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Sen. Lindsey Graham Wants Aggressive U.S. Strike in Syria
McClatchy ^ | August 30, 2013 | James Rosen

Posted on 08/31/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Friday for a strong U.S. response to last week’s use of chemical weapons outside Damascus, urging multiple missile strikes aimed at destroying Syrian President Bashar Assad’s major military assets and rendering him largely powerless.

While Graham, in a statement with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, said the attack could be done “in a limited way, without boots on the ground,” the breadth of the two Republican senators’ suggested action would significantly increase U.S. involvement in a two-year civil war in Syria that has left 100,000 people dead and sent 1 million refugees into neighboring countries.

“The goal of military action in Syria should be to shift the balance of power on the battlefield against Assad and his forces,” the senators said. “The United States, together with our friends and allies, should take out Assad’s air power, ballistic missiles, command and control, and other significant military targets, and we should dramatically increase our efforts to train and arm moderate Syrian opposition forces.”

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Hopefully all the neocons in congress will soon be exposed...
1 posted on 08/31/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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2 posted on 08/31/2013 11:44:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

FULG!!


3 posted on 08/31/2013 11:45:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“The United States, together with our friends and allies...”

Pfffffffffffffft!

Whom might that be?


4 posted on 08/31/2013 11:46:13 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What psychological shortcoming is there with these French Republicans that they want to aggress heavily and squander military assets in a time of scarcity when there is nothing to be gained? What military contractor must be HQ’ed in SC?


5 posted on 08/31/2013 11:46:16 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t think this is a neocon issue.

The way I understand it, neocons require that a NATIONAL INTEREST be at stake for a strike, and that would include a pre-emptive strike.

John Kerry, by his own admission “knew” that chemical weapon personnel were on the ground in Syria near a rebel population. But John Kerry and his clown hero did nothing.

There was no pre-emptive strike (because)
there is no national interest.

I don’t think Miss Graham is spouting neocon philosophy here...she is spouting her own brand of stupidity.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 11:47:15 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Of course he did. He is Sen. al Qaeda2 (GOP).

US Open borders. NO problem for Graham.

MANPADs to al Qaeda. NO problem for Graham.

SAMs to MB/al Qaeda. NO problem for Graham.

Sarin for al Qaeda. NO problem for Graham.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 11:48:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: BarnacleCenturion

We really should send McCain in a Skyhawk, with Graham in the back seat, on a one-way mission over Damascus.


8 posted on 08/31/2013 11:49:17 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

9 posted on 08/31/2013 11:50:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Sweet Lindsey will soon have a chance to put his feelings in vote,
because a vote is coming. More amo for his challengers. Push the yes vote
hard and often Sweet Lindsey.


10 posted on 08/31/2013 11:52:32 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: VanDeKoik

Chad? Nah, they is with the bad boys.....wait, so are we.....never mind.


11 posted on 08/31/2013 11:52:45 AM PDT by Shady (It is called LIBERTY...Freedom linked to Responsibility. Any questions?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

John Kerry, by his own admission “knew” that chemical weapon personnel were on the ground in Syria near a rebel population. But John Kerry and his clown hero did nothing.

**********
Kerry is down for the count on this one too. He put it all on the line yesterday for Obama only to watch him back down 24 hours later. If Kerry had any integrity or dignity he’d resign. But we all know there’s no chance of that.


12 posted on 08/31/2013 11:53:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: dfwgator

Wow! That picture sums it up!


13 posted on 08/31/2013 11:53:47 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Starboard

Looks like Kerry got “Stuck in Syria.”


14 posted on 08/31/2013 11:53:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BarnacleCenturion
"Strike" Syria? What could go wrong?


15 posted on 08/31/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Graham, McCain etc want your son or daughter to spill their blood on Syrian soil and have you pay for it so they can score political brownie points.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 11:54:59 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Let Allah sort it out.


17 posted on 08/31/2013 11:55:25 AM PDT by relentlessly
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To: Zhang Fei
McCain in a Skyhawk,

McCain used to get lost quite frequently during his "flying career." This is a guy who got lost over the Chesapeake, and you expect him to find Damascus?

John never did master the yanking and banking thing.

18 posted on 08/31/2013 11:55:35 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: relentlessly

Amen!


19 posted on 08/31/2013 11:57:05 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: VanDeKoik
I know that bombing Syria is wrong since it is supported by fools like Graham, Mccain, Kerry, Biden and Obomba.
20 posted on 08/31/2013 11:58:06 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
This unmarried homo douchebag with no children is up for relection next November.

Gets his jollies by agitating to send other peoples kids to war to die for no legitimate reason.

Won't be long until he's booted out by the good people of S.C.

21 posted on 08/31/2013 11:59:02 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Graham is a frothy hawk... Don’t blame his state.


22 posted on 08/31/2013 12:01:05 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: VanDeKoik
“The United States, together with our friends and allies...”

Pfffffffffffffft!

Whom might that be?

Iran. North Korea. A few others. It's nice to make new friends, isn't it?

23 posted on 08/31/2013 12:01:40 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Of course she does.
24 posted on 08/31/2013 12:01:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I don’t think this is a neocon issue”

Yes it is. And they are all coming out:

Charles Krauthammer: “We heard Carney say this isn’t about regime change. Well then, it’s a pointless exercise. If it’s going to be an attack, what it should be aimed at, as General Keane was explaining, having the objective of weakening the regime, of stopping Assad who is now winning this war, and giving the rebels a chance of winning or weakening Assad.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/08/27/krauthammer_pointless_exercise_if_attack_on_syria_isnt_about_regime_change.html

Regime change.. sounds familiar?


25 posted on 08/31/2013 12:02:31 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I just wrote my Congressman a “Vote no to Attacking Syria” letter.


26 posted on 08/31/2013 12:05:10 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Charles Krauthammer: “We heard Carney say this isn’t about regime change. Well then, it’s a pointless exercise. If it’s going to be an attack, what it should be aimed at, as General Keane was explaining, having the objective of weakening the regime, of stopping Assad who is now winning this war, and giving the rebels a chance of winning or weakening Assad.”

I think that proves my point, doesn't it? The clown even says if there is a strike, it won't be for regime change....and CK says that is the only kind of strike that would be acceptable. Lindsey is off the reservation if she is calling for regime change, because even her friend Obama isn't calling for that.

Additionally, no one has indicated any national interest in such an action except for the clown's general "save my face" interest.

Has CK given a national interest? All I see from the quote is that CK is indicating Obama's position and attitude is exceedingly stupid.

27 posted on 08/31/2013 12:06:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Just say NO.


28 posted on 08/31/2013 12:07:04 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Krauthammer wants the U.S. to fight Israel’s wars instead of Israel.


29 posted on 08/31/2013 12:07:15 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Good old Lindsey. Of course he wants an “aggressive strike on Syria, he has no vested interest. No son, daughter or grand child will be involved in combat operations. I remember
Graham in the House touting his army reserve status. Inferring to us what a great military mind he was. In reality, he was a f***ing lawyer. An Army lawyer, but a still a f***ing lawyer who would not get any closer to the guns than a congress critter tour through a safe zone.
30 posted on 08/31/2013 12:10:18 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
So, Lindsey Gramnesty wants to help the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF.
Don't go along with the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF's LIE about Syria.
There are several sources that have identified the source of the chemical attack came from Saudi Prince Bandar
and "the militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is linked to al-Qaida, announced
Remember, that's just one of many sources.


The Muslims are guilty of the chemical attack, not the Christians, and the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF knows it.
But the ARAB-KENYANand MUSLIM defiling the Oval Office doesn't care.
Barack Hussein Obama II, (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro) just want to turn Syria into another Muslim Brotherhood run country, and kill Christians.
It's just that simple!

If you want to AIR STRIKE someone, strike the GUILTY ONES, Saudia Arabia, and Saudi Prince Bandar, along with ALL the Muslim Brotherhood.
And strike the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF, while you're at it.
31 posted on 08/31/2013 12:11:11 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Kenny Bunk
I can't confirm this , but there was a story going around the fleet that during training in South Texas McCain got lost on a solo xcountry.
He landed at some podunk airport, but was too embarrassed to ask where he was.
He eventually noticed a coke machine that had the name of a local town
32 posted on 08/31/2013 12:11:14 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Kenny Bunk
I can't confirm this , but there was a story going around the fleet that during training in South Texas McCain got lost on a solo xcountry.
He landed at some podunk airport, but was too embarrassed to ask where he was.
He eventually noticed a coke machine that had the name of a local town
33 posted on 08/31/2013 12:13:33 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Friday for a strong U.S. response to last week’s use of chemical weapons outside Damascus, urging multiple missile strikes aimed at destroying Syrian President Bashar Assad’s major military assets and rendering him largely powerless.

This is insanity. All it will accomplish is allowing Al-Qaeda to have another home.

34 posted on 08/31/2013 12:14:56 PM PDT by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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“While Graham, in a statement with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz”

GEEZ!! — are these two ever apart??? They should just give up the pretense and go to a state where it is legal — Will it be grahammccain OR mccaingraham?


35 posted on 08/31/2013 12:17:22 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Then ‘ol limpey gramnesty should just load up and go do it himself.


36 posted on 08/31/2013 12:18:02 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Starboard

true dat.


37 posted on 08/31/2013 12:19:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Polyxene

38 posted on 08/31/2013 12:21:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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GEEZ!! — are these two ever apart???

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No Graham is McCain’s sock puppet. He has no thoughts of his own.


39 posted on 08/31/2013 12:22:09 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Zhang Fei

40 posted on 08/31/2013 12:22:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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LOL!! Love it!


41 posted on 08/31/2013 12:23:22 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
What military contractor must be HQ’ed in SC?

Would be interesting to see how much the defense industry is kicking Gayham's (and McCain's) way.
42 posted on 08/31/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: VanDeKoik

Who are those friends and allies?

The Sunni Wahhabis who run the monarchies in the Arabian peninsula and Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda have always been allied with the US in their mutual war against the Shi’ites and their allies, the Alawite dogs.

\sarc


43 posted on 08/31/2013 12:30:08 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Hacksaw

This is insanity.


Yep. This is Obamaworld and the usual republicrat stooges have their noses firmly embedded in Obama’s posterior once again failing to see where Comrade Chaos is taking us.


44 posted on 08/31/2013 12:30:26 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Robe

I’m sure having an Admiral for a daddy helped grease the wheels for him to graduate both Annapolis and flight school.


45 posted on 08/31/2013 12:32:08 PM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If Grahmnesty and McStain will go to Syria just before the attack I’ll agree to it. :=)


46 posted on 08/31/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Then Linsey should go over to the nearest base, get suited up, grab some weapons and ammo and go for it.


47 posted on 08/31/2013 12:34:47 PM PDT by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper

You missed the point of my post. Krauthammer and Kristol are known neocons and they are calling for regime change in Syria. Using the same arguments that they did for Iraq:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/regime-change_751465.html

You don’t seem to know what a neocon is, so I’ll help you out:

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoconservatism

http://conservapedia.com/Neoconservatism


48 posted on 08/31/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SoFloFreeper

I thought Lindsey was a man.


49 posted on 08/31/2013 12:35:55 PM PDT by miami33
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Here is a man who wants to strike Syria but does not want to defent our own border. Jerk!


50 posted on 08/31/2013 12:42:07 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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