BREAKING: Russian FM: Moscow will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 9, 2013
If Syria agrees, this puts the US in a box and will make the US look like thugs, if they attack.
Prediction: Kerry-Obama will not be satisfied with any Russia-Syrian promises to place chemical weapons under international control.
Syria 'welcomes' Russia's weapons proposal
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem says Damascus welcomes a Russian proposal calling for Syria to surrender its chemical arsenals in order to avert a U.S. military strike
The State Department was forced to clarify the remarks [made by Kerry about giving Syria a week], calling them "rhetorical" and making clear its desire to strike could be tempered by a Syrian offer. Kerry's point, according to spokeswoman Jen Psaki, "was that this brutal dictator with a history of playing fast and loose with the facts cannot be trusted to turn over chemical weapons."