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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: BarnacleCenturion
There's only one Arab country that could foot such a bill.

So why not come out and name it, John Francois?

51 posted on 09/04/2013 3:20:34 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

the regime that needs to be gotten rid of is the saudis.


52 posted on 09/04/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well, why don’t they do it themselves then? Why send our sons and daughters?


53 posted on 09/04/2013 3:21:53 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So, we will let the Arabs pay US to go take down Assad so that a more Islamic government can be put in place?

And we are looking at accepting the offer?

The stupidity in Washington beyond comprehension.


54 posted on 09/04/2013 3:23:12 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: LALALAW

“McCain, Graham, Boehner, Pelosi, Menendez, Obama .. Kerry”
1. “OK infidels—we’ve established what you are, now we’re just haggling over your stinking price ... “
2. Isn’t it considered bad form to disclose shocking, tawdry bargaining requests: here, the desire of the hook-nosed moon worshippers, Sunni variety, to use American troops as Swiss Guard cannon fodder? Oh yeah. It’s JFrikkinKerry.
3. “Immigration reform”: same/same.

Stick a fork in `em, they’re done! (Or we’re shootin’, and not in Damascus either.)
HI NSA. KMA!


55 posted on 09/04/2013 3:23:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Our troops and their families will pay a price too. A very big one.


56 posted on 09/04/2013 3:24:10 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: BarnacleCenturion
yeah, right...

57 posted on 09/04/2013 3:24:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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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.

Why we were not paid for kicking Saddam out of Kuwait, I do not know.

But would this make us mercenaries? Would payment be contingent upon some criteria for success? What if they decide not to pay? Why do not the Arab countries themselves take on the job? Would we ask for volunteers for this undertaking?

58 posted on 09/04/2013 3:24:41 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If the Arabs want to invade, let them. They have armies. Let them do the dying.


59 posted on 09/04/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Can this world get any more bizarre?
60 posted on 09/04/2013 3:26:37 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yeah, just like the Kuwait invasion, the US troops are for hire...
Our kids’ blood can be bought...and stunningly, Kerry has no problem with that....God, save us from this insanity!!!


61 posted on 09/04/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Team Arabia World Police


62 posted on 09/04/2013 3:28:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So Kuwaite is ready to pony up for our little foray there a few years ago?


63 posted on 09/04/2013 3:28:59 PM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

One of the anti war Syrian protesters in Detroit last week was saying that under Assad his Christian mother didn’t fear to leave the house.


64 posted on 09/04/2013 3:31:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Kerry is pimping out the US military.


65 posted on 09/04/2013 3:32:07 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So we’re to become the Saudi’s Hessians? I don’t think so.


66 posted on 09/04/2013 3:33:46 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: dfwgator

If only!!!
Like another poster said, if we actually DID bomb the muzzies to perdition, then maybe...but NOOOO, we are to be sensitive....with our children’s blood.
Eff ‘em......


67 posted on 09/04/2013 3:33:58 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So Obama and Kerry have made the American military the beyotches of the Arab world by putting them up for hire.

I swear, if THIS does not warrant impeachment discussions, nothing does.


68 posted on 09/04/2013 3:34:10 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: taxcontrol
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.

Do they have any useful resources?

69 posted on 09/04/2013 3:34:41 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Bad, really bad. American military or rent-a-military.


70 posted on 09/04/2013 3:35:25 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Kerry: Arab Countries Offered to Pay for Invasion

Are they also volunteering to provide soldiers?

Or will it be Americans who are putting their lives on the line to stroke Obama's ego for drawing the red line and then having to back it up?
71 posted on 09/04/2013 3:35:37 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If the arabs want the war, they can damned well fight it themselves.


72 posted on 09/04/2013 3:37:48 PM PDT by Marty
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I am trying to find a link to any MSM outlet covering this quote. None to be found.


73 posted on 09/04/2013 3:37:50 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So we are now the military arm of the Muslim Brotherhood?


74 posted on 09/04/2013 3:39:32 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: kingattax

no, they are the good guys


75 posted on 09/04/2013 3:42:02 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: CynicalBear

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3061872/posts

Morsi’s Boasts of a Pro-Brotherhood U.S. Come True


76 posted on 09/04/2013 3:47:47 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: BarnacleCenturion

obamatollah & lurch panhandling - stay classy, you communists!


77 posted on 09/04/2013 3:49:03 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: greene66

You nailed it!


78 posted on 09/04/2013 3:50:32 PM PDT by foxfield
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Kerry: Arab Countries Offered to Pay for Invasion

How much? Free oil for life sounds good.

79 posted on 09/04/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: OpusatFR

They can send their own d*amn military to fight their battles - oh, wait they need to keep them as body guards, don’t they?


80 posted on 09/04/2013 3:52:59 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: OpusatFR
the Arabs want to pay they can damn well fight themselves ..

No, that would be too dangerous. They might lose their lives, or get hurt.

81 posted on 09/04/2013 3:53:44 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Didn’t I hear (and see) John Scary crying about how the U.S. should NOT be involved in Regime change before the Iraq War began in 2003? What an arrogant, pompous, self-aggrandizing, self-serving, narcissistic fool.


82 posted on 09/04/2013 3:54:34 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: justlurking

I’m quite happy that my son is now out of the Army. I am extremely fearful for our soldiers who are being forced to serve under these clowns.


83 posted on 09/04/2013 3:56:33 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Paging Mayor Gulliani.


84 posted on 09/04/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So we are mercenaries now and they are willing to fight to the last American.


85 posted on 09/04/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Aren’t the Saudis already funding the invasion of several WESTERN Christian nations?


86 posted on 09/04/2013 4:00:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: TigersEye
Kerry: Arab Countries Offered to Pay for Invasion

How much? Free oil for life sounds good.


Many conveniently forget that GW Bush told us the Iraqi's would pay for that war.

CNN estimated early on that it could cost $1 Trillion. More recent figures put the cost at $2-3 Trillion.

Has that check cleared yet?


87 posted on 09/04/2013 4:00:53 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: OpusatFR

How does the US military feel about being the Arabs mercenaries?

I don’t like it.

In fact, if the Arabs want to pay they can damn well fight themselves.

Our blood isn’t for sale.

They should just hire the Chinese, they have all those men without women they could just pay them by emptying out their Harems...


88 posted on 09/04/2013 4:01:57 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What...so now Kerry wants to sell off U.S. miltiary involvement to the highest bidder? What are we now, the world’s mercinaries?

Who is running US foreign policy? The Saudis?

Sounds like the Sunnis want their own caliphate and are want to pay for the U.S. to be the muscle to obtain it.

To hell with that. Impeach and remove these idiots and let’s get some bonafied Americans, who care about American interests and traditional American values back in charge!

This is getting more bizarre by the day.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY.
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm


89 posted on 09/04/2013 4:02:00 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All
With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

The cost, LURCH, you MORON...is going to be AMERICAN BLOOD....HOW THE HELL ARE THE SAUDIS AND THE KUWAITIS GONNA PAY FOR THAT????

Lurch and Obama don't realize what "cost" means.....

Kakistocracy.

90 posted on 09/04/2013 4:04:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If they’re willing to pay someone to do it, why not hire muslims?


91 posted on 09/04/2013 4:05:28 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: taxcontrol
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.

I wouldn't.

92 posted on 09/04/2013 4:09:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: austinaero
I am trying to find a link to any MSM outlet covering this quote. None to be found.

He said it during the House hearing.

This realclearpolitics.com link includes video:

Kerry: "Arab Countries" Have Offered To "Bear Costs And Assist" Attack On Syria

Additional discussion in Daily Mail UK.

93 posted on 09/04/2013 4:10:00 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

I thought they were paying us something but I haven’t heard anything about it for years. I guess the check is in the mail.


94 posted on 09/04/2013 4:11:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I find that discussion of paying for an invasion by U.S. servicemen and women to be wholly inappropriate and offensive. They did not sign up to be mercenaries.


95 posted on 09/04/2013 4:12:05 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: TomGuy

There was a short blurb in the Washington Post.


96 posted on 09/04/2013 4:13:14 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The US will now provide “War Services” to the highest bidder.

Perhaps Iran might want to out-bid the Arabs so that the US can do their bidding instead.


97 posted on 09/04/2013 4:14:48 PM PDT by sagar
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To: cripplecreek

George Costanza?


98 posted on 09/04/2013 4:15:53 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: sagar
But what if Assad ups the ante? This could really get confusing.
99 posted on 09/04/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Toespi
Another level of humiliation added to obamas transformation of America.....our US military can now be considered mercenaries

I wonder if any Republican puke (even the so-called conservative ones or the one who asked the initial question of who was paying for this... did ANYONE hammer Kerry for admitting our troops will now be paid as mercenaries for the muzzzlim RAT bastard terrorists? I cannot believe the slow-witted, dumb-witted Repubs in comparison to the evil demoRATs who always seem ready with another accusation.

100 posted on 09/04/2013 4:18:48 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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