Obama’s Shot Across Syria’s Bow, Limited Military Operation … But What is the Point of Military Action … Does He Realize he is Siding with Al-Qaeda and Now Great Britain, France, German and Arab League Say Not So Fast


Obama claims he has not made a decision on Syria.

President Barack Obama calls for a shot across the bow and a limited military operation in a strike again Syria for their use of chemical weapons. Obama has called for a  “Decisive but limited” military action. WHAT? Does this chicken hawk have any idea what he is talking about? So he wants to strike Syria, but does not want regime change. Does Obama realize that helping the rebels actually means that the United States is aiding Al-Qaeda? Yes, the very folks that killed nearly 3000 individuals on 9-11 in NYC, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. President says Syria’s use of chemical weapons affects US interests. How, exactly? One might say that an attack on Syria by the US, especially standing alone, would have a greater consequence on US interests.

Obama claimed he had support from foreign countries in the strike against Syria, not so fast. Great Britain calls for restraint and a political solution through the UN. And upon further evaluation, France changes its tone and seeks a political solution the ultimate goal for Syria. Germany not on board either.

Barack Obama, the community agitator has backed himself into a corner. This is why you do not draw a line in the sand that you are not willing to back up. Don’t play a game of chicken with people who do not care and do not respect you. Speaking of playing a game of chicken, Russia sending warships to the Mediterranean.

President Barack Obama promised Wednesday that any U.S. military strike at Syria would be a “shot across the bow” that avoids seeing America pulled into “any kind of open-ended conflict.”

Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with PBS Newshour, Obama insisted he has not made a decision on how best to respond to the alleged massacre of civilians by forces loyal to Syrian strongman Bashar Assad using chemical weapons.

But “if, in fact, we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict — not a repetition of, you know, Iraq, which I know a lot of people are worried about — but if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term,” the president said.

That would send the Assad regime “a pretty strong signal, that in fact, it better not do it again.”

Obama, making his first public remarks on the crisis since a CNN interview that aired Friday, rejected claims that rebels fighting to topple Assad were behind the Aug. 21 attack.

“We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out. And if that’s so, then there need to be international consequences,” he said.

“I have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in Syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable,” he said.

UPDATE I: US, UK back down from immediate Syria strike, President Assad vows ‘victory‘.

The US and UK on Thursday appeared to have backed down from an immediate punitive military strike against Syria, even as embattled President Bashar al-Assad vowed that his country would emerge “victorious” in any confrontation with America and its allies.

A strike by western forces had appeared imminent but US allies were increasingly reluctant to act before hearing the results of a UN probe into the alleged poisonous gas attacks in the war-torn country on August 21.

President Barack Obama has said he had not yet decided whether to attack Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, but a strike still appeared likely as the US stopped seeking a UN mandate.

This is why the United States was out of their collective minds for reelecting a community agitator, a Campaigner in Chief, a misleader as President.

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    15 Responses to “Obama’s Shot Across Syria’s Bow, Limited Military Operation … But What is the Point of Military Action … Does He Realize he is Siding with Al-Qaeda and Now Great Britain, France, German and Arab League Say Not So Fast”

    1. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 12:39 pm

      Maybe a challenge is forthcoming … a challenge against Barack Obama’s intentions to bypass the UN … to by pass allies … to bypass Congress.

      Syria strike push hits hurdles as lawmakers, US allies voice concerns
      August 29, 2013

      The Obama administration’s aggressive push to punish the Assad regime for an alleged chemical weapons attack last week was running into hurdles on Thursday, as Congress demanded a say in the decision and international support for swift action began to fray.

      After the U.S. failed to win support for an anti-Assad resolution before the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, President Obama’s efforts were dealt another blow as allies France and Britain signaled they would wait until U.N. investigators finish before deciding the next step.

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    2. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 12:43 pm

      What a difference a day makes … 24 little hours

      US prepares to bypass UN on Syria response
      Published August 28, 2013

      In blunt terms, department spokeswoman Marie Harf said last-ditch efforts to win support for an anti-Assad resolution at the U.N. were unsuccessful, and the U.S. would proceed anyway.

      “We see no avenue forward given continued Russian opposition to any meaningful council action on Syria,” she said. “Therefore, the United States will continue its consultations and will take appropriate actions to respond in the days ahead.”


    3. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 12:45 pm


      We Still Have a Choice on Iraq
      Senator John Kerry, D-Mass.
      New York Times
      September 6, 2002

      ” ….For the sake of our country, the legitimacy of our cause and our ultimate success in Iraq, the administration must seek advice and approval from Congress, laying out the evidence and making the case. Then, in concert with our allies, it must seek full enforcement of the existing cease-fire agreement from the United Nations Security Council. We should at the same time offer a clear ultimatum to Iraq before the world: Accept rigorous inspections without negotiation or compromise. ….”


    4. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 12:47 pm


      Video: Biden Threatening to Impeach President (Bush) If He Launches an Attack Without Congressional Authority
      27 Aug 2013

      Biden (2007): I was chairman of the judiciary committee for 17 years or its ranking member. I teach separation of powers and constitutional law. This is something I know. So I got together and brought a group of constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole United State Senate pointing out the President (Bush) has no constitutional authority…to take this nation to war against a county of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him. The House obviously has to do that but I would lead an effort to impeach him.”


    5. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 12:54 pm

      Factions of Islam are always fighting amongst themselves for power but … when all is said and done … ALL factions have a meet of the minds when it comes to wiping the Saturday people … the Sunday people and all who do not bow down to Allah.

      Ted Cruz: Don’t arm those who hate us!

      Allen West: The world is starting to recognize that the problem isn’t ‘radical’ Islam. The problem is Islam!

    6. A Texas Grandfather on August 29th, 2013 1:16 pm

      The last sentence in your update says it all.

      What this idiot has done is to reduce the office of President of the USA to become the laughing stock of the world.

      It will take a long time to overcome the record he is making and restore the dignity and strength of the office of POTUS.

    7. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 1:51 pm


      I can only imagine that Barack Obama “crossed a red line” that motivated over 98 House Republican and 18 House Democrats to declare “enough is enough!!”.

      My son’s American FIL has just sent a mass email of support to each Representative who signed the letter. Likewise … he is about to send a mass email to each Republican Representative who did not sign the letter and demanded to know why. Teach DIL is assisting her father in composing the letter at this very moment.

      116 House Members Sign Syria Letter to Obama
      Aug. 28, 2013

      House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday asserting that striking Syria without prior Congressional authorization would be unconstitutional.

      As we reported Tuesday, the letter penned by Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., pushes the president to “receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.”

      While the letter lacks signatures from top leaders — Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote his own letter to Obama Wednesday afternoon — it now has 98 Republican and 18 Democratic supporters.

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    8. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 2:13 pm

      I hope it is not all a dog and pony show to give an impression that an opposition really exists. Demanding a Congressional vote and/or threatening impeachment … would have been more impressive.

    9. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 3:19 pm

      Sen. Ted Cruz: Congress must have say on Syria before Obama acts
      Thursday, August 29, 201

      “When and if President Obama makes a decision on Syria, he must immediately call a special session of Congress and persuade the American people that what he proposes is critical to the defense of our nation,” Mr. Cruz said. “I am confident all members of Congress would willingly return to Washington to work with him on this issue.”

      Mr. Cruz said that Mr. Obama’s comments suggest the nation does not face an imminent threat, so only Congress has the authority to declare war.

      He said the U.S. should take the lead of the the British House of Commons and the Israeli Knesset, which have called emergency meetings to take up the subject.


    10. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 3:47 pm


      Will there be more than a briefing. A vote is where it is at … a vote that will afford the American electorate a roll call list revealing the position of respective representatives.

      White House takes case for Syria intervention to Congress
      Published August 29, 2013

      President Obama and his top advisers were taking their case for intervention in Syria to Congress Thursday afternoon, holding a series of briefings as lawmakers increasingly voiced skepticism toward any military strike.

      The president on Thursday afternoon personally briefed House Speaker John Boehner, who a day earlier wrote to the president urging him to provide a “clear, unambiguous explanation” on how military action would serve U.S. interests.

      Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck reiterated those questions after the call. “Only the president can answer these questions, and it is clear that further dialogue and consultation with Congress, as well as communication with the American public, will be needed,” he said.

      The White House is planning a major briefing at 6 p.m. ET with key lawmakers. Many of those lawmakers are still in their districts and elsewhere for the summer recess, so most will be dialing in for a conference call. One of the few lawmakers actually in the Capitol is Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

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    11. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 4:45 pm


      Aug. 29 5:33 PM ED

      LONDON (AP) — UK leader David Cameron loses preliminary vote on Syria in stunning defeat for government.

      Syria: Government Defeat On Military Action
      10:42pm UK, Thursday 29 August 2013

      MPs have rejected the Government motion on the principle of military action in Syria by just 13 votes.

      The motion, calling for a strong humanitarian response which may have included military action, was defeated by 272 votes to 285 on Thursday night.


    12. Tamikosmom on August 29th, 2013 5:19 pm

      British lawmakers reject military action in Syria, in setback for Obama administration
      Published August 29, 2013

      … The outcome raises serious questions for President Obama, who has not yet made a decision on the way forward in Syria but had indicated his administration would need international support for any strike.

      After failing to win support for an anti-Assad resolution before the U.N. Security Council, U.S. officials were looking to allies like Britain and France to build a coalition for action in Syria.

      The U.K. vote was not technically binding. Even if the measure was approved, Cameron would likely have had to seek another round of approval in a matter of days. But Cameron now risks a political backlash if he proceeds at all; he said Thursday that he understand the British people do not want to see the U.K. involved in Syria.

      Polls in the United States have shown similar distaste among Americans for military action in Syria. …

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    13. UK Prime Minister Cameron Loses Syria War Vote in Parlia,emt … Obama Says US Will Go It Alone … Who is the Cowboy? | Scared Monkeys on August 29th, 2013 6:34 pm

      [...] funny thing happened on the way to the UK supporting Barack Obama and his “decisive but limited” attack on Syria … British Prime Minister David Cameron lost the vote in Parliament endorsing [...]

    14. katts on August 29th, 2013 7:17 pm

      @ Tamikosmos

      Awesome . Read about the UN, the UK, France and now Germany

      I’ve also read that the chemical weapons may have originated from the rebels whom Washington is supporting

      “Indeed, one reason for the rush to war is to prevent the UN inspection that Washington knows would disprove its claim and possibly implicate Washington in the false flag attack by the “rebels,” who assembled a large number of children into one area to be chemically murdered with the blame pinned by Washington on the Syrian government.”

      Great Article
      Syria: Another Western War Crime In The Making

      Paul Craig Roberts


      Obama is breathless, desperate to destory this country.

    15. katts on August 29th, 2013 8:31 pm

      Aug 29, 2013, From “Foreign Policy”

      Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

      The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history — and still gave him a hand

      But retired Air Force Col. Rick Francona, who was a military attaché in Baghdad during the 1988 strikes, paints a different picture.

      “The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas. They didn’t have to. We already knew,” he told Foreign Policy.


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