SYRIA JUST “CAVED” ===> AFTER OBAMA FORCED RUSSIA’S HAND TO “LEAN” ON THEIR CLIENT-STATE!

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Obama just delivered a first-class dose of “whoop-ass” to Syria (and indirectly – to Russia) with his high-stakes, balls-to-the-wall march to rain missiles down on Syria.  Say what you will about his “reticence” in general, throughout his presidency, this was one time when he left it far behind and unleashed something we have not seen before, a hell-bent-for-leather drive toward a goal.
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Make no mistake, Russia’s “offer” to encourage Syria to place her chemical weapons arsenal under the auspices of an international custodian was the DIRECT RESULT of Obama’s saber-rattling.  This whole deal may take unforeseen twists and turns or simply may not actually materialize.  But one thing is clear, this changes the dynamics of this whole show of brinksmanship.
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Yes, we’ve just endured two wars.  Yes, we’re tired as a nation.  But, we let the water-board issue slip by unchecked, unaccounted for.  Now, we are faced with open defiance of long-recognized international law that was plainly out in the open for all to see.  We can split hairs by insisting that we don’t really have complete verification that the Syrian government actually gave the order to deploy these weapons.  The overwhelming evidence and circumstantial evidence indicates OTHERWISE.
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President Obama is looking at the tremendous leverage this country enjoys today (our overwhelming military arsenal) and decided to use it as maximum “leverage” to grind down this third-rate, tin-horn schmuck of a dictator.  The Arab Spring has swept throughout the Middle East and that landscape is permanently altered – tipped toward “people-power”.  Syria was due for an extreme makeover and they brought it on themselves by defiantly deploying chemical weapons on their own people with grisly results (the videos released by the White House clearly show those effects).
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Obama played puppet master and forced Russia’s hand to rein in their client state.  Using the mere presence of an all-powerful U.S. military presence to overtly intimidate (and quite successfully) a rogue nation caught in the act of violating the internationally-recognized taboo regarding the use of chemical weapons  shows that the President was fully intent on breaking down obstinancy of Syria.  He is simply enforcing a long-accepted international norm, after all.
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In a sense, Obama is just putting some order back into our planet.  There are certain boundaries that nations must not cross.  It’s not really a stretch to suggest that the President thought this out and concluded that by raising the stakes so high he would eventually force someone’s hand.  If it turns out to be the case in this instance I think we can see this repeated in the future.  It sure beats actually bombing and straffing whole civilian populations and laying waste to a country’s infrastructure.
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