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REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets
Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2013 | Michael Kelly

Posted on 08/27/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 08/27/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

See also here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kerry-obama-determined-to-hold-syria-accountable-for-using-chemical-weapons/2013/08/26/599450c2-0e70-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story.html

After Syria chemical allegations, Obama considering limited military strike


2 posted on 08/27/2013 7:13:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What... is he trying to get Putin and Xi’s OK that the repercussions will be contained?

He should do NOTHING.


3 posted on 08/27/2013 7:13:59 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

Trident?


4 posted on 08/27/2013 7:14:21 AM PDT by AceMineral (One day the people will beg for chains.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How about a cost of living increase for the old folks struggling to get by on their SS checks instead?


5 posted on 08/27/2013 7:16:02 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SeekAndFind

Translation: Obama knows that AQ used chemical weapons on their own people, but he has to do something to Assad to avoid looking like the limp wrist that he is.


6 posted on 08/27/2013 7:16:21 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

>> He should do NOTHING.

Well, it would be very helpful if he’d pull his head out of his butt.

Other than that, nothing.


7 posted on 08/27/2013 7:17:22 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just send the Syrian Air Ministry the target list and time on target.


8 posted on 08/27/2013 7:17:24 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

well we’ve leaked the timeframe and the duration

next let’s just leak the target list before we go to another phoney “kinetic military action” so they can move everything, make some “Baby Milk Factory” signs, and prepare “dead bodies” to stage the scene

where’s the UN security council resolution? Congressional oversight?

Everyone from the US Congress and the UN still on vacation? Gee timing is such a coinky dink


9 posted on 08/27/2013 7:18:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does he have the precise times? I may be busy.


10 posted on 08/27/2013 7:18:14 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
The limited strike would seemingly be a response to allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons...

As opposed to proof, perhaps that the rebels used chemweapons, or perhaps even that the 0' regime paid for/backed rebel use of chemweapons thru Qatar...

So, as you can see, haste is of prime importance here, to accomplish an Assad bashing before it is more commonly known that it was the rebels using the chemicals.

11 posted on 08/27/2013 7:18:40 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he does this it is simply not a proper use of our military


12 posted on 08/27/2013 7:18:51 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

And just how far is this unsanctioned attack (by Congress) using long-range bombers and/or cruise missiles from a domestic attack against any of our more conservative recalcitrant states?

Here’s something to watch very very closely. If this tyrant does this without clearance from Congress, he WILL do it against our own citizens - count on it.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 7:19:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Using any planes near Syria would be stupid. They can be shot down.


14 posted on 08/27/2013 7:19:26 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Thane_Banquo

I have still yet to see conclusive and irrefutable proof such attacks have taken place.


15 posted on 08/27/2013 7:19:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

US should butt out and MOOB.

What happens in Syria should stay in Syria. Same for Egypt.

nobama’s getting ready to step in it big time.


16 posted on 08/27/2013 7:19:59 AM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

There are Russian cruise missiles that could threaten our destroyers and their are ballistic missiles that could hit the British Airfield in Crete.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 7:20:57 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: SeekAndFind
So the Syrians are exploding CHEMICAL weapons in their own streets...and they're supposed to be dissuaded by having a few of our CONVENTIONAL weapons landing in some fields?

So a couple days of a few extra explosions are going to convince them to stop blowing things and people up?
18 posted on 08/27/2013 7:21:15 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SeekAndFind; MestaMachine
This will end very badly.

It’s World War One; there’s thirteen million killed; it was all because the militaries of both alliances believed they were so highly attuned to one another’s movements and dispositions, they could predict one another’s intentions, but all their theories were based on the last war. And the world and technology had changed, and those lessons were no longer valid, but it was all they knew, so the orders went out, couldn’t be rescinded. And your man in the field, his family at home, they couldn’t even tell you the reasons why their lives were being destroyed.

And here we are 100 years later, we haven't learned a damn thing.


19 posted on 08/27/2013 7:21:46 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind
WTH is wrong with this guy? This rookie is bound and determined to start WW III. It is bad when Putin is the sane one in this. Did I hear right that he pulled out of a meeting with Russia and China at The Hague concerning this?
He is certifiably insane!
20 posted on 08/27/2013 7:22:13 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: SeekAndFind

President Assad respectfully requests that a Target List also be leaked in advance.

“Surely President 0bama doesn’t intend to hurt anyone or accomplish anything with his Kinetic Action. So we’re just asking for fair notice,” said Assad.


21 posted on 08/27/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (No bombs for Al Qaeda in Syria!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bush was “shock and awe”

Barry is “mock and fore”


22 posted on 08/27/2013 7:22:53 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jim Noble

>> Just send the Syrian Air Ministry the target list and time on target.

...and CC the Rooskies so they can pre-program the SAMs before they deliver them to Assad. It’ll save a step.


23 posted on 08/27/2013 7:23:04 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeekAndFind
President Obama is considering a strike on Syrian military targets involving sea-launched cruise missiles or possibly long-range bombers that would last no more than two days,

In other words he is just going to throw gas on a fire.

24 posted on 08/27/2013 7:23:53 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay, let’s pretend we’re Assad:

AIDE: The Americans are planning a two-day strike on you for using chemical weapons.

ASSAD: Okay, let’s think what options I can have. I can say I’ve learned my lesson, lay off the rebels, let them win, and then get tortured and hung. Or I could find a good hideout for a few days and keep doing what I’m doing. And with any luck, Obama’s bombs could kill a few kids and I could send the images all over the world and inflame the Muslims agains the U.S., which is never very hard to do. My choices here aren’t exactly difficult.

AIDE: But if you ignore Obama, he could get very angry.

ASSAD: And what’s he going to do about it? The Americans don’t want to get bogged down in another Middle East war. Worst case, it’s another round of bombing. And if the Russians and the Middle Eastern community back me, Obama would probably back off even that.


25 posted on 08/27/2013 7:24:25 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: SeekAndFind

When I read the headline I couldn’t help but recall Clinton’s Balkan war, the enemy (I always had a tough considering them an enemy) would place dummy tanks and aircraft out so our high flying Air Force would waste expensive bombs - and they did. Understandably, the AF always goes for overkill, so a lot of money went into making big holes in vacant fields.


26 posted on 08/27/2013 7:27:17 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Gaffer
It's a Gulf of Tonkin if you ask me. This is my first instinct. It is a shame when I believe the Syrian Foreign Minister over the LYING SON OF BITCH John Kerry who also claimed our own troops committed "war crimes". He damned well could be lying here, too.

Obongo's drawing us in and he will go with or without the consent of the Congress and the Consent of the Governed. This could be an impeachable act if he botches it and was not legally covered. What's it to him if a few US pilots get shotdown, some guys get seriously injured in the cruise missile prep on our ships, Americans citizens are kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut,, US Embassy and consulates across the Middle East are MANPAD-ed with major strikes, and otherwise all hell breaks loose. Domestically, he can get NSA, Obamacare, Fox News wiretap-gate, IRS-gate and Benghazi off the front pages.

27 posted on 08/27/2013 7:27:30 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: Gaffer

“I have still yet to see conclusive and irrefutable proof such attacks have taken place.”

Kinda like that bin laden political commercial.


28 posted on 08/27/2013 7:27:36 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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"Heck, a few bombs will pump your resume, after you screwed up that video thing."

"And besides at $50 billion per day for the incursion, all my loyalists get to pocket a few hundred million."

" War profiteering is big bucks according to my ex-COS Rahm Emanuel."

29 posted on 08/27/2013 7:27:57 AM PDT by Liz
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To: SeekAndFind

So? What is this supposed to accomplish? To “send a message” to Assad that we don’t like him very much?


30 posted on 08/27/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: SeekAndFind

It won’t happen this week. That would interfere with The One’s historic
speech on the 50 year anniversary of MLK’s ‘I have a dream’.


31 posted on 08/27/2013 7:29:39 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: silverleaf

Everyone from the US Congress and the UN still on vacation? Gee timing is such a coinky dink

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And the timing has another benefit: it pushes into the background all that pesky talk about the out-of-control national debt that is reapidly approaching $17 trillion. We’ll have to deal with that “later”.


32 posted on 08/27/2013 7:29:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Our man in washington
SYRIAN CHRISTIAN: WHY IS OBAMA BACKING ISLAMIST REBELS WHO ARE KILLING US ?

The United States and Syria?:
33 posted on 08/27/2013 7:29:46 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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Did I hear right that he pulled out of a meeting with Russia and China at The Hague concerning this?

Probably because Vlad liked the rodeo clown. Barry's thin skin overrides all.


34 posted on 08/27/2013 7:31:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind; All

I think this is all a pretext to go to war and take control of Syria.

Why?

To preserve the right to place giant oil pipeline from the oil producers to the European Union.

Why does Russia care?

Because they want to sell their oil to the EU and this will be competition.

Otherwise, why would anyone care about the plight of Syrians in civil war?

In my opinion, it does not matter which side we support, it is merely to gain control of the territory for the sole purpose of placing a large tube on the land.

I may be wrong, but why are our troops going to be placed in harm’s way for the benefit of European Oil? Why can’t Europe fight for themselves? Why must it be the US?

We will only invite retaliation.

Retaliation against us will invite further clampdown on our civil rights “to keep us safe.”

All of this so European socialism can survive the malaise in which it wallows.


35 posted on 08/27/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps we should just disband Congress, that way he can spend their salaries on more vacations.


36 posted on 08/27/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Why would Assad use WMD’s when he is winning the war against the so called rebels? it doesn’t add up. Could this be a set up?

Is this all going down according to the Muslim Brotherhood/Al Qaida plan???

If Assad falls, who will take over? Who is the frying pan? Who is the fire?


37 posted on 08/27/2013 7:33:36 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Well, it would be very helpful if he’d pull his head out of his butt.

And position it under Putin's. He's working on it!

38 posted on 08/27/2013 7:35:13 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Galt's Gulch: it isn't Valley Forge.)
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To: rfp1234

“It won’t happen this week. That would interfere with The One’s historic
speech on the 50 year anniversary of MLK’s ‘I have a dream’.”

No way the imposter is going to miss his tee time on Saturday either.


39 posted on 08/27/2013 7:35:13 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

>> It is a shame when I believe the Syrian Foreign Minister over the LYING SON OF BITCH John Kerry

Yep, and it’s a damned shame when I’m actually rooting for the ex-Soviets BECAUSE THEY OCCUPY THE CHRISTIAN MORAL HIGH GROUND over Obungo and his evil posse and his client Islamonazis.

World turned upside down. It’s revolting.


40 posted on 08/27/2013 7:37:01 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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41 posted on 08/27/2013 7:38:24 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Oldexpat

Correction Cyprus is where the airbase is. It is well within missile range and any destroyer in range of Syria for cruise missile strikes..without over flying neutral territory is vunerable to cruise missiles.


42 posted on 08/27/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

The Black Sea Fleet has added two new Sierra 2 Class Fast Attack Submarines. Those are serious war machines. They are armed with Sunburn Missiles.


43 posted on 08/27/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"It's a Gulf of Tonkin if you ask me. This is my first instinct. It is a shame when I believe the Syrian Foreign Minister over the LYING SON OF BITCH John Kerry who also claimed our own troops committed "war crimes". He damned well could be lying here, too. " AMAZING how quiet the Anti-War liberal left is on yet another pending undeclared war by the Peace Prize President Obama, isn't it??

LBJ went from being a so called great president with the liberals with his war on poverty, which is still being lost, to one of the worse presidents ever after he deepened the Nam War because of the so called Gulf of Tonkin event.

Now, Obozoliar appears to be following in the footsteps of LBJ with his lies about Assad and Syria, while covering for the Muslim Brotherhood Thugs and al Queda in Syria.

"Obongo's drawing us in and he will go with or without the consent of the Congress and the Consent of the Governed. This could be an impeachable act if he botches it and was not legally covered. What's it to him if a few US pilots get shotdown, some guys get seriously injured in the cruise missile prep on our ships, Americans citizens are kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut,, US Embassy and consulates across the Middle East are MANPAD-ed with major strikes, and otherwise all hell breaks loose. Domestically, he can get NSA, Obamacare, Fox News wiretap-gate, IRS-gate and Benghazi off the front pages."

44 posted on 08/27/2013 7:40:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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The design of the potential attack implies sending a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

And the message is:

Immediately stop allowing those Rebel Forces to launch chemical attacks and blame them on you.

45 posted on 08/27/2013 7:42:27 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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The Russians don’t need to get involved, as the U.S. is shooting itself, again.

If the Iranians close the Gulf, oil goes to $200 and the U.S. economy crashes. Russia makes a huge windfall as it is the largest oil producer.


46 posted on 08/27/2013 7:42:50 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: SeekAndFind
to me this smells like week old roast doggie,,...

but to barry it smells like victory..



47 posted on 08/27/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Likely, but in GoT, I think LBJ had cooperation from Congress in a formal resolution. We won’t even get that.


48 posted on 08/27/2013 7:45:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
Our enemies are killing each other. QUICK...somebody STOP them!

- The Obama-McCain Syrian doctrine in a nutshell

49 posted on 08/27/2013 7:47:55 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

BO is only capable of “committing” to the arbitrary, but never the necessary.

Largely because his moral compass was never activated.


50 posted on 08/27/2013 7:49:29 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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