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Obama warns Assad against using chemical weapons: “There will be consequences”
CBS News ^ | December 3, 2012, 4:48 PM | (CBS/AP)

Posted on 12/03/2012 2:58:02 PM PST by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama gave Syrian President Bashar Assad a stern warning Monday after U.S. officials told CBS News the Syrian regime has shown signs that it may be making chemical weapons material. Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity, although President Obama spoke publicly about the possibility of chemical weapons in a speech at National Defense University Monday.

President Obama said he wanted to be “absolutely clear” to Assad that “the world is watching,” CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports.

The use of chemical weapons is “totally unacceptable” and “if you make mistake of using—there will be consequences and you will be held accountable,” the president said. …

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; chemicalweapons; religionofpeace; syria
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Yeah, “making” rather than using what he got from Saddam. What a scary rebuke . . . I’m sure Assad (if he is still alive) is just shaking in his boots. Usually when Obama makes statements like this, someone is pulling his puppet strings . . .
1 posted on 12/03/2012 2:58:06 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ooooooooo....what a tough guy. /s


2 posted on 12/03/2012 3:00:13 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Olog-hai

Not likely Obama will do anything about it.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 3:00:29 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

If he dares to use those chemical weapons, Obama is gonna send him a really, really, really stern letter.


4 posted on 12/03/2012 3:00:36 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: Olog-hai

Just setting up the false flag. We have our “friendly” terrorists ready to set off a chem event and then we use it to flatten what’s left of Assad. Then we install another Moosie Brohood dictatorship. They have to paint the picture first, which is where we are now.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 3:04:14 PM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: JewishRighter

6 posted on 12/03/2012 3:04:17 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Olog-hai

The “law and diplomacy” here is striking. Assad, while a tyrant, is the non-MB tyrant. Øbama is itching to have a rationale to align US forces with MB forces, and against non-MB forces. These steps are inching towards a US fighting, even if by proxy, against Israel.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 3:04:28 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey, we were told ad nauseam that Saddam had no WMD’s. What’s this?


8 posted on 12/03/2012 3:05:03 PM PST by Argus
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To: Olog-hai

If Syria uses chemical weapons, Assad risks getting a sternly-worded letter from Obama!


9 posted on 12/03/2012 3:05:16 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: JewishRighter

Dang! You beat me to it.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 3:05:51 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Mr. Assad.

While it is true that the USA is actively supporting people who want to kill you we’d like to ask you not to use any chemical weapons or else we’ll get REALLY cross with you.

Thanks!

BO, POTUS”


11 posted on 12/03/2012 3:05:51 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Olog-hai

ooo, I’m scared. Really scared. /sarc


12 posted on 12/03/2012 3:09:41 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
If Syria really uses them maybe President 0bama will dispatch some of his troops from Chicago; maybe even FEMA. They know how Government should be run./s
13 posted on 12/03/2012 3:10:50 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Gonna be consequences and repercussions (Language warning)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMT0ZbNOHY


14 posted on 12/03/2012 3:13:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DallasDeb

So what’s O going to do- put O on his Naughty List?


15 posted on 12/03/2012 3:13:26 PM PST by Lacey
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To: Olog-hai

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 12/03/2012 3:13:52 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama could care less if someone gets gassed (or shot or blown up or stabbed). All he wants is an excuse to pull a Libya and get the terrorists in charge or if not in charge, then running amok and killing our ambassador.


17 posted on 12/03/2012 3:16:02 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: All

He wouldn’t write the stern letter, he’d ask the UN to do it.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 3:16:15 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Olog-hai

Go get em’ Barry! I sure hope this doesn’t interfere with your 4 million dollar Hawaii escapade.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 3:16:42 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Olog-hai
Yeah, Obama will send Susan Rice on 5 6 Sunday talk shows. That'll show 'em.
20 posted on 12/03/2012 3:21:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Exactly what I was thinking... I just used these quote today...ah, great movies are a bygone now-a-days...


21 posted on 12/03/2012 3:23:25 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: muawiyah

Strongly-worded letter with lotsa frowny faces and Ban Ki Moon’s signature!!


22 posted on 12/03/2012 3:23:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Olog-hai
Obama SOCK PUPPET, speaking through his handlers, warns Assad against using chemical weapons: “There will be consequences” said the teleprompter!
23 posted on 12/03/2012 3:23:44 PM PST by laweeks
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To: F15Eagle

yep.... I can hear him now in the Oval Office speech:

“The future does not belong to those who use chemical weapons”

There I saved his cracker jack speech writers some time.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 3:24:00 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Olog-hai

He’s SO full of shite...unless this IS the ploy for a third term...
How’s that Arab Spring workin’ for ya, Barry?


25 posted on 12/03/2012 3:26:25 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Chuzzlewit

Don’t forget to add:

“FORE!!”


26 posted on 12/03/2012 3:26:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah I bet Assad is crapping his pants right now as we speak
I wonder will Obama be “Flexible” with Assad like he wants to be with Putin..Obama wanted this, he wanted the Muslim Brotherhood to be in total control, for there to be Sharia Law, well now he has it and he has to pretend that he doesn’t want this


27 posted on 12/03/2012 3:30:27 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: F15Eagle

Maybe he can use NBC Sunday night football commentary as a deterrent.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 3:32:21 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: matginzac

The damn thing has sprung a leak. What a shocker!


29 posted on 12/03/2012 3:33:56 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Susan Rice will become Sec of State.

And they’ll send Bob Costas as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. where he can fight against the 2nd Amendment with the U.N. goons.


30 posted on 12/03/2012 3:34:46 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Olog-hai

More toothless baloney from Obama.

There isn’t a foreign leader on Planet Earth who doesn’t know by now that America’s feckless, gormless, but big-talking president is an utter wimp.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 3:34:53 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: palmer

Obama has “fundamentally changed” our policy in the Middle East. Over the past, I don’t know, 100 years or so we have tacitly supported many bad folks, dictators, in the Middle East. Because they ran secular goverments. Right or wrong, I don’t know. But to have the terrorists in charge is just....either stupid, ignorant or worse part of a plan to establish a Caliphate.

In 4 short years he has undone the foreign policy of the past 100 years. I hope it all blows up before he leaves office. I hope a lot of things blow up before he serves out his term. But, probably not. He’ll be gone, living the high life and someone else will have to pick up the pieces.


32 posted on 12/03/2012 3:35:16 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

So long as Assad does not convert to being a Republican - he has nothing to worry about.


33 posted on 12/03/2012 3:35:55 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: eyedigress

Wha?


34 posted on 12/03/2012 3:38:33 PM PST by matginzac
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To: C210N

U.S. vs. Russia would pit the U.S. vs. Russia. I doubt Bammy is ready to fight with Putin.

IF Turkey had sent destroyers alongside “Gaza relief ships” and there was an incident, THEN NATO agreements might have the USA fighting alongside Turkey against Israel.

The same could happen if Turkey and Syria got into it. And Russia is still backing Assad. Along with Iran.

It’s rather a mess, to say the least.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 3:39:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: muawiyah
Obama made it “absolutely clear” the world is watching....next a stern letter from hILLARY
36 posted on 12/03/2012 3:40:24 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: JoanneSD
I was hoping he'd tell Assad he was not going to go over there and push buttoms to start the poison gas spray ~ like he'd planned when he thought all that would happen is the Christians would get killed.

Just impossible to guess what people like Obama might actually do

37 posted on 12/03/2012 3:43:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: matginzac

Kind of a “Spring” is “Sprung” kinda thingy.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 3:43:49 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: C210N

oopw, typo - too much of a hurry

U.S. vs. SYRIA would pit the U.S. vs. Russia. I doubt Bammy is ready to fight with Putin.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 3:44:27 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GlockThe Vote

That ain’t happening, Fascists love the American Democrat.


40 posted on 12/03/2012 3:45:42 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: C210N

oops, typo - too much of a hurry

U.S. vs. SYRIA would pit the U.S. vs. Russia. I doubt Bammy is ready to fight with Putin.


41 posted on 12/03/2012 3:46:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Sonofagun! That’s what I was going to write! Great minds...


42 posted on 12/03/2012 3:46:34 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Olog-hai

No there won’t. 0coward won’t do anything.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 3:50:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: eyedigress

Oh, oh....I get it! Lol
Just finished “Happy Hour” here...3 oz.s of medicinal brandy..
Kinda slow...!


44 posted on 12/03/2012 3:50:58 PM PST by matginzac
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To: mykroar

Valerie already has her letter written. She will tell Obama when to send it.


45 posted on 12/03/2012 3:53:29 PM PST by abclily
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“If Syria uses chemical weapons, Assad risks getting a sternly-worded letter from Obama!”

Scribbled on the back of his scorecard.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 3:57:24 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: TigersEye
No there won’t. 0coward won’t do anything.

How dare you say he won't do anything! Chrissie Matthews is reporting that Obobo is prepared to place an embargo on all PEPSI products and all HOSTESS products, SO THER ! Take that Syria !

47 posted on 12/03/2012 4:02:10 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Oohh, stamping his widdle feet and waving his widdle arms demanding compliance does not change the fool that Obama is.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 4:09:50 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: timestax

An embargo on Hostess products, which don’t exist anymore, sounds about right for 0bobo.


49 posted on 12/03/2012 4:11:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
The discount cards at Best Buy might get revoked.

Oh, no!!!

50 posted on 12/03/2012 4:23:48 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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