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Obama's Syrian "maskirova": a perfect sleight-of-hand; notice what we are NOT talking about
one man's opinion...

Posted on 09/09/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT by ken5050

Given that I don't trust this president, it's becoming increasingly difficult not to look at this entire Syrian episode with increasingly jaundiced eyes. Obama is a lot of things, many of which are vile, but he is most definitely NOT stupid. Therefore, we have to look at events in Syria in a different context.

TOPICS: Politics
The problem with suggesting "Wag the Dog" is that it has become a parody of itself. Just to mention it negates any chance that you will be taken sriously. It immediately sentences you to the tin-foil hat brigade.

So we won't go there.

Instead, let's briefly look at recent events, and draw your own conclusion:

*The Syrian Civil War has been going on for a long time, and over 100,000 have been killed, many of whom tragically are civilians and children.

*For months, Obama has done nothing about it, has said almost nothing about it.

*Now, poison gas is used. That is a fact, though the jury is still out on who used it..Assad or the opposition.

*Obama now decides that the red line that he declared last year, ( but he really didn't mean it) has been crossed, so Assad MUST therefor be punished. IMMEDIATELY, or else terrible consequences will befall America..( for instance, Al Qeda will drop a nuke on Charlestown, SC)

*But not really punished. Because it will be a careful, limited, SMALL, surgical strike, designed NOT to remove Assad..but to accomplish we-as-yet-don't-know-what? Indeed, The WH has asked the Pentagon some 50 times to revise the plans for the strike. Those of us of a certain age will sadly remember LBJ and Robert Strange McNamara sitting in the Oval Office and picking out the targets in North Vietnam they'd allow to be bombed, while at the same time Soviet cargo ships in Haiphong were safely unloading the weapons that would soon be used to kill American troops. And Obama has announced the planned strike far enough in advance to allow Assad to disperse the WMDs and his military assets, to surround them with civilian hostages.

*At the last minute, he decides to go to Congress for approval of the strike. He did NOT do this in Libya. It's unlikely to pass, but will delay any action for several weeks.

*Everyone inside the beltway is now busy talking about the civil war within the GOP.

But here's what we are busy NOT talking about, as this farce plays itself out:

1. Benghazi. The one year anniversary is this week, yet nothing has been done about the 4 Americass who were killed. However, the 4 State Dept employees originally suspended have been reinstated.

2. Obamacare begins next month. It's a complete disaster..a fiasco of epic proportions. Premiums are sky high. They're busy hiring gawd knows who-or-what as enrollers.

3. The whole NSA scandal..spying on Americans

4. The economy sucks, and is worsening.

5. The IRS goes well inside the WH.

6. The debt ceiling has been reached, or is about to be.

7. Amnesty/immigration reform.

<> And so much more.....

If one asks "cui bono?" in this mess, there is really only one answer. Obama

And here's a bonus question, a tie-breaker if you will:

Who will be remain in office longer, Assad or Boehner?

1 posted on 09/09/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050; All

Obama’s interest in invading non-enemy Syria has nothing to do with Syria, poison gas, or children.

Obama’s interest in bombing non-enemy Syria has everything to do with creating a long-lasting, controversial, DISTRACTION for Congress in order to keep Congress from defunding Obama”care”/Boehnerkare.

Obama’s “Red Herring” for the 9-11 Benghazi Massacre Coverup was Susan Rice’s fake Video story.

Obama’s “Red Herring” for distracting Congress until Obama”care”/ Boehnerkare kicks in October 1 is Obama’s “Crossing HIS personal Red Line” distraction speech.

Obama speaks only for Obama, not the US Federal Government or America.



“Jellyfish Spine” Boehner as Speaker of the House is essential to Obama’s continued unchallenged destruction of the US Constitution.

Nothing will change as long as cave-in artists Boehner and Cantor are in leadership roles in the US House of Representatives.

If Boehner is replaced as Speaker with a fighter such as Col. Allen West, then the Articles of Impeachment for B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, can be quickly issued.

The problem is not with Obama, as he is just doing what Communist Tyrants are trained to do.

The problem is not with Boehner, as he loves to lose and wallow in the disgrace of being the worst Speaker of the House, EVER.

The problem lies with our sorry, spineless, RINOs in the House who refuse to replace Boehner with a proven fighter.

BTW, the members of the House can choose anybody to be their Speaker, even if that person is not a current Member of the House.

Tick-tock, long-time House RINOs, tick-tock - - - - .

2 posted on 09/09/2013 7:58:45 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ken5050; All

Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their ‘plan of the week’ that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.

The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.

Commie Tyrant Obama’s current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obama’s first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obama’care” Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizen’s communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obama’care’ Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.

REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!

It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.

Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.

Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?

Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?

Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?

The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.

Speaker Boehner’s job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obama’care’ is ABOLISHED, and keep it shut down for however long it takes.

Obama will continue to ruin America as long as Boehner is Speaker of the US House of Represenatives.

Four + years of Boehner has proven Boehner to be unfit to combat Tyrant Obama.

It is now up to the Members of the House to replace Boehner so that the new Speaker can shut down the non-essential parts of the US Federal Government ASAP in order to ABOLISH Obama’care.’

3 posted on 09/09/2013 8:00:25 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

War would rescue a failing world economy.
Our enemies just have to sit back and let our soldiers spill their blood to make it happen.

4 posted on 09/09/2013 8:03:44 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: ken5050
Not to mention the mini-boom that fracking has generated.

If anything threatens the free flow of Arab oil, there has to be conflict.

5 posted on 09/09/2013 8:05:39 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Graewoulf



I want a T-shirt that says that.

6 posted on 09/09/2013 8:33:40 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: WestwardHo

>Our enemies just have to sit back and let our soldiers spill their blood to make it happen.<

Our soldiers’ blood only?

Think again — in modern war, the blood of all Americans will be freely spilled.

Unlike other wars that America has fought, this time the war will visit this continent.

7 posted on 09/09/2013 8:36:44 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: ken5050
I’d like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent essay:

8 posted on 09/09/2013 8:50:24 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: ken5050

What is our fearless leader really up to? He’s not just a bumbling idiot. He has a vision. His vision is not a free market country with laws and traditions based on Christian/Jewish values.
His vision is a massive redistribution of money from producers to dark-skinned people as retribution for ‘oppression.’

His actions in Syria can only destabilize the world and the USA. While people are distracted he can force more marxist laws upon the USA.

9 posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Graewoulf

FReepers are still talking about those things

10 posted on 09/09/2013 8:57:41 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: ken5050
Isaiah 17:1

The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

It is going to be close but I would say Boehner.

11 posted on 09/09/2013 9:01:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Old Sarge

You are too kind, sir..

12 posted on 09/09/2013 9:05:21 AM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: ken5050; Old Sarge
A most excellent essay. I admire writers who can summarize five years of presidential failure in one comprehensive piece of political acumen.


13 posted on 09/09/2013 9:16:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

It’s “maskirovka”, meaning strategic deception.

One problem making this possible is that Bashar Assad looks like a pasty-faced dork with harmless blue eyes. Not the glowering swarthy Saddam Hussein, the nutcrazy narcissist Muammar Gaddafi, or the turbaned shovelbearded Khamenei & Co, but someone who looks like he couldn’t run a Seven Eleven.

14 posted on 09/09/2013 9:40:47 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

There is many things at play here which is bigger than some WMD in Syria.

Who will control the Caliphate? The Sunni’s or the Shiites? Which means the war is between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Obama is Sunni. He turned his back on the Iranian people because he calculated a free Iran is the biggest obstacle to the Caliphate.

The Caliphate needs to be contiguous. Which means Syria is smack dab in the middle. Which exposes Obama, and the coverup. The enemy of my enemy in this case(Al Queada) is not my friend. Like we used Al Queada against the Taliban, we are doing the same against Syria. Russia offering to take Syrias WMD off the table indicates a Russian victory in cold war politics.

And now the real reason. Gas. The Saudis need to get theirs to market in Europe, the Russians have their own they want to get to Europe. Block the Saudis and you monopolize European energy. Europe then bankrolls Russia to take over Europe(in the ideology game) if the Saudis get their gas to Europe, Europe bankrolls the Saudis for the Caliphate.

But to do this one thing has to happen. America needs to be marginalized to a point where they become irrelevant.

And that is why Obama is President.

15 posted on 09/09/2013 10:13:29 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: elcid1970

Thank you!! Can I buy a consonant for a $100 donation to any and all of Lindsay Graham’s primary opponents?

16 posted on 09/09/2013 1:04:32 PM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: ken5050; holdonnow; kristinn; rush; Hannity; Nachum


17 posted on 09/09/2013 2:19:44 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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