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September 04, 2013


jimmyk on iPhone

Read "The military resources we have in place can remain in place, and when you ask us to strike, we will make those strikes effective.”


If by effective he means get past the integrated air defense network and blow away Assad's human shields in the otherwise vacant aspirin factories military camps, he is probably correct.


Loose translation:

“In other sessions, in the principals committee, not with the president present, we talked about some [Syrian bait] becoming more accessible than they were before,” he said, an apparent reference to intelligence indicating the Syrians had moved [the bait] to locations where they can be more easily [lure us].


Henry-- that's sad but true.

Free State Paul

Brings back memories of the famous Gulf Scud Hunt of 1991.

Danube on iPad

Just sent the following e-mail to Barbara Boxer:

"Unless I misunderstood your testimony yesterday, each time you have approved military action a Democrat was president; each time you have opposed it a Republican was in the White House..

"I hope that on this occasion your 'indepent thinking' will lead you to conclude that Mr. Obama's proposal to commit a unilateral act of war against Syria is insane."


Bravo Zulu DoT.


DoT, do you have any supporting evidence that Ms. Sen. Boxer is even literate?

James D.

DoT, I would pay money to see Boxer;s reaction if she were to actually read that email (or, more likely, have it read to her by some grossly overpaid staffer).


Right now we have muslims killing muslims. What could go wrong with that?

Maybe obamas bombing campaign kills 2000 civilians to punish Assad for killing 1000 civilians and all the muslims join forces to attack the great black and white satan?


Right now we have muslims killing muslims. What could go wrong with that?

Maybe obamas bombing campaign kills 2000 civilians to punish Assad for killing 1000 civilians and all the muslims join forces to attack the great black and white satan?


Great letter,DoT.

Charlie (Colorado)

What does "bravo zulu" stand for? I know what it means but what does it stand for?

Charlie (Colorado)

Oh, and Tom, that's "an ot", not "a ot".


kerry says the arab s will pick up the cost.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/liveblog/the-houses-syria-hearing-live-updates/#e68f139f-e012-476c-876e-2467ba30e5e3

How nice--usig our sons and daughters as Hessians for the Arabs .


means "Well Done" mister....

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You have some sort of objection to renaming the Tomahawk Allahu Akbar and launching them from ships flying the Al Queada battle ensign? That's rather parochial and suggests an unwillingness to embrace diversity.

Frau Steingehirn

Spread the word, Clarice.


The WaPo link is the last straw-- our kids are fodder for doing the bidding of the the House of Saud, paid for by KSA filthy lucre. Everything the Lefties made up about GWB is true about Obummer and crew.


and here's a link to the history of BZ--http://www.navy.mil/navydata/questions/bzulu.html

Frau Steingehirn

Has Kerry given his word that it was *Assad* and not the wiley rebels who gassed civilians?


We NEED boots on the ground!

How else will our soldiers be able to cut off heads and rape civilians. Can't do that from a destroyer in the med.

Danube on iPad

I was always a fan of Bravo X-ray, meaning "splice the mainbrace," meaning "issue the rum ration."

Charlie (Colorado)

Ah ha, FLAGS! Damn, I knew that, back somewhere.

Jane-sun - the squaw

So the senate voted 10-7 for the measure.



The headline for Ruth Marcus' op-ed piece in IBD reads:

President's Duel With Congress Could Hinder Successor

Hmmm...I wonder who she has in mind? I'm just certain that should that successor be an 'R' she has his/her best interests in mind. (Nah, I didn't read the column.) Anyway, don't you think it's a tad late for that, Ruthie?

Jane-Hey!  Where's my post?

McCain added an amendment which takes the rebels side in the civil war, and gets us closer to boots on the ground.

Does Obama have to do what the Congress passes? no. What a joke.


The Antithesis of profiles in courage:

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved a modified war resolution Wednesday afternoon by vote of 10-7 with one member, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), voting present.


And, of course, Galston's column in the WSJ today is all hand-wringing about "who we are(!)" as a country and other BS now that a Dem is in the WH. If the stakes on the world stage weren't so great, this whole charade would be laughable. You could take almost any of these leftie cretins' op-eds and, with some very slight editing make them sound like a (gasp) neocon wrote them circa 2003.


Senate Breaks Own Rules in Rush to Vote on Syria War


But it's not a rush to war.

Frau Steingehirn

I'm beginning to understand the Russian photo-doctoring that erased undesirable politicians such as Yezhov. Starting with the present executive branch, there are many who need to be removed from our national record.


In other news, The U.S. Navy announced today that the U.S.S. San Antonio (Saint Anthony in English)is being renamed the U.S.S. Allahu Akhbar.


all of this rushing to war reminds me of the underhanded tactics used by the Dems to pass Obamacare. We are developing a hell of a Politburo.


When Howard Dean, is for it, ironically since he was upset about Saudis and the like.



Just flew in from Belgium and now in Southampton for a week and the Walker Cup.

Flying over Cape Cod and down the South Fork of Long Island it was clear and cloudless. Beautiful day. Lets hope it stays this way through the weekend.

My Belgian FIL, who is pretty worldly, thinks this is a dangerous play by the US and doesn't see how it changes the situation in Syria unless you take out Assad but then why would you hand Syria over to Iran? BTW, he was against Bush and the Iraq War and for Obama (although he didn't have a vote, of course) because of his old buddy Volcker.

Now, he believes this is folly and only face saving. When bankers see no return even for their gun running clients (heh!) then you have to wonder what is the point:)


It's amazing how clearly Europeans see USG folly. Why can't we?


Talking Points Memo: America and Syria


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