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.
We need to stay out of Syria. We should have kept Obastard’s filthy grubs off of Libya, too. There is no national interest in getting involved in any of these third-world carpholes.
The only thing keeping Obama from bombing Syria is Russia.
He bombed Libya because the UN told him to.
If Russia wasn’t blocking everything related to Syria in the UN we’d be waist deep already.
WRONG! You would have been 100% right ONLY if Obama had stated that from the beginning instead of creating some fake "red line" which he drew for North Korea and Iran.
Now OUR enemies are watching our response.
Like you I also do no think we should have gotten involved. But we are now, unless the words of the USA mean NOTHING in the world.
Hey “O”, don’t talk the big bad talk if you can’t back it up. What a smarmy POS!
Central bankers want Syria to turn its nationally-owned central bank into a privately-held central bank, i.e., to be absorbed into the BIS/globalist realm.
This is what happened in Libya.
Terrorism works on behalf of globalism, however only the uppermost echelons of terror leadership realize who they’re really working for. Most just see ideology, money, power and lust. They do not know the private dealings of the leadership of their organizations.
The man drew a RED LINE and it was crossed. North Korea and Iran are watching.
Me, I do not agree with Obama. We never should have gotten involved with Syria but we did.
Agreed! When will the American people and Congress learn that anything this POS says is a lie.
“President Obama is right on this. Why should we be involved in Syria?”
Then say that. Don’t tell the American people how firm you are because your lap dogs, the Mediacrats will cover for you.
It isn’t he has no credibility. It’s the next President will have to clean up the mess.
“i don’t find anything inappropriate about that comment.”
Isn’t that why we went into Iraq?
An American president has to back up his own words. We know Obama is a cowardly leader, disloyal as he is being guided (misguided in truth against the US interests) by the UN. I wouldn’t trust Obama leading any war to be honest. We are doomed either way with him because he is already proving he leads by the political winds to appease his inner circle (who give him directions). He doesn’t care if our own people die nor care about innocent people who are being slandered (Turn your heads; it always works for the democrats) See Hillary. We all know what should happen but the world is prominently an appeaser to radicalism of one religion.
The Ba'athist Army dissolved, leaving the country wide open for Iran. That was the problem, but it was also an opportunity we blew big-time. If we went in there, we should have had a plan to sucker the Mullahs into letting us finish the job. We'd have saved a lot of money.
President Obama is right on this. Why should we be involved in Syria?
To prevent Saddam’s WMDs From Iraq that we could not find from finding us?
Setting aside morality, Assad prevailing and having to rebuild over a decade or more, with sabotage and insurgent attacks in perpetuity.
How is that not preferable to Syria governed the Muslim Brotherhood or Al Quada? They won’t give a damn about rebuilding or even the appearance of such, they’ll set about funding and supplying the fall of the next government -furthering the caliphate.
Setting aside morality, hobbling Assad, but keeping him in place may be the best outcome for infidels.
Let them kill each other till the cows come home. There is absolutely no US strategic interest there. Not one more drop of American blood for muzzies.
play golf or go to bed as he did when informed of Libya and Americans dying.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
What a stinking coward.
Our enemies have been watching long enough to know Obama is nothing more than a community organizer, and incompetent CIC and a world class joke. Worse yet, they think that of us as Americans for putting the nit wit in office. No matter what he does, the branding will stick. I say let evil destroy evil and do nothing until the dust settles. We, or the Israelis can deal with whatever remains after wards if WMD is indeed a threat.
Maybe they want to save this option for some Domestic Tea Loving Terrorists?
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