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Roger L. Simon

Enemies, A Horror Story: Syria, Obama, and Iran

August 21st, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Forget — at least for the moment — Obamacare. Sure it can cause a lot of damage to our economy and health system, maybe even decimate the medical pool, but bad as it is, it can always be repealed.

Not so Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

That catastrophe cannot be so easily rolled back. And no one has any idea what the mullahs might choose to do with the atom bomb or whom they might decide to give it to. The only thing we know is that thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands or even millions, could die, civilizations (ours) could be held hostage.

Don’t believe it?

Take a look at what’s been going on in Syria — Iran’s great friend and mentor — the last few days. Most of us have seen the photos and videos from suburban Damascus, some of the most horrifying images since Auschwitz with, according to some estimates, over a thousand dead from gas, the innocent corpses of children splayed out beneath white sheets. Your eyes turn away.

Even if this is some kind of bizarre “false flag” plot on the part of his adversaries — unlikely, as the Wall Street Journal is reporting otherwise and there are dozens of videos — the world knows that Bashar Assad has been using chemical weapons for nearly a year, long since crossing the “red line” putatively erected by our president.

Obama, despite his huffing and puffing, never acted, but now he is being presented with mass carnage not seen since Saddam Hussein gassed the Kurds in 1988. Will he do anything? Or will he leave it to the United Nations to “investigate” as he usually does?

Russia and China have already stymied a full-scale investigation in the Security Council. And the UN’s boots on the ground don’t amount to much. According to the New York Times, “It was not clear whether the team sent to Syria by the United Nations would be able to investigate the new reported attacks. The team arrived Sunday after months of negotiations with the Syrian government and is authorized to visit only three predetermined sites.”

In other words, the UN is puttering about handcuffed in a murderous dictatorship where over a 100,000 are believed to have died in the ongoing civil war, which only seems to be getting worse.

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What was it that the Godfather said?

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer?

By that measure, we should all be holding Obama to the floor.

The barbarians are not at the gate, they fly on Air Force One and play a lot of golf.
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We don't have a President. We have an American Idol contestant who was given two terms in the White House by an un-serious electorate more suited to select the high school Prom Queen than it is to perform the serious act of self governance.
I wish I could say that they get the government they deserve, except that "they" includes me too. And I'll never forgive "them" for that.
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"the world knows that Bashar Assad has been using chemical weapons for nearly a year"

"The world knows" lots of things. "The world knows" there is a dangerous amount of global warming happening right now. "The world knows" the NSA is a security agency and not a spy agency. "The world knows" Benghazi was caused by that awful-awful video maker. "The world knows" that FDR was never influenced by Stalin sympathizers. "The world knows "Fast-and-Furious is a phoney scandal, as is the IRS, and no one died from it and even if they did it's not Obama's fault. "The world knows" that the Gulf of Tonkin happened just like LBJ and the Navy said.

When I hear "The world knows", i hide the women and the booze.
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The Left's real enemies are its internal political opposition.
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Aug 4, 2013 The DHS has enacted various 'Constitution-free' zones in the US where your Fourth Amendment does not apply, and they can seize your electronics for no reason whatsoever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsJ4JnWMQtg&feature=player_embedded
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There is no such thing as "leading from behind." There is only leading or not leading. He is not leading and never has. He is relishing all the perks -- and more -- of the presidency and not doing a damned thing to earn them.
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The problem is not Obama. The clear and present danger is the wood horse gift the Greeks sneaked in to the GOP bent on destroying the GOP just as evil as the jihadist in Syria with their wacko ideas bent on gaining power even if it destroys are nation.
Russia and China are taking advantage of this Civil war in the GOP to gain great power in the Middle East for themselves. Then will isolationism takes over in USA and the power hungry seek local power generals may feel forced to use chemical weapons on their own USA people.
Russia and China will smile and say: Well done good spy agents for doing your great work and we did not even have to pay you your own power hungry capitalist did this for us
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2nd footnote
Good News! God has plan b bring ice age early ,250,000,001 Americans will plead with the new leaders ,Tear down that wall you built on the Mexican border so we can flee the mobs and crowds huddled in tents and stick houses with human stink in the sate of Texas to the high heavens with no escape to Flordia as they jump on leaking boats prefer to be eaten by sharks then endure any more masses of human stink with 23 million Canadians prefer to go there because they hate the state of Texas how the 1% know how to turn lemons into lemonaide as day there slave day workers drop like flies to make room for new frisky slave labor to see how long it take them to drop like flies
is there a plan C ?
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3rd footnote
don't ask why none of the 250,000,000 and 1 not interested in fleeing to California after that great coming earthquake to welcome Ice age
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCc-RWIp7XU

is there a plan C?
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Why? Because Obambi, already the worst president ever, WANTS Iran to have nuclear weapons. He is doing everything in his power to destroy this country and our allies. And why wasn't hotshot U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power at yesterday's emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria? Is she on vacation after only 20 days on the job?
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a nuclear armed iran is an express aim of the democratic party of the US. They loathe Israel and would like to use suicidal UN resolutions to attack Israel. A nuclear armed iran would do the dirty work of the Democratic party, and if Israel gets nuked, that would make many in the Democratic party happy.
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I suggest that a bad as Iran is, and as frightening it fantasies, nuclear weapons the issues.

If the US or Israel does anything, it will be seen in the region as an assault on Islam, and they will really flog that camel, as they have.

If the US hangs back, its help will be at a premium as the threat becomes more real. Saudi, and the Sunna in general have much to fear, and the more they fear, being closer, the more amenable they will be.

The regional lesson will be something about supping with Iran using a very long spoon. The more fearsome Iran, the better is the US position and Israels too.
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No kidding Bob!! That's why it is called leadership, courage, guts, backbone. You have to be willing to shoot if you pull out a gun - or draw a red line in the Syrian sand.
Otherwise the world thinks you a weak FOOL! Like they do our President. This is a clash of civilizations Bob, a lot of Camels will be flogged over the next decade. The ME is a mess, not a game of chess.
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What sect of Islam is Obama from?
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He was inducted into Islam by way of a Wahhabist madrassa in Indonesia,

This is where and when he picked up perfect fluency in oral Arabic. The muslim press has stated that his sweet voice is 'radio announcer ready' -- as in good enough to be an Arabic news talker.

Barry did not, however, pick up reading and writing in Arabic.

Oral Arabic is amazingly easy. It's a highly regular language, with drastically fewer words than English or any other modern language.

It is larded up with Islamic cant, inshallah, PBUH...

In fact, the language and the philosophy are FUSED at the backbone.

As you can imagine, the MSM has never admitted that he can speak it.

(In this Barry is similar to his childhood buddies in Punahou. Most Japanese American kids can understand oral Japanese. (from their parents) With a bit of effort they can come to speak oral Japanese. (It's a different part of the brain and a separate process.) Reading and writing in Japanese is, in contrast, brutally difficult. (so many kanji !) It's what occupies Japanese students for years on end. Written Arabic is almost as bad.)

Naturally, lacking reading and writing skills in Arabic, Barry can honestly claim that he's 'not fluent.'

Lastly, Barry took the oath of Islam while there.
Consequently, there is not one Muslim on the planet who does not recognize Barry as a Muslim. Such a holding is dogma.
Islam admits no other possibility. Period, stop.

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The one active in Saudi Arabia.
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I'm no Obama defender but what exactly would he or any other POTUS do to prevent Iran from getting nukes? There is no groundswell of support for war, which is what it would take. I'd settle for a president who would say, in believable terms (which excludes this one), "short of armed invasion, we can't stop someone from getting weapons of mass destruction. But here's what we can do - the day after a nation uses such weapons against the US, its allies, or its interests is the day that nation ceases to function." Again, however, this presumes a president who would be taken seriously.
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The Air force could use a good 30-60 day workout. They have been pretty quite these last 8 years or so. You do not have to "go-to-war!! Go to an air war and target all mosques and clerics once the anti air artillery and the cell towers are out.
Bring out the bunker busters and bury if not destroy the nuke sites.
Why is it always ALL or NOTHING with war talk. Carpet bomb Tehran and the oil terminals and the Chi-Coms and the Rooskies will suddenly see the light - or what they are incapable of doing.
Not a single boot on the ground other than spooks - and some of them will die.
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I recall an article written by Dershowitz in the WSJ: "Obama 's legacy and the Iranian bomb". He argues (and I agree) that if Iran obtains nuclear weapons under Obama's watch, Obama will go down in history (not only just the worst president ever in American history) as a failure comparable to Chamberlain. Quote: "Chamberlain, too, was not entirely to blame for Hitler's initial triumphs. He became prime minister after his predecessors allowed Germany to rearm. Nevertheless, it is Chamberlain who has come to symbolize the failure to prevent Hitler's ascendancy. So too will Mr. Obama come to symbolize the failure of the West if Iran acquires nuclear weapons on his watch."
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There is no 'will go'. O already is the worst of the worst.
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