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Target Assad
Wall Street Journal, by Bret Stephens

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 8/26/2013 7:56:05 PM

Should President Obama decide to order a military strike against Syria, his main order of business must be to kill Bashar Assad. Also, Bashar´s brother and principal henchman, Maher. Also, everyone else in the Assad family with a claim on political power. Also, all of the political symbols of the Assad family´s power, including all of their official or unofficial residences. The use of chemical weapons against one´s own citizens plumbs depths of barbarity matched in recent history only by Saddam Hussein. A civilized world cannot tolerate it. It must demonstrate that the penalty for it will be acutely personal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/26/2013 8:21:54 PM     (No. 9492764)

hmm, quite bloodthirsty ~ Bret probably ought to see a counselor about this.

At the moment there´s no evidence that Assad launched a poison gas attack on people in the suburbs of the same city where he and his clan hold sway.

What Bret probably doesn´t understand is that the Alawites in Syria are a ruling minority. They are also the protectors of the Christians and other religious minorities.

The Sunni moslems are engaged in a war to extirpate the Alawites from their homeland, and, BTW, to exterminate the Christians.

Or, maybe Bret does understand all that and he´s an AlQaida sympathizer.

Hope NSA´s got a tap on his phones.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 8/26/2013 8:23:01 PM     (No. 9492766)

Caution: Have Comgress declare war first.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/26/2013 8:55:24 PM     (No. 9492805)

No! We have been in enough countries already. We have nothing but dead and debt to show for it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Quigley, 8/26/2013 9:36:13 PM     (No. 9492844)

Forget it! The dims use every tragedy of war to abuse the opposition. They turned Iraq into a mess. Now I´m supposed to care?

Let BO lead from his own behind.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: starkness, 8/26/2013 9:59:45 PM     (No. 9492871)

if we attack this regime i hope we bring down every kgb-stasi-trained secret police boss in the whole crew. they are almost as disgusting if not more repulsive than saddam´s crew. all you have to is read their titles and their biographical summaries and look at their photographs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Really?, 8/28/2013 7:36:10 AM     (No. 9494895)

This is where Obama´s lack of diplomacy really fails us and the whole world.

How can any country support chemical attacks ? They can´t, and it would be revealing to see what coalitions might support action against those who engage in those attacks.

Where is the UN ? Where are the UK and other allies ?

We are seeing ships deployed and action without the involvement of our own Congress.

I knew the Democrats were all hypocrites but Barry is apparently going to act like a Cowboy after he has already soured our relationship with Putin.

My opinion is that we have elected an idiot and that´s a bad thing, but I don´t want to die for it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/28/2013 7:44:47 AM     (No. 9494907)

Don´t agree. We lost the moral high ground when we would not call evil by its name. We have been fighting a theo-political philosophy that we can´t even name. By doing so, we have only emboldened them. We had to so limit our scope of reference to direct atrocities that were committed by a rag tag group of terrorists who hi-jacked a peaceful religion instead of acknowledging the fact that their philosophy permeates the entire Muslim world. It is their call to arms.

Muslims have created violence and chaos to weaken us and then pull us into a real war with Russia and China. Don´t be stupid, Obama. This is a set up. The United States has never been so vulnerable. It is the perfect storm for our enemies. We have lost our moral compass. Our economy is in the toilet. Our country is bitterly divided. Our militarily continues to be weakened. Principled leadership is non-existent.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/28/2013 7:51:40 AM     (No. 9494913)

One of today´s headlines asks "Does 0bama realize he is fighting on the side of Al Qaeda?" At this stage of the game, what a question!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/28/2013 7:57:28 AM     (No. 9494923)

Like another article states today, our government says that they intercepted Syrian Army messages about initiating the gas attack. Why is it that they didn´t lead off with this so called information, instead of spitting into the wind for weeks on time. One lie follows another.

I for one don´t believe any information coming from the muddiest and most incompetent Administration ever. They aren´t to be trusted, and going up against Russia, Syria and China because Obama wants to prop up the Muslim Brotherhood is insane.

It´s time for this inept person to be impeached and removed from office. He actually thinks he´s royalty and as far as I can see, he is a prime example of the Peter Principle. One more thing, Assad has a far better looking and smarter first lady than we do. Another thought... give up on trying to start a Race War.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 8/28/2013 8:00:00 AM     (No. 9494926)

Valerie Jarrett, not the U.N., not Congress and not Obama, is the "decider" in this feces-fling.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Really?, 8/28/2013 8:05:07 AM     (No. 9494936)

#7 I am assuming that you don´t agree with the article, not the comments.

It seems to me that most of us who are commenting are NOT supporting the idea of just killing Assad and his family then getting a tee time at Congressional.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/28/2013 8:07:11 AM     (No. 9494941)

Intentionally targeting a head of state used to be frowned upon. Wait, its obama... Rules don´t apply.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 8/28/2013 8:10:42 AM     (No. 9494949)

George W. Bush had to go to the UN and Congress to get authority to invade Iraq. Obama insisted on that when he was a Senator. Now, he is calling individual Congressmen informing them that he intends to do something.

Incidentally, why do people still call for impeachment? I would have thought that by now they would have realized that Obama has the Senate.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/28/2013 8:28:02 AM     (No. 9494985)

Yeah, kill Assad. And then what? That´s the big question, isn´t it? And no one in DC has an answer.

No doubt that zippy´s intention is to let the MB come in and take over, but that might not work any better for him in Syria than it did in Egypt.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/28/2013 8:31:44 AM     (No. 9494993)

NO... Obama´s USA cannot impose the Muslim Brotherhood on still another country ...The Middle East is in flames because of Obama, Morsi and Ergogan. They are the trio of evil. Benghazi leads directly to this evil alliance.
While Assad is no saint --there is NO proof he used WMD...more likely the more violent arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda...as they are the rebel fighter..and the WMD used are probably those that came from Benghazi from Brennan and Obama.
Shall we start WWIII based upon unproven accusations and no proof? No.
Stop shedding the blood of Americans in frivolous wars. Let the Muslim Brotherhood and IslamoFascists kill themselves off...They are evil and a nuisance to every country they reside in...nary a word on the Christian holicaust in the Middle East and Africa they´ve perpetrated with Obama´s help...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sadc, 8/28/2013 8:33:23 AM     (No. 9494999)

If we adhere to the Constitution, that pesky little, nuisance that Obama dislikes, and he and all in Congress swore to uphold and defend,does not allow this. Obama does not decide this on his own. He does not have permission or authority to do this despotically. But, that won´t stop him. He said if times get tough he would stand with the Muslims.Just because he might be killing other Muslims who got in his prideful way, is secondary. Keep that in mind. The welfare of Americans is trumped by his first allegiance to his Muslim friends. Nice to know.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: snakeoil, 8/28/2013 8:45:29 AM     (No. 9495021)

The most evil person in the world and the only one I classify as an enemy is currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The others are just annoyances. If you kill Assad the only thing it accomplishes is to give a promotion to everyone else in that regime. No policies will change. This is like the Iraq Iran war. The longer it lasts the better it is for the civilized world. The war I care about is occurring here is the Divided States of America.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/28/2013 8:56:09 AM     (No. 9495041)

Seriously? Open season on evil heads of state?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/28/2013 8:59:47 AM     (No. 9495054)

Obama gets a two-fer in syria. First he helps the muslim brotherhood, and second, he drives the U.S. deeper in debt and closer to brink of collapse. and the bonus is if russia gets involved, and WWIII looms, obama can declare martial law and become our dictator.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dman, 8/28/2013 9:08:25 AM     (No. 9495073)

And then what, Bret???

Vladimir Putin owns this; the blood is on his client´s hands. Stay out and shame him into solving it.

Not one drop of American blood.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/28/2013 9:29:50 AM     (No. 9495114)

He forgot to call for Assad´s firstborn son. Syria is a mess. As usual, we are kept in the dark as to what the proxy war there is really all about. There´s oil, pipelines, Iranian nukes, Hezbollah, Israel, Russian naval facilities, al-Qaeda and the age old Sunni vs Shiah rivalry. Next to getting into a land war in Asia, this is a mistake to get involved in. If it´s being done to help save face for Obama it´s even worse. If we´re relying on Israeli intelligence for the WMD report it´s doubly worse. What would it take to get Obama to take another vacation?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 8/28/2013 9:32:09 AM     (No. 9495117)

If W was doing this the Democrats would be livid, calling him and Cheney war criminals and much worse and opposing him 100%. Flaming phonies who worship the beast 0.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: smak90, 8/28/2013 9:32:31 AM     (No. 9495119)

200,000 dead in Syria from civil war. 2000 killed by gas, so now we are getting involved when both sides are our enemy. This is pure nuts and the Obamabots will fully support their dear leader.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/28/2013 9:49:16 AM     (No. 9495164)

Valarie Jarrett has to make a decision. Obama and Holder will have to put their ´race war´ on the back burner while WWIII looms.
Obama should have been reviewing foreign policy and the middle east instead of meet and greeting sports jocks and celebrities in the WH.
It´s not so much fun listening to your own droning voice when others don´t care about it. That ´red line´ speech was taken seriously by our enemies and Obama´s propaganda media (NBC, ABC et al) can´t fix this when the enemy is listening. BSing the American public in one thing but the world is another.
Good luck ValJar with this one. This isn´t a bunch of movie critics that are all wee weed up this time like your Benghazi plan. This is the real deal.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/28/2013 10:01:36 AM     (No. 9495198)

Obama´s upbringing was Indonesian Sunni. Does anyone really think he´s pass up a chance to whack Asaad, a Shiite?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/28/2013 10:20:37 AM     (No. 9495235)

Impeachment is something the House accomplishes. That allows for a discussion of the reasons for the proceedings. The Senate decides on removal. Clinton was Impeached, and that stands on his record forever.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: trapper, 8/28/2013 10:26:34 AM     (No. 9495249)

"What´s at stake now is the future of civilization, and whether the word still has any meaning."

This piece is so over the top I can´t figure out if he is serious or not.

So, if he is serious, he is advocating destroying the murderous Shi´ite jihadi crescent that encircles Israel and is dedicated to her destruction, and replacing it with a murderous Sunni jihadi crescent that encircles Israel and is dedicated to her destruction. If the argument is that the US may, just may, have more influence over the Sunni jihadists than we do over the Shia jihadists, I wish someone would come right out and say it so we can all have a good laugh.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 8/28/2013 10:47:32 AM     (No. 9495289)

I assume Mr. Stephens´ boots will be the first on the ground in Syria, since he´s so eager for a fight. /sarc

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/28/2013 10:49:01 AM     (No. 9495291)

#1 is spot on

Is anyone here ever going to answer this simple question ..

Why would Assad gas his own citizens instead of the rebels ...

You can´t because he didn´t

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Reply 30 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/28/2013 11:06:08 AM     (No. 9495330)

I would like to know the religion of the people that were murdered in the gas attack.

It seems unlikely Assad would use Sarin gas in Damascus itself. It is likely this was the handiwork of Sunni Muslims.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: rc1776, 8/28/2013 11:42:41 AM     (No. 9495385)

To paraphrase Charlie Brown,
"Whose side are you on"?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: rc1776, 8/28/2013 11:44:38 AM     (No. 9495391)

To quote ole Charlie Brown,
"Whose side are you on"?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/28/2013 12:06:33 PM     (No. 9495425)

So, if we do manage to take out Assad and all of his minions, we will have created a political vacuum in Syria. And just who do you think will rush in to fill that vacuum? I really don´t think it would be someone with democratic elections and freedom in mind. That seems to be in very short supply through out the middle east. So, as many have already posted here, the best path to follow is to do nothing. Let the muslims fight each other. Of course this would mean that Obozo will lose face around the world, but, he doesn´t have any anyway.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/28/2013 1:09:06 PM     (No. 9495535)

Send in the drones.
Isn´t there a drone somewhere with Assad´s name on it?

Or... gift him with some Fruit of Kaboom underwear, as Rush would call an underwear bomb...
After all, his name is... Ass-odd...

Next, let´s have the GOP aim a Cruz missile at the O-Bomber himself... in 2014 & 2016...

But, seriously, folks...
Syria is now spelled... Q-u-a-g-m-i-r-e...
It´s a no-win for the U.S.
Another Hill-err-ee-ass Herself mistake...
Coming to dynamic fruition, as undergrads like to phrase it in their term papers...

What fresh Hell... What new Chaos...
Will replace Assad
Or is that locale (Syria) Bambi´s next choice for his post-impeachment exile now that being the Emperor of North Africa with the Muslim Brudda´s in da Hoodies in Egypt isn´t looking so good anymore?

Doesn´t Oreo still wannabe the King of De Nile defending DimcRat pyramid schemes with his Wookiee Cookie Empress wife?
"Don´t Let Them Eat Cake!!"
Exile over there not looking so good anymore, is it... ?


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Reply 35 - Posted by: jigzsaw, 8/28/2013 1:13:37 PM     (No. 9495538)

Would never have happened in W´s reign. They may have made fun of him, but in their hearts they knew he would never stand for this crap.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: suejeanne, 8/28/2013 1:22:45 PM     (No. 9495555)

Is this a brilliant scheme someone has cooked up to come to the rescue of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood? Purpotedly to deal with this use of chemical weapons . . . but somehow offload some help for the MB crew waiting in the wings?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Melody, 8/28/2013 4:29:48 PM     (No. 9495833)

I agree with the majority of posters here - as usual. Our country should stay out of this war. We have no business in choosing sides in that country. Both sides are wrong ones.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: jacksin5, 8/28/2013 5:27:06 PM     (No. 9495927)

We give the governments of the Arab League billions in military aid to protect their various regimes. but whenever someone in the ME gets out of line, they are quick to say they´ll stand behind us, but make no real committment.

This (like the Palestinian Refugees), is an Arab problem, Let them deal with it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: IMSully, 8/28/2013 6:21:16 PM     (No. 9495988)

I confess that I haven´t read the article, only the headline. Nor have I read any of the comments which I try not to do since mine which is the latest will be located at the bottom of the queue and unread soooooo, how is assassinating Assad not Regime Change?
How stupid can our government be to get involved in a conflict where our enemies are killing each other.
I´m more interested in the next episode of Breaking Bad. Heisenberg for President!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/28/2013 7:09:12 PM     (No. 9496071)

with a muslim favoring traitor acting as imposter president, with his communist cabal
in the back room pulling the strings, with
an entire Congress paid off, bribed into guilt ridden silence, with a dying press and fools like O´Reilly, Sawyer, Brokaw, Stphanopoulis selling all of America SHORT, we have no chance of survival. Not even Mark Levin, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Sarah Palin and the growing numbers of heroes for truth, not even this valiant militia can save us from political Washington DC diseased ruin. Obama´s commie machine has carried on a non stop attack of attention getting violent distractions, race baiting,
communist organizing, one less freedom after another, covering up the cover ups with more cover ups, burying the public in lies, after lies after lies. And the Diane
Sawyers, just sitting there, letting it all happen without a whimper. This fabulous world of super communication that is deceptively controlled.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 8/28/2013 8:10:54 PM     (No. 9496168)

Will Damascus get nuked by Bibi, or does that come later?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Evocatus, 8/28/2013 10:15:57 PM     (No. 9496321)

Candygram for Mongo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ciVBQixpU

(Best delivered from Israel - best we keep our hands off.)



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Reply 43 - Posted by: SGT K., 8/29/2013 12:07:59 AM     (No. 9496395)

That´s funny that all of these Word Processor Warriors, who are so eager to enlist U.S. Forces to rescue the "poor Syrians", weren´t around when we were "helping the Iraqis rebuild". I guess I must have missed Mr. Stephens on my combat patrols. No doubt he was way at the front of the formation.

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Called ´Hard Choices´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:46:43 AM     Post Reply
"HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE," reads a description of the book by the publisher. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making these choices, and how we handle them shapes the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New

‘Patriot Party’ gathers at Bundy’s Nevada
ranch, Reid deems them ‘domestic terrorists’
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:44:47 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Mr. Reid in remarks at a luncheon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which sponsored the event. “… I repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism.” The Nevada Democrat was referring to the hundreds of Bundy backers — some armed, some from out of state — who congregated at the ranch last week in



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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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