Originally Posted By: lanovami
Of course this all would not have happened without pressure from the US. Why would there be any reason to agree to such a thing as handing over chemical weapons if nobody was going to do anything to try and stop it? I say again, I should've have had more faith in Obama's approach, and more faith in Putin and Russia now that I think of it.

Thank you... my sentiments too.
All the GOP Obama haters will make of it what they will... there is no way to prove or disprove that this was Obamas intent from the start.
If he had merely asked like Putin did... it would have been a no go.
If Putin had asked w/o prior USA threats .. no go.
USA makes threat... and Syria buckles and says it because Putin asked so nicely with a cherry on top. My ass.
So, I will give him the benefit of the doubt. More than I can say for other narrow-minded peeps....