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Slaughter in the Cities, Ineffectual
Mumbling in the White House

American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/17/2014 5:39:27 AM

This is what a policy looks like when it dies and goes to hell. The FT reports that violence is ramping up in Syria, with Assad agents using devastating “barrel bombs” against rebel areas. More: According to the opposition Syrian National Council, 20,000 people have been killed in barrel-bomb campaigns since the start of the conflict in 2011. A Turkish official said about 2,000 had been killed since peace talks began in Geneva last month. The Damascus reg­ime has failed to offer an explanation for the bombing, but insists in its official media and during the Geneva talks that it is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 2/17/2014 6:08:16 AM     (No. 9735409)

WELL, OBAMA wanted MORE TIME! Well, the FOOLISH MORONS gave Obama more time. Aren´t you happy now you fools?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/17/2014 6:40:21 AM     (No. 9735429)

Heck, I thought they were going to talk about what is going on in South Chicago and other Garden Spots of Our Nations Inner Cities...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/17/2014 7:51:03 AM     (No. 9735482)

Don´t bother zippy with this. He has golf to play and choom to toke.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sadc, 2/17/2014 7:59:08 AM     (No. 9735495)

I am with you, #2, our city has its murder rate zooming skyward every time you hear the news! I guess that is why the govt is buying up all the ammo.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Whitty, 2/17/2014 7:59:37 AM     (No. 9735497)

I agree with Postor #2. I read the headline and thought this story was talking about Knockout games in American cities being perpetrated by the group that American Media dare not speak their name. Keep moving, folks. Nothing to see here. We have a lot more "success stories" to report that are occurring under our noble Dear Leader´s beneficent rule. We cannot afford to pause and cover every single one! LOL :-)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/17/2014 8:03:15 AM     (No. 9735501)

Obama is a failure. Everything he touches goes to Hades. Point to one policy, situation, decision that has been good for this country. Not content to stop there, he presses on to global incompetency. Those who support him are outright idiots who have sold their souls to a philosophy that brings nothing but destruction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/17/2014 8:13:14 AM     (No. 9735518)

He can do anything he wants to.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Avogadra, 2/17/2014 8:36:47 AM     (No. 9735555)

I, too, thought this would be a discussion of Detroit, Chicago and LA. When is that article coming out?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/17/2014 8:38:26 AM     (No. 9735557)

When I first glanced at the headline, I thought it referred to the US, notably Chicago, LA, etc. After all, if Obama´s policies are wreaking havoc in our country, why shouldn´t they contribute to the havoc abroad?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/17/2014 8:53:17 AM     (No. 9735584)

Do we really want Obama in charge of an operation in Syria? We have a weak anti-war activist in the WH and the world knows it. It is believed that he lacks resolve. Many enemies have seen this as a brief window of opportunity while America has its pants down.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: little guy, 2/17/2014 8:59:53 AM     (No. 9735593)

This article is wa-a-ay to complimentary of Obama, the man child. Claiming he has two sides in his high brain: one Wilsonian and the other Jeffersonian. One part wants to set the world right and the other wants to keep the US neutral. Thus his problems in foreign policy. Nonsense! And what an insult to 2 presidents who knew how to lead. Our current POTUS is a self-centered, ego maniac suffering from either schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder. His delusions of grandeur have caused this entire mess. And not to sound mean but Syria is the libs problem. Where´s Code Pink? The Women in Black? Cindy Sheehan? They don´t care ... I don´t care.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 2/17/2014 9:07:30 AM     (No. 9735597)

It´s a horrible thing, but it´s also not our fight.

Not that I would trust Obama with it even if it was our fight.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: swarfer, 2/17/2014 10:00:16 AM     (No. 9735662)

Americans do not understand war as the WWII generation did. Whether you like Assad and his regime or not, the people under his rule face extermination by rebel forces. They cannot surrender and will do whatever they have to do to win, just as America used fire bombs and atomic bombs on civilians and wiped out entire cities in WWII. Assad’s forces will pound the rebels to dust along with whole cities if necessary to survive. We have done no less.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/17/2014 10:05:58 AM     (No. 9735669)

You think he cares? His muzbros are doing his dirty work. Only thing he cares about this Monday morning is his round of golf in Rancho Mirage, where they shut down the entire golf course and half the city for His Excellency.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Arby, 2/17/2014 10:11:33 AM     (No. 9735678)

The cities burn and Fauxbama fiddles . . . with a five iron.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/17/2014 10:31:44 AM     (No. 9735706)

The article mentions barrel bombs which led to some internet searching. This stinks of a misinformation campaign to me. You have a distant shot of a helicopter, then Allahu Akbar, then a falling drum, then an overhead view of a city and finally an explosion. The next scene is of a little girl being passed to a loved one and being told she is dead. Or a pair of legs extending from the rubble (same legs by the way) and are told she died an hour later.

Is the Syrian force so far gone that they no longer fire weapons from helicopters and a forced to push out barrel bombs?

Should the US be supporting either side of this mess? Why?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 2/17/2014 10:49:52 AM     (No. 9735734)

Like other Ldotters above, I, too, thought the article was going to be about the out-of-control crime taking place in American cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, L.A, etc. While I wasn´t disappointed that the article didn´t touch on American cities and their crime waves, I was disgusted by Mead trying to equate Obama to Wilson (god forbid) and Thomas Jefferson. Wilson was a terrible President who refrained from acting against Germany in WWI until it was almost too late. If Wilson had acted against Germany in say 1915, perhaps there wouldn´t have been a WWII. Maybe Japan wouldn´t have concluded that America was a "paper tiger" and decided to attack Pearl Harbor.

Americans have made some really stupid decisions in electing Presidents. Washington, Jefferson, Adams (both), Madison, Monroe, Reagan, and George W. Bush were some of their better choices. Don´t condemn me for including Bush 43 - just consider what we could have gotten - Al Gore and John F. Kerry.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: walcb, 2/17/2014 11:20:23 AM     (No. 9735766)

Assad killing off rebels is the best the US can expect from this--we have no good side to back. I am still not convinced that the rebels were not the ones using the gas. Obama making his red line statement is his biggest blunder in all of this, he is such an amateur.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 2/17/2014 11:37:16 AM     (No. 9735784)

Remember the 60´s when there was wide spread rioting in the streets over government policy?
This decade is MUCH worse and the government mush less responsive and yet all we do is write
on blogs, send tweets, and react one at a time.
Overall not too effective. There are SO many more of us than of them. I am waiting for the call to unite, organize on a country-wide scale,to make our changes to all of this. If now, when?


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Reply 20 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/17/2014 11:45:15 AM     (No. 9735795)

Let them fight among themselves. Now we have Sunni killing Sunni. Carry on.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: strike3, 2/17/2014 12:35:02 PM     (No. 9735881)

What happened to the "Arab Spring" concept? Once they started killing each other, they reached a plateau at that step and found that they enjoy it too much to move on. Carry on fellas, it´s not like the world doesn´t have enough murdering muslims.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Penney, 2/17/2014 1:27:15 PM     (No. 9735928)

The important lesson from observing 0bama´s tenure, IMHO, is that he does NOT inspire nor motivate people to achieve positive results. His policies here and abroad divide peoples & thus result in failure to foster peace, productivity and prosperity. 0bama could have achieved positive steps toward securing respect for Life, Liberty and Justice for ALL but instead his ´selfie´ policies now reveal him to be a failed Pres.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/17/2014 2:16:15 PM     (No. 9736009)

Agreed with all Ldotters, the headline clearly suggested
death in Chicago, Detroit, democrat controlled cities.

But for informative, world wide, daily news of Islamic supremacism and almost uncountable violent deaths
in the backward, ancient rule, nations of the east, read ROBERT SPENCER´S "JIHAD WATCH", a daily aggregation of the reality of this ancient ideology that our own TV news actors are deathly afraid to touch.

The similarity between Marxist Leninist rules of Communism, and the strict guiding rules of the ideology of Islam, is too frightening for even a loudmouth like Bill O´Reilly to touch.

Sadly, the Dianes, Adams, Steves, and even the O´Reillys, are limited (or is it brainwashed? ) regarding
informing America of the absolute demands of the strictly obeyed Islamic ideology.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jt26, 2/17/2014 3:04:49 PM     (No. 9736067)

Obama has his putter firmly in hand.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/17/2014 3:08:25 PM     (No. 9736073)

I thought that the slaughter in the cities meant Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, New York, LA, Sacramento, Atlanta....you know, all the peaceful liberal cities embraced by the liberal control of the peaceful progressive cabal.....

So much hypocrisy now here in America it makes me angry every time I wake up in this place...a place I served in the military for and once used to say that I loved....that asshat from Indonesia/Kenya has ruined almost everything and the asspress corrupt rump swab lap dogs wont tell you the truth any more....which makes us all so sick and tired of all these LIARS!!!!!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/17/2014 6:46:31 PM     (No. 9736281)

And still no expression of remorse from the 2012 pubbie election sitter outers who could have helped show Obie the door, but...could not vote...for a Mormon, only to let a muslim get re-elected.

If true in Syria, another 2,000 have been killed since January? Hey, msm, where´s the video footage? Are you kidding me that the western world just ignores this thing while it deems it necessary to bring Bode Miller to tears the way it did?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/17/2014 7:23:03 PM     (No. 9736320)

Exactly why is the U.S. responsible for the perpetual slaughter in the Muslim world?

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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million


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