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Obama considering military action in Syria again
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Posted on 02/20/2014 8:39:55 AM PST by chessplayer

The White House has begun quietly looking at military options for intervention in Syria, especially those which will not require Congressional approval.

Efforts to broker a diplomatic settlement between Assad and moderate rebels show no promise right now. Russia and China have blocked any effort by the United Nations Security Council to tighten the pressure on the regime in Damascus.

But senior intelligence officials late last month opened a new path for Obama to increase U.S. involvement in a way that wouldn’t require congressional authorization, could minimize a public backlash, and might give Syria’s moderates some breathing room.

How? By telling Congress that Syria increasingly serves as a base, not just a battleground, for extremist groups looking to someday attack the United States.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper compared areas of Syria held by groups the United States considers terrorists to remote areas of Pakistan that are thought to harbor Al-Qaeda. Those groups have “aspirations for attacks” on the United States, he told the Senate Intelligence Committee. …

Likening Syria to Yemen raises the possibility that America could widen its much-criticized strategy of targeting extremists with drone strikes.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; lebanon; obama; syria; waronterror
He sends weapons to al kadya, and now is using their increased strength as an excuse to get involved.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 8:39:55 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Well, I hope he leads the charge. Tip of the Spear and all that.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 8:40:54 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: chessplayer

NO NO NO!


3 posted on 02/20/2014 8:42:05 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: chessplayer

Again?

Why? Is there a new hot scandal/crisis affecting him again?


4 posted on 02/20/2014 8:42:09 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gaffer

Nothing to see here, his lips are moving.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 8:42:32 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: chessplayer

McCain is bouncing off the walls in excitement.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 8:43:06 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: chessplayer

I guess he feels like he’s retired all the right military leadership - those who might’ve been inclined to question the Constitutionality of an executive’s orders.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 8:44:50 AM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer
Muslim Terrorist Obama wants to turn another country over to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Where's the news in that?
8 posted on 02/20/2014 8:45:04 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: chessplayer

Prayer for Peace in Syria

 

God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.

God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Amen.

Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 8:45:41 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: chessplayer

Saudi Arabia pulling the puppet strings.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 8:47:04 AM PST by struggle
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To: Responsibility2nd

Look! Squirrel!


11 posted on 02/20/2014 8:48:42 AM PST by ne1410s (2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Wag the dog” - but this time, it is unnecessary to create the unrest, there are already several right at hand.

But why not Venezuela? At least some of our troops already speak the local language (no need for crash courses in Arabic or Farsi), and it is much closer, thus keeping the logistics a lot simpler.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:01 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Salvation

God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.

God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Amen.

Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.


Amen!


13 posted on 02/20/2014 8:52:39 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: chessplayer

Assad’s army is mopping up. We have no business there.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 8:56:12 AM PST by lurk
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To: chessplayer

Are the Constitutionalists demanding a Congressional formal declaration of war prior to military action? Where are you Cruz, Rubio and Paul?


15 posted on 02/20/2014 8:56:31 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: chessplayer

WTF? Did POSOTUS, aka King Hussein, aka CEO Choom Gang draw another line in the sand?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejvcd-JeVCQ

Perhaps we can send a delegation of pawns to get slaughtered.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 8:57:22 AM PST by PGalt
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To: KC_Lion

17 posted on 02/20/2014 8:57:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

If I for one second believed he actually has the cojones to pull the trigger, I’d be scared.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 8:58:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Oh boy, here comes another “red line” just beyond the other ones. He’s really getting tough now.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 8:59:10 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: chessplayer

He hasn’t managed to get all the Christians killed yet, but his second term is still young.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 9:00:03 AM PST by pallis
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To: chessplayer
Obama can “consider” all he wants, but I suspect he'll do nothing. When Obama first threatened military action, the protests against it were much greater than he imagined.

Only Putin's intervention saved Obama from humiliation.

Perhaps instead Sen’s McCain and Graham should sign out a couple of DHS rifles and go on a commando raid. Obama could monitor the raid from a command bunker located next to a golf course.

21 posted on 02/20/2014 9:04:55 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: pallis

The Clown Prince is being distracted from his TV video-watching and his incessant golfing. Clown Prince nobama is just thrashing around trying to “do something”. What an incompetent, detached, limp, feckless fool.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 9:06:09 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: chessplayer

Well, gee, the Caliphate needs help.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 9:08:24 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: chessplayer

“Moderate rebels” = al Qaeda. Bammy really wants to send in our troops to fight alongside his terrorist pals.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 9:11:07 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: chessplayer

OK. Other than the fact that all the other boys are calling him a wuss, what would be our compelling national interest?


25 posted on 02/20/2014 9:15:43 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

I dare you to cross that line! No, that line. OK, that line. No, that line.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 9:23:16 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: chessplayer

What was that definition of insanity again?


27 posted on 02/20/2014 9:24:33 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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28 posted on 02/20/2014 9:30:00 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: chessplayer

When the economy continues to stink for the fifth straight year; when things in the nation go south and the peons are getting restless, wag the dog.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 9:34:49 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: chessplayer

So, saying >telling Congress that Syria increasingly serves as a base, not just a battleground, for extremist groups looking to someday attack the United States<

How is that different than Iraq?


30 posted on 02/20/2014 9:39:24 AM PST by patriotsoul
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To: alloysteel
But why not Venezuela?

The only reason obama would invade Venezuela is to give the thug president a big party and a "freedom" award!

31 posted on 02/20/2014 9:46:00 AM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: chessplayer

Watch out! I’m sure Michael Moore is just running around to secure financing for his next documentary on how Obama has trumped up these charges to bring war to Syria......what?.....wait......he’s not?


32 posted on 02/20/2014 10:19:52 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: chessplayer

So, tell me again why the left was against us going into Iraq?


33 posted on 02/20/2014 10:33:31 AM PST by what's up
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To: Salvation

Amen.


34 posted on 02/20/2014 10:40:38 AM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: chessplayer
Yo Vlad, Any New Ideas?


35 posted on 02/20/2014 10:54:36 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: chessplayer
So let me get this straight, he wants to attack because Syria is becoming a base for Muslim extremists that want to attack us, like those the moose-limb brotherhood fronts, all the while he`s arming those extremists thru the moose-limb brotherhood so they can attack us?

Ass-clown is too kind a descriptive for this animated sphincter.

36 posted on 02/20/2014 10:55:38 AM PST by nomad
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To: chessplayer

I thought he was considering military action in the Ukraine....


37 posted on 02/20/2014 11:20:05 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: chessplayer

I would pay a lot of money to watch a pay-per-view, no-holds-barred, ‘fight-to-the-death’, cage match between Obama and Asshat.


38 posted on 02/20/2014 11:22:02 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: blueunicorn6

All the GIRLS are also calling him a wuss?


39 posted on 02/20/2014 11:23:49 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: what's up

Oh come on! That was completely DIFFERENT.

In Iraq, it was a REPUBLICAN ‘lying’ to lead us in to war, and that made it a BAD war.

In Syria it’s a DEMOCRAT [actually] lying to lead us in to was, so OBVIOUSLY it’s a GOOD war.

Don’t you know ANYTHING?

...


40 posted on 02/20/2014 11:27:12 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: gr8eman

...and pick up some pointers on how to become “president for life”, or course.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 11:28:56 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: chessplayer

send the troops to Chicago instead


42 posted on 02/20/2014 12:14:04 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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