M. Simon, of Power and Control and I have a little gentleman’s wager going on inside the comments section of this Donald Sensing post over at Winds of Change (Mr. Simon having begged off my “let’s bet beer” proposal).
As I said in the comments, I think Sensing totally blew this one, but I have a lot of respect for the guy and his writing, which can be found here. It’s “worth the trip.”
The crux of the matter is that he believes that Syria will NOT blink, and I think they will. We’ve each agreed to publicly abase ourselves to whoever turns out to be right.
Here are a couple of his posts: well worth reading.
Also, Mr. Simon is not merely engaged in wishful thinking. There are, as he posts, legitimate grounds to think that Assad could be pushed into pulling the trigger.
Ain’t gonna happen, though.