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Kerry says Congress won't turn its back on the Syrian people
Politico ^ | 9/1/13 9:37 AM EDT | By MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 09/01/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said he “can’t contemplate” that Congress would not authorize military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and therefore “turn its back on” the United States’ allies in the region and “on innocent Syrian people who have been slaughtered by this gas.”

Host Chris Wallace asked Kerry on "Fox News Sunday" what would happen if Congress refused to give its authorization for military action in Syria, and Kerry replied that he does not believe that will happen.

(Also on POLITICO: Kerry: 'Case is building' in Syria)

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Massachusetts; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; isreal; johnkerry; jordan; massachusetts; russia; syria; turkey; unitedkingdom; waronterror
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1 posted on 09/01/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

But it will turn its back on the American people?


2 posted on 09/01/2013 1:13:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

And the Benghazi Ambassador.

Pray for America to Wake Up


3 posted on 09/01/2013 1:15:20 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No, of course not. We owe it to them to bomb them.


4 posted on 09/01/2013 1:15:36 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: All
CNN pabel says this has now gone beyond just strif in Syria,...now is a Regional War....

Jordan has a large number of refugees with fighters recruiting in Jordan .

5 posted on 09/01/2013 1:15:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: cripplecreek

No doubt about it!

Never had the mettle to look us in the eye anyway, right McCain?


6 posted on 09/01/2013 1:16:04 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Remember “Nam” Skerry?


7 posted on 09/01/2013 1:16:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Kerry sure as hell turned HIS back on the Vietnamese people when he had the chance. and the American people. He’s nothing but a cowardly communist-loving traitor.


8 posted on 09/01/2013 1:18:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

But they turned their back on the American people numerous times! Kerry is trying to incite a riot with talk like that. What in the hell is wrong with these government elite?


9 posted on 09/01/2013 1:19:10 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Um, what about the Syrians that aren’t so innocent? There’s a lot that Kerry can’t contemplate. I saw the Fox interview, and he seemed dumber than usual.


10 posted on 09/01/2013 1:19:17 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t want our troops fighting alongside those that flew planes into our buildings on 911.


11 posted on 09/01/2013 1:20:51 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

But has no problem turning his effete back on the American people..


12 posted on 09/01/2013 1:21:13 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The GOP, the ultimate battered wife? Or willing co-conspirators?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obozo’s week long media attack to make Congress a rubber stamp or a bunch of do nothings who justify his dictatorship. If he can pull this 8th grade gambit, we really have lost the nation. It’s time to boil the W0n and his media.

If we help them they won’t be grateful and will hate us. If we, as Sarah Palin says, let Allah sort it out, they will just hate us.


13 posted on 09/01/2013 1:21:36 PM PDT by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Kerry says Congress won't turn its back on the Syrian people

Which ones?

14 posted on 09/01/2013 1:24:31 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You mean the way his predecessor and Obama turned their back on our people in Benghazi?


15 posted on 09/01/2013 1:24:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: bray

The US certainly turned its back on Americans murdered in Benghiza.
Interesting, the intel agencies have all this evidence on Assad but know
NOTHING about Benghazi.

Stop the insanity. Let Arab Countries and Allah sort it out.


16 posted on 09/01/2013 1:28:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“the United States’ allies in the region”

We don’t have any allies in the region except Israel (and the administration aims them harm).


17 posted on 09/01/2013 1:29:16 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: boycott

Every last one of those muzzie b@stards in Syria, no matter which side they’re on they hate us and the Israelis, and they want us dead. Among the savage lot of them there isn’t much to choose.

Sick of Americans dying for years to protect the lives of the most ungrateful people on Earth.


18 posted on 09/01/2013 1:29:26 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: cripplecreek

How about the South Viet people, John ?


19 posted on 09/01/2013 1:30:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: All; SunkenCiv
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20 posted on 09/01/2013 1:31:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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“He’s nothing but a cowardly communist-loving traitor.”

actually, I would disagree with that. Obama is a communist lover, there is no doubt. our illustrious sec of state however, is cut from the same cloth as bill Clinton. ideology does not drive them, it’s the trappings of wealth and power.
neither could give a crap about any principles, good or bad.
whoever thought up the phrase empty suit must have had Kerry in mind.


21 posted on 09/01/2013 1:31:44 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Jim Robinson

Ditto that, I was there.


22 posted on 09/01/2013 1:31:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, right? Good God Almighty this administration is full of people too stupid to be idiots.


23 posted on 09/01/2013 1:36:50 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
he “can’t contemplate” that Congress would not authorize military action

That would make two - Congress and France. Is Hussein even on board with this crap?

24 posted on 09/01/2013 1:38:27 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

...Kerry turned his back on the American people in 1971 while in the Navy reserves he protested along Hanoi Jane and he should have been thrown into a cell.......


25 posted on 09/01/2013 1:39:06 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Which ones?

The ones in sheep's clothing.

26 posted on 09/01/2013 1:41:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Libloather
Obama is in over his Head...

The Raat Machine gave us this clown....

27 posted on 09/01/2013 1:41:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Raat is for the Democraats....


28 posted on 09/01/2013 1:42:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: cripplecreek
But it will turn its back on the American people?

Better for them to turn their back on Obama.

29 posted on 09/01/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

John F’N Kerry, you were an embarrassment to the United States in the 1970’s and you are still an embarrassment today. Take your sorry ass back to Massachusettes and spend the rest of your life windsurfing. Don’t try to look like a political hawk now you pussy, you threw your undeserving medals away long ago.


30 posted on 09/01/2013 1:44:43 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Which people? Who are we going to kill? Seems like we’ll be turning our back on some of those folks, doesn’t it?

I don’t see a good/bad evil/moral side here. Who are we going to kill?

Why kill any of them? I may not believe in what they do, but I don’t see any reason for additional killing over there.

Who are we going to win over, if we kill even one more person? Not one person. We’ll just be acting the bully, and more people will hate us.

This is just insane.


31 posted on 09/01/2013 1:49:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: jdsteel

I couldn’t believe Gloria Borger nailing Kerry. She had him hemming and hawing all over the place. He certainly looked surprised.


32 posted on 09/01/2013 1:50:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I really don’t get this Regimes foreign policy. They are leaving Iraq, Afghanistan though its former govt massacred its civilians. They want to talk to the Taliban though it has massacred civilians. Now they want to bomb Syria...

Confusing.


33 posted on 09/01/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Kerry says Congress won't turn its back on the Syrian people Al Qaeda.
34 posted on 09/01/2013 1:53:37 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s because they’ve already turned their back on the American people .... we are so screwed if this asshole Kerry and the monkey playing with a grenade Obama get us into a war in Syria.... dumbasses both.


35 posted on 09/01/2013 1:54:37 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Jane Long
The ones in sheep's clothing.

LOL!...well done Jane, well done!!

36 posted on 09/01/2013 1:54:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: jmacusa

The scary part that the majority oh the US population are imbeciles. Just look who they vote for. peloci,reid,boxer and countless more.


37 posted on 09/01/2013 2:02:52 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

To Congress, chemical weapons against Americans is A-OK
because THEY are leaving the borders open after
arming al Qaeda with MANPADs and saris.


38 posted on 09/01/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“turn its back on” the United States’ allies in the region...Name one?


39 posted on 09/01/2013 2:08:39 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Which allies would that be, John...Israel?


40 posted on 09/01/2013 2:11:26 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What have we been doing for more than two years if not turning our backs to the Syrian people. Over 100,000 killed and two million displaced. Now it is a problem because a 1,000 people were killed by nerve gas?


41 posted on 09/01/2013 2:23:45 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

the man is retarded.


42 posted on 09/01/2013 2:29:54 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

To hell with syria and the whole middle east
About time to think about America and Americans
Ya closet fag,
Obamy


43 posted on 09/01/2013 2:35:24 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

STFU Hanoi John


44 posted on 09/01/2013 2:38:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: All
(background music "If I Only Had a Brain")

Kerry was asked about Congress refusing to give its authorization for military action in Syria......Kerry replied that he does not believe that will happen.

===================================================

Kerry forgot to mention he had just completed THE DNC'S
COMPASSION-TRAINING SEMINAR as he pontificated on the use of chemical weapons.

When he did his Compassion Act.....Kerry was even able to force out tears when he asserted w/ eyes narrowed for emphasis: "use of chemical weapons in “a cowardly crime” and a “moral obscenity” that shocked the world’s conscience."

Then he added.....

"I'm getting a brain transplant tomorrow."

And not a moment too soon.

45 posted on 09/01/2013 2:39:01 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Assad is a saint compared to Ho Chi Minh.


46 posted on 09/01/2013 2:41:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Kerry says Congress won't turn its back on the Syrian people

But big shot cleared everyone of turning their back on the Americans in Benghazi. Nice job Kerry, you anti-American POS.

47 posted on 09/01/2013 2:44:44 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Go Gordon

With our recent history, assurances from the US wouldn’t make me feel very comfortable.


48 posted on 09/01/2013 2:45:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All
Obama'got no NATO support, no US support, no Arab League
support (for military action), no big powers support,
and little or no support from the non-worshipful-citizen types.

BTW, Valerie just issued the "Obama Doctrine:"
the bombing mission must be vital to protect O's image.
Any resulting damage, mitigated by war profiteering, is an
acceptable trade-off.

================================================

BACKGROUND MUSIC---"That Old Black Magic Has Me In Its Spell"

" This'll get done fast---I gotta get back to golf."

"A few measly bombs will pump-up all of our resumes,
especially Benghazi screw-ups Susan Rice, candidate Hillary...
and that pontificating jerk, Kerry. "

"And at $50 billion per day for the incursion, we all get to pocket a
few hundred million. Valerie just checked my offshore holdings---
war-profiteering is big bucks. Just ask the 'bombs-away neocons.' "

"Besides, Michelle's been nagging me for new diamonds and a pricey Vineyard house."

49 posted on 09/01/2013 2:50:01 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What about Christians being slaughtered in all of these countries by “the rebels”? Are they worried about protecting them?
Assad, Mubarak and Gaddafi have done more to protect the Christians in these countries than our present regime which is quite obviously anti-Christ and destroying the moral core of this country.
America has been hijacked and we need to rid ourselves of our current “government.”

Forget about Syria. Let Assad get rid of the Islamist rebels who gas their fellow Muslims, strap bombs to babies and throw acid on their women.


50 posted on 09/01/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT by doc maverick
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