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Claim: US Military Leaders 'Embarrassed' and 'Repelled' by Syria Strike Plans
Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Guy Benson

Posted on 09/07/2013 4:07:29 AM PDT by Kaslin

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To: Kaslin

Are there any adults in charge in the government right now?


51 posted on 09/08/2013 6:52:18 AM PDT by Netz
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To: thegrump

You’re 100% correct. We are post-Obama purge of the serious Generals. Dempsey seems to be hiding all the time. He knows that he’s been neutered and he only has 100 Tomahawks left in reserve. Maybe he knows the score afterall?


52 posted on 09/08/2013 6:54:27 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Kaslin

The same mentally ill agendas of Obozo Liar, Queeg McAinal, Kerry the Faux Vietnam hero, and congressional rats wanting to bomb Syria could apply to 9/11!


53 posted on 09/08/2013 6:56:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Kaslin
The U.S. military’s civilian masters privately are proud that they are motivated by guilt over slaughters in Rwanda, Sudan and Kosovo and not by any systemic threat to our country.

There is no such thing as a good democrat war. The only "slaughter(TM)", "genocide(TM)", or "ethnic cleansing(TM)" which was ever going on in Kosovo was that perpetrated by the albanian muslims.

54 posted on 09/08/2013 9:31:00 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: PghBaldy
It is worse than face value we would be fighting the rebels. Many of the "rebels" are Al-Nusra Front and AQIZ; they are battle hardened from fighting U.S. forces in Iraq for all those years. Those that aren't [battle hardened in Iraq] have most likely been watching and paying attention to the fighting in Iraq.

Not only have they been able to test their capabilities against U.S. forces in actual combat, but they are expecting training as well - which would further cement their understanding of our TTPs and expose vulnerabilities - prior to the inevitable back stab.

These are the people that will inevitably end up with U.S military training and hardware. And exposure to gaps in our tactics, techniques, and procedures. And you can bet your bottom dollar that in the land of unicorns and lollipops, where warfare is blood free, risk free, and everyone loves us that the ROEs [of U.S./coalition troops] will be so restrictive that they couldn't even adequately defend themselves from the threat.

Think of it like this -

Imagine Rocky agreeing to be Apollo Creed's sparring partner and Mickey agreeing to be Apollo's strategic adviser/coach in the run up to Rocky and Apollo's rematch. Oh, and Rocky had to agree to fight with one hand behind his back.....all because Rocky's halfwit brother-in-law shot his mouth off about the Apollo v. Ivan Drago fight.

55 posted on 09/08/2013 1:28:06 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: NFHale

Syria did nothing to US. this is fabricated and totally made up to install some government like the “New World order” tried in Libya! How did that work out for you ? AL QAEDA!! And in IRAQ? How did that work out for you? Shiite Iranian control and sale of oil to China. Well how about Egypt? A butchering Coup de E’tat of a fairly elected regime !! You can’t make up what a bad Secretary of state old Clinton was ( thunder thighs) . Let me assure you that Syrian government had nothing to do with killing its own people. The facts and the German intelligence today proved that the Al Qaeda let the gas go in the Damascus suburb. AND IT FAILED TO SUCKER US IN!!


56 posted on 09/08/2013 8:01:11 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: Islander7

I don’t laugh as much as I used to since Obama got elected. Thank you for making me laugh!! Department of the Dense is a program I could fully support!


57 posted on 09/08/2013 10:12:29 PM PDT by Reb Raider
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To: Kaslin

Bookmark


58 posted on 09/08/2013 10:17:32 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: dfwgator; McGruff
Sometimes I'm glad he [McCain]lost the election.

When the historians summarize the fallen star known as the Obama administration, they will give Barack Obama credit for one positive contribution: He kept the country from having to suffer a McCain administration.

59 posted on 09/08/2013 10:30:52 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01
I agree but I don't think history will treat The Obama Years kindly either. It's been a frickin disaster from day one and still ain't over.
60 posted on 09/08/2013 11:47:07 PM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live..)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


61 posted on 09/08/2013 11:50:06 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: SADMILLIE

You don’t have to convince me... I’m totally against going into that craphole.

It does does not benefit the US, no US assests or personnel were attacked, and no US National Security interests are at stake.


62 posted on 09/09/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Kaslin

Call John Boner to voice your opinions at:

202-225-0600; press 1 for a staffer

DC switchboard:

202-224-3121; ask for the Elitist of your choice


63 posted on 09/09/2013 6:45:01 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Cen-Tejas
Axelrod, Jarrett and don't forget that wretched honest injun, Stephanie Cutter. Did you all see last week that THESE CLOWNS were the ones advising this nutjob? I am sickened that the press is so up you know where, that they do not care one bit of this country?

You put together these Military Advisors above (sickening)and the czars that all HATE America, and the fact that the NSA has allowed bammy to have every piece of dirt on Congress critters. Why do you think they are all boot licking at a time like this? Bonehead, jumping out to the microphone to say “I'm backing Bammy”, McJuan, gramnesty et al. I am sick to my stomach.

Keep calling. These films they supposedly are showing congress are gross. Where and when did they obtain these?

Also, it's NOT JUST a coincidence that this “emergency” is coming up just as the one year anniversary to the LIES in Benghazi. Total plan of Jarrett's I'll bet. Panetta said last September 28 (?) that they lost track of some chemical weapons in that Benghazi attack? Also, where was bammy that night, why was the CIA in Benghazi and what arms were they shipping to their muslim brotherhood buddies?

Connect the dots with Huma, Jarret and the Muslim Brotherhood. THIS is a HUGE mess and bammy can't cover his fanny much longer.

64 posted on 09/09/2013 7:50:34 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: expat2
Uh? I don't recall England ever being ruled by its military.

Oliver Cromwell?

65 posted on 09/09/2013 12:08:51 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: McGruff
It's been a frickin disaster from day one and still ain't over.

The next 40 months are likely to be the longest -- and most dangerous -- 40 months in American history.

66 posted on 09/09/2013 12:54:11 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Cromwell was a politician (Member of Parliament, first for Huntingdon, then for Cambridge) and didn’t become a military man until he joined up after the English Civil War had started. So he was no more a ‘military ruler’ than George Washington (actually less, because George was already in the British redcoat military before the war against Britain and before he became president - he used to toast the King in the Officer’s Mess prior to the secession)


67 posted on 09/09/2013 1:29:43 PM PDT by expat2
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To: expat2

Cromwell. Which is why the English have a statute of him outside the houses of Parliament—to remind them.


68 posted on 09/10/2013 6:16:33 AM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Kaslin

Going to war for the presidents reputation?

It’s just insane to think about.


69 posted on 09/10/2013 6:21:12 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: RobbyS
No, Cromwell was even less of a military ruler than was George Washington -- he was merely a politician until the English Civil War had already begun, while George W was already a soldier in the British Army in the Colonies before the Secession of 1776.
George was set up as ruler (the new post of President in lieu of the English king) in 1788 by the elites in the Colonies while Cromwell was set up as ruler (the new post of Lord Protector in lieu of the English king) in 1653 by the elites in England at that time.
However, it is true that Cromwell was a more forceful and brutal ruler during his 5 years, and will always be remembered with disgust by the Irish, and Catholics all over the British Isles.
70 posted on 09/10/2013 9:25:28 AM PDT by expat2
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To: expat2

The New Model Army brought Cromwell to power, and because he was such a brilliant commander, he had Europe quaking in its boots when he died, relatively early. He also had brought the Royal Navy into being and, practically, the British Empire. If his son had not been such a wet, Cromwell would likely have become King Oliver I. But he was brought low by a kidney stone, as Pascal reminds us. sic transit...


71 posted on 09/10/2013 11:49:10 AM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: GeronL

He has made his reputation. The Iranians know well that he has no intention of asking the military to do anything more than picking up sea shells along the Channel.


72 posted on 09/10/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Kaslin
"But they also warn that Syria is not Libya or Serbia. Perhaps the United States has become too used to fighting third-rate armies. As the Israelis learned in 1973, the Syrians are tough and mean-spirited killers with nothing to lose."

This statement is laughable, the Serbian army was so third rate that it remained intact after 78 days of straight bombing by the Perfumed Prince Clark.

The only reason why Assad's army has any teeth is because of Russian support, what a crock.

73 posted on 09/10/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT by Dick Cinnamon
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