Monday, September 9, 2013

The Syria Answer?

It's been on everyone's mind this past week. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-North Las Vegas) has been thinking about it as well. And while he still hasn't yet announced a firm position on military intervention in Syria, he is sounding increasingly skeptical.

And he's not alone. The public remains largely skeptical of the utility of any kind of military action against Syria. And Congress is increasingly feeling pressure from the left and the right to reject anything seen as approval to join in the Syrian Civil War.

So is it game over for the Obama Administration on Syria? Perhaps... But with a twist.

Over the weekend, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that a deal was in the works for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons. Then, Russia's Foreign Ministry emerged with a plan for the Assad Regime to surrender its chemical weapons to "international control". And now, the Syrian government appears willing to surrender its chemical weapons.

Is this what President Obama wanted all along? If so, then his tough talk is finally making sense. And Rep. Horsford & other Members of Congress can now see the logic behind the Obama Administration's hard red line.

This past week, fears have grown over a larger scale Syria War... And especially one that involves the US. And at this point, it still may not be completely out of the question. But in light of the latest developments, it's increasingly looking like The White House's tough diplomacy may soon pay real dividends. And if this deal is sealed, we can avoid a potentially dangerous global war.

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