Suddenly it seems as if the United States is competing with Russia to find an alternative to attacking Syria.
As we posted this morning:
“The Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a possible U.S. military strike, Interfax news agency quoted Syria’s foreign minister as saying on Tuesday,” reports Reuters.
Now, reports Politico, “in response to a Russian offer Monday that Syria should give up its chemical weapons in order to avoid the prospects of military strikes”
A powerful group of senators is quietly drafting a new proposal that could forestall military action in Syria if the country relinquishes its chemical weapon stockpile, according to a source familiar with the deliberations. … The group working on the new plan includes Republican defense hawks, a powerful committee chairman, a key Democratic leader and important swing votes — meaning it could pick up steam as a crucial alternative to the use-of-force resolution that is awaiting action in the Senate.