Skip to comments.Bolton Warns Iran, Syria Over Iraqi Border
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.
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Sounds like a good start to me.
I love it when the grown-ups are in charge!
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#$%@@!
You left out CNN.
Havin' some fun with lib's.
And if they dont stop it the UN will send them a really nasty letter.
Perhaps we could have gotten tougher with them six months ago and saved more of our troops were it not for Dem stonewalling.
What no more 'bring them on'?
that didn't take long, did it?
"...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." ;)
Comes out swinging!
>Go Bolton, go!!!!! Bolton in 2008!!!! <
Let him run the INS at the same time, and he might have a chance.
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.
Give 'em 48 hours before we start carpet-bombing Damascus and Tehran.
I'm a-tellin' ya to do something about those borders ya varmits! (Ah hates varmits.)"
Didn't waste much time.
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".
"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.
"Down goes Annan!"
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.
I wish we could bar them from the US too.
Yosemite Sam even looks like Bolton
one bite at a time... and you eat the worst stuff first.
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.
>>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?
...or he might SING!!!
LOL!!! Exactly! bttt
Or he'll just hack into his bank account.
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.
>>How about, "Dems Delayed. People Daid." ;)
Heheheh.. lol. I really like that one.
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.
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.
"dems obstruct, soldiers are f****d"?
It's easy to forget CNN anymore...
Next up, you've gotta do one to "Trailers For Sale or Rent" about the Clintons...
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.
I am the walrus, goo goo gjoob.
Wow, that did not take long.
And they won't be their friends anymore.
I will not sell out my country for cheap gas, and I didn't think Bush would either.........
Thank you for that!
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.