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Gates: China, Russia Aggression Related to Obama Syrian Red Line Failure

Gates: China, Russia Aggression Related to Obama Syrian Red Line Failure

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This week at the Council on Foreign Relations, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Russia and China’s recent aggression are directly related to President Barack Obama’s failure to follow through with his threat that a “red line” would be crossed if Syria used chemical weapons.

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Gates said, “Russia and China see that void” in world leadership and are taking advantage of it. He added he always tells presidents, “If you cock the pistol be ready to fire it”…

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