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McCain Says Obama Gave ‘Green Light’ to Syria to Use Chemical Weapons

Started by mike.redd1266, August 27, 2013, 06:17:11 AM

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As the U.S. reportedly weighs striking Syria, Sen. John McCain blasts the president and his top military officer for being too soft on previous allegations of chemical attacks.
As the Obama administration considers striking the Syrian regime as soon as Thursday, President Obama and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey are coming under increased criticism for their handling of the ballooning crisis.

Administration officials have told various news outlets that Obama is considering limited cruise-missile or bomber strikes against regime targets, likely for a period of three days. The strikes would be a punishment and deterrent aimed at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in response to his reported use of chemical weapons against civilians near Damascus on August 21. Opposition sources have said they were told by "Western powers" that strikes could begin within the next few days.

In an interview during a diplomatic trip to South Korea, Sen. John McCain—one of the administration's fiercest critics on Syria policy—said that recent statements by Dempsey signaled to Assad that he could escalate his use of chemical weapons against his own population without significant international consequences.

"General Dempsey has to be embarrassed," McCain said about Dempsey's letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking Democrat Elliott Engel (D–New York) on August 19, in which Dempsey said the U.S. should not intervene militarily in Syria and that even destroying Assad's air force was not a good idea.

"It would not be militarily decisive, but it would commit us decisively to the conflict," wrote Dempsey, the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. "Syria today is not about choosing between two sides but rather about choosing one among many sides ... We should evaluate the effectiveness of limited military options in this context."

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Sen. John McCain. (Franck Robichon/AFP/Getty)


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/27/exclusive-mccain-says-obama-gave-green-light-to-syria-to-use-chemical-weapons.html

supsalemgr

Obama has gotten himself into a corner with "crossing the red line" comment. Now he is looking for a way to save face. I ask the question, what national interest do we have with Syria as long as they don't mess with Israel or the flow of crude oil through and from the region? The answer is none. Why voluntarily enter a circular firing squad? BTW. McCain should be irrelevant, but for some reason the FNC channel keeps putting him on air.
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Solar

Quote from: supsalemgr on August 27, 2013, 06:42:48 AM
Obama has gotten himself into a corner with "crossing the red line" comment. Now he is looking for a way to save face. I ask the question, what national interest do we have with Syria as long as they don't mess with Israel or the flow of crude oil through and from the region? The answer is none. Why voluntarily enter a circular firing squad? BTW. McCain should be irrelevant, but for some reason the FNC channel keeps putting him on air.
I agree. That's my issue with this, it's none o our damned business, let these morons destroy each other, why should we be spending money we don't have, on a war that's none of our business  that could actually harm our own interests?

I believe the answer is: "DISTRACTION", from all the dim scandals here at home.
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mdgiles

Quote from: Solar on August 27, 2013, 08:08:01 AM
I agree. That's my issue with this, it's none o our damned business, let these morons destroy each other, why should we be spending money we don't have, on a war that's none of our business  that could actually harm our own interests?

I believe the answer is: "DISTRACTION", from all the dim scandals here at home.
Indeed. Watch all the Dims go "patriotic" on us (i.e. the Repubs are unpatriotic to bring up all of Obozo's scandals during "wartime).
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Solar

Quote from: mdgiles on August 29, 2013, 04:26:37 AM
Indeed. Watch all the Dims go "patriotic" on us (i.e. the Repubs are unpatriotic to bring up all of Obozo's scandals during "wartime).
Bingo!
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Gorgeous

McCain talks nonsense just as usual. Both he and Obama knew well that Asad had never used chemical weapons. And here's the proof that the rebels did it.
Syrian rebels using chemical weapons
In fact American companies Google Idea Groups and Google Safe Houses helped them. They delivered sarin produced in a Georgian (I don't mean the State) laboratory to Syria.

mdgiles

Obama's "Red Line" comment was an open invitation to the rebels to use chemical weapons; since it was a guarantee that the US would blame it on Assad, and then come in on the rebels side. That boy should have just kept his mouth shut.
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Solar

Quote from: mdgiles on September 23, 2013, 05:03:23 AM
Obama's "Red Line" comment was an open invitation to the rebels to use chemical weapons; since it was a guarantee that the US would blame it on Assad, and then come in on the rebels side. That boy should have just kept his mouth shut.
You assume it was a miss speak?
I believe it was a way of dragging us into a disconnected war with Iran, one that would conceivably run through 2014 and beyond.
As screwed up as his foreign policy has been, and his policies here at home, one can either claim he's incompetent, or accomplishing exactly what he set out to do, destroy America as a super power.
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Solar

Quote from: Mr Fact on November 22, 2013, 09:10:12 AM
Looks like Obama played this one right.  Let's be honest here. Obama has been death on the Muslims. Are dead Muslims ever a bad thing?
Motive of his agenda is the real story, he wanted a war for distraction.
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