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Old 08-30-2013, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyburn View Post

President Barack Obama promised the American people that if the President of Assyria was to commit genocide using chemical or biological weapons that he would be forced to intervene in a military capacity in the ongoing civil war.

Right now American Forces are heading towards Syria.

There are a few issues...first, whether biological weapons were used...secondly, who used them on who...and thirdly...what is the point in a one off military strike as a deterance AFTER the weapons have already been used.

If Noone wants regieme change...then Military action has no long term aim...except to provoke a response.

Politicians lie all the time, as a Second Term President, Barack Obama can not hope to win the next General he has nothing to looose by breaking this promise IMHO.

The British Position was first very vocal, as you might expect, America came-a-calling, and up poped the mean Prime Minister of England to assert his approval. Fortunately, the party that took us into Iraq, is in opposition now, as a direct consequence...and obviously they do not wish for a repeat performance and have demanded that the British Government wait and go through the United Nations. So far, they have got their wish, and whilst the House of Commons debates Assyria...the vote this time will not sanction military action.

The United Nations, promises to release by Saturday, the results of on the ground testing in Syria. On that basis they will of course go to the United Nations Security Council for a Vote on allowing Military Action.

The problem with that, is that two of the Security Council Members are supporting President Assad. Let us just say that Russia appears deadly serious over Assyria...more serious then I have seen her in years about defending a friend. She is so serious, that when the Americans arrive in Waters near Assyria, they will not be alone. Russia is also sending battle ships, and she has no intention of sitting passively by.

I am fearful, because, whilst Russia often makes a lot of noise, once threatening, for example, to aim her missiles at European Capitols if they allowed the Eastern Block to aid the American Starwars programme...the point is...she didnt actually act.

If she is sending Warships, then it can be considered more then one of her usual immature threats.

China has a prime directive believe it or not. They believe that you should not interfere with the internal workings of a different soveringty, unless it has breached its own soverignty first. So far President Assad has not attacked other nations, only a rebellion. As far as the Chinese are concerned, its got nothing to do with anyone else.

The European Union is silent on the issue because Angela Merkel has bigger fish to getting ellected for a third term...Oh Yes, the German Chancellor could take a dive next month...sooo she's unavialable for comment...except to say the Euro Crisis is all the fault of Greece, which she said to a rally of her supporters (Germans and Rallys shouldnt be mentioned in the same sentance...but thats what the officials called it...) and Spain, which is just as bankrupt is trying to distract everyone by threatening the British Realm of Gibraltar...I mean FFS!
Ever since his election and seeing just what he meant when he said he wanted to "fundamentally change America", I've considered Barack Obama a dangerous man for this country, but I didn't realize how dangerous. On the night we were attacked in Benghazi and Americans died, our Commander in Chief was where? I believe he went to bed and just left our people to die, and still to this day, no one has been held accountable. When Hillary Clinton finally dragged her sorry butt up the Hill to answer questions, she screeched, "What does it matter now?" And that's the point with this administration, it didn't matter, their lives didn't matter to any of these soulless gutless cowards, from the President straight on down the line. He doesn't act when he should, and acts when he shouldn't.

He's backed himself into a corner over Syria with his comment last year about a "red line" and now he's wanting to take military action by shooting a shot over Syria's bow to send a message to Assad. He has no idea what he is doing and what he is possibly starting. The British House of Commons has spoken and they have said, "No", so it looks like, for now, if Obama does this, we are on our own in this. When Bush was President, Obama said the President had no authority under the Constitution to take military action without bringing it before Congress unless we were in immediate or imminent danger. Well Bush did get the approval of Congress for Iraq and Afghanistan, but Obama refuses to call Congress back in session and present this to them for their approval. Where does he go to explain himself yet again, on another television program, this time PBS. He can't meet with Congress, but he has time to do a bus tour to keep campaigning, and he has time to do television interviews to discuss Syria, but he refuses to meet with Congress or come before the American people to explain what he's about to do and why.

He's a one-man wrecking crew about to get us into a real dangerous mess if he doesn't stop and start thinking strategically about what action is best for the security of our nation.

We should all be scared, Dave.

Last edited by Bonnie; 08-30-2013 at 03:51 AM.
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