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Position I'm journey now in New York is colonel Michael -- former special.
A former advisor of the UK ministry of defense.
-- that when you heard -- west side with the Russians are now leading from the front row leading from behind.
Not a case shut -- -- thanks to become -- as literacy -- -- beyond the young.
And I think that's the case -- -- the I think we're in a I think got a really instinct conundrum going on Obama and the first thing I'd say -- -- -- thing.
You know despite peace and having his reputation for being a big baron an ex KGB Norris and I should think he's throwing his administration -- of a -- He's allowed Obama to save a little bit of face he's allowed to volatile issue some diplomatic opportunities.
Without without losing even more credibility to us as we move forward.
I mean there was still some issues here and social life of foreign policy across Iran Syria Egypt.
The whole -- realist but I think at the moment let's focus on -- -- harassed.
There is now real opportunity for the united nations Security Council to draw off.
Some think that has been trying to approve the velocity is and that is a Security Council resolution under chapter six which is which is normal military.
Through the international community all getting us out to give up chemical weapons and Monday the destruction of prohibit that.
We've international monitoring and I think got something that we go to -- all -- -- the west which wanna do this two years.
Let's get something on the table let's get it agreed by the parliament of body China Russia.
Two of who said that several sites while -- -- this let's move forward.
How we actually go about us.
More maturing getting us out -- tonight with a -- the chemical weapons how we.
You know how how we make sure that I actually is is affected.
I think is an incredibly important conversation but is not the conversation for the moment let's get the strategy in place.
And then let's work out how we actually achieve that strategy and a -- talk.
He wanted to -- is whether.
And the president said this as has secretary of state secretary of defense.
That the United States' threat of the use of force in Syria is what.
Brought this whole thing about that if the United States hadn't talked about.
And hadn't cleared it was going to have some kind of a punishment or deterrence -- -- some kind of American military strike.
This series wouldn't be willing to do this in the presence wouldn't propose -- but it.
What the president -- I was he took that option off the table he did -- get off the table he's ever -- applause I'm not trying to congress to ask them to approve military force.
An attack has Syria -- gonna put down -- we're gonna let the diplomatic.
Proposals play out she was the right thing to.
I think it's okay thanks a process of -- -- -- and this is this is -- in my view on this I was having conversation with a very flexible -- and on about this.
My -- think.
The threat of military force was at its most.
In the very couple of in the very first few days off of the off the attack took place.
I think the threat of military action.
In the eyes of -- sat in the eyes of the region then start to diminish.
Then south of the mission as a whole slowly subside is what I mean by that is data cameras missionary was somewhat parliament's grand.
So then one of the strongest allies of America has then -- you know we've we don't think there's enough evidence there hopeful for the reasons of Iraq whenever we decided not to run.
Not to go enormous.
And then Obama decided to I think what he's sorry you give congress the the -- so I think.
From -- Walton the threat of military strikes has subsided so I actually.
And I'm not sure whether the threat of -- action did bring peace -- to the table.
Or and also something which I think that the jury still out for me in terms of how to actually came about.
I think the really interesting thing at the moment as I think the president had no choice but to the -- the -- Michael west.
Because the moment we have this Don -- this conundrum.
The -- -- -- the US seems to be pushing for and the UK actually in terms of a chapter seven offs were 42 UN Security Council resolution.
Which is obviously the up to and including the use of force of course -- Landon -- not -- forces.
Now and it's going to be really interesting situation here from the White House perspective is is if if for whatever reason Russia and China by hints about personally and I think they will -- at the Dubai and so that.
And then the president puts the budget to congress and congress turned around and say actually was still convinced about military strikes.
-- gonna gonna have the reverse problem that we've had you're -- have international legitimacy.
But you know that I have agreement from congress on a military strike.
Whereas before we've been lacking legitimacy and obviously the the White House -- want to destroy something has an interest -- conundrum that.
Though we've got to see old administration will have we'll -- -- very happy about how that plays out for the moment.
If I was administration will be put in pushing for chapter six but -- to get something on the table something agree.
Something graduates it's something to have regional and international backing.
And then see how the actual means of monitoring those chemical weapons coming into international have played out.
And then how the conversation whether -- took great shots which up to seven off with 42 -- -- OK let us lieutenant colonel Michael K.
Former and special advisor to the British ministry of defense thanks and I have a feeling that we're gonna have some answers when it firms from -- -- Thanks very --
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