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Why a nervous Hillary Clinton is remarkably silent on Syria
Telegraph ^ | 8/30/13 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 08/31/2013 12:58:42 PM PDT by Libloather

**SNIP**

I suspect a number of factors are behind Hillary Clinton’s reticence. Firstly, a US military intervention in the Syrian civil war is strongly opposed by the vast majority of the American public. A recent poll showed just nine percent of Americans backing US military involvement. She probably doesn’t see another war in the Muslim world as a vote winner in 2016. Secondly, she may well be harbouring doubts over the White House approach, which beyond the talk of airstrikes, lacks a coherent strategy, and the president hasn’t exactly made a clear-cut case that taking America to war in Syria is in the national interest. Thirdly, as “the Obama doctrine” goes down in flames in the Middle East, from Damascus to Cairo, Clinton will be nervous about being seen as part and parcel of it, which of course she is.

Fourthly, Clinton’s own track record on Syria has hardly been stellar. Before Syria descended into war, Clinton was a strong backer of engagement with Syria, greatly underestimating the nature of the Baathist regime, famously referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a “reformer” in April 2011. In addition, as Washington’s most senior foreign policy official, Clinton did little to stand up to Moscow’s aggressive support for the Syrians, eager to appease the Russians through the controversial “reset” strategy, which was her own brainchild. In addition, the Secretary of State was weak in the face of Iran, whose military and financial backing for the Assad regime has been vital to its survival.

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She can (and will) crush your head.

1 posted on 08/31/2013 12:58:42 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
the miserable wretch knows better than to go on record either way... the election and all
2 posted on 08/31/2013 1:03:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather
Thirdly, as “the Obama doctrine” goes down in flames in the Middle East, from Damascus to Cairo, Clinton will be nervous about being seen as part and parcel of it, which of course she is.

Just what the hell is the Obama Doctrine?

3 posted on 08/31/2013 1:05:46 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Libloather

Hillary— Traitor to THE ONE!


4 posted on 08/31/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT by Mark (Donate to FreeRepublic now.)
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To: Libloather

I wouldn’t want to have to call zer0 or this cankle harboring beyotch.


5 posted on 08/31/2013 1:06:09 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

I just noticed it in that picture, but she is looking more and more like Bill every day.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 1:06:46 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Libloather
smart power
7 posted on 08/31/2013 1:08:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Libloather
The next occupants of the White Crib:

8 posted on 08/31/2013 1:08:37 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Libloather

Let’s not pretend our strategy was any more coherent when she was wearing the pant-suits. This administration has been a foreign policy disaster. They have alienated our friends, been on the wrong side of just about every conflict, stabbed our allies in the back, and pissed off our traditional opponents.

Our President is a joke and nobody outside of the American media respects him. Shrillery must shoulder some of the blame for this.


9 posted on 08/31/2013 1:09:36 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Libloather
ooops forgot the rest

I wouldn’t want to have to call zer0 or this cankle harboring beyotch, when there is a crisis, at 4AM.

10 posted on 08/31/2013 1:10:14 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

And what about the half million in Bling from the Saudis?


11 posted on 08/31/2013 1:10:18 PM PDT by Shady (It is called LIBERTY...Freedom linked to Responsibility. Any questions?)
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To: Libloather

>> She can (and will) crush your head.

Tell ya what, focusing on that picture kinda gets the ball rolling on that head-crushing process. She doesn’t even need to be physically present!


12 posted on 08/31/2013 1:10:45 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Libloather

13 posted on 08/31/2013 1:10:58 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Libloather

14 posted on 08/31/2013 1:11:04 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SERKIT

fusilli Jerry! and Peyronies Bill.

did it have to be a corkscrew president?


15 posted on 08/31/2013 1:12:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

She can’t get into it or the world may find out about her (wink wink) weapons to Syria through Turkey and exactly what Ambassador Stevens knew.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 1:14:00 PM PDT by kempster
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To: carriage_hill

Front & center next Friday?


17 posted on 08/31/2013 1:14:45 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Libloather
Have there been any articles posted on FR about the British Parliament's historic rejection of action against Syria?

Historic British Parliament Debate and Vote Rejects Syria Military Deployment

August 30, 2013 • 10:57AM

18 posted on 08/31/2013 1:15:46 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Libloather

Let us not forget she is only the former presidents wife with on the job training if you want to call it that and that is it! How in the world do we get these inexperienced elitist A holes in positoins of vital national security to f things up? Like zero who is in this to save face she is out of it as not to mess up her coronation in 2016.


19 posted on 08/31/2013 1:15:59 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Rummyfan
The Obama Doctrine :

Abortion on demand, paid for by US Taxpayers.

20 posted on 08/31/2013 1:16:10 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Rummyfan

“the Obama doctrine”

What would Carter do? We are now seeing what would have happened had Carter won a second term.


21 posted on 08/31/2013 1:16:39 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Libloather

Hillary, like Obama, is dirty from head to toe!!! It is as simple as that!!! I’m sure you good folks can figure it out. Start with four dead American public servants in Benghazi!!!


22 posted on 08/31/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Libloather

"...as “the Obama doctrine” goes down in flames in the Middle East, from Damascus to Cairo, Clinton will be nervous about being seen as part and parcel of it, which of course she is."

I can't help but think that somewhere in D.C., Elizabeth Warren is cackling very loudly right about now...

23 posted on 08/31/2013 1:17:23 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Rummyfan
Just what the hell is the Obama Doctrine?

Incompetence and blame Bush (or any repub).

24 posted on 08/31/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Libloather

She looks more and more like Tip Oneil in a wig.


25 posted on 08/31/2013 1:21:01 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Rummyfan
Just what the hell is the Obama Doctrine?

I don't think anyone knows including Obama himself. I could take a guess and that would be, ruling by executive order and Valerie Jarrett.
26 posted on 08/31/2013 1:22:42 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: fortheDeclaration
The British Parliament rejection of Plan Zero is no big deal to the US state media - it happens all the time, why, the last time the BP voted against the PM who wanted a war was as recently as 1792.

this in no way reflects poorly on the Purple Lipped Perfumed Prince of Peace, our very own Lightbringer, Bathhouse Barry Dunham.

27 posted on 08/31/2013 1:23:37 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Qbert
I can't help but think that somewhere in D.C., Elizabeth Warren is cackling very loudly right about now...

That's not cackling. That's the melodious sound of an aboriginal rain dance.

28 posted on 08/31/2013 1:24:38 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Have there been any articles posted on FR about the British Parliament's historic rejection of action against Syria?

There have been several including one in Breaking News with over a hundred replies.

29 posted on 08/31/2013 1:32:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Vaquero
I wouldn’t want to have to call zer0 or this cankle harboring beyotch, when there is a crisis, at 4AM.

At 4 a.m. 0bama would be too busy with Reggie and the Hildebeast would be too busy with Huma.

30 posted on 08/31/2013 1:38:41 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

She looks more and more like my bag of walnuts after surfing


31 posted on 08/31/2013 1:55:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Libloather

she helped create the folking mess, damn her


32 posted on 08/31/2013 2:04:48 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

They cannot possibly make Diane Lane ungly enough to play that in a movie.


33 posted on 08/31/2013 2:10:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Libloather

She shouldn’t have a say since she is no longer “officially” on the government payroll.


34 posted on 08/31/2013 2:11:22 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: lightman

I have Benghazi-Syria-Libya-Egypt-mb etc scheduled for 9/20. I’m still collecting articles and whatever I can find before it disappears down the rabbit hole.


35 posted on 08/31/2013 2:24:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Libloather

Mixing a few metaphors, when the going gets tough, the cowardly and weak stay out of the hot kitchen.


36 posted on 08/31/2013 2:39:04 PM 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: bgill

That never stopped Madeleine Dimwit.


37 posted on 08/31/2013 2:45:59 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Rummyfan
Just what the hell is the Obama Doctrine?

I believe the official definition of the Obama Doctrine is, "Oh, look, a squirrel."
38 posted on 08/31/2013 3:11:27 PM PDT by Colinsky
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To: Rummyfan

Apologize, Apologize, and then..........Apologize.


39 posted on 08/31/2013 3:23:24 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Libloather

Because whatever she says has to be weighed in terms of her own burning ambitions, and because the Syrian rebels are allies of the people who murdered Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans. But then, “what difference does it make?”


40 posted on 08/31/2013 3:25:41 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Libloather
Why a nervous Hillary Clinton is remarkably silent on Syria

Hillary nervous?? Somebody close to her must have been telling the TRUTH about something!!

41 posted on 08/31/2013 3:29:42 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Libloather
A recent poll showed just nine percent of Americans backing US military involvement. She probably doesn’t see another war in the Muslim world as a vote winner in 2016.

Who on earth are the 9% who back this madness?

42 posted on 08/31/2013 3:35:56 PM PDT by GOPJ (Chicago's 10 year murder toll exceeds that of all US soldiers killed in Afghanistan..)
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To: GnL

I think she was also describing what bill’s willy looked like.


43 posted on 08/31/2013 4:10:37 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: GOPJ

Who on earth are the 9% who back this madness? ................. CAIR, TMB and Al Qaeda USA. Palin got it right, let Allah be the judge.


44 posted on 08/31/2013 4:24:20 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Rummyfan

Always always always help the enemies of the US and harm its Allies.


45 posted on 08/31/2013 4:34:30 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: al baby

You nailed that one!


46 posted on 08/31/2013 4:39:08 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Libloather
Thirdly, as “the Obama doctrine” goes down in flames in the Middle East, from Damascus to Cairo...

Hey, can anybody tell me what "the Obama Doctrine" was in the Middle East?

Anybody...???

47 posted on 08/31/2013 4:46:47 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: volunbeer
This administration has been a foreign policy disaster. They have alienated our friends, been on the wrong side of just about every conflict, stabbed our allies in the back, and pissed off our traditional opponents.

That is the MO and history of democrat admins. When it calls for dealing with anything more than abortion rights or school lunch programs they have proven they are far out of their element.

They supported islamics in Kosovo and bombed a Christian country. The region was then pretty much sold off to German and British monied powers any decent companies left over. Who then, after bankrupting muslim and Christian businesses and companies and governments they also made a grab for resource rights and acquired them too.

Bill Klinton was nearly as bad for the Balkans as the moslems ever were.

The left is evil no matter where in the world it is in power
48 posted on 08/31/2013 4:57:53 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: bgill
She shouldn’t have a say since she is no longer “officially” on the government payroll.

Since when did that ever stop a Clinton...???

49 posted on 08/31/2013 5:00:17 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Libloather
Secondly, she may well be harbouring doubts over the White House approach, which beyond the talk of airstrikes, lacks a coherent strategy, and the president hasn’t exactly made a clear-cut case that taking America to war in Syria is in the national interest.

Stopped reading right there.

The only thing mrs bill is thinking about ever is her own patootie and getting elected emporer. (cue mrs bill pic with her famous gesticulation and sneer) WDDIM!

50 posted on 08/31/2013 5:14:30 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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