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How Obama got Syria so wrong
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Trudy Rubin

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Posted By:tisHimself, 9/7/2013 12:54:28 PM

Unless President Obama can show Congress that his planned Syria strike is linked to a larger - and coherent - strategy, legislators should just say no. So far, his explanations, and those of his cabinet members at congressional hearings, have only added to the confusion. "What is it you´re seeking?" Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) asked Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, in trying to elicit the broader goals of military action. The general replied candidly, "I can´t answer that, what we´re seeking." That moment of testimony encapsulated the dilemma for the Congress and the country. If

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 9/7/2013 1:23:50 PM     (No. 9510233)

Already, while Congress debates, and administration officials leak details of likely targets, Assad has cleared men, rockets, and artillery from prospective target sites. He may have moved prisoners in as human shields.

From what I´ve been hearing and reading, Assad has also moved men and materiel into neighborhoods, hospitals and schools and intends to use prisoners as shields in other locations. This is SOP for ´´warfare´´ in the ME...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/7/2013 1:41:24 PM     (No. 9510255)

He be stupid and arrogantly inept. Other that that, he´s a Muslim.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fishbone, 9/7/2013 1:52:42 PM     (No. 9510267)

I wholeheartedly agree #2.

BTW, Rule #1 in warfare: Never interrupt the enemy while he´s making a mistake. This goes doubly so if you have two enemies fighting each other.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/7/2013 2:52:13 PM     (No. 9510343)

His larger strategy is his Presidential Library showcasing his magnificent leadership and warrior like character assets that we should be so eternally grateful for. That and his golf game skills, as well as vacation spot selections. I mean who´s gonna beat that!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/7/2013 2:54:00 PM     (No. 9510345)

Imagine General Dempsey telling that to the troops as he sends them off to battle.
He should either retire or fall on his sword.
Honor requires that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Okie 52, 9/7/2013 3:22:11 PM     (No. 9510379)

FTA: "Elizabeth O´Bagy, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of War who has done extensive interviews with Syrian rebel commanders." She sure has, since she is a paid spin doctor to these very same "Syrian rebel commanders".

The game is up; both sides lie and commit horrible crimes. Let them bleed each other dry.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/7/2013 5:28:56 PM     (No. 9510522)

Qatar is financing the rebels. ($3 billion so far) . They want to run a gas pipeline through Syria, which would devastate Russia´s european natural gas business. Assad won´t do it. Qatar partnered with the Saudi´s who have the power to call for a jihad.. Obama was offered a huge reward for military services rendered with American lives and taxpayer money to get the job done. McCain, Graham, and the usual democrats have a piece of the action. I would think that at this moment, Obama is trying to bribe enough congressmen to get approval. Meanwhile the crazy islamics think they´re fighting a Jihad. Also, the saudi´s threatened Putin with terror attacks at the olympics if he interferes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fayebeck, 9/7/2013 8:08:22 PM     (No. 9510683)

obama has gotten nothing wrong about Syria. He is not incompetent. He is doing exactly what he said he would do. He is the most successful president in our lifetimes. What Reagan did has long since disappeared. What obama has done will stay with us forever.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jglas, 9/9/2013 11:34:47 AM     (No. 9512728)

He´s trying to help the MusBros rebels i.e. al Qaeda affiliates. The chemical weapons are just an excuse. Look at what he`s done so far. . . delivered Libya and Egypt to the MusBros (even if the Egyptian military took Egypt back) and now he´s going for the Trifecta in Syria. He´s in league with the MusBros (Egyptian newspapers say he is one):

http://www.examiner.com/article/egyptian-newspaper-claims-obama-is-a-member-of-the-muslim-brotherhood

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