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White House Admits It Has NO Allies For Syria Attack—A Coalition Of One
Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/8/2013

Posted on 09/08/2013 5:02:43 PM PDT by markomalley

Recently WSJ reported on John Kerry’s claim that the number of countries supporting a U.S. attack on Syria reached “double digits” but Kerry failed to name any.

JihadWatch noted the following:

Liechtenstein? Luxembourg? Andorra? San Marino? Monaco? Seychelles? Tuvalu? Tannu Tuva? No, not even them. Kerry didn’t name them because he doesn’t have them. He is bluffing.

Apparently, McDonough has a similar problem. In a CNN interview with White House Chief of Staff, Dennis McDonough was repeatedly pressed by Candy Crowley to provide examples of countries that will endorse or provide personnel or equipment for a military intervention in Syria. McDonough emphasized other nations condemnations of Syria but no specifics on support for intervention. The key WH strategy seems to be the repeated memo phrase:  ”Holding him [Syria] to account,” and vague references of “support.”

At the end of interview, Crowley clarifies the word “support” is referring to “moral support” more than anything else.

(video at link)

JihadWatch reports the following:

Confirmation from the White House itself that John Kerry was lying when he said that the number of countries supporting the U.S. had reached “double digits.” “White House Admits It’s a Coalition of One,” by Patrick Brennan at National Review, September 8:

When asked this morning if the U.S. has any pledges of military support for strikes in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough emphasized that the G20 and other nations have made supportive condemnations of the Syrian government’s actions, but repeatedly pressed by CNN’s Candy Crowley, provided no examples of countries that have endorsed or will provide personnel or equipment for a military intervention.

He wouldn’t explicitly admit that the U.S. actually has no allies willing to provide support, saying, “you’re trying to get me to say that, but I’m not going to say it.” There is specific support from the EU and others, he said, for “holding Syria accountable.”

McDonough argued it was encouraging that a number of other countries — and even a former president of Iran — have come around and agreed that the U.S. has made a convincing case that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in August.



TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: candycrowley; denismcdonough; israel; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; russia; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 09/08/2013 5:02:43 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

And yet Washermouth still gets elected


2 posted on 09/08/2013 5:03:41 PM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: markomalley

If they say “we” it’s the royal we.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 5:03:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Viennacon

She brings home the bacon, apparently.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 5:06:00 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: markomalley

Coalition of the Missing


5 posted on 09/08/2013 5:06:10 PM PDT by Flag_This (Term limits.)
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To: markomalley

al Qaeda ALONE supports the White House.

“Fortunately” for terrorism, the US Congress is CLUELESS
and the US Pentagon is LAME, as on 911 the pRes_ _ent
makes a case for .... protecting, defending, and further
arming al Qaeda (before it promises to deliver
death to America and its allies).


6 posted on 09/08/2013 5:07:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: markomalley

BOzo is what BOzo does.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 5:07:42 PM PDT by jetson
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To: markomalley

A coalition of the nuttin’?


8 posted on 09/08/2013 5:07:47 PM PDT by csvset
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To: markomalley

There may be other countries who offered to “hold our coat” while we go in and do the fighting, but that’s about it.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 5:07:49 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Viennacon

-— And yet Washermouth still gets elected -—

One. 24. What difference does it make?


10 posted on 09/08/2013 5:08:11 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: csvset

That would be a ‘disassociation.’


11 posted on 09/08/2013 5:09:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: markomalley

So other countries were for it, before they were against it?


12 posted on 09/08/2013 5:12:34 PM PDT by just me (We are taking our first steps into a thousand years of darkness)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Her constituents are idiots.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 5:12:49 PM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: markomalley

What if John Kerry gave a war and nobody came?


14 posted on 09/08/2013 5:12:53 PM PDT by Lexington Green (2012 - It wasn't an election. It was a coup d'etat.)
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To: GreenHornet

Not “hold muh beer”?


15 posted on 09/08/2013 5:14:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: markomalley

Must be Bush’s fault somehow.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 5:14:42 PM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live..)
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To: markomalley

Hmmm. I guess Candy didn’t get the transcript in time.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 5:20:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: markomalley

Test Global Jean Fraud Kerry?


18 posted on 09/08/2013 5:25:29 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: markomalley

Obombers EGO WAR !!

He ,Axelrod , Kerry, and Wasserman stand alone .. and lie to the public
They have silenced the anti-war movement and the racial grievence folks until they can spoonfeed them their propoganda
The Amercian voter and the Armed Forces are bieng hoodwinked by lies and deception.
OBombers buddies are burning ,raping , killing, and beheading innocent civilians
Tweleve years ago , his buddies who OBomber has armed flew planes into the Twin Towers ,
and now he wants us to launch missles to protect them and advance their cause .
Syria is in a civil religious war, with no side being our friend, that has been going on for over two years .
Stay out of it !

19 posted on 09/08/2013 5:27:27 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: markomalley

May as well go home
As I did on my own
Alone again, naturally

Poor Barry.

So he went to a gay bar and asked for a bottle.
He would take a swig, then poor a libation on his hand.
“I’m getting my date drunk.” he said to the puzzled bartender.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 5:28:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

poor=pore


21 posted on 09/08/2013 5:29:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

you mean pour


22 posted on 09/08/2013 5:32:23 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

I’ll take three fingers, thanks.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 5:37:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: markomalley

Wow, the entire world is racist!!


24 posted on 09/08/2013 5:43:14 PM PDT by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: markomalley

Of all the talk radio guys, only Hugh Hewett supports military intervention in Syria. Does anybody actually listen to that guy? On the rare occasions when I get to listen to talk radio on the radio instead of the internet, his show bleeds in because they have a powerful signal right here in town. And he’s extremely boring. He’s got this droning, monotone voice, and all the wit and personality of a mummified bog man.


25 posted on 09/08/2013 5:48:54 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: markomalley

I thought the Frogs were on board. Have they already run up the white flag?


26 posted on 09/08/2013 6:01:15 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: markomalley

It may be that Kerry is telling the truth with the “double digits” figure for countries supporting a U.S. strike (diplomatically, not materially with military commitment), but is not mentioning the names because a list of Sunni majority Muslim states plus France would make obvious the fact that the Obama administration is actually taking sides in the 1400-year old Sunni/Shia bloodfeud.


27 posted on 09/08/2013 6:01:50 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: markomalley
I'm So Ronery
So ronery
So ronery and sadry arone

There's no one
Just me onry
Sitting on my rittle throne
I work rearry hard and make up great prans
But nobody ristens, no one understands
Seems like no one takes me serirousry

And so I'm ronery
A rittle ronery
Poor rittle me

There's nobody
I can rerate to
Feel rike a bird in a cage
It's kinda sihry
But not rearry
Because it's fihring my body with rage

I'm the smartest most crever most physicarry fit
But nobody else seems to rearize it
When I change the world maybe they'll notice me
But until then I'rr just be ronery
Rittle ronery, poor rittle me

I'm so ronery

28 posted on 09/08/2013 6:02:42 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: markomalley

NBC has pledged to support Obama with six aircraft carriers and a guy with a broom.


29 posted on 09/08/2013 6:30:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: markomalley

30 posted on 09/08/2013 6:34:08 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: markomalley
Remember how the Libs made fun of Bush for this?


31 posted on 09/08/2013 6:36:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jespasinthru

last week prager was for it. very disappointing as i think he is the most thoughtful host on talk back radio.


32 posted on 09/08/2013 6:41:16 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: markomalley
UK, Germany, Italy out, France still in on Syria strike
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3060617/posts

France Backs U.S. on Syria Action
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3060555/posts

The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to be sent to Syrian coast?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3059593/posts


33 posted on 09/08/2013 7:21:13 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: markomalley
[Little humor here.]

'Big George': The Coming Attack on Iran
www.newsmax.com ^ | Friday, April 14, 2006

"The only country that has threatened to use nuclear weapons against a terrorist state is France.

On Jan. 19, French President Jacques Chirac announced publicly that he had ordered the French military to utilize French nuclear weapons to hit targets in countries that threaten to use weapons of mass destruction in a terrorist attack.

His speech was widely interpreted in France to mean that the weapons had been retargeted against Iran.
"


34 posted on 09/08/2013 7:30:07 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: markomalley
France Has Nuclear Retaliation Option
http://regimechangeiran.blogspot.com/2006/01/france-has-nuclear-retaliation-option.html
(Quotes from Der Spiegel Online)

35 posted on 09/08/2013 7:33:15 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Diogenesis; 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.


36 posted on 09/08/2013 7:48:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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