Skip to comments.US builds case for Syria strikes
Posted on 08/26/2013 5:06:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The United States Monday built a humanitarian and legal case for military action against Syria, rooted in the proposition that an "undeniable" chemical attack had shattered international codes of war.
Obama has spent months trying to avoid being sucked into a war which has killed at least 100,000 people, after extracting US troops from Iraq, and as he brings them home from Afghanistan.
His defenders point out he is hardly a reluctant commander-in-chief: He leads a ruthless drone war worldwide and risked his presidency to kill Osama bin Laden.
But his instincts are to avoid new foreign quagmires and he built his political career on raging against "dumb wars."
A Syrian campaign would also threaten Obama's chosen legacy -- one of ending wars, not of opening new fronts.
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Building a case the American people don’t want and that Congress characteristically just snoozes through.
John “Did you know I served in Vietnam” Kerry was very long on presumptions and even more short on details and facts in his presser.
It is clear to me, that the Islamic extremist rebels are just as apt to have used the chemicals to pull the US and others into the fight...and the critical question there is where did they get the chemical weapons they are using.
Think Libya...think Benghazi.
Walking Al Quida in Benghazi
Obummer can’t build a case for anything. He is making noise however. That he’s good at.
Obama wants to go in and get those WMDs because he wants to remove the Made In Iraq stickers. Damn lying liberals. Bush was honest and right about the WMDs.
Executing your job as CIC is apparently risky in some writers minds.
Gut the military, but get us into war. That is our government.
This moronic naif is going to get us into a shooting war with Russia, and Russia has no rules of engagement. Russia fights no-holds-barred.
Obama is insane.
Ensure that we fail in our mission. So no one of any quality would want to enter our military. Lower the quality. Force the draft to be “more fair” like Rangel says. No more volunteer army if they are destined to be forced to fail on all levels. Cloward Piven, systemic destruction.
The thought of these great peacenicks leading us into WWIII just makes me throw up in my mouth a little...
Obama has spent months trying to avoid being sucked into a war...
Gee, how did I miss that?
What a load of malarky.
DON,T DO IT.
Who used the gas? who used the gas? Who used the gas? I think it was undeniable it WAS NOT THE GOVERNMENT!!! IT WAS THE AL QAEDA!! Just show me the absolute proof before we violate international law!! And I don’t know if anyone has noticed— THE RUSSIANS ARE THERE.
He is relishing the chance to help the rebels kill more Christians.
King Barry will just ram it through, like the health insurance tax unwanted by anyone except those exempt from it.
Screw him and the unicorn he rode in on. POS.
“....risked his presidency to kill Osama bin Laden.”
He was declared a hero by the MSM who singlehandedly pursued, cornered, killed Osama and then buried him at sea.
And it will be ALL Bush’s Fault.
Love how everyone is rushing to build an attack plan on Syria when we dont even know if chemical weapons were used.
While I am not expert, the pictures I have seen do not match any known chemical agent. It all looks staged to me. The most likely chemical agent they would use would be Sarin but nobody is wearing protective gear and Sarin spreads easily and remains in the environment. Those going in to recover victims would be exposed and symptoms would be more wide spread. Not only is nobody wearing protective gear, the bodies do not show signs of convulsions, skin lesions, burns, vomiting, or muscle spasms. Are we to believe they were washed, treated, and redressed in their formerly chemical infected clothing?
Do we have anyone with more knowledge on chemical weapons that can comment and provide more detail. Ive been going through the list of known agents looking for pictures of victims and information. We know Syria has Sarin and Mustard. The mustard gas pics are pretty horrific and show obvious signs of its use. Sarin hangs around and recovering and storing exposed corpses could further infect others. If it was concentrated enough to kill these people in their sleep in their homes, how did they get through the Sarin to recover the bodies? Sarin vaporizes easily and its heavier than air properties ensure it literally sticks around.
It's a fact the radical Islamists have become adept at staging massacres and promoting them thru the gullible Western media.
Usually, closer inspection and expert knowledge reveals them to be fakes -- but, by then, the damage has been done.
Racak, in the Kosovo War, was a prime example.
Muslims killing muslims with no US GI casualties. What more could we ask for?
Apparently, it is too much to ask.
I was thinking that my prayers had been answered.
How does it make sense for Assad to bring the full force of the US and NATO down on him when he is barely hanging on to his regime as it is, all for killing a hundred or so civilians when that is easily done with butcher knives in a single evening, and no one would care. Makes no sense at all.
America, Britain, and France. WHY?
Sorry those people died, but if AQ takes over, it will be Americans who are gassed next.
When these people stop killing each other they turn their attention to killing Jews and Americans.