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Amash: ‘If Americans could read classified docs, they’d be even more against Syria action’
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/2013

Posted on 09/08/2013 4:47:56 PM PDT by markomalley

Rep. Justin Amash, an outspoken opponent of U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war, has taken to Twitter to voice his opposition to military intervention. Concurrently, the Michigan Republican warns the American people of misleading claims being made by the Obama administration.

Amash noted that he attended a classified briefing in which evidence for the limited attack on Bashar al-Assad’s Baathist dictatorship was presented to legislators who are now debating a war vote. Though Obama administration officials hope to win congressional support, Amash indicated the briefing had the opposite effect on him.

Amash also suggested the administration is putting out inconsistent information to the public.

The tea party favorite said popular opposition to the Syria war plan, which is already strong, would only be supported by the classified documents.

 


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1 posted on 09/08/2013 4:47:56 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I don’t doubt it.


2 posted on 09/08/2013 4:48:56 PM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: markomalley

I don’t doubt it.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 4:48:57 PM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: markomalley

4 posted on 09/08/2013 4:51:24 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: markomalley

BTTT


5 posted on 09/08/2013 4:51:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: markomalley

Translation: the Clown occupying the Oval Office is a liar.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 4:52:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: markomalley

If the public knew what the Obama Regime is actually up to, DC would look like the closing scene from the Frankenstein movie.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 4:56:31 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: markomalley

Nancy Pelosi: “We have to vote for this war, and find out what’s in it later.”


8 posted on 09/08/2013 4:57:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GladesGuru
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9 posted on 09/08/2013 4:59:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

The reasons behind the Syria hysteria in Washington are easy to understand.
1 Certain gulf states would like to build a gas pipeline through Syria,to market their gas in Europe.
2.Syria’s present government is unwilling to allow this pipeline.The principle reason is Russia’s Gazpom presently has pipeline selling gas to Europe and doesn’t want the competition.
3.Obama is willing to force a war to advance the economic interests of his fellow Muslims.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 5:01:29 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: markomalley

There is a reason they are working with ‘social media’ accounts and they aren’t presenting actual medical evidence detailing the chemicals and cause of death. No doubt the CIA and the WH are deliberately lying and misleading members of Congress, the media and the public.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 5:02:19 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: markomalley

If Obama can’t impress a congressman with ‘classified’ material, how does he think he’s going to convince the rest of us with his media tour and address to the nation on Tuesday? With his oratory skills? The bloom fell off that rose eons ago.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 5:02:54 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: erlayman

The representative better watch his back in exposing these commie creeps.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 5:03:31 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: LostInBayport
If Obama can’t impress a congressman with ‘classified’ material, how does he think he’s going to convince the rest of us with his media tour and address to the nation on Tuesday? With his oratory skills? The bloom fell off that rose eons ago.

He'll get some Greek Columns

14 posted on 09/08/2013 5:05:29 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
"Amash: ‘If Americans could read classified docs, they’d be even more against Syria action’..."

..... This sort of diatribe does not belong in the narrative for an argument for an incursion into Syria the exact opposite would also be deemed to be true.

..... By that same token using this ill thought out argument ... ‘If Americans could read classified docs, they’d be even more against Syrian Rebels! Both sides are bad players in this scenario with one exception .... what is NOT being reported is that Bashar Assad belongs to the Alawite Muslim sect which is tolerant of most religions including Christians. If Assad is removed from his position of authority ...... this tolerance will end. This is not our fight .... but this little known fact is being ignored in the Obama "Common-sense test" narrative that is now being touted by this administration and the media.

15 posted on 09/08/2013 5:23:01 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: markomalley
He'll get some Greek Columns

And some 'Extra Gravitas Just for Men', put on with a ladle
16 posted on 09/08/2013 5:27:39 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: markomalley

who want to bet white house evidence is simply a series of youtube videos


17 posted on 09/08/2013 5:27:41 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

I can just it — they’re in the situation room looking sternly at the videos with Maru the cat and Gangnum Style in the sidebar.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 5:36:40 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

just see it


19 posted on 09/08/2013 5:36:58 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: markomalley
That's my congress critter.

Good boy!

Have a scooby snack.

20 posted on 09/08/2013 5:39:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

We’ve got a conservative bloc here in Southern Michigan. Amash, Bentivolio and Walberg.


21 posted on 09/08/2013 5:41:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

He’s my rep. He held 11 public meetings this week in 2 days to listen to his constituents. We went to one.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 5:42:04 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin!)
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To: markomalley

But Diane Feinstein said if we knew what she knew, speaking of the classified venue, we would be all in. She said her experience over the years makes her like to think that she is able to recognize actionable evidence. (paraphrasing)

Whom to believe? Amash, or Diane? SNARK/


23 posted on 09/08/2013 5:45:13 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: cripplecreek
Such an improvement over Vern Ehlers.
24 posted on 09/08/2013 5:51:11 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: markomalley

China is now sending warships to the syrian theatre. Rushia already has ships there. The American people are saying no. Everyone but France is saying no. We have been given no evidence. This is the perfect time for Obamby to pull the trigger on America. This time we’ll be the Serbs.


25 posted on 09/08/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: markomalley

“Amash also suggested the administration is putting out inconsistent information... “

When you reach the point that you can’t even keep your lies straight, it’s considered putting out inconsistent information!


26 posted on 09/08/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: Farmer Dean

Absolutely right. And Russia will do whatever it takes to protect Assad. The Russian economy is absolutely dependent on oil/natural gas sales to keep it going. If those sales plummet, their economy is kaput. This is a vital national security concern for Russia - more important for them than Chechen rebels, US missile defenses in Europe, etc.

The last thing Russia wants is competition from Qatar or Saudi Arabia for gas sales to Europe, via a pipeline through Syria, controlled by a puppet government set up by Qatar or Saudi Arabia.


27 posted on 09/08/2013 5:53:31 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: DeWalt

Thats “Russia”.


28 posted on 09/08/2013 5:54:57 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: markomalley

I know that is not true.


29 posted on 09/08/2013 5:55:17 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: DeWalt

There are apparently five of the G-20 nations now supporting this....and more will follow. Alot of Saudi money is being passed around to move this vote....both Internationally and within among our Government leaders.

Meanwhile Russia, Syria, and Iran meet tomorrow to counter Obama’s strike with a purposed diplomatic solution...which would exclude Assad remaining as Pres.

Will be interesting if this is accepted as Obama will claim he forced their hand....thus a victory for him...and likely why Obama changed his speech from Monday to Wed. now.

On the other hand if he refuses and goes ahead...the Russians and Syria and Iran can say they offered a reasonable solution....and they are prepared for war if he forges ahead.


30 posted on 09/08/2013 5:59:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

The only thing is who will be acceptable to replace Assad. You will still have religious cleansing and the rebels will use gas again.


31 posted on 09/08/2013 6:05:01 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: markomalley
I read the title quickly and wondered why the Amish wanted to read classified docs.

No, really.

32 posted on 09/08/2013 6:14:25 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: DeWalt

Most interested parties have administrations already lined up...Saudi does for sure and waiting for the US/Obama to hand it to them. This has been going on for over two years so interested parties are pretty much in place from all those who want to take over Syria.

Checkmate will be Russia, Syria and Iran having their own to install...which will have to be relatively moderate to pacify Obama. My gut tells me he won’t play ball with them...but the other International Leaders will I think.

If you’ve taken a look at Syria now....it’s pretty much destroyed all it’s infastructure..... and now reporting the Euphraties is polluted with oil spills from the fighting....so there’s a drinking water issue..and food issue.

Bottom line...no matter if or not Obama strikes...it’s not going to change the dynamics for a long time...fighting will still continue as is still happening in Egypt....Middle Easterners do not lay there arms down...they simply go to another area where there is a battle....and there is always one there to fight. It is the nature of the ME.


33 posted on 09/08/2013 6:22:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: BusterBear

The facts show how in the tank for Obama the news media is.
Absolutely criminal.


34 posted on 09/08/2013 6:29:52 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: markomalley
Obama's Presidency:

COVER STORY (LIES) = 'Unclassified'

TRUTH = 'Top Secret'

35 posted on 09/08/2013 6:44:23 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: markomalley

I believe Putin will tactical nuke one of the US warships right out of the Med, because he can. He warned Obama clearly. An attack will be a disaster of incredible proportion.


36 posted on 09/08/2013 6:46:39 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

Easier than that. Putin only needs to take out Saudi Arabia. The other US dominos will then fall.


37 posted on 09/08/2013 7:16:58 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: gotribe

Easier than that. Putin only needs to take out Saudi Arabia. The other US dominos will then fall.


Exactly.


38 posted on 09/08/2013 7:29:30 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Dallas59; All

Obama’s interest in invading non-enemy Syria has nothing to do with Syria, poison gas, or children.

Obama’s interest in bombing non-enemy Syria has everything to do with creating a long-lasting, controversial, DISTRACTION for Congress in order to keep Congress from defunding Obama”care”/Boehnerkare.

Obama’s “Red Herring” for the 9-11 Benghazi Massacre Coverup was Susan Rice’s fake Video story.

Obama’s “Red Herring” for distracting Congress until Obama”care”/ Boehnerkare kicks in October 1 is Obama’s “Crossing HIS personal Red Line” distraction speech.

Obama speaks only for Obama, not the US Federal Government or America.


39 posted on 09/08/2013 7:46:27 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: caww
.... likely why Obama changed his speech from Monday to Wed. now.

So you just know he's also going to be jumping on the chance to make 9-11 all about him, too. I can't think of much that's more disrespectful to those who died on 9-11 (2001 & Benghazi) than having Obama, with his support of Muslim terrorists, running his yap about/on 9-11.

40 posted on 09/08/2013 8:14:53 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MissMagnolia
The whole mess is like a three ring circus ...what an utter embarrassment to our nation.

My hope is all the nations now in the Mediterranean are there as a united force to end this by telling Assad and the Fighters to lay down their arms or they'll ALL be blown to smithereens...and that all this political theater is just a diversion.

41 posted on 09/08/2013 9:44:22 PM PDT by caww
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