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Obama Aide On Syria's Assad: 'If He Drops Sarin On His Own People, What’s That Got Do Do With Us?'
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Posted on 05/05/2013 7:19:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: MinorityRepublican
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.

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.

51 posted on 05/05/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“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?


52 posted on 05/05/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


53 posted on 05/05/2013 10:11:24 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


54 posted on 05/05/2013 10:14:46 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Sub-Driver

play golf or go to bed as he did when informed of Libya and Americans dying.


55 posted on 05/05/2013 10:14:58 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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56 posted on 05/05/2013 10:16:12 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a stinking coward.


57 posted on 05/05/2013 10:20:28 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Even the smallest star shines in the darkness.)
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To: tsowellfan
Now OUR enemies are watching our response.

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.

58 posted on 05/05/2013 10:22:58 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Sub-Driver
Canto XIV Io venni in luogo d'ogni luce muto; The stench of wet coal, politicians . . . . . . . . . . e and. . . . . n, their wrists bound to their ankles, Standing bare bum, Faces smeared on their rumps, wide eye on flat buttock, Bush hanging for beard, Addressing crowds through their arse-holes, Addressing the multitudes in the ooze, newts, water-slugs, water-maggots, And with them. . . . . . . r, a scrupulously clean table-napkin Tucked under his penis, and. . . . . . . . . . . m Who disliked colioquial language, stiff-starched, but soiled, collars circumscribing his legs, The pimply and hairy skin pushing over the collar's edge, Profiteers drinking blood sweetened with sh-t, And behind them. . . . . . f and the financiers lashing them with steel wires. And the betrayers of language . . . . . . n and the press gang And those who had lied for hire; the perverts, the perverters of language, the perverts, who have set money-lust Before the pleasures of the senses; howling, as of a hen-yard in a printing-house, the clatter of presses, the blowing of dry dust and stray paper, fretor, sweat, the stench of stale oranges, dung, last cess-pool of the universe, mysterium, acid of sulphur, the pusillanimous, raging; plunging jewels in mud, and howling to find them unstained; sadic mothers driving their daughters to bed with decrepitude, sows eating their litters, and here the placard ΕΙΚΩΝ ΓΗΣ, and here: THE PERSONNEL CHANGES, melting like dirty wax, decayed candles, the bums sinking lower, faces submerged under hams, And in the ooze under them, reversed, foot-palm to foot-palm, hand-palm to hand-palm, the agents provocateurs The murderers of Pearse and MacDonagh, Captain H. the chief torturer; The petrified turd that was Verres, bigots, Calvin and St. Clement of Alexandria! black-beetles, burrowing into the sh-t, The soil a decrepitude, the ooze full of morsels, lost contours, erosions. Above the hell-rot the great arse-hole, broken with piles, hanging stalactites, greasy as sky over Westminster, the invisible, many English, the place lacking in interest, last squalor, utter decrepitude, the vice-crusaders, fahrting through silk, waving the Christian symbols, . . . . . . . . frigging a tin penny whistle, Flies carrying news, harpies dripping sh-t through the air. The slough of unamiable liars, bog of stupidities, malevolent stupidities, and stupidities, the soil living pus, full of vermin, dead maggots begetting live maggots, slum owners, usurers squeezing crab-lice, pandars to authori pets-de-loup, sitting on piles of stone books, obscuring the texts with philology, hiding them under their persons, the air without refuge of silence, the drift of lice, teething, and above it the mouthing of orators, the arse-belching of preachers. And Invidia, the corruptio, fretor, fungus, liquid animals, melted ossifications, slow rot, fretid combustion, chewed cigar-butts, without dignity, without tragedy . . . . .m Episcopus, waving a condom full of black-beetles, monopolists, obstructors of knowledge. obstructors of distribution. ..... by Ezra Pound
59 posted on 05/05/2013 10:30:02 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe they want to save this option for some Domestic Tea Loving Terrorists?


60 posted on 05/05/2013 10:56:17 AM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: Candor7; Sub-Driver; TigersEye; plain talk

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 Saddam Hussein's WMDs were trucked out of Iraq into Syria by the Russians and the French, who were involved in trading WMDs for oil.

IT'S TIME FOR THE LEFT TO EAT CROW ON THE ISSUE. Their attempt to rewrite history has failed.

61 posted on 05/05/2013 11:02:18 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Sub-Driver

>>an unnamed Obama administration official tells the paper. “If he drops sarin on his own people, what’s that got to do with us?”

A warning to the world for the day when Obama drops nerve gas on Tea Partiers and NRA members and the day when he starts rounding up the Christians.


62 posted on 05/05/2013 11:13:03 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: jpsb

It seems most actually agreed with the sentiment. He wasn’t attacked at all.

Maybe neocons aren’t the ever-present boogeyman you’d imagined.


63 posted on 05/05/2013 11:43:38 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: BenLurkin
America doesn't know who it is that gives Hussein his instructions

Whoever it is, is not an American.

64 posted on 05/05/2013 12:02:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Sub-Driver

There are two sides in Syria: Al Qaeda versus Assad.

Why would we get in the way of Assad killing Al Qaeda, and Al Qaeda killing Assad?


65 posted on 05/05/2013 12:13:46 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


66 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:07 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


67 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:08 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


68 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:09 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


69 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:10 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


70 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:11 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


71 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:11 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


72 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:12 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Borax Queen

You nailed it I used to be USA USA but after long reflection I realized these useless wars are politics driven no wy are they to protect us. No way would I let a kid of mine fight in these worthless wars


73 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:12 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: mel

ok x 9


74 posted on 05/05/2013 12:21:31 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So I guess that wasn’t the red line that he crossed. Just the orange line.


75 posted on 05/05/2013 12:23:56 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Southack

Yes, Assad spraying for roaches is pest control...

If the Israelis want to drop a few bug bombs, I don’t mind that either.


76 posted on 05/05/2013 12:26:37 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sub-Driver

Pigs flying outside my window, FR posters agreeing with Obamugabe, and don’t even notice that the “unnamed official” gets a cover from the MSM.


77 posted on 05/05/2013 12:26:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I can forgive you for agreeing with Obama.

But liking arugula?

I do not forgive.


78 posted on 05/05/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only thing to do when WMDs are discovered among Islamofaschist terrorists or in Muslim dictatorships is to GET RID OF THEM.

Which is what Israel has been doing by bombing sarin factories in Syria, just as it previously destroyed Saddam Hussein’s attempt to build a nuclear reactor at Osirik in 1981 and when Syria was found to have a budding nuclear facility several years ago.

Syria’s civil war has been going on for two years, yet never has anyone, not even the neo-Conservatives, seriously discussed America taking sides. What changed is that Syria was rumored to have chemical weapons, and Barack Obama lied that if such rumors were confirmed, he would take action.

But the action needed to remove the chemical weapons was to bomb the weapons factories — not send in the Marines. Although the Israelis are taking care of the problem, seeing our president do nothing, not even publicly support Israel, has been damaging to us.

We, along with Israel, SHOULD care that Syria’s evil dictator is trying to produce WMDs. Just because Israel’s land is contiguous with Syria’s shouldn’t lessen the fact that WMDs, particularly easily transportable chemicals, are a deadly threat to everyone on the planet.

Ask not for whom Syria’s sarin gas is meant, it’s meant for thee.


79 posted on 05/05/2013 12:41:24 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Old Sarge; Candor7

Yep, Candor7 is telling it like it is. The truth can only be denied and hidden for so long. When it does we have to shove it down Progressive’s throats. Rub their faces in it like dogs that poop on the carpet.


80 posted on 05/05/2013 12:42:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Sub-Driver
an unnamed Obama administration official tells the paper

Unnamed? Chickenshit.

81 posted on 05/05/2013 12:45:15 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Who programs Totus?”
Your guess?
1. Saudi dictator
2. Muslim Brothers
3. Iran dictator
*. Al quaida
5. Hezbullah
6. Hamas
7. Soros
8. Cpusa
9. ET.
10. All of above.
11. ?


82 posted on 05/05/2013 1:52:59 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: MinorityRepublican

The annihilation of Baath socialism in Iraq was right, and it is right in Syria too.


83 posted on 05/05/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: MinorityRepublican
President Obama is right on this. Why should we be involved in Syria?

The point isn't whether or not the US is involved in Syria, - the point is that the American people deserve a president that can actually take his own balls out of his mouth before speaking.

He shouldn't be writing a check his ass can't cover - ut he does it all the time so, you know, whatever . . .

84 posted on 05/05/2013 2:26:55 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Sub-Driver
This was Bill Clinton's policy, too.

“If the Hutus slaughter the Tutsis in Rwanda, what’s that got to do with us?”

-PJ

85 posted on 05/05/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

We busted Lybia’s ass and got Gaddafi killed!
We are in South Africa now our silent war!
What is that to the US? Where was this boy when we should not have meddled in a country moving arms and getting a US Ambassador assassinated!
Gonna be an unreal week! be sure to pay attention!


86 posted on 05/05/2013 4:57:10 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Fishtalk

“I can forgive you for agreeing with Obama.

But liking arugula?

I do not forgive.”

BOL!

My wife and I just planted 3 types Arugula in one of her cattle trough planters.

In the summer/fall, often, we and visiting relatives will go out to the troughs to graze on the Arugula, various cherry/heirloom tomatoes in a bigger trough beside the Arugula. We raise basil in the tomato trough for a total salad.


87 posted on 05/05/2013 4:57:21 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm afraid to go visit any American college because of all the foreign students with bombs.)
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To: tsowellfan

Send your kids and your tax money over there, then. Not me


88 posted on 05/05/2013 5:24:01 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: JPG

Agree that she is the 2nd in command with SOROS as BOSS.


89 posted on 05/05/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: tsowellfan

Never tell your enemy how far they can go. You lose the element of surprise. That is one of the most important principles of the offense in War.


90 posted on 05/05/2013 5:33:06 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: dagogo redux
Send your kids and your tax money over there, then. Not me

Umm, that was a question I posed. Mind answering it? I mean, you agree with a man whose policy starts war (ie Libya...etc) and then YOU want MY kids to go and NOT YOU?

How can you be agreeing with Obama AND stating that this has NOTHING to do with us.

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.

It is YOU who stated you agree with Zero's policies. Not me. And I should send my kids to fight while you stay home?

91 posted on 05/05/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: JPG

The pro-Muslim force is strong with this White House.


92 posted on 05/05/2013 6:23:06 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: dfwgator

Also too bad he didn’t feel the same way about Egypt.


93 posted on 05/05/2013 6:25:28 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

For once we need to keep our nose out of this Syrian civil war and the Middle East. Assad is doing the same thing that Obama or others would do if any group in the USA ever took up arms. Governments typically fight civil uprisings and civil wars ruthlessly with all means necessary. Innocent people are killed. All of it is none of our business. We need to get the USA back in shape and another ME war is not at all in our interest.


94 posted on 05/05/2013 6:35:36 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Banksters are coming for your retirement, pensions & property. But first they want your firearms)
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To: tsowellfan

You make no sense. Go blither at someone else.


95 posted on 05/05/2013 11:21:14 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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96 posted on 05/06/2013 5:07:55 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: MinorityRepublican
President Obama is right on this. Why should we be involved in Syria?

Sadly, I agree. These people would as soon blow our heads off as look at us. They are destroying themselves. Why would we invest our blood and treasure to interrupt them?

97 posted on 05/06/2013 5:12:42 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“How can we attack another country unless it’s 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, what’s that got to do with us?”

It's extremely rare that I would ever agree with anything that emanates from this administration, but in this case, this guy is spot-on. Syria is not our fight. No more American blood for jihadi muslims who will only direct their fire at us later.

98 posted on 05/06/2013 5:53:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The annihilation of Baath socialism in Iraq was right, and it is right in Syria too

Yes, because Christian-murdering jihadis work out so much better.

99 posted on 05/06/2013 5:55:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey allies!

We really won’t come to your aid.

You’re on your own.


100 posted on 05/06/2013 6:09:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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