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Obama will seek approval from
Congress to strike Syria

Jerusalem Post, by Michael Wilner

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 8/31/2013 2:21:45 PM

Washington -- Speaking from the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, US President Barack Obama said that he has decided to take military action against Syria-- but that he would seek the approval of Congress to do so. "I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets," he said, adding a second decision: "I will seek authorization for the use of force from American representatives in Congress." (Snip) Military leaders, Obama said, gave him the assurance that attack preparations were not "time-sensitive," and could occur "today, tomorrow or next month."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/31/2013 2:25:12 PM     (No. 9500090)

He needs to improve his poll numbers if he is to make the U.S. a sharia state.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steph_gray, 8/31/2013 2:27:16 PM     (No. 9500095)

Who in Congress wears glasses, so as to slip them back up with the middle finger while giving this cretin the resounding No he deserves?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 8/31/2013 2:31:42 PM     (No. 9500109)

He´s punting. Such leadership!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 8/31/2013 2:32:09 PM     (No. 9500111)

Mr ´Present´ can´t make a decision so he´s going to let congress do it. If it goes well he´ll take credit. If it goes bad he´ll blame them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mean Gene, 8/31/2013 2:32:15 PM     (No. 9500112)

It´s a ploy to combine hawks in the Dem and Rep parties so he can force through a big tax hike in the budget battle.
That´s all it is.
He could care less about Syrians dying or he´d have acted two years ago.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/31/2013 2:32:47 PM     (No. 9500114)

Did he say that he plans to pass out maps to Congress so they all know where Syria is?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tnorling, 8/31/2013 2:32:54 PM     (No. 9500115)

Not exactly a blitzkrieg, is it. It´s like Roosevelt and Eisenhower giving a heads-up to Hitler prior to D-Day.

But really, this is what I´m sure the WH considers a brilliant way to extricate General Barry Guderian from his predicament but not quite demonstrating his superlative leadership skills and decisiveness. Oy veh (sp.). Is this how post-modern warfare is to be waged?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 8/31/2013 2:36:31 PM     (No. 9500121)

Barry is a dollop of feces...but, to his credit, one who knows how to make his creditors (e.g., subordinate Joe) feel good with unimportant tasks.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EQKimball, 8/31/2013 2:36:40 PM     (No. 9500122)

After weeks of not consulting with Congress, and announcing the details of an attack, he now wants to consult Congress before enforcing the red lines he drew in the sand. His posturing followed by endless agonizing has been well noted by our enemies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 8/31/2013 2:54:37 PM     (No. 9500144)

Tell him no.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: susieq1, 8/31/2013 3:07:23 PM     (No. 9500160)

#4 my thoughts also

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 8/31/2013 3:13:19 PM     (No. 9500170)



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 8/31/2013 3:17:38 PM     (No. 9500177)

Another belly flop from our fearless leader, Zero. Not only is Zero destroying the country he is destroying the Presidency. It amazes me still that this incompetent fool is still fawned over by the liberal media. A pack of idiots.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mazeman, 8/31/2013 3:18:12 PM     (No. 9500178)

The Republicans will block him, and he will be able to blame anything bad that happens in the ME ever again on the GOP. The House needs to get the Senate to vote first on this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 8/31/2013 3:20:26 PM     (No. 9500181)

I´ve drawn a Red Line on Syria, but it´s not really a Red Line, But if I ever draw another line on Syria it will be a Green Line. Congress will have to guess what color my lines are and to what they actually mean? But the truth of the matter is I really don´t know what Red Lines actually really mean. If I ever guess what a Red Line is I´ll be really amazed? But whatever the event or question here: It´s Bush´s fault and the evil Rpublicans???????????

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kono, 8/31/2013 3:21:57 PM     (No. 9500183)

What´s this about Obama seeking congressional approval? He´s shown no compunction in previous situations about disregarding the constitutional separation of powers. (case in point: He didn´t wait for the supreme court to exercise judicial review before he crossed authority divisions to unilaterally declare DOMA unconstitutional.)

Keep an eye on what his other hand is doing while we´re distracted by this move.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: congaree53, 8/31/2013 3:22:10 PM     (No. 9500184)

Clever. Make the necons own it. Half of them wanted boots on the ground yesterday.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/31/2013 3:22:42 PM     (No. 9500186)

When this thing explodes into WWIII,the media will then say the war was started with a bipartisan agreement,leaving Obama off the hook. If they say no,they´ll blame tea party extremists in the House for blocking Obama from sending a message to Syria that he won´t tolerate WMD´s being used on people.Of course NK can have all the firing squads they want.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/31/2013 3:24:49 PM     (No. 9500189)



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Reply 20 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 8/31/2013 3:26:51 PM     (No. 9500191)

Geez! I hope Congress is smart enough to tell him NO!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/31/2013 3:32:11 PM     (No. 9500197)

Please America, understand that the rest of world has no brief for the buffoon in the White House, nor his moronic side kicks at State. He can only hide behind the skirts of Congress for a way out - such magnificent leadership! Congress with its lower than ditchwater approval rating has nothing to lose by supporting we the people who sent them there in the first place. Syria is no place for any Americans to be. Congress-say NO and quit nourishing the military mongers in the Pentagon.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cgood, 8/31/2013 3:44:02 PM     (No. 9500212)

He isn´t seeking authorization. He´s seeking immunization.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: osprey21, 8/31/2013 3:48:54 PM     (No. 9500215)

Well stated #22.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dman, 8/31/2013 3:54:22 PM     (No. 9500224)

Dittos, #22. He´s leading from (his) behind again. He wants to pass off responsibility to Congress.

Just vote no. With the risk of a wider conflict and certainty of casualties - and no benefit to the US - just vote no. Conservatives should be prepared to "primary" any Republican who votes for this fiasco or who votes to fund Obamacare.

Time to give the Emperor the middle finger, and just vote no.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/31/2013 3:59:14 PM     (No. 9500229)

Exactly # 22. He needs a scapegoat!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/31/2013 4:02:14 PM     (No. 9500233)

It is being reported that about 80% of the American people oppose military action in Syria. The liberals are swinging into action with their polls asking the unknowing questions like would they would support military action if it only lasted 48 hours and no Americans get hurt, in order to bring the 80% number down.

If 80% of the American people oppose military action in Syria, the Congress will probably vote down such military action. After that happens Obama will try to change the subject by blaming the Republicans.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: PI65, 8/31/2013 4:03:30 PM     (No. 9500236)

He just out maneuvered the GOP leadership again. Our party will get the blame for anything bad that happens on going.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/31/2013 4:04:17 PM     (No. 9500238)

Come on Congress - just say NO! Say no to everything from this neutered wimp.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Abigail4, 8/31/2013 4:12:18 PM     (No. 9500254)

He and Biden went golfing this afternoon--not kidding.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JustRight, 8/31/2013 4:15:15 PM     (No. 9500259)

He wants Congress to help erase the red line he drew in the sand. He also states he can act without Congress. So he now has it both ways!

Indeed, the worst president, since Carter, this country has ever elected.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: M2, 8/31/2013 4:16:22 PM     (No. 9500260)

"I will seek authorization for the use of force from American representatives in Congress."

Aren´t they all Americans?

And since when does Congress´ opinion matter to him? He´s done pretty well on his agenda without Congress.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/31/2013 4:37:30 PM     (No. 9500277)

Congress should take a retroactive vote on intervening in Libya (three years ago) without congressional approval and, if voted down, impeach Obama.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/31/2013 4:52:06 PM     (No. 9500294)

I am sure that as part of the whole "leaving no stone unturned" scenario, SOMEONE has looked into whether there is any truth to the following article dated August 30, 2013:

http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-news-rebels-admit-gas-attack-result-of-mishandling-chemical weapons

Picked this up from a post after the next article by Jeff Poor in the Daily Caller.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Phantomll, 8/31/2013 5:02:42 PM     (No. 9500302)

What #4 said.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/31/2013 5:33:15 PM     (No. 9500330)

The buck stops.... where, again?

The surprising thing is that it took the Slumlord Brain Trust so long to come up with this heads-he-wins, tails-we-lose finesse (redoubled, invulnerable) for its dimwitted front man.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: texsupreme, 8/31/2013 5:35:44 PM     (No. 9500332)

Good catch #31.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/31/2013 5:53:57 PM     (No. 9500343)

If anyone had any doubts about Obama being driven by polls this should erase all doubt. The people don´t want him shooting from the hip and the polls reflected it. So like the gang leader who looks around and sees his gang is not standing behind him, he runs off.

I can´t wait to see the "hurried" hearings after Congress saunters back in from vacation.

We´ve all got to be concerned about getting through the next 3 years in one piece. Evidently Community Organizers aren´t very good at foreign policy.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: justavoter, 8/31/2013 6:08:55 PM     (No. 9500362)

Obama sees how well it has worked for Parliment tell Cameron no that he wants a same piece of the action

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Reply 39 - Posted by: govlawyer, 8/31/2013 6:15:27 PM     (No. 9500368)

Actually, I´d call his bluff and give him the "approval". Then when he waffles and tries to blame the GOP, they can tell him to pound salt.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Analyn, 8/31/2013 6:28:04 PM     (No. 9500381)

Well, now he´s using Congress as a little trap-door out of that little corner he´s painted himself into.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: trapper, 8/31/2013 6:47:54 PM     (No. 9500395)

When someone has figured out a way do what you want them to do (in this case NOT attack Syria) and still save face in the process, you give them positive reinforcement for their decision. Leave Obama alone.

Well done, Mr. President. Brilliant decision.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 8/31/2013 7:01:33 PM     (No. 9500401)

On a thread several days ago I predicted this would happen because it would give Obama a more or less graceful exit. "I wanted to do it," he can now say, "but Congress wouldn´t let me. So I´m still a tough guy, more than those partisan and isolationist Republicans who obstruct every good thing I try to do." It´s hogwash, but I´m sure he´ll be saying some variation of that.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ArtieC, 8/31/2013 7:12:53 PM     (No. 9500410)

Well every president needs his little war. And what other kind of reps are in Congress besides American?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/31/2013 7:24:02 PM     (No. 9500416)

Perfect timing on the Labor Day weekend. While we are bbqing, Syria is continuing to move all of their valuable military stuff into Iraq. This will keep gas prices low for now, and the stock market stabilized and the Israeilis can put the gas masks away for a while too. Giving the Syrians at least another week till Congress can get back in session and get the matter to a vote. Nice. My bet is Congress will vote no, then he will decide to go ahead anyway.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Shucky, 8/31/2013 7:27:40 PM     (No. 9500420)

Someone should point out why he has chosen to try to push this on Congress, when he actually already has the authority under the Constitution, when in many other circumstances he has usurped Congress in direct violation of the Constitution.

He has no problem behaving like a dictator on domestic issues. but when it comes to a military operation that may lead to war, he is hiding behind Congress when he already has authority, in hope that the blame will not be pinned on him.

Any congressional authorization should stipulate that they are only doing so because he requested it, and that he already had authority to act without them. Make it clear that he is the executive who is making the executive decision to kill people.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/31/2013 7:46:07 PM     (No. 9500431)

The headline on this thread was posted incorrectly. Here´s the correct version - - - -

0bama Will Seek Approval From Syria To Strike Congress

Let´s make sure we understand who Zippy´s real enemy is.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/31/2013 7:57:07 PM     (No. 9500442)

All that arrogant bluster from her spokesman then President Jarrett tells him to back off...
´´I thought we´d boost your sagging numbers with this Syria gambit. But it´s not working politically at all Barry and it´s getting worse. Thank goodness we had Kerry give the big speech. Anyway, we need to exercise the Congressional Approval option and get the hell out of Damascus. Who cares about that sand pile, anyway!? We´re reinventing a nation. This nation.´´

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/31/2013 8:02:36 PM     (No. 9500446)

And to think that Boehner is scared of this "Castrati-in-Chief."

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Reply 49 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/31/2013 8:56:51 PM     (No. 9500482)

The main point is that al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood has Sarin gas. So in all likelihood it was them that used it, not Assad who could only lose by doing this while al-Qaeda benefitted.

If Congress approves a Syrian War we will become the Muslim Brotherhood Air Force. They will take power and there will be an all-out Sunni versus Shiite war. The Christians will be exterminated. Just say no.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Davids918, 8/31/2013 9:00:27 PM     (No. 9500487)

The House should defer to the "senior" branch and request they vote first.

Then the House should demand, in writing, exactly what the president is requesting before any vote.

And do not blast the president in any way. Only deal with specifically what he´s requesting.
Otherwise, it will look like Republicans are attacking the president.

I think he already knows the outcome, and wants to blame "the Republicans in Congress" which is why you need to get from him EXACTLY what he wants voted on, first.



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Reply 51 - Posted by: fireboy, 8/31/2013 9:36:16 PM     (No. 9500521)

Let´s not forget that he also took a swipe at the U.N. in this speech. I´m no fan,(who is?)but he was blaming everybody for his inability to pull the trigger.

And for once, can we please get some Democrats on TV making the case for this, instead of the Republicans? It´s always Mccain, Graham and Peter King, never Pelosi, Reid, or even Boxer. It´s time for Repubs to step aside and let the Dems get in the hot seat.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/31/2013 9:40:05 PM     (No. 9500525)

What is the exit strategy? How does Obama define victory? Why is this war in the US national interest?

If Congress denies authorization for this war they will be doing Obama a great favor. Once Assad is defeated, which Turkey and Saudi Arabia can achieve on their own (together with the Muslim Brotherhood), there will be a long war between Sunni and Shiite in the entire Middle East. If we intervene openly we will be made responsible for the bloodbath. Like Colin Powell said, if you break it you own it.

Obama should also be required to ask permission from the United Nations so as to make sure we do not get involved. Obviously he realizes he made a mistake and wants to backpedal. He should stick to organizing communities for Food Stamps.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: bedub, 8/31/2013 10:35:18 PM     (No. 9500557)

I am so impressed, that´s two decisions in one paragraph. Next he´ll say that it was a limited strike, in fact so limited that no-one noticed not even the Syrians. Seriously, I think his plan is to pi** off Syria only to the point they attack Israel.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/31/2013 10:42:30 PM     (No. 9500558)

Of course he is hoping Congress says no and that gets him off the hook. He´ll find some reason for not going ahead with the attack and of course blame the Reps for their inhumanity.

In the meantime the Libs will portray him as anguished, sleepless and depressed. More golf will help that.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/31/2013 10:58:18 PM     (No. 9500568)

Barry´s yellow streak trumps his red line.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: monique, 8/31/2013 11:08:16 PM     (No. 9500574)

Syria is not a place that we should be. While it is reprehensible and highly probable that the Syrian government has used chemical agents on their own population, it is also reprehensible that on the other side, the so-called rebels, there is a man who had himself filmed cutting open the chest of the soldier and eating his liver. There is no good side. We need to stay out of Syria. I have written both of my senators urging them to use their vote and their voice to keep us out of this mess. I urge all of you to do the same.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: EQKimball, 9/1/2013 3:01:23 AM     (No. 9500661)

I would fight you, but first I have to ask my mother.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: kono, 9/1/2013 9:14:37 PM     (No. 9501627)

#43: And what other kind of reps are in Congress besides American?

Of course, the $64,000 question is what kind of President do we have, who seems more keen to follow the writings of Alinsky than of Adams and is a bigger fan of Mao than of Madison?

As for Congress, I´m still trying to figure out what Pelosi is, who calls herself a patriot and a Catholic while openly disdaining and contradicting the central principles of both identities...

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To fully appreciate what former South African president Nelson Mandela was able to accomplish, it is necessary to hearken back to the South Africa he found when he emerged from prison in 1990, and what the country was like in those critical four years between his release and his election to the presidency in 1994. Put simply, South Africa was a violent, dangerous and heavily-armed place teetering precariously on the edge of an all-out race war. And in the early 1990s, it was entirely unclear which way the country would go. On one side, embittered white rejectionists were refusing to

FW de Klerk: world has
lost a great unifier with
Nelson Mandela´s death
Guardian [UK], by Warren Murray    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 8:03:38 AM     Post Reply
FW de Klerk, the South African president under whom Nelson Mandela was released from prison, has said his country and the world have lost "a great unifier". De Klerk shared the Nobel peace prize with Mandela in 1993 for brokering the end of apartheid and, when the ANC leader was elected president in the first multiracial election, entered into a government of national unity as his deputy. De Klerk, 77, said in remarks to the BBC: "It´s a very sad moment for the whole of South Africa and I´m sure millions of people around the world. "I fully associate myself

How Nelson Mandela transcended
race barriers to become a symbol
of resistance and exemplar of
human generosity of spirit
Daily Mail [UK], by Max Hastings    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/5/2013 5:44:28 PM     Post Reply
Nelson Mandela was the most famous black man in history. He transcended race barriers to become an exemplar of human generosity of spirit. His towering personality made possible the peaceful transfer of power in South Africa from white minority to black majority rule. If he was less effective as president of his country than he had been as the symbol of resistance to apartheid, he demonstrated statesmanship unmatched in Africa. He inspired love as much as respect, and became regarded by hundreds of millions of people as a secular saint. More was asked of him, and sometimes claimed for him,

Nelson Mandela, revered statesman
and anti-apartheid leader, dies at 95
Yahoo News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/5/2013 4:53:42 PM     Post Reply
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at age 95 of complications from a recurring lung infection. The anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was a beloved figure around the world, a symbol of reconciliation from a country with a brutal history of racism. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after nearly 30 years for plotting to overthrow South Africa´s apartheid government. In 1994, in a historic election, he became the nation´s first black leader. Mandela stepped down in 1999 after a single term and retired from political and public life.

Shooting Victim Identified
as Alzheimer´s Patient
WTVC-TV [Chattanooga, TN], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 11/28/2013 1:29:32 PM     Post Reply
The victim in an early morning shooting in Walker County has been identified as Ronald Westbrook, a 72-year-old Alzheimer´s patient. Westbrook was shot outside the home of Joe Hendricks on Cottage Crest Court about 4 am. Westbrook lived about two-and-a-half miles from where he was shot and had apparently wandered away from home. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Hendricks has not been charged. However he said the investigation continues and did not rule out the possibility of charges in the future. The sheriff said Hendricks heard a suspicious sound outside the house and called 911.



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Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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