Well I never thought that I would praise President Putin in print. But the Russian leader seems to have come up with a solution that appears to avert the threat of a major escalation of the troubles in Syria. If the UK MPs had not voted no last week to pursuing military action then in all probability America would have launched cruise missiles and we would be in a bigger mess than we are now.
No doubt the Syrian opposition forces will do all they can to stop any handover of chemical weapons. It would rather suit them for America to bomb President Assad.
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