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2013-09-04 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Kerry refuses to rule out troops on the ground, then backtracks.
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Posted by Besoeker 2013-09-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [584 views ]  Top

#1 During the Kerry testimony yesterday, I watched a female US Army colonel sitting to the rear and just to the right of Kerry. I suspect she might have been assigned to the State Department's Office of Political Military Affairs, but honestly have no idea for certain. She appeared rather stoic and with the exception of a glance at her phone, stared either down or straight ahead.

As Kerry finished his initial statement regarding "troops on the ground", the colonel shot an immediate glance in the direction of General Dempsey. Could meaning nothing, but at the moment I saw her quick glance I thought....she's reading the reaction of her boss. Dempsey was not in the field of view of the camera, so I could not see his reaction.

Everything I see points to an effort to support the so-called Moderate Syrian Rebel Forces in Syria. A similar kinetic demonstration was used in the early stages of the Afghan war to win the trust of the Northern Alliance and General Rashid Dostum.

I suspect boots are already on the ground, commitments have been made, and we're being Clappered to.

Posted by Besoeker 2013-09-04 00:34||   2013-09-04 00:34|| Front Page Top

#2 May have somthingy to do wid ...

* FREEREPUBLIC > [Guardian.UK] OBAMA HINTS AT LARGER STRATEGY TO TOPPLE ASSAD, EFFECT TO WIN OVER [US] REPUBLICANS.

The Bammer's target is no longer limited to just baby Assad's ChemWar arsenal, but Assad himself???

versus

* POLITICO > SENATORS CRAFT SYRIA COMPROMISE WID 60-DAY DEADLINE, POSSIBLE 30-DAY EXTENSION FORM MILITARY STRIKES.

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* OTOH FREEREPUBLIC > [Israeli National News] US AIR FORCE LACKS PREPAREDNESS FOR SYRIA STRIKE.

IOW, POTUS Obama may need the boots after for his Syria strike to succeed, espec iff also now to remove Assad from power [vee so-called "OBAMA DOCTRINE"]???

* TOPIX > [Daily Star.LB] MIDDLE EAST VIEW OF US AS "HESITANT SUPERPOWER" SHARPENS.

N-O-T getting better for the Bammer, but getting worse = STILL DETERIORATING???

* SAME > [Canada.com] US CREDIBILITY KEYED TO MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-09-04 00:34||   2013-09-04 00:34|| Front Page Top

#3 I suppose we should also keep in mind that a so-called 'limited conflict' would obviously be very expensive. With a budget battle looming and new borrowing power needed, hitching the congress to a costly military action [through a vote] might strengthen the regime's case for raising the debt ceiling and additional borrowing. This may be a stretch however, as it's all about the women and children...right ?
Posted by Besoeker 2013-09-04 00:54||   2013-09-04 00:54|| Front Page Top

#4 Maybe they could pay for it with food stamps and a cancelled obamacare.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-09-04 11:40||   2013-09-04 11:40|| Front Page Top

#5 This business stinks. Zombies trying for political legacy are we. The left, media , anti war hippies(joke) run the show. Brings to mind this video, man did I ever hate the Johnson era;

Posted by Dale 2013-09-04 21:14||   2013-09-04 21:14|| Front Page Top

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