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Kerry: Arab Countries Offered to Pay for Invasion
washingtonpost.com ^ | 09 04 2013 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 09/04/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

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To: leapfrog0202

Saudi and Qatar would jump at the chance to build a Nat Gas pipeline through Syria. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’d offered to buy the services of the US.


151 posted on 09/05/2013 10:35:59 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: N. Theknow

Duh, how do you think a broke ass country like ours is affording all this war stuff? The Saudis have already been writing checks. Count on it.


152 posted on 09/05/2013 10:41:20 AM PDT by dforest
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.”

Translation: As in ALL U.S. military activity in the Middle East, the U.S. continues to be the “hired help” for the Saudis (a dictatorship) and the emirates of the Persian Gulf (dictatorships), in pursuit of THEIR agendas, with our politicians fooling our public that it is, and will be OUR agenda, when Middle East history shows we are NEVER in the end in control of the political ground game or what comes next - that is always in the hands of local interests and interests in the region, and the results, the long term results have NEVER proven to be in our long term interest - not in Afghanistan in the 1980s, not once in Iraq (we gave Iran ten more years to beef up THEIR ground game in Iraq) and not in Iraq again (Iraq and Iran have never been as closely embraced as they are today).

Why has it ever been in our interests to take sides in the regional proxy wars between the two biggest modern expresssions of radical fundamentalist Islam - the Shia clerics in Iran and the Wahabi-Sunni of Saudi Arabia.

We don’t have a dog in that race.


153 posted on 09/05/2013 11:22:45 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Why don't they supply the manpower too, in that case? If overthrowing Assad and replacing him withe the Al Nusra front is the Saudi's pet project, let them pay for it AND do the fighting.

Incidentally, it's quite telling that Kerry used the term "invasion." It kind of betrays the fact that he and Obama were lying when they promised "no boots on the ground."

154 posted on 09/05/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Are they willing to pay in blood, too?


155 posted on 09/05/2013 12:18:47 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: agere_contra

Saudi and Qatar would jump at the chance to build a Nat Gas pipeline through Syria. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’d offered to buy the services of the US.


Hadn’t thought of that. Thanks for helping me out!


156 posted on 09/05/2013 1:19:24 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“For the executive branch to order a Syrian operation bankrolled by the Arabs is to effectively shift the allegiance of the executive branch from its legitimate paymaster — the American people — to a foreign one. From an intellectual and moral perspective, though probably not a legalistic one, this borders on disloyalty.”

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2013/09/04/being-your-own-man/?singlepage=true


157 posted on 09/05/2013 2:30:55 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

How much will Obama and Kerry get paid?


158 posted on 09/05/2013 6:51:59 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: taxcontrol

you wrote>>I could support an invasion if we are going to turn the country into a Christian nation, ban Islam and make it a territory of the United States.

Thankfully, the most basic concepts in Our Constitution and what America is all about would prevent this.... :-)


159 posted on 09/05/2013 8:31:34 PM PDT by mcluvin2767
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