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  • Obama Threatens Force Against Syria ("Red Line" Statement 8-20-2012)

    09/04/2013 9:02:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | August 20, 2012 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama warned Syria on Monday that it would face American military intervention if there were signs that its arsenal of unconventional weapons was being moved or prepared for use. It was Mr. Obama’s first direct threat of force against Syria, as he has resisted being drawn into the bloody 18-month rebellion. [...] “We cannot have a situation in which chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Mr. Obama said in response to questions at an impromptu news conference at the White House. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime...
  • Obama Crosses Red Line by Supporting Jihadi Terrorism (in Syria)

    09/01/2013 3:04:19 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Aug 31 2013 | Ymond Ibrahim
    By now it should be obvious that whenever the U.S. interferes in another nation’s politics in the name of “human rights,” that is only a pretext. So it is in Syria, as Obama prepares to plunge America in a war with that nation and, inevitably, its allies. The United States’ stated reason for intervention, as articulated by John Kerry, is that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on the rebels, many of whom are jihadis — including terrorists, rapists, and cannibals – and thus violated their human rights. Kerry is certainly consistent. Earlier he worried about the “human rights” of...
  • UN investigator: Testimony indicates rebels, not Assad, used chemical weapons

    05/06/2013 9:29:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    One of the lead United Nations investigators probing human rights abuses in Syria said Sunday that testimony from victims and field medical staff indicates that Syrian opposition forces -- and not the regime of Bashar al Assad -- may have deployed sarin gas.
  • U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator

    05/06/2013 5:12:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.
  • Sunday Shows: Democrats back away from Obama on Benghazi, Syria

    05/05/2013 2:53:59 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 5, 2012
    Democrats on Sunday morning's news shows appeared to back away from President Barack Obama on his administration's response to the Benghazi terror attack and his blurry "red line" on Syria's chemical weapons. On Fox News Sunday, Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) admitted that the Obama administration's talking points on Benghazi, edited to remove references to extremism and blaming protests against an anti-Islamic YouTube video for the violence, were "false. They were wrong. There were no protests outside the Benghazi compound." On CBS News' Face the Nation, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, also admitted that...
  • NYT: Obama may have ad-libbed us into a war

    05/05/2013 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on May 5, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    There are only two words to describe the New York Times’ explanation of Barack Obama’s red-line dance – smart power.  According to anonymous “senior officials” at the White House, Obama’s advisors now claim that they had a precise calculation of what to say about Bashar al-Assad and the potential use of chemical weapons in Syria.  As soon as Obama went off the TelePrompter, though, that’s when he crossed them up and drew a red line the White House had not even contemplated. Or so they claim now: The origins of this dilemma can be traced in large part to a weekend last...
  • Sultan Knish: The Big Fat Red Line

    04/30/2013 5:52:22 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, April 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, April 29, 2013 The Big Fat Red Line Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Someone chalked a long red line along the street outside my building. The line is sloppy, it turns, wavers and meanders. Car tires have already rubbed it pink in places and dogs have done to it what large four-legged animals do naturally when taken out of the confines of narrow apartments. The line turns a corner and dives inside a pothole near an exposed sewer grate. And then it is gone. Obama's red line is more famous than my red line. It...