September 13th, 2013
03:09 AM ET

U.S. and Russia negotiate over Syria

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with his Russian counterpart Friday for a second day of talks about a possible diplomatic solution on Syria, he faces a proverbial standoff with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Imagine two men facing one another holding guns. One says: You drop yours first, then I'll drop mine. The second answers: No, you drop yours first.

Al-Assad demanded on Thursday that the United States call off any potential strike on Syrian government forces before he gives up his large chemical weapons arsenal.

But Kerry made it clear that the threat of a U.S. military strike remains on the table, if Syria does not hand over its stockpiles.

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  1. TvNyC

    Friday the 13th, be on alert everybody.

    September 13, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    "Imagine two men facing one another holding guns"? About the only thing I can imagine, is that one is a gun control freak,and is naive as well as unarmed. And the other? Well.

    September 13, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ TvNyC, this is the best friday the 13th ever! My very best friend became a grandma today to quintuplets! That makes me the auntie! Woohoo! Three precious little girls and 2 handsome little boys! Life is good!

    September 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |