Skip to comments.US willing to go it alone against Syria if needed
Posted on 08/28/2013 2:55:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration said Wednesday it would take action against the Syrian government even without the backing of allies or the United Nations because diplomatic paralysis must not prevent a response to the alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital last week.
New requests for the United Nations to authorize military action in Syria may have complicated the Obama administration's plan to take retaliatory action on the purported poison gas attack east of Damascus that U.S. officials claim was carried out by President Bashar Assad's forces.
But a State Department spokeswoman said possible U.N. rejection of the U.S. plan most likely led by Russia won't slow the administration.
"We cannot be held up in responding by Russia's intransigence continued intransigence at the United Nations," Marie Harf said. "The situation is so serious that it demands a response."
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Full Spin Ahead!!!
There's a new dog in the WH ! 8-o
The U.S> is NOT willing.
Hussein and the shadowy cabal which snuck him into office are the only people who want this.
The rest of US? Not so much.
Lots of money in munitions , I hear.. and real estate..
A unilateral action by a cowboy president.
Obama finally has the entire world hating us, so full speed ahead!
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What about Kerry’s global test? (Yes, I still remember the BS he said ten years ago).
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Cowboys don't need to be protected from rodeo clowns.
Britain says no Syria action before UN inspection results
Britain will not take military action against the Syrian regime before UN inspectors report back on evidence of chemical weapons attacks, according to a motion published by the government Wednesday that is set to be put to a parliamentary vote.
Lawmakers are due to vote on Britain’s response to the attacks on Thursday but any military action will require a further vote of parliament’s lower House of Commons after the UN experts confirm their findings, according to the motion.
Biden: ‘No Doubt’ Syrian Regime Behind Chemical Attack
ice President Joe Biden today said there’s “no doubt” that Bashar al-Assad’s regime is responsible for the recent chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians, as the Obama administration weighs its response.
“There is no doubt that an essential international norm has been violated - violated. Chemical weapons have been used,” the vice president told the American Legion National Convention in Houston. “And there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime.”
Key lawmakers to get Syria chemical weapons briefing Thursday
Key lawmakers will get a classified briefing from the Obama administration on Thursday regarding Syrias alleged slaughter of civilians using chemical weapons last week, two U.S. officials said.
The briefing, to be held by conference call because Congress is still out on its August recess, is expected to include the chairmen and ranking members of key committees as well as the top leaders from each party in each chamber, the sources said. One of the officials specified that chairs of the House and Senate committees on armed services, foreign relations and intelligence would likely take part.
The officials asked not to be identified by name or title in order to discuss a classified hearing that has not yet taken place. It was not clear which officials would brief lawmakers.
What would the objective of our launching an invasion of, or war against, Syria be?
How would our attack war plan achieve stated objective?
How will we know when we’ve achieved it (is it visible or measurable, or)?
I am not an isolationist. I just want simple answers is all, so maybe my limited little gray cell can comprehend?
Thank you, WashDC.
Can you say “unilateral declaration of war”? I knew you could.
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Just FYI: What vital interest of the United States is at stake (worthy of war) in this threat to bomb Syria?
Bush had 20 or 30 countries in the coalition, but the lying left said he was going it alone. Now, Barry and lurch are talking about going it alone in a truly unnecessary war, and nothing but crickets from the stupid, hypocrites of the left.
The 4th Term of the Clinton Administration.. she gets “Obamacare” without her name attached to it.. can’t wait ‘til the 5th.. oh yes i can.
Even George W. Bush, already considered a “cowboy President”, was not nearly as brash as that Greatest American Hero, Bronco Bama. Bush at least went through the motions of getting UN support and some measure of agreement from the US Congress, rather than go off with the hammer only half-cocked on the six-shooter.
This approaches psychotic. Valerie Jarrett, can’t you rein in your boy?
Oh, that’s right. She IS psychotic.
No, the US is not willing to go anywhere. It’s all on hussein who’s rushing out to save his MB buddies and destroy America.
That's an easy one - Bombing Syria will draw attention away from those infernal congressional hearings.
Oh yes I remember the Kerry “global test” from the 04 election. What absolute nonsense.
And, remember his critisism of Bush “he rushed into war without a plan to win the peace” !!
“LET ME BE CRYSTAL CLEAR - I HAVE A PLAN”
Wow, the “War is Not the Answer” crowd sure has changed it tune from just a few short years ago:
OBAMA: “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.”
And that includes mccain. He had to have been brainwashed. It’s so obvious obama wants the MB to take over all of the Middle East. And look who agrees with him.
Lol. This must be so hard on the MSM.
So when are we conservatives going to start gathering in the town squares, playing guitar and getting high while we we chant “1,2,3,4, we don’t want your f***ing war” ? You’d hear hippie heads exploding from a distance of 20 miles.
OBAMA: 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.
Youtube with Biden warning at that time, President GW not to start military action against Iran without approval from Congress. If GW did, Biden promised to start impeachment proceedings.
One might ask Joe, Why not now Joe if your Obozo liar bombs Syria?
Please don’t insult the meaning of the word cowboy.
Someone needs to do a side by side chart comparing Iraq with Syria on things like: Congressional approval, UN approval, verified WMD’s, warnings given, stated goals, ect.
Rush did some of this yesterday.
Our military is doing everything other than defend America everywhere and flinging about bombs and munitions like popcorn in service to this jackass. Gay generals surveilling American citizens as though they were foreign terrorists and foreign terrorists as though they were freedom and peace loving citizens.
The world has gone mad and our Emperor Zero is setting the world on fire.
Not a good idea.
“We cannot be held up in responding by Russia’s intransigence continued intransigence at the United Nations,”
Poking the bear. Probably not a wise thing to do. The chess playing Russians are probably several moves ahead of Barky.
A one man coalition leading with his behind.
Let the wealthy in Congress, their kids, relatives and those in the White House go it alone....
We'll see how fast these corrupt SOBs change their arrogant deceitful minds.
‘Russian’, is the new ‘Republican’.
OBoehner’s really gonna be pissed. Will have to send another sternly worded letter—as soon as he reapplies his running mascara.
WOW! What an incredibly piss poor read of the US mood.
New tag :)
Because Obama thinks he's COP of the world or maybe KING - and his power has no limits... That's why he doesn't care what anyone thinks...
John Kerry, who ran against Bush on “we have no Allies in the Iraq fight” now has to argue FOR this? LOL.... classic.
More like this is how I jo obama when Reggie is not available.
O: I am a KING!
and who grants the media and elite to coronate? especially when we are a constitutional republic.. or used to be.. last I checked.
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The AP is lying. Britain and France has been bugging our U.S. Government for a long time to go after Assad’s forces. They’re in it, too, and probably others. Russia is a veto nation in the U.N., but we know what that’s worth.
The same Yahoo’s that cursed Bush and questioned the presence of WMD’s are big hawks now that their side runs the military. The media is shameless.
This time though ? including along with the desert tents is the Muslim Brotherhood’s prized goat brothels, now that will teach them a lesson.