Video of the Week – John Kerry Accidentally Averts War


I know that reading paragraph after paragraph of writing can get tiring at times; no matter how interesting the writing might be. Thus, starting today and every following Friday, I will post the Video of the Week. This clip will have either the most interesting or most newsworthy video from the previous week’s events. Additionally, I’ll try to briefly explain the context of video  Without further adieu, here is the Video of the Week

I was going to write a post on whether the US should engage in a military strike on Syria. However, my collection of thoughts might have become outdated thanks to the clumsiness of John Kerry. Appearing in a press conference regarding Syria, John Kerry was asked by CBS reporter Margaret Brennan, if there was “anything at this point [Assad’s] government could do…to stop an attack”. John Kerry went off script and said that Assad could turn over his entire arsenal of chemical weapons to the international community.

At first, this weak response went unnoticed. However, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, decided to take up Kerry on his offer. Putin suggested that Russia could take the chemical weapons off Syria’s hands and the Syrian government seems to have agreed to this deal. Finally, President Obama has said that if the Syrian government complies, they will not launch a military strike on Syria. Crisis averted? Perhaps. We’ll have to wait and see what unfolds. Maybe we should take Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and give it to Margaret Brennan.

“Why don’t you meet Osama bin Laden, invite him to Brussels or to the White House and engage him in talks, ask him what he wants and give it to him so he leaves you in peace”
-Vladimir Putin

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