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Bolton Warns Iran, Syria Over Iraqi Border
Reuters ^ | August 4, 2005 | Irwin Arieff

Posted on 08/04/2005 11:25:20 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, in his debut in the U.N. Security Council, pressed Syria and Iran on Thursday to do more to stem the flow of terrorists, arms and funding into neighboring Iraq.

His comments came as the 15-nation council unanimously adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution condemning a recent surge in violence in Iraq that has killed hundreds, including Algerian diplomats, U.S. Marines and a Sunni Arab helping to draft a new Iraqi constitution.

Russia used the vote to criticize the media for glorifying terrorists after Moscow said it would bar ABC News from working in Russia when the U.S. television network aired an interview with Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev.

Bolton urged all nations "to meet their obligations to stop the flow of terrorist financing and weapons, and particularly on Iran and Syria."

"We think this is very important, obviously, to help bring stability and security to the people of Iraq and to permit the constitutional process to go forward. It's the highest priority for the people and government of Iraq, and for the United States as well," he said, speaking after the council vote.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; bolton; iran; syria; terrorism; unitednations; wariniraq
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1 posted on 08/04/2005 11:25:21 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Sounds like a good start to me.


2 posted on 08/04/2005 11:26:36 AM PDT by garyhope (Islamofascism wants the death of Western civilization. Simple as that.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I love it when the grown-ups are in charge!


3 posted on 08/04/2005 11:27:50 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: West Coast Conservative

YESSSSSSSS!!!!!

Go Bolton, go!!!!! Bolton in 2008!!!!


"Russia used the vote to criticize the media for glorifying terrorists after Moscow said it would bar ABC News from working in Russia when the U.S. television network aired an interview with Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev."

Good. ABC, CBS, NBC = poltically correct bull#$%@@!


4 posted on 08/04/2005 11:30:08 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
Good. ABC, CBS, NBC = poltically correct bull#$%@@!

You left out CNN.

5 posted on 08/04/2005 11:34:01 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: West Coast Conservative

Havin' some fun with lib's.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1456918/posts


6 posted on 08/04/2005 11:34:48 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: West Coast Conservative

And if they dont stop it the UN will send them a really nasty letter.


7 posted on 08/04/2005 11:34:52 AM PDT by hoosierboy
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To: West Coast Conservative

Perhaps we could have gotten tougher with them six months ago and saved more of our troops were it not for Dem stonewalling.


8 posted on 08/04/2005 11:36:07 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (When can we stop pretending that the Left doesn't by and large hate America?)
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To: West Coast Conservative

What no more 'bring them on'?


9 posted on 08/04/2005 11:36:38 AM PDT by ex-snook (Protectionism is Patriotism in both war and trade.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

that didn't take long, did it?


10 posted on 08/04/2005 11:37:10 AM PDT by smonk
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To: West Coast Conservative

"...violence in Iraq that has killed hundreds, including Algerian diplomats, U.S. Marines and a Sunni Arab helping to draft a new Iraqi constitution."

Thanks again, DEMS, for your obstructionism! We need a catchy phrase, like "Bush Lied. People Died."

How about, "Dems Delayed. People Daid." ;)


11 posted on 08/04/2005 11:40:10 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
We needed this guy 15 months ago!!!

Thanks DemonRats.

12 posted on 08/04/2005 11:40:43 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: garyhope
This is a half measure at best. What about the Saudis--Hello? Why does this administration refuse to include Saudi Arabia when talk of state sponsored terrorism is on the table. I see Mr. tough talking Bolton is continuing this administrations policy of ignoring Saudi participation against the US in the War on Terror. The UN continues to be useless. Shut it down now!
13 posted on 08/04/2005 11:42:45 AM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: West Coast Conservative

Comes out swinging!


14 posted on 08/04/2005 11:44:36 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (OUT OF ORDER)
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To: ZULU

>Go Bolton, go!!!!! Bolton in 2008!!!! <

Let him run the INS at the same time, and he might have a chance.


15 posted on 08/04/2005 11:44:49 AM PDT by highnoon ("It is wiser to find out than suppose" -Mark Twain)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Image hosted by Photobucket.com looks like John really hit the ground running... Go John GO!!!
16 posted on 08/04/2005 11:51:48 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode
"looks like John really hit the ground running... Go John GO!!!"

He co-signed a letter excluding the biggest supplier of insurgents in the Middle East and everyone is all giddy? That's exactly why the Syrians and Iranians don't take our threats seriously. They can point to the Saudis and say you've caught or killed over a thousand Saudi citizens in Iraq yet you leave them off of your letter.

17 posted on 08/04/2005 11:58:12 AM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: West Coast Conservative

Give 'em 48 hours before we start carpet-bombing Damascus and Tehran.


18 posted on 08/04/2005 11:59:28 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth-Estate is a Fifth-Column!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I'm a-tellin' ya to do something about those borders ya varmits! (Ah hates varmits.)"

19 posted on 08/04/2005 12:03:21 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Good!


20 posted on 08/04/2005 12:08:27 PM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Didn't waste much time.


21 posted on 08/04/2005 12:10:14 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and open the Land Office)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Next monday, Bolton should say:
" Today Tehran was leveled. Many of you ask why. The answer is simple, Iran did not heed the warning the United States gave last week." If the borders of Syria are not taken care of very soon, Damascus will recieve the same treatment Tehran did. Have a nice day or as my muslim brothers say "MaSalam Sadik".


22 posted on 08/04/2005 12:23:35 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: blaquebyrd

"He co-signed a letter excluding the biggest supplier of insurgents in the Middle East and everyone is all giddy? That's exactly why the Syrians and Iranians don't take our threats seriously. They can point to the Saudis and say you've caught or killed over a thousand Saudi citizens in Iraq yet you leave them off of your letter."

I am sure many here agree with your concern. And your concern is certainly very justified. Perhaps for the time being we just can't afford to fiddle around with the Suadi's, we must face the facts, we cannot obtain the 20% of oil/petroleum products they supply us with elsewhere. If Venuzala and other's could make up the difference, then perhaps we would do things differently, but oil must be considered. Hey do you want your gas to go up to $5/gallon?
Maybe you might say yes, but I assure you it would really screw up our economy. So much is interlinked. And there are times one simply cannot do what they would like to do.


23 posted on 08/04/2005 12:29:18 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: TomasUSMC

"Down goes Annan!"


24 posted on 08/04/2005 12:31:55 PM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: garyhope
Just what we need.

And just WATCH everybody, what Bolton, the so-called 'human scum' according to Pyongyang, will do once NORTH KOREA walks intransigently out of the six party de-nuclearization talks in Beijing in about 32 hours time from now.

25 posted on 08/04/2005 12:31:57 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Moscow said it would bar ABC News from working in Russia

I wish we could bar them from the US too.

26 posted on 08/04/2005 12:33:01 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Diversity is divisive. E. Pluribus Unum)
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To: Enterprise

Yosemite Sam even looks like Bolton


27 posted on 08/04/2005 12:37:03 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: blaquebyrd

one bite at a time... and you eat the worst stuff first.


28 posted on 08/04/2005 12:37:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Marine_Uncle
"Hey do you want your gas to go up to $5/gallon?"

They killed over 3,000 of my countrymen in one attack and you ask if I'd rather retaliate or pay $5/gallon for gas? I say we kick their ass and take the gas. When are we going to stop being bitches for the royal house of Saud? I thought Bush would man-up after 911 when he saw that the majority of the killers on 911 held Saudi passports. Instead he invites them to Crawford for a photo op showing him holding hands with a man who sanctions telethons for terrorists. What happened to "You're either with us or against us"? So to answer your question, no I will not sell out my country for cheap gas and I didn't think Bush would either.

29 posted on 08/04/2005 12:40:32 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: blaquebyrd

>>Why does this administration refuse to include Saudi Arabia when talk of state sponsored terrorism is on the table.

WHAT??? AND PISS OFF THE GOOSE THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS?


30 posted on 08/04/2005 12:41:52 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: West Coast Conservative
They'd better listen...

...or he might SING!!!

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

31 posted on 08/04/2005 12:44:38 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: West Coast Conservative
Today the UN, tomorrow Bolton will be put in charge of the Education Dept.
32 posted on 08/04/2005 12:45:02 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (The Democrat party is the official party of the Morlocks.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Today the UN, tomorrow Bolton will be put in charge of the Education Dept.

And with that statement, 10,000 liberals just suffered massive heart attacks!
33 posted on 08/04/2005 12:49:32 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Islam is war)
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To: smonk

LOL!!! Exactly! bttt


34 posted on 08/04/2005 12:52:00 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law overarching rulers and ruled alike)
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To: BibChr

Or he'll just hack into his bank account.

35 posted on 08/04/2005 12:53:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: reagan_fanatic
"And with that statement, 10,000 liberals just suffered massive heart attacks!'

Lets say it 10 times then, repetition is a good thing
36 posted on 08/04/2005 12:57:13 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (The Democrat party is the official party of the Morlocks.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Hey, Kofi...there's a new Sheriff in town ;-)
37 posted on 08/04/2005 1:00:12 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: blaquebyrd; West Coast Conservative
half measure at best.

As we've seen before, the Bush administration uses UN resolutions to pave the way for direct military action.

The resolution passed and has the full support of the Iraqi government.

The direct flow of terrorist fighters and weapons crossing unimpeded across the Syrian boarder is a major problem - witness the recent US Marine casualties in the new "unnamed" operation in the Euphrates River Valley.

IMO, this resolution could very well signal a Presidential strategy that paves the way for direct US action against Syria with the cover of a UN resolution.

38 posted on 08/04/2005 1:02:49 PM PDT by delacoert
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

>>How about, "Dems Delayed. People Daid." ;)

Heheheh.. lol. I really like that one.


39 posted on 08/04/2005 1:08:41 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: delacoert
"As we've seen before, the Bush administration uses UN resolutions to pave the way for direct military action.

And you think this is a good thing? Didn't we use this against the Kerry campaign saying he'd go to the UN for permission before he took military action? The UN is outdated and useless and it should be closed. How many more terrorists do you think will cross the border while we shuffle paper back and forth in the UN? We don't need their approval, those are Americans dying over there not Chileans and Zimbabwayans. We promised our troops that we'd never put them under a foreign command so why our we celebrating because Bolton got the Republic of Azzkickastan to sign a worthless resolution? The decision to use American military force lies with our elected American officials not inside the outdated walls of the UN.

40 posted on 08/04/2005 1:11:21 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: West Coast Conservative

What a brilliant start, Mr.Bolton. This is the kind of person USA needs at the corrupt and politically correct United Nations; a simple straight talker.


41 posted on 08/04/2005 1:14:42 PM PDT by velocityguy
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"dems obstruct, soldiers are f****d"?


42 posted on 08/04/2005 1:15:13 PM PDT by printhead
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To: glorgau

It's easy to forget CNN anymore...


43 posted on 08/04/2005 1:16:15 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Next up, you've gotta do one to "Trailers For Sale or Rent" about the Clintons...


44 posted on 08/04/2005 1:17:55 PM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: blaquebyrd

The House of Saud is a fractured bunch. Some of it is for us and against us - as evidenced by terrorist acts against Saudi Arabia by Al Qaeda.


45 posted on 08/04/2005 1:19:23 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: West Coast Conservative


I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.


46 posted on 08/04/2005 1:19:29 PM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Wow, that did not take long.


47 posted on 08/04/2005 1:20:01 PM PDT by Radix (I was looking for a Tag Line when I found this one!)
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To: hoosierboy
"And if they dont stop it the UN will send them a really nasty letter."

And they won't be their friends anymore.

48 posted on 08/04/2005 1:21:40 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: blaquebyrd

I will not sell out my country for cheap gas, and I didn't think Bush would either.........

Thank you for that!


49 posted on 08/04/2005 1:31:00 PM PDT by Grateful One (`)
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To: Republican Wildcat
"Some of it is for us and against us - as evidenced by terrorist acts against Saudi Arabia by Al Qaeda.

None of it is for us. Have you seen what they teach in their state sponsored schools and mosques? They hate this country and all that it stands for and they're not afraid to say it. It's we who play the fool and kiss their robbed royal asses at every turn while refusing to publicly acknowledge their continued support of terrorism against this country. Hopefully the country will wake up after the next attack because I can assure you, as in London a Saudi will have a hand in it.

50 posted on 08/04/2005 1:34:06 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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