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Samantha Power facing a critical test as the new US ambassador to the UN she is now front and center.
In contentious talks to create a UN Security Council resolution.
That would mandate elimination of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal by the middle of next year.
So how does she accomplish all of this -- Brunell is a former spokesperson.
For four previous US ambassadors to the UN.
And a Fox News contributor.
Interesting situation in which she finds herself she has long advocated the use of force.
Against the Syrian leadership in this chemical weapons attack now Russia has stepped in and said.
You use forests or threaten to use force we're gonna veto this resolution.
Yeah and don't forget that just threw a couple weeks ago she threw up her hands.
After being on the job about nineteen days and said the Security Council cannot come up with a decision and diplomacy is dead.
Now she's having to backtrack.
And try to convince the other fourteen members of the Security Council that diplomacy is not dead so she's got a very.
Tough job hopefully she can really buckle down and be a good negotiator we know she's a very good talker.
We know that she delivers incredibly.
-- wedding speeches and she writes great books.
But that's not the job of the US ambassador the US ambassador -- to sit across the table from Russia and negotiate a resolution so now she really has kind of buckle down and be very tough when looking across the table.
Her speeches and and her oratory I mean she was.
Essentially a writer and a reporter she doesn't have a long history of state craft.
If she really has no negotiation experience whatsoever so.
There are people who are very nervous about whether or not she can deliver let let's be on -- secretary of state John Kerry.
And Sergei Lavrov the foreign minister of Russia came up with -- deal about what to do with Syria.
We now have to put that into the form of a resolution.
And what needs to happen is Samantha Power needs to make sure that we put into the resolution.
A very clear penalty if Syria doesn't comply.
Certainly we know that there has to be penalties and so of those penalties have to be.
Very clear inside the resolution the way that this works at the UN.
Is is Security Council members get to decide whether they write the resolution under what we -- chapter six or chapter seven mandates the chapter six mandate.
Literally says you cannot use force.
There are no guns allowed so we can't really write this under chapter six and be serious and so what is she to do I mean what are her choices are you sympathetic.
To the situation in which she finds herself.
Well look I've sat across the table of Russia a million times and they always say they're against resolutions.
Russia would say that they were against all five.
Iran resolutions that we in the Bush Administration forced them to about you can't listen to what they're saying they're very good at the PR game.
But I think what you have to do is yet to -- down the resolution yet to putt very tough verbs in that resolution.
And then force a vote called the vote to make them raise their hand and Vito what if they want.
They would then get the blame for not having a diplomatic solution to Syria.
What we have to be able to do is if we're gonna put -- put in writing a a serious.
Then there also has to be penalties for not complying with that serious diplomatic strategy will make a prediction here I mean what do you see happening.
I predict that she's not able to convince Russia because she doesn't have negotiation experiences.
If she was sent up to Harvard.
And had to convince a bunch of grad students of what to deal then we have the right person for the job should be very -- -- that.
And I negotiating with the Russians never an easy test were grown now thank you.
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