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Helen Thomas: "Obama Takes a Stand on Libyan Revolt" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]
Falls Church News-Press ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Helen "Revolting Mass" Thomas

Posted on 03/31/2011 1:53:14 PM PDT by seanmerc

President Obama has finally taken a stand in favor of the revolt of the masses in Libya. It's good and wise, but not, he said, a stand to depose of Muammar Gaddafi by military means. Obama hopes to force his ouster by other means.

Obama's goals - using jet air strikes and missiles to help the out-gunned - is aimed at saving lives.

"Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries," Obama said in a national televised address Monday night, "but, the United States is different." He also noted that he was not acting alone, and he appeared happy to turn over the command of the NATO-run coalition.

"In such cases we should not be afraid to act - but the burden of acting should not be America's alone," he said.

Obama's strong words may come back to haunt him. The whole Arab world is engulfed in popular protests seeking democracy.

"I believe this moment of change cannot be turned back," he said, "and that we must stand alongside those who believe in the same core principals that have guided us through many storms, our opposition to violence directed against one's citizens; our support for a set of universal rights, including the freedom to express themselves and choose their leaders; our support for governments that are ultimately responsible to the aspirations of the people. ... Gaddafi has not yet stepped down from power and until he does, Libya will remain dangerous."

Obama made it clear we are involved in a partnership with the other nations to save civilian lives in Libya - not to depose Gaddafi, the strongman who has threatened house to house reprisals against the rebels.

The opposition represents grass-roots forces that are fighting for liberation from the fear and tyranny of one-man rule - under Gaddafi, who has been in power 40 years. Obama went on the offensive after being pushed by congressional critics.

He wanted to get on the right side of history. But in the case of his opposition, it was "damned if you do, and damned if you don't." Obama can't win in the case of opponents - many who are hoping to be his opposition GOP candidate in 2012.

Some of the critics compared the intervention to the U.S. Bush-led debacle in Iraq. But it's no such thing.

In 2003, the U.S.-Iraqi war, claiming it had weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al Qaieda terrorist networks - all lies. The individual invasion has been going on for eight years at a horrendous cost. Thousands of Americans and Iraqis were killed.

The war was touted to last two to three weeks, and Iraqis were to greet the invaders with flowers and candy. Dictator Saddam Hussein was hanged, and to this day former President George W. Bush has yet to explain why he invaded Iraq.

The most devastating destruction was in the town of Falluga - so devastating it can be compared to the leveling of Carthage.

The President made his remarks to a military audience Monday evening. He was flanked by American flags on the stage. He began his remarks defending his leadership in this world crisis, using many "I's".

"I refused to wait for images of slaughter and new mass graves before taking action," he said. In support of his policy on Libya, Obama said removing Gaddafi from power "would splinter the coalition and would be a step too far ... to be blunt, we went down the road eight years ago" (in Iraq) and noted that "regime change cost thousands of American and Iraqi lives and nearly a trillion dollars. That is something we cannot afford in Libya," Obama declared. "We should not be afraid to act."

Libya has put Obama to the test of his leadership. The President now faces more decisions in terms of the uprisings in Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and other possible upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa. But Obama has made it clear that he does not intend to intervene on behalf of other rebellions.

The Arab World is in turmoil and the strong men who have ruled for decades are running out of time.

The other world is transfixed on the surprise revolutions, and faces uncertainty on how to help to promote the goals of democracy and freedom without stepping on too many toes.

Throughout the region, the leaders and potentates are quaking in their boots. It's about time. The Arab people have had enough, and have obviously reached a point of no return.

No concessions. No reforms are enough. The people in the Arab World have suddenly awakened to their own power - at last.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemite; barackobama; bho44; helenthomas; islam; israel; liberalmeathead; libya; obama; obamarama; senileoldbat

1 posted on 03/31/2011 1:53:20 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
Speaking of revolting masses...
2 posted on 03/31/2011 1:54:34 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: beckysueb; Bookwoman; DirtyHarryY2K; Dominic01; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; ...
Here you go, Helen Thomas ping list members!
3 posted on 03/31/2011 1:55:32 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

All I can say is that Satan must have some colossal stretch marks.


4 posted on 03/31/2011 1:56:27 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: seanmerc
"I hate Jews. What's wrong with that?"


5 posted on 03/31/2011 1:56:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: seanmerc

6 posted on 03/31/2011 1:57:11 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

“Obama’s goals - using jet air strikes and missiles to help the out-gunned - is aimed at saving lives.”

...and Obama will be the judge of WHICH lives will be saved. The others will be too dead to complain.


7 posted on 03/31/2011 1:57:19 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Money...can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them." - Rand)
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To: seanmerc

It’s like a bad auto accident. You can’t help it...


8 posted on 03/31/2011 1:57:23 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: seanmerc
What helen thomas thinks about anything isn't worth a pile of rabbit pellets.

Sitting on her butt in press conferences for 30 years doesn't give her the knowledge or authority to pass judgement on anything in the news.

She's a journalist - a devout, leftist, obama-loving journalist, and what she says or thinks only matters to her.

I thought she retired anyway.
9 posted on 03/31/2011 1:58:38 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: FrankR

She retired before she could be fired, but like a bad penny she keeps coming back.


10 posted on 03/31/2011 2:00:01 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

She’s praising it? He’s probably killed a few of her relatives over there.


11 posted on 03/31/2011 2:03:17 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: seanmerc

Israel.

Great Israel.


12 posted on 03/31/2011 2:06:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Lazlo in PA

Hahaha ...


13 posted on 03/31/2011 2:07:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: jessduntno

Obama the savior: Saving lives with cruise missiles and air strikes.


14 posted on 03/31/2011 2:09:53 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: seanmerc

I’ll bet you miss these threads. ;)


15 posted on 03/31/2011 2:10:34 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: seanmerc


16 posted on 03/31/2011 2:11:41 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: potlatch

17 posted on 03/31/2011 2:13:50 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . The $3.59/gal. gasoline is too damned high! . . .)
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To: dragonblustar
"Surprise! Caught you supporting Isreal again you Bush lover."


18 posted on 03/31/2011 2:26:02 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: seanmerc

I saw the warning but did I listen....noooo! I’ve seen camels that look better. Ugly in-ugly out.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 2:27:17 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: seanmerc
OMG!! I just looked!!!! Photobucket
20 posted on 03/31/2011 2:31:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: seanmerc

Gag! That picture filled my screen. You should be prosecuted for doing that.


21 posted on 03/31/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: seanmerc

Senile old traitor.

BTW, Bill KKKlinton sat by while hundreds of thousands of Tutsi were slaughtered in Rwanda by Hutu thugs with machettes. Not a civil war, just outright genocide. Even PBS was forced to conclude that he knew exactly what was going on and allowed it to happen. None on the left has condemned him for it.
In 2003, the U.S.-Iraqi war, claiming it had weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al Qaieda terrorist networks - all lies. The individual invasion has been going on for eight years at a horrendous cost. Thousands of Americans and Iraqis were killed.

“...President George W. Bush has yet to explain why he invaded Iraq.”
The old hag may disagree with Bush’s reasons for invading Iraq but no one in their right mind can say that he didn’t explain it, repeatedly.


22 posted on 03/31/2011 2:34:39 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Hacklehead

My previous post had a serious editing error corrected in this version.

Senile old traitor.

BTW, Bill KKKlinton sat by while hundreds of thousands of Tutsi were slaughtered in Rwanda by Hutu thugs with machettes. Not a civil war, just outright genocide. Even PBS was forced to conclude that he knew exactly what was going on and allowed it to happen. None on the left has condemned him for it.

“...President George W. Bush has yet to explain why he invaded Iraq.”
The old hag may disagree with Bush’s reasons for invading Iraq but no one in their right mind can say that he didn’t explain it, repeatedly.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 2:37:44 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL!


24 posted on 03/31/2011 2:42:04 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: dragonblustar

and another LOL for your Miss October


25 posted on 03/31/2011 2:49:06 PM PDT by hyperconservative
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To: seanmerc

Oddest mixture of dual-pronged revulsion, mixed with laughter I’ve had in awhile. “When your old and your liberal,you have no brain...among other stuff”


26 posted on 03/31/2011 2:50:22 PM PDT by Barry Secrest
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To: seanmerc
I saw the warning, nevertheless, I reported this thread. A man shouldn't have to look at these graphic images prior to dinner!

lol

27 posted on 03/31/2011 2:57:52 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: seanmerc


"Moe...I got 'em...I'm seein' GORILLAS!"
28 posted on 03/31/2011 3:07:27 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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29 posted on 03/31/2011 3:49:30 PM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: seanmerc

I’ve become inured to Helen Thomas images. None of them can be as ghastly as viewing her sophomoric, inane prose. I quite after about four paragraphs.


30 posted on 03/31/2011 4:25:01 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: FrankR

No, she’s got a column in this tiny newspaper, where she pontificates and bloviates to her heart’s content. And because she’s a national figure, people actually take her seriously.


31 posted on 03/31/2011 4:27:40 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: seanmerc

“Some of the critics compared the intervention to the U.S. Bush-led debacle in Iraq. But it’s no such thing. “

Quite right. The US campaign in Iraq was no debacle, and had the consent of Congress. The present intervention in Libya doesn’t have consent of Congress, and may well turn into a debacle. As for the rest, Helen has an interesting memory. As pristine and clear as a fun-house mirror seen through cataracts and heavy smoke.


32 posted on 03/31/2011 4:47:53 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
So according to the message the hater states Obama has no reason to oust Kaddafi, just blow off 500 million in weaponry and naval equipment to do what? Why, WHY HAVE WE NOT SEE THE DEAD CIVILIANS This is the most, I don't know how to say this nicely:

It's a pack of lies run by a bundle of thugs using American military equipment to reign in a muzzie thug that chose to fight back against bigger thugs namely Mr Kinetic BS'er M-B-Hood crowd who WILL soon as they get their ducks in a row war against Israel.

And they'll all die. why? Because GOD is never wrong( Looking so close to Ex 38,39 it's blaspempous from a man that took an OATH! ..or did he?) It's a dam*ed fool adventure but Mr Kinetic PC totus is really as anti-Jew since Hitler since, since Helen Thomas! Gads doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what's on this guys plate.

33 posted on 03/31/2011 4:52:42 PM PDT by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: seanmerc

Love that warning with the goggles!


34 posted on 03/31/2011 8:07:45 PM PDT by Melian ( See Matt 7: 21 and 1 John 2: 3-6)
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To: 240B

Quagmire!

America cannot afford the price tag after two weeks!

Our “aid” and weapons are being siphoned off to our enemies!

Our enemies look suspiciously like our Glorious Leader!

Wake up, America!!!!


35 posted on 03/31/2011 8:11:01 PM PDT by Melian ( See Matt 7: 21 and 1 John 2: 3-6)
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To: seanmerc

“The Face That Launched a Thousand Lunches”!


36 posted on 04/01/2011 2:27:43 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks seanmerc.
President Obama has finally taken a stand in favor of the revolt of the masses in Libya. It's good and wise, but not, he said, a stand to depose of Muammar Gaddafi by military means. Obama hopes to force his ouster by other means. Obama's goals - using jet air strikes and missiles to help the out-gunned - is aimed at saving lives.
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37 posted on 04/01/2011 3:56:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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38 posted on 04/01/2011 3:57:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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