Skip to comments.Pentagon Canít Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds
Posted on 08/30/2013 6:34:53 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose
Congressional leaders decry lack of clear military objective.
However, estimates of the limited-duration strike are expected to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The secretary indicated that the administration would consult with Congress on the cost of exercising a potential military option, but specific dollar amounts werent discussed, a senior defense official when asked about the funding shortfalls.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated in a July 19 letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, that larger-scale military operations would cost hundreds of millions or billions, depending on the number of forces and the duration of the operations.
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There might be a clue here, good article.
Sounds like the perfect excuse for 0bama to call off his strike on Syria. How convenient. How’s the funding of Food Stamps going? No problem? Yeah, no problem! As a matter of fact, 0bama PROMOTES Food Stamps, 0bamaphones, etc..
Would that be the missiles that are on our warships that are now sitting out there in the Gulf? Are we sure there are any missiles on those warships or are our guys just sitting ducks?
I’m sure the issue of our not even having the money to protect our allies is a real confidence builder.
What the H has that idiot gotten us into now.
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Obama would like to set off some fireworks, but cut the budget for them. So he’ll set fire to the barn to enjoy the spectacle. Consequences of cutting the military and spending our money on welfare cheats. Is he finding out now that it takes money and time to build and deploy those missiles? Wow is he destroying our country ever so quickly!
Did obama know this :going in?
Will we ever KNOW?
Actually, sounds like the excuse the elites need to end sequester.
PBS begging ping!
line up to get your coffee mug!
I know for sure the submarines have missiles. There was a parade of them that left Groton this week.
No money to bomb another country?!
Can’t have that!
Time for the Fed to print up another couple trillion fake dineros! Rush rush rush!
“Will we ever KNOW?”
With this government, we will keep getting smoke and mirrors. Then more mirrors and lies!
My bet is a few things have been lost track of.
I agree! If the order comes I hope it gets lost in translation.
We MUST raise the debt limit!
“Are we sure there are any missiles on those warships or are our guys just sitting ducks?”
I hope they have missiles, and a miracle. Assad has the latest anti-ship missiles from Russia (nothing to laugh at), and he has nothing to loose if he takes out American assets (ships). Russia, Iran, Iraq, and China will side with him. After that most of the other middle east countries that are tired of us being a bully, will join the club.
If President Obama bombs Syria in any way, we loose. this is also the president that gave the Russians all of our missile locations.
On a personal note, I am wondering if this president’s original aim was to destroy the United States? Based on all that has happened in the international community since he took office, there is a strong case.
Does this President want everyone dead, or starving? He is making suicidal decisions.
And he has no care for the average American, whether a government employee or in the private sector, everyone will be affected by the albatross he’s creating...
See post 15!
It sounds like a damn good reason to defund O'bomberCare.
“I am wondering if this presidents original aim was to destroy the United States?”
uh...you DO know that he is lead by Iranian born Valerie Jarrett, and Soros (who collapsed the British pound) right?
You DO know he’s implementing the Cloward/Piven Strategy of collapsing the system, right? (think EBT cards, even for Mexicans-—in MEXICO—and the never ending printing of money we can’t back up)
He’s ruining the best healthcare in the world...uh, yeah—he has always PLANNED to destroy America. He HATES America.
“Must Seek Additional Funds”-
They should ask Benghazi Barry—I’m SURE he has a “stash” hidden away for his next vacation.
Prophecy for the Day:
MY bookeeper has told ME that I cant afford to go to war this time” Barack Obama AUgust 30 2013
On a personal note, I am wondering if this presidents original aim was to destroy the United States?”
Thanks for your insightful comments. I don’t know what his goal really is. It’s almost as if our country were just an experiment to him - like, let’s see if I do this what happens? IMO, if we fire on Syria, all of our warships over there are sitting ducks and our once mighty Navy will suffer tremendous losses. I don’t think anyone truly knows how well equipped our armed forces are any more and how quickly they could be mobilized. I certainly don’t want us to be in a position to find out.
I’ve lived through a number of wars and conflicts including WWII, although I was quite small during that time. Also lost some friends and family members in some of these conflicts. But I understood what we were fighting for and I never had such a sense of fear before. Just have to keep remembering that God is on our side and I pray every day that he will keep our guys safe and not let those in DC do anything stupid.
I am aware of all of these things, and more.
The Pentagon has missiles; it does not have money to replace them.
There might be a clue here.
Yes: to fire missiles without replacing them is a way to reduce U.S. forces.