a worldwide conflagration of biblical proportions.]

Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons when it was winning its war with rebels, and urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to attack Syrian forces.

The United States said on Friday it was planning a limited military response to punish Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for a "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus 10 days ago.

Putin told journalists that if Obama had evidence Assad's forces had the chemical weapons and launched the attack, Washington should present it to the U.N. weapons inspectors and the Security Council.

"I am convinced that it (the chemical attack) is nothing more than a provocation by those who want to drag other countries into the Syrian conflict, and who want to win the support of powerful members of the international arena, especially the United States," Putin said.

The Russian president said Obama, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, should remember the impact any U.S. attack would have on Syrian civilians.

World powers should discuss the Syrian crisis at a meeting of the leaders of the Group of 20 developed and developing nations in St. Petersburg next week, he added. "This (G20 summit) is a good platform to discuss the problem. Why not use it?" Putin said.


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