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Assad Calls Obama’s Bluff
Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 2, 2013 | Lee Smith

Posted on 08/24/2013 5:22:25 AM PDT by nuconvert

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1 posted on 08/24/2013 5:22:25 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Lee Smith is a tool

Assad did not launch that attack


2 posted on 08/24/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nuconvert

This assumes the al qaeda led rebels didn’t launch their own chemical attack on their own people to blame Assad.

We don’t know.

They train their own people to blow themselves up. They put women and children in harm’s way to blame their deaths on Israel. There isn’t any tactic beneath them.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 5:25:49 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: nuconvert

Maybe Obama meant ‘calculus’ in this sense: “A calculus (plural calculi) is a stone (a concretion of material, usually mineral salts) that forms in an organ or duct of the body.”


4 posted on 08/24/2013 5:26:44 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: nuconvert

“What makes it unprecedented is less the violent furies raging across the region than the fact the commander in chief has to an unprecedented degree weakened America’s hand and sullied America’s reputation. With all his empty talk, the president who says he does not bluff has made America’s word cheap. “


5 posted on 08/24/2013 5:26:56 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: yldstrk
funny gifs
6 posted on 08/24/2013 5:29:10 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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7 posted on 08/24/2013 5:30:47 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: yldstrk

That is the narrative the MSM is sticking to. “Chemical weapons used, has to have been Assad.” BS. I belive it was the Muslim Brotherhood.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 5:32:13 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: txrangerette

“We don’t know.”

I agree.
The “rebels” have become a conglomeration of various factions.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend


9 posted on 08/24/2013 5:32:32 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Wow... this article jumps from one leftist lie to the other.


10 posted on 08/24/2013 5:33:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: yldstrk

Everything I have heard supports your claim.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 5:33:21 AM PDT by edcoil ("Thoughts become things - Think good ones")
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To: nuconvert

It jumps over nuggets of truth... propaganda.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 5:34:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

There were mineral concretions as big as basketballs in coal seams I once mined. I hate to tell you what we called them...


13 posted on 08/24/2013 5:35:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: yldstrk

just too, too convenient, wasn’t it?

as if Assad and Putin wanted to challenge obama and brennan to up their game when their operations already are in the process of imploding all over the middle east


14 posted on 08/24/2013 5:37:22 AM PDT by silverleaf (uite a coinky dink)
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To: nuconvert

So far as I can tell, no motive has been put forward for the attack.

The dead lived in Damascus suburbs. What was their politics? Were the merely chosen to die and are innocent of strong stated allegiance to either side? Who would benefit from the deaths?


15 posted on 08/24/2013 5:38:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: listenhillary

lol


16 posted on 08/24/2013 5:49:48 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: yldstrk

Who knows?
Iran, Hezbollah now running Syria: opposition
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/08/18/iran-hezbollah-now-running-syria-opposition/


17 posted on 08/24/2013 5:53:47 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bert

This area of Damascus has been attack before.

From the article:
“For months, the regime has been shelling these neighborhoods northeast of Damascus, explains Tony Badran, research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 6:00:11 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Thanks for that, I missed it


19 posted on 08/24/2013 6:04:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: yldstrk

The Weekly Standard never met a military intervention they did not like. I consider them mostly a paper to the rinos like John McCain. They still support the ridiculous ideas of ‘democracy’ in the Middle East...even after it has proven a disaster everywhere it has been tried so far. You cannot promote a pure democracy(mob rule) in a region that has no civil society or structures in place to insure the rights of the minorities. The whole thing is a fools errand at this point, as all we are doing in the ‘Arab Spring’ is facilitating a Muslim Brotherhood and Alqeada caliphate throughout the region. That is not in the strategic interests of this country. PERIOD.

Insanity.


20 posted on 08/24/2013 6:20:42 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: nuconvert

Can’t tell the players without a program...
Don’t believe either side.


21 posted on 08/24/2013 6:22:44 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: nuconvert

Does anyone outside of the Beltway and NY City believe anything written in the Standard?

A pox on all of the so called political experts on both sides who live in or around the Beltway or in NY City.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 6:27:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
There were mineral concretions as big as basketballs in coal seams I once mined. I hate to tell you what we called them...

Don't tease us, tell us what you called them.

23 posted on 08/24/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I’d be banned from FR if I did...


24 posted on 08/24/2013 7:01:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: nuconvert
The “rebels” have become a conglomeration of various factions.

Rebels, eh? It's hard to keep up with the terminology de joure. You got your activists and then you got your insurgents.

Anything but murdering jihadist maniacs, I guess.

25 posted on 08/24/2013 7:24:27 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: P.O.E.

When the POTUS words become cheap........the world becomes a dangerous place.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 8:02:08 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Conspiracy Guy
“Chemical weapons used, has to have been Assad.”

If our media was around back in 1939, they would have said Germany attacked Poland in self-defense.

27 posted on 08/24/2013 8:04:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nuconvert

Rebels been rebels since I don’t know when.


28 posted on 08/24/2013 8:05:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
There were mineral concretions as big as basketballs in coal seams I once mined. I hate to tell you what we called them...

Nowadays the term certainly wouldn't have the word "Republican" in it.

29 posted on 08/24/2013 8:09:48 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: yldstrk
Assad did not launch that attack

What proof do you have to back up that statement?

Look, I frankly don't know who used those chemical weapons. All I know is, it's clear chemical weapons were in fact used.

Whether one backs Assad or the so-called "rebels" (read that" al-qaeda and al-qaeda backed groups) to me is irrelevant. America has no national interest in what's going on in Syria, period.

Israel is more than capable of handling whatever spills over into their borders, so I'm not worried about them.

Much as it pains me to have seen video of small children dead, and those who remain(ed) alive up to a few days ago wretching and foaming at the mouth, the reality is Syria's civil war is none of our business.

Period.

The only reason it may be any of our business at all is because Obama in perpetual dumb-ass mode made a bunch of statements he couldn't back up and proved to the rest of the world what we already knew: he's a weak, ineffectual liberal/socialist/marxist/fascist jackwagon who happens to be sitting in the White House.

One day that will end. Then we can begin rebuilding America's rightful position in the world and then ... only then .... will crap like what's going on in Syria stop.

The world's petulant turd-world dictators only seem to act up when they perceive America as being weak. Assad is nothing more than a petulant turd-world dictator.

30 posted on 08/24/2013 8:12:50 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Conspiracy Guy
That is the narrative the MSM is sticking to. “Chemical weapons used, has to have been Assad.” BS. I belive it was the Muslim Brotherhood.

I think either Assad or the muslim brotherhood were more than capable of pulling off that attack.

Assuming you're correct - what does that mean America's "role" in Syria is? What is our national interest in Syria? Fact is, neither party is a "friend" to the United States.

31 posted on 08/24/2013 8:15:02 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
always thought military intervention requires congressional approval

when did the USA become a dictatorship ?

I always thought a president would be impeached and removed from office for actions like Libya and now Syria,

32 posted on 08/24/2013 8:35:27 AM PDT by KTM rider (`1qq)
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To: nuconvert

I am not convinced Assad fired any chemical weapons. The rebels themselves could have done it, or staged it in order to garner sympathy.

Look, Saddam Hussein DID kill the Kurds with chemical weapons. He did it, was proud of it, and the liberals WINKED and nodded...so I don’t buy the notion that the Clown is itching to stop some Islamofascist kook in Syria.


33 posted on 08/24/2013 8:47:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: listenhillary

that is awesome.


34 posted on 08/24/2013 8:48:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

spell it but leave out the vowels.


35 posted on 08/24/2013 8:49:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nuconvert

If there was such an attack, I don’t care who did it. The only message we should be sending those 6th century savages in the middle east is “screw with us again and we use our nukes”. Once a couple of their crap hole cities go up in balls of nuclear fire they’ll calm down for another few centuries.


36 posted on 08/24/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: nuconvert

We’re talking about a person (Obama) whose primary job was to do two things: bribe and intimidate.

That description is for a: COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

If you check out what community organizers do, you find that they don’t “govern” .. they organize marches on employers .. make demands (some demands so outrageous it puts the company [or country] out of business). Now, that’s really smart isn’t it .. while they’re busy intimidating the company, they don’t seem to realize they are destroying the livlihood for the majority of the people they’re organizing to march against the company. Hmmmm ..?? Isn’t that what we see in America today. The company [country] is in a sad state .. and all it’s citizens are out of work.

I worked for an electronics company in Silicon Valley. I was priviledged to know some of the people who started these companies. The unions tried and tried to get into the original companies, but they couldn’t. The people who owned Silicon Valley companies at that time were determined to keep the unions out. They succeeded for many years. And, Silicon Valley went wild.

Now, Silicon Valley is the mecca for the UNIONS. Funny thing, Silicon Valley has not thrived the way it could have mainly because it costs so much to keep the unions happy that you cannot expand your business .. and so they do nothing.

I’m glad I don’t live and work there anymore.

The unions have destroyed California; I hope they’re happy with their legacy .. over 4 million people have left the state.


37 posted on 08/24/2013 9:03:54 AM PDT by CyberAnt (AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

It was a two part word.
The second part was “-heads.”


38 posted on 08/24/2013 9:08:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: nuconvert

Assad is not stupid enough to commit national suicide to kill a few hundred people. This is a false flag. It’s appearance is the same as the mushroom cloud over Iraq. Assad’s enemies want us to die for their cause. It’s just the sucking sound to bring us in. Obama’s red line was just an excuse to get involved. The country is in for another Bush war. God help us.


39 posted on 08/24/2013 9:16:56 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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I always thought a president would be impeached and removed from office for actions like Libya and now Syria,

Not Herr Obama!! But you already knew that...

40 posted on 08/24/2013 9:17:50 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

I totally agree


41 posted on 08/24/2013 9:18:08 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: usconservative

we have no role in Syria and it should stay that way


42 posted on 08/24/2013 9:19:14 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Good afternoon.

Assad did not launch that attack

That's what the Russian foreign minister stated day before yesterday.

I'm sorry to say this, but at this point in time, I would believe Putin before I would believe 0bama. Sad.

5.56mm

43 posted on 08/24/2013 9:21:17 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: txrangerette

I do not think the people murdered were necessarily the rebels ‘own people’. Many of the rebel factions aren’t even from Syria. Plus the main General that had defected has-if I remember correctly-been killed recently.


44 posted on 08/24/2013 9:21:32 AM PDT by Kalam (<: The answer is 42 :>)
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To: bert

My response to txrangerette agrees with your assessment. I also added the point that the defecting General from Syria had been killed recently.


45 posted on 08/24/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT by Kalam (<: The answer is 42 :>)
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To: nuconvert

I agree.


46 posted on 08/24/2013 9:24:44 AM PDT by Kalam (<: The answer is 42 :>)
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To: M Kehoe

me too


47 posted on 08/24/2013 9:41:44 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dfwgator

yes you’re right


48 posted on 08/24/2013 10:13:43 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: usconservative

Our role is to stay out of the matter entirely.


49 posted on 08/24/2013 10:14:24 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
That is the narrative the MSM is sticking to. “Chemical weapons used, has to have been Assad.” BS. I belive it was the Muslim Brotherhood.

French and Israeli sources are indicating that the attack was from one of the three chemical weapons depots in Syria. Satellites picked up a frenzy of activity at the base commanded by Assad's brother, approximately 1/2 hour before the attack. There seems to be very little doubt amongst intelligence agencies about who is responsible for this attack. We don't have video, so we can't know, conclusively, but all things are pointing at Assad. Some of the Israeli and French sources are saying it is the fulfilment of Assad's promise to use chemical weapons if/when outside countries became in his civil war. It is claimed that the attack was in response to the first group of American trained rebels entering the country. I don't think we should be involved in this mess, but it is hard now, that Obama has gone and shot of his mouth about red lines. Its almost like we don't have a choice, but we could limit our response to a dozen cruise missiles or something similar.
50 posted on 08/24/2013 11:15:28 AM PDT by krogers58
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