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  • Daily Mail (UK) Scrubs 1/29/13 Story: Obama Planned to Stage Chemical Attack, Blame Assad Regime

    09/03/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    That was just a month after Dear Leader drew his  (blurry) 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria...  Who knows if who, what, or anything threatened the (tabliod) Daily Mail, but the now-scrubbed story (Jan 29, 2013) sure didn't fit the Obama-supporting narrative so prevalent on our side of the pond... Alas, there's no just 'erasing' stuff anymore... those days are over! Bloggers and photo sharing sites reveal the futility of the ole scrub-a-dub-dub. Recall less than a week ago the UN itself said Syrian REBELS were the ones using Sarin nerve gas weapons... difference between people like the UN and Obama/MSM lackeys is that...
  • Mounting evidence raises questions [of White House involvement] about Syrian chemical weapon attack

    09/03/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT · by DTA · 47 replies ^ | 2013-08-28 | Yossef BodaNSKY
    Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the Aug. 21 chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a premeditated provocation by the Syrian opposition. The extent of U.S. foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the “horror” of the Barack Obama White House in a...
  • Hezbollah mobilises ahead of potential US Syria strike

    09/02/2013 3:16:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/2/13 | AFP
    Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group, a close ally of the Syrian regime, is redeploying its forces ahead of possible US strikes on Damascus, according to witnesses in Lebanon. The reports come as the daily Al-Akhbar, which is close to both Hezbollah and the Syrian regime, said on Monday that the group had "called on all its officers and members to man their positions." Residents speaking to AFP in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre said there appeared to be a general mobilisation of the group's members, even if such a movement was not being publicly discussed. Many Hezbollah fighters have disappeared...
  • Shocking Report! Egyptian Media Says Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood Member

    09/02/2013 4:10:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 102 replies
    Aljazeera and twitter via Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/02/13 | By: EdBigCon Reported:
    The Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, Shadi Hamid, tweets out about the Egyptian media depicting Obama as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Newspaper also claims that son of Muslim Brotherhood leader threatened Obama with release of “papers” revealing his MB membership.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Syrians warn U.S. that Al Qaeda has hijacked revolution

    09/01/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | Tiffany Madison
    Syrians inside the country say the revolution began with peaceful protests from the poor seeking reforms. The movement now brims with violent terrorist operatives aligned with Al Qaeda and Al-Nasra, including extremist fighters from Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. The mainstream media portrays a false picture of the now-compromised Free Syrian Army. The extremist elements within are not just minority-affiliates. They win the battles, they have the ammunition and the food. They have slowly filled the power vaccuum and they do not fight for a freed Syria, but to establish an ultra-fundamentalist state. American taxpayers have fueled the Syrian Civil War...
  • Obama Hits Golf Course After Announcing National Emergency

    09/01/2013 7:25:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    President Obama and Vice-President Biden held a rare press event Saturday in the Rose Garden to address the escalating tensions with Syria. President Obama said he was convinced Syrian President Bashir Assad had ordered a chemical weapon attack on his citizens and that the US, and the world community, must act in response. Obama called on Congress to authorize a military attack against Syria. A new foreign policy crisis now faces the US. After the press event, Obama and Biden went golfing. I'm not an expert in foreign policy, but I can think of a few things a President ought...
  • Obama, Congress and Syria--his aides make clear the vote has no binding effect

    09/01/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 39 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Sunday 1 September 2013 07.01 EDT | Glenn Greenwald
    It's a potent sign of how low the American political bar is set that gratitude is expressed because a US president says he will ask Congress to vote before he starts bombing another country that is not attacking or threatening the US. That the US will not become involved in foreign wars of choice without the consent of the American people through their representatives Congress is a central mandate of the US Constitution. George Bush, of course, sought Congressional approval for the war in Iraq. There is no reason to believe that a Congressional rejection of the war's authorization would...
  • Syria hails 'historic American retreat' as Obama hesitates

    09/01/2013 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 121 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2013 | By Yara Bayoumy and Thomas Ferraro
    Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" on Sunday, mockingly accusing President Barack Obama of hesitation and confusion after he delayed a military strike to consult Congress. "Obama announced yesterday, directly or through implication, the beginning of the historic American retreat," Syria's official al-Thawra newspaper said in a front-page editorial. Syria's deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad accused Obama of indecision. "It is clear there was a sense of hesitation and disappointment in what was said by President Barack Obama yesterday. And it is also clear there was a sense of confusion as well," he told reporters in Damascus.
  • Live Thread: Syria Crisis Continuous Updates

    08/28/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 934 replies
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Kristinn
    As the war drums for Syria get louder, let this thread serve as a repository for news, background, Tweets, photos, video, on-the-ground reports, etc., as was done recently with Egypt.
  • Syrian state media: Obama's Congress request is a "retreat"

    09/01/2013 7:26:02 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 26 replies
    AP via CBS ^ | Sept. 1, 2013
    A Syrian state-run newspaper on Sunday called President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Syria "the start of the historic American retreat." The gloating tone in the front-page article in the Al-Thawra daily followed Obama's unexpected announcement on Saturday that he would ask Congress to support a strike punishing the President Bashar Assad's regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons. The decision marked a stark turnabout for the White House, which had appeared on the verge of ordering U.S. forces to launch a missile attack against Syria. As the Obama administration waits for...
  • As Syria implodes,Mrs Assad Undertakes Shopping Spree While Holed Up in Bunker with Vile Dictator

    08/31/2013 9:39:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2013 | Nabila Ramdani and Jo Knowsley
    Full Title:As Syria implodes, Mrs Assad splashes out on chandeliers, Western food and fitness fads: Bizarre shopping spree of the British beauty holed up in bunker with vile dictator She was once described as ‘a rose in the desert’, a long-limbed, London beauty who used her elegance and Western style to mask the increasing brutality of her husband’s murderous regime. But as Asma Assad shelters in a bomb-proof bunker to avoid the horrors erupting within Syria – and to escape the US missiles expected soon to rain down on the country – she has become more of a Marie Antoinette...
  • Erdogan: Syrian Strike Should Topple Assad

    08/31/2013 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Lera · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/31/2013 | Elad Benari
    Limited strikes in Syria are not enough, declares Turkey's Prime Minister as the U.S. mulls action in Syria. The goal of any military intervention in Syria should be to topple Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan said that the limited strikes which the United States is reportedly planning against Syria would not be enough and pushed for a broader military offensive. "A limited operation cannot be satisfactory for us," he was quoted as saying by the NTV news channel. "An intervention akin to that decided for Kosovo must be launched. An operation of...
  • Al Qaeda grows as its leaders focus on the 'near enemy'

    08/30/2013 10:35:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    The National (United Arab Emirates) ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | Murad Batal Al Shishani
    Syria is increasingly becoming a hotbed for jihadist movements and Al Zawahiri devoted a sizeable portion of his latest speech to urging young Muslims to join the jihad in that country. Al Zawahiri will not offer to relinquish his influence over jihadist movements in the Arab world. By contacting Al Qaeda affiliates, he is trying to flex his muscles to regain influence over jihadists in Syria and to show his importance as the emir of Al Qaeda as a trademark of jihadism. This is important for the unity of the movement, which plays a major role in attracting individuals to...
  • U.S. Had Intel on Chemical Strike Before It Was Launched

    08/30/2013 2:43:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies ^ | Friday, August 30, 2013 - 3:19 PM | Shane Harris, Yochi Dreazen, Noah Shachtman, David Kenner
    American intelligence agencies had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed more than a thousand people and has set the stage for a possible U.S. military strike on Syria. The disclosure -- part of a larger U.S. intelligence briefing on Syria's chemical attacks -- raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions for the American government. First and foremost: What, if anything, did it do to notify the Syrian opposition of the pending attack?
  • Frustrated Obama: I won't be ‘paralyzed’ on Syria

    08/30/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Frustrated Obama: I won't be ‘paralyzed’ on Syria Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News 1 hour ago PoliticsBarack ObamaSyriaJohn KerryChemical weapon President Barack Obama vowed Friday to undertake a “limited, narrow” response to Syria’s alleged chemical weapons attack and warned he would not be “paralyzed” by his desire to rally elusive international support. Obama’s remarks came after Secretary of State John Kerry laid out the most detailed U.S. case yet that Bashar Assad’s regime massacred more than 1,400 people last week with chemical weapons. “We are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act,” the president said as he hosted Baltic...
  • Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

    08/30/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-29-2013 | Kenneth Timmerman
    The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israel’s famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report. The doctored report...
  • Obama's Syria Plans In Disarray After Britain Rejects Use Of Force

    08/30/2013 4:35:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 30, 2013 | Paul Lewis,Spencer Ackerman
    Barack Obama's plans for air strikes against Syria were thrown into disarray on Thursday night after the British parliament unexpectedly rejected a motion designed to pave the way to authorising the UK's participation in military action.
  • Syria and the ‘Lessons’ of Iraq

    08/30/2013 4:36:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 30, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    Column: Syria isn’t Iraq. It’s worse. What is the difference between these two conflicts? In the former one, the United States was a participant. And America’s actions produced the current end state that, while not optimal, is better than the status quo ante. The dictator of Iraq, his family, and his party are dead or disbarred. They will never again threaten their neighbors, gas their people, or restart their weapons programs. The world never will have to worry about Saddam Hussein becoming a nuclear power. Nor will the world have to worry, at least for the time being, about ethno-sectarian...
  • BUILD UP TO WWIII Anonymous Message to the US on Syria (MUST SEE NOW !!!)

    08/30/2013 2:09:28 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 37 replies
    2012 Indy Info ^ | 8/28/13 | Anonymous
    BUILD UP TO WWIII Anonymous Message to the US on Syria (MUST SEE NOW !!!)
  • Historic humiliation for Cameron as government defeated on Syria vote

    08/30/2013 1:30:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | 29 August 2013 | Ian Dunt
    The Commons was the scene of one of the greatest foreign policy upsets in living memory today, after MPs voted against the government motion on military intervention in Syria. The vote, which was lost by 272 to 285, brings to a close any hope of Britain participating in any military action against the regime of president Bashar al-Assad but it also serves to dramatically weaken the prime minister in the eyes of parliament and his party. Amid shouts of 'resign' in the Commons chamber, Cameron said: "The British parliament does not want to see military action. I get that and...
  • Reid, McConnell Mum on Syria as Rand Paul Calls for Debate

    08/29/2013 8:13:17 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    RollCall ^ | Aug 28 2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Senate leaders Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have not yet weighed in on whether they believe Congress should have to debate and authorize military action in Syria before President Barack Obama can move forward with it. Reid’s office says the Nevada Democrat has been briefed by the administration, “but that’s all we have to say right now.” McConnell has not yet released a statement and his office would not say whether or when he might. Reid voted to authorize both the Gulf War and the Iraq War. In 1991, only 10 out of 55 Senate Democrats voted to...
  • The List: Obama and Syria

    08/29/2013 9:22:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 8/29/13 | Nachum
    Obama and Syria8/30/2013U.S. still aims to act with allies on Syria: Hagel8/29/2013Fifth US warship joins cruise missile ships in MediterraneanObama Won´t Give Legal Reasoning for Syria Attack, YetObama will act in US 'best interests' on Syria despite British voteBritish lawmakers reject measure on military action in Syria, in setback for Obama administrationFlashback: In 2007 Obama Introduced a Senate Resolution to Block an Unauthorized Attack on IranPresident Obama calls John Boehner on SyriaObama to Release Evidence to Strengthen Case for Intervening in SyriaObama: US action would send Assad 'strong signal'Russia sending warships to the Mediterranean: reportGrowing Bipartisan Coalition Urges Obama to...
  • Over 10 NATO countries refuse operation against Syria

    08/29/2013 11:26:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 90 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 8-30-13 | ITAR-TASS
    BRUSSELS, August 30 (Itar-Tass) - More than 10 NATO countries have "most definitely" refused any forms of involvement in a U S contemplated operation against Syria, an informed source here told Itar-Tass.
  • US Frustrated by Russian Efforts to ‘Block’ Syria Action at UN

    08/30/2013 12:13:20 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 15 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 08/29/2013 | RIA Novosti
    WASHINGTON, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – An urgent meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – reportedly called by Russia – ended in less than an hour on Thursday without any indication of progress or agreement on the crisis in Syria following last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack, US media reported. It was the second time in two days that the five permanent Security Council members – the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China – came out of a meeting with no apparent progress. Russia, which on Wednesday blocked a British resolution seeking the...
  • Obama in 2012: Taking ‘military action unilaterally’ in Syria would be ‘mistake’

    08/30/2013 12:50:38 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/30/2013 | Jaime Weinstein
    The U.S. now appears like it will act unilaterally to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for reportedly using chemical weapons on its own population — even though President Barack Obama said last year that taking unilateral action in Syria would be a “mistake.” Obama was elected president in 2008 promising a new era of multilateralism and cooperation with the world. Just last year he said “unilateral” action in Syria would be “a mistake.” “For us to take military action unilaterally, as some have suggested, or to think that somehow that there is some simple solution, I think is a...
  • U.S. Prepares for Solo Strike On Syria After Britain Balks

    08/30/2013 12:31:47 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | August 30, 2013 | LEE , ENTOUS and GORMAN
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration laid the groundwork for unilateral military action in Syria, a shift officials said reflected the U.K.'s abrupt decision not to participate and concerns that President Bashar al-Assad was using the delayed Western response to disperse his military assets. The push for a quick international strike to punish Syria for what the U.S. said was a chemical-weapons attack appeared in disarray on Thursday, after British lawmakers defeated a government motion in support of military action.
  • Karl Rove, Joe Lieberman pressure Obama to bomb Syria

    08/30/2013 12:43:55 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/27/2013 | Brendan Borderlon
    A group of 66 foreign policy “experts” signed a letter on Tuesday urging President Obama to conduct unrestricted military strikes against the Syrian government after last week’s deadly gas attack on civilians. “Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has once again violated your red line, using chemical weapons to kill as many as 1,400 people in the suburbs of Damascus,” the letter begins. “We urge you to respond decisively by imposing meaningful consequences on the Assad regime,” it continues, advocating for the use of “standoff weapons and airpower” against the forces responsible for deploying chemical weapons. The experts also express support for...
  • Cameron backs down on urgent Syria strikes amid growing revolt

    08/28/2013 4:46:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 10:00PM BST 28 Aug 2013 | By Peter Dominiczak, Tim Ross and Robert Winnett
    David Cameron backed down and agreed to delay a military attack on Syria following a growing revolt over the UK's rushed response to the crisis on Wednesday night. The Prime Minister has now said he will wait for a report by United Nations weapons inspectors before seeking the approval of MPs for “direct British involvement” in the Syrian intervention. Downing Street said the decision to wait for the UN was based on the “deep concerns” the country still harbours over the Iraq War. MPs had been recalled to vote on a motion on Thursday expected to sanction military action. Instead,...