Putin's Cat and Mouse game...and he's not he Mouse.

Some saw it immediately.  The Putin resolution to the Syrian chemical weapons "red line crossing" was a finesse by the astute upon the unwitting.  Obama was short term released from the little box into which he had placed himself. The relief was immediate. The situation went to the back burner.  But now the product of Putin's maneuver becomes crystal clear.  Syria is seemingly absolved of any punitive measures and certainly they are retaining, in one form or another, the chemical weapons in question. Syria is woefully behind in its obligation to remove these chemical weapons.  According to Reuters, "The deliveries, in two shipments this month to the northern Syrian port of Latakia, totaled 4.1 percent of the roughly 1,300 tonnes of toxic agents reported by Damascus to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity." [...] "It's not enough and there is no sign of more," one...(Read Full Post)