Today I’m visiting a relative and, wouldn’t you know it, there are major connectivity problems. So I’ll be uncharacteristically–and perhaps blessedly–brief (and please forgive any grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors; I’m not on a regular computer and can barely read what I’m writing).
Also, I’m omitting links.
So, there seems to be an agreement with Russia to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014. No threat of force to give it teeth. Syria must list its arsenal in detail and cooperate. Assad remains in power. All of this will be accomplished in record time in the midst of a hot civil war.
And they’ll throw in a bridge in Brooklyn, just to sweeten the deal. Works for me.
[UPDATE: Almost as soon as I posted this piece, my computer suddenly decided to have mercy on me and connect. Don't know how long it will last, but at the moment everything's working fine. So here's a link to memeorandum's articles on the pact I described above.]