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In Mideast, view of U.S. as hesitant superpower sharpens

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chisholm

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 3, 2013
Good. I want us to be the superpower that's hesitant to come in guns blazing like idiot cowboys who act without thinking.

Will take awhile to undo Bush's work, and Obama's not much help so far.
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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#3 Sep 3, 2013
LOL - "Obama speaks loudly and doesn't carry a stick".

American people will be honorable by NOT attacking the Syrian people.

You can place your opposition opinion here: http://dontattacksyria.com/

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Sep 3, 2013
Obama is patiently waiting for instructions....from Valerie Jarrett and Michelle
jackson

Lexington, KY

#5 Sep 3, 2013
If Obama gets congressional approval to attack Syria, the dems will have to stop blaming Bush for Iraq since the dems gave him the go ahead and also believed the intelligence to that point.
Don't think the dems want that to happen.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#6 Sep 3, 2013
chisholm wrote:
Good. I want us to be the superpower that's hesitant to come in guns blazing like idiot cowboys who act without thinking.
Will take awhile to undo Bush's work, and Obama's not much help so far.
Russia asks Turkey for info on sarin terrorists

Russia has called on Turkey to share its findings in the case of Syrian rebels who were seized on the Turkish-Syrian border with a 2kg cylinder full of nerve gas sarin.

Russia’s top foreign official Sergei Lavrov tolday said the Kremlin wanted to get clear on the issue of chemical weapons used in Syria, since the allegation had taken on the role of a trading card in the conflict, becoming a focus of constant provocations.

“I do not rule out that some force may want to use it [the rumour] to say that the “red line” has been crossed and a foreign intervention is needed,” the minister said.

“We are still waiting on a comprehensive report from our Turkish colleagues,” he added, citing the incident when a gang of terrorists carrying a canister with nerve gas sarin was arrested inside the Turkish territory about two weeks ago.

Moscow calls to pick side in Syria conflict

Russia’s chief of foreign affairs has urged the international community to finally take its pick and decide whether it is going to side with forces set to topple the Syrian regime or with the ones calling for a nationwide dialogue on Syrian peace.

Speaking at a press conference, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said:“We want that… the international community took off the blinders that make its focus on its immediate urge to overthrow one leader, then unseat another one, while turning a blind eye on the outcome of these actions.”

“Whatever has been happening during this ‘Arab Spring,’ it is clear now that these events are closely connected, so it is important to choose who you are siding with… with those who want to cut the knot without looking back at the suffering nation – or with those who want to solve this problem though dialogue,” Mr. Lavrov said.

Russia urges prompt inquiry into chemical arms use in Syria - Lavrov
All of the possible instances of chemical weapons use in Syria should be established as soon as possible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"I would like to support Guido [German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle] regarding the need to urgently establish all of the facts linked to reports about the possible use of chemical weapons by the sides," Lavrov said at a press conference in the Kaliningrad region on Thursday.

A serious mistake was made when the Syrian government's request to investigate the possible use of chemical toxic substances in the city of Aleppo on March 19 was left without any response, but unlimited and unhindered access to any facility on Syrian territory was demanded instead, the Russian minister said.

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Perpignan

#7 Sep 3, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
Obama is patiently waiting for instructions....from Valerie Jarrett and Michelle
They are both on the Rivera shopping, they will get around to the brown clown when they max out the government credit cards.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Sep 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>They are both on the Rivera shopping, they will get around to the brown clown when they max out the government credit cards.
and a consultation fee to condo rice, for giving them tips on manolo blahniks.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#9 Sep 3, 2013
OBAMACHICKEN IS SOOOO STUPID, HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A RED LlNE!!!!!!!!
.
Nazicrats voted a real loser into all of our lives.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#10 Sep 3, 2013
Obama Stomps loudly but carries a little Weiner.
buzzer

Greeley, CO

#11 Sep 3, 2013
Gee, I don't know why they would think that, do you? We voted in a clueless "community organizer" with no experience and no record. He's never had a real job and never ran an organization of any size or importance in his life. He has zero accomplishments and his legislative career consisted of an unusual number of "present" votes.

What could possibly go wrong with such a blank slate becoming the President of the United States and leader of the Free World? As the liberals are so fond of saying: elections have consequences.

LOL!
James

Atlanta, GA

#12 Sep 3, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
LOL - "Obama speaks loudly and doesn't carry a stick".
American people will be honorable by NOT attacking the Syrian people.
You can place your opposition opinion here: http://dontattacksyria.com/
You must be ok with gassing women and children.
I don't like any of the scum over there. But using chemical weapons to kill innocent people is not acceptable in any SANE mind.
James

Atlanta, GA

#13 Sep 3, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Obama Stomps loudly but carries a little Weiner.
His name is Anthony

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Since: Feb 08

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#14 Sep 3, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
Obama is patiently waiting for instructions....from Valerie Jarrett and Michelle
I have a good idea. Let's not hesitate. Let's annihilate the whole planet, jut to prove what a macho man Obama is.
Mona_Lisa

Allentown, PA

#15 Sep 3, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I have a good idea. Let's not hesitate. Let's annihilate the whole planet, jut to prove what a macho man Obama is.
this is funny. I say what is the rush ? I wouldn't want my son to lose his life on a mistake.
Mona_Lisa

Allentown, PA

#16 Sep 3, 2013
Why is everybody so blood thirsty ?????

Well, I gotta get back to my knitting.

That's all I have to say.
Mona_Lisa

Allentown, PA

#17 Sep 3, 2013
I'm gonna watch Walk Like A Man.

A very funny movie starring Howie Mandell.

Then I'm gonna get back to my knitting.

I am done with the politics threads.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#18 Sep 3, 2013
Mona_Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
this is funny. I say what is the rush ? I wouldn't want my son to lose his life on a mistake.
The tentative plan would not cost your son his life, since it does not contemplate the use of feet on the ground.

I can understand your hesitancy, considering the potential repercussions. On the one hand it could be argued that when you slaughter people, the means of doing so hardly matter. But when I see a video of an infant choking to death from gas fumes, I want to terminate those who caused that death.

Then there is the argument that this is a civil war, and therefore none of our business. I don't agree. I believe the slaughter of innocent people anywhere is the business of every human being with a pumping heart.

Finally, if we let tyrants get away with the use of chemical weapons, think what this could mean for other madmen in leadership positions around the world. Eventually these chemical weapons would be aimed at us.
Mona_Lisa

Allentown, PA

#19 Sep 3, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The tentative plan would not cost your son his life, since it does not contemplate the use of feet on the ground.
I can understand your hesitancy, considering the potential repercussions. On the one hand it could be argued that when you slaughter people, the means of doing so hardly matter. But when I see a video of an infant choking to death from gas fumes, I want to terminate those who caused that death.
Then there is the argument that this is a civil war, and therefore none of our business. I don't agree. I believe the slaughter of innocent people anywhere is the business of every human being with a pumping heart.
Finally, if we let tyrants get away with the use of chemical weapons, think what this could mean for other madmen in leadership positions around the world. Eventually these chemical weapons would be aimed at us.
Thanks for clarifying that for me. I don't know what to think anymore, i am getting back to my knitting. I have trust in our leaders that they know what they are doing. I am just a little old lady in the corner of my own little world that doesn't know anything about war strategy's. Wake me when this is over.

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Since: Feb 08

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#20 Sep 3, 2013
Mona_Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for clarifying that for me. I don't know what to think anymore, i am getting back to my knitting. I have trust in our leaders that they know what they are doing. I am just a little old lady in the corner of my own little world that doesn't know anything about war strategy's. Wake me when this is over.
You're too modest, Mona.
The fact is that there are no good options here. I'm afraid that doing nothing might be the worst of them.

Leave it to our politicians to make this a partisan issue. If ever there was an issue where politics shouldn't be involved, this is it.
James

Atlanta, GA

#21 Sep 3, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The tentative plan would not cost your son his life, since it does not contemplate the use of feet on the ground.
I can understand your hesitancy, considering the potential repercussions. On the one hand it could be argued that when you slaughter people, the means of doing so hardly matter. But when I see a video of an infant choking to death from gas fumes, I want to terminate those who caused that death.
Then there is the argument that this is a civil war, and therefore none of our business. I don't agree. I believe the slaughter of innocent people anywhere is the business of every human being with a pumping heart.
Finally, if we let tyrants get away with the use of chemical weapons, think what this could mean for other madmen in leadership positions around the world. Eventually these chemical weapons would be aimed at us.
Very Well Put!
Only one thing, I think some people on here, have no heart at all. Just hate

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