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

Those people are completely dependent on the government whether they get increases or not. Therefore they are not a priority. And not launching missiles at Syria, though it would seem to be financially sound, does not actually translate to more money for Social Subsistence. That would be a non sequitur.

51 posted on 08/27/2013 7:50:40 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, there’s nothing like letting them know what you’re gonna do and how long you’re gonna do it...

Brilliant. What geniuses we have running things.
(Do I NEED the /sarc tag?)


52 posted on 08/27/2013 7:51:48 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Gaffer

Compare this with how that Cowboy Bush spent painstaking weeks and months lining up Congressional and Allied and (attempted) UN support.


53 posted on 08/27/2013 7:52:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
For fun I went over to Huffington Post to see how the No Blood for Oil Hippies were trying to spin their way out of this, and this is an actual post and not satire.

The President is being forced into this action by a Republican War Mongering Congress. He has done everything possible to bring peace to this area but the remnants of the Bush Era (including pressure by the Koch Brothers) are forcing this issue. We need to let our President bring peace to this area like he wants to. This is going to force our country into deeper debt and will be used under the pretense by the Republicans to delay and defund Obamcare. The world wants to allow President Obama negotiate peace in the middle east. He has the ability, knowledge, and expertise to bring peace to the world. World Nations recognized when the entire world came together to nominate and award him a Nobel Peace Prize. We need to support our President and not the Republican Congress who wants to keep us in wars.

Liberals truly are insane

54 posted on 08/27/2013 7:56:22 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I am totally convinced that if you could get the media on your side, you could filet a newborn child on live national TV using an ax and you’d be praised, or made excuses for at the very least.

We are living near the end-times I think.


55 posted on 08/27/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

obama you are not Ronald Reagan


56 posted on 08/27/2013 7:59:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets

Because with Sequestration on top of the huge military cuts Obama already ordered in 2009 and 2012, we can't afford to fight for Three days.


57 posted on 08/27/2013 8:03:17 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Baynative

my word, those three people are awgly


58 posted on 08/27/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Baynative

What is Jarrett’s function in our White House? I don’t remember voting for her so why is she there? Was she vetted by congress? What is her salary? What do we really know about her?


59 posted on 08/27/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Tell vichy french Kerry to tell his french instigators to use their own d@mn bombs to start WWII. They own this conflict..not us, d@mn money hungry lazy manipulators.

Americans decide where to drop their bombs..not the dictators in Washington or the UN or the French. This "evidence" for us to get involved smells to high heaven.

60 posted on 08/27/2013 8:05:15 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The design of the potential attack implies sending a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without becoming entrenched in the 29-month conflict.

Yeah, that should work just fine. What could possibly go wrong?

61 posted on 08/27/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: yldstrk

>> “obama you are not Ronald Reagan” <<

.
But he does a fair Bill Clinton at times.


62 posted on 08/27/2013 8:16:29 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SeekAndFind

Military does not have enough munitions due to sequester to support a three day war....


63 posted on 08/27/2013 8:18:37 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: SeekAndFind

Note to Obmaa, this isn’t the “knock out” game.
If you’re going to kill the king, first kill the king.
Obama thinks two days of shock and awe shucks, will
do the trick, don’t think so.


64 posted on 08/27/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

IIRC the Libyan operation was to take only six weeks. Eight months later...

I don’t believe anything coming from this regime.


65 posted on 08/27/2013 8:26:58 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: rhubarbk

It’s been reported that she was running the Benghazi operation and suppressed response attempts and follow up investigations.


66 posted on 08/27/2013 8:29:44 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: qam1

Has Obama carved ten commandments onto anything yet?

Has he given a sermon on the Mount?


67 posted on 08/27/2013 8:38:11 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: KC_Lion
Exactly! Events can quickly unravel and move in a direction that no one can foresee, like the Cuban missile crises and the Vietnam war.
68 posted on 08/27/2013 8:52:44 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SeekAndFind

I had to check to see if it was satire. We’re going to bomb places that have nothing to do with chemical weapons because Syria used chemical weapons. Simply stupid.


69 posted on 08/27/2013 9:16:34 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is he going to return his Nobel Peace Prize after starting his fourth war?

Can we start calling him a war criminal yet?

70 posted on 08/27/2013 9:24:55 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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Five Days to September.

Please donate today.

71 posted on 08/27/2013 9:51:27 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: qam1
"For fun I went over to Huffington Post to see how the No Blood for Oil Hippies were trying to spin their way out of this, and this is an actual post and not satire.

The President is being forced into this action by a Republican War Mongering Congress. He has done everything possible to bring peace to this area but the remnants of the Bush Era (including pressure by the Koch Brothers) are forcing this issue. We need to let our President bring peace to this area like he wants to. This is going to force our country into deeper debt and will be used under the pretense by the Republicans to delay and defund Obamcare. The world wants to allow President Obama negotiate peace in the middle east. He has the ability, knowledge, and expertise to bring peace to the world. World Nations recognized when the entire world came together to nominate and award him a Nobel Peace Prize. We need to support our President and not the Republican Congress who wants to keep us in wars."

Amazing, but Senators McMental and Linda Graham make this type of delusional thinking more possible and if it gets really messy, Zero can blame the GOP. Where are McConnnell and Boehner??

72 posted on 08/27/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind
Anyone remember the left screaming about "Bush Lied and thousands died"

We all know that Saddam had WMD and used them on his own people. Is history repeating itself and is the right now able to scream at the lefties the same way they attacked GWB? Oh I think I know the answer to that rhetorical question - it is called HYPOCRISY.
73 posted on 08/27/2013 9:55:08 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s about as long as he wants to be away from the golf course, i guess.

I think if our side has balls they’d read his own words from 2007 talking about how the president can’t just do these non self-defense attacks on his own without Congress.

Just have someone get out there and read his own damn words. He can’t even govern to his own standards. Just get out there, at least fox will carry it. Rush will carry it. Good grief.

Anyone on our side actually up for a little damn DEFENSE against Obama and the libtards? All our guys’ nutsacks are carrying dried up little peas.


74 posted on 08/27/2013 9:56:05 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: qam1

I for one do not want him to go to war with Syria. I don’t believe he has the power to, and even if he did I don’t want him to do it.

So mark my opposition to this occurring.


75 posted on 08/27/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
~ Senator Barack Hussein Obama, December 20, 2007
76 posted on 08/27/2013 9:59:22 AM PDT by South40
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s get Geraldo over there so he can broadcast the exact wheres and whens.


77 posted on 08/27/2013 10:02:43 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Pan_Yan

What does it cost to launch a missile at Syria and where does that money come from?


78 posted on 08/27/2013 10:13:03 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SeekAndFind
REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets

I'd rather our violent country killing borders be secured and 40 percent of government be downsized and eliminated which would result in substantially lower taxes for Americans.

79 posted on 08/27/2013 10:15:33 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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They are going with missile strikes as Syria has a couple hundred ZSU 23-4's (nasty little buggers) and a couple thousand manpad's. While I don't think that alone could thwart our air power, we WILL suffer a few losses and from there escalation happens rather quickly.

Anyone know what their land to sea capabilities are? Will our naval vessels be in harms way (I assume our attack will be coming from the Med)?

80 posted on 08/27/2013 10:21:50 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Give that man another Nobel Peace Prize!


81 posted on 08/27/2013 10:27:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Ditto!
He should do nothing. This is a civil war within Syria. Nothing good will come of intervention.


82 posted on 08/27/2013 10:43:21 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: SeekAndFind
Kerry said: "There is a reason why President Obama has made clear to the Assad regime that this international norm [of chemical weapons use] cannot be violated without consequences."

The consequences being, it makes ODINGA look bad...

83 posted on 08/27/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: qam1
WHO HERE ACTUALLY STILL BELIEVES YOU CAN TALK TO A LEFTIST?

Anyone?

Hello?

84 posted on 08/27/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Gaffer
I am totally convinced that if you could get the media on your side, you could filet a newborn child on live national TV using an ax and you’d be praised, or made excuses for at the very least.

The illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper could eat a live negro fetus on the set of "The View", and he would be complemented on his table manners.

To say nothing of being lauded for performing a post-partum abortion.

85 posted on 08/27/2013 11:00:14 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: editor-surveyor

No chit. Syrian Aspirin Factories on High Alert!


86 posted on 08/27/2013 11:10:04 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the dumbest idea ever....just tell Assad to keep his head down for two days...take an extended weekend Bashar....then come back after we are done playing global mall cop


87 posted on 08/27/2013 11:12:10 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Enough to cripple the syrian government so that the muslim brotherhood can take over


88 posted on 08/27/2013 11:14:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: count-your-change

The renegade government spends money when it wants on what it wants. They don’t cut anything because of lack of funds. They only make cuts in selected areas to punish opponents. The money for these military adventures, as well as everything else, comes from taxation through devaluation of the dollar by the Federal Reserve as they invent money and buy treasury bonds with them.

The only connection between money spent on military adventurism and Social Security is that both are funded by devaluation of our currency.


89 posted on 08/27/2013 11:31:16 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: SeekAndFind

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.


90 posted on 08/27/2013 11:36:48 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SeekAndFind; G Larry
the targets would not be directly related to Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal and would probably include key government buildings in the capital and perhaps airfields.

Wee what I told you? Obama's intent is NOT to destroy the chemical weapons but instead to help the terrorists out.

91 posted on 08/27/2013 11:37:02 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: count-your-change
How about a cost of living increase for the old folks struggling to get by on their SS checks instead?

This my friends is why nothing will ever change. "Conservatives" are all about limiting the size of government with the stipulation their entitlements don't get touched.
92 posted on 08/27/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps Syria’s allies will decide to fight longer.


93 posted on 08/27/2013 11:38:05 AM PDT by mware
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To: upchuck

You I think that what happens in Syria will stay in Syria......if we allow gas warfare there it will come here


94 posted on 08/27/2013 11:40:27 AM PDT by TomasUSMC
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To: randomhero97

Why do you insist that I’m trying to read BO’s mind.

I only instructed on his RESPONSIBILITY to have already destroyed them.


95 posted on 08/27/2013 11:43:00 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind; Bender2
The sock puppet is just waiting for Valerie Jarrett to tell him what he'll do.
96 posted on 08/27/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

What an unmitigated, stinking pile of Bravo Sierra.

Number one, there are NO US INTERESTS associated with a strike on Syria in any case. The people Obama is backing are worse for our interests than Assad is right now...and they have no idea who used Chemicals, and any logical thinker would tell you it was not Assad. More like the rebels themselves to try and draw us in. And where would they get them? Think Libya, think Benghazi.

Second, if you are going to carry our a strike you certainly do not announce beforehand when you are going to strike (within a couple of days), and how long it will last (no more than two days).

This allows the adversary you are hitting to easily move potential targets and people away so the strikes are ineffective.

This has “rope a dope,” written all over it and the dopes are meant to be us, the American people.

Walking Al Quida in Benghazi
http://www.jeffhead.com/walkingalquida.htm


97 posted on 08/27/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: KC_Lion

Thanks, I’m going to read this.


98 posted on 08/27/2013 11:48:13 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Pan_Yan

I understand what you’5re saying. It’s just that my folks struggled to pay the SS tax and saw their SS pittance shrink each year as their dollars became worth less each year.

I’ll not say more...It angers me the way hardworking people are treated.


99 posted on 08/27/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Thane_Banquo
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.

It's amazing with all the pro-gay agenda crap that Obama and his administration hava embarked upon, that the media have yet to point out his homosexual tendencies. (see also my tag line)

100 posted on 08/27/2013 12:05:34 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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