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Obama, national security
team meet on Syria

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/24/2013 6:00:49 PM

Washington - U.S. intelligence officials are still trying to determine whether Syrian President Bashar Assad unleashed a deadly chemical weapons attack against his people earlier this week. That´s the word from the White House after President Barack Obama met with his national security team Saturday to discuss possible next steps in Syria. Officials have said Obama will decide how to respond once the facts are clear. A statement from the White House about Saturday´s meeting said Obama also received a detailed review of the range of options he has requested for the U.S. and its international

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"Meeting" early enough for 0bama to still play golf, later. Will that be reported, as our forces are moved closer to Syrian border?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grayjay, 8/24/2013 6:16:46 PM     (No. 9489598)

What else does Obama think might have killed all those children? Red line?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/24/2013 6:25:03 PM     (No. 9489603)

Headline June 20, 1912:

"Captain, crew meet on sinking of Titanic"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/24/2013 6:40:46 PM     (No. 9489618)

Good to see Barry on top of things on the international stage.
What a wondrous man... able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq, content to send young American men and women to Afghanistan to die for a war in which he has set a timetable for defeat, able to sleep soundly (without an Ambien) through a bloody night in Benghazi in which his U.S. ambassador and three other courageous Americans died, sided with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as they attempted to eradicate all Christians in that country (currently flip-flopping in this arena) . His face should be etched on Mount Rushmore. Certainly no one could expect that he could crown his accomplishments with any action in Syria.
Truly wondrous!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MMC, 8/24/2013 6:53:42 PM     (No. 9489626)

Fresh off the golf course, Obama squeezed a brief meeting on Syria before the White House cocktail party featuring Jay-z.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/24/2013 7:00:58 PM     (No. 9489630)

...and squeeze in a few hands of ´spades´ with his body coach after a round of golf.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/24/2013 7:15:43 PM     (No. 9489639)

I didn´t know we had a national security team, rather a gathering of incoherent dead beats on the campaign trail handing out Obama phones. Not one of them knows where Syria is located and they think the gas attack was caused by one of the Wookie´s bean salads.





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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 8/24/2013 8:39:18 PM     (No. 9489705)

Was obama eating a cream pie during this meeting?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Phantomll, 8/24/2013 9:25:19 PM     (No. 9489740)

Alfred E. Øbama - what, me worry?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/24/2013 10:10:07 PM     (No. 9489775)

CBS News this evening made a big deal about Barry taking time out of his typical daily play
and Reggie cuddle time to meet for 3 hours ( 3 hours !! )
to discuss Syria using WMD.
3 hours is about 2 hours and 55 minutes longer
than Barry´s typical working day, that´s why it´s such a big deal.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/25/2013 12:34:44 AM     (No. 9489859)

Does he think they were overcome by vapors and global warming ?

Something missing here ?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steveW, 8/25/2013 1:42:30 AM     (No. 9489886)

How does President Gutsy Call have time for Syria when he´s so busy holding the real culprits in Benghazi to account? Oh, wait...

If President Gutsy Call was asleep - dreaming about fairness, we safely assume - during the Benghazi attack, where was he when chemical weapons were unleashed in Syria? Trick question: we´ve learned from the hard-hitting MSM that there are not nor can ever be WMDs in the Middle East (except for rogue-state Israeli nukes).

If, as President Gutsy Call has proclaimed, the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam, isn´t he down for the struggle for Syria´s Islamist future?

With so many tough foreign policy questions these days, it´s comforting to know we have a Leftist in the Oval Office - Leftists have such a proud history of getting things right, and making the right Gutsy Calls.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/25/2013 4:43:32 AM     (No. 9489919)

You have to laugh at the idea that the media takes this so called meeting seriously.We´ve heard two different stories in the BinLaden attack.One that they had to call him off the gold course and secondly,he may have been playng spades with Reggie.

He was too gutless to watch the video feed,in case something went wrong,which shows someone else gave the attack order,not him.But after everything turned out OK he went on a world tour spiking the football about it.

Obama has skated by for 5 years by keeping his fingerprints off anything that could go wrong.He´s not going to take unilateral action against Syria.What he´s trying to do is assemble a CYA crowd of different countries he can pass the buck to if things go wrong.

I don´t think Assad is stupid enough to gas people when he knows it would make a door opener excuse for Obama to attack.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: avital2, 8/25/2013 7:17:08 AM     (No. 9489979)

i couldn´t disagree more, #12. i believe Assad has made a calculated decision that Obama, even should he do something, will not act decisively. which is worse for he knows he can pretty much act with impunity now as Nerobama has fiddled his way through the burning of Syria. let this human destruction be on Obama´s conscience since he did nothing of consequence to stop it, along with the innocent soldiers sent to slaughter through his strategy in Afghanistan, along with the foreign service / CIA employees in Benghazi left to die without his opening one eye/lifting one finger to help, etc. let me stop before i ruin my Sunday.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 8/25/2013 7:39:05 AM     (No. 9489992)

How do we know that it is the Syrian government using the gas. It could be the rebels. In that case, what are we to do? Plus, you have 100,000 Russian troops on the ground. And the US through Benghazi may have been supplying the rebels. The pro Obama muslims are out to overthrow Syria. If you were Assad what would you do....end up like Quadaffi? I don´t think he wants to go that route.
Let these muslims have at one another. America has no business in Syria. Regardless the deaths.
America needs to worry about America and our imminent destruction and deaths inside our own fake borders.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: maryc, 8/25/2013 7:49:58 AM     (No. 9490006)

Meaning that once an outcome is clear obama will decide he was on the ´right´ side all along. No sympathy or empathy in this president at all.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/25/2013 8:01:17 AM     (No. 9490022)

So, the Nobel PEACE Prize winner is about to get the US involved in yet another civil war in a foreign country? But he couldn´t assist the Green Revolution in Iran which really would have brought peace to that country? I think I get it now.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Deedo, 8/25/2013 8:03:41 AM     (No. 9490030)

The chemical attack in Syria is surely a momentous act by someone (hard to say who at this point) to draw western and especially US forces into the fight on behalf of the rebels.

I doubt that Assad wanted to draw these forces into the fight. It doesn´t make sense, even if you argue that he´s trying to finesse Obama somehow; too dangerous.

Obviously the Islamic fundamentalist rebels would love increased US involvement and support.

Foreign Al Qaeda fighters would love to get US aid in this fight. This is a great way to arm and fund Al Qaeda in general.

The Russians could have done this in order to deliver a military defeat for Obama and the US to cement their hegemony in the Middle East.

Perhaps the Obama government wants to enter the fight to get US citizens to rally around the sagging President during a time of war.

Regardless of who committed this monstrous crime, it´s clear they want the US to fight, thus we should not.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/25/2013 8:07:54 AM     (No. 9490043)

The biggest decision for King Barry is: should I use a 6 iron or a 7 iron?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 8/25/2013 8:30:54 AM     (No. 9490081)

One of the first things I learned about BHO was that he was very weak on making decisions. Chickens, roosting, etc. etc.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/25/2013 8:32:05 AM     (No. 9490084)

Even if Obama wanted to stop the slaughter in Syria, he doesn´t know how. Chicago politics wouldn´t work there, and that´s all he and his crowd know.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/25/2013 10:50:12 AM     (No. 9490314)

Today´s topic:

Gen. Dempsey: "How much more neurotoxic gas do we have left we can supply to the rebels to make it look like Assad is gassing his own people?"

Biden: (raising hand, jumping up and down) "Ooo, ooo, I know, I know!"

Jarrett: "Sit down and shut up, you old fool."

Obama: (silent, still sucking thumb in corner)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/25/2013 11:36:26 AM     (No. 9490411)

Must have been onehellofa card game!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/25/2013 11:42:08 AM     (No. 9490423)

Dang, I thought this was a Sagman parody.
I still go back to Franklin: "Believe none of what your hear and only half of what you see." Disinformation is rampant in this regime. Disinformation is rampant in Syria. Not a good combination.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/25/2013 11:50:35 AM     (No. 9490443)

Gee - - I hope they find out where Assad´s weapons of mass destruction came from.

Hmmmm - - now WHERE could that be?????

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/25/2013 12:41:47 PM     (No. 9490518)

So...yet another national security team "meeting" by King Barry & His Knights Of The Round Table on the current situation in the Islamic Syria Arab Republic, a Sunni/Shi´a Muslim country over 6,700 miles from our nation´s shores?

How about a national security team "meeting" on finding ways to secure America´s borders against the millions of illegal invaders currently overrunning our land?
Tick...tick...tick...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: radrelic, 8/25/2013 1:06:29 PM     (No. 9490544)

Might check out who killed Team six by loose lipping and self praising.

The Prez who voting "not present" by his absence "on vacation" LOL, couldn´t be any funnier as a movie (Oh, if only it was just that?)

Mr Prez, sir, just give a grand speech, vote present and go back to golfing. Let the Brits lead, toss in some more trillions we don´t have and then take credit if it works out.

No more American blood (it is all colored the same color--thank God)spilled in the Middle East for a wag the dog, a democrat-type photo op, or to secure the 2016 election for another Alinsky student, Hill and co-prez redux, Bill.

Harry Truman made a choice when the buck stopped at that desk and leaders led for America and Americans of either political party, he choose a million enemy deaths (that weren´t required)to the death od one more American. (He didn´t mention any color and desegregated, or someone did in 1948 (?) )

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/25/2013 1:55:23 PM     (No. 9490610)

The Soviets, oops, the Russians are in this up to their cauliflower ears, and are playing Obama like a cigar-box ukelele.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: shurnuff, 8/25/2013 1:55:34 PM     (No. 9490611)

Well, we are nearly a year out of Benghazi and the facts are not clear yet.... so how long will it take mr.zero to get the facts clear on this thing?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: trapper, 8/25/2013 4:09:44 PM     (No. 9490741)

Someone should have told the islamists that if they are planning a false flag operation they should not schedule it for August when everyone in the West is on vacation. Maybe we will read the accumulated newspapers when we get home, or maybe not, in which case we will never know it happened.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/25/2013 6:29:02 PM     (No. 9490918)

It does not seem likely that Assad would want the US to create a no-fly zone like the one that killed the guy in Libya (cannot spell his name). The ones that benefit from our going in are al-Queda, the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/25/2013 8:43:50 PM     (No. 9491113)

With his popularity figures sinking into the low forties Barry play this Syria thing for maximum political advantage to himself to the exclusion of all other concerns. He knows anytime the American military is brought to the fore, American citizens usually rally to their leader. He will also be concentrating on minimizing risk, risk to him politically, that is.

National Interest and Good of the Country are not terms in his playbook. His Interest and His Good will out.

Pass the barf bag, please. I can´t stomach the posing, especially military posing.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/25/2013 8:52:55 PM     (No. 9491126)

I´m confident that the Numbnuts Council will come up with an effective solution.

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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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