June 17th, 2013
03:15 AM ET

Russia, U.S. to square off over Syria

Not long after the United States said it will start arming Syrian rebels, Syria's longtime ally Russia fired back by saying the move supports those "who kill their enemies and eat their organs."

The latest dispute sets a riveting backdrop to the Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland on Monday, where the Syrian civil war will likely top the agenda among eight of the world's most powerful countries.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet one-on-one to discuss the war that has now killed more than 92,000 people - including thousands of children.

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  1. Mary

    Nor do they mind if they taint the soil samples. Nor do they mind inventing evidence, Just like they invented WMD's in Iraq and once again it was McCain that was pushing that very hard.

    June 17, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      McCain needs to retire; that being said, he is one of the more moderate Republicans we see in Congress. And that doesn't bode well for the future.

      June 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Some of the accusations are coming from a French news team “lamond” Some of the footage they took in which they claim sarin was used shows one insurgent having time to “puff”(not sure what she means here) before putting on his mask

    June 17, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning@bobcat. Your poignant sarcasm is well placed.
    A quagmire if you ask me (of the making of players involved) ready to suck the US into its bottomless depths. Yes yet again the neocons, the war mongers in fact the War party wins.

    June 17, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    @ Cnn, Of course without fail you prevent me from posting my replies in one comment and now are blocking me. I will try and post the rest later. Good day all

    June 17, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      ****SARCASM ALERT. Yes it would appear that you have been having difficulty getting your point across so far on this thread.

      Russia and Syria = good
      Everyone else = bad
      Israel = really bad
      OK, got it.

      June 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    blocked just like other friends.

    June 17, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Keith

    And yet we get involved in another war on the other side of the globe that does not concern us.

    June 17, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Russian rhetoric: “who kill their enemies and eat their organs.”
    Say it with me, folks: "same as it ever was."

    No US boots on Syrian soil.

    June 17, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      “who kill their enemies and eat their organs.”
      This kind of statement reminds me eerily of the Nazi German propaganda that was put out about its Jewish citizens. Beware.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      Same as it ever was.

      June 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    And your sarcasm is ill placed my esteemed fellow blogger.
    No one is saying Russia+Syria =good.
    The reality on the ground as to the make up of rebels and their intent is there for all to see & learn.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    As for Israel being bad, well their intent as those of their ally in need S.Arabia in the region is also well known.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Us has to exercise wisdom & foresight in not getting involved in another proxy war taking the risk of stepping into another quagmire like Iraq & Afghanistan. We can hardly afford it.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    Syria has no intention of letting the US instal a puppet leader. As for Assad, he is the lesser of two evils for now. Adding to the fact that Russia has said they will not allow a no-fly-zone to be imposed over Syria.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    The world can hardly afford to sustain a post Assad Syria taken over by the rebels.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      OTOH, there may not be any citizens left if things keep going the way they are...

      June 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Its high time the U.S., Ruskies and the Chicoms make the middle east "clean up thier own mess".

    June 17, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @rupert. Hi my main man. So glad to have met u on FB.
      Text me.

      June 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    @ sawhat, being blocked again. See you somewhat later .

    June 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    The idiots must have deleted me because I posted a link to LeMonde.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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