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The Guardian, the Left’s favorite British newspaper, reports that Miliband was upset that one major government figure told the London Times that   “No. 10 [Downing Street] and the Foreign Office think Miliband is a fucking cunt and a copper-bottomed shit.” Those Brits don’t mince words.

Evidently, before he gave in and abandoned intervention, Cameron complained that in effect Miliband was standing with Russia and not with his own government and its interests. As for Miliband, they reported that he had signed on regarding action against Syria, only to move away from it at the 11th hour. Cameron now has only weak statements to make stressing that his government will not abandon its responsibilities to stop Syria from using chemical weapons, and he has to pledge that there are other ways to pressure them without warfare.

As usual, no one has stated Obama’s problem more clearly than Charles Krauthammer in his syndicated column. The question for our president, he writes, is “about applying American power to do precisely what you know deny this is about — helping Assad go, as you told the world he must.” If he no longer means what he once said repeatedly, Krauthammer writes, Obama should  “just send Assad a text message. You might incur a roaming charge, but it’s still cheaper than a three-day, highly telegraphed, perfectly useless demonstration strike.”

It is not surprising that Assad’s 10-year-old son mocks the U.S. on his Facebook page. Even the youngster can sense that with President Obama, his father and the regime he leads have little to fear.

Related: Kerry’s Case for War Tugs at the Heartstrings, but Where’s the Policy?

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Hey, has anyone seen Cindy Sheehan lately; she's not answering her 'phone.
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Ok. So lemme get this straight.

We're going to war based on Al Qaeda's homemade and faked videos, photo shopped pics and planted evidence, and on their honest and trustworthy testimony that Assad is a big meanie. Well, maybe they lied to us, before, once or maybe twice, but they are really, truly telling us the truth, this time.

We're going to war because Kerry has repented of all of his past sins, and has become such an honest and upright man that we can believe him, now. He's sincerely remorseful about all his previous lies and all of that sinful stuff he used to do. He'll never do it again. Scout's honor. Swear on a bible, he'll never lie to us, ever, ever again. So, you know that he's not lying to us about Syria or Assad.

We're going to war because the MSM is telling us that it's the right thing to do. For the children.

btw, the MSM is really, really, really sorry about all of those times it misled us, lied to us and manipulated us. We can believe them, this time, because they are really, really, telling us the truth this time! Cross their heart and hope to die, stick a needle in their eye.

Anyone who believes what we're being told by any of them is a damned fool.
33 weeks ago
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There is no proof that Assad ordered this apparent use of chemical weapons. That we have Obama's and Kerry's word on it means nothing more than having Joe Isuzu's word on it. We had the word, and repeatedly, of Obama and Rice and Clinton (Kerry's predecessor at State) and Petraeus that Benghazi was caused by that obscure video which was an absolute total lie.

If you go to motive, and this doesn't take Sherlock Holmes, the "rebels" had far more of it to use CW than did Assad. it's not even remotely close. The use of CW would obviously make an attack on Assad more likely by the U.S., and any other country Obama can drag along, not make an attack on the "rebels" more likely.

If Assad actually did it maybe he should just take a page out of the Obama playbook and say that he first heard about it all on TV and, and if it actually happened it must have been a couple of rogue low level employees, like, you remember, what happened at the IRS with all the harass, delay and deny of non-left groups, and at the ATF with all the gun running to Mexican drug killers to murder hundreds of Mexican men, women and children with ObamaGuns. I'm sorry, with LowLevelRogueEmployee Guns.

Now, I don't know how credible/accurate the following report is, but this Dale Gavlak person can not possibly be any less credible than Barack Obama and John Kerry.

Report: Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack

“Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.”

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32 weeks ago
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Just, you know, FWIW: Obama's capricious drone-bombing campaign has cost the lives of more non-combatants than Assad's (let's assume) use of chemical weapons. But don't let that stop the moral grandstanding.
33 weeks ago
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"With his own explanation, Barack Obama has let Assad and the world know that what he is considering is nothing but an ineffectual symbolic act that would accomplish nothing and only empower and embolden our worst enemies."

Let's not get carried away putting extraordinary weight to anything Obama says or doesn't say. Our enemies already have the cut of his jib. If they didn't, Assad wouldn't have used chemweapons. If Obama had the credibility of a Reagan, England would be with us, the UN would have been damned by State's indifference to what it thought, and he would have acted months ago when the red line was crossed the first time. Come to think of it, Reagan wouldn't have been so stupid as to off-handedly established a red line he would later have to defend.
33 weeks ago
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So, Syria can make war on the US troops in Iraq or at least pass through jihadis and Iranians who wish to, and that's fine, Bush never mentioned it and Obama never heard of it. But if they kill their own (rebel) citizens we give them harsh words, and then the BIG DEAL: if they don't R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Obambus The Great And Powerful he threatens to bomb them because at *that* point they constitute a threat to world order.

That is, he *threatens*, but doesn't actually *do*, because frankly he doesn't actually have that power, not legally, not morally, not ethically. He may have been erected POTUS by the MSM and LoFo (and a fair slab of illegal Saudi money), but lo and behold nobody elected him Caliph, Emperor, or Queen of the May. Yet.
33 weeks ago
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Kerry won't resign because he agrees with Obama 100%. Kerry knows his "speech" was just to deliver the base its fix of self-righteousness. It was posing, not policy.
33 weeks ago
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Kerry won't resign because SecState is his pinnacle office. He wouldn't have quit his perch in the Senate, which was his for life if he wanted it, just to resign in a matter of months.
33 weeks ago
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Hey, has anyone seen Cindy Sheehan lately; she's not answering her 'phone.
33 weeks ago
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Barry's a failure. By deferring a decision to act to Congress he is shifting the blame, an act of a coward, voting present and giving himself an out. He doesn't lead, he advises. This is the best Harvard has to offer?
33 weeks ago
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Worse than that, he's adding credibility to the War Powers Act, which is unconstitutional. If he were a republican, he wouldn't do more than the bare minimum that makes political sense. But since he's a Democrat, he's stuck somewhat slobbering over the measures that previous Democrats have passed to limit presidential authority in foreign affairs unconstitutionally.
33 weeks ago
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The tree of distrust has born fruit!
33 weeks ago
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Who can blame the Brits?

They are being asked to sign up for a war to be led by Obama, Hagel, and Kerry (does ANYBODY trust these clowns?), on behalf of a bunch of jihadis, with no stated objective, and with a plan to use just enough force to avoid having people make fun of the effort. This is the silliest proposed campaign in history, but it has the potential to unleash a "serious as a heart attack" world conflict. Putin is correct to label it "utter nonsense", and any sane leader would distance himself, just as quickly as possible, from the morons who got themselves into this mess.
33 weeks ago
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Indeed, the Brits at least have enough sense to know that a "special relationship" is not a suicide pact.
33 weeks ago
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Amen. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the way post-Vietnam Democrats "do" war. It has no other purpose than to make them look good at cocktail parties habituated by the HRW & AI crowd, which means American soldiers (baby killers, ya know) die (and good riddance!) while the enemy flourishes and we go trundling back to Fortress America with our tails between our legs. It takes decades to recover from such relentless fecklessness.
33 weeks ago
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We're not going to do anything.

This is what happens when EVERYBODY plays "Lead From Behind"...and with back-shooters like our current US crop of clowns in the Oval Office and at State,(who were for the War in Iraq before they were against it), they instinctively know what happens to the REAL leader.

And yet, oddly enough the right thing is going to unhappen for the wrong reason.

A four page "slam note", bereft of citations, and a score of YouTube videos aren't enough to convince me at this point that Assad ordered these attacks.
They may have been false flag, they may have been an honest mistake, or they may have been a rogue actor in the Syrian Army command structure.

Has anyone seen fit to ask Assad what HIS story is?
Has HIS account been published if he has made one?
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