Skip to comments.Obama Aide On Syria's Assad: 'If He Drops Sarin On His Own People, What’s That Got Do Do With Us?'
Posted on 05/05/2013 7:19:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Aide On Syria's Assad: 'If He Drops Sarin On His Own People, Whats That Got Do Do With Us?' Daniel Halper May 5, 2013 10:12 AM
President Barack Obama got ahead of himself and his advisers when he said that Syria using chemical weapons would cross a "red line," the New York Times reports.
How can we attack another country unless its in self-defense and with no Security Council resolution? an unnamed Obama administration official tells the paper. If he drops sarin on his own people, whats that got to do with us?
But they concluded that drawing a firm line might deter Mr. Assad. In addition to secret messages relayed through Russia, Iran and other governments, they decided that the president would publicly address the matter.
Several officials said they recalled no discussion about the red line phrase but suspected that it came out of the election-year conversation about Iran and how far to allow its nuclear program to progress before being forced to take action. It was a concept that was embedded in peoples prefrontal cortex, one of the officials said.
While surprised at the presidents use of the term in regard to Syria on Aug. 20, advisers concluded that it had succeeded, at least for a while, since months passed with no chemical weapons attack.
But if the tough rhetoric "succeeded" for a time, it appears to have backfired in the long-run. Because Syria has now apparently used chemical weapons, and President Obama is not willing to do anything about it.
In fact, Obama is now downplaying any sort of response, even before settling on a specific response to Syrai crossing the red line.
As a general rule, I dont rule things out as commander in chief because circumstances change and you want to make sure that I always have the full power of the United States at our disposal to meet American national security interests, Obama commented on Syria, while speaking at news conference in Costa Rica. Then, Obama went on to contradict himself.
Having said that, I do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in Syria, American boots on the ground in Syria, would not only be good for America, but also would be good for Syria, the president said.
I agree we have lost too many young men in these worthless wars
REMF's and POG's far out rank any so called leaders of the behind!
They are never leaders and can never move into that slot.
They are the horses a$$ to the rest of the horse.
They react after the front of the horse made it's move.
And often they just shite.
When I was much younger, I found this out by mixing ammonia and bleach when I was cleaning house.
So many lost and so many maimed, brain-damaged, horrible things — all in protracted wars-that-never-end, and only to satisfy the blood-thirst of the warmongers.
“President Obama is right on this. Why should we be involved in Syria?”
I agree. We shouldn’t be involved in foreign adventures unless there is some CLEAR U.S. economic or power interest, and then we should go in kick SERIOUS ass and then get the hell out.
Though given that almost every decision Obama has made as President has been antithetical to interests of working U.S. citizens and U.S. world power, he probably made the right decision for the wrong reasons.
Did Omoslem finally find a hellhole he won’t try to hand to the Mozz Bros?
Is that why he’s been shipping them weapons for a year?
In retrospect, the invasion of Iraq to remove Saddam and his sons was probably right. Only after “mission accomplished” banner, we should had gotten the hell out and left the Ba’athist Army in charge of Iraq. The mess afterwards was not our problem.
President Obama commemorated the 19th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda by expressing solidarity with the survivors and emphasizing the need to prevent such an event from happening again.
Meanwhile North Korea, Iran the Mexican Narco gangs, China and Russia are EAGERLY watching Fredo Obama fumble around with red line rhetoric.
There was a reason the Corleone’s NEVER put Fredo in charge.
Since there isn’t any good guys to protect in Syria, neither Assads forces or the rebel opposition, I say we should give them all sarin via airmail. They’ll be left thinking each side gassed the other. Problem solved!
[zero] got ahead of himself and his advisers when he said that Syria using chemical weapons would cross a "red line," the New York Times reports. How can we attack another country unless its in self-defense and with no Security Council resolution? an unnamed Obama administration official tells the paper. If he drops sarin on his own people, whats that got to do with us? But they concluded that drawing a firm line might deter Mr. Assad.... Several officials said they recalled no discussion about the red line phrase but suspected that it came out of the election-year conversation about Iran and how far to allow its nuclear program to progress... surprised at the presidents use of the term in regard to Syria on Aug. 20... But if the tough rhetoric "succeeded" for a time, it appears to have backfired in the long-run. Because Syria has now apparently used chemical weapons, and President Obama is not willing to do anything about it.
Obama Aide On Syria’s Assad: ‘If He Drops Sarin On His Own People, Whats That Got Do Do With Us?’ Daniel Halper May 5, 2013 10:12 AM :>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
What it has to do with the left is very simple:
1) It likely proves that the WMD ingrediants and their containers were removed from Iraq to Syria prior to the Invasion of Iraq by the Coalition.The lefty dems, now Obama fascists said that there was no proof of WMD upon which the invasion was predicated, when in fact the majority of Sadam Husseins WMDs were trucked out of Iraq into Syria by the Russians and the French, who were involved in trading WMDs for oil.ITS TIME FOR THE LEFT TO EAT CROW ON THE ISSUE. Their attempt to rewrite history has failed.
2) What does it have to do with US? Well guess what it has to do with Israel, who are next on the Assad list of his defined vermin to be exterminated using WMDs!
Halper is a few bricks short of a load.Obama is so weak on these Syria/Libya issues that he looks like a tattered little guttersnip internationally. But he just keeps campaigning to redefine facts....until someone or something shuts him down.The bullet of reality will soon be catching up to him and his little pustulated, pestilantial, putrified running dogs like Halper.
Typical liberal, Obama is. Talks a big aggressive game about “red lines” but doesn’t want to deal with it when his mouth is writing checks his ass can’t—or won’t—cash.
I have no problem at this point with letting Syria sort its business out without our intervention unless they try and pull Israel into it, but the signals coming out of Washington now are so inconsistent—big talk and no action—that we’re probably going to end up hip-deep in that tar pit before this is all over.
I don’t disagree. But Zero has been running smack about “red lines” and trying to actually sound like he’s got a pair of testicles (other than Michelle’s) for weeks now. All of a sudden, when the feces impact the rotary ventilator, he goes “Uh...LOOK! SQUIRREL!”
I agree with that statement.
Too bad he didn’t feel the same about Libya.
In other words, ‘How dare you expect us to actually have guts.’
Just another reason other countries do not pay any attention to what this twerp has to say.
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