The faltering regime of Bashar Assad reportedly is preparing to use chemical weapons against insurgents. President Obama responded by saying that such action would be “totally unacceptable” and that Assad would be held accountable for it. Secretary of State Clinton added that any use of chemical weapons by Assad would constitute “a red line for the United States” and that the U.S. would “take action” in response. It’s not clear to me what Obama means when he calls an action contemplated by a foreign government “unacceptable.” He has often used this word
They´re talking about sending 75,000 troops in there to find the chemical weapons and bring them out. That´s pure craziness.You can´t very well take them out with airstrikes either.
The media keeps saying Bashar wants to use these weapons on his own people but I have a hard time believing that. Nobody knows who these rebels are and he may be justified attacking them.It´s looks more to me like radical Islamists want to take over this whole reigon,not some foolish attempt at democracy.
Tyrants are not impressed with vague threats from little pipsqueaks. Obama might as well have screamed "I´m telling!" We have not followed through and won a war since 1945. All we do is smack them and run away. They know this, and they know they can survive the smack because most do. Our words carry no truth and instill no fear.
Actually wasn´t it Hillary herself who called Assad a reformer? Is this stock of chemical weapons by chance the same that was carried out of Iraq by truck caravan that we saw in satellite images before the Iraq War? You know the one that all the leftist say never existed?
Wait, I thought barry didn´t approve of war? Or has he named it something else and, thus, it is just hunkey dorey? Or, instead of having to fire our military ´cause we can´t afford it, he sends it into a chemical attack and gets rid of it? After all, the american voters don´t seem to care if, due to his incompetence of malfeasance, our people are slaughtered.
In diplomatese, the warning that something is "unacceptable" is well known to mean it´s acceptable. It´s the debating society equivalent of the schoolyard taunt, "I dare you." And "totally unacceptable" ramps it up to "I double dare you." All with the same lack of fists flying.
In Obama´s case, the key determinant of whether he´ll follow through on the threat isn´t dependent on whether Assad will use the chemical weapons, but on whether there is a credible Islamist group ready to assume power from Assad. Take a look at almost every instance of action that Obama has taken in that region, such as Libya and Egypt, or not taken, as in Iran, and the common determinant is the presence of an Islamic power group. Conclusion: Obama is facilitating the overthrow of regimes by Islamic groups and protecting those already controlled by Islamic regimes. He´s building the caliphate.
Why do I think Obama´s threats are just his latest stage performance scripted to convince American citizens that he is againbst terrorism? .... Why do I doubt him? Could it be that almost everything he says is a lie? Absolutely!
You know, I read the comments here and am convinced that any one of you has more ability to run this country than the joker sitting in the White House. It is evident that his agenda is not in the best interests of this country. He is absolutely aiding the reformation of the caliphate. It is hard to wrap my brain around the fact that the American people voted in this Muslim appeaser so quickly after the tragedy of September 11th. Everything he has done has been to weaken this nation. Is half this country willfully ignorant? Nothing good will come of this. Obama is determined to break the United States of America.
Poster #8 has asked a good question. Last night on the Kudlow Report guest John Bachelor said the WMD were Sadam´s and transported there just prior to the Iraq war with the direction and assistance of the Russians. It has always been rumored that the weapons are in caves in the Bekaa Valley.
Why "W" never defended himself about the WMD is a mystery to me. The government had all the evidence necessary to make a strong argument that Iraq had move the WMD to Syria. But instead rolled over and said they were wrong because of bad intelligence.
To answer one of #19´s points, I believe that to be willfull, you have to know the truth and ignore it anyway. In the case of the Obama base, I believe it is just ignorance brought about by the deliberate intentions of the public school system and the media for the past 50 years. We are seeing the results of all that brainwashing now.
So, am I to understand that had the attackers at Benghazi been using chemical weapons, the affirmative action president would have provided assistance? Offering to provide help to rebels but not your own people fighting for their lives? What a sorry state this country has come to!
Who aappointed us policemen of the world? This administration has already supported the overthrow of two governments - Ghadaffi´s and Mubarak´s - which were no threat to us, and we will pay the butcher´s bill for years.
If Assad is willing to use Chem Weapons on his own people, I´m sure he´d be happy to use them on US troops. Nothing to lose at that point...
I´m still foggy on why Libya deserved US intervention and support of it´s insurgency and regime change, but not Syria and not Iran in 09. It would have been easier, considering GWB had managed to park the World´s Most Powerful Military literally between the two in Iraq. Seems we failed to execute on an obvious strategy.
Here is my Universal Comment for all stories on Lucianne and every single other site:
So what! Nothing will happen. Nothing will change. Benghazi did not matter. Fast & Furious did not matter. Rice´s lies did not matter. That the country does not like Obamacase does not matter. Barry is back and is finishing his destruction of the country. Bye!
IMO polite republicans and democrat "demogogues" have heard all the rumors connected with Obama, Ezekial 38, Isaiah 17:1, Matt. 24, etc, dismissed them as vague warnings or offensive Jewish calculation, are still OK with a NWO by any means possible, and are merely disappointed that the "amateurish" Obama styled plan is devolving into some feared international rebellion that is not going to end well. As nominal Christians -- meaning nothing like the Founders -- they will never risk calling America´s attention to this adavancing Biblical truth: in some prophetic age of trouble, after the rebirth of Israel, a man will distinguish himself as more than an enemy of what´s left of Christendom, more than a traitor deserving trial and punishment, and probably in a time when internationalist, politically corrected words have no useful meaning. This unstoppable man, or number of a man, or "abomination of desolation" who will make everything desolate, is "unveiled". And it is not explained how exactly such a number of a man can be officially "revealed." Is it by a proclamation, discussed by the Fox News All Stars? Is it with a Russian ukase, confirming all evil is now walking among us? Maybe the revealing is not meant for everyone. The Rapture, if there is one, is spectacularly revealed. We are told that some will not miss it, and it spans from the East to the West. Others, working at the mill, working in the fields will miss it. How exactly do you miss something like a Rapture? Suicide of the Soul. Counterfeit thinking, searing the conscience, empty of truth, chosen through free will, just as the "mark" will be chosen through free will, because some will have ceased to be a protected, separated, soul. Has Benghazi ceased to outrage you?
But who sits behind Assad guarding his rear... the Russians of course. Doesn´t sound like a fair fight to me, because the Russians aren´t afraid of Spanky and our military is wasting away in places like Afghanistan. Terrorists are alive and well and operating all over the world at this moment while Zero is out shanking 9 irons.
It´s not just the Russians who are all in behind Assad. It´s also the Iranians and Khamanei. The Revolutionary Guard are fighting in Syria. Hezbollah is fighting in Syria and very likely guarding the chemical weapons. al qaeda is utilizing suicide bombers in Homs. Turkey is itching to invade and if they do it will mean war with the Kurds. Syria´s the biggest hornet´s nest on the planet. By all means intervene Hillary, you go first.
I am lucky to have visited Damascus Syria in 1981. Great food and nice folk. But, be careful. Does this moron in chief know that Russia has 100,000 armed forces on the ground in Syria? Does he know that Tartus is a deep water port for the Russian Navy? With the shape of our county now, Russia would kick our ass in a war. Period. This fool in our Out House is trying to start WWIII!
The chemical weapons will be used on Israel. Baby will say :"oops". Israel will defend by launching against the EU in Brussels. No holocaust II for them... Obama is becoming a menace to the world. He better stop acting goofy and get some better advice. People and their families are endangered. Obama and the USA must be careful not to weakly antagonize and cornerize, if that is a word, these folks.
Jimmy Carter must totally be smiling now as he no longer holds the mantle as the worst president in our history.
What absolutely baffles me is how so many people do not see how totally incompetent he is. If his utter cluelessness with Fast and Furious and his massive failure with Benghazi does not convince 50% of the coun try that he is a bumbling fool, nothing can.
Ask any one of the morons who voted for this bafoon name one, just one accomplishment(and Bin Lades does not count because others forced his hand on that). No one can identify one accomplishement. Not one.
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