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Official: White House seeks Syria response 'just muscular enough not to get mocked'
The Hill ^

Posted on 08/28/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: Sub-Driver

Makes you wonder what the Syrian response will be. Will it be “just muscular enough not to get mocked?”


51 posted on 08/28/2013 12:38:42 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Sub-Driver


Indecision may or may not be my problem.

52 posted on 08/28/2013 12:41:57 PM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: Sub-Driver

Should we bomb two milk factories this time? Or three? Or just one?


53 posted on 08/28/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: austinaero

“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


Sounds like it could be a global hit.


54 posted on 08/28/2013 1:11:10 PM 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: KarlInOhio
Apparently you killed bin Ladin not to defeat al-Qaeda but rather to make a slot in their org chart for yourself.

That thought has occurred to me as well.

55 posted on 08/28/2013 1:28:27 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trust but verify. If there are none trustworthy, and no means to verify, trust no one.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The hubris coming from this crew is astounding... The Syrians (and the Russians, Chinese, and Iranians) will get a “vote” on the out come and they may be laying a trap with a very big surprise. I hope the Air bases in Cyprus have full AAW and counter ballistic missile coverage. The overhead assets will be locating all shipping in the eastern MED and the data may get to the CDASMs fast enough for targeting. Sinking a US warship would leave Obama looking like a fool which is certainly on Putin's wish list. Women and children are going to be concentrated around potential TLAM targets so the Chicago Jesus can get a personal lesson in 4th generational warfare.

Stand by... this will be ugly.

56 posted on 08/28/2013 1:55:08 PM PDT by RedEyeJack
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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."

Then a strongly worded letter would be perfect.

57 posted on 08/28/2013 3:48:27 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Sub-Driver

We have had limited wars, now we want limited strikes.

BULL, BULL, BULL

Either go whole hog or stay the hell out of it.

My vote is stay the hell out of it.

The clown at the rodeo was a lot smarter than the clown in the White House.


58 posted on 08/28/2013 4:17:15 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Sub-Driver

Start with the Kabaa.


59 posted on 08/28/2013 4:46:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RedEyeJack
"Women and children are going to be concentrated around potential TLAM targets"

Bingo. New hospitals to be built in days.

60 posted on 08/28/2013 4:48:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ScottinVA

Where’s that pic of a monkey with 0bama’s face and ears when you need it?


61 posted on 08/28/2013 4:51:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Thanks Sub-Driver.

The Right Choice? - - The [paleo]conservative case for Barack Obama
The American Conservative | March 24, 2008 | Andrew J. Bacevich
Posted on 03/26/2008 2:51:50 PM PDT by TSchmereL
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1992096/posts


62 posted on 08/28/2013 4:59:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Nachum
“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 Obama, 12-20-2007
63 posted on 08/28/2013 5:14:46 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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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.

Committing an act of war with the expectation that the other party will do NOTHING is unbelievably stupid. It goes against history. It goes against human nature.

The last time a war was started mostly for reasons of posturing, national pride, and possibly in the belief that it could be won quickly was WW1, which became one of the most hellish events in human history. Most Americans are not familiar with it, but WW1 was calamitous. Casualties were counted not in hundreds or thousands, but in hundreds of thousands and millions.

Chucking a few cruise missiles into Syria to do ~~WHAT??~~ could lead to world wide horrors in western countries taking terrorist hits taking down infrastructure and economies.
64 posted on 08/28/2013 7:10:48 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Wyatt's Torch
What have we become?

The world's first Metro-sexual nation under the world's first Metro-sexual President and I am not just Metrosexual-bashing. This administration, from Reset to Arab Spring have caused the US to lose power, prestige and allies, left and right since January 2009. Look at the President, then look at the VP after that look at Kerry - they're all neutered pretend men.

65 posted on 08/29/2013 4:02:33 AM PDT by Netz
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To: savedbygrace
Ladies and gentlemen...

This statement about attacking with “just enough muscle” is in-line with this whole administrations’ policy of soft power. What is “soft power” if not being indecisive, timid and afraid of your own shadow.
The Old National Lampoon magazine ran a great special section once on France with a picture of Marshall Petain, “The Hero of Verdun” on it. This was in the late 1970’s. The famous French call of:
Liberte
Egalite and
Fraternite

were converted to:

Passivete' (Passive)
Timidte' (Timid)
Debilite' (Debilitating)

That's what we are now under Obama, the...hard for me to say this but, the FRENCH!!!! Oh no, sorry Freepers!

66 posted on 08/29/2013 4:10:48 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

I wish it were Metro. I’m afraid it is Homo.


67 posted on 08/29/2013 4:20:36 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

If Obama’s entire administration are not Metrosexuals but rather Homosexuals then I understand Putin’s ire at America - he hates them...


68 posted on 08/29/2013 4:26:33 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Sub-Driver

/giggle....


69 posted on 08/29/2013 4:41:44 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Netz

Yup.


70 posted on 08/29/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

The limp, insipid, preening nobama will be mocked into eternity. nobama is the uber-putz of his generation. It will be impossible for nobama, the Weak One, to avoid being mocked. nobama reminds me of the kid in seventh grade that everyone picked-on. nobama reminds me of failure and weakness.


71 posted on 08/29/2013 4:31:14 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

The UK says no to any response by the Muslim Brotherhood Potus:

David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons
BBC ^ | 29.08.13 | BBC

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:39:52 PM by Zajko

British MPs have voted against possible military action against Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons.

David Cameron said it was clear the British Parliament does not want action and “I will act accordingly”.

The government motion was defeated 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.


72 posted on 08/30/2013 9:40:25 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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To: Sub-Driver

In Nato, only France will back their buddy, Obozo Liar:

Obama Liar’s mediots are having a hard time with the reality, that only France is willing to back Obozo Liar and his Muslim Brotherhood kitchen cabinet in a war with Syria.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130830/Syria-Crisis/?

US finds itself with only 1 War with Syria partner, France:

ELAINE GANLEY, AP
Fri Aug 30, 1:55 PM UTC
PARIS (AP) — The United States found itself Friday with France as its only major partner in a potential strike against Syria, after a stunning rejection of military force in Parliament forced Britain, America’s staunchest ally, to pull out of any operation.

The collapse of British support for a mission to punish Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons puts pressure on President Barack Obama as resistance grows at home — and comes with the irony that France was the most vocal critic of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.


73 posted on 08/30/2013 9:41:36 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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