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McCain and Graham: Syria reports, if true, mean president's red line has been crossed
CNN ^ | March 19th, 2013 | Kevin Liptak

Posted on 03/20/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Washington (CNN) – Two leading Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, if true, mean the president's threshold for involvement in the country's civil war has been met.

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have led calls in Congress for greater U.S. involvement in Syria, issued a joint statement saying the attacks, if verified, would demand a response from President Barack Obama.

“If today’s reports are substantiated, the President’s red line has been crossed, and we would urge him to take immediate action to impose the consequences he has promised," the senators wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; abc; blame; chemicalweapons; graham; grahamnesty; israel; mccain; obamaswars; redline; syria; waronterror; wmd
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1 posted on 03/20/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McWuss and Gramnesty come to the rescue........


2 posted on 03/20/2013 5:20:23 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And I should care WHY?


3 posted on 03/20/2013 5:21:27 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If US enters into hostilities, it is fighting directly with Russia, not smart.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 5:21:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Then McGraham can prance on over there and fight it on their own.

These are the same scumbags who led the cheerleading squad to get involved in Libya before deciding to be outraged about Benghazi.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 5:22:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Time to draw a new “red line” I guess.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 5:23:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

to impose the consequences he has promised,”

...this means he’ll have to get out of bed by noon with time for only 9 holes!!


7 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:00 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Send YOUR sons...


8 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Graham and McCain are idiots. Oliver North emphatically states the so called chemical weapons are not. That they haven’t been used yet. Why drag us into anotherI unwinnable situation?


9 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:39 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

These two are downright dangerous.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rrrod

If Syria is allowed to use WMD’s, everyone else can use them as well.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:46 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

No!


12 posted on 03/20/2013 5:27:12 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Rand Paul had Lispy and McQueeg pegged dead-on. Apparently those two DO actually see every square inch as battlespace.

Screw that... no war in Syria unless we get a declaration from Congress... which won’t happen.


13 posted on 03/20/2013 5:27:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: cripplecreek

“Then McGraham can prance on over there and fight it on their own.”

Nah. Obama’s already in the area. I vote that he should go to see if the rumours are true. If he doesn’t come back, oh well—we’ll know.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 5:27:21 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

"What are you looking at, sir?"

"Couple of Republican Senators threatening the President's policies. C'mere, they're cute to watch!"


15 posted on 03/20/2013 5:27:29 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I will be firmly among the anti-war crowd this time. Had enough of this sh*t of expending American blood and treasure for radical muslims.


16 posted on 03/20/2013 5:30:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Dumb and Dumber are at it again. Are these two idiots tied at the hip or something ?


17 posted on 03/20/2013 5:30:21 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Better yet send your fat assed, big mouthed daughter McCain.


18 posted on 03/20/2013 5:30:40 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: ScottinVA

Eggzackly! Syria is nothing but Muslims killing Muslims. If they ever stop they will start killing Christians and Jews again.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 5:32:44 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: AppyPappy

People have already used them hello, WWI


20 posted on 03/20/2013 5:34:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I am as compassionate as the next guy, but I see no friends in either side of this battle and I don’t want to spill one ounce of US blood to save people who systemically hate us.

No matter what you do to or for a muslim, at the end of the day, you will still be an infidel (or Jew).


21 posted on 03/20/2013 5:38:15 AM PDT by umgud
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If an enemy is destroying themselves, the last thing we should do is interrupt. Hell, we should be agitating these crazy bastards and encouraging them to kill each other. If the people of Syria won’t fight for themselves, it’s not worth American blood and treasure.

I have never been a fan of entangling ourselves in the conflicts of others, in particular where we have no ally. That said, I find the comments on this thread interesting. Yet another strong divergence of the right from the Beltway GOP.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 5:40:41 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: AppyPappy
If Syria is allowed to use WMD’s, everyone else can use them as well.

And hollowpoints which are banned. If we can invade Syria for using gas on its own people, then Syria, and every one else for that matter, can invade the U.S. for using hollowpoints on its own people.

23 posted on 03/20/2013 5:42:06 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

They are not going to be happy until we have troops on the ground there.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 5:44:38 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hold on a second. The assclown OPPOSED the war against Saddam Hussein even though Hussein USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS against his own people....but NOW he thinks SYRIA is the place to go?

What an amateur.


25 posted on 03/20/2013 5:52:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hold on a second. The assclown OPPOSED the war against Saddam Hussein even though Hussein USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS against his own people....but NOW he thinks SYRIA is the place to go?

What an amateur.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 5:53:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: csmusaret

“Syria is nothing but Muslims killing Muslims.”

In a sane world we would be sending weapons and ammo to both sides to increase the body count.


27 posted on 03/20/2013 5:54:46 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: yldstrk

the comment was about MODERN times. WWI was nearly 100 years ago.


28 posted on 03/20/2013 5:57:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

29 posted on 03/20/2013 6:01:47 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Watch out Syria, strongly worded note to follow. Perhaps. Maybe.


30 posted on 03/20/2013 6:04:01 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: umgud

Let the Arab League deal with it.


31 posted on 03/20/2013 6:15:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle

Color me skeptical about the chemical weapons. Syria would have to be dumber than dumb to do so under the eye of the world. Obama is looking for an excuse to invade.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: ScottinVA

The GOP would be doing themselves a big favor by resisting a war for once.

A little Reaganesque restraint would go a long way.


33 posted on 03/20/2013 6:22:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
mean president's red line has been crossed

...THIS PRESIDENTS RED LINE should have a four fweakin lane highway built over, around, and under it since he's a muslim and WILL NOT piss off his brotherhood.

34 posted on 03/20/2013 6:22:45 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cripplecreek
Let the Arab League deal with it.

I have no faith in the current chain of command; the only thing they can do well is eff up a wet dream.

35 posted on 03/20/2013 6:25:38 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Good grief! I despise these two cretins. I say send the two of them and call it a day!


36 posted on 03/20/2013 6:34:18 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

New World Order attempting to topple YET ANOTHER regime.

Looks like farmers ripped off by NWO may be getting their money back from the J P Morgue.

Looks like voters on Cyprus standing up to NWO as they pressure their politicians to vote no on confiscating money from their bank accounts to pay up to the NWO international banking system.

Perhaps voters in the US can pressure their Congress to NOT do another NWO operation like Libya - perhaps voters can pressure their politicians to keep the US OUT of Syria.

Unless the Council on Foreign Relations, the CIA and all other government agencies would like to publish their whole internal secret history - of all the stuff they’ve caused over the years.

Let them divulge every off-the-books CIA business operation that has anything to do with drugs.

Let’s get every bank that operates within the US to come clean about any and all money laundering that it turns a blind eye to.

Let them divulge every NGO that receives any money at all from the government - and then reveal the true purpose of every such NGO and all communications they have with “revolutionaries”.

Let them divulge ALL historical US investment within the old Soviet Union, from 1917 up to today.

Let the CFR divulge ALL its members’ communications and contacts with the USSR during that period.

If Americans knew everything that NWO was doing... I doubt they would support any more NWO-generated wars.


37 posted on 03/20/2013 6:36:21 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: ScottinVA
I will be firmly among the anti-war crowd this time. Had enough of this sh*t of expending American blood and treasure for radical muslims.

I'm right there with you!

38 posted on 03/20/2013 6:36:25 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 43north

Careful...Big Sis will put you on the list. :>)


39 posted on 03/20/2013 6:48:14 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: cripplecreek; pgkdan

We would derive no discernible benefit whatsoever if we sent troops into that hellhole. And of course, years of nation-building would follow. Nooooooooooo thanks!


40 posted on 03/20/2013 6:49:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: pgkdan

Me three. There is something more than meets the eye behind this never-ending extension of our military. I couldn’t say what, but this is the first time that the left has been so openly hungry for going to war, not ending war, etc. Why are they so eager to extend our military to or beyond its limits? I hope all those sodomite and female soldiers who were so anxious to have “equality” in the military, get their full fair share of that “equality” on the front lines. Except that it places an extra burden on the traditional front line soldiers.


41 posted on 03/20/2013 6:55:03 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham

The Bradgelina of the US Senate!

42 posted on 03/20/2013 6:59:31 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Send them a “strongly worded letter”.


43 posted on 03/20/2013 6:59:37 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: cripplecreek
These are the same scumbags who led the cheerleading squad to get involved in Libya before deciding to be outraged about Benghazi.

Yeah, they also hugged the muslim brotherhood in Cairo. These two asshats are hell bent on keeping the US ensnared in foreign entanglements.

44 posted on 03/20/2013 7:06:03 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

0bama can be expected to shrug, scratch his head, plan his next tee time.


45 posted on 03/20/2013 7:13:49 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why do these two puppy dogs keep boring us? Do they come to work together?


46 posted on 03/20/2013 7:19:27 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McCain never met a war he didn’t like...as much as I hate Obama, thank God McCain didn’t win in 2008, lest we would be in the middle of WW III right now.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 7:20:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
Syria would have to be dumber than dumb to do so under the eye of the world.

Agreed. So it kind of makes me wonder who actually fired off that rocket. Maybe it wasn't Assad, but someone who wants Assad gone.

Do you recall what started WW II in Europe? The Germans dressed up some prisoners in Polish army uniforms, then had them "attack" a German border installation. This gave the Germans the justification to invade Poland.

48 posted on 03/20/2013 7:55:50 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

“Remember the Maine”, anyone?


49 posted on 03/20/2013 7:58:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yldstrk
If US enters into hostilities, it is fighting directly with Russia, not smart.

McCain wanted to do that in back in 2008 over Georgia of all places.

50 posted on 03/20/2013 8:13:57 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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