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  • Insults And Lies Are Failing To Persuade On Syria

    09/05/2013 4:02:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Editorial
    Syrian Crisis: President Obama asks Congress to save him from his own mess on America's stance toward a terrorist state. Has he given one credible reason why the egg should be on members' faces too? The liberal Think Progress blog's count Thursday found nearly 200 congressmen leaning against Obama's request to approve a strike on Syria, and fewer than 50 leaning in favor. It called this "a drastic change that has occurred literally overnight." But with the president using the bully pulpit to make the case for this supposed national security priority, how can this be? The last straw for...
  • Kerry: Chemical Weapons 'Undeniable'

    08/26/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 134 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the use of chemical weapons in Syria is "undeniable" and that the U.S. is considering how to respond:
  • Menendez offers bill to arm Syrian rebels (additional $250 million funds)

    05/07/2013 5:09:26 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Monday introduced a bill that would provide arms to vetted rebel groups. Menendez’s legislation would give arms and military training to opposition groups that had been vetted, as well as provide $250 million for basic services and security in a post-Assad Syria. The bill also includes new sanctions against those providing arms or oil to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. Menendez’s bill comes as the Obama administration is reconsidering its opposition to providing arms to the Syrian rebels.
  • Democrat Menendez introduces bill in Senate to arm Syria opposition

    05/06/2013 7:22:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 6, 2013
    A top Senate Democrat nudged the Obama administration to provide weapons to the Syrian opposition, introducing a bill Monday that would explicitly allow the U.S. to provide arms, military training and non-lethal aid to the rebels. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the legislation on the heels of U.S. intelligence claims that chemical weapons likely were used in the country. "The Assad regime has crossed a red line that forces us to consider all options," Menendez said in a written statement. "The greatest humanitarian crisis in the world is unfolding in and...
  • Benghazi Impeachment Suddenly Not So Far-Fetched

    05/04/2013 11:09:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2013 | Roger L. Simon
    On October 27th, 2012, only days before the presidential election, I wrote: If Barack Obama is reelected, will he face impeachment over Benghazi — a yet more unpleasant and far more wrenching result than to lose an election? It could happen — and in my estimation should happen — the way revelations are playing out over the bloody terror attack that took four American lives and has led to weeks of prevarication and obfuscation. The scandal thus far has at least tarnished and quite possibly implicated everyone from the CIA director, to the secretaries of State and Defense, to the...
  • The new Middle East coverup: Biden caught in Syria debate falsehood

    10/15/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2012 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    First there was the Libya coverup. Now, we have the Syria coverup. In last week’s vice presidential debate, Joe Biden asserted that the United States was working to isolate al-Qaeda in Syria by ensuring that aid was directed to moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. “We are working hand and glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis, and with all the people in the region attempting to identify the people who deserve the help so that when Assad goes — and he will go — there will be a legitimate government that follows on, not an al-Qaeda-sponsored...
  • US paves way to arm Libyan rebels

    03/29/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 75 replies
    guardian.uk.co ^ | 29 March 2011 | Nicholas Watt , chief political correspondent
    Hillary Clinton has paved the way for the United States to arm the Libyan rebels by declaring that the recent UN security council resolution relaxed an arms embargo on the country. As Libya's opposition leaders called for the international community to arm them, the secretary of state indicated that the US was considering whether to meet their demands when she talked of a "work in progress". The US indicated on Monday night that it had not ruled out arming the rebels, though it was assumed this would take some time because of a UN arms embargo which applies to all...