Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Says Russia’s Suggestion To Rid Syria Of Chemical Weapons Won’t Change Anything [AUDIO]
On Tuesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy spoke with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest developments with the Syria situation.
For the past few days, President Barack Obama has been pressing for an unpopular military attack on Syria due to allegation of chemical weapons being used on the citizens. However, yesterday Russia came forward and suggested that Syria could instead give up their chemical weapons and destroy them altogether. Ambassador Nagy said that, although this option will provide a good "way out" of the situation for both Syria and President Obama, it won't really change anything.
"This is a wonderful way for the Russians to help the Syrians bide some time. It also gives, frankly, Obama some cover if he really doesn't want to do anything now. I mean, that obvious, he's feeling compelled to have to do something. This may be a fancy way out for everybody, but at the end of the day, it's going to accomplish nothing."
Tonight, President Obama will address the nation to garner support for his strike of Syria. Nagy predicted that Obama will try to appeal in one of three ways: national security, humanitarian interest, or U.S. credibility. But whichever approach Obama takes, Nagy said he is going to have to work very hard to sway the public that they should go through with the attack of Syria.
Congressman Randy Neugebauer also joined Ambassador Nagy, and explained that after attending yesterday's classified briefing, he still does not support U.S. military action in Syria.
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