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Syria Crisis Ultimatum: Kerry Tells Assad Turn
in Chemical Weapons within One Week [VIDEO]

International Business Times (U.K.), by Gianluca Mezzofiore

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 9/9/2013 6:47:14 AM

US secretary of state John Kerry has given an ultimatum to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to avoid a military strike by turning over his entire chemical weapons arsenal to the international community within the next week. At a joint press conference with UK foreign secretary William Hague, Kerry said that America was not going to war but would launch an "unbelievably small and limited effort" to punish the Assad regime for the 21 August chemical weapons attack in Ghouta and to deter it from doing it again. "If you want to send Assad a congratulatory message, you would support non-intervention,"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 9/9/2013 7:03:22 AM     (No. 9512315)

Maybe John Kary, who served in Vietnam, will toss his medals onto the palace grounds of Assad.

That would show him!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 9/9/2013 7:25:23 AM     (No. 9512339)

They (the left, liberals, MSM, et al) won´t want that to happen, because the chemical weapons might be shown to come from Saddam´s stash.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 9/9/2013 7:34:24 AM     (No. 9512354)

Another American red line to be mocked and then ignored by Syria and the world.
I can see it all now, in a few weeks Obama will be saying:
"I´m not the one that made that demand, it was Sect. Kerry and America that made that demand...."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mgwitt, 9/9/2013 7:34:54 AM     (No. 9512357)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 9/9/2013 7:36:57 AM     (No. 9512365)

I´m sure Kerry has Assad quaking in his boots

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PAdiva, 9/9/2013 7:51:14 AM     (No. 9512382)

JFKerry, this is like asking your wife to share her vodka-soaked raisins with you. Ain´t gonna happen!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 9/9/2013 7:57:41 AM     (No. 9512388)

I think it was Gin soaked raisins.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: artman1746, 9/9/2013 8:08:24 AM     (No. 9512401)

This from the guy who was quite happy for the US to abandon Vietnam knowing the communists were to murder tens of thousands and set another hundred thousand on a boat lift out of the country.

NOW he got his compassion all up in an uproar.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/9/2013 8:16:24 AM     (No. 9512412)

Or what?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rfr46, 9/9/2013 8:24:02 AM     (No. 9512419)

What? The President says he will consult Congress. Then the SOS issues an ultimatum with a deadline that may not fit the date of Congressional action. What does the SOS or President do if Congress, like the President, delays its decision? Ask Assad for an extension of time? Go ahead with a strike while Congress is still deliberating?

Is this ultimatum coming from the SOS or the President? If the latter, how does this fit with the pending consultation with Congress?

Who is in charge here?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fysammy, 9/9/2013 8:50:51 AM     (No. 9512445)

You can´t make this stuff up!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mark34, 9/9/2013 8:56:33 AM     (No. 9512451)

It would be interesting if Assad were to respond by saying to Kerry: "Syria will turn in all its chemical weapons if the U.S. also turns in all its nuclear weapons (nuclear weapons are also weapons of mass destruction, aren´t they?)"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: trapper, 9/9/2013 9:10:00 AM     (No. 9512478)

An "unbelievably small and limited effort."

Sounds to me the same as a "futile and stupid gesture." All that is left is video of Joe Biden chanting "toga ... toga... toga!"

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/9/2013 9:14:39 AM     (No. 9512490)

Is Kerry eight years old?!! There is not one thinking adult in this administration. I am totally disgusted. This great country is being run by a bunch of morons.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pros7767, 9/9/2013 9:22:41 AM     (No. 9512510)

These idiots sound like the Keystone Cops. What an embarrassment.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/9/2013 9:26:12 AM     (No. 9512517)

What an idiot!
"Kerry said that America was not going to war but would launch an "unbelievably small and limited effort..."

Then WHAT, exactly, is the point?

Mr. Secretariat, with all due respect, why don´t you just sit down and shut up?
Now you´re just piling on...the pResident.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/9/2013 9:41:55 AM     (No. 9512555)

You´ve got to be kidding. Another red line.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: saryden, 9/9/2013 9:45:35 AM     (No. 9512559)

In his effort to turn another country over to his handlers (Muslim Brotherhood), Ozero has painted himself into a corner. He called for help from Sec. of State John Kerry and Congress (mainly old white men). That has not solved his problem, so he is adolescently offering an out(turn over those chemical weapons)to save face. I wonder if all this has weakened his determination to give so much decision-making to the six (at least) Islamist czars in his employ (paid by tax-payers of course)... perhaps another vacation...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 9/9/2013 9:55:27 AM     (No. 9512568)

What color comes after red?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/9/2013 9:58:14 AM     (No. 9512575)

This is a Hail Mary no doubt about it. Given the position our great thinkers have put us in why not send everybody deep and heave it up.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/9/2013 10:01:32 AM     (No. 9512581)

Wow the DC communists are determined to use the tried/trued Bush template from 2003. Having no shame, they don´t care if the comparisons are made, hypocrisy understood. If they don´t get their way, they will probably sue, um, someone, saying it isn´t fair b/c it worked for Mr Bush. lol. Assad should send Kerry and Obama Omaha Steaks-sized box of bug bombs and bug spray to mock him. We all know that Kerry and Obama want regime change so why make this worthless offer? Ooh it just sounds so good. ha ha.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: starkness, 9/9/2013 10:03:04 AM     (No. 9512582)

What´s next? Double secret probation?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Namma, 9/9/2013 10:03:16 AM     (No. 9512583)

why...so Kerry can throw them over the fence at the WH...what a putz

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Reply 24 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 9/9/2013 10:15:54 AM     (No. 9512602)

You idiot, Kerry. We´re supposed to have at least 17 UN resolutions against Syria and Congressional authorization, ultimately, before we start giving the ultimata. And what evidence do we have to suggest that the Great Reformer possesses (or is even seeking) chemical weapons?

Paging Cindy Sheehan . . .

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Reply 25 - Posted by: geronimo, 9/9/2013 10:17:01 AM     (No. 9512605)

Kerry is doing what we thought impossible a year ago - he is making Joe Biden look like a viable alternative.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 9/9/2013 10:19:51 AM     (No. 9512610)

Does he seriously think Assad is going to just hand them over? Or is Kerry´s threat a signal that Obama has decided to strike no matter what the American people want?

Since there is no chance Assad will give up weapons he says he doesn´t have, it seems our Administration has two choices:

1. Strike and blow some stuff up, then leave and go play golf.

2. Strike and take out Assad and all who associate with him, plus the WMDs.

3. Do nothing but bluster.

Because POTUS has a pattern of doing exactly what the American people don´t want, it is clear he has no problems with striking Syria despite what we want, even if Congress won´t approve the action. (He wants Congress on board for when Syrian involvement goes bad).

That brings up the question: If the great majority of Americans don´t want this strike and if we elected representatives who won´t honor those desires, what good are our Representatives? Doesn´t this mean that Obama is his own branch of government beholden to no one?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Roberto 22, 9/9/2013 10:24:17 AM     (No. 9512619)

Since when does the secretary of state give ultimatums? Oh, that´s right. We don´t have a president. Maybe Harry Reid should pout and stamp his foot....

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Reply 28 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 9/9/2013 10:26:49 AM     (No. 9512625)

I know an ultimatum from John Effing Cary would surely scare the pudding out of me. [Sarcasm off]


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Reply 29 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 9/9/2013 10:28:10 AM     (No. 9512627)

OMG. I can´t believe the level of ineptitude that is going on in DC. Are there not any grown-ups there? I guess the really stupid ones are the ones that get covered by the press. The smart ones keep their mouths shut.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tenncon231, 9/9/2013 10:34:59 AM     (No. 9512642)

It seems that this whole admin has nothing but "box paint", an old boss told me a long time ago "never come to me with an ultimatum because you already know what the answer is"!!

Speak softly but carry a big stick!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: OhMy, 9/9/2013 11:31:25 AM     (No. 9512723)

Kerry has a special relationship with Assad after all those dinners together. Perhaps he hopes Assad will get him off the hook by turning over the Chemical stockpiles including the ones he got from Saddam. It will not happen but it would be a great irony if Obama vindicated Bush for his rational for the second gulf war! He has already vindicated Bush in a way by using a similar rational for Syria!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/9/2013 11:57:25 AM     (No. 9512759)

From my recent reading, just blowing up gas cannisters can actually make the situation worse.

So like the idiots they are, Obama and Kerry will wind up doing that, by gassing the Syrians when they blow up the stockpiles. These 2 are making Laurel and Hardy look like Einsteins. I would not blame Putin is he were found to be rolling on the floor in tears while LHAO.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/9/2013 11:57:26 AM     (No. 9512761)

It´s the old moving target trick. Say something stupid one day with a long face, and when people get riled about that hair brained comment, you shift the conversation to another stupid point and create more straw men. Jon Carry does that, not even knowing he is doing it. I mean he isn´t exactly the smartest person in any room.

I think inside that damaged head he dreams or thinks he´s President and he can threaten anybody he feels isn´t paying any attention to his ramblings. I think Theresa should rein him in. Money isn´t going to do her any good when she´s surrounded by nuclear waste.

At least the Democrats of old were just crooks and drunks . Now you could add the term insane Marxist traitors.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/9/2013 11:58:41 AM     (No. 9512764)

At #33 that should be ´if he were found´. Sorry

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Reply 35 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/9/2013 1:54:09 PM     (No. 9512928)

The Coalition of the Liver Spots ( Kerry, Hagel andMcCain )
cannot make any kind of coherent and logical case
for the Oval Office maniac
just itching to start a Mideast conflagration.
Kerry´s announcement that the military action would be
" unbelievably small " is jaw dropping.
Barry has 5 destroyers , hundreds of Marines , hundreds of sailors and the nuclear powered USS Nimitz
repositioned in the Med
for an " unbelievably small " attack ???
The Pentagon that is already very concerned about this looming disaster , must be apoplectic
about Field Marshal Kerry running around drawing his own red lines and
then giving away Barry´s plan for a tiny strike.
And if the chemical attack was so horrific ,
why just an itty bitty response ?
Maybe I misunderstood Barry.
I thought he misused the
phrase " shot across the bow ".
Apparently, he must have said the US would shoot
a bow and arrow into Syria .
God help us all , especially our military .

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/9/2013 1:58:24 PM     (No. 9512932)

Assad saw what happened to Ghaddaffi in Libya after he turned his WMD over to the USA. He won´t do that, but may go along with some Russian contrived bait and switch operation where the chemical ordinance stays in Syria under some sort of Russian control.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 9/9/2013 2:02:07 PM     (No. 9512937)

I guess Kerry is looking for a second job. A really funny stand up comedian. He draws another line...a yellow line and I bet the Syrian govt. is just shaking and quaking. Within one week...? Excuse me. I´m choking on my cup of herbal tea.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: jglas, 9/9/2013 3:32:46 PM     (No. 9513079)

You better not cross that red line or we´ll draw another red line . . . and we can keep that up all day long Mister Assad.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: trapper, 9/9/2013 6:42:37 PM     (No. 9513343)

Whew! Russia´s gonna help take out Assad´s chemical weapons. No one wants chem weapons floating around loose in a conflict between Sunni/Shia maniacs, and Putin´s no dummy.

Pass the popcorn. Open the Milk Duds. The T Rex isn´t real. It´s just an Imax movie.

Anyone else getting the inkling we´ve all been had by a bit of cooked up Putin/Obama theater?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Crosscut, 9/9/2013 11:00:19 PM     (No. 9513700)

Assad should be charged with crimes against humanity, taken into custody, put on trial in Nuremberg like a Nazi, and then hung. (Or Seal Team-6 can handle it their way.) Now that would set an example for sicko rulers all over the world.

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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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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
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“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


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