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Official: White House seeks Syria response 'just muscular enough not to get mocked'
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Posted on 08/28/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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Sounds pretty decisive or something......

Now back to vacation planning.

1 posted on 08/28/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Simply admitting this makes any effort epic fail.


2 posted on 08/28/2013 10:35:19 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver

In other words. This needs to be kept just political. Let’s not actually have a mission or try to do anything.


3 posted on 08/28/2013 10:35:56 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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4 posted on 08/28/2013 10:36:37 AM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. The sad part is that I am not one bit surprised.


5 posted on 08/28/2013 10:36:40 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess this means sending a cruise missile up a camel’s butt is not an option

(paying attention Bubba?)


6 posted on 08/28/2013 10:38:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Sub-Driver

So we aren’t seeking regime change,,then why are we considering any military offensive? And what are the targets going to be, internet servers?


7 posted on 08/28/2013 10:41:26 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver
What a pathetic, disgraceful misuse of America's military capabilities...blowing up a few tents and empty buildings just so that Supreme Generalissimo Obongo won't be mocked.

Really? And how much does each cruise missile and guided bomb cost these days? And fuel for any bombers that head into Syria and get shot at?

8 posted on 08/28/2013 10:42:03 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like it will be just muscular enough to provoke and be mocked.


9 posted on 08/28/2013 10:42:17 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah, so being mocked is an issue for this WH?

Mock them! We have found an achilles heel. Mock, mock, mock the White House!


10 posted on 08/28/2013 10:42:19 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver
Official: White House seeks Syria response 'just muscular enough not to get mocked'

Wow... now THAT'S a foreign policy to be proud of...

11 posted on 08/28/2013 10:43:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Committing a small act of war is like being “just a little bit pregnant.” Has anyone done the calculus to ask what a lone Syrian agent might do to this country in retaliation? If we believe they are capable of unleashing chemical warfare on their own population, why would they have any qualms about hitting the U.S. with the same weaponry? We know that DHS has no plans to seal our borders.


12 posted on 08/28/2013 10:44:14 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: Sub-Driver
A U.S. official briefed on the military options being considered by President Obama told the Los Angeles Times that the White House is seeking a strike on Syria "just muscular enough not to get mocked."

What an excellent plan by our Commander in Chief.

Everyone knows that it's a good idea to shake a hornets' nest just enough to make a strong statement, n'est ce pas?

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13 posted on 08/28/2013 10:45:36 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama's goal is to help Al quida any way he can
14 posted on 08/28/2013 10:47:37 AM PDT by BO Stinkss (If life were fair Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Obama has already been mocked:

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is known for his sharp tongue, said on Twitter that “the West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade.”


15 posted on 08/28/2013 10:48:20 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sub-Driver
A U.S. official briefed on the military options being considered by President Obama told the Los Angeles Times that the White House is seeking a strike on Syria "just muscular enough not to get mocked."

Combat for Community Organizers 101

I wouldn't be surprised if this spun out of control for purple lips, as he is facing more determined foes, and O is being pro forma here.

He is waaay out of his league, and this won't end well.

I predict nuclear weapons will be detonated somewhere on this earth before the term of this complete loser is over.

16 posted on 08/28/2013 10:48:50 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: austinaero
Mock them! We have found an achilles heel. Mock, mock, mock the White House!

Yep.. I'll bet that "monkey with a grenade" comment by the Russian foreign minister is still burning up The One's butt.

17 posted on 08/28/2013 10:48:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Seaplaner
Everyone knows that it's a good idea to shake a hornets' nest just enough to make a strong statement, n'est ce pas?

He's still got over a year before the mid-terms, and a closetful of other scandal shoes waiting to drop. He needs to keep the hornets stirred up and buzzing, not kill them.

18 posted on 08/28/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Seaplaner

Well they forgot to mention the birthday cake and xmas card...........


19 posted on 08/28/2013 10:49:33 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: ScottinVA

Can you imagine the response if a Bush Administration official had said this in 2006?


20 posted on 08/28/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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21 posted on 08/28/2013 10:50:58 AM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: Sub-Driver
If I owned a Syrian aspirin or baby food factory, I would take a few days offf.....
22 posted on 08/28/2013 10:51:18 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Sub-Driver

And this idiot and all those around him, have miscalculated. The Russians and the Iranians will make O regret ever having done anything


23 posted on 08/28/2013 10:52:34 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Sub-Driver

Look out. Looks like Obama is really steamed . . . about the rodeo clown-thing.


24 posted on 08/28/2013 10:54:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Pecos
Committing a small act of war is like being “just a little bit pregnant.” Has anyone done the calculus to ask what a lone Syrian agent might do to this country in retaliation? If we believe they are capable of unleashing chemical warfare on their own population, why would they have any qualms about hitting the U.S. with the same weaponry? We know that DHS has no plans to seal our borders. What makes you think this of any concern to them? Another domestic terrorist attack would justify all sorts of increases to the federal government's domestic security apparatus, just like it did last time. Do you think the country would be complaining about drones or NSA surveilance if such an attack were to happen here?
25 posted on 08/28/2013 10:55:25 AM PDT by altsehastiin
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this satire?


26 posted on 08/28/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I get it - it’s all about nuance. We only want to kill just enough people to boost 0bama’s poll numbers. Theirs, ours, it really doesn’t matter.


27 posted on 08/28/2013 10:56:53 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

Is there no limit to the incompetency of the Obamadork & crew?

(This is a self-answering question.)


28 posted on 08/28/2013 11:05:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade.”

I heard Dmitri is working on a spoof of a Peter Gabriel song,,but the new song will be called “Mock the Monkey”

may catch on


29 posted on 08/28/2013 11:06:05 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver
Now back to vacation planning.

Or to a quiet room to play spades with Reggie.

30 posted on 08/28/2013 11:09:08 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama motto: If the weather's nice let's play golf.)
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31 posted on 08/28/2013 11:11:39 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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“just muscular enough not to get mocked” ... unbelievable.


32 posted on 08/28/2013 11:12:42 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama-tized patriots, throughout history:

Bunker Hill, 1775, General William Prescott: “Don’t shoot too much after they make a remark about the whites of your eyes!”

North Africa, 1943, General George Patton, ““No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by avoiding criticism.”

Moon, 1969, Neil Armstrong: “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind. And stop making fun of the way I walk.”


33 posted on 08/28/2013 11:14:31 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd

1776 Virginia: “Give me liberty or give me a tax break.”
Patrick Henry


34 posted on 08/28/2013 11:16:35 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: altsehastiin
Please note that I never said that the president or anyone in his staff would consider a violent act against the U.S. to be a bad thing. When I used the word “anyone”, I was thinking that there may, just may, be someone with cajones still on staff in the Pentagon. I should have been more specific. Apologies.
35 posted on 08/28/2013 11:18:40 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: Sub-Driver

If this country was still “America” a president would have been run out of office for doing something like this. Fire some missiles and kill some people just to look tough.


36 posted on 08/28/2013 11:19:17 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Timber Rattler

We have to realize that when Obama talked about a “red line” he knew, or should have known, Assad would say “I’m color blind.”


37 posted on 08/28/2013 11:20:16 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Pecos
If we believe they are capable of unleashing chemical warfare on their own population, why would they have any qualms about hitting the US with the same weaponry?

You talk sense. Bombing Syria is a lose-lose situation. If it were the Syrian leadership using chemical weapons on their homelands, surely they'd be willing to use them on us. The other possibility (probability IMHO) is that it was the rebels. If we punish the Syrian gov't for using weapons they haven't used, isn't it a logical conclusion for them to use them?....let the crime fit the punishment.

Another thought: If Obama bombs Syria, what's to stop the rebels from using these weapons in the US and blaming the Syrian government? We'd already be partway down the slippery slope.

38 posted on 08/28/2013 11:20:52 AM PDT by grania
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To: Seaplaner
Everyone knows that it's a good idea to shake a hornets' nest just enough to make a strong statement, n'est ce pas?

Apparently there were no hornet's nests in Nigeria, so how could Barry get the message?

39 posted on 08/28/2013 11:23:31 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Da Coyote

He’s not incompetent. He is evil.


40 posted on 08/28/2013 11:23:38 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 94)
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41 posted on 08/28/2013 11:26:42 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Mr. President, what a stupid, little man you are.


42 posted on 08/28/2013 11:27:13 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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So, the Golfer-in-Chief is going to send young men into harms way not to acheive a military objective, but in order to send some sort of “message,” but not too harsh a “message,” and one not clearly related to the national security interests of the US, but one premised on what’s left of the Great Golfers acumen and credibility?

Well, that’s just swell.

43 posted on 08/28/2013 11:32:01 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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Mock them! We have found an achilles heel. Mock, mock, mock the White House!

Rules for Radical #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Hey, Obama, congratulations for providing al-Qaeda an Air Force. Apparently you killed bin Ladin not to defeat al-Qaeda but rather to make a slot in their org chart for yourself.

44 posted on 08/28/2013 11:32:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: central_va

1776 Virginia: “Give me liberty or give me a big screen TV and a beer.”
Patrick H


45 posted on 08/28/2013 11:46:56 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic,"

To the surprise of not... one... single... Freeper.

46 posted on 08/28/2013 11:54:01 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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Just the SAS and Seals over there to yell, “Boom”. Problem solved.


47 posted on 08/28/2013 11:56:02 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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Why are we involved in Syria at all? What makes chemical weapons worse than if Syrian government had dropped a daisy cutter on the rebels?

Also - aren’t the rebels Al Qaeda? Why are we on EITHER of their sides? As far as I am concerned, if two enemies want to kill each other we should let them!


48 posted on 08/28/2013 11:56:24 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: austinaero

Mock, mock, mock the White House!...Actually, we don’t have to. They do a REAL good job of it themselves.


49 posted on 08/28/2013 11:58:03 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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Just Send...a-hole.


50 posted on 08/28/2013 12:03:02 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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