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Dempsey says US considering use of force in Syria
AP, via Stars & Stripes ^ | July 18, 2013 | RICHARD LARDNER

Posted on 07/18/2013 8:22:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

The nation's top military officer tells a Senate committee the Obama administration is deliberating whether to use military power in Syria, where a civil war entering its third year has killed almost 93,000 people.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey says during congressional testimony Thursday that he has provided President Barack Obama with options for the use of force in Syria.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; christiangenocide; iran; israel; military; navyseals; obamaspeople; rebels; russia; syria; terrorism; threatmatrix; war; waronterror
Woohoo! Another war!!!
1 posted on 07/18/2013 8:22:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Which side?


2 posted on 07/18/2013 8:22:57 AM PDT by edcoil (Something wonderful is going to happen today!)
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To: edcoil

Damn good question. Probably the wrong one.


3 posted on 07/18/2013 8:23:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Wars and rumor of wars


4 posted on 07/18/2013 8:25:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Damn good question. Probably the wrong one.

We'll get the wrong side no matter which one we pick.

Traditional Arab thugocracy vs. Islamist theocratic thugocracy.

5 posted on 07/18/2013 8:27:06 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: edcoil

Which side?

Terrorists side of course ,Obama is still trying to get his name off the hit list for killing OBL


6 posted on 07/18/2013 8:28:43 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Timber Rattler

OSAMA OBAMA'S CHOOSING THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS...AGAIN

I think I'm beginning to detect a pattern here

7 posted on 07/18/2013 8:29:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Regardless of his action, non-disclosure forms will need to signed by all parties to the conflict in an Obama action. That way nobody can inform anyone of what’s going on, who’s doing what to who, and who is falsifying, lying, and committing crimes.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 8:29:24 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“This message came to me concerning Damascus: ‘Look, Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins...”

— Isaiah 17:1


9 posted on 07/18/2013 8:30:02 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Si vis pacem, para bellum.')
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To: Timber Rattler

Wrong side, for sure. And the antiwar presstitutes will cheer their heads off.

McCain and Gramnesty are just itching for it, too.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 8:32:36 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Timber Rattler

Why would we go there? If it requires intervention let the other countries in the U.N. sacrifice their young men. Bush bad, Obama good, what a bunch of Bolshevik!


11 posted on 07/18/2013 8:33:02 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Timber Rattler

“Woohoo! Another war!!!”

This will be odumbo’s Kosovo — Just like when the rapist and chief slick willy got caught didling the intern and he sent America’s sons and daughters off to fight in kosovo....All hat, no cattle but something shiny for the news to follow while all of odumbo’s scandals simma down in the lead up to the 2014 primary’s and general elections and the right takes back the senate and retains the house.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 8:34:59 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Timber Rattler

....cause only the ones started by somebody named Bush are bad...


13 posted on 07/18/2013 8:37:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Timber Rattler

Well, if they would use force by nuking the country from one end to the other, killing off both sides, that would be acceptable.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 8:37:33 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Timber Rattler; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
dempsey needs fitted for a strait jacket.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

15 posted on 07/18/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Of course it will be the wrong one because there is no right one.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“Probably the wrong one.”

I have not been keeping up with this “conflict.” However, what I have read would indicate that there is NO good side to go with.

I would only be for use of the U.S. military IF the goal was to see the establishment of a non-Islamic state. I am strongly against helping another Islamic state to be established using American blood and money.


17 posted on 07/18/2013 8:41:48 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Timber Rattler

And do we know exactly who the targets are?

When will we know when the war is won? How many of their refugees from this Islamic land will we need to admit into the USA? Once we have blown sh** up, how much will US Taxpayers have to pay contractors and corrupt local officials to rebuild the country? Because its Obama’s war, it will be a “good” war, yes?


18 posted on 07/18/2013 8:42:25 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Timber Rattler
Option #1) Acquire some Syrian residential and warehouse facilities. Establish some CIA community organizers to stock, sell, and distribute weapons to terrorist organizations loyal to the side listed on the point of sale forms, including a non disclosure agreement of said weapons purchase.

Option #2) Find a guy who's making a video for You-Tube.

19 posted on 07/18/2013 8:42:39 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

The oath you swear trumps any form you sign. Period.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 8:43:16 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Let them kill each other. I’m so sick of this “give war a chance” bullshit. Those savages aren’t worth one drop of the blood from our people in uniform.

We already tried nation building in that hell hole of a region. Enough is enough.

Its about time people cleaned up their own back yards.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 8:44:05 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: KarlInOhio
In a sane world we would butt out. Naturally, Obama will choose to do the opposite.

After the bitch slapping the Egyptian people and military just gave him a sane person would hesitate to go to bat again for the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, this time in a direct conflict of interest with Russia.

22 posted on 07/18/2013 8:44:41 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Timber Rattler
Obama will stand along side McCain and Graham as political cover and announce that regrettably, with “bipartisan support” the US is engaging in Syria.

The corrupt MSM will collectively yawn after they put up mild criticism, and the anti-war left that goes apoplectic with any Republican, will simply purr like an aroused kitten.

23 posted on 07/18/2013 8:48:21 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Will he bother to get permission from Congress?

Around the globe Obama’s foreign policies and warmongering has been especially hard on Christians facing persecution, especially at the hands of Muslims.

I think this is also the single worst failure of the compassionate Bush administration that we did not as a nation address the plight of Christians around the world who are being killed, tortured, kidnapped, have their families torn apart, possessions stolen and robbed of basic human rights. Our own initiatives against the axis of evil made things worse.

Right now, Christians in Iraq, Egypt, Syria and elsewhere are much worse off due to our intervention.

And we continue to give carte blanche trade privileges to nations with terrible human rights abuses including China and Saudi Arabia.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 8:50:51 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I guess CONgress is going to once again abdicate its Constitutional duty to decided if the United States goes to War or not.


25 posted on 07/18/2013 8:51:23 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Timber Rattler

There’s a snake and a rat fighting in my back yard. I go into my garage, get my garden hoe, wait for one to kill the other, then take out the survivor.


26 posted on 07/18/2013 8:52:10 AM PDT by Texican72
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To: Timber Rattler; edcoil

>>>> Which side?

>>Damn good question. Probably the wrong one.

Certainly so, since they’re both the wrong side. We don’t have a dog in that fight.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 9:09:32 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Timber Rattler

The only thing we should be doing is throwing gasoline on the fire.


28 posted on 07/18/2013 9:11:37 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Timber Rattler


29 posted on 07/18/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: Timber Rattler
Since even Obama doesn't want American "boots on the ground" with the accompanying flag-draped coffins, this probably means a massive launch of cruise missiles and/or air power.

What will be the result? BOTH sides will show Pallywood/Damascuswood photos of dead children from some conflict, and the US will be blamed. Another round of deadly protests in the Arab world.

30 posted on 07/18/2013 9:27:47 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Waging war in Syria would be an act of treason given who the “good guys” supposedly are.

Problem is, the US government figured Assad would fall quickly back in 2011 and now (with Assad winning) faces the prospect of “losing face” should the regime endure.

That’s why a lot of people die in war: because the elites don’t like to feel embarrassed, which they sell to the public as “national interests are at stake.”

Truth is, the west has NOTHING to gain and plenty to lose from blundering into Syria.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 10:08:09 AM PDT by JCBontheloose
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To: Timber Rattler
Damn good question. Probably the wrong one.

Is there a right one?

32 posted on 07/18/2013 10:11:41 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Timber Rattler

Beyond preposterous.

There is nothing good that can come of this. Why are we even interested?


33 posted on 07/18/2013 10:29:55 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: edcoil

Which side?

Whichever the side is whose victory will be worse for this country.

The rebels.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 10:32:37 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: edcoil

Which ever side is the most radically moslem is the side obama will want to support.

He always picks the side that is most anti-American


35 posted on 07/18/2013 11:39:39 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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36 posted on 07/18/2013 11:45:06 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Timber Rattler

Why does our government always display a compulsion to get involved in that hellhole part of the world? As long as the oil is flowing, and their not attacking us, stay the F out of it!


37 posted on 07/18/2013 11:51:19 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: unlearner
Around the globe Obama’s foreign policies and warmongering has been especially hard on Christians facing persecution, especially at the hands of Muslims.

To O and his admin that is just a side benefit, maybe even the primary actual benefit.
38 posted on 07/18/2013 1:37:46 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Talkin’ a good game ping.


39 posted on 07/18/2013 5:47:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: headstamp 2
Those savages aren’t worth one drop of the blood from our people in uniform.

THEY NEVER WERE. THEY NEVER WILL BE.

FUGB

FUBO

40 posted on 07/18/2013 5:55:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Timber Rattler; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; TigersEye; onyx; justa-hairyape; ...
I watched the hearing with McCain going after Dempsey.....and I really doubt his heart (Dempsey ) is in it.

That was a very tough session,...followed by more from others.

Repeat on Cspan at 9 PDT/

Worth watching...lot's of different topics.

41 posted on 07/18/2013 7:18:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks very much, Ernest.


42 posted on 07/18/2013 7:24:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Ernest. I finished watching that hearing about a half hour ago.
Heaven only knows what kind of bull shit Dempsey advices the pres on.
The CJCS is one slick English professor. Time to hit the rack early tonight.
Do have a safe healthy upcoming day all.
43 posted on 07/18/2013 8:10:05 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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I hope this is considering as in we consider every contingency. Wonder if we have two plans, one if we ally ourself with the Brotherhood, Hamas, al Qaida and the Pakistani Taliban, another plan if we ally with Assad

44 posted on 07/19/2013 6:53:08 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: Timber Rattler

And our “conservative” House - which funds these operations - says nothing at all.


45 posted on 07/19/2013 7:13:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

McCain is chomping at the bit, he hasn’t had a good war for awhile.


46 posted on 07/19/2013 7:15:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sender
Since even Obama doesn't want American "boots on the ground" with the accompanying flag-draped coffins, this probably means a massive launch of cruise missiles and/or air power.

Unlike the thousands of coffins that came back from Afghanistan after Emperor Zero changed their combat rules ? This guy has no problem getting thousands of Americans killed. Look how he just tried to start a race war over Trayvon Martin.

47 posted on 07/19/2013 10:16:41 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

He has no problem getting us into all sorts of trouble. Politically, I hope that the congress critters up for election in 2014 realize that another dragged-out Muslim civil war would be a Bad Thing. Although many of them didn’t realize that sending big weapons into a Muslim civil war is also a Bad Thing.


48 posted on 07/19/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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