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John Kerry Careful Not To Rule Out Return To UN For Syria Resolution [US Punts?]
Guardian (U.K.) ^ | September 08, 2013

Posted on 09/08/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT by Steelfish

John Kerry Careful Not To Rule Out Return To UN For Syria Resolution Secretary of state says 'the president and all of us are listening carefully to all our friends' after ally France hints at UN route 8 September 2013

The United States said on Sunday it did not rule out returning to the United Nations security council to secure a Syria resolution once UN inspectors complete a report on a chemical weapons attack, but also indicated that Arab countries were seeking a tough response.

Speaking at a news conference in Paris after meeting key Arab foreign ministers, secretary of state John Kerry said they were leaning towards supporting a G20 statement – already signed by 12 countries – that called for a strong international response following a 21 August chemical attack in Syria. Washington and Paris say forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were behind the attack, in which more than 1,400 people are estimated to have been killed, and that he should be deterred from using such weapons again.

The French president, François Hollande, who is increasingly under pressure at home and among European partners to seek a UN mandate before any military intervention in Syria, on Saturday suggested that he could seek a resolution at the security council despite previous Russian and Chinese vetos.

"On President Hollande's comments with respect to the UN, the president [Barack Obama], and all of us, are listening carefully to all of our friends," Kerry said. "No decision has been made by the president."

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: france; g20; germany; israel; kerry; kerrysyria; nato; obamasyriaattack; russia; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 09/08/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Maybe they are confused since the rebels they supported are butchers beyond belief. The terrorists are giving them a headache.
2 posted on 09/08/2013 10:31:37 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Steelfish

“a strong international response”

“Wilbur’n me’ll settle fer a strongly worded letter, if it gets our tits outa this wringer.”
Mr. Ed


3 posted on 09/08/2013 10:36:23 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Logical me

So what happened to Obama’s “shot across the bow”? “Assad must go”?

We have Keystone Cops running our country, a community organizer who cannot get a single ally to come on board for a military strike.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 10:36:56 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

You would think that if this Bahar al Assad is as evil as they say he is, he should be arrested when he comes to New York for the United Nations meeting in October. However, I can see a problem with the precedent that this would set in which any tin horn bureaucrat could could possibly have our President or another leader arrested if they even have to change planes on their soil


5 posted on 09/08/2013 10:41:28 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: jmcenanly

CBS Weighs In:

Schieffer: Don’t let the world question U.S. resolve

Bob Schieffer says, “In a dangerous world, when the United States takes a stand and then goes back on its word, we are left in an even more dangerous place.”


6 posted on 09/08/2013 10:43:43 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

For the love of all that is Holy, PLEASE PUNT!


7 posted on 09/08/2013 10:44:39 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Steelfish

UN accuses Syrian rebels of carrying out sarin gas attacks which had been blamed on Assad’s troops

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320223/UN-accuses-Syrian-rebels-carrying-sarin-gas-attacks-blamed-Assads-troops.html


8 posted on 09/08/2013 10:46:42 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

WH Chief of Staff McDonough acknowledged the risks are “manyfold,” saying one fear is that “somehow we get dragged into the middle of an ongoing civil war.” But he argued the U.S. plans to be “be very careful and very targeted and very limited in our engagement.”

He did not go on to tell us how this will be “very careful” and “very targeted” and “very limited”!


9 posted on 09/08/2013 10:47:27 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Didn’t Kerry just last week say the UN was useless, or words to that effect.

I thought I read that somewhere.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 10:50:07 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Steelfish
We have Keystone Cops running our country, a community organizer who cannot get a single ally to come on board for a military strike.

Remember the ridicule from the left over the coalition President Bush pulled together for the Invasion of Iraq?

This is what we hear from those same scumbags about Obama's inability to get anyone except the French to say they back him:

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

PS - I think the French are backing Obama (sort of) to encourage him to go through with his idiotic threats. After all, there is nothing they enjoy more than seeing America look assinine on the world stage.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 10:51:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Steelfish

Best quote I heard all week on this:

“If we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ at each other, then let Allah sort it out” - Sarah Palin


12 posted on 09/08/2013 10:52:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Iron Munro

“I think the French are backing Obama (sort of) to encourage him to go through with his idiotic threats.”

Guess who gets the gas contracts for the Qatar pipeline, and the new finds in NW Syria?

TOTAL-Elf-FINA, the same org that profited tremendously from the Libyan war. What does the DGSE have in their file over Obama???


13 posted on 09/08/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

with both sides shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ at each other, then let Allah sort it out” - Sarah Palin
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
On Friday, Chris Plante (WMAL-AM630 WASHDC) was (basically) saying a wall should be built around the area and all the rest of us do is lob ammo over the wall.
When it ‘quiets’ down, lob more ammo so they can go about ridding the world of themselves...


14 posted on 09/08/2013 11:17:20 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: Steelfish

If this mac daddy administration was a TV soap opera it would be canceled after the first show as being so bad that nobody believes that it is for real.

I do believe this is the 7th version of what they are going to do, at least as of 9/8/2013.


15 posted on 09/08/2013 11:42:41 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Steelfish
John Kerry Careful Not To Rule Out Return To UN For Syria Resolution

Translation: The Saudis need time to bribe all the UN inspectors, you'll have to be patient.

16 posted on 09/08/2013 11:45:51 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Steelfish

The more Obama rambles on the worse it gets for him. If this was the extent of it and there was incontrovertible proof of Assad’s involvement the deed would long since have been committed.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: xrmusn

Seriously, just arm both sides. Matter of fact, drop a bunch of strap on explosives and mannequins dressed like Jews and let them blow themselves up like popcorn on a hot plate . “Look a Jew! Allahu Akbar! *BOOM* Look a Jew! Allahu Akbar! *BOOM*Look a Jew! Allahu Akbar! *BOOM*Look a Jew! Allahu Akbar! *BOOM*Look a Jew! Allahu Akbar! *BOOM*Look a Jew! Allahu Akbar! *BOOM*”


18 posted on 09/08/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And Britain already said no, and Russia certainly will. How can they get the un to do anything?


19 posted on 09/08/2013 1:04:43 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Steelfish

These idiots need to forget it. They look like total fools.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Steelfish

They act like nobody is gonna die. They just have to bomb to make Barky not look the clown that he is.


21 posted on 09/08/2013 1:08:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Steelfish.
Speaking at a news conference in Paris after meeting key Arab foreign ministers, secretary of state John Kerry said they were leaning towards supporting a G20 statement -- already signed by 12 countries -- that called for a strong international response following a 21 August chemical attack in Syria... The French president, François Hollande, who is increasingly under pressure at home and among European partners to seek a UN mandate before any military intervention in Syria, on Saturday suggested that he could seek a resolution at the security council despite previous Russian and Chinese vetos.

22 posted on 09/08/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Steelfish

Kerry is a past master of the political switchback. You know, “I was for it before I was against it.” It’s situational statesmanship, like situational ethics and situational realities.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 3:45:58 PM PDT by Spok
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