Skip to comments.U.S. Military Action Against Syria ‘Going to Happen’ Even If Congress Votes Against It...
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.
Rosens notes concerning the White Houses reported intentions regarding the Syrian crisis were posted on Fox News colleague Greta Van Susterens Gretawire site late Saturday afternoon.
Rosen reports that the presidents 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 Obamas move to seek congressional approval did not supplant the presidents earlier decision to use force in Syria, only delayed its implementation.
Thats going to happen, anyway, the source told Rosen, which is why Obamas 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 administrations claim that Assads 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 regimes 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 doesnt lay out a timeline for action but does say only a political settlement can resolve the Syrian crisis.
Maybe Obama knows he has the votes thanks to Boner and McCain.
A meaningless sop to the saps in the gop.
That's it exactly. The Republicans will cave.
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, hell attack on September 11 so nobody will bother to note that its the anniversary of Benghazi.
Assad killing Syrian children is an atrocity, so Hussein is going to punish him by killing Syrian children.
Obama cant wait to kill some kids to show the world hes tough.
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.
I call BS.
He is kicking it to congress to...
My guess, and welcome to it.
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.
If I were a Congressperson and read this, I would vote no based on this alone.
If the Republicans go along with this, it will be the final nail in their coffin as a viable political party.
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.
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.
He would. Congress has totally abdicated all of its powers and duties to the executive branch
Screw the Repos... It could be the final nail for all of us!
If he capitulates, he’ll be working against advice he’s received. As with most presidents, his experience is not that of a general.
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.
I don't disagree.
so to install Biden.... to block Hillary (who we know they dont 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.
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.
Yep. So go ahead and vote against it, Congress. Show Americans what kind of assclown wannabe dictator they allowed to occupy the oval office.
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.
Even so, it will be breathtaking if he does it after a no vote by Congress, don’t you think?
Obama - The Original Gangsta!
yes. hope so... thanks
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.
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.
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.”
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.
We certainly live in interesting times, don't we?!
Should be, but not now.
We effectively have one-man rule
How do you spell “IMPEACHMENT”?
“Say it loud and clear, Impeachment is here!”
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.
I’m done with them as a party. I’m just supporting any locals and those that are conservative.
All depends how bad the blackmail they have on Boner is.
I suspect big time bad, prison time bad.
Someone please impeach this leech
True! Wouldn’t doubt he cries himself to sleep every night because of this worthless mess he has gotten himself into.
The AntiChrist has to do what he has to do to jumpstart the Apocalypse...
“Lawless One” sure fits him.
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.
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.
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.
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Congress Critters, Senate/House....Deny Obama approval to attack Syria!!!
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