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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:26 AM

Am I the only person here watching the presser from Sweden?

Has anyone here heard the President's remarks....?

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Reply Am I the only person here watching the presser from Sweden? (Original post)
Ninga Sep 2013 OP
polichick Sep 2013 #1
blm Sep 2013 #7
polichick Sep 2013 #10
newfie11 Sep 2013 #2
kelliekat44 Sep 2013 #3
oldhippie Sep 2013 #4
City Lights Sep 2013 #5
Tom_Foolery Sep 2013 #6
Ninga Sep 2013 #8
Celebrandil Sep 2013 #9

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:28 AM

1. Yes, I heard them. He sounds more measured than the...

guys at the war drum circle yesterday.

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Response to polichick (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:31 AM

7. I think it's apparent they are using hardline talk for leverage that includes

getting Russia to help convince Assad that it is time for Assad to step aside.
>>>>>

Vladimir Putin is to be confronted at the G20 summit of world leaders in St Petersburg this week with an array of western intelligence including damning new French evidence directly linking Syrian government forces with a massive and co-ordinated chemical attack on 21 August that led to hundreds of civilian deaths.

The Russian president will also be urged to show a new diplomatic flexibility and come closer to accepting that the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, has to stand aside.

A nine-page declassified French intelligence report was released on Monday which claimed to show Assad forces had launched an attack on Damascus suburbs held by opposition units using a combination of conventional weapons and "the massive use of chemical weapons".

The report follows similar documents from British and American intelligence.

The Nato secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen also insisted that "personally I am convinced, not only that a chemical attack has taken place but I am also convinced that the Syrian regime is responsible."

The French intelligence includes satellite imagery showing the attacks coming from government-controlled areas to the east and west of Damascus and targeting rebel-held zones. The report said Assad's forces had since bombed the areas to wipe out evidence.

"Unlike previous attacks that used small amounts of chemicals and were aimed at terrorising people, this attack was tactical and aimed at regaining territory," the report said.

The full article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/02/vladimir-putin-syria

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Response to blm (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 10:56 AM

10. If that's it, I hope it works.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:28 AM

2. No ????

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:29 AM

3. Not anymore. nt

 

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:30 AM

4. I'm watching ....

 

He takes too long to answer simple questions.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:30 AM

5. I heard a blurb on my local morning news. nt

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:30 AM

6. I'm watching. n/t

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:38 AM

8. Some here don't like his long answers...it's his thought process and what he has to

deal with 24/7.

As a citizen,to hear his thought process is hugely important.

Sweden President is now talking about his country sheltering those fleeing from Syria.

Sweden is thankful to have the time to continue information gathering, because of Obama's seeking Congress's vote.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 08:47 AM

9. I did...

I was watching it too, sitting in sofa two miles away from the press conference. I couldn't go to work today, because Obama is coming for a visit and our robotics lab had to be temporarily closed.

Regarding Syria Obama tried to put the burden on Congress and the world community as a whole. What is the point of treaties banning chemical weapons, if you do nothing when they are use, and what will happen next.


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