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The President Obama will arrive in Russia tomorrow for the start of the G-20 summit on the heels of the remarks today by Russian president Vladimir Putin regarding Syria and diplomacy to suggest.
That it could be a very tense few days.
That -- Obama President Obama hasn't been elected by the American people -- the purpose of being pleasant to Russia.
And your humble servant hasn't been elected by the people of Russia to be pleasant to anymore -- we work.
We argue about some issues we -- human sport sometimes of one of -- gets vexed.
But I would like to repeat once again that global mutual interests forming good basis for searching for joint decisions and to get some records -- KC McFarland joins me now deputy assistant secretary.
Former -- for President Reagan and also -- Fox News national security.
I analyst what do you make of that back and forth that dialogue.
You would think is your crash a fifth grader boys on -- playground during recess trying to sort of one -- each -- Obama saying good looks like the boy to bat for the classroom is forward.
Pollutants and Obama has to come to Simmons -- an understanding is.
It would be funny if it weren't so serious and a number of issues on which we disagree for example when senator kick when secretary -- -- we agree on Iran no we don't.
They're helping Iran's nuclear weapons program we've asked for their help we've made a number of gestures in hopes of having reciprocity they haven't had a return at this point couldn't -- circles around Obama my guesses and the next three days.
He will find another opportunity -- -- -- President Obama turns.
-- likely I'm just looking as having that came across moments ago.
From the Australian ambassador to the EU Latin.
Who is the president of the Security Council this month.
His said that the stalemate in the council that exists between Russia and China and the United States on the issue of Syria.
Makes it too great to address the issue of Syria right now basically saying there is nothing that can be done she said that -- -- -- it geopolitical focus he said rather.
Is now the G-20 summit and hopes that the world.
Hours can break this impasse so they want and -- it has made it pretty clear by his statements that.
Anything that happens at the UN -- the Russians will be tell they're now in Saint Petersburg.
To have the G-20 summit he's going to again make the point that Obama if you do anything is here you are all by yourself the British are with you the jurors are with you the French are with you nobody is -- you.
Here on your own and by the way if you choose to do something.
What the Russians are going to do is the threat -- that they would give Syria.
And possibly even Iran the state of the art air defense systems which would make any kind of attack on Syria or ultimately -- -- very difficult.
One of the big questions that has been discussed at these hearings -- we've watched over the past couple of days.
Is whether or not this is -- situation you know the president talks about a very limited struck all we want to do is basically -- side's ability to use chemical weapons again.
By knocking out some of his strategic.
Air -- -- that error capabilities.
Let's listen to an interesting statement that was just made a little while ago.
By the chairman of the joint chiefs general Martin Dempsey watch this.
The purpose is to be turned the grade for the specific purpose of chemical weapons and I think it's the purpose that allows us to stay with some confidence.
That our intent is to -- minute.
Now that's not to say that I discount them the risk of escalation which I can never discount but I can tell you we've mitigated it to his lowest possible.
-- he is saying.
We -- will try as much as we can to not get into a situation where we need to escalate or where they escalate.
I -- connects area now what he's saying is watching let's let the dogs of war you don't know who's gonna get bad -- I think that the comments that Dempsey has made throughout that's just in these hearings that even a few weeks ago few months ago where he was saying.
But we're not really sure that there's a good option here we're not sure we're arm the rebels that the weapons start end -- in al-Qaeda hands he's now saying that if we start something.
We are not necessarily going after a chemical weapons supplies were not actually going after -- -- And what he's also -- -- not sure what their response will be.
Yeah they're pretty good case to say weapons were used so they said why we should act they said well because I wanna punish aside we wanted to deter him from using weapons again and we want to maintain the president's credibility what they say -- from any of these hearings.
Is how what they plan to do was gonna do those things what happens if aside.
-- the president's off so we have a limited attack the presence or says can be limited no boots on the ground only last a couple of there's.
What happens -- we do that and -- says I'm not to church I'm getting used chemical weapons again.
I'm going to escalate this -- is a present is that.
Exists either lack I mean in -- he could -- if we don't do some reading because they look.
-- he's actually am gonna do -- again anyway.
Here's the difference if the United States has our credibility is on the line we're going to.
Punish and deter you -- -- facade then comes back -- him and says I'm not deterred I'm not punished I'm gonna do it again.
Then the ball back in the presidents and your back and I can't go out -- you are yeah -- the -- that's not Moscow and there he is in the same positions.
That Lyndon Johnson was in Vietnam.
I -- find a way to make that happen.
Which is very complicated.
Katie thank you very -- candidacy is always.
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