Skip to comments.Obama undecided on Syria strike as US gives up on UN (Bush Deja Vu)
Posted on 08/28/2013 8:00:59 PM PDT by TexGrill
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he had not yet decided whether to strike Syria, but expectations of US military action hardened when Washington said a bid for a last-minute UN mandate was futile.
Political uproar in London meanwhile cast doubt on whether Britain will join American military action to punish President Bashar al-Assad's regime for a chemical weapons attack should the response take place before next week.
And a team of UN inspectors pressed on with its hazardous work in Damascus, testing victims of the alleged poison gas attack, which killed hundreds of people last week and threatens to draw reluctant Western states into a vicious civil war.
Obama, who has warned that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a US "red line," said Washington had definitively concluded that the Assad regime was to blame for last week's attack.
Washington is due to publicly release a report into the incident that it says will prove its allegations, possibly as soon as Thursday.
Asked how close he was to ordering a US strike, expected to start with cruise missile raids, Obama told PBS NewsHour: "I have not made a decision."
But he warned that US action would be designed to send a "shot across the bow" to convince Syria it had "better not do it again."
He admitted that the limited strikes envisioned by the White House would not stop the killing of civilians in Syria but said he had decided that getting involved in a civil war that has already killed 100,000 people would not help the situation.
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That seems like a good article.
Looks like Obama is waggling his dick in the wind and this time folks aren’t hypnotized.
Another red line come and gone. Putz.
Sounds pretty scientific, eh?
So the UN votes present and the man child cannot make a decision.
Obama undecided means he’s wishy-washy. He hasn’t a clue on foreign policy. Or what’s really going on in the world. All he knows is carrying a clipboard walking the streets of Chi-Congo getting peoples names on a petition.
a “shot across the bow” to convince Syria it had “better not do it again.”
Any more GUFF from you KIDS, and Uncle Obama will give you all a TIME OUT!!
By the way you’re not making any points with Aunt Michelle either.
Lemme see now —— .
OK, the UN said no, England said maybe, and Boehner sent good will letter.
Seems like Obama’s use of the Syrian Red Line smokescreen for all of his REAL scandals is fallking apart.
Will Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, also known as Barry Soetoro, bomb Syria on 9-11-2013 to distract from his Dereliction of Duty during his planned Murders at the 2012 Benghazi Massacre?
Will Tyrant Hussein claim that the NSA spying on American Program has revealed new Syrian Targets for his Obamadrones?
Are people really so stupid to have forgotten that Bush spent months and months getting congressional approval, going to UN for resolution after resolution, showing intelligence( however bad or good) to the whole world?
Suddenly, we are suppose to use that as some kind of precedent for Obama to not bother with any of it? To be able to commit our armed forces at some insane whim within a 24-72 hour timeframe?
He is now absolved of our constitution and yes...can we say, of all ‘US constitutional norms’? His administration keeps droning on and on about ‘international norms’! It is in every talking point!
May I please scream from the rooftops...’Mr. Obama, WHAT ABOUT THE US CONSTITUTIONAL NORMS?’
Call your congress critters folks....this will be a disaster if we do not stop it.
What's the problem? Is he having trouble getting Valerie Jarrett's approval?
Yep, the monkey spanks his monkey. What else is new?
Haha..kinda like Miley Cyrus that other night with her vayjay. The majority of the whole world was horrified!
Exactly, those suffering BDS forget that. Bush deja vu? Riiight.
Thank you!! I was hoping someone would bring that up since there's a (Bush Deja Vu) in the headline. That still pisses me off when I see people saying, like BUSH. NO this asshat is nothing like GW.
Uh, this is...a good time....for Zer0.... to vote....PRESENT!
I suspect that an investigation would reveal an al-Qaeda infiltrator was in charge of the battalion of the Syrian army that used the chemical weapons as part of a false flag operation.
Foreign policy based on ideology will never work unless you plan on taking over the country.
He just painted himself into yet another corner!
So what if chemical weapons are used again? He's going to up the ante with additional, follow up military action versus being proved again that he is a paper tiger?
I wish he would keep his big mouth shut!
What a complete idiot!
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