War Drums: Obama Hints At Military Intervention In Syria...

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  1. paulitician
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    Smells like something's cooking. And it appears it will happen right before the Election. War with Iran, Syria, or some sort of large-scale domestic disturbance now seems very likely. Definitely stay tuned.


    President Obama held a surprise press conference today. It was wide ranging, but in the last few minutes Obama laid down the goal posts for direct American military intervention in Syria. And it would seem we are likely headed for war as the conditions he cited have already been met.

    A few quotes from the press conference:

    “At this point the likelihood of a soft landing is remote.”

    “We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people.”

    “A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized, that would change my calculus, that would change my equation.”

    Some Headlines from the last month:

    “Syria's Chemical Weapons Threat Demands A Response” CNN Aug. 16 2012

    “Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops” Reuters Aug. 16 2012

    “Israel fears Syria's chemical weapons could be seized by Hezbollah or al-Qaida” HAARETZ July 22 2012

    “Syria: Assad regime 'ready to use chemical weapons'” BBC July 17 2012

    “Syria has begun moving its chemical weapons stockpile out of storage, U.S. warns” UK Mail Online July 17 2012

    “Syria Moving Parts of Chemical Arsenal, U.S. Says” NYT July 13 2012

    “U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile” WSJ July 13 2012

    U.S. intervention in Syria would seem a virtual certainty since that the “Red Line” has already been crossed. Chemical stockpiles are already being moved and it has been widely reported. In fact one month ago The Guardian reported “Syrian regime makes chemical warfare threat”, saying “The Syrian regime has threatened to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first-ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.”

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    obama puffed out his sunken chest and China and Russia told him to sit in a corner.
     
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    Yeah, i read about that, but i think the decisions have already been made. It now appears there will be a big 'October Surprise.'
     
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    I don't think anything more is going to happen with Syria than what we are already doing, arming and funding the rebels. Directly bombing Syria or anything direct like that would cause a hell storm throughout the region.
     
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    We'll see i guess. But in my opinion, something is in the works. I just hope it's not what i think they're cooking up. An awful domestic attack/disturbance would be exactly what this country doesn't need. But i'm never surprised at the evil men can do. Anything is possible these days.
     
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    I thanked you for your post but I do think we could and should do more.
     
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    I am way this side of that level of conspiracy but I hope like hell no one is trying to 'time' anything. Stupid shit like that costs unnecessary life.
     
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    What do you think we should do? everytime we try and help a Muslim country it never ends well.
     
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    I have a feeling their 'October Surprise' is gonna be another terrible tragedy for this Nation. I'm dreading what may await us.
     

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