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Three Reasons Obama might bomb Syria
Telegraph ^ | 5/19/2014 | Tom Rogan

Posted on 05/19/2014 4:58:42 AM PDT by mgist

American, British and French Intelligence services are convinced that Assad continues to use chemical weapons against his people. As I’ve previously noted, for the Obama Administration, this is a triple disaster: strategic (the Russian-brokered WMD deal has been rendered a tragic farce), political (domestic perceptions of Obama’s leadership have suffered), and humanitarian (Syrians continue to choke to death). Still, for three reasons, I believe Obama might soon enforce his ‘‘red line’’ with US military force.

1) Obama doesn’t need Congress to approve military action. Nor would America have to act alone.

Since September 2013, when Obama withdrew his Syria authorisation of force request from Congress, many have claimed that future American military action against Assad is inconceivable. The truth is quite different. While Obama would face significant criticism were he to order military action without Congressional approval, he has deliberately retained that very option. On August 31 2013, explaining his original decision to go to Congress, Obama stated ‘‘…. I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorisation…’’ It’s not just Obama’s opinion, the legal precedent for a President's authority to order limited military operations is largely uncontroversial.

Obama is also aware that the US wouldn’t have to act alone. While Britain has effectively ruled out using military force, France is doing just the opposite. Last Tuesday, declaring that Assad has used chemical weapons at least 14 times in recent months, the French foreign minister openly lamented last September's policy choices.

Last Thursday, John Kerry emphasised that there would be ‘‘consequences’’ for Assad’s continued use of WMDs. Perhaps he was laying the diplomatic foundation for military action? We already know that the CIA is increasing weapons supplies to select Syrian rebels…

2) The US Military has pre-positioned capabilities that would enable military action.......

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; Israel; Russia; Syria; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: france; iran; israel; lebanon; obama; obamasyria; russia; syria; syriawar; unitedkingdom
Famed author Seymour Hersh, detailed how Obama used US military and money to support Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda in the Middle East.

They are both heroin cartels.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line

1 posted on 05/19/2014 4:58:42 AM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

3 reasons.
2014 mid-terms
2016 election
2016 election


2 posted on 05/19/2014 5:01:40 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (It’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: mgist

3 posted on 05/19/2014 5:01:55 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: mgist
I R S

V A

Benghazi

4 posted on 05/19/2014 5:06:04 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: piroque

And fast and furious.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 5:17:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mgist

Christians are being slaughtered in Syria. Hussein Obama hasn’t said a damn thing about that. He’s a vile pig.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 5:21:12 AM PDT by boycott
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To: mgist
Obama needs to draw attention away from his domestic scandals.
The dam is starting to break on the Benghazi hearings, the IRS, the VA, the missing $6 billion at the State Department...
Even the Obama Media working full time hasn't been able to completely shut down reporting on this crooked bas**rd


7 posted on 05/19/2014 5:27:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: BuffaloJack

1. Benghazi hearings
2. IRS targeting of conservative groups smoking guns being revealed
3. VA deaths scandal


8 posted on 05/19/2014 5:30:52 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: BuffaloJack
Thinking that Obama would ever use REAL force against anybody is a joke. He can't and won't. It is not in his DNA and having won the Nobel Peace Prize for no reason whatsoever means his hands are tied anyway. Forget it. Obama believes in empty rhetoric and effeminate threats backed up by bluff and face powder. He's a FEM.
9 posted on 05/19/2014 5:31:56 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Real Cynic No More

In The US it is known that it is very likely the Syrian government did not have chemical weapons, and it was the rebels bombing the country that did. In other words, it was just a staged excuse, just like the video, in the Benghazi debacle. It was staged just like the Soros funded “Drug Legalization” campaign that pretends to be citizens activism.

Famed author, Samuel Hersh, has explained in “The Rat and the Red Line”, how Obama has done nothing in the Middle East but use the US Military and money to support Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda regimes and rebels. The Syrian rebels Obama has given $millions of USD and an arsenal of weapons to, have plledged allegiance to Al Qaeda.

The fact that the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda are essentially heroin cartels, and Afghanistan under Nato’s protection, has produced record level poppy production that is flooding world markets, points to very sinister motives of world leaders.

Obama and Iran posturing. Putin knows exactly whats going on. I’m sure he profits as well. Ukraine is a strategically located drug port to EU, the way Mexico is to the US. Soros positioned his corrupt politicians for the cartels, and Putin was protecting his market. As we say in the US, “it’s all about the Benjamins”.

The fact that the only country that seems to be intercepting cargo ships leaving Africa with tonnes of pure heroin, tells me Obama isn’t the only president owned by the $3 Trillion drug cartels.

The media mass deception is ominous. World policy has become Soros policy, along with the rest of sociopaths who launder for the cartels. They have massive amounts of cash, ease in laundering and less scrutiny is what “drug legalization” is all about. The cartels are running the show. They all have blood on their hands, along with the media enablers. Take care of your families.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 5:32:07 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

*The only country intercepting drug cargo leaving Africa is Australia.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 5:35:41 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Netz

I think you have missed the fact that Obama has been brutal to allies not supportive drug trafficking in their countries.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 5:37:59 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
1 - They have an aspirin factory?


13 posted on 05/19/2014 5:38:53 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: McGruff
Yes, this is their aspirin factory.
14 posted on 05/19/2014 5:56:03 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Syria has probably used this Russian sponsored delay to beef up air defenses.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:11:00 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: BuffaloJack

I don’t buy it...all his (white)”supporters” really believe the “non-confrontational” crap they were indoctrinated with. If he bombs Syria, most of his hippy support will end. Yeah, I know, they will glom onto Hillary, but that will also put her in a precarious situation.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:21:51 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: mgist

obama will of course leave Iran alone which promises to kill millions of people with the nuclear weapons they are building.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:33 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: mgist
In the 70s the USDA was in Syria, teaching the locals how to use fertilizer to grow more/better crops. When the US left, the farmers applied their new found knowledge to the poppy fields...now you know the rest of the story. :)

http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/Y4890E/y4890e05.htm

As far as the eye can see....a sea of red.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:48:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: mgist

Obama would do it so that HE would get the attention and not necessarily that the United States would be getting their attention.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:52:55 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Daffynition

We’re going to bomb some poppy fields?


20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:54:18 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: mgist
This should have been posted on Friday's Silliness Thread!

The author is delusional!

21 posted on 05/19/2014 7:13:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: McGruff

Obama is using US military to protect the poppy fields.

Obama is protecting the Sinaloa cartels. Fast and Furious was about Holder’s ATF giving the murderous Sinaloa gangs an arsenal of weapons. Sinaloa members have testified in court they had agreement with US Federal agents to traffic drugs in the US, specifically through Chicago.

Unlike what most people think, the cartels are sophisticated. They aren’t the henchmen, kingpins, or the gangsters on the street, that go to jail. They are private bank owners, Hedge Fund Managers, business men, even national leaders, and work with Wall Street banks who are laundering $Billions, while the SEC looks the other way. They provide major funding to Washington’s influence peddling lobbists and “Think Tanks” such as Drug Policy Org.s the level of influence they have is beyond most people can even comprehend.

Benghazi was about arming Syrian rebels with $millions in cash, and weapons. The rebels are bombing the country, and have pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda a heroin cartel. Syria is a strageically located drug route, just like Ukraine.

We are a narco nation. Obama is doing the dirty work for Soros and the cartels he launders for. Australia is the only nation interceding heroin shipments. Can so many Western governments be involved?

It really seems Britain is also complicit. Putin has in own thing going on, and doesn’t seem to care as long as they don’t step into his narco turf (Ukraine). Putin has always been with Iran. South America, CA, and Mexico, are also in the pockets of various cartels. Chavez was funded by Iran. The Muslim Brotherhood are everywhere in SA, and Sinaloa are protected by Obama.

A surprisingly silent player is Israel. To me silence is complicity. I just don’t understand that dynamic, unless we are all being duped and the Israeli conflict is also a ruse? Maybe the narco trade by governments is something they just have to tolerate, but they must have some level of government involved in the narco trade, because there is just no way they don’t know about this.

Any thoughts?


22 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:30 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
Any thoughts?

Yeah, I'm depressed. The world seems much more complicated and darker that it used to be.

23 posted on 05/19/2014 8:24:38 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: mgist

Maybe he needs a distraction from:

V.A. scandal grows. Pres. Obama promised to “slash wait times” in 2009 #VFW speech. What happened? Watch: @Foxnews: http://bit.ly/1lBkMxD


24 posted on 05/19/2014 8:29:59 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: mgist

2014/2016 elections

To help terrorists take power

Distraction from scandal as his massive corruption is exposed


25 posted on 05/19/2014 9:29:17 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: McGruff
I think they've been calling it *the war on drugs*


26 posted on 05/19/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: mgist

Wag the Dog bombing immdeiately before the midterms to take the spotlight off of all the scandals on Obamacare, IRS, VA, etc.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 1:26:28 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: mgist

Hmm. I wonder if international illicit drug monies can be tracked to Soros?


28 posted on 05/19/2014 1:48:39 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

#1, he has a phone

#2, he has a pen

#3, he doesn’t have to face voters again (not that it would matter)


29 posted on 05/19/2014 5:31:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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