Trust him? I don’t think so…. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/01/201002/obamas-proposal-seeks-broad-war.html#.UiSQ5_LD_3g
Publicly, Obama has repeatedly said that “we would not put boots on the ground.” His proposed authorization, though, did not limit the kinds of military forces that could be used. It also does not specify the forces against which force can be used.
“It would likely allow him to use force against Syrian rebels as well as the Assad regime, if it seems possible that the former have obtained chemical weapons or are likely to do so,” Somin said.
Obama’s proposed authorization would also allow military action to stop the “transfer to terrorist groups or other state or non-state actors” of the designated weapons. This includes actions involving weapons transfers “within, to or from Syria,” which potentially extends authority to act well outside Syria itself.
This always pi**es me off to no end. Was he raised in a barn? Shows the respect BO has for the Oval Office and the ‘People’s House’. http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/furnishings/resolute-desk.htm
Looks as if the R-words are making a case for BO bombing, D-words are quiet as mice. Graham and McCain backing BO making a better case than BO. Putin thinks…..ready for it?……..his parliamentary members should come to DC and discuss the Syrian situation with our Congress. Talk about a slap in the face to BO…but, he set the precedent for that by letting the Mexican Preezy address Congress and insult us. Syria’s Preezy has gone to the UN to complain about the possibility of being bombed. The jihadists are not only fighting against the government but, also killing the more moderate Muslim types and Christians. Iraq is going down the tubes and close to a civil war (Sunni vs. Shiite) with the wealthy Saudi families supporting the Sunni. The Arab League is whining about Assad (been doing that for the last 5-7 years). First they tried to sweet talk Assad to pull him away from Shiite Iran. Since the Alawites are an off shoot of Shiite, that didn’t work well. Now, everyone wants the US to pound the snot out of Assad. Well, except Russia, China, and North Korea, who are all in cahoots together against the West. Nine NK scientists were killed in the bombing of a Syrian reactor a few years ago. The French are a go but, won’t be doing any of the actual bombing. They are all up for the US to do it because Lebanon is their pet in the ME. They don’t want to see the delicate political balance upset and another 20 year civil war. With Hezbollah in the mix, and rockets already being fired inside Lebanon…..it’s not looking good for them. So, we get the short end of the stick no matter what we do. That is our ME foreign policy. Sucks to be us doesn’t it?
What goes around, comes around…..Making Arab Heads Explode
- Israel, Saudis make common cause as Obama blinks on Syria (reuters.com)
- AP Interview: Lebanon FM warns over Syria strike (thestate.com)
- Sen. Lindsey Graham wants aggressive U.S. strike in Syria (mcclatchydc.com)
- Hezbollah reportedly mobilizes forces in south Lebanon (timesofisrael.com)
- Barack Obama’s Staggering Incompetence (commentarymagazine.com)
- Putin to Send Delegation to Congress over Syria Crisis (israelnationalnews.com)