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John Kerry to Democrats: ‘Munich moment’
Politico ^

Posted on 09/02/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

John Kerry to Democrats: ‘Munich moment’ By: John Bresnahan and Seung Min Kim and Jonathan Allen September 2, 2013 01:29 PM EDT

Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats that the United States faced a “Munich moment” in deciding whether to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

In a 70-minute conference call on Monday afternoon, Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a “two-bit dictator” who will “continue to act with impunity,” and he urged lawmakers to back President Barack Obama’s plan for “limited, narrow” strikes against the Assad regime, Democratic sources on the call said.

Kerry’s derisive comments on Assad and his reference to the 1938 Munich agreement between Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain - after which Chamberlain infamously declared it would lead to “peace for our time” - showed the hard line the White House is taking in its drive for congressional approval of the Syrian resolution. Top administration officials argue that a failure by the United States to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime would only lead to more violence and instability in the region.

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Does any body have a clue as to what he is talking about?
1 posted on 09/02/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It sounds more like a Munchkin Moment.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 1:04:15 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a “two-bit dictator”

“And I know what I am talking about - I hang out with him all the time!”


3 posted on 09/02/2013 1:04:29 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Sub-Driver

President Obama is still trying to figure out “who’s ass to kick”.


4 posted on 09/02/2013 1:04:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hitlers “victory” at Munich led to Nuremberg. Maybe we can get lucky and have another version of those trials some day and try and convict those who waged war against the United States.....both foreign and domestic enemies.


5 posted on 09/02/2013 1:05:57 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: Sub-Driver

This administration hopes for another Munich massacre, but they will take what they can get.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 1:06:31 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: a fool in paradise

Or how he is going to “plug the damn hole..”


7 posted on 09/02/2013 1:07:05 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's own Perkin Warbeck..)
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To: a fool in paradise

In European press they’re saying that the West hasn’t learned anything since the Algerian War. Well, the US hasn’t learned anything since Libya and Egypt, that’s for sure.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 1:07:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

That is funny, because it’s true.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 1:07:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Sub-Driver

From the very beginning, this is “wag the dog” BS.


10 posted on 09/02/2013 1:07:45 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s referring to Neville Chamberlain’s deal with Hitler at Munich. But he’s not blaming it on Obama or himself, he’s blaming the Republicans in congress—of course.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 1:08:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sub-Driver
I sure don't. He's a space cadet.

Senator Kerry, why the long face?


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13 posted on 09/02/2013 1:11:03 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: Sub-Driver

Let me guess... someone stole his sweet-roll.


14 posted on 09/02/2013 1:11:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Meh, 0bama drew a line in the sand, years ago.
The sun still rises, the birds sing, life goes on.

Give Assad the room to eliminate the Al Queda fighters, and let Allah sort it out


15 posted on 09/02/2013 1:13:50 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Sub-Driver
This is hardly a historical parallel to Munich.

It much more closely resembles the British ill-conceived decision to enter World War I. It got into the war for ill-defined reasons, not really compelled by any treaty, it became embroiled in a bloodbath that cost Britain a generation of its youth, nearly bankrupted the nation, began the fracturing of the Empire, uprooted its entire social structure, invested the country in pacifism leading to Munich, and ruined the nation with cynicism.

As I recall, the British Foreign Minister of the time, John Kerry's equivalent as Secretary of State, had much to do with committing Great Britain to that terrible war.


16 posted on 09/02/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am so glad it isn’t just me, who has no clue to what Kerry is talking about.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 1:13:54 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Munchkin Moment.

Man, you beat me to it. I picture him as just one of those silly little creatures.


18 posted on 09/02/2013 1:14:09 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is it not enough that he has overseen the criminal coverup
of MANPADs and SAMs transfers to al Qaeda at Benghazi?

Now, he wants the Pentagon (bombed by al Qaeda)
to defend HIS Impostor-Calph’s MB and al Qaeda.


19 posted on 09/02/2013 1:16:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Sub-Driver
THIS was Hussein's Munich moment:


20 posted on 09/02/2013 1:17:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s either referring to:

* the Munich of Neville Chamberlain: “This is peace in our time”;

* the 1972 Munich massacre at the hands of (wait for it) Muslim terrorists.


21 posted on 09/02/2013 1:17:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: BenLurkin

He has said so many outrageous things - but that one may top them all


22 posted on 09/02/2013 1:19:38 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: freeangel

And one of our talented feepers need to photoshop in Kerry’s fat face
on a Munchen. LOL


23 posted on 09/02/2013 1:20:26 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Sub-Driver
A seventy (70) minute phone ‘chat’ with Francois Kerry must have seemed like an eternity.
24 posted on 09/02/2013 1:21:01 PM PDT by JPG (Obama, Juan and Linda Do Egypt.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I’m thinking more along the lines of a Reichstag moment.


25 posted on 09/02/2013 1:21:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a “two-bit dictator”

Doubtful John F'n Kerry-Heinz said that during his cozy dinner with Bashar.


26 posted on 09/02/2013 1:22:22 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. This namecalling is diplomacy.


27 posted on 09/02/2013 1:22:23 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Just when does this fool realize he is a fool and resign?


28 posted on 09/02/2013 1:22:24 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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These are the times that try men’s souls, so go break a leg for this great Munich moment in history...


29 posted on 09/02/2013 1:23:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Cicero
he’s not blaming it on Obama or himself, he’s blaming the Republicans in congress—of course

Exactly! That's why Obama decided to drop this in Congress' lap.

30 posted on 09/02/2013 1:23:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s proably pointing out that Obama is a 64-bit dictator.


31 posted on 09/02/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Sub-Driver

Reichstag fire or Olympic Massacre?


32 posted on 09/02/2013 1:26:33 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: hal ogen
Just when does this fool realize he is a fool and resign?

Right after he catches this football!

33 posted on 09/02/2013 1:27:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Revolting cat!

The US hasn’t learnt nothin’ since November 2008!


34 posted on 09/02/2013 1:29:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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35 posted on 09/02/2013 1:30:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: I cannot think of a name

A one-bit traitor calling someone a two-bit dictator.


36 posted on 09/02/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Sub-Driver

Call the UN!!! Assad is going to invade France!


37 posted on 09/02/2013 1:33:26 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s trying to say that he’s a chocolate doughnut?


38 posted on 09/02/2013 1:34:17 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: hal ogen

Just when does this fool realize he is a fool and resign?
............................................................
They will be eating ice cream in hell when that happens.


39 posted on 09/02/2013 1:34:55 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: nathanbedford

It got into the war for ill-defined reasons, not really compelled by any treaty.

They did however have a four power neutrality agreement
with Belgium.

It was a mess any way you look at it.
The Serbs agreed to all the Austrian demands...but one.
That was enough for Austria.

We have no business getting involved in this current
fiasco. If the UN want’s to do something....let them.


40 posted on 09/02/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a “two-bit dictator” who will “continue to act with impunity,”

Then Kerry looking confused asked “ Did I just say Assad? because I was thinking Obama”.


41 posted on 09/02/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m surprised Lurch can spell “Munich”. Much less understand what it meant.


42 posted on 09/02/2013 1:38:00 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: tsowellfan

A yea vote will have the media blaming republicans for sending us to war and a no will have the media say that republicans support murdering innocent women and children.

Either way Obama is going to Syria and assisting alqaeda and the Muslim brotherhood. That was the plan all along. Only reason to get congress involved is so they can be a scapegoat for the outcome.


43 posted on 09/02/2013 1:39:02 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: nathanbedford

Excellent point


44 posted on 09/02/2013 1:40:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Old Sarge

He is referencing the ‘38 Munich. He thinks that if we fail to stop Syria now, Assad will turn into a megalomaniac, bent on world domination.

Yes, I know it is just silly to read that.

He should call in some Neo Cons...those guys can put together a show and start a War.

Where he sees 1938...I kind of see 1898—and the start of the Spanish American War. The folks in DC are just itching to launch some tomahawks.


45 posted on 09/02/2013 1:41:26 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Sub-Driver

OT - what is going on with Kerry’s face?!


46 posted on 09/02/2013 1:41:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

Still trying to understand the Munich comparison. Now who is Hitler and who is chamberlain in this comparison?


47 posted on 09/02/2013 1:42:56 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Vermont Lt
He should call in some Neo Cons...

Jews?

48 posted on 09/02/2013 1:43:24 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Sub-Driver
In a 70-minute conference call on Monday afternoon, Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a “two-bit dictator” who will “continue to act with impunity,” and he urged lawmakers to back President Barack Obama’s plan for “limited, narrow” strikes against the Assad regime, Democratic sources on the call said.

Too bad Kerry didn't take such a strong stand when we were already in a shooting war with Iraq and with the Taliban. Does anyone else find this hypocrisy staggering, even for Democrats?

49 posted on 09/02/2013 1:47:41 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I’m surprised Lurch can spell “Munich”

I'd be more surprised if he can pronounce it.

Munish Khan?

50 posted on 09/02/2013 1:50:19 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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