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David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons
BBC ^ | 29.08.13 | BBC

Posted on 08/29/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT by Zajko

British MPs have voted against possible military action against Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons.

David Cameron said it was clear the British Parliament does not want action and "I will act accordingly".

The government motion was defeated 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; bhomiddleeast; cameron; iran; randsconcerntrolls; syria; uk; uktroops; waronterror
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Cameron loses vote in parliament to authorise UK military action in Syria.
1 posted on 08/29/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT by Zajko
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To: Zajko

WOW!!!


2 posted on 08/29/2013 2:40:27 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Zajko

Hell of a coalition Obama has put together.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 2:41:06 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

BUMP


4 posted on 08/29/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Zajko

Wait - he actually asked Parliament? Too bad the Brits have that pesky representative government thing there instead of the monarchy we have in the United States, where 0bama doesn’t have to ask anybody.


5 posted on 08/29/2013 2:41:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Zajko

Zero is going to need an underwear change now.


6 posted on 08/29/2013 2:42:10 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Williams

Hey, he still has the Bro-Hood of murdering thugs on his side.


7 posted on 08/29/2013 2:42:19 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: Williams

I guess Cameron’s parliament didn’t go for the Obama “photo-opp”


8 posted on 08/29/2013 2:42:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Yeah. A leader that listens to his lawmakers.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 2:42:47 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Billthedrill

” he actually asked Parliament? “

Obama is probably thinking that he sure as hell is not gonna make that mistake.

It might be too late for him to back down now without losing face.


10 posted on 08/29/2013 2:43:55 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Zajko

This was a shock, almost unthinkable at the start of the day.

I’m glad, and Cameron now has suffered huge embarrassment. I’m not sure anything like this has ever happened in our parliament, at least in recent history (last hundred years)....I could be wrong however.


11 posted on 08/29/2013 2:44:51 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Zajko

272 British MPs voted for action in Syria? That’s actually scary.


12 posted on 08/29/2013 2:46:07 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Billthedrill

The ironic part is the Britain does not have a written constitution and the US does.


13 posted on 08/29/2013 2:46:13 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: UKrepublican

Should a no-confidence vote be next?


14 posted on 08/29/2013 2:46:13 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: Zajko
Ted Cruz posted this earlier today


15 posted on 08/29/2013 2:46:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Williams
Hell of a coalition Obama has put together.

Actually, Obama was being pressured by Cameron and Holland to act. He was leading from behind. I suspect Obama will back down and not act "unilaterally." He will point to the UK vote and recent remarks from France that they must determine who initiated the chemical attack.

Obama is made to look like a fool again on the world stage. So much for firing a shot across the bow of Syria.

16 posted on 08/29/2013 2:47:27 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Williams

The UN report hasn’t even come out and Obama and Cameron want to
start lobbing missiles into Syria.

Where is John Boehner? Where is Eric Cantor? Where is Mitch McConnell?

Why isn’t congress being recalled to vote on this farce?


17 posted on 08/29/2013 2:48:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Zajko

Oops.


18 posted on 08/29/2013 2:49:17 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Publius

In my biased opinion yes, but in reality he will limp on until the next election where he will perform very badly.

If UKIP do well enough next year at European elections, he could be ousted, and for the record they were the only of the main parties to oppose action.


19 posted on 08/29/2013 2:49:20 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: tennmountainman

bttt


20 posted on 08/29/2013 2:50:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: UKrepublican

Damn. I wanted to see the government fall.


21 posted on 08/29/2013 2:50:12 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: UKrepublican

I guess this might be a stupid question, but when a vote fails like this, does that mean the government has to resign or elections are called?


22 posted on 08/29/2013 2:50:40 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: kabar

Even the French attack poodles have returned to their kennel.


23 posted on 08/29/2013 2:50:57 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“It might be too late for him to back down now without losing face.”

This media darling dumbass could stumble us right in to WW3.

Putin is slinging his schlong in the Media Messiah’s face right now.


24 posted on 08/29/2013 2:51:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Williams
Hell of a coalition Obama has put together.

Payback for snubbing the entire British nation as soon as he took office in 2009.

This might be the year little arrogant Obie gets his comeupance.


25 posted on 08/29/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Billthedrill

Well, lets not give Obama ALL the blame.

Bonehead could recall congress to vote. One way or another.
After all, the GOP controls the house.

Where is Waldo Bonehead? In a bar or tanning salon?


26 posted on 08/29/2013 2:52:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
I found this sentence in the article revealing:

"The well of public opinion was well and truly poisoned by the Iraq episode and we need to understand the public skepticism," Cameron said.

Blame it on Bush!

27 posted on 08/29/2013 2:53:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Zajko

Its great for the British Parliament to show the way to our Illustrious Fearless Nobel Peace Prize Winner; the question still remains, will he activate his Al-Qaida Air Force or not?


28 posted on 08/29/2013 2:53:13 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: tennmountainman

Boner is probably on the Golf Course with Obummer..


29 posted on 08/29/2013 2:53:21 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: tennmountainman

Bonehead needs to be replaced by a Ted Cruz-type in the House. Surely there is one?


30 posted on 08/29/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: C210N
will he activate his Al-Qaida Air Force or not?

It's hardly my U.S. Air Force anymore, as our 'Resident has decimated it and feminized it with his social "experimentation".

31 posted on 08/29/2013 2:55:05 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: VanDeKoik

It is quite common for governments to lose votes, but it doesn’t mean the government is to fall, normally if they fail to get parts of their election manifesto through parliament it can result in the government falling, but no always so.

Make no mistake, this is a huge embarrassment that will be remembered for a very long time over here.


32 posted on 08/29/2013 2:55:20 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Was this not a government motion?

Why was it not (also) a confidence vote?


33 posted on 08/29/2013 2:55:21 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Zajko

It makes no sense to pick sides in this conflict.

I could, however, be talked into military action that levels ALL of Syria (or, even better, the entire Muslim world).


34 posted on 08/29/2013 2:55:31 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: UKrepublican
I’m not sure anything like this has ever happened in our parliament, at least in recent history (last hundred years)

Asking for a declaration war and getting told no by Parliament? I don't think that's happened since James II.

35 posted on 08/29/2013 2:55:37 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Publius

Me too!


36 posted on 08/29/2013 2:56:12 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Zajko
David Cameron said it was clear the British Parliament does not want action and "I will act accordingly".

These two pro-sodomy clowns are the worst duo in modern history.

Compare them to two BRILLIANT leaders:

Back in the 1980s, American and Britain had two strong and moral leaders.

Today, it is the exact opposite.

37 posted on 08/29/2013 2:56:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ConservativeMan55

The Brits take it seriously enough to have a vote, yet our congress
don’t take time out of their busy recess to even have a vote?

Throw the bums out! Especially Bonehead.


38 posted on 08/29/2013 2:56:26 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

” Bonehead needs to be replaced by a Ted Cruz-type in the House. Surely there is one?”

Not in sight.


39 posted on 08/29/2013 2:56:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Zajko

"I win again. I always win."

40 posted on 08/29/2013 2:57:26 PM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: Iron Munro

Indeed Obama has snubbed and insulted our British allies from day 1.


41 posted on 08/29/2013 2:58:20 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Zajko

Has anyone heard from the blubbering cheeto lately? Or is he still sending letters?


42 posted on 08/29/2013 2:59:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Jim Noble

It was but not a confidence vote by definition.

The last time there was a motion of no confidence was apparently in 1979! A good few years before I was born!

Normally, the threat of a leadership vote of no confidence as in what happened to Thatcher (causing her to resign) and was threatened of Blair, Brown and Cameron to varying degrees can cause a leader to resign or stand for their position.


43 posted on 08/29/2013 2:59:59 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Zajko

Boom.


44 posted on 08/29/2013 3:01:23 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: tennmountainman
Why isn’t congress being recalled to vote on this farce?

I have no answer to that question so I'm going to repeat it.

WHERE THE HELL IS CONGRESS?

45 posted on 08/29/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Ken H
"I win again. I always win."

He'll be dead when this is over and done with. They're just fighting over who gets to off him. I think he's in Iran right now. "Visiting."

46 posted on 08/29/2013 3:05:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: Zajko
Wow, the Brits really dealt some payback for his disses. Now, Barry looks like a total fool. He promised to act if Syria used chemical weapons, but has no backing from our allies and can't get a UN resolution. Betcha he couldn't even get a resolution through the Democrat Senate.

I know it's bad for America to have a President who looks this weak and foolish, but right now I'm enjoying a heapin' helpin' of Schadenfreude.

47 posted on 08/29/2013 3:05:26 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: UKrepublican

A couple of things. First off, kudos to Parliament. Second, methinks the guy sitting in the back of the room is getting the last laugh here on our arrogant POS president. Third, this guy is stupid enough and a marcicist enough to forge ahead anyway. If he does, he may get us involved in a WW over his arrogance and ego. Lastly, our steady as she goes Congress better take hold of this guy immediately and if they don’t, they better get the impeachment motions flying. I’d even be open to his excellency being brought up on international charges, after all, he has been rejected by the UN, a few allies like Britain, France and Germany already which seems to indicate why we have not heard anything from NATO on this matter. Public opinion for any action is below 10% too. What the hell is our Congress waiting for??


48 posted on 08/29/2013 3:05:44 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: cripplecreek

I got even money saying the reason the U.S. Senate is not debating this is because the know they don’t have the votes.


49 posted on 08/29/2013 3:05:58 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Zajko

Well, darn...


50 posted on 08/29/2013 3:06:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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