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U.S. Military Action Against Syria ‘Going to Happen’ Even If Congress Votes Against It...
The Blaze ^ | 31 August, 2013 | Dave Urbanski

Posted on 08/31/2013 9:57:44 PM PDT by Errant

President Obama will carry out military action against Syria even if Congress votes against it, a senior State Department official tells Fox News’ Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen.

Rosen’s notes concerning the White House’s reported intentions regarding the Syrian crisis were posted on Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren’s Gretawire site late Saturday afternoon.

Rosen reports that “the president’s decision to seek a congressional debate and vote was a surprise to most if not all of” his national security team members. The state department official who communicated with Rosen added that Obama’s move to seek congressional approval “did not supplant the president’s earlier decision to use force in Syria, only delayed its implementation.”

“That’s going to happen, anyway,” the source told Rosen, which is why Obama’s Rose Garden remarks Saturday included his belief that he possesses the authority to launch strikes even without congressional authorization, Rosen adds.

The White House Saturday sent Congress a draft of a resolution authorizing Obama to use military force against Syria and laying out the administration’s claim that Assad’s regime killed more than 1,000 last week in a chemical weapons attack.

The resolution also says the objective of a U.S. military response would be to “deter, disrupt, prevent and degrade” the regime’s ability to use chemical weapons going forward.

The resolution authorizes Obama to use the military as he determines “necessary and appropriate” to serve that goal. The draft doesn’t lay out a timeline for action but does say only a political settlement can resolve the Syrian crisis.


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1 posted on 08/31/2013 9:57:44 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Maybe Obama knows he has the votes thanks to Boner and McCain.


2 posted on 08/31/2013 9:59:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant
Watch this video of Syrian "rebels" are firing chemical weapons.
3 posted on 08/31/2013 10:00:23 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Errant

A meaningless sop to the saps in the gop.


4 posted on 08/31/2013 10:01:20 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Throw All The Bums Out.)
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To: dfwgator
Maybe Obama knows he has the votes thanks to Boner and McCain.

That's it exactly. The Republicans will cave.

5 posted on 08/31/2013 10:03:11 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: Errant

Congress comes back September 9. I suspect that BO is going to ask Boner and The Dim Bulb From Searchlight to vote on authorization for military action against Syria first, then, win or lose, he’ll attack on September 11 so nobody will bother to note that it’s the anniversary of Benghazi.

Assad killing Syrian children is an atrocity, so Hussein is going to punish him by killing Syrian children.

Obama can’t wait to kill some kids to show the world he’s tough.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 10:05:13 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: dfwgator

With 90% of Americans against it, I don’t think Boner has the bb’s. It may pass the Senate, but doubtful it will pass the House regardless of what Boner has told 0bama, IMO.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 10:06:19 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Yosemitest

I call BS.


8 posted on 08/31/2013 10:10:59 PM PDT by Appollo9919
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To: Errant
One suspects that blame-artist-in-chief Obama has been told that a military strike with no military objectives or goals would have no good consequence, and might be jolting a metaphorical mideast hornets' nest (consider Krauthammer's "amateur hour" assessment, here)...

...so...

He is kicking it to congress to...

BLAME SHARE!

My guess, and welcome to it.

.

9 posted on 08/31/2013 10:11:22 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: Errant

Congress should call his bluff if that’s his attitude. There’s only so much spin that can be put on all of these power grabs.

This whole thing is such a fiasco and an international embarrassment.


10 posted on 08/31/2013 10:13:44 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Appollo9919
What you believe is your business.


NEVER FORGET:
11 posted on 08/31/2013 10:15:20 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Errant

If I were a Congressperson and read this, I would vote no based on this alone.


12 posted on 08/31/2013 10:15:22 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Errant

If the Republicans go along with this, it will be the final nail in their coffin as a viable political party.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 10:17:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Appollo9919; Yosemitest

Maybe not.
Recall the FIRST claim couple months back that Assad used chem weapons?
Turned out it was the Al-qeada affiliated “rebels” who used chem weapons, and it was chlorine.
The media immediately buried the story after that.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 10:17:21 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Errant

I don’t believe it.
But many people believe he takes orders.
Perhaps those in charge want him removed via impeachment
(this would be a clear way to do that)

so to install Biden.... to block Hillary (who we know they don’t like).

just a theory. not even mine, I can’t take credit for it.. read it somewhere here online, see what you think of it.


15 posted on 08/31/2013 10:17:39 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: Errant

He would. Congress has totally abdicated all of its powers and duties to the executive branch


16 posted on 08/31/2013 10:18:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: dfwgator

Screw the Repos... It could be the final nail for all of us!


17 posted on 08/31/2013 10:19:24 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

That too.


18 posted on 08/31/2013 10:20:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant

If he capitulates, he’ll be working against advice he’s received. As with most presidents, his experience is not that of a general.


19 posted on 08/31/2013 10:26:33 PM PDT by familyop (“The Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews.” —President John Adams)
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To: Errant

It should be common knowledge for over a decade now. They didn’t want to go directly into Iran to begin with. They’ve been working at cutting off its support and isolating it first.


20 posted on 08/31/2013 10:28:30 PM PDT by familyop (“The Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews.” —President John Adams)
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To: faithhopecharity
But many people believe he takes orders.

I don't disagree.

so to install Biden.... to block Hillary (who we know they don’t like).

I don't think it matters who they put in, as long as they are beholding. There may be someone greater who has different plans though.

21 posted on 08/31/2013 10:29:10 PM PDT by Errant
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To: familyop

That’s why I think Israel is so involved. My thinking is time is too short before Iran gets he bomb and that complicates things.


22 posted on 08/31/2013 10:30:38 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Yep. So go ahead and vote against it, Congress. Show Americans what kind of assclown wannabe dictator they allowed to occupy the oval office.


23 posted on 08/31/2013 10:30:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: TBP

We should have destroyed Assad’s gas arsenal as soon as reports began to surface of atrocities. They are most probably long since relocated and hidden, and thus the Kenyan can do nothing about it short of regime change.


24 posted on 08/31/2013 10:32:01 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: GeronL

Even so, it will be breathtaking if he does it after a no vote by Congress, don’t you think?


25 posted on 08/31/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT by Errant
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To: TBP
Obama can’t wait to kill some kids to show the world he’s tough.

Obama - The Original Gangsta!

26 posted on 08/31/2013 10:32:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant

yes. hope so... thanks


27 posted on 08/31/2013 10:33:34 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: Appollo9919

I do, too. The UK has backed off. Something has to be noted when the ONLY country to back the US is the freaking French?
Those who specialize in retreat?
So, once Congress comes back in session the desperate obamaumao hits Congress up for a vote of approval on war powers... and will not get it. The simple fact is that the US cannot attack another sovereign country because some “rebels” have fomented a chemical attack to make it look like the Syrian govt. did it. This is classic soviet ‘false flag’ op, designed to drag the uninitiated into war.

Everyone in FR has to understand the underlying “stuff” in this conflict. The issues are two fold. One, the natural gas pipeline proposed which would erode Russia’s deathgrip on natural gas supplies to Europe. The US is backing a pipeline, pure and simple and it’s not the one that Russia wants. Russia supports Syria because of the beneficial setting that preserves the Russian monopoly on natural gas.

Two, a more sinister one that explains the French. That is black tar heroin from Afghanistan and the trade with Syria that is ancient in this regard. The US seems to be providing protection for the heroin dealers— the major ones- to continue their trade. The connection and power base in France on this massive amount of cash and dope-—Marseilles. About which for a refresher see “The French Connection”-— a true story and true today.

We should not support obamaumao’s face saving waste of our good soldiers. Period.


28 posted on 08/31/2013 10:33:46 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Errant

If he does it... it’ll work against him. Even with the media singing his praises, the public doesn’t want another intervention in that area. It’s akin to bombing an aspirin factory... nothing to gain except to throw his weight around with “his” military.. the same military he has such disdain for otherwise.
Of course, if it fails to gain him notoriety, he will blame the repubs. The spineless repubs. You’d think they’d learn after awhile. I think the repub establishment are so anti conservative, that they’d side with Obama over us any day. Just for spite. How dare we illiterate group of people think we know anything.


29 posted on 08/31/2013 10:33:51 PM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: Errant

I wonder if he took Ricky Roma’s advice from Glengarry Glen Ross....”You never open your mouth unless you know what the shot is.”


30 posted on 08/31/2013 10:34:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant

Our allies won’t back us. Our Congress probably won’t buy in. 90% of our populace thinks it’s a turd-in-the-punch-bowl idea. What then? Barack attacks anyway?

If he does, I’m telling folks right now, he may have pushed his luck too far.

The natives are restless, I don’t care what his imagined sons may have looked like.


31 posted on 08/31/2013 10:38:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Seaplaner
Obama never had much credibility or respect in the world. They gave him the Nobel Peace Prize for some unknown reason and he has proven to be an armature buffoon. Now the whole world knows he is a stuffed shirt, a nothing, a man afraid of his own shadow and this makes the world much more dangerous than it was under Bush.
32 posted on 08/31/2013 10:38:56 PM PDT by Netz
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To: DoughtyOne
The natives are restless...

We certainly live in interesting times, don't we?!

33 posted on 08/31/2013 10:40:33 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Should be, but not now.

We effectively have one-man rule


34 posted on 08/31/2013 10:42:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Errant

How do you spell “IMPEACHMENT”?

“Say it loud and clear, Impeachment is here!”


35 posted on 08/31/2013 10:45:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Frank_2001

Problem is: zero and his crew instigated this whole thing to begin with.
Just like in Egypt.
Plus, the chemical attacks that first were reported were the al-qeada affiliated rebels releasing chlorine.
We need to stay out of this one.
Especially since zero’s intent is to install Muslim brudder hoods in power there.
That was his intent in Libya and Egypt.


36 posted on 08/31/2013 10:53:12 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: dfwgator

I’m done with them as a party. I’m just supporting any locals and those that are conservative.


37 posted on 08/31/2013 10:54:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Errant
With 90% of Americans against it, I don’t think Boner has the bb’s.

All depends how bad the blackmail they have on Boner is.

I suspect big time bad, prison time bad.

38 posted on 08/31/2013 10:54:06 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: TBP

Someone please impeach this leech


39 posted on 08/31/2013 10:58:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: The Cajun

True! Wouldn’t doubt he cries himself to sleep every night because of this worthless mess he has gotten himself into.


40 posted on 08/31/2013 10:59:35 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

The AntiChrist has to do what he has to do to jumpstart the Apocalypse...


41 posted on 08/31/2013 11:02:35 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

“Lawless One” sure fits him.


42 posted on 08/31/2013 11:05:18 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Yosemitest
Watch this video...

Just doesn't make sense that Assad would use gas when he's beaten back the Rebels. They on the other hand, have plenty of incentive.

43 posted on 08/31/2013 11:15:49 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
I wonder if, now that obama has said he is gonna attack, Assad will launch a preemptive strike.
44 posted on 08/31/2013 11:17:59 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

He’s done so many things already that warrant impeachment but it hasn’t happened. I can’t believe it ever will.

If for no other reason, there are too many powerful people in the shadows telling him what to do. Another reason is those powers, through the NSA, has way too much dirt on way too many politicians and judges.


45 posted on 08/31/2013 11:18:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: mikefive
I wouldn't think so. At least not against another country. He'll have his hands full keeping the Rebels at bay, and time is own his side as pressure builds against the US attacking.

The unknown is Israel's need to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. That's also a common goal for Saudi Arabia and the US; hence Obama make take action even without Congress agreeing.

I look for another "incident" to occur in the near future which gives Obama even more reason to attack Syria.

46 posted on 08/31/2013 11:28:41 PM PDT by Errant
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Impeach Obama....NOW!!! Defund Obamacare.....NOW!!!

(www.dontfundobamacare.com or www.dontfundit.com)

Reasons:

- No jobs
- No economic growth
- Obamacare
- Race hatred (Black racist)!!!
- Anti-American....Loves/Adores the Muslim Brotherhood!!!
- Debt Crisis
- Failed world & country (USA) leader
- Would be Dictator/Tyrant
- No leadership qualities whatsoever!!!
- Divider...not a Uniter!!!
- Seeking to bring the USA down!!!
- Closet Muslim
- Failed Arab Spring!!!
- Murder in Benghazi!!!
- IRS made political & criminal
- Nations Defense gutted!!!
- NSA privacy violations
- Justice Department used for political purposes

Defund Obamacare.....www.dontfundobamacare, www.donfundit.com!!!

Congress Critters, Senate/House....Deny Obama approval to attack Syria!!!
Instead....Impeach him!!!


47 posted on 08/31/2013 11:38:12 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: mikefive
I'd be more concerned about Putin and what his Russian submarines will do, in support of Syria, and Vladimir Putin's desire for the recently found oil fields in and around Syria.
Putin's not about to let that oil field and his only semi warm water port in Sevastopol, fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.

To say the least, Russia has real national security interest in that area, and that news oil field goes well south of Turkey and into Syria.

Then there's Putin’s Pipeline To Syria:
So wake up, and, ... ... see WORLD WAR III coming!
48 posted on 09/01/2013 12:02:41 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Errant
Assad did NOT use it.
The Syrian Rebels were the ones who launched the chemical attack with the chemicals supplied by Saudi Prince Bandar.
Watch that video AGAIN.
49 posted on 09/01/2013 12:07:57 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: dfwgator

Coffee is for closers.


50 posted on 09/01/2013 12:19:26 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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