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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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To: SeekAndFind

Several retired U.S. military leaders have sent a letter to the President urging him not to use military force in Syria and at the minimum consult with Congress to get a declaration of war or use of military force authorization before starting anything.


151 posted on 08/27/2013 6:19:35 PM PDT by mulder1
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To: xzins

Imagine BARNEY Elmer Fudd FRANK.... as secratary of ANYTHING???


152 posted on 08/27/2013 6:47:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: SeekAndFind
"For the Syrian Government to use chemical weapons on its people will change my calculus..."

I never took calculus in school. Apparently, all that crazy math he did adds up to the magic number of 2 (and sometimes 17 trillion).

153 posted on 08/27/2013 6:54:54 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Thane_Banquo
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.

Exactly!

154 posted on 08/27/2013 6:56:46 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: SeekAndFind

Israels enemies are in disarray and we act like we need to do something. Is that because the obama tribe feels the same?


155 posted on 08/27/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: SeekAndFind

I actually understand PRECISELY why this was leaked, by the administration, up to and including the precise weapons loadout and the duration of the attack:

Obama backed himself into a corner.

He doesn’t want to do this (it’s polling poorly) yet he committed to the Muslim Brotherhood he would.

He wants to keep his chops with the Caliphate crowd, he loves them so dearly. Yet he doesn’t want to start a true world war (yet, anyways) and he doesn’t want to lose more people prior to the 2014 elections (after those, by the way, all bets are off).

With a leaked attack, he gets to keep his street-cred with the Muslim Brotherhood, yet feel no backlash, abroad or at home.


156 posted on 08/27/2013 7:10:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: tsowellfan

Under what authorization could Obama use military action against Syria?

Obama needs impeached. The Repub leadership is scared to do it because they made a deal with the “powers that be” and the devil. They agreed not to impeach the next Democrat if the Dems wouldn’t impeach Bush. The whole crooked Congressional shebang is a political see-saw of crooked politicians protecting each others backside but stabbing the people in the back. They protect the status quo and those that own them, as they allow quasi dictators to steal our rights and take care of their cronies. We need a third Party.


157 posted on 08/27/2013 7:13:59 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: SeekAndFind

“What this country needs is a short, victorious war to stem the tide of revolution” - Vyacheslav von Plehve, Russian Interior Minister, 1904


158 posted on 08/27/2013 7:15:19 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Drone strike on Michael Grunwald: you know it makes sense)
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To: Oztrich Boy

“What this country needs is a short, victorious war to stem the tide of revolution” - Vyacheslav von Plehve, Russian Interior Minister, 1904

Many of those czars now in powerful positions in the USA government oddly are relative newcomers to the USA, but of Russian Communist heritage. That’s where they learned the ropes on how to manipulate us.


159 posted on 08/27/2013 7:27:06 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: Grampa Dave

Oh you noticed the Dem silence. They were hoping you wouldn’t notice. They are at the moment desperately trying to find ways that this is right and W’s action in Iraq was wrong.

Maybe one of those little three-column charts will appear in one of the print lackeys with the action in the middle column and the left and right columns showing the difference between the evil Bush and Saint Obama.


160 posted on 08/27/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL. It’s not our fight. What is the strategic need?

Why do we care if Assad stays or goes?

Where are all the peaceniks?


161 posted on 08/27/2013 7:44:22 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If government did nothing we’d realize that it doesn’t do anything, but make things worse.


162 posted on 08/27/2013 7:45:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I keep wondering, when are these bastards going to let loose here. I predict they burn a city to the ground. Iranians have people here, I’m sure, ready to kill.

And Israel could get nuked if Iran has it ready. Could get dicey real fast.


163 posted on 08/27/2013 7:45:27 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Pearls Before Swine
He should do NOTHING.

He should make himself useful and go play golf.

164 posted on 08/27/2013 7:48:01 PM PDT by madison10
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I peeped in on the DemocraticUnderground.

They’re not happy. Nervous, unsure.


165 posted on 08/27/2013 8:18:20 PM PDT by imemyself
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To: RS_Rider; All

I am really surprised at what I’m reading here. I don’t want action either.

But, how many of you would honestly be upset if Bush was going to bomb Syria? Be honest with yourself.

Not one post on here acknowledging the obvious fact that chemical weapons were used....instead wag the dog comments.

Just find it odd.

Not saying we should involve ourselves at all, but suddenly we have become Ron Paul isolationists when the president changes parties. A bit hypocritical, don’t you think?


166 posted on 08/27/2013 8:21:15 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas
But, how many of you would honestly be upset if Bush was going to bomb Syria? Be honest with yourself.

You are comparing apples to oranges. Post-Iraq, I would have been upset if GWB wanted action against Syria. GWB sold me on WMD in Iraq. What we got was a bloody mess, no WMD, a huge backlash, and Obama in 2008. My threshold is now astronomically higher for mucking around in that Middle East hornets nest again.

But Obama's chemical weapons rationale is not some misguided venture to protect the U.S. from a threat; it is simply subterfuge for using the U.S. military to destabilize Assad and helping the Muslim Brotherhood/Al Queda come to power in Syria, the way he did in Egypt and Libya.

167 posted on 08/27/2013 8:37:01 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: rwfromkansas
Not saying we should involve ourselves at all, but suddenly we have become Ron Paul isolationists when the president changes parties. A bit hypocritical, don’t you think?

Most of us here signed on to Iraq because we believed GWB was going to secure Iraq's WMD from falling into the hands of terrorists. Yes, we were oversold but believed U.S. interests were at stake.

Most of us here oppose Obama on Syria because we know for a fact it has nothing at all to do with U.S. interests, and everything to do with helping the Muslim Brotherhood overthrow Assad.

168 posted on 08/27/2013 8:44:11 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: SeekAndFind

Russia and Iran will definitely counterattack US forces if Omullah bombs Assad.

It’s not like its just a drone in Yemen rocketing some old dude out of his wheelchair.

Syria is a complete client state of Russia, armed by Russian client state Iran.

The friends of Syria will not stand by for this stupidity. They will act.


169 posted on 08/27/2013 8:59:32 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: upchuck

Speaking of stepping in it... News from the prop side:

http://syrianperspective.blogspot.com/

Check out the list showing how ‘Americans’ feel re: Obama/Syria.


170 posted on 08/27/2013 11:03:17 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: AceMineral

The new Iraqi canal.


171 posted on 08/27/2013 11:17:53 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: topfile

I’d love to play any game with Obama.

He just flat doesn’t know what the Hell he’s doing.

Unfortunately, our enemies also know this....


172 posted on 08/27/2013 11:28:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This situation seems like Iraq when President Bush was considering going over there. I think that we need to take care of this and support the decision as we did with President Bush. Saddam used chemical weapons and now Syria is.....I see no difference between the two countries except different administration.


173 posted on 08/28/2013 12:28:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: txrangerette
I saw O’Reilly with Ralph Peters and David Hunt. One of them did say that they believe in the American people, but they don't trust our government. And BOR was surprised?????
That fair and balanced crap of BOR’s sometimes rises to the top, and this was one of these times.

Now do I have this right?... that this Syrian conflict is composed of Hamas, Al-Gaeda and Muslim Brotherhood elements? obozo had better keep his nose out of the fights between our enemies with each other. That's what I'm hearing. If obozo gets involved, it's because he's trying to help his Muslim Brotherhood faction. This ahole in our White House had better keep his nose out of it and not get us involved.

174 posted on 08/28/2013 12:29:02 AM PDT by itssme
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To: SeekAndFind

Telling the enemy all the limits of a limited response, that’s the Obama way.


175 posted on 08/28/2013 12:41:32 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Bender2
Brilliant idea! Like waving a donut in front of Homer Simpson...we should slip obozo the subliminal idea that he should do a campaign bus tour of Syria. I'll bet he'll hate himself for not thinking of it first, by golly.
176 posted on 08/28/2013 12:42:41 AM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme

Well, Hamas is a Palestinian extremist organization in Gaza, so who I think you mean is Hezbollah. They are in Lebanon but are totally backed by Iran and ARE involved in helping Assad in Syria, as is the Iran regime itself.

As for the Muslim Brotherhood and al-qaeda - the Brotherhood actually gave birth to al-qaeda years ago. It’s sort of a “respectable” front group for the famous back group of avowed terror. It is hard to know precisely what the Muslim Brotherhood is doing at any place, any time. They are not transparent, to borrow a discredited Obama word. Where we do see and hear them, such as in Egypt, they are involved in politics and appear to be a political party interested in winning elections. But that is just the aspect they WANT to be shown.

Al-qaeda on the other hand is very apparent in their actions and they are heavily involved in Syria on the rebel side.

Obama either knows what he’s doing and is coming down on the worst side in a war in which there is no good side, or he doesn’t have a clue what he is doing but insists on doing it anyhow.

Either way, the prospect is frightening.


177 posted on 08/28/2013 2:17:30 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sheesh, just let the kill each other - it keeps them busy.

No, I have no heart. I also had no heart for those in Dresdan or Hiroshima. Tough shit. Kill them all so my kids can live in peace.

178 posted on 08/28/2013 3:15:25 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: rwfromkansas

Regardless of administration, when muslems are killing muslems the appropriate response is to arm both sides until there are none left.


179 posted on 08/28/2013 3:35:55 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: SeekAndFind
What is the teachable lesson here Obsama? What is the outcome you expect from
blowing up another aspirin factory tent in the desert?

Zero is a crude dork who has no clue about WTH he's about to do.

180 posted on 08/28/2013 3:40:41 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: SeekAndFind

If one side of this civil war is the Assad regime and its followers, and the other side is a mix of AQ, other terrorist groups, and a bunch of civilians who quite likely support the jihadists, why on earth would America be wasting money and risking lives to put a stop to this? I say let them have at it.


181 posted on 08/28/2013 3:53:58 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: rwfromkansas

I was against Bush attacking Iraq. It made no sense to me. I didn’t see Hussein as the threat Bush said he was. After a time, I then ignored my thoughts since I trusted Bush. People on the other side are doing the same thing with Obama.


182 posted on 08/28/2013 4:07:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SeekAndFind

latest report is Israelis are updating their supplies.


183 posted on 08/28/2013 4:46:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: headstamp 2

I got my clockdown clock ready: 27 hours 38 seconds and counting. Got my Google Maps showing the precise locations of the Damascuse bombing strikes. And look I can also trace the movements of all US and NATO ships. Wait a minute, the US Navy is replacing the US flag with the rainbow flag on one US Naval aircraft carrier, and they’re painting a bullseye symbol on another aircraft carrier. Give me a moment, they’re painting some words, aha it says. “Assad please strike here.” But isn’t that Lindsey Graham I see on that ship? Isn’t he supposed to be in South Carolina right now? Well, the good news is that his re-election chances are slim if he stays on that aircraft carrier. That makes Assad a hero for South Carolina.


184 posted on 08/28/2013 5:18:42 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: KC_Lion

As a matter of fact, I just started reading Winston Churchill’s account of World War I about a week ago. It’s a large book so I may not finish it until after World War III ends. I just hope I don’t get nuked before I find out who wins WWI(Sarc). Nonetheless, the pre WWI era closely resembles our current era.


185 posted on 08/28/2013 5:22:29 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: qam1

ROFL! The disconnect from reality is complete for the acolytes of the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.


186 posted on 08/28/2013 5:47:10 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: big'ol_freeper; Chode

Chode, could you photoshop a queen of diamonds in Jarretts hand?


187 posted on 08/28/2013 6:00:15 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: kevao

This is a responsible and fair answer. Thanks. Very logical.


188 posted on 08/28/2013 6:39:58 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ubama, you go!
189 posted on 08/28/2013 7:50:15 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: AliVeritas
Ive attempted to go that one better...



190 posted on 08/28/2013 10:38:56 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: txrangerette
Thanks for the information. We all need to familiarize ourselves with the spelling/names of these organizations and the leaders involved. oboma is siding with the enemy of the people of United States...that is very scary, and should inspire us to do what we must to remove socialist/marxist/communist/islamist infiltrators from our government.
191 posted on 08/28/2013 12:11:51 PM PDT by itssme
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To: AliVeritas
i'b be happy to if i has access to photoshop but alas i don't anymore, sorry...
192 posted on 08/28/2013 2:36:56 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama is considering...that's all he does, consider, ponder, pontificate, wonder, balancing, weighing, thinking, blaming, lecturing, conferring ad nasaeum.
It's like the old Western, (Th Good, the Bad and the Ugly), “you wanna shoot, shoot, you wanna talk, talk”.

So far Obama is wasting all of our time and endangering half the planet...

193 posted on 08/29/2013 12:01:35 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Oldexpat
Russia does not have to fire any missile. All they (and the rest of the world) have to do is just sit back and watch the so-called “leader” of the free world shoot himself in the foot like a kid with his first BB gun.

His on again, off again threats are pathetic. By now, all military targets have been moved and stored.

During the 1979 Hostage Crisis, Pres. Carter begged for the Iranians to release the hostages. Then he threatened them, then he begged again, then he threatened them. It was a farce. Then we he did act, brave men died in the desert.

Obama is set to break Carter's “Pathetic” record for stupidity...and the world is passing their version of the popcorn...

194 posted on 08/29/2013 12:08:43 AM PDT by Netz
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To: SeekAndFind

“is considering” = “is golfing until those who wield power make a decision and call him off the course to announce it”


195 posted on 08/29/2013 7:09:25 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally
she who holds the Queen if diamonds hasnt made up her mind yet?



196 posted on 08/29/2013 8:03:59 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Our man in washington

“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”

ASSAD: Come to think of it, let’t move as many kids to the chem weapons factory as possible. Get those cameras ready. Evil Americans — killing innocent children.


197 posted on 08/29/2013 9:59:51 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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