Jordan is helping with refugees but they have little to offer in the way of a strong military. If one looks at their history for the past 60 years, you would see that they tend to follow the leads of the other nations around them
Israel...do we really have to say why Israel cannot take direct action on this? If Israel did more than just protect their borders or take care of the occasional terrorist group, this could become a regional mess real quick.
I have no problem personally with the US, France and a few others securing the borders and maybe taking out some military locations that have chemical weapons. Just as long as we do not put soldiers on the ground.
While I agree that the surrounding nations of Syria should step up a bit, there are some harsh realities you are not considering.
Lebanon has nothing really to work with. For years Syria was screwing with them and their inner workings.
Turkey is part of the EU now and will NOT go against their overall wishes on this matter. Only if the Syrian Kurds began to strengthen and incite the Turkish Kurds to rebel would Turkey do anything.
Iraq has nothing to work with either. Getting involved in a Syrian war could decimate their fragile union. The Kurds would support their fellow Kurdish rebels. The Iraqi Sunni (a minority) would put itself in harm's way if they would support the majority Sunni population of Syria.
In a Facebook post titled “Let Allah Sort It Out,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin condemned President Obama’s decision to get further involved with the ongoing civil war in Syria.
“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” Mrs. Palin asked on Friday.
Great cartoon on the Times editorial page showing BO painting himself into a corner with his "line".
Sorry Beright. I was referring to BO as "he."
BO is the Pres, not John Kerry.
LTS. I thought you were joking but sadly, when I read the news I found out you were right. Turning over to congress is a win/win for him cause he can blame it all on them - as usual. Best thing they could do is turn it back over to him and Kerry. He ran on the platform of ending Iraq and Afghanistan and found out that was easier said than done. So it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I still say let the UN handle it.
John Kerry is a foreign policy amateur ?
Re Syria: BO went from beating on his own chest and doing his impersonation of Tarzan to passing the buck on to congress. This is what happens when you have 30 somethings in the Whitehouse being lead by a foreign policy amateur
Good one LTS.
obama news conference:
Obama: Assad has crossed the worlds red-line.
Advisor: mr. president, that was your red-line.
Obama: well we must stop the Assad regime any way necessary.
Advisor: the does'nt poll well mr. president.
Obama: err uh we will make a quick and surgical strike.
Obama: i have built a coalition of allies that stand strong on this decision.
Advisor: Mr. President, we have no allied support.
Obama: Get me a tee time right now at marthas vineyard.
Advisor: right away sir and great decision!
Obama on Syria: shorts around ankle moment.
The USA cannot afford another war or conflict !! Simple as that.. We have old people and children suffering here on our soil.
If the worthless UN wont do anything about it I would tell McCain to go on a 1 man bombing assignment and give him a vest and a plane trip to Syria. It is time the USA keep their noses to ourselves. We have rarely helped any of these situations with our "help" as it cements their hate toward us. It is time for the UN to do their job or let the world see how worthless they are.
Nobel peace prize winner BO cannot find anyone to join him in bombing Syria. The foot he drew a line in the sand with in regards to chemical weapons is now in his mouth. He is finding it easier to drone an American Citizen than another country.
actually she is kind of like having a pet slug. cold and slimy. grab hold of one sometime...you will see what i mean. maybe Bill was just looking for someone warm and dry! hahaha
thank you thegreek. slimy is a great adjective that comes to mind when i think of her.
Haa haa LTS. Classicly funny and sadly oh so true. Future Americans and others will marvel at how he picked up Bushes cause and passed laws that absolutely contradict the Constitution like holding a US citizen in jail indefinitely and killing others with drones, without a trial. Those future people will marvel that we didn't impeach him knowing he a Constitutional lawyer with the intent of wrecking all of out rights. But the ones now are ssooo in love with him !!!And sadly Hillary, too. I haven't been able to stomach that wench since the 1st day I saw her. She oozes wenchiness.!!
scrappile, i think that history will prove he sprinted well past your idea of the worst rather quickly. future americans will marvel at the fact that he was elected twice....the only notion to surpass that stupidity would be the election of "kill 'em all" hillary. you could create a drinking game around all of those that have died around her.
And even at the breakneck pace he vacations, he will never catch up to worst.....
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