Skip to comments.Obama Puts Plans for His "Petite Military Strike" (PMS) On Hold...For Now.
Posted on 09/10/2013 10:06:24 AM PDT by NOBO2012
We rejoin Alice just after she drank the potion that made her small enough to slip down the rabbit hole:
Since then, we marched to the brink of war with Syria only to be yanked back when Secretary of State Jean Carré downgraded it to le petit guerre. He advised us, and the world at the same time, that what we really had planned was not a war-war, butt an unbelievably, small, limited strike on Syria. More of a timeout than an armed conflict you see. And he promised we would only use very little planes,
and the tiniest of soldiers, if indeed, we were to put boots on the ground at all.
And even then, wed try to confine it to the drum and bugle corps:
Big Guy wasnt so keen on Jean Carrés idea however, as he has a soft spot for drums, and little drummer boys.
The little drummer boy plays on
Thats when things really started getting curious: Jean Carré gave Syria a week to hand over its chemical weapons, or suffer the onslaught of le petit guerre, or as Big Guy who doesnt speak French calls it: a petite military strike, PMS.
Kerry said Assad might avoid an attack if he handed every bit of his chemical weapons stock, but added that the Syrian president was not going to do that.
Russia then jumped in to offer to broker the transfer of all chemical weapons into their
stockpile hands. Then, even more curiously, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jumped back into the fray to say that shes taking Russias offer very seriously:
"This is about protecting the Syrian people... and our friends in the regions... If the regime immediately surrendered its stockpiles to international control... that would be an important step. But this cannot be another excuse for delay or obstruction,
Although its unclear as to why anything Hillary has to say at this point is relevant, other than the fact shes running for president in 2016. That, and the fact that Jean Carré gaffed us into another fine mess and the RBBs (really big brains) hadnt been able to come up with any other countermove to prevent the king from being cornered.
I advised her against drinking the shrinking elixir, butt did she listen? Noooo.
So BO went on TV last night to say Russias offer could be a breakthrough despite the fact the State Department has "serious and deep skepticism of both Russias and Syrias offers. and now this morning we hear that Syria has accepted Russias offer! Quelle surprise!
Nevertheless, Jean Carré, echoing his predecessor's words from yesterday, said today:
"President Obama will take a hard look at it. But it has to be swift, it has to be real, it has to be verifiable. It cant be a delaying tactic."
Well, at least we have our two Secretaries of State on the same page. And thats where we stand for now, as far as I know.
So what have we learned from all this? As Ive said before, You go to war with the clowns you have, not the clowns you might want or wish to have at a later time.
Where does that leave Le Petit Noir Prince? Im not sure.
Butt I do know theres a moral to this story: never, ever, try to play dimensional chess if all of your players are either checkers or pawns.
If I may mix my metaphors a bit, that kind of clown parade will no doubt result in your black king being trumped by somebody whos playing with a full deck.
If you catch my drift.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Why doesn’t he just shoot a water balloon to be done with it? ;-)
Itsy bitsy teeny weeny
got to be a rhyme for this
They better look quick or they may not know they have been hit. ;-)
Won’t even shake up their Cheerios
Yellow, Polka Dot Bikini.
Better not be competing with the Snap, Crackle, Pop of their Rice Krispy’s either. ;-)
"Did I forget to tell you girls that I was a war hero in Vietnam"
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