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  • just a conservative girl 10:02 AM on 09/06/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: assad, chemical weapons, , , the middle east,   

    Why I Say No To Syria 

    Many on the right are being called hypocrites for supporting Iraq under President Bush, but not supporting President Obama about Syria.  There is some truth to that.  Just as there was Bush Derangement Syndrome, Obama Derangement Syndrome exists as well.  The problem is that both sides are being hypocritical about it.  Barbara Boxer and President Obama were both very loud in their disagreement about going into Iraq.  Hussein used chemical weapons on the Kurds.  Those people are just as dead.  But the outrage was totally different, another party had The White House when that happened.  So needless to say politicians are doing what they do, playing politics.

    The American citizens are the ones that are left to wonder what is really going on,  We obviously can’t trust the politicians to do what is right for the country because they are busy being just that and playing partisan party games.  We don’t get to see the intelligence.  We only get parts of the story.  So we are left to wonder what is true, what the real threats are, was it Assad that really used the WMD’s or was it the resistance making it look like Assad did it to draw international outrage?

    Now, the UN is feckless and useless.  I have known that for years.  Russia and China could care less and for whatever reason they feel it is in their best interests to vote no at any security council meeting that could put useless sanctions on the Assad regime or send in peace keepers, or weapons inspectors, or whatever useless thing that they would do.  So as usual the world is looking to the U.S. to solve the problems.

    Well you know what, just say no.  I am sick to death of the U.S. getting forced into handling these things when all we get in return is blame and more hatred from the Muslim world.  I am not even going to get into the costs of this, because human rights shouldn’t be looked at in dollars and cents.

    France is all too willing to say hey we will help you out U.S.  I am sure they are willing to send about five troops and say that they are helping to protect human rights.  As soon as it gets messy they will turn tail and run as long as they know the U.S. is there.

    The Muslim world has told us over and over again we need to mind our business and stop telling them how to live their lives.  Well Arab League stand up and handle your darn problems then and leave us out of it.  The Saudi’s have a military that includes an airforce, let them go drop some bombs on Assad.

    It will be the same old song and dance.  The U.S. bullies trying to tell the rest of the world what to do.  You know what, screw you and the camel you rode in on.  Take care of your own damn problems for once in your lives.

    I have come to the very sad conclusion that for whatever reasons, the Middle East and the Muslim world is not ready for “freedom”.  Look at Iraq.  After all the blood, sweat, tears, treasure, and lives we gave to the citizens of that country to give them a chance to choose their own destiny they are on the brink of a civil war.  We gave that country close to ten years to get their s*&t together and form the infrastructure necessary to rule themselves.  It is being thrown all away based on century old vendettas and tribal nonsense.  You want to stay in the dark ages, go ahead.  I am through caring about your problems.

    Now I would really respect President Obama if he got up and said some of this.  Tell France, go ahead, you handle this one.  Tell the Arab League, you want us to butt out of your business, OK, take care of it.  Remove Assad, by any means that you see fit.  But that won’t happen.  France would run if we said that, and the Arab League is just as useless as the U.N.  is.  They talk a good game, but they are just as feckless.

    Using chemical weapons on your own people is a crime against humanity.  It violates international law set into place after the first world war.  It is a tragedy.  I feel for the people of Syria, I really do.  But if we were smart, we them let be and sort it out for themselves.  There is no good outcome that is in the interests of the United States.  If Assad stays we get the status quo.  If he goes we end up with an equally, if not even more,  hostile government to its own people, Israel, and of course to us.  Why bother?

    Obama would show true leadership if he just admits the truth.  The French are not willing to do what it really takes to stop Assad, the rest of the world is not even willing to give it lip service, and the Arab League isn’t going to do anything except of course blame the U.S. when it goes bad.   Lets save everyone the time and the trouble.  If the leaders in the Middle East want to act like barbarians, let them.  Maybe they will finally kill themselves off.

     
    • Edna 12:21 PM on 09/06/2013 Permalink | Reply

      True, very true Conservative Girl.

      On the one side of Syria is Iran, Assad & Hezbollah … all hate us & all are our enemy.
      On the other side of Syria is the Syrian rebels, Al Qaeda & the Muslim Brotherhood … all hate us & all are our enemy.

      The supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood(for Morsi) have killed Christians & burned down countless churches! This is the group Obama wants to support! Valerie Jarrett has ties with the Muslim brotherhood & Obama has money vested in them as well!
      BILLIONS of our hard earned tax dollars we had NO choice but to give. Obamas blank check in progress.

      Who is to say once they are done killing their brothers they won’t turn their guns on our soldiers as they do in Afghanistan?

      These people have a history of hypocrisy, deception & credibility issues.

      It goes far beyond the “trust, but verify” cliche by Reagan.

      Are we going to have rebuild that entire country too when we leave?

      Sure, McCain says NOT one of our soldiers ‘boot’ will be on the ground in Syria … but how can it NOT be?
      Who is going in there to check/verify for Chemical weapons?
      Won’t they need military escorts?

      • just a conservative girl 1:37 PM on 09/06/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Exactly Edna. How do we “rid” them of chemical weapons without putting people on the ground? It isn’t possible. Not only that how much do you want to bet that weapons are now sitting in place that will cause outrage if we bomb it, such as a hospital or an apartment complex?

    • fuzislippers 2:11 AM on 09/08/2013 Permalink | Reply

      It’s bizarre to me that people who opposed Iraq (I did, but I mean here leftists) are now using it as a REASON for attacking Syria. That makes zero sense to me.

      As to attacking Syria, I am adamantly opposed to it (blogged about it, so won’t go into it at length here), but the above is correct: there is no plan to actually gain control of the chemical weapons. So what is the point? To cover Obama’s butt on this red line and to “deter” Iran and N. Korea. Neither is viable, though: Obama is a laughingstock the world over, and the loons who run Iran and N. Korea won’t be “deterred” by a half-ass strike on some other country. If anything, they’ll be enraged and emboldened (particularly with the clear and vocal support of both Russia and China). The whole thing is an absolute disaster (and it should be pointed out that it’s not really at all like Iraq, except that we had no business there, either).

  • just a conservative girl 2:48 PM on 09/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Middle East on Fire – Some Observations 

    The deadly protests are spreading, and not just in the Muslim world.  They have now reached the shores of The United Kingdom.  Protesters have died in at least 3 countries, but it is still early yet.

    We have seen verbal attacks on free speech, that should terrify every American.  Especially when they come for the press that is trying to carry water for the President.  Instead of focusing on the real issues, the press is attacking Governor Romney.  One can make the argument that the embassy in Cairo was trying to create calm by sending the message it did.  Fair enough.  But in President Obama’s speech on the matter the next day, it seems the press missed this sentence:

    While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,

    The United States does no such thing; Urine Jesus, The Da Vinci Code, The Last Temptation of Christ, and let us not forget the lovely billboards that the rabid atheists display every year at Christmas.  Governor Romney’s statement was not only accurate, it needed to be said.  The first, guttural, reaction of the Obama administration was to cower to the demands of lunatics that use any excuse to kill people, and then lecture us on what we should and should not say.

    The really sad part is, that many of the people at these protests are useful idiots who can’t see for themselves that they are being used by extremists. They gin up these people about how America hates them and is trying to destroy Islam. The vast majority of Americans could have cared less about Islam before 9/11. Many didn’t even know who UBL even was, even though he already was involved in the deaths of Americans. The hatred they feel is something that the terrorists have brought upon them and they are too blind to see it.  But I am supposed to curtail my rights to free speech to make them feel better about themselves.  No such luck buddy, not happening.

    Free speech does not mean that people can say what they want as long as it doesn’t offend anyone else.  It means that people will be offended, because at some point an opinion that you don’t agree with will be voiced.

    The statements that have come from the leaders in The Middle East contain the same type of asterisk.  The Prime Minister of Egypt:

    “We ask the American government to take a firm position toward this film’s producers within the framework of international charters that criminalise acts that stir strife on the basis of race, colour or religion.”

    Since this is a PG-13 site, you can read my response to him here.

    The reports are saying that there was advanced warning of these attacks (which only goes to show this has nothing to do with some stupid movie trailer) yet the embassy in Cairo had marines without bullets and Benghazi had virtually no security whatsoever.  Whomever is in charge of the security for the oversees bases at State should be fired for cause.  Immediately.  This was posted online before the attacks even took place, it is hard to deny that there was not some form of advanced warnings of the attacks.

    We keep hearing from the media and those on the left that we should be understanding of the feelings of Muslims.  One must then ask the question why then is the killing of bin Laden a cornerstone of the President’s re-election campaign?  Doesn’t this “hurt” their feelings too?  Details, details….

    Before any of the violence broke out we heard reports that President Obama doesn’t meet with his security people to get his security briefing more than half the time since he became president.  I am not going to use that to base a false assumption that he isn’t reading the briefings.  The chances are he is.  President Bush wasn’t given this briefing face to face daily either.  But, where I will object is to the fact that the week leading up to the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the President couldn’t make time to meet face to face with these people at least once?  That I find almost unforgivable.  al Qaeda is very well-known for using symbolism in their attacks.  The probability for at least an attempt of an attack on that date was high.  He should be meeting with the security council face to face during that week.  The idea that you can gauge things the same way when you are talking to someone face to face as you do with the highly impersonal written report is simply stupid.  This should have been a priority.

    Today the bodies of those who died were flown back to the U.S.  Both President Obama and Secretary Clinton were on hand to “greet” (a term that I hate) the bodies.  Both of which gave a speech that was directed at both the families in mourning as well as the entire country.  I am glad that he made time in his schedule for this duty.

    To be fair, President Obama is in tough spot.  The campaign is 53 days (and counting) away.  He is behind Romney in the money race.  While the “polls” are showing Obama ahead in many of the swing states, anyone that knows how to read the internals of a poll, knows that isn’t really accurate.  The media driven polls are slanted (a post to come to show you what I mean) to show that Obama is ahead.  The problem is no polling agency has better polling then a major campaign.  The fact that OFA is now spending resources in Wisconsin is very telling indeed.  I do believe that they are fully aware that they are in trouble.  Their polling may not show him losing the campaign, but it shows that he is going to have to work far harder for it then he did in 08.  But none of this is going to make the optics any less shocking.  The first tweet from the OFA campaign today was this:

    The election is in 53 days Pitch in $10 now

    This was sent hours AFTER the news broke that the German embassy in The Sudan had been breached, an Islamic flag raised, and set on fire.  This comes on the heals of him spending the evening in Las Vegas, an announcement of a very expensive per plate fundraiser in Hollywood, and Jay-Z and Beyonce.  The thing is this, had he cancelled his appearance at least the Vegas fundraiser he would be in far better shape.  They could have sent Joe or some other Obama lackey to fill in.   The media and the left would have eaten up as proof of how hard he was working to for the American (gag) people.  Instead he goes, while there he tells a bunch of campaign volunteers that they are just like the embassy workers.  Really?  Did one of them just get murdered too?  The optics are horrible, and like it or not optics matter.

    I can’t imagine all the above is helping in his effort to get re-elected.  But, we will have to wait and see.  53 days to go.

     
    • Ednar 3:08 PM on 09/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Bottom line?
      Barack Obama OWNS the Libya debacle!
      This IS on his watch just as the hostages in Iran for 444 days were on Carters watch!
      In Cairo, Obama said muslims are a tolerant people!
      I choked on my own spit when I heard that!
      What an arrogant ignorant inept inexperienced illegitimate prevaricator.
      Hmmmm, wonder if our marines were ordered NOT to have bullets … so as not to ‘hurt’
      his muslim … brothers(!)

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