- Posted September 13, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Diplomacy Who’s Responsible
President Obama immediately accused Assad and drew a “red line” before sending military ships into their waters; without any backing from the United Nations or the American government. Where was the diplomacy here? Obama has solely accused Assad and not accused the rebels for any infractions against the International Laws. In fact all we keep hearing is that President Obama is not going to stop sending whatever aid he is currently sending to the Rebels. Where is the Diplomacy in this?
Automatically Assad became enraged and angry just as any human being would at being solely accused when so many are breaking International Laws in the same country. Is Assad the only one using Chemical Weapons? Good question, but chances are highly unlikely. Could Assad have somebody in his own military with access to the Chemical Weapons playing both ends? Well, America sometimes does; until they are caught. Naturally Assad’s reaction to America’s threats was pretty much “bring it on;”as was said on the internet by Assad’s son Counter threats were made verbally as entire families immediately left the country in fear.
Putin had not even become involved at this point, but upon realizing that President Obama was intent upon making good his threat; Putin intervened. Putin’s idea was a Diplomatic approach. Putin also realizes that “America does not do pin pricks” as President Obama so eloquently put it in his speech. I do not believe that Putin wants to go to war over this issue, but that would have been a very realistic possibility if President Obama were to carry out his objective.
Does this all make America appear to be an aggressive bully? Put yourselves in the other people’s shoes and tell me; what do you think? Who should get the Diplomatic nod in all of this? My vote goes to Putin. Now let us see if Putin can control the Assad situation and make the Syrian people safe to once again go back to their homes and begin to actually live.
Diplomacy does not include direct accusations or finger pointing. If you want to have Diplomatic relations one does not do so while arming oppositions to the very people you are attempting to have Diplomatic relations with; that is not only counterproductive, but it is flat out stabbing somebody in the back. The old adage is still true today; “If you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to somebody else.”
“Analysis: Putin scores diplomatic win on Syria” By Jill Dougherty, CNN; http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/politics/syria-putin-analysis/index.html?hpt=hp_t1