Skip to comments.US flatters ‘oldest ally’ France after shock UK vote on Syria
Posted on 08/31/2013 8:06:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday welcomed French support for possible military action against the Syrian regime, describing the country as Americas oldest ally.
After the US traditional ally Great Britain ruled itself out of any military strikes against the Assad regime in a parliamentary vote Thursday, Washington has looked in danger of becoming internationally isolated in its efforts to push for a military intervention.
However, French President François Hollande reaffirmed his countrys support for military action on Friday, telling French daily Le Monde that he supported taking firm punitive action in response to the Assad regimes alleged use of chemical weapons.
France now looks like being the US only major international partner in any possible strike on Syria.
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We are now in the oh-so-enviable position of hoping for FRENCH support for something. Wow just wow.
So surrender monkeys are our friends.
Why should they trust Obama's administration?
About the only truthful thing he said.
“Going to war without the French is like going deer hunting without an accordion.”
I still agree.
Ya, what is in it for them?
Our “oldest ally” who bludgeoned us about going commie after WWII unless we endorsed their re-colonialization of Indo-China.
They’re our pals alright.
Jean Francois will get another Purple Heart for the cruise missiles he is about to launch.
A weak half assed commitment of us troops in a conflict led by French and administrated by democrats.
Team Obama needs someone to take the lead, so Obama can lead from behind.
Isn’t this eerily starting to resemble a remake of Libya/Gadaffi? IIRC, the French took the lead on that because Obama wouldn’t.
Using cheese eaters to install the Muslim Brotherhood to a position where they( the MB) can start a war with Israel. It seems like a bad dream..
So we launch a limited unwarranted response and France surrenders. Great plan.
There could hardly be a greater admission of international impotence.
While literally true, Mother England is the nation from which these United States sprang and whose language, laws, traditions, virtues and (to a large extent) bloodlines we call our own.
our president is responsible for causing this ‘arab spring’ chaos swirling about from nation to nation like a whirlwind, he set this in motion in 2009
the whole desperation thing to now launch missiles on Syria is turning surreal, and i can remember the utter failure of the carter administration, who wouldn’t prefer carter here,
it’s egos and arrogance coupled with incompetence that leads to blunders of historic significance,
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,
Not a good idea.
As our Declaration of Independence states, ‘’When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...’’
When the British Parliament voted against joining Obama in his Syrian adventure, Britain declared its independence from America, and it will likely be as better off for doing so as America was after 1776 when it declared its independence from Britain.
your correct, its Libya redux,
and this president is really only competent to perform community service work, ala obtaining grant monies for some teen center in Detroit or somewhere, or hosting the vma music awards, or having books ghostwritten for him while he works the talk show circuit responding to softball questions about all his ‘humanitarian of the century’ awards,
he is however certainly capable of being decisive when it comes to supporting the thug/abortion/gay culture,
the people voted for Saul, they also got Belshazzar, he is way out of his league on the world stage,
with the full power, prestige and influence of the USA standing behind such a lawless person,
this is beyond dangerous folks,
Send their prime minister all the Jerry Lewis movies on region 1 DVD. That ought to help.
The Great”Stormin Norman” Schwartzkopf said”Going To War Without The French Is Like Going Deer-Hunting Without An Accordion”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I see you do not remember your Revolutionary War History.
RE: Strike Syria where it will hurt: the air bases
Entanglements concerning the red line reveal a pervasive misunderstanding of war and diplomacy as irreconcilable alternatives. For this Administration military action would be a bewildering, tragic, accidental consequence of hideous attacks enabled by their failed diplomacy.
To manage this contentious environment, Obama brought his newly minted Nobel Peace Prize. He and the nominating committee considered Basher al-Assad received a crushing blow as Obama lead Western leaders in saying he must go to benefit the Syrian people. Clearly, al-Assad should have realized the brilliance of Western conflict resolution and entertained peaceful dialogue.
However, al-Assad shares the perception of Greg Lewis in American Thinker, who portrayed Obama as a beta male. The alpha male dog approaches directly, while the beta male displays acquiescent gestures signaling submission. Lewis saw submissiveness in bowing to King Abdullah, sending John Kerry to Syria, and in generally ridiculing the U.S. whenever Obama appeared on an international stage.
When al-Assads actions beleaguered the feebleness he trampled in rising to power, liberal statesmen became befuddled by the intricacies and chicaneries of this unorthodox diplomacy. Al-Assad saw this confusion and ongoing debates narrowing national interests. He then asked why abandon strategies proven against behaviors disregarded in my rise to dominion?
Effective diplomacy would have been methodical, overt/covert, multi-faceted, and predictably lethal. Talks, conferences and economic measures would have been war without bloodshed invigorated by intelligence, propaganda, and espionage. Military action could then exact grievous forfeitures from ruling elites through the planned consequences of inattention to international isolation and internal dissention.
Did We Elect a Beta Male As President?
Your nation was and is as much a creation of the Scots (and Irish and Welsh) as it is England.