Obama says considering new pressure on Syria's Assad

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rgbviews wrote:

The US objective appears to be regime change in Syria. Is the motive simply to protect the Syrian people from Assad? Publicly yes, privately there are undisclosed other reasons. Me thinks the US State Department and influential/corrupted elements of Congress have decided to support the Sunni side of the Sunni-Shiite conflict to maintain the US oil company relationships with Saudi Arabia and to weaken Israel’s foes in the ME (i.e.. mainly Iran).

USrael and the oil companies seem to have a vested interest in perpetuating and exacerbating the Sunni-Shite conflict. If peace, stability, and prosperity for the people of the ME were the true objectives, regime change would be better directed at removing undue lobby power in the US Congress and removing the extremist elements from the Israeli Knesset.

Feb 15, 2014 12:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
DURO wrote:

Is this another one of Barak Hussein Obama’s “RED LINE” ?

Feb 15, 2014 12:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
CherokeeSam wrote:

Obama’s pipe dream of “regime change” isn’t going to happen so long as Putin stands in the way with Putin’s ally Iran. Think about who Putin’s allies are. North Korea), Iran, and Syria. All three are involved in Syria. North Korea built their chemical weapons installations and supplied Assad with most of his military hardware. Along with Iran. Then, there’s Hezbollah. What you don’t see is the UAE and Israel ponying up in terms of billions to do something. Only Obama is foolish enough to do that. Syria’s civil war is turning into an Israel and the U.S. versus Russia Cold War. Meanwhile, America continues to donate lives and treasure towards a situation that is none of our business in the first place. Russia is the key to any possible measure or peace initiative in Syria. So long as Putin is in Assad’s camp, we can have all the hissy fits we want and spend all the money we want to no avail. Obama and Kerry are as stupid as stupid gets. Our insistence on donating funds and arms will only make the situation worse. It isn’t costing Putin one dime and he’ll still get his Naval Base no matter what.

Feb 15, 2014 2:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
CherokeeSam wrote:

Obama’s pipe dream of “regime change” isn’t going to happen so long as Putin stands in the way with Putin’s ally Iran. Think about who Putin’s allies are. North Korea), Iran, and Syria. All three are involved in Syria. North Korea built their chemical weapons installations and supplied Assad with most of his military hardware. Along with Iran. Then, there’s Hezbollah. What you don’t see is the UAE and Israel ponying up in terms of billions to do something. Only Obama is foolish enough to do that. Syria’s civil war is turning into an Israel and the U.S. versus Russia Cold War. Meanwhile, America continues to donate lives and treasure towards a situation that is none of our business in the first place. Russia is the key to any possible measure or peace initiative in Syria. So long as Putin is in Assad’s camp, we can have all the hissy fits we want and spend all the money we want to no avail. Obama and Kerry are as stupid as stupid gets. Our insistence on donating funds and arms will only make the situation worse. It isn’t costing Putin one dime and he’ll still get his Naval Base no matter what.

Feb 15, 2014 2:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

This report is BS. The meeting was mainly about Palestine not Syria except to order the puppet king to let the border open for Jihadists crossing into Syria.

The Zio camp is proposing to solve the Palestinian issue by shipping Palestinians to Jordan but Jordanians are rejecting that solution.

As far as Syria Obama is matted. He has lost his bet to achieve regime change in Syria by force through Contras/mercenaries/jihadist militants/terrorist groups. All he can do now is kick the Syrian can down the road and play for time until the end of his term.

Feb 15, 2014 2:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
BillRozar wrote:

This is not an American National Security interest.we should not be providing any arms or armies to this middle eastern religious conflict.Americans are not interested in Sunnis or Shias.We have given enough blood and treasure over the last 10 years.Let the Middle East fight it out themselves and let other western countries pony up blood and bodies.We are done.Been there done that.Its a loser.

Feb 15, 2014 2:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
CherokeeSam wrote:

I’ve always embraced the philosophy that if you don’t start any “SH”, there won’t be any “IT.” If certain Syrians don’t want to deal with Assad, then they should move somewhere else. It seems most Syrians are OK with Assad. The U.S., Israel, and Saudi’s can keep this civil war escalating, or they can back off. Putin is leaving everyone with no other choice. Unless NATOP is prepared to move against Putin, the as the Italian mafia would say, ‘forgetabloutit.’

Feb 15, 2014 2:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
CherokeeSam wrote:

Children should learn to not repeat mistakes of adults. You would think this generation would remember Viet Nam and be better than the previous generation. The only thing left for Obama to do is play golf for the next three years. Everything else he does turns into a nightmare. It’s like ‘Idiots Incorporated.’ You have Obama, Kerry, Hagel, Reid, Pelosi, Boehner, Graham and McCain all on the Board of Directors. Heaven help us !

Feb 15, 2014 3:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jingan wrote:

It is Russia’s theater. Period.

Feb 15, 2014 3:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
CherokeeSam wrote:

@Jingan-

No doubt the best and most accurate post of the day.

Feb 15, 2014 3:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
CherokeeSam wrote:

It’s really quite simple. The Muslims don’t want us there. Their Koran forbids it. So, why are we there ? Don’t we have better things to do ? They’ll just keep killing each other over their religion for the next thousand years. Obama thinks he can change that ? What an idiot.

Feb 15, 2014 3:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

Unlike Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, Jack Kennedy or Ronald Regan, Obama’s messianic personality precludes his learning to compromise and cooperate with other leaders.

His drill: Make ego-serving speeches, posture, attempt to Dominate and persist.

That’s not a good resume for any chief executive.

Feb 15, 2014 8:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
riposte wrote:

what is wrong with this equation, Obama talking again, as usual…he’s in California, pandering to his buddies… he is broadcasting in front of an audience…yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn…he is sending the thousandth message to Putin, the mullahs in Iran, Assad in Syria…all this, while the Syrians keep killing Syrians….isn’t this like viewing a bad movie…except, people keep dying, while Obama keeps(yawn again) saying much and doing nothing…. either shut up, or put up…

Feb 15, 2014 9:22am EST  --  Report as abuse

Getting Assad to get rid of his chemical weapons and, before it is complete, threatening him with new as yet undisclosed attacks on Assad’s government, the likely dramatic increase in weapons to his opponents, and probably including additional trade sanctions, is no way to make sure the most potent chemical weapons and delivery systems are destroyed. In fact it is a good way to make sure these death tools are primed and aimed at Assad’s enemies — like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, US aircraft carriers and bases, and Israel. No doubt Assad is reliving the lessons learned from a now dead Col. Kadaffi that believing the west and giving up your best weapons is little more than suicide for him, his religious sect, and followers.

Feb 15, 2014 12:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
f00 wrote:

Ask yourself — is it good for jews? Then it’ll get done.

Jews ride herd on the West, and have turned it into their bully boy.

Whatever the tactical outcome of the Syrian “civil war,” the country is wrecked. Mission accomplished, just like in Iraq and Libya.

Feb 15, 2014 12:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UScitizentoo wrote:

> Obama says considering new pressure on Syria’s Assad
That red line we crossed was after the red line crossed before the last red line was crossed, and man, THIS red line is REALLY crossed.

Feb 15, 2014 2:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Capstan wrote:

Russia are urgently building ties with dubious Middle East countries to form a curtain around Europe, once these countries get Russian military hardware the whole of Europe will be weakened and sitting ducks to any aggression. America are right to monitor and protect their partners and act when required, its not acceptable to do nothing and let Putin’s power ego threaten world peace.

Feb 15, 2014 5:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

@f00… if it were good for the Jews, then Iranian nuke facilities, would have been bombed long ago, even before other middle eastern countries, entered into conflict with the west …now the world. is threatened by Iranian nuke developments, because, no one listened, or is listening, to the Jews, as usual…$$$$ make countries and individuals, deaf and blind…

Feb 15, 2014 11:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
f00 wrote:

The whole world … riiiiight.

Jews have been selling their enemies as threats to the whole world for a long time, now. Iran doesn’t threaten anyone. And if they really want the bomb, and get it, I say more power to them. It’ll just “rationalize” ME politics by putting some real fear into Izzy and its sh-tbag Sunni collaborators.

Doing stupid things like getting their bully boy America to bomb Iranian nuke facilities isn’t in their interest, now that Russia’s got Iran’s back. Jews may be many, many bad things, but stupid isn’t one of them. Hey, you don’t achieve virtual “god/holy victim” status by being stupid.

Now sit back and watch Cold War Two notch up a couple of gears.

Feb 16, 2014 1:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
DJ65 wrote:

For everybody on here, if a person who goes by “4825″ posts on here, please ignore them. S/he is a TROLL who purposely tries to get people riled up without supporting any statements with fact. if you insist on debating with this person, ask them to support their posts with facts. You will realize very quickly that this person is more interested in pushing your buttons than expressing an educated opinion with the intent of learning from other’s.

Feb 16, 2014 8:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
Bighammerman wrote:

I think Obama will screw this up for the purpose of creating a distraction of his past screw ups! I also wonder if he will have to ask Putin for permission first.

Obama should do the country and the world a favor and resign.

Feb 16, 2014 11:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

Let Russia be the dominant player in the Middle East–who cares. It’s a resource sink hole where non-Muslims have little opportunity of success; and the Russians have their own internal Muslin problems.

Allow the U.S. to move to domestic energy security by concentrating our efforts in North America. We can then and by-pass the ME and Arab countries in total. We do not have any friends there–and that includes the Saudis. If they want to purchases goods from us, then do so. But cut the foreign aid and the perception there is something to be gained by dealing with these people diplomatically.

Feb 17, 2014 9:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
f00 wrote:

Agreed, pull out of the ME. No friends there, Arab or not.

Cut off all aid to the region, including Israel, and let them sort things out themselves.

Oh wait, first whites have to take back control of their nations from jews. Scratch the above, ain’t gonna happen. What was I thinking?

Feb 17, 2014 1:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

Good luck with any such moves.

Just keep in mind – Russia works harder to counter any moves as they have figured out to poke our eyes with our own fingers – with the use of lobbying.

Dig up past posts at Reuters that were bombarded with lobby-firms that they successfully used, on the hint of a threat of use of force by US.

Feb 17, 2014 2:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cirrus7 wrote:

Bedsides the recent horrifying report on “Industrial Scale Killing” in Assad prisons, or the stack of Human Rights Watch reports, don’t for Obama and John Kerry have access to the Classified Intel on that monstrous GASSING to DEATH of hundreds of sleeping families, nailing Assad or at least his Generals cold for planning, carrying out and followup of the massacre.

Just that alone is more than enough to justify a COALITION Strike Force at least enforcing a cease-fire/No-Fly Zone in Syria, with the UN a joke thanks to Putin and Putin alone.

Feb 17, 2014 11:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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