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Live thread: House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria with Kerry / Hagel / Dempsey (12pm ET)

Posted on 09/04/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT by Dave346

Hearing will be live on CSPAN.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 113th; assad; chemical; civilian; hearings; housesyriahearing; islam; livesyriahearing
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1 posted on 09/04/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT by Dave346
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2 posted on 09/04/2013 7:39:24 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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3 posted on 09/04/2013 7:39:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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bkmk


5 posted on 09/04/2013 7:42:46 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Dave346
2013 Headline:

Congress To Approve Presidental Bombing And Killing Of Syrian Citizens In Syria

1993 Headline:

Congress Approves Presidental Bombing And Killing Of American Citizens At Waco, TX

6 posted on 09/04/2013 7:47:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Diogenesis
Photo Title:

Millions Of Dollars In Salaries Wasted


7 posted on 09/04/2013 7:51:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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8 posted on 09/04/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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McCain can’t be bothered to pay attention. Only what HE says matters.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Dave346

Watched John Kerry & General Dempsey testify yesterday in the Senate. Both are braindead, IMHO!!! Kerry is lost at sea...and the good general does not want any part of this Obama fiasco!!! I sincerely hope the House members today tear these two incompetents to pieces. Any Congress Critter that votes to support Obama is the same traitor and America destroyer Obama is. Vote “No” and deny Obama approval to attack Syria!!! Obama and his failed “Arab Spring” have destroyed stability in the entire Middle East!!! Obama’s heart and soul lie with his beloved Muslim Brotherhood brethren and their blood allies, Al Qaeda, both sworn murderous enemies of the USA Obama is with them, not us, the USA!!!


10 posted on 09/04/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Diogenesis

The ‘march’ to war all to save the little hide of boy king barry.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 8:15:21 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Dave346
First question: Did Obama set a red line?

Other questions: Is the credibility of Congress on the line and not Obama's? There have been other chemical attacks in recent history, "Does the US take unilateral action to punish governments and countries that use chemical weapons? The UN says the US needs their approval to carry out a military strike against Syria. Does it?

12 posted on 09/04/2013 8:20:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Dave346
Committeee membership

There's a bunch of them. I hope Tom Cotton gets a shot. He's an Iraq veteran.

13 posted on 09/04/2013 8:20:55 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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Greta Van Susteren ‏@gretawire 18m Sen.McCain opposes Senate measure authorizing use of force as he pushes for more aggressive action. http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/breaking-news/sen-john-mccain-the-obama-administrations-most-vocal-ally-on-calls-for-a-syria-strike-says-he-opposes-senate-measure-authorizing-use-of-force-as-he-pushes-for-more-aggressive-action/ …
14 posted on 09/04/2013 8:23:25 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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Last hearing John Kerry and John McCain had a real butt fest. They dropped the formal greetings of Mr. Secretary and Senator McCain and sounded like they were at party.

(paraphrase) McCain: “John we’re glad you’re here to give us your testimony and delighted to see you have brought your lovely wife Teresa along”

“But I hope Teresa will forgive me for what I’m about to do to John”

Evedently, he got wrapped up with his ipad casino game because he forgot to do anything to his ol’ buddy John.


15 posted on 09/04/2013 8:23:32 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: Dave346

Under the First Moslem Tyrant by Fraud,
America is a country funded by taxpayers
which now exists ONLY to serve al Qaeda,
to defend al Qaeda, to arm al Qaeda (and narcoterrorists),
while everyone simply forgets about 911,
the Boston, and other al Qaeda-directed, Atrocities.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 8:23:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: RetSignman

Evedently= evidently.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 8:25:20 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
...and the good general does not want any part of this Obama fiasco!

The "good general" is just an Obama tool who will do whatever the regime wants whether it is gays in the military or women in combat or a military strike in Syria. Dempsey is a disaster and one of the worst Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs in history. He is part of the problem.

18 posted on 09/04/2013 8:25:59 AM PDT by kabar
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Cotton supports military intervention.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 8:26:51 AM PDT by kabar
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20 posted on 09/04/2013 8:28:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: kabar

Damn.


21 posted on 09/04/2013 8:29:05 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Dave346

Burn up the servers and the phone lines: NO Dying for Al Qaeda!

Members:
Republicans
Ed Royce, California, Chairman (113th)
Chris Smith, New Jersey
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida, former Chairwoman (112th)
Dana Rohrabacher, California
Steve Chabot, Ohio
Joe Wilson, South Carolina
Michael McCaul, Texas
Ted Poe, Texas
Matt Salmon, Arizona [1]
Tom Marino, Pennsylvania
Jeff Duncan, South Carolina
Adam Kinzinger, Illinois
Mo Brooks, Alabama
Tom Cotton, Arkansas
Paul Cook, California
George Holding, North Carolina
Randy Weber, Texas
Scott Perry, Pennsylvania
Steve Stockman, Texas
Ron DeSantis, Florida
Trey Radel, Florida
Doug Collins, Georgia
Mark Meadows, North Carolina
Ted Yoho, Florida
Luke Messer, Indiana

Democrats
Eliot Engel, New York , Ranking Member
Eni Faleomavaega, American Samoa
Brad Sherman, California
Gregory Meeks, New York
Albio Sires, New Jersey
Gerry Connolly, Virginia
Ted Deutch, Florida
Brian Higgins, New York
Karen Bass, California
William R. Keating, Massachusetts
David Cicilline, Rhode Island
Alan Grayson, Florida
Juan Vargas, California
Brad Schneider, Illinois
Joseph P. Kennedy III, Massachusetts
Ami Bera, California
Alan Lowenthal, California
Grace Meng, New York
Lois Frankel, Florida
Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii
Joaquin Castro, Texas


22 posted on 09/04/2013 8:29:12 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Putin presses US Congress over Syria, says Kerry lied
23 posted on 09/04/2013 8:29:31 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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You are right on!!! Actually I hate General Dempsey!!! But...yesterday, after Rand Paul took that moron, John Kerry to the woodshed....Kerry tries to pass the ball to Dempsey, because Kerry could not handle Rand Paul. But.....Dempsey smirked and said, “No thanks, Mr, Secretary of State”!!! Both are incopetents in the highest order!!!


24 posted on 09/04/2013 8:49:36 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin 23s

They even brought the red hands back. RT @bennyjohnson And Code Pink has already taken over the hearing room. pic.twitter.com/hjnfu6BPCU

25 posted on 09/04/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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“They lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: ‘Is al Qaeda there?’ He says: ‘No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not’,” Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin.
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Which congressman asked Kerry that question?


26 posted on 09/04/2013 8:53:27 AM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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I saw that as well. Dempsey is smart enough not to get involved when he doesn’t have to. He doesn’t want to piss off the Reps too much since he depends on them to defend his budget.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 8:53:27 AM PDT by kabar
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The U.S. does not NEED the approval of the U.N., ever. We are a sovereign nation. We make our own decisions. If the U.N. disagrees with our decision, they can use U.N. forces to try to stop us. We are not subject to their decisions.

The credibility of Congress is on the line because Obama put the decision before them to consider and make. So their previous resolutions on chemical weapons are relevant. Obama did draw a line.

With that said, I don’t want to spill American blood in a Syrian civil war. I don’t want to support Assad. I don’t want to support Al Qaeda.


28 posted on 09/04/2013 8:59:40 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: don-o

At 11:58am they showed a group of Code Pink on CSPAN in the hearing room.

I don’t get it - why do they even allow them in to begin with? This has been going on since 9/11.


29 posted on 09/04/2013 9:01:39 AM PDT by Dave346
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Tim Mak ‏@timkmak 13m

After two hour briefing, top ranking Armed Senate Cmte member Sen Jim Inhofe walks out, saying they haven't made an adequate case to him

30 posted on 09/04/2013 9:03:59 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: thouworm
Which congressman asked Kerry that question?

Dunno. I zoned out.

31 posted on 09/04/2013 9:04:54 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

I count 7 of those idiots in the picture. Does that mean all 7 will get themselves kicked out in the middle of the hearing?


32 posted on 09/04/2013 9:05:34 AM PDT by Dave346
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THE REAL DEAL:


33 posted on 09/04/2013 9:06:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: BuckeyeTexan

There is NO CAUSUS BELI. It’s really just that simple.


34 posted on 09/04/2013 9:12:50 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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The Obama Democrat ilk cannot even be on time to start the hearings. Shameful!!! Welll.....they are only following th the path set by their anti-American leader, Barack Hussein (I love my Muslim Bortherhood/AlQaeda Brethren) Obama. Congress Critters vote “No’!!!


35 posted on 09/04/2013 9:14:03 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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I wish Kerry would pass up an opening statement and proceed directly to questions.


36 posted on 09/04/2013 9:17:09 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Dave346

From the start:

The Hearing states that Assad wrought the WMD.
That is stated by Ed Royce (R).


37 posted on 09/04/2013 9:17:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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Hearing started at 12:15pm. Kerry is there but Hagel and Dempsey’s seats are empty.


38 posted on 09/04/2013 9:20:42 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Diogenesis

At least Royce is less long winded than Menendez was.


39 posted on 09/04/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Dave346

Perhaps Hagel and Dempsey are too busy to grace House members with their presence?


40 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:43 AM PDT by Dave346
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Code pink members are visible in background of shot of Kerry!


41 posted on 09/04/2013 9:26:21 AM PDT by Dave346
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Had to turn it off as soon as that 28 year sinner from Mass state of idiots started spewing his spittle...


42 posted on 09/04/2013 9:29:18 AM PDT by Errant
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One question, Mr.Lizzard Tongue.........what has changed since your friendly intimate dinner with Assad in February 2009 and today? Just WTF has changed? Obviously you are confused about Assads character either then or now, which one?


43 posted on 09/04/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Dave346

The camera shot of Kerry is closer today than yesterday and makes him look even older.


44 posted on 09/04/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Toespi

Code pink holding blood red hands up behind Kerry.


45 posted on 09/04/2013 9:34:35 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Dave346

There we go.. the red line defense. That didn’t take long.... no account Obama!!!


46 posted on 09/04/2013 9:35:04 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: Toespi

Has there ever been anyone more in love with the sound of his own voice than John Kerry?


47 posted on 09/04/2013 9:35:29 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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Only audio here? Is he banging the table?


48 posted on 09/04/2013 9:36:18 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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Male Code Pink member walked right behind Kerry with a sign and then left the room. He was close enough to Kerry he could’ve punched him before security would’ve done anything.


49 posted on 09/04/2013 9:36:29 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: don-o

Neva......always trying to make eloquent speeches destined for history......


50 posted on 09/04/2013 9:36:43 AM PDT by Toespi
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