September 11th, 2013
08:21 PM ET
9 years ago

Crossfire: What's Russia's motive in Syria?

CNN's Crossfire co-hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich, along with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, talk about Russia's motive with the new Syria chemical weapons plan.

Filed under: Crossfire • Syria
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. rs

    Quid pro quo. We'll help you on Syria, while getting Iran another nuclear reactor. You want "peace" in Syria (or at least to take WMD out of play), your let Iran go nuclear.
    Welcome to Detente.

    September 11, 2013 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    Gee, I don't know. What usually motivates a short man who goes around with his shirt off?

    September 11, 2013 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Russa will not take refuges or displaced people .
    Putin is smart , he's playing the democratic , free speech , advertising campaign of diplomacy .

    Welcome to Dancing With The Czar's meets Comrade Rehab !

    September 12, 2013 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  4. Name Uche Agonsi

    No matter how political the Russia motives are, I guess they are peaceful and for the stability of that region.

    September 12, 2013 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  5. Cubic Zircon Jewellery

    Nice one but v are liitle confused about syria government...

    September 12, 2013 03:16 am at 3:16 am |
  6. Marie MD

    Is Assad tall or is Putin a little ex KGB guy with a Napoleonic complex?

    September 12, 2013 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    Russia is ally to Syria–or vice versa.

    September 12, 2013 07:47 am at 7:47 am |