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Obama administration secretly preparing options for aiding the Syrian opposition
foreignpolicy.com ^ | December 28, 2011 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 12/29/2011 9:41:02 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

As the violence in Syria spirals out of control, top officials in President Barack Obama's administration are quietly preparing options for how to assist the Syrian opposition, including gaming out the unlikely option of setting up a no-fly zone in Syria and preparing for another major diplomatic initiative.

Critics on Capitol Hill accuse the Obama administration of being slow to react to the quickening deterioration of the security situation in Syria, where over 5,000 have died, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Many lawmakers say the White House is once again "leading from behind," while the Turks, the French, and the Arab League -- which sent an observer mission to Syria this week - take the initiative to pursue more aggressive strategies for pressuring the Assad regime. But U.S. officials said that they are moving cautiously in order to avoid destabilizing Syria further, and to make sure they know as much as possible about the country's complex dynamics before getting more involved.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aids; enemy; impeachobama; obama

1 posted on 12/29/2011 9:41:11 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Something else for Obama to screw up.

And now a word from our concerned “president”.....

“Hand me my putter....”


2 posted on 12/29/2011 9:44:04 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The idiot in Washinigton wants to go 0-5(?) in establishing anti-western Fundamentalist Regimes in the Middle East.

We should STAY OUT OF IT. NEITHER side is are our friend.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 9:45:07 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: ZULU

Shouldn’t that be 5-0? I’d say he’s been rather successful at screwing us in the ME.


4 posted on 12/29/2011 9:51:34 AM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Soetero’s not finished surrounding Israel with radical enemies.


5 posted on 12/29/2011 9:59:29 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Time will tell whether they are or not. I am not surprised if they do. Right around election time Assad will fall or be killed is my bet.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 10:00:18 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Barry also wants to oust Assad because that will seal the fate of the Christians in Syria, including the many thousands who fled Iraq after the Bush-0bama foreign policy resulted in their doom.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 10:05:50 AM PST by hellbender
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Apparently someone’s definition of “secret” is a little different than mine.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 10:11:23 AM PST by Dogbert41
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To: TheZMan

Right, 5-0. Every step iin the Middle East he has taken has put another Fundamentist Government of radical maniacs
(worse than the general run of Muslim Maniacs) in power.

Obama is an evil man, a bad President, and a racist fighting against non-existant 19 Century colonialism.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 10:16:30 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: hellbender

Excellent point. The war against Christians in that part of the world is a very sad, under-reported saga.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 10:20:59 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Some secret, if I am reading about it here...


11 posted on 12/29/2011 10:31:39 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Some secret, if I am reading about it here...


12 posted on 12/29/2011 10:31:58 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Dogbert41

Regularly you’re correct.But when the CIC does foreign policy against the normal business someone seemed compelled to leak and expose.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 10:32:43 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

There is no right side in the ME uprisings, but now Obama has shown up which is the worst side in Syria (whichever one he supports).


14 posted on 12/29/2011 10:42:42 AM PST by Will88
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Obama better be carful they just might find Saddam’s WMD’s.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 10:44:07 AM PST by scooby321
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To: NativeNewYorker

Isn’t the “Syrian opposition” working for Iran?


16 posted on 12/29/2011 10:55:57 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ZULU
We should STAY OUT OF IT. NEITHER side is are our friend.

Not going to happen unfortunately. This administration has their hands in the entire ME uprisings and that from the get go. It's a huge chess board international leaders are playing on to see who comes out on top of the pile when all is said and done.

Much of this has to do with the push for a one world currency...they have to include the ME nations who aren't exactly willing to give up the power nor lifestyles they've enjoyed....thus it's like pulling deep roots out of the ground. You can bet we have people on the ground helping to stir the pot over there in order to get the people to take down these despots.....

When Mabarak and Gaddafi refused to be part of the Mediterranian Group of Sarkosy's....they were next in line to be booted....leaders either comply or they are outed one way or another.

As for Syria...generally known they are an extension of Iran...so before taking on Irans nuclear ambitions the deal is to weaken Syria first. IMO. It's a race now to see if the Un or the Arab nations end up in control once Assad leaves.

17 posted on 12/29/2011 10:56:50 AM PST by caww
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To: caww

I’d bet everything I have on the Arabs.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 11:07:44 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Someone has to help out the Muslim Brotherhood. Who better than the Feds using taxpayer money to bring about the global caliphate?


19 posted on 12/29/2011 11:09:01 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BenLurkin

I can’t keep track of who’s zoomin’ who in Arab/Moslem-land.


20 posted on 12/29/2011 11:21:37 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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Isn’t it interesting that the US & NATO countries with majority of Christian Citizens have bombed Christians in Serbia to favor Islamist, have destroyed Christian communities in Iraq, Afganistan, Libya in favor of Islamist and now possibly Syria. Do Christians in the US now have to be concerned that their Government favors Islam??? Does the DHS classify Christians as Terrorist....is that drone watching you?


21 posted on 12/29/2011 12:41:20 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NativeNewYorker

If that is not the quote of the year I don’t know what is


22 posted on 12/29/2011 1:56:32 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ZULU

Likely true but not without the agreement of who is going to be installed to lead Syria from the US. Keep close eye on Hillary as she moves now Internationally. Few reporting her moves but she’s definately moving about.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 3:55:14 PM PST by caww
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Sort of like a maggot on a rotting carcass. I hate these Democrats so.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 6:54:02 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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