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Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’
national review ^ | August 27, 2013 | Sterling Beard

Posted on 08/27/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT by opentalk

... “So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich sarcastically asked The Hill.

He went on to warn against attempting to “minimize” an intervention by terming it a “targeted strike.” Such a strike, he said, would still constitute an act of war.

Kucinich also blasted the Obama administration for “rushing” into what he said could become a third world war, and he cast doubt on reports by rebels of governmental forces using chemical weapons. He declared that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “pretext.”

“The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered,” Kucinich said. “What does that tell you?”

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1 posted on 08/27/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

HAHA let’s see Cindy Sheehan chain herself to the WH fence.


2 posted on 08/27/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: opentalk

That’s what we were in Kosovo.


3 posted on 08/27/2013 4:10:24 PM PDT by DManA
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To: opentalk

Paying serious attention to lefty Kucinich is like asking a fish for a cigarette.


4 posted on 08/27/2013 4:10:43 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: opentalk
Kucinich also blasted the Obama administration for “rushing” into what he said could become a third world war, and he cast doubt on reports by rebels of governmental forces using chemical weapons. He declared that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “pretext.”

Gazoo has a blind squirrel moment?

5 posted on 08/27/2013 4:10:59 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

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6 posted on 08/27/2013 4:12:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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To: opentalk
Maybe, just maybe the first time I have ever agreed wit Dennis Kucinich about anything.
I will be praying for Obama
Psalm 109:8
7 posted on 08/27/2013 4:13:02 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Tupelo

I think Kerry,Clinton and the walrus-mustached Bolton should parachute in and use their deadly combat skills to take out Assad.


8 posted on 08/27/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: opentalk

I’m agreeing with Dennis?

Crap. Gotta check reality again.

Yup. We’d be bombing for Al Qaeda.

Sheesh, what a world.....


9 posted on 08/27/2013 4:16:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (No bombs for Al Qaeda in Syria!)
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10 posted on 08/27/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Tupelo
He's been consistent ...

Kucinich: Libya action ‘impeachable’

http://www.examiner.com/article/dennis-kucinich-calls-for-impeachment-of-obama-over-libya

11 posted on 08/27/2013 4:19:31 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

He might have something there (for once) as DNI Clapper came out today and stated the facts presented represented the “least possible untruths” of the matter.


12 posted on 08/27/2013 4:20:53 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: opentalk

Dennis Kucinich (may his donkey be struck by the plague) is actually, well...right on this one.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 4:21:53 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: DManA
"That’s what we were in Kosovo."


14 posted on 08/27/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: opentalk

So do something already!


15 posted on 08/27/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Iron Munro

The Russians never trusted us after that.


16 posted on 08/27/2013 4:23:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: opentalk
Hmmmm, can we hope for collateral damage of Al Qada?
17 posted on 08/27/2013 4:24:21 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Kucinich is a consistant voice against all of the US wars over the past few decades. Why do you think both parties were content with gerrymandering him out of his HOR seat, in favor of an Obama cheerleader who thinks her job is to hold gang summits?


18 posted on 08/27/2013 4:24:35 PM PDT by grania
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To: TurboZamboni

And who will fill the vacuum?


19 posted on 08/27/2013 4:24:52 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: grania

Yeah, despite Bwarny Fwanks best efforts, Marcy took ole Dennis down


20 posted on 08/27/2013 4:25:25 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: HollyB

Someone even dumber and broker than us hopefully.


21 posted on 08/27/2013 4:29:06 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: opentalk
I find myself agreeing with Kucinich and Gingrich in the same day. Well, when they're right, I'm not going to say they're wrong.

Mr. niteowl77

22 posted on 08/27/2013 4:30:41 PM PDT by niteowl77 ("There's nothing a vulture hates more than biting into a glass eye.")
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To: nascarnation

re: Kucinch’s district. They didn’t include hardly any of the west side of Cleveland suburbs that supported him.


23 posted on 08/27/2013 4:31:01 PM PDT by grania
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To: opentalk

Dennis is like a broken clock. He’s right twice a day.


24 posted on 08/27/2013 4:31:06 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: grania

Who was in charge of the redistricting?
Don’t Republicans hold big majorities in both the state House and Senate?


25 posted on 08/27/2013 4:32:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: opentalk

REALITY: We have NO friends in Syria!


26 posted on 08/27/2013 4:32:51 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: opentalk

There are very few Liberals out there who are honest and have integrity. Kucinich is one of them. He sticks to his guns no matter who is leading the way.


27 posted on 08/27/2013 4:32:53 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: opentalk
One thing about Dennis, he is consistent. In this case he is also correct! Like MOST situations the best move for the government is generally NO MOVE. Stay out of it. We have two sets of bad guys killing each other. Let’s see who wins and then we only have one set of crazies to kill!
28 posted on 08/27/2013 4:37:28 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: nascarnation
The Republicans were in charge of redistricting. What they did here is appalling and dumb. A lot of these Kucinich suburbs they gerrymandered away from him are wasted by being folded into the black district, to connect the minorities in Cleveland and Akron.

These are conservative towns. Kucinich is popular here, but they'd easily go for a conservative candidate. It looked like a deal to save a black district....just guessing.

29 posted on 08/27/2013 4:38:04 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Kucinich is a marxist, period. He only advocates things that advance the socialist/marxist agenda. Wars of liberation don’t advance marxism, only freedom (re Iraq - as Benjamin Franklin said, “We have given you freedom if you can keep it”. The Iraqis aren’t doing their part of the job.

Read Trevor Loudon’s new book (and its predecessor one) “The Enemies Within”. A lot on Kucinich’s marxist background and activities.

He has a nice smile, a trophy wife, and a Fox guest talking head gig, but he is still a hardcore leftist. Ocassionally he gets something right, like a broken clock does twice a day.

But as the old joke goes, “Lying in bed on Sunday yelling “Oh god, oh god” is not the same as going to church”.

Kucinich has made his marxist bed and continues to lie in it. And I have it on good advise that he is NOT going to join the Libertarian Party! And that’s a fact, Jack!


30 posted on 08/27/2013 4:38:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: grania

I owe Dennis some gratitude.
I got the heck out when he took Cleveland into default and never looked back.


31 posted on 08/27/2013 4:39:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: opentalk

Holy moley! Scary when Kucinich says something that I agree with.


32 posted on 08/27/2013 4:40:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: opentalk

Hey, my clock has stopped!


33 posted on 08/27/2013 4:42:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: opentalk
Kucinich also blasted the Obama administration for “rushing” into what he said could become a third world war

I hate to be the bearer of bad news Denis but we are already in the middle of World War III.

We have been since the Carter administration (at least).

Wahabbi Muslims have been waging war on 5 continents for at least 20 years. To me at least that constitutes a World War.

Don’t get me wrong I am not in favor of getting involved in Syria’s civil war. I say let them kill each other to their heart’s content and live in chaos for a few generations; perhaps they will have less inclination to sponsor terrorism if they are too busy killing their own.

However we should recognize that we are at war whether we like it or not; it is not a war of choice. The Islamist will attack us regardless of how we treat their home countries. They attack us because we are powerful and we are not Muslim. That combination of attributes offends their religious sensibilities. In their vision of cosmic justice only Muslim nations should be powerful. Non-Muslim countries by definition must be vassals of Muslim countries.

We will be at war with the Islamic fundamentalist until we totally destroy them or we are subjugated by them; there are no other choices. I personally prefer the former.

But in this particular case when your enemy is defeating himself stand aside at let him finish his work.

34 posted on 08/27/2013 4:44:15 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nascarnation

90% of the new district was in Marxist Marcy’s old district. It consists of MOST of East Toledo and a narrow band of the Lake Erie shore that runs abut the width of a street all the way to the West side of Cleveland. It is about 1/2 mile wide and 100 miles long.


35 posted on 08/27/2013 4:44:42 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Dennis came out very strongly against the IRS targeting Tea Party groups as well, so I can live with 2 times a day as long as he actively working to undo the good deed with massive havoc in other arenas.


36 posted on 08/27/2013 4:45:17 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: grania

Yep, the warmongers and party hacks are purging independents from Democrat Party. Meanwhile, the independent minded are taking over the Publican Party...(knock on wood)


37 posted on 08/27/2013 4:46:22 PM PDT by In Another Time... (Robert Wone, Hate Crime victim)
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To: grania

It wasn’t a deal, it is the law. Blacks MUST have protected districts. Part of the law. Only Conservative blacks are elected by white people. All the Liberal whites are racists!


38 posted on 08/27/2013 4:47:14 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tupelo

I don’t think I could pray anything else, either.


39 posted on 08/27/2013 4:47:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: opentalk

Egad. I’m with Kucinich on this one and I found myself agreeing with Noam Chomsky last night. Somebody please shoot me. BTT


40 posted on 08/27/2013 4:49:22 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: opentalk

Golly! Sometimes Koo Koo gets it right!


41 posted on 08/27/2013 4:50:17 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: niteowl77
I find myself agreeing with Kucinich and Gingrich in the same day.

And Bill Maher too.

Bill Maher On Syria: "We're Basically Arming Al Qaeda"

Well, when they're right, I'm not going to say they're wrong.

Me neither.

42 posted on 08/27/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
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To: opentalk

STRIKE ME DOWN WITH A FEATHER!!! I entirely agree with him.


43 posted on 08/27/2013 4:58:22 PM PDT by libstripper (Mine's)
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To: opentalk

Stopped Clock, meet Blind Squirrel. Share the acorns.


44 posted on 08/27/2013 5:00:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
Lebanese historian Kamal Salibi was right: "Great powers should never get involved in the politics of small tribes" Arab-Israeli peace or democracy in Iraq...WE cannot want it more than they do.
45 posted on 08/27/2013 5:02:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: opentalk
I wonder if Code Pink would be interested in this particular war? They don't seem to mind Afghanistan, or the little war in the Arabian Peninsula.

Maybe they might take a liking to this one?

I crack me up...

5.56mm

46 posted on 08/27/2013 5:09:22 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Darn, forgot Libya. Senior moment I guess...

5.56mm

47 posted on 08/27/2013 5:10:20 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: opentalk

He’s right.


48 posted on 08/27/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks opentalk.


49 posted on 08/27/2013 5:27:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
Picture on Drudge above article headline....
DOES OBAMA KNOWS HE'S FIGHTING ON AL-QAEDA'S SIDE?


50 posted on 08/27/2013 5:27:56 PM PDT by opentalk
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