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Americans Wary as Obama Makes Case for Syria Strike

White House prepares its rationale for military move

August 28, 2013

WASHINGTON— The Obama administration tried to bolster its case Tuesday for possible military action against Syria within days, with intelligence agencies preparing to release intercepted......

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atoddh

Aug-28-13 12:54 AM

Sounds a lot like Bush's false accusations of WMD in Iraq. The defense contractors need a new project.

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 6:03 AM

"Support for an attack on Syria amongst Americans is more than three times lower than support for US involvement in Vietnam at the very lowest ebb of the war, illustrating how universally unpopular such a move would be despite the media claiming Obama would “lose credibility” if he does not launch a military assault."

Go for it, Barry Benghazi. What could possibly go wrong???

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 6:05 AM

The Independent . com

"If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida.

Quite an alliance! Was it not the Three Musketeers who shouted “All for one and one for all” each time they sought combat? This really should be the new battle cry if – or when – the statesmen of the Western world go to war against Bashar al-Assad.

The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago. Quite an achievement for Obama, Cameron, Hollande and the rest of the miniature warlords."

Dumbass!

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 6:10 AM

Former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) said today that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “al-Qaeda’s air force.”

Kucinich, who voted against the Iraq War and campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008, lambasted the idea that Obama could act without congressional authorization, which he said would be a violation of the Constitution. He also warned that intervening in Syria would entangle the United States in another war in the Middle East and encourage Islamists who are fighting the forces of Syrian president Bashar Assad.

“So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich sarcastically asked The Hill.

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Pathguy

Aug-28-13 6:28 AM

I see the NR got the talking points memo from the RNC.what a misleading headline !!!!

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 7:32 AM

DAMASCUS—Arab leaders said Tuesday that Syria had used chemical weapons against its population, while Western governments discussed military responses to the attacks, bolstering the case for U.S. military strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The Arab League demanded an international response to what it called the "heinous crime" of last week's alleged chemical attack near Damascus that activists and rebels said left more than 1,000 Syrians dead. But the U.S.'s major Arab allies have stopped short of offering public support for a strike without international backing, reflecting broad unease in the region about another Western military intervention."

Why doesn't the EFFING ARAB LEAGUE do something about this if they KNOW Assad used Chemical weapons????

Why is it OUR Effing problem???

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 7:34 AM

LaughGuy, get a clue,you're a JOKE.

This is 3 times more UNPOPULAR than the Vietnam War with WE the PEOPLE, for gawd sake.

Nobody on the LEFT or RIGHT thinks THIS is the righteous path.

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mikeyd

Aug-28-13 8:19 AM

the commoners don't want anything in this.let the politicians head on over there if they want but that ain't gonna happen.not unless it's for a vacation.

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topofthehill

Aug-28-13 9:35 AM

We need to stay totally out of this one. Let them fight it out. It's their war, not ours.

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dyingov

Aug-28-13 10:47 AM

How are things going in Iraq these dayz?

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BigMike

Aug-28-13 11:06 AM

Pathguy wrote: "I see the NR got the talking points memo from the RNC.what a misleading headline !!!! "

Interesting that the only comment from the left is that the headline to this article is misleading.

It isn't.

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dyingov

Aug-28-13 11:59 AM

Iraq in the last 2 weeks.....

Aug. 13, 2013: "Three explosions, including suicide bombing in a cafe, kill at least 26 people in central and western Iraq."

Aug. 21, 2013: "Car bombings kill at least 10 people and wound dozens in three southern cities in Iraq."

Aug. 23, 2013: "Bombing attacks across Iraq kill at least 24 people."

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dyingov

Aug-28-13 12:12 PM

August 28, 2013: "At least 71 people were killed and 201 wounded in a series of bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed in Iraq for at least five years."

Mission accomplished!

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uglyassmf

Aug-28-13 2:03 PM

Obviously the vast majority of American citizens say no. what part of no doesn't our elected officials understand. I have said for years now that it doesn't matter who is in charge of this country. We have absolutely no control over what they do.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Aug-28-13 6:01 PM

This administration was CAUGHT supplying arms to the to syrian "rebels" in Beghazi!!

Now they want to finish the job and become the army for hire of the muslim brotherhood!!

OUR SWORN ENEMIES!!!

This is a deliberate and calculated act of TREASON!!!

Why is congress not calling for the arrest of the entire administration??

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1whoworks

Aug-28-13 8:13 PM

Stay out of it! Those idiots are not worth one American life.

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oldmansvan

Aug-28-13 8:49 PM

Uncommon, you have made the most ignorant people on this forum look intelligent compared to you. Where the*****do you get your misinformation?

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 10:07 PM

Not as dumb as an oldph**k who supports the idiot in the White Crib who is going to put the USA on the side of the Taliban against the elected government of Syria!

What is YOUR source of DISINFORMATION, dumbass??

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 10:11 PM

daFacts for retarded oldmen:

"Investors . com

"The Libyan Lie: Dozens more CIA operatives were on the ground in Benghazi than previously acknowledged. Were they running guns to Syrian rebels? And why are they and their families now being intimidated?

The only thing "phony" about the Benghazi scandal has been the cacophony of falsehoods and obfuscation pouring out of the Obama administration about the night four Americans, including the personal representative of President Obama, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed.

Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in Benghazi the night of the terrorist attack, dozens more than previously reported, raising questions anew of why they were really there, what they were really doing and why the administration has tried so hard to fudge the facts and hide the truth.

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 10:55 PM

FOXNEWS

"U.S. intelligence agencies earlier this month uncovered new evidence that al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Benghazi are training foreign jihadists to fight with Syria's Islamist rebels, according to U.S. officials.

Ansar al-Sharia, the al Qaeda-affiliated militia that U.S. officials say orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound and a CIA facility in Benghazi, is running several training camps for jihadists in Benghazi and nearby Darnah, another port city further east, said officials who discussed some details of the camps on condition of anonymity.

The officials said the terror training camps have been in operation since at least May and are part of a network that funnels foreign fighters to Syrian rebel groups, including the Al-Nusra Front, the most organized of the Islamist rebel groups fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus. "

SOOOOoooooooo Barry Benghazi was training AL Qaeda troops in BenGhazi to fight in SYRIA!

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daWraith

Aug-28-13 10:56 PM

And of course the Liberals response is to attack FOX NEWS rather than refute the FACTS!

Miss me NOW? W.

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LogHog

Aug-29-13 5:18 AM

WAR, what is it good for.. absolutely nothing...oh yes it is...it lines the pockets of the War mongers I war there is always innocent women and children being killed... if gas was used, sure that is very bad, but so is being beheaded or shot because your a Christian and won't become a Muslim. How many innocents will be killed when Barry bombs Syria? Many were killed in Iraq. Why? Why, does the USA Govt. continue to do these things. Answer. For the money and because they can. Is this any different really than the three teenagers shooting the young baseball player in the back because they were bored? Illegal gangs are everywhere. Including at the top of the US Govt.

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oldmansvan

Aug-29-13 9:03 AM

do do if had brain one you would realize faux nooz is nothing but a fascist propaganda outlet.

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anutterview

Aug-29-13 4:52 PM

Hey old man, if its kool-ade and smoky goggles that you want, stay tuned to CNN, MSNBC ABC, or CBS.

Do you still believe it was the video that started the Benghazi attack?

What difference, at this time, does it really make?

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daWraith

Aug-29-13 10:38 PM

Rep Ted Poe

What is the legal authority of the president to go to war? According to a former professor of constitutional law: “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

I could not have said it better myself. That sentence was uttered by candidate Barack Obama in 2007.

By his own logic, it would be illegal for him to take the United States to war without the approval of Congress because there is no imminent threat to our nation.

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