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Obama: Does Romney want ‘to start another war’ in Middle East?
Yahoo News ^ | Sep 23 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 09/23/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by WilliamIII

President Barack Obama hit back hard in a "60 Minutes" interview broadcast Sunday at Mitt Romney's criticisms of his handling of Syria and Iran, saying that if the Republican standard-bearer "is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so." Obama also brushed aside talk that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pressuring him to take a harder line on Iran's suspicious nuclear program — source of some of Romney's sharpest campaign-trail criticisms. "When it comes to our national security decisions-- any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people. And I am going to block out any noise that's out there," the president said. "Now I feel an obligation -- not pressure but obligation -- to make sure that we're in close consultation with the Israelis-- on these issues, because it affects them deeply," Obama said. "They're one of our closest allies in the region. And we've got an Iranian regime that has said horrible things that directly threaten Israel's existence."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bsobama; elections; israel; obama; romney
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1 posted on 09/23/2012 8:04:03 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Sorry Barry. You don’t seem to understand. The “Middle East” is at war WITH US whether we want to play or not. You need to wake the **** up and understand that.


2 posted on 09/23/2012 8:06:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

exactly, obama keeps saying if we re-elect him, they will like us. what a farce


3 posted on 09/23/2012 8:07:59 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: WilliamIII

“Let’s see what I’ve done since I came into office: I said I’d end the war in Iraq. I did.”

Lying sh*t. He wanted to stay longer, but the Iraqi government made us exit on BUSH’S timetable.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 8:09:15 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: WilliamIII

Dear leader misses the whole point. You avoid war by being strong enough and resolute enough to convince your enemy that it would foolish and futile to attack you, or to provoke an attack from you.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: WilliamIII

I don’t know Barry, you seem to doing a fine job of creating wars in the Middle East all by your self.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: WilliamIII

“is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so.”

What a dufus. Radical Islam is at war with us. This idiot does not have a clue or does not care.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 8:10:13 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: WilliamIII

It’s outrageous that president know nothing is selling himself as a foreign policy expert because he happened to be president when george bush’s seals killed bin laden

(If it still george bush’s economy, then those were george bush’s SEALsL


8 posted on 09/23/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: WilliamIII

How does obama not get we are already at war in the middle east, good lord the man is insane.
We are watching the liquifying of his grey matter.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 8:12:55 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: WilliamIII
When it comes to our national security decisions-- any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people.

Really? How does that square with letting 50+ Gitmo prisoners go when you know they end up back in the Mideast killing our troops. You are a fraud, sir.

10 posted on 09/23/2012 8:14:42 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: WilliamIII
Mitt Romney's criticisms of his handling of Syria and Iran, saying that if the Republican standard-bearer "is suggesting that we should start another war,

This from the president who started 2 wars in nations which were our allies (Libya, Egypt).

Now he can't even say Egypt is our ally anymore.

11 posted on 09/23/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by what's up
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To: WilliamIII
Obama is a filthy F-ing PIG!

I hope this Ghetto PIG has nightmares for the rest of his miserable life about the horror that Ambassador Stevens had to go through before he died. Our PIG of president is responsible for Ambassador Steven's death. And to think Bill "the rapist" Clinton is playing Obama's bi*ch in this fiasco!

My dream is to see Obama tried for treason and locked up for the rest of his life in a Federal Prison.

12 posted on 09/23/2012 8:16:03 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: All

He knows what he’s doing. And he’s doing it intentionally.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 8:16:43 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons seem to be very afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: WilliamIII

here we go with he’s a war monger campaigne


14 posted on 09/23/2012 8:17:22 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: WilliamIII
Obama order the bombing of Libya without congressional approval. Libya didn't attack us first. We spent $100 million a week "liberating" Libya so that radical Jihadists could take over and impose Shariah.

Obama is an international aggressor, warmongering and murderer.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 8:18:58 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: WilliamIII

He does not dare admit that AQ sent him a message on 9-11-2012 by killing our ambassador. He blames it on a film. Americans get killed because he wants to create the perception that he created good will toward America with his appeasement.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 8:19:11 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: WilliamIII

Hey Obama, what you dont seem to get(Even though you have Muslims in the streets of Libya and Pakistan with Obama coffins) is that the Muslim world is at war with US..they are the ones that killed 3,000 Americans in 9/11, they are the ones who again murdered innocent Americans on 9/11 AGAIN..What this schmuck refuses to see is that his “peaceful” muslim buddies want us all dead and when they hit us we have to hit them hard back


17 posted on 09/23/2012 8:19:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Our muzlim leader knows it better than you and I.
Get ready for the end run!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y


18 posted on 09/23/2012 8:20:28 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: WilliamIII

How’s that appeasement technique working out for ya, comrade obama?


19 posted on 09/23/2012 8:20:41 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: WilliamIII

The war’s on, bitch! When are we going to start shooting back?!


20 posted on 09/23/2012 8:20:42 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Artcore

Comparing the President to a pig is offensive to Islam. You need to be more sensitive.. /s


21 posted on 09/23/2012 8:21:02 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: WilliamIII

Obama certainly doesn’t want to do anything to prevent Iran from destroying Israel.

Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2935313/posts

“Obama, interviewed for Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes” on broadcaster CBS, said he understands and agrees with Netanyahu’s insistence that Iran not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons as this would threaten both countries, the world in general, and kick off an arms race.

But Obama added: “When it comes to our national security decisions — any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people. And I am going to block out — any noise that’s out there.”

Obama also doesn’t think Iran getting the nucear bomb is bad for the US too...


22 posted on 09/23/2012 8:21:58 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Artcore

Please don’t insult pigs...


23 posted on 09/23/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Nachum

Exactly.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: WilliamIII
A few annoying facts:

More US troops have died in Afghanistan since obummer got to office than all the Bush years.

Obummer has whacked more militants with drone strikes than any predecesser.

Obummer has allowed the govts of Libya and Egypt to fall into the hands of the muslim brotherhood.

Obummer has denied any help to Israel effectively daring their enemies to attack because they think we will do nothing.

Obummer has set the plate for war in the middle east by not addressing the belligerance of Iran.

There has never been a modern dim president that didn't think a good war was a cure for a bad economy. Right FDR? JFK? LBJ?

25 posted on 09/23/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: WilliamIII

Mark Steyn - Strong Horse, Weak Horse: Power and Perception

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-901941866095630816

“As a guest speaker for the 23rd Annual Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship in National Security Affairs, Mr. Mark Steyn spoke on Thursday, March 15th 2007.

“Strong Horse, Weak Horse: Power and Perception” “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse,” said Osama bin Laden. A “strong horse” is perceived as such not by his power but by his willingness to use that power: America’s military capability is not in doubt; what is in doubt is America’s ability effectively to use that capability to enforce its interests in the world. More to the point, the precise forms of power needed in the 21st century are precisely those from which America most recoils.”


26 posted on 09/23/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: WilliamIII

Obama is making TV commercials for Romney free of charge. Just play these sound bites back to the American people and win the election.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 8:29:48 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: WilliamIII

He makes Orwell proud. Now that he’s installed his war-mongering anti-American MuslimBros pals into power in the mid-east, and now that he’s protected the aggressive anti-American Islamic Iranis and their nuclear missle building program for 4 years, he’s gonna try to blame the inevitable violence on Romney?? What bs! (Maybe he realizes he can’t keep blaming all his mistakes on Bush anymore????) Lord , Lord We need a new President!!


28 posted on 09/23/2012 8:30:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: WilliamIII

Obama: The Weak Horse

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/obama_the_weak_horse.html

The Islamic war on the west has been going on since Mohammed was declared the prophet of Allah in the seventh century. For nearly fourteen hundred years, Islam has waged a holy war against all other religions and peoples of the world.

Albert Einstein said, “The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.” Einstein was a Jew who saw Adolf Hitler and the Nazis rise to power in Germany. By tolerating evil, Western political leaders put those who love freedom and liberty in extreme peril. Leadership is not merely lacking: it is treacherously absent. The president of the United States of America has traditionally provided leadership for the free world. However, Barack Hussein Obama has failed to provide any effective leadership whatsoever to resolve the issues brought forth by the rise of Islam. To the contrary, what ineffective gestures he has made to date have only increased our danger. Many people wonder how this could be.”


29 posted on 09/23/2012 8:31:42 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale
we r so screwed, and have been for a decade...

im trying to figure out why, post 9-11, we didnt ramp up and send the whole friggin might of the USA into afghan and iraq, instead of playing this piecemeal, ROE type pattycake game with these animals...

i know, its rhetorical, but dayum im sick of the whole mess, politically and militarily...either get in it to win, or stay home and quit talkin about it...

30 posted on 09/23/2012 8:37:48 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale
RE :”we r so screwed, and have been for a decade...
im trying to figure out why, post 9-11, we didnt ramp up and send the whole friggin might of the USA into afghan and iraq, instead of playing this piecemeal, ROE type pattycake game with these animals...

Because they have to lie to voters about how easy it will be to keep their support. This is why the surge wasn't till 2007.

Who wants to own those hell-holes with those hopeless people? Not China.

I recently saw a re-run of The Lion in the Desert starring Anthony Quinn. In the cold war days we used to cheer the foolish Italians and Soviets trying to take over those countries and getting whipped.

31 posted on 09/23/2012 8:46:54 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: WilliamIII

“They’re [Israel] one of our closest allies in the region. And we’ve got an Iranian regime that has said horrible things that directly threaten Israel’s existence.”

One of the closest? Can you name another?

Israel is not only the closest ally in the region, they are THE ONLY ally we have.


32 posted on 09/23/2012 8:47:13 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: WilliamIII

So typical of Zero. He blames someone else for doing what Zero has already accomplished.


33 posted on 09/23/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Nachum
I don’t know Barry, you seem to doing a fine job of creating wars in the Middle East all by your self.

That's really rich, huh. The Obamanation is playing the old war-monger card on the challenger, but Obama the "I set the Middle East ablaze" incumbent is the king of war, death, and destruction.

34 posted on 09/23/2012 8:56:47 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: WilliamIII
"Now I feel an obligation -- not pressure but obligation -- to make sure that we're in close consultation with the Israelis-- on these issues, because it affects them deeply,"

Wow, a lot of veiled venom in that sentence.

35 posted on 09/23/2012 9:12:21 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, IA = 272EV)
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To: sickoflibs
i dont care to 'own' those sh!tholes...well maybe go ahead and drain their oil...

more like go over, destroy everything so they have *something* else to do for a few yrs, kill all the heirarchy, and then leave...

36 posted on 09/23/2012 9:21:55 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: WilliamIII
0bama already started WWIII.

The move is on to consolidate the Muslim world under the Muslim Brotherhood.

People still believe 0bama's foreign policy is simply bumbling and incompetence.

0bama has set Israel up the bomb...

Sept. 11, 2012

Netanyahu gets the cold shoulder.

U.S. has no right to block Israel on Iran: Netanyahu

The embassy in Cairo puts out an apology for a movie most of the rioters know nothing about.

Former deputy national security adviser: US response to embassy attack ‘bizarre and unacceptable’

0bama sent a letter to Tehran assuring them that the U.S. will do nothing to help Israel. That takes that off of the table removing a big worry for them that might have made them think twice. Iran is good to go now with 0bama's blessing.

We don't support Israeli attack, US tells Iran

The "movie" turns out to be a red herring excuse to cover for the rioters.

CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

Quite a day of unfortunate coincidences. Israel was rebuffed and there were signals being sent to the MB and Iran. 0bama is giving the "go ahead" to the Muslim world to take out Israel.

Obama Admin Transferred 3,000 Detainees to Afghan Gov't Control Day Before 9/11

UNREAL… Obama Invites Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President to Meet Next Week – Refuses to Meet Netanyahu

The White House hands Iran's Ahmadinejad a global megaphone

REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

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CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

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U.S. denies premeditation report
"The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a “continuing security breach,” and that “credible information” about possible attacks had been ignored. A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”"

Is that all incompetence? Or did it take planning to make all that happen?
Cloward & Pliven strategy and community organizing on a global scale?

This isn't just about getting re-elected, that's certainly a side benefit, this is about the big enchilada. No more Israel. The United States of the Muslim Brotherhood in the ME. ie the new Caliphate.

37 posted on 09/23/2012 9:42:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: luvbach1
You avoid war by being strong enough and resolute enough to convince your enemy that it would foolish and futile to attack you, or to provoke an attack from you.

That sounds great as a tagline or bumper sticker, but it's not reality. The radicals over in the Middle East don't care how many troops we have or how many nukes or aircraft or ships we have. These fools think they have God on their side, and misguided fools who think they have God on their side don't care about how strong or resolute you are. They think they will be rewarded with all kinds of virgins when they die.

And let's not pussyfoot around, they haven't so much declared war against us as a country, but against us as a part of western civilization and Christianity.
38 posted on 09/23/2012 9:58:30 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: svcw
How does obama not get we are already at war in the middle east, good lord the man is insane. We are watching the liquifying of his grey matter.

We are watching him play games and spin the discussion is what we are doing. Obama wants us to go to war with Syria and Iran, and don't think his idiot followers won't support it, either.

The moment he finds the proper angle, all bets are off, and he's got enough support in Congress among the libs and RINOs to greenlight a war with Syria and Iran. He'll convince the idiots that attacking Iran is about protecting Israel, when it's really just helping his Sunni buddies.
39 posted on 09/23/2012 10:01:28 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: himno hero

bump for later!


40 posted on 09/23/2012 10:02:28 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: paint_your_wagon
It depends on how you define "ally" and "region."

Turkey and Greece are members of NATO although I wouldn't say either one could be counted on--Turkey double-crossed us in 2003 when we were about to invade Iraq and there are a lot of leftists in Greece.

41 posted on 09/23/2012 10:03:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: af_vet_rr
These fools think they have God on their side, and misguided fools who think they have God on their side don't care about how strong or resolute you are.

You make a good point but, whether they care or not, it's better to be strong and resolute than weak and indecisive.

42 posted on 09/23/2012 10:26:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: WilliamIII

Iran has been at war with the US since 1979. some Americans realize this, some will go to absurd lengths to ignore it.


43 posted on 09/23/2012 10:41:25 PM PDT by jz638
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To: WilliamIII

How can Romney “start” anything, since you, ya lump, already started this engagement?


44 posted on 09/23/2012 10:51:59 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith
Obama says “Does Romney want to start another war in the Mideast”? OOPS TO LATE
45 posted on 09/23/2012 11:33:33 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: WilliamIII

I really hate this wicked, lying scumbag devil. NON_STOP GOEBELLS LYING! NON-STOP, EVERY WORD OUT OF HIS MONTH!


46 posted on 09/24/2012 1:54:54 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: what's up

Libya wasn’t an ally, it had just been forced to accept western terms on its WMD programs, and was opening up a bit. but an ally, it was not.


47 posted on 09/24/2012 2:15:52 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: sickoflibs

China’s been rather interested in it of late.


48 posted on 09/24/2012 2:23:08 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: af_vet_rr

According to al Qaeda’s head honcho Zawahiri, what they have to win is not a physical fight which they would lose but a media battle which they believe they will win.


49 posted on 09/24/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: af_vet_rr

Obama’s been doing everything he can to prevent any serious moves against Iran or against Syria. Looking at who some of his fundraisers are - many of them cozy with Iran- it should not be too suprising that he has shown a reluctance to address Iran.


50 posted on 09/24/2012 2:32:04 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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