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White House: No Plans for No-Fly Zone Over Syria
Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/13 | Elad Benari

Posted on 06/15/2013 2:59:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The White House said on Friday that it is not planning to set up a no-fly zone over Syria.

Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters that it would be dramatically more difficult and costly to set up a no-fly zone over Syria than it was in Libya.

"We feel like the best course of action is to try to strengthen a moderate opposition," Rhodes said.

He said the United States did not want to send U.S. troops - or "boots on the ground" - to Syria, adding that enforcing a no-fly zone over the country could require intense, open-ended U.S. military engagement.

On Thursday, the U.S. government announced that the Syrian army used chemical weapons against rebel forces on multiple occasions, adding that America will increase the “scope and scale” of its assistance to rebels in Syria in response.

“The President has been clear that the use of chemical weapons – or the transfer of chemical weapons to terrorist groups – is a red line for the United States, as there has long been an established norm within the international community against the use of chemical weapons,” Rhodes said.

Russia, however, said on Friday that is not convinced by the evidence which the U.S. provided alleging that the government of Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons against rebel forces.

“The Americans tried to present us with information on the use of chemical weapons by the regime, but frankly we thought that it was not convincing,” said presidential aide Yury Ushakov.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; jordan; libya; nofly; patriotmissiles; russia; syria; waronterror; whitehouse
Next scheme.
1 posted on 06/15/2013 2:59:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Good. A no-fly zone is an act of war and the US Constitution puts acts of war in the hands of Congress.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 3:02:42 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Eleutheria5
The White House said on Friday that it is not planning to set up a no-fly zone over Syria.

Smart move 0bama, or is it Valerie Jarrett? Shoot down a Russian airliner, Putin and the Bear are going to be all up in our a$$.

We are witnessing amateur hour in the White House.

5.56mm

3 posted on 06/15/2013 3:02:58 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Eleutheria5

They didn’t know, they read about it in the papers—just like us.


4 posted on 06/15/2013 3:03:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well.. honestly.. compared to your thread about rock-throwing
this one is only about folks writing things. Out of rocks, perhaps?


5 posted on 06/15/2013 3:05:22 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Eleutheria5

Bammy always comes down on the side of Weiner’s wife’s Muzzie Bros.


6 posted on 06/15/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Eleutheria5

I trust the word of Yury Ushakov over Obama and his band of fruitcakes.


7 posted on 06/15/2013 3:08:14 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: humblegunner

No. There’ll always be the two that you keep getting off.


8 posted on 06/15/2013 3:13:12 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I don’t think Russia would participate


9 posted on 06/15/2013 3:13:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: M Kehoe

bump


10 posted on 06/15/2013 3:14:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Eleutheria5
"We feel like the best course of action is to try to strengthen a moderate opposition," Rhodes said.

Would this be the same "moderate opposition" that swore a loyalty to al Qaeda!...Mr. Rhodes, were you an affirmative action hire for idiots! or are you mainstream in this organization.


11 posted on 06/15/2013 3:14:39 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: M Kehoe
You got that right...Pres Zer0 could be the target of a Rooskie drone.

Not only is he a amateur, he is a cowardly amateur...which is probably good in this case.

12 posted on 06/15/2013 3:17:37 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Eleutheria5

So Putin scared the crap out of Obama and now he’s backtracking. he’s such a loser


13 posted on 06/15/2013 3:22:22 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
A no-fly zone is an act of war and the US Constitution puts acts of war in the hands of Congress.

You mean like the no fly zone over Libya ? (it was even in the article)

14 posted on 06/15/2013 3:33:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Eleutheria5

The White House has John McCain flying large in favor of the “No Fly Zone”...why would they ever feel the need to advocate the same..???

More leading from behind.


15 posted on 06/15/2013 3:35:40 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: UCANSEE2

Libya, where the UN Security Council trumped the Constitution.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 3:42:49 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Eleutheria5

“White House: No Plans for No-Fly Zone Over Syria”

That means it is already happening.


17 posted on 06/15/2013 3:42:57 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Eleutheria5

The U.S. plans include limited assistance designed to partially strengthen a loose coalition of moderate opposition forces.

Whoo-hoo!, cue the “USA!, USA!” chants!


18 posted on 06/15/2013 3:46:42 PM PDT by keat
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; Eleutheria5

They had no “plans” for NSA surveillance of every person on Earth, IRS harassment of all conservative & Christian groups, EPA favoring left-wing organizations, hacking reporters who wouldn’t shut up, giving welfare to Jihadists, the military abusing Christians and promoting homosexuality, Michelle dictating food policy to 330 million individuals and selling arms to narco-terrorists.


19 posted on 06/15/2013 3:53:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Such a spontaneous administration./s


20 posted on 06/15/2013 4:05:13 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Didn’t I see that enforcing a no fly zone would cost something like 50M a day? McCain is the same guy I watched on CSPAN argue that we can’t afford to hire more border patrol agents.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 4:31:47 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: RS_Rider

Exactly.


22 posted on 06/15/2013 4:32:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.

U.S. Military Plan to Arm Rebels Includes No-Fly Zone in Syria
Wall Street Journal
Posted on 06/13/2013 2:14:50 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3030985/posts


23 posted on 06/15/2013 5:16:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama is a nasty,sneaky weasel, but he’s cowardly in the face of a real threat. When it comes to community organizing in the sense of manipulating the system to soak money out of it for his favored ends, he and his crew are relentless. But, when it comes to Putin or the Chinese, where real blowback is possible, he’s very cautious. Anyone else notice that?


24 posted on 06/15/2013 6:20:49 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Eleutheria5

Since every day at the Obama WH is George Costanza ‘Opposite Day’, you can be sure they have something breathtakingly stupid planned.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 7:06:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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