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White House: We donít know if Syria red line has been crossed
Foreign Policy ^ | April 25, 2013 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 04/25/2013 7:10:46 PM PDT by Cheerio

Despite a new U.S. intelligence community assessment that the Syrian regime likely used chemical weapons on its own people, the White House is still waiting for more evidence before deciding whether Bashar al-Assad has crossed President Barack Obama's "red line."



The White House scrambled Thursday to set up a conference call with reporters following Thursday morning's news that the U.S. intelligence community has concluded with varying levels of confidence that there has been small-scale use of sarin, a deadly nerve gas, inside Syria, most likely by the Syrian regime. Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Thursday that the assessment referenced two instances of chemical weapons use in Syria.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: obama
Drudge: White House goes wobbly...
1 posted on 04/25/2013 7:10:46 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Drudge can take cheap shots at 0bama because 0bama misplayed Syria so badly.

On one hand is Assad. On the other side is Al Qaeda fighting Assad.

Which side would the U.S. take if we went in?!

Lose-lose proposition.

We win by staying out.


2 posted on 04/25/2013 7:12:27 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Cheerio

Qualify this line as “Light Pink” we’re waiting for the red one.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 7:12:57 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: Southack

arabs killing arabs equals win-win for US if you ask me.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 7:15:24 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: Cheerio

Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction , maybe

Bashar al-Assad used Chemical weapons , maybe


5 posted on 04/25/2013 7:16:21 PM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

Hard to say if Assad used the Sarin gas...or if Al Qaeda used it fighting against Assad.

Both sides are dirty.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 7:17:55 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Cheerio

Wasn’t there something from Saddam Hussein that he called the red line of death? It was a pretty laughable prop piece.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 7:18:20 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Cheerio

What difference does it make?


8 posted on 04/25/2013 7:18:48 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Cheerio

I dont know what we should or shouldn’t do about Syria, but
the world (and especially the Islamicist enemies of America) just LAUGH at us when we put out bs statements or pronouncements like this....
contradicting or waffling from what we said we’d do just yesterday and last week and the month before and the year before

and etc.

perhaps it would be better if someone could just pull the plug on that infamous Teleprompter for a few weeks, if only to give the blessed thing a rest?


9 posted on 04/25/2013 7:21:40 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: SpaceBar

I think it only matters to the Israeli’s.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 7:23:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Cheerio

Translation: We believe that chemical weapons were used but by the Muslim Brotherhood and rebels. So we are going to weasel out of doing aything.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 7:24:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Cheerio
We don’t know if Syria red line has been crossed...

...and never will know.

12 posted on 04/25/2013 7:24:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: faithhopecharity

If someone gives the Teleprompter a rest, it will give us all a rest from all this bs too


13 posted on 04/25/2013 7:24:43 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: RC one

Works for me.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Whatever side. Obama takes, I want the other side.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 7:31:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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16 posted on 04/25/2013 7:34:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: OpusatFR

17 posted on 04/25/2013 7:35:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Cheerio
Obummer is incapable of making a decision. He clearly stated that chemical weapons use was a "red line".

Well it turns out he didn't say how far the line had to be crossed before it was really crossed.

18 posted on 04/25/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Cheerio

This is a “Line of Death”....you cross it, you die.

Ok, you cross this line, you die.

Cross this line, you die.

Cross this line, you die.

Alright, that’s it, you come knocking on my door, I’m not coming out...nyaah!

-Robin Williams


19 posted on 04/25/2013 7:37:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TaMoDee
Qualify this line as “Light Pink”

Light pink? Is Reggie Love involved?

20 posted on 04/25/2013 7:43:10 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: Southack
On one hand is Assad. On the other side is Al Qaeda fighting Assad.

Which side would the U.S. take if we went in?!

Lose-lose proposition.

We win by staying out.

You're right, of course.

But try telling that to John McCain.

An Arizona village is missing its idiot...

21 posted on 04/25/2013 7:46:46 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Southack

I had a “wait, what?” moment today when Assad was mentioned. Didn’t know he survived that assassination attempt by his bodyguard; sounded pretty sure he was dead and Syria just kinda fell off my radar.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 7:49:45 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn’t make bad people harmless.)
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To: Cheerio
Welcome to 1600....

...aka the Waffle House...

23 posted on 04/25/2013 7:56:16 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Cheerio

I’m sure 96% of American voters could care less if those animals use Sarin gas. Just like 96% could care less about owning guns and 96% want undocumented Democrats deported back home.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 8:03:17 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SpaceBar
8 What difference does it make?

While I mourn for the indigenous Christian minority caught in the crossfire in Syria, indeed, in all of the Middle East, I am reminded of Sun Tzu's wisdom: "When you see your enemy destroying himself, do nothing."

25 posted on 04/25/2013 8:09:15 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: llevrok

You understood the sarcasm of my post. POTUS will never take any “real” action —— He’s a “Reggie Love”!


26 posted on 04/25/2013 8:27:07 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: ctdonath2

It looks like Assad has turned the tide. The West got cold feet, maybe with good reason.


27 posted on 04/25/2013 8:39:50 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Cheerio
"White House: We don’t know if Syria red line has been crossed"

Somebody take his red crayon away?
28 posted on 04/26/2013 12:16:54 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Cheerio

It’s an old Democrat problem.... figuring out what the meaning of the word “is” is.


29 posted on 04/26/2013 12:21:18 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Where millions are screwed and billions wasted...


30 posted on 04/26/2013 1:06:23 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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