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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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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
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“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

Western lawmakers gather in Utah
to talk federal land takeover

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Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton    Original Article
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It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including

What Really Happened at the Bay of Pigs
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Townhall, by Humberto Fontova    Original Article
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(You always hear and read of a “fiasco,” a “defeat” a “disaster” at the Bay of Pigs, 53 years ago this week. But you rarely hear about the cause. Here it is.) "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea´s Heartbreak Ridge. But


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