Having insisted for the past two weeks that military strikes are the only appropriate response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own people, the Obama administration muddled its message today by entertaining the possibility of a non-military solution to the crisis. Asked at a press conference in London this morning whether there was anything Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad could do to avert a U.S. attack, Secretary of State John Kerry said ”he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week.” Russia and Syria seized on the remark and
It was pointed out last night by some talk show guest, that Putin out smarted Zero with this move from Kerry. Now, the only way to keep this agreement alive is not to oust Assad, but in fact, to make sure he stays in power. Cha-ching.
Ha, ha, Lurch thinks he´s more intelligent than the ´won´. The hildabeast is sharing her lunch box with these two as well. What an embarrassment and now Boehner and his sidekick are trying to pull a fast one with their little trick on ´defunding´ obamacare. Daily the DC crowd is getting more pathetic. In addition these two are trying to get backing for the two idiots standing on the soap box.
This concept of a limited strike is fantasy! I wonder if Japan sat around a table and discussed conducting a "limited military strike" against the United States in Hawaii. No country is going to consider being bombed as an international spanking.
Make no mistake about it, if this mess doesn´t cool down, and congress is asked to vote on this, it is not a vote to bolster our reputation and respect in the world. They are voting on whether or not to START WWIII.
If you want to start WWIII you need to start it in Iran and identify your enemy as radical Islam. Then get ready for Russia to jump in and China to cut off our line of credit and Israel to be on the receiving end of the entire arsenal of the middle east. Also you need to be ready for the fight to come to your neighborhood from any number of gas stations and convenience stores in your city.
Obama running this country is like a drunk putting his foot on the floor to stop the room from spinning.I think he´s really become self isolated with a small handful of advisers left who all think the same way.No one decent will work for him because VJ gets the last word on everythng so their input is mute and moot.As long as he has 45% or so suport,he´ll keep on with this downward spiral.The really sad part is the people who make this country work are the most punished by the bizzaro world president.
The MusBros rebels aren´t going to like this. They were planning to launch a big attack to coincide with the Obama strike. If Obama is in cahoots with the MusBros in any way they have that to use as blackmail and insist Obama get into the fray with strikes. Obama will have to find a way to stop Assad from simply agreeing to put his WMD under international control. My guess, he´ll insist Assad live up to Kerry´s off hand remark and hand over all his WMD plus submit his country to inspection which comes close to surrender. I hope I´m wrong because this would be a good out for everybody.
Who could have imagined a decade ago that on the eve of the 12th anniversary of 911, a President of the US with the name Barack Hussein Obama wold be going on national tv to plead his case to attack Syria.
You think Putin is pulling a "rope-a-dope" but then you remember Obama´s famous open-mic gaffe to Medvedev, “After my election, I have more flexibility.” So, once again, you just have to wonder, is all of this by design? Is he purposefully allowing Putin to run the show? Remember, Obama´s agenda is to bring America down a few notches, to make us like every other nation.
You get the sense that Obama would love nothing better than to "lead" from behind here and allow Putin to provide the leadership and find an alternative solution to war.
Brilliant deplomatic move by Putin. Assad stays in power. The nasty weapons are removed. US military action is averted. Rewarded for his "historic" decision to turnover his chemical weapons, the Russians feel free to arm Assad sufficiently to ensure defeat of the rebels. If the US continues to arm the rebels it will simply prolong the death and destruction and make the US look really bad. The jig is up for the community organizer pretending to be president.
It is sickening to read the spin this morning that Barry´s courage and firmness forced Putin and Assad to back down and put the chem weapons under UN supervision. They are already spiking the ball when in truth it was Putin that was the adult giving the childish Obama a way out and saving everyone from a destructive war. Now Obama pretends he was strong and Putin weak. No Putin was the adult and Obama the narcissist child as always. Thanks Vladimir!
Sadly, it is at this juncture in history because of the actions of our foolish and vain president that the United States has relinquished its superpower status to Russia. Putin pawned the neophyte Obama and by doing so gained the upper hand in a situation totally of Obama´s making. Obama has diminished the reputation of this country and has undone everything Ronald Reagan accomplished. Russia is in the catbird seat now.
You could see it in dopey Kerry´s face, when he suggested that an attack could be forestalled by turning over all WMD. As usual, he was far more concerned with his stentorian tone than with the content of his words. Putin jumped all over Kerry´s blunder, avoiding the strike, and preserving the Assad regime. It´s over. Putin has schooled 0 again!
Boy is this going to embolden the rebels. Has anyone in authority demanded they turn in their gas supplies. Of course not, they can continue to execute prisoners or gas people and claim the government still has WMD´s and are still using them, Of course they are just protecting themselves.
The mad bomber in DC continues on his mission to destroy this once great country. Kerry of course is a proven dunce.
Considering Obama´s record on the leaders of the other Middle East countries, we would be naive to think he isn´t for Syria regime change. This new development might sound wonderful, end of story and oh so peaceful but Obama will keep moving the goal posts. Just watch. Wonder if anyone in Obama´s administration is embarrassed about their ineptitude, crazy out-loud reasoning? Amateurs all.
I was thinking about the Syria problem that Obama has gotten the nation into and think I have the solution.
To stop the war making ability of Assad all we have to do is send Obama´s economic advisors over there and the force ObamaCare on them just like he did us and within 6 weeks they will be so broke they won´t be able to cause trouble for anyone.
What happened? Putin advanced his cause--convincing the world that he and Russia are major players and that the U.S. is feeble and in decline, with a ´leader´ who needs help from the adults of this world.
America finds itself stuck with a teleprompter puppet here, and his cabal of covert communist controllers, at the last minute, left with no other choice but to listen to an openly communist dictator over there, who unilaterally decides the poison Maguffin cans will be put into the possession of an international committee over there (that is also communist controlled). “This is a fine mess you’ve got us into, Ollie.” If there was ever an opportune time to bring back the (main stream press) forbidden subject of the birth certificate, now is the time to bring it back under a new working title: “treasonous forgery”. Ultimately, this is the most compelling, urgent question of our time. Is there a criminally forged document that is allowing an imposter to impersonate our highest office? Talk about the shell game of both centuries!
Depending upon what the Obama administration´s objectives are, and to what extent Putin is in on it, the Obama folks may be playing it very well indeed. Beware of articles written by journalists who have never negotiated a business deal, and who have never sent in different people to insist on seemingly conflicting terms to keep the other side off balance and guessing. They don´t have a clue.
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Truth Czar, 9/10/2013 10:39:50 AM (No. 9514297)
This will prove interesting. Barry is shown a way to vote ´PRESENT´ and given an out by V-lad Putin. But Barry is loathe to appear upstaged and belittled by V-lad (which be is anyway). So Barry´s narcissism will prevent him from even appearing to accept anything that history will regard as the Putin Solution. The smartest man in the room is not the smartest in the world. This would be funny if it were not so tragic.
Zugzwang is the chess term describing a situation where a player is disadvantaged simply by having to make a move, because any legal move only weakens his or her position.
Putin just let Obama pass his turn. In the process, Obama went from seriously disadvantaged to downright pathetic. Next, Kerry will advise him to sacrifice his king in order to appear nuanced and above the fray.
Russia will use all this to extend the matter of gathering up the Syrian chemical weapons until the cows come home. They may be still working on it long after Obama finishes his term in office and is off to give speeches and play golf every day. Assad will surrender just enough chemical weapons to keep the international big wigs happy, and will keep the rest that we don´t know about, might even hide some in Iraq and will probably remain in power to facilitate his side of the civil war for years. For about the last 1,400 years there has been off and on wars throughout the Middle East and that not not about to change, no matter the content of the flowery speeches that Obama reads from his teleprompter from time to time.
Putin handed him the script for his part in the closed door 20 minute meeting at G20.
The frontman for all the flower children change-the-world socialist theorists (just why can´t we see the college work and theses of obummer and Hitlary), the media thought Mitt´s religious underwear and private religious rites to be more relevant and what the public needed/wanted to know?
The dumb socialists never add the caveat that when the "people" kill the dictators, the commies make a new elite band of people oppressors and redistributers of wealth--distribute right into the coffers and purses of the elite leading/power class.
Socialists not so blood thirsty as the commies but both make slaves of the people they liberate from the evil capitalistic democracies. IMO.
War protester John Kerry the hawk on the team? Roll your yes?
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little guy, 9/10/2013 11:32:35 AM (No. 9514387)
Never play poker with the devil. He cheats! Obama just got his pocket picked by someone who knows how to play the game! However, that won´t stop him from taking credit of ´avoiding war through leadership diplomacy" or some such sludge. The USA looks like a fool on the world stage and that´s the new normal.
Here´s an idea for Obama to consider --- As long as the ships and planes are in that area with cruise missiles on them anyway, why not take out Iran´s nuclear plant??
Hey, two communists in some phony summit, both away from home, why couldn´t they have planned this out together in detail ? Not only communism, but they both have some other big thing in common, they totally disrespect their own people and want to control them absolutely. Two commies, away from home.
In 2009, after the presidential election Putie regarded Obie as an amateur. Sadly, that is still the case even now. Not that I would be willing to afford Putie any praise. All he had to do was exploit Lurch´s lame-brained comment to get Obie off the hook.
Really? Putin actually DID Marxism and communism on lots of people and lots of countries while heading the KGB and while ObamaKerryJarrett were getting their diapers changed by AlinksyMarshallDavis. The arrogant yet idolizing students of his, on their trikes with training wheels are trying to play stump the teacher and they´re all getting F´s. But who doesn´t love, "Let´s go kill the Syrians so the Syrians will stop killing the Syrians"? Fidiot now holds a brand new benchmark topped with a Nobel Prize.
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