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Obama Re-enacts Bay of Pigs Invasion
Red State ^ | 9/4/2013 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 09/04/2013 3:48:37 AM PDT by IbJensen

On April 17, 1961 about 1500 Cuban exiles, trained by the CIA landed at Bahia De Cochinos, Cuba with the goal to overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro. In English Bahia De Cochinos translates as Bay of Pigs.

The Bay of Pigs was a hugely irresponsible action not only because it capitalized upon the enthusiasm of recent exiles and had zero chance of success under a best case scenario but because of the way it made our nation look ridiculous and strengthened Castro’s hand. Now we are looking at the 2013 version:

During a meeting at the White House, the president assured Senator John McCain that after months of delay the US was meeting its commitment to back moderate elements of the opposition.

Mr Obama said that a 50-man cell, believed to have been trained by US special forces in Jordan, was making its way across the border into Syria, according to the New York Times.

The deployment of the rebel unit seems to be the first tangible measure of support since Mr Obama announced in June that the US would begin providing the opposition with small arms.

Congressional opposition delayed the plan for several weeks and rebel commanders publicly complained the US was still doing nothing to match the Russian-made firepower of the Assad regime.

Fifty men. The number of men I led on my first day in the Army as a 22 year-old second lieutenant. To be sent into battle in Syria. No armor. No artillery. No air support. Even if these men have been in training since the revolt against Assad broke out they are still only fifty men. I can’t imagine what the human material involved in this exercise in futility is but I can guess. I think most of us can. A mixture of kids, former Syrian Army men, would be Simon Bolivars, al Qaeda sympathizers and Syrian Ba’athist informers.

I am skeptical, the the extent of being opposed, to the military intervention proposed by Obama. (This is distinct from the intervention John McCain, Lindsey Graham and the editors of National Review say they’ll support.) It is silly, short sighted, and fated to embarrass the nation in the eyes of friends and foes alike. If Seinfeld was a show about nothing, this is a military intervention about nothing.

Upping the ante by sending 50 men, preceded by a press release, into combat against a competent (by Arab standards) army is not embarrassing. It is humiliating and it should be criminal. Within weeks they will be chewed up by either the Syrian Army or by the al Qaeda “Syrian Coalition.” Or we will find they’ve gone over to al Qaeda en masse. They will be on television and YouTube either being beheaded, or ransomed back by the US government, or proclaiming their allegiance to Ayman al-Zawahiri.

What in heaven’s name is this bunch of clowns thinking? If we are not going for regime change then what possible good can inserting unsupported ground troops? John Kerry, who alleges he served in Vietnam, characterized the chemical attack on Syrian civilians that precipitated this crisis as “morally obscene.” True. But so is sending a handful of partially trained dupes to near certain death.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: evilobamaregime; keepoutofallahland; obama; obamaabdication; obamathecoward; obamathewavering; obamatheweak; syria
Fifty men. That'll do the trick!

Obama tactics will lead to fifty being gassed if "Assad's" side wins, fifty to be beheaded if "our"/Zawahiri's side wins. This country has gone insane.

Shape up GOP or prepare to ship out!

1 posted on 09/04/2013 3:48:37 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
Yeah, no kidding, and plus Obama's leakers just told the Syrians and Al Qaeda that there are fifty American-trained agents walking into their war zone. Guess who's going to be waiting for them?

Nice. Real nice.

2 posted on 09/04/2013 3:52:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: IbJensen; nathanbedford; Jeff Head

The Bay of Pigs operation was semi-dangerous (except to the free Cubans -it was fatal to them) because of the US-USSR nuclear standoff. It was not crazy dangerous because the deterrence model, as it turned out, was working.

This is MORE dangerous - much more - because we are giving Russia (and probably China, too) a free shot at the title, and we don’t even recognize it.

The change in what TASS used to call the “correlation of forces” that would result from a successful counterstrike against the US Navy would be enormous, and with Obama in the White House, as close to permanent as could be.

The pause to talk with Congress is giving time for Russian (and Chinese) assets via Teheran to pour into Syria. If a destroyer or two, or worse, are sunk, there will be no response. You know it, and I know it.

And if Obama defies Congress, and is not removed, the correlation of forces domestically will be altered permanently, as well. War is a “reserved power” of Congress, the last one that they have not surrendered. War in Syria over a “no” vote would effectively end the role of Congress in serious public affairs.

WHAT ARE BOEHNER AND CANTOR THINKING?


3 posted on 09/04/2013 3:59:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. N)
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To: IbJensen

There are NO pro-American factions in the Syrian civil war.

We need to stay out.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 4:16:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: IbJensen

Here is a subject I know in the biblical sense.. WE only suspected JFK could be a coward, and were shocked that he was, clearly..

This time we already know this bastard is a Yellow-bellied, Pipsqueak, so why are we even talking about going in?


5 posted on 09/04/2013 4:30:57 AM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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Because the Republicrats are the servants of the Progressives.

The Democrats crap on the floors of Congress, the Republicrats lift up the rug and the Demos sweep the litter underneath.

It’s hard to believe that this failed party of RINOs have decided to supply the smokescreen that will hide the scandals of this evil regime.


6 posted on 09/04/2013 4:47:08 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Nail meet Head.. :)


7 posted on 09/04/2013 5:01:06 AM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: IbJensen

At least in the Bay of Pigs we had a defined goal. We have none here, thus the mission would be pointless.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 5:01:37 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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At the time, JFK was another Boy Senator who didn’t know much but was elected because he looked good on TV. Democrats elect unworthy candidates like that.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 5:06:05 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jim Noble
War in Syria over a “no” vote would effectively end the role of Congress in serious public affairs.

WHAT ARE BOEHNER AND CANTOR THINKING?

Correct, my FRiend. Anything that creates a pattern of ignoring the restraints on government by the Constitution and the rule of law threatens the very existence of the nation. Even if looking the other way because it is a good person and a good cause for which the failure to follow the law is done, it still deeply injures the fabric of the nation. If the law need to be changed, follow the proceedure for changing the law. DO NOT ignore it.

10 posted on 09/04/2013 5:10:11 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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Here's a memento of a clownish pervert who infamously led America to a victory over Yugoslavia. Shortly after the photo was taken the pasty-faced little fatso climbed under the 'executive' desk and proceeded to perform her duties of attempting to bring Billy Goat to a presidential orgasm.

She apparently failed as the great leader retired to the Oval Orifice toilet to masturbate into the sink.

11 posted on 09/04/2013 5:10:16 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

The Bay of Pigs invasion would have been successful but for the “BETRAYAL” by the Kennedy brothers decision not to give the PLANNED air cover.. Read “Decision for Disaster” G. Lynch


12 posted on 09/04/2013 6:05:52 AM PDT by capt B
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