""We categorically oppose … affirmations that the conference should become a kind of public act of capitulation by the government delegation, with the subsequent handover of power in Syria to the opposition," he said in remarks published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website." Lavrov quoted in Reuters
Morning Joe Scarborough, the dumbest man in morning television, said today that the Syrian government is "one of the two worst enemies of the United States in the Middle East."
Joe has been living in New York City for a long time now. I guess there is something in the water… No, Joe, Syria is viewed by ISRAEL as one of its two greatest enemies in the Middle East. Israel and the US are two different countries, Joe. Separate sovereign countries usually have at least some differing interests. Tell me. Joe, how is Syria a major threat to the US? Terrorism? When was that? Where was that? Remind me.
In any event, Russia has made it clear now that it will not accept a phony conference in which the Syrian government show up to surrender Sounds like "check" to me. "Mate" is coming.
Is there anyone left in government who has an actual grasp of the concept of the "art of the possible?" Ah! I take that back. I heard Obama say that the Chiefs have tried to talk sense to him. pl