Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement late Tuesday on wording of a new resolution authorizing U.S. military force against the Syrian government. The resolution would permit up to 90 days of military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, beginning with 60 days and the option of 30 more pending President Obama’s notification of Congress, according to a copy of the resolution provided by Senate aides. The resolution also bars the deployment of U.S. combat troops into Syria, but would permit the deployment of a small rescue mission,
Comments: And so, the insanity continues... Any GOP that votes to continue 0bama´s flawed "war" plans needs to be removed when their voting cycle come up. This like immigration reform, 0bamaCare are all on 0bama, not US.
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Ida Lil, 9/4/2013 1:13:05 AM (No. 9504688)
Rescue mission ? Who from what? aww of course Barack H Obama from the red line dug his own hole fiasco. The question is WHY? What do we owe him? Too bad we can´t ask the the Seals and Ambassador why no one ran to rescue them.
Our leaders are a bunch of cowards who are more than willing to send our men and women into these hell holes while they sit in their luxurious offices and preen and pontificate. If you think that there won´t be boots on the ground once Congress gives Obama the approval, you are nuts. We are being drawn into a no win situation and our ding dongs in Congress can´t or won´t see it. Morons. What is the urgency???
I have yet to hear or see any reason why we should risk one drop of American blood in the Syrian civil war. Will this help Israel? Will this ease tensions in Egypt? Will this assuage the Iranians? Will Russia sit back peacefully while we bomb their ally? The answer to all is NO! We risk folly and unimaginable deaths for nothing. Alas Babylon.
I think now we see what voting for the best democratic candidate really gets us. After all, in the past two elections, that is exactly what happened. We now have an almost 98% liberal, mindless, corrupt congress. With an idiot leader.
A cover his A** vote if there ever was one. Accept the responsibility for something he´s done stupid and wrong. We have no president on foreign policy. We have winnie the pooh muttering ´oh bother´ instead of a real man. The senators who vote for this may as well write ´sucker´ on their foreheads.
Surely most of those in congress are sufficiently old to know the history of U.S. military involvement, since we adopted the ridiculous strategy of "don´t fight to win". We start out trying to give someone a quick smack of disapproval, and end up getting into a quagmire that we cannot exit for years. And those were good outcomes compared to 9/11.
If this is a "red line from humanity", why is the U.S. the only nation considering involvement? Never have I seen a more clear view of our complete lose of representative government than a bunch of liberal democrats voting as instructed by Nancy to go to war!
Bush Sr., Baker and Scowcroft were ok with old man Assad running things over there, and it worked out well for us and Israel. The difference is, those men had America´s interests at heart, unlike what we have now.
This is basically a war between Sunni Islamists and Shi´a Islamists confined to Syria but we somehow feel bound to butt in and tell them "you can only kill each other with conventional weapons, e.g. guns, tanks, airplanes, bombs, if you use gas we will punish you." Isn´t that what the UN is supposed to do? And why are we only delivering this message to the Shi´a (backed by Iran) side. The Sunni Islamists (al Qaeda backed by Saudi Arabia) are just as bad and might have been the ones who used the gas. What interest do we have in this? Our credibility? No, it´s Obama`s credibility that´s on the red line. He set that line but now his face is red and he wants us to go to war so he can quit being embarrassed.
Not just no but hell no. When your enemies are destroying each other stay out of it. That´s common sense. Forget the macho macho man crap and walk away from it!
America has now discovered an Al-Qaeda sleeper cell. It is located in the White House. Obama, Iranian Jarrett, Huma(Muslim Brotherhood). From the Senate: John(Allah Akbar)McCain and Lindsay(nancy boy)Graham. From the Congress: John Boehner and Eric Cantor. From the State Dept: Hillary ´Benghazi´ Clinton and Vietnam War Hero John Kerry. They want American troops to fight with Al-Qaeda in Syria against a sovereign nation. When did Obama or any from the state dept. decry the killing of Christians in Egypt? Meanwhile in America: no jobs, fast and furious, NSA, Irs, mob violence, Obamacare and more they have no time for.
I nearly blew my top watching Fox last night. Krauthammer ripped into O´Reilly trying to make him see the folly of this, which, of course, he refused to do. And then Dana Perino and Stuart Varney were on Hannity, and there were insistent that doing this was "better than doing nothing". It seems that the mental illness that infects the Left is spreading.
The big trouble with growing old is you remember stuff. REMEMBER TONKIN GULF! This will challenge many of you. Way back in 1964 or thereabouts, a U S Destroyer spent the night shooting at radar ghost images. Their after-action report claimed North Vietnamese gunboats had been attacking them. No debris was ever found. On the basis of this hypothetical and unsubstantiated attack, Congress voted the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, giving the President broad unlimited powers to strike back against this aggression. 5,000,000 troops would eventually serve in Vietnam. Over 400,000 would return in body bags. We were suckered big time back then by Johnson, McNamara, and the whiz kids.
Some old same-old. 1400 dead of gas attack. No conclusive evidence of whether gas was released by Assad´s forces or by rebel forces. But now Assad must be punished.
Tell me, please. How many body bags has the Army ordered this time?
The utter disregard for the will of the VAST majority of the people is very telling, even though they are totally dependent on our dollars to fuel their lust for power and glory. Many other civilizations over the centuries were in this same situation and capitulated... but they weren´t Americans. Somehow we will find a way to rid ourselves of these self serving, power hungry enemies of the state and take our country back, with the help of Almighty God.
Making your opinion known to Republican Politicians is a worthless exercise in futility. Republican House and Senate leaders don´t care what you think, so for me it is Tea Party all the way. The House could stop this farce, but they won´t. They don´t care what you think, just keep sending in your donations.
The Tea Party won´t run a Presidential Candidate, so there won´t be any third party vote splitting. They should just run a candidate in every Republican primary. Get rid of these government funded drones.
The Republicans in Congress right now are worried about being blamed if things don´t go right in Syria. They should be worried about letting an incompetent President again save the Muslim Brotherhood´s butt.
America has spoken in the polls. They are against our getting involved in a Syrian war. This may well be the end of the Republican Party. It is clear they don´t care what you think. I´ll take the hint.
It has nothing to do with Syria and two enemies fighting each other. It´s all about Obama´s crumbling impersonation of being president. It has nothing to do with Syria. It´s a perfect WAG THE DOG scenario, times one million. Our muslim supporting imposter in chief, is providing the islamic warring supremacists another jihad opportunity. Islamists suffered, are still suffering, a monumental defeat in Egypt. Now their U.S. Islamic spy team, (jaret soros holder McCain Lindsay Boner Cantor) can side with supremacist muslims in Syria, and TAKE THE HEAT OFF ALL OF NOBAMA’S CRIMES HERE IN AMERICA, PLUS ISLAMIC PAST CRIMES IN EGYPT (TWO FOR ONE). Could it be any more simple than that? The imposter’s Presidency is about to fall off the cliff and upset, destroy, all democrat and republican lies, they’re just minutes away from political suicide. BUT WAIT! Start a war, even siding with the filthy islamic supremacists and attempt to topple Syria´s leadership to BE REPLACED BY MORE MUSLIM TYRANNY. Nobama´s foul acts bring the disgraced muslims back into power. Rule: start a war, ANY war, and Obamacide, NSA IRS alien organizing, open borders, mass welfare, the fake Fed, QE2, trillions in debt, fast and furious, the worst, Hillary’s covered up Benghazi murders especially ..... it all goes away with war. It’s a consistently horrifying as The Communist Party Line. They all agree. That ladies and gentlemen, IS the SyriaPolicy. Wag the damn dog!
Where is OUR red line? People across the entire political spectrum are outraged. Could we all refuse to pay our dear Uncle in protest? What would happen? Why should we continue to enable nonsensical behavior by those elected to represent US? Could millions of people be jailed at once? Hey, En Es Ay, for the record, I swear I´m not promoting anything here, just asking general questions.
Well, I think that we should have a little war. But not in Syria. No, I´m talking about a little revolution right here at home. We desperately need one to clean out the cesspool that is DC. And use the current Constitution and the Freedom Amendments (thanks to Mark Levin) as a guide to re-build this once great nation. And the reason we need that is simple. We have gotten to the point that we, as citizens, can no longer trust those that are elected for life in the federal congress. It´s all too clear that their one driving force is to get re-elected. And they will go to any lengths to achieve that end. I´m ready to sign up.
I´m sure those in congress are sufficiently old to know the history of U.S. military but they either don´t know history or are using history as a plan. The Gulf of Tonkin was the lie used by the Democrats to justify the Viet Nam war, Democrats never change their tatics so I´m sure Obama using the same tool kit they pulled from the 1960s.
Bottom line, we have 100 idiots working overtime on a plan to get us into WW3. Meanwhile, the United States is dying from within of the damage caused by our lying, immature motor-mouth PINO. Who are they going to get to enforce the arrests of the people when they fail to cooperate with the obamacare boondoggle next month if the military is engaged with Syria, China, Russia, and who knows who else when we start this war? With the deadbeat NBP civilian army that Obama has no doubt assembled against us, at least the American people can get into a war we can win.
Washington corruption gone amok ...... just to protect PINO from Benghazi and the ten plus current tragic Beltway crimes. It really IS Wag the Damn Dog (start an international war to distract from the national dirty laundry list of presidential White House crimes !)
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