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Matt Towery: Sarah Palin right about U.S. role in Syria
The Florida Times-Union ^ | June 21, 2013 | Matt Towery

Posted on 06/21/2013 4:12:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is often criticized for misstatements or controversial comments.

Of course, were she a female Democrat with a flamboyant style, she would be labeled “brave” and “courageous” by the press.

Palin has once again made a bold statement. Speaking on the topic of whether the United States should arm Syrian rebels, Palin suggests that we “let Allah sort it out.” And if recent history is any indication, Palin is absolutely right.

Our track record of losing American lives in combat or to acts of terrorism by taking sides in nations where religious factions are battling has on the whole been less than fruitful.

Just consider one of the headlines this week. A once-inconceivable effort by the U.S. to hold “peace talks” with the Taliban appeared to be on the edge of collapse as the leader of Afghanistan, whose freedom we fought for, complained about the U.S. giving the Taliban legitimacy in meeting with its leaders.

Once again, blood and battles leave the U.S. in a no-win situation, trying to play the “father figure” to the world.

Chemical weapons

It does little good to assert that the Syrian government should be condemned by other major world powers for what appears to be the deplorable use of chemical weapons against its own people when Russia chooses to block such a condemnation.

Our nation basically has been held hostage by a virtual U.N. Security Council writ large.

No matter what effort we have attempted to build as a coalition of countries against nations where we have deemed there to be weapons of mass destruction or the use of weapons against helpless citizens, those efforts usually have resulted in a hodgepodge of participation with little respect.....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; iran; israel; obama; palin; russia; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 06/21/2013 4:12:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What misstatements?

Those were attacks by Mitt Romney, Backstabber Rove
and their DNC-trained DNC-supporting attack dogs
in the MSM.


2 posted on 06/21/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Let Allah sort it out”


3 posted on 06/21/2013 4:24:40 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Matt, she was right about Death Panels too!

... and "Drill, Baby Drill!"

4 posted on 06/21/2013 4:24:59 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s important to point out that looking at the full quote she has not ruled out supporting US intervention in the Middle East. She said we should stay out as long as the person in charge doesn’t know what they are doing. She may well support an intervention in the Middle East proposed by a Republican president.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 4:44:08 PM PDT by oincobx
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To: eCSMaster

She has more balls and brains than almost everyone in congress of in the senate.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 4:58:53 PM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Palin suggests that we “let Allah sort it out.”

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF....DOES THIS WOMAN EVER GET ANY DAMN THING WRONG?

WASILLA ALASKA'S SARAH LOUISE.... A PLACE WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS BRAVERY MEETS HONESTY MEETS FAITH AND ABILITY.... !


7 posted on 06/21/2013 5:08:33 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: eCSMaster

YOU ARE CORRECT ON EVERY LEVEL CSM...

SEE POST # 7....


8 posted on 06/21/2013 5:09:58 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: oincobx

‘I think it’s important to point out that looking at the full quote she has not ruled out supporting US intervention in the Middle East. She said we should stay out as long as the person in charge doesn’t know what they are doing. She may well support an intervention in the Middle East proposed by a Republican president.’

SIX OF ONE HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER SEEMS THIS JUST BOLSTERS HER ASSERTIONS ...AND PRESCIENCE ...


9 posted on 06/21/2013 5:13:18 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: bobo1

‘She has more balls and brains than almost everyone in congress of in the senate.’

YEP A GRADUATE OF THE ANNIE COULTER SCHOOL OF POLITICAL THOUGHT....SURE ENOUGH...


10 posted on 06/21/2013 5:15:31 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: jimsin

Not really six of one half dozen of the other. Remember, she was for Lybian intervention before she was was against it. I don’t think she is articulating a Palin Doctrine of nonintervention in these Middle Eastern civil wars as some are suggesting. She is proposing a no Obama intervention. If this were a Romney decision she may well support intervention.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 5:48:15 PM PDT by oincobx
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To: oincobx
Remember, she was for Lybian intervention before she was was against it.

Now that you mention it, I recall that too. Thanks for the reminder.

12 posted on 06/21/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Speaking on the topic of whether the United States should arm Syrian rebels, Palin suggests that we “let Allah sort it out.”

She'd have made a far better presidential candidate than John what's his name.

13 posted on 06/21/2013 6:16:12 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf

John Wayne Gacy?


14 posted on 06/21/2013 6:22:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: darkwing104; Old Sarge; hellinahandcart

It’s a grouping (#11 and #12)


15 posted on 06/21/2013 6:25:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: oincobx

I can guarantee that she would defend Israel and I would back her 100%.

LLS


16 posted on 06/21/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: oincobx

‘She is proposing a no Obama intervention. If this were a Romney decision she may well support intervention.’

THATS BECAUSE ROMNEY WOULD HAVE PLOTTED OUT A WELL THOUGHT OUT CORRECT COURSE.....AND AS FOR SARAH...SHE’S GOT THE INSTINCTS OF A STONE WINNER ....AND THE CRED TO PROVE IT...MARK THAT DOWN..SMALL GRASSHOPPER..


17 posted on 06/21/2013 6:32:03 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: jimsin

So you are agreeing with me that people are reading too much into this statement as a doctrine that precludes US intervention in Middle Eastern civil wars. I wish she had not qualified her Allah statement which leaves the door to these types of interventions during a Palin presidency open.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 6:46:17 PM PDT by oincobx
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To: LibLieSlayer

I don’t doubt that she would come to the support of Israel. But she was referring to US intervention in civil wars, not an Arab war with Israel. If the Jews were to turn on each other, it might be best to let Yahweh sort it out.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 6:50:34 PM PDT by oincobx
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So you are agreeing with me that people are reading too much into this statement as a doctrine that precludes US intervention in Middle Eastern civil wars. I wish she had not qualified her Allah statement which leaves the door to these types of interventions during a Palin presidency open.'

THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT UNDER A PALIN ADMINISTRATION THERE'D BE A QUICK NUKE STRIKE TO ANY ENEMY...SAVING LIVES AN OUR ENEMIES WOULD BE COWERING...SEE THE DIFFERENCE? WHY WOULD THIS BE HE CASE? BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE HER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND WIELD POWER AS IT SHOULD BE WIELDED....IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM AND THE EXPANSION OF US POWER...
20 posted on 06/21/2013 7:51:43 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John Wayne Gacy?

I can't recall for sure, but do remember he was famous for awhile, only to turn out to be an idiot.

21 posted on 06/21/2013 8:04:26 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: oincobx

You are reading more into Palin’s speech than is there. Sarah has also stated several times during the recent past... that NATIONAL SECURITY must be at stake. She would take on anyone anywhere if they threatened America and action was the only solution... she is no coward like the fudge packer infecting the White House... she has NEVER supported nation building in the ME (through Military Intervention)... an area with with Israel being the only “free country”.. How can one support good (democracy) in the den of evil (islam)?

BTW... IMHO... one either stands with Israel and GOD or one stands against both.

LLS


22 posted on 06/22/2013 4:06:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; darkwing104; Standing Wolf; hellinahandcart; oincobx

23 posted on 06/22/2013 7:21:40 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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