31 October 2013

Diplomacy seems to be working in Syria

It's being reported today that all Syrian chemical weapon production and mixing facilities have now been destroyed or rendered inoperable, thereby meeting a major deadline.

According to Reuters, Syria's next deadline is November 15, when Syria and the international Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) "must agree to a detailed plan of destruction, including how and where to destroy more than 1,000 metric tonnes of toxic agents and munitions."

So far, so good. Diplomacy seems to be working. No U.S. military strikes were necessary.

I hope this will be a lesson learned.

The OPCW won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

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