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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been a thorn in Obama's side throughout the unrest. He's said it's the rebels, not Assad, who has used chemical weapons. He's dispatched Russian warships to stalk American destroyers in the Mediterranean and threatened to side with Assad in the event of an American strike. (credit:AP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been a thorn in Obama's side throughout the unrest. He's said it's the rebels, not Assad, who has used chemical weapons. He's dispatched Russian warships to stalk American destroyers in the Mediterranean and threatened to side with Assad in the event of an American strike. (credit:AP)

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