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Whitehouse: Syria is the U.S.’s ‘Lafayette Moment’
Free Beacon ^ | 1/22/13 | staff

Posted on 01/22/2013 5:27:54 PM PST by Nachum

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) came out today to the media, calling for the United States to take an active role in the Syrian Civil War that has claimed the lives of over 600,000, half of which are civilians.

Whitehouse spoke in favor of direct U.S. intervention, comparing it the U.S. helping the Allied Forces in Europe in World War I.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lafayette; syria; whitehouse
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So, the administration thinks we're French?

1 posted on 01/22/2013 5:28:00 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

We’re unseating yet another nasty hard dictator, so that radical Islam can take over on Israel’s north border.

What could go wrong?


2 posted on 01/22/2013 5:29:57 PM PST by lurk
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3 posted on 01/22/2013 5:31:01 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Terrific. The debts the French crown ran up supporting the American War of Independence broke the government and led to the French Revolution.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 5:32:04 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

0bama has been itching to be the hero to his muzzie bros, but it’s a big mistake to think that radical muzzies would respond in a logical manner.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 5:33:25 PM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: Nachum

>>So, the administration thinks we’re French?

I think he’s referring to the quote, “Lafayette, we are here.” that was said when US troops first arrived in France.

But, this is NOT a moment like that. This is messy civil war where both sides are not good guys. We picked a winner in Egypt and Libya and both turned out to be a huge mistake.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 5:34:56 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Nachum
If Obama thinks anything like this, it may be time for Vlad to have a little chat with the boy king.
7 posted on 01/22/2013 5:36:03 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Nachum

we have no dog in that fight - stay out!!!!


8 posted on 01/22/2013 5:38:11 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

Syria is Russia’s ally....You better get Russian approval in writing....and that ain’t going to happen. Any action by us might just be enough to tip Iran to make some kind of move.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 5:38:44 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: elpadre

Agreed. It would also let them all kill each other without our people being involved. Just hope Hillary stops by for a visit before the chaos begins.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 5:49:48 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: lurk

I say arm each side, eat popcorn, and sit back and watch the fireworks.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 5:56:32 PM PST by ohioman
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To: Nachum

I would be more inclined to topple Assad if there was some chance the replacement wasn’t Muslim Brotherhood.

But considering the MB ally sitting in the White House, thats pretty much a foregone conclusion.

We’ve gone from chasing AQ to toppling governments on their behalf.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 6:01:00 PM PST by marron
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To: elpadre
we have no dog in that fight - stay out!!!!

Obama does, and he's been speaking for all of us lately.

13 posted on 01/22/2013 6:03:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: DrDude

“Agreed. It would also let them all kill each other without our people being involved. Just hope Hillary stops by for a visit before the chaos begins.”

Not one more precious American youth’s life or another penny from our treasury for this nest of snakes. Drop a plane load of pigs followed by a plane load of AK-47’s and let the towel heads gun each other down trying get rid of the porkers! If that part of the planet ceased to exist tomorrow it would be too soon. All the better if Hitlary happened to be there with JF Kerry on a “diplomatic mission.”


14 posted on 01/22/2013 6:15:24 PM PST by vette6387
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To: lurk

Deja vu? Well, at least we were engaged in Iraq well over 10 years before we interviened. (2 August 1990)
With all that prep for Iraq, you’d think they’d have figured it out. Not so much.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 6:16:47 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Nachum

This is like the Spanish Civil War. There are a few good guys on both sides, but overall, both sides are pretty reprehensible. We should covertly lightly support whoever is doing least well and drag this thing out as long as possible.

Or just stay out of it entirely, which is my preferred course.

This Democrat is batguano crazy.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:37 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Nachum

I think 600,000 is wildly overstated.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 6:22:25 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Nachum

600,000? I think that’s 10 times the number I read just a few days ago.

Even so, note the silence from the Left on the number killed.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 6:26:46 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Billthedrill
Louis XVI did something democratic ~ he called a meeting of the Estates General or authority to raise taxes.

That precipitated just all sorts of things ~ and the American Revolution did play a part, but not by bankrupting France. The government would have been bankrupt anyway or a great number of reasons.

It's noteworthy that en route to a modern national assembly most of the delegates to the meeting of the Church's estate showed up with the Commons!

That was a signal that some really big social change was going to occur, and boy did it.

As usual the Royal family itself was the first to split wide open ~ the Bouille family (all close cousins) were all over the place, from trying to depose the king to trying to protect the king, to some out pressing for American style governmental reforms (See Lafayette).

This is not a Lafayette moment ~ possibly a Robespierre/Danton sort of knockdown dragout ~ but not anything else.

19 posted on 01/22/2013 6:28:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: csmusaret
The Senator is misinformed. Besides, it's not exactly a civil war, and the Sunni Moslems who he would like for us to throw in with intend to exterminate the remaining Christians and dispose of the Alawi, and probably the Shi'ites.

We really have no business getting involved in genocide again ~ particularly on the wrong side!

20 posted on 01/22/2013 6:30:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The politically incorrect view is as long as Muslims are killing Muslims we should give both sides more ammunition.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 6:32:39 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Even so, note the silence from the Left on the number killed.

If Israel killed 6, the UN would have a special meeting over it.

22 posted on 01/22/2013 6:34:25 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: csmusaret
That may be politically incorrect, but it's a case of Islamo-fascists killing off all the people they don't believe to be moslems ~ to wit, the Alawi, the Christians, etc.

McCain, et al, really have to explain this very carefully to us that it's best to take actions that exterminate Christians in Syria.

23 posted on 01/22/2013 6:39:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum
The administration thinks Islamists are no different than Enlightenment Era patriots.

The administration is wrong.

24 posted on 01/22/2013 6:50:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

So, the demoncrats want us to get into another unfunded war.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 6:53:04 PM PST by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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To: Bryanw92

This is no mistake. This is official American (Obama) foreign policy. Assad will be replaced by a radical regime. They will exterminate the Christians and other minorities. 600,000 fatalities? Whitehouse is a democrat. Accuracy is not one of their strongpoints. Jahidist from all over the Middle East and Central Asia have flocked to Syria. They are being armed by the U.S. and its allies. Remember Benghazi. This will eventually lead to a larger war.


26 posted on 01/22/2013 6:55:41 PM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: muawiyah
This is not a Lafayette moment ~ possibly a Robespierre/Danton sort of knockdown dragout ~ but not anything else.

Yeah, I guess I should have qualified that with "helped" to bankrupt the crown - they had other problems that Necker couldn't solve. Nevertheless, that was one whole heckuva lot of debt for the day.

We go too far in the analogy when we cast Hillary as a vicious, bloodthirsty old Madame DeFarge tricoteuse who knits while the heads drop at the guillotine. I don't think Hillary knits. ;-)

27 posted on 01/22/2013 8:02:10 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

So when did 40,000 to 60,000 become 600,000 deaths????

Somehow, we’re going to get sucked into this fight.

Who should pay the freight???


28 posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:22 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: lurk

Whitehouse belongs in the Nuthouse.

Typical Rhode Island wacko leftist.

if he wants to go fight in Syria, I’ll pay his way, one way, over.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 12:58:09 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Thanks Nachum.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) came out today
Who was surprised, show of hands...


30 posted on 01/23/2013 4:05:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Billthedrill

Hillary is blind ~ blood clot in the eye ~ of course she doesn’t knit!


31 posted on 01/23/2013 4:38:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Noob1999
So when did 40,000 to 60,000 become 600,000 deaths????

"We've always been at war with Eastasia."

32 posted on 01/23/2013 4:52:50 AM PST by EternalVigilance (It's amazing how expensive "free" can be.)
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