Skip to comments.Obama loosens demands on U.N. resolution on Syria
Posted on 09/13/2013 7:29:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
WASHINGTON In a sign of its weak hand in the Syria crisis, the Obama administration has abandoned for now its hope of winning U.N. authorization for the use of force against President Bashar Assad's government if it fails to surrender its chemical weapons.
Facing steadfast Russian resistance, officials said Friday that they would accept a United Nations resolution that imposed weaker penalties such as economic sanctions and allowed for the Security Council to reconsider the use of force if Assad did not live up to his promises.
The shift, described by administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, appeared to be an acknowledgment of the likelihood that Security Council members Russia and China would veto the use of force, and of the overall lack of international support for military strikes to punish Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons.
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Sounds like Obama got out of his momma jeans and into his granny panties.
Obama created the Syrian crises to distract us from Benghazi, IRS and other scandals. What is he going to do to distract us from this debacle?
I never thought I’d see the day that I welcome the bitchslapping of a US pResident.
LORD have mercy on our nation! We’re still great, and favored among nations...
but not for long if we continue on our present course and elect additional leadership in the same class as what we now have.
More like “Obama Loses Grip”.....
King Obama resign? Next choice. LOL!
RESIGN, MR OBAMA - THE HONOR OF THE NATION DEMANDS IT
I’m no sure he feels humiliated in any way. I think he thinks he is doing just great and his loyal subjects will see it that way.
“In a sign of its weak hand in the Syria crisis”
More like his whole body and head is weak, not just his hand.
He should just say that he is being discriminated by the whole world because of his race. Cris Mathews will describe the thrill up his leg an all will be fine, give a few phones away America won’t care and the world wont think any less of him.
Barry is in WAY over his choom-adled Marxist big-eared head.
Unfortunately his handlers/controllers don’t think so.
" You know what Mr. President - you were never as good as you thought you were . . . " <\p>
How I would have loved to be there that day LOL
Hey big ears - Now who is the dummy!
Since 2008, it’s been embarrassing to be an American. Now, it’s downright humiliating.
I don’t recall such a cluckfuster as this even in the Carter years.
God I miss W
Oh no, jugears is just getting his second wind. Watch as he rolls bonehead on the budget and scamnasty...
Now that he has performed magic in the world scene his is about to focus like a laser beam on domestic issues...
Just watched this afternoons Five at Five on Fox and Juanita Williams tried to say that Obama is trying to be strong but the Republicans are wimping out because they hate Obama. At least that’s what I took away from him. Basically Juanita thinks everything Zero does is great and all bad things are the fault of Republicans and Bush.
All this could’ve been avoided had Obama resisted the temptation to sound off on red lines the rest of the nation wasn’t interested in enforcing.
He never imagined in his wildest perverted dreams that Syria would call his bluff. But when America is ruled by feckless, corrupt, weak leaders, is it really any surprise that its bluff would be called?
Our “blink-and-run” president in action.
Getting ready to be pushed into a softer (pink line vs. red line?) stance on Iran too - next thing you know, we’ll be funding Iran’s nuke program...
Sounds more like a yellow streak...