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Obama to claim small victory as pushes ahead on Syria plan
Reuters ^ | September 10, 2013 | By Roberta Rampton

Posted on 09/10/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Barack Obama will take some credit for a possible diplomatic breakthrough on Syria's chemical weapons stockpile in an address to Americans on Tuesday, but will keep pushing Congress to approve military force, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

The White House said Syria's recent acceptance of a Russian proposal to give up its chemical weapons came about because of the U.S. threat of strikes, Carney told MSNBC.

"We see this as potentially a positive development and we see this as a clear result of the pressure that has been put on Syria," Carney said, when asked for the White House reaction to new reports that Syria will cede control of its stockpile.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; failure; leadingfrombehind; syria
Failure = Small Victory.
1 posted on 09/10/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What threat of strikes?


2 posted on 09/10/2013 7:13:49 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What for the I brought it up with Vlad, but Kerry quickly deemed it
rhetorical.

You may fool the “ gimmie mine “ crowd, but you won’t BS the rest of us


3 posted on 09/10/2013 7:15:59 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey he’s an affirmative action occupant...he gets a free pass plus 49% of the credit.


4 posted on 09/10/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Head stuffed in toilet and given a royal flush is victory?


5 posted on 09/10/2013 7:19:13 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

John F’n Kerry also deserves the Peace Prize. If only Chamberlain had used sarcasm prior to WWII, Hitler would have been checkmated.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 7:20:34 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I see a huge train wreck dead ahead: Beirut X 100, plus nerve gas.

Run for the hills the first time you hear about American "peacekeepers" in Syria.

7 posted on 09/10/2013 7:21:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Watch tonight's address from Obama. Obama will be preening like a peacock telling Americans that his actions led to this victory and that he will now call off the dogs of war if Syria follows through.

Obama will claim that this was his idea and that he is glad Putin put it out there to Syria.

Obama will further say that if Syria doesn't comply... then watch out!

Book it.

8 posted on 09/10/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: 1rudeboy

itsy bitsy teeny weeny strikes that would not knock over Assad’s bowl of Cheerios is such a scary threat

lol


9 posted on 09/10/2013 7:21:22 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Everything about this Administration is small .... except the amount of BS they peddle to us


10 posted on 09/10/2013 7:21:27 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama claims victory for Russia, Syria, and Iran.


11 posted on 09/10/2013 7:22:45 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s see:

1) Kerry makes bone-headed statement which provides an opening for Syria to avoid “punishment”

2) The Obama mal-Administration immediately distances itself from said bone-headed statement, and Kerry himself begins backpedaling like an unbalanced unicyclist on speed.

3) The Russians exploit Kerry’s bone-headed statement by cynically putting forth a ‘plan’ which exactly mirrors said bone-headed statement.

4) The Obama mal-Administration falls hook, line and sinker for the cynical ploy by the Russians; even going so far as to begin steps towards taking credit for ‘opening the door’ to a diplomatic solution.

By this time tomorrow, the ENTIRE thing will all be part of Obama’s brilliant plan to bring peace to the Middle East.

Of course, when the Syrians fail to “turn over all their chemical weapons to the international community”, Mr. Obama will be right there to remind us that he never really liked the idea in the first place, but that he had no choice but to pursue it since his predecessor, George W. Bush, left behind such a mess.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 7:24:31 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: patriotspride

However the low info American voters will watch Obummer’s speech and think that Bathouse Barry just gave a beat down to Putin. After Obomba leaves the White House he will claim it was similar to the Cuban missile crisis in the Kennedy era. Hollywood will then produce a film called, “Barry the Impaler vs. Vlad the Wimp.”


13 posted on 09/10/2013 7:25:02 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: patriotspride; All

Obama lied to us about Benghazi, and then spent a year covering up his dereliction of duty as Commander In Chief during the critical hours of the Benghazi Massacre.

Can anyone in the US Military trust Obama?

Why should we taxpayers trust Obama?

Who can trust someone whose own SEALED personal records cannot be verified?

Obama cannot be trusted or verified is the obvious conclusion.


14 posted on 09/10/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“but will keep pushing Congress to approve military force, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.”

I bet Weed, er Reid, had a conniption on that notice. He almost is sure to know he may not get even cloture on this one. No way the Congress in this environment is going to give him an open ended invitation to launch a war on his whim. He does, he goes alone. Meanwhile Bonehead looked up from his desk, made a hic sound, and uttered that if El Dope wants that, I will vote yes for myself.

15 posted on 09/10/2013 7:27:38 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I believe it is peace for our time”


16 posted on 09/10/2013 7:27:56 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. N)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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17 posted on 09/10/2013 7:28:59 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: WayneS

That about covers it!


18 posted on 09/10/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, muslims do have a low bar to claim “victory,” i.e., survival. Why would a muslim like 0bama be any different?


19 posted on 09/10/2013 7:30:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Keep praying!


20 posted on 09/10/2013 7:32:16 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: WayneS

Good sum-up. You’ll enjoy today’s American Spectator article of Obama as Capt. Queeg. take a look-see.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT by bunster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

yes because now bath house has to figure out another way to help his terrorist brothers.


22 posted on 09/10/2013 7:40:09 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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23 posted on 09/10/2013 7:40:11 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe this guy is out of jail and can lead up the UN Weapons Inspections for Obama!


24 posted on 09/10/2013 7:43:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another Nobel Peace Prize on the way? 0 is a peaceful Marxist after all...


25 posted on 09/10/2013 7:44:13 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Mouton

All they need is a Congressional approval and they will manufacture a new reason to strike. Then it is Katy bar the door.

They have to do it because the Saudis demand it.


26 posted on 09/10/2013 7:44:56 AM PDT by dforest
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To: WayneS
You nailed it. Right now, we are exactly where we were with Saddam after the Gulf War, except Saddam actually gave us a list of what he had.

And with Syria, our policy yesterday was to support the overthrow of Assad. Today, we must protect Assad to ensure that his chemical weapons are secured by 'international inspectors'. At some point in the very near future, Assad will be arguing how the rebels are preventing him from complying and asking the US to enforce an arms embargo against them.

In my wildest dreams, I cannot come up with a worse statement than the one our Secretary of State made yesterday.

27 posted on 09/10/2013 7:49:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Obadiah
Watch tonight's address from Obama. Obama will be preening like a peacock telling Americans that his actions led to this victory and that he will now call off the dogs of war if Syria follows through.

and the media will spew it forth as truth and gush about the leadership qualities of our wonderful president....

28 posted on 09/10/2013 8:31:57 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is buying time to sell the American public.

Will there be another CW strike?


29 posted on 09/10/2013 8:34:43 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Obadiah

And to the 64,000 dollar question. Who gets the blame when Syria gets rid of all their chem weapons except one and then uses it and kills a couple of thousand Syrians?

Now you have to blame the rebels because Obama was instrumental in getting rid of Syrias WMD. Who supports the rebels? Obama. Who gets the blame? George Bush you racist!


30 posted on 09/10/2013 8:40:15 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Watch Assad and Putin stretch this out for months and months. We’ll see if they ever turn over any chemical weapons to the “international community”.


31 posted on 09/10/2013 8:45:21 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: WayneS
"1) Kerry makes bone-headed statement which provides an opening for Syria to avoid “punishment”

2) The Obama mal-Administration immediately distances itself from said bone-headed statement, and Kerry himself begins backpedaling like an unbalanced unicyclist on speed.

3) The Russians exploit Kerry’s bone-headed statement by cynically putting forth a ‘plan’ which exactly mirrors said bone-headed statement.

4) The Obama mal-Administration falls hook, line and sinker for the cynical ploy by the Russians; even going so far as to begin steps towards taking credit for ‘opening the door’ to a diplomatic solution.

By this time tomorrow, the ENTIRE thing will all be part of Obama’s brilliant plan to bring peace to the Middle East.

Of course, when the Syrians fail to “turn over all their chemical weapons to the international community”, Mr. Obama will be right there to remind us that he never really liked the idea in the first place, but that he had no choice but to pursue it since his predecessor, George W. Bush, left behind such a mess."

brilliant.. man is that spot on..

32 posted on 09/10/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He might be able to pull that off. Except that last week, when arguing for the strikes, he explicitly said that they had exhausted EVERY diplomatic option possible.

SO I guess he was lying last week when trying to get people to support his unnecessary bombing campaign. I’m sure glad the house and senate didn’t run back and pass the authorization — or Obama would have already killed people for no reason.


33 posted on 09/10/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 1rudeboy

How small does a ‘victory’ have to be, when for the 1st time in American History, a sitting U.S. President backed down in the face of a Russian Premier?


34 posted on 09/10/2013 10:59:30 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: bunster

It took a while for me to get a chance to read it, but it is quite good. An apt comparison.


35 posted on 09/10/2013 2:30:32 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Thanks.


36 posted on 09/10/2013 2:33:11 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You ain’t seen nothing yet.

“Yes, it was my suggestion to Mr. Putin that got the ball rolling, and I am looking forward to a second Nobel Peace Prize before I leave office.”


37 posted on 09/10/2013 2:44:10 PM PDT by plangent
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