Obama’s “Coalition of the UNWILLING” in Syria


In the New York Times today 8/30/13:

“Mr. Obama has made clear that this initiative would come from the United States, and that while he welcomed international participation, he was not depending on foreign forces for what would essentially be an operation CONDUCTED LARGELY BY THE UNITED STATES, from naval vessels off the Syrian coast.”

Obama in 2012 in comments to the press:

“For us to take military action unilaterally (in Syria), as some have suggested…..I think is a mistake.”


So what is SRT’s “Word of the Day”?:

Duplicitous: n  , pl -ties — deception; double-dealing

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Obama claims the mission he didn’t clearly define in Libya is succeeding


I said this to my husband on day one of the bombing in Libya….

(Official White House Photo)

“Watch and see…Obama will not clearly define the mission in Libya and will skirt the questions being asked so that he can claim success no matter what happens.”

This is Obama’s MO (method of operation) on many things….

He has been unclear and contradicting from the get-go on Libya.  (and, one could argue, disconnected since he chose to leave the country for  5 days while engaging the troops in war in Libya).  From Yahoo/Politico:

Obama was asked the most obvious question — what is the U.S. endgame in Libya? — several times during his trip [to Latin America]. His answers seemed deliberately obtuse: To stop a humanitarian crisis and, hopefully, drive Muammar Qadhafi from power, while at the same time ceding leadership of the effort to countries with a direct regional stake in the outcome — France and Arab League nations — sooner rather than later.

Well, it didn’t take long….he declared success today….

From American Pundit:

In Saturday’s speech, Obama said its military mission in Libya is ‘clear and focused’, despite some criticism. “We’re succeeding in our mission,” he said. “We’ve taken out Libya’s air defenses. Gaddafi’s forces are no longer advancing across Libya.”

Also, Obama mentions taking out Libyan air defense and that the “forces’ are no longer advancing across Libya….

But I thought we were only implementing a “no-fly zone” which may include bombing air defenses but not ground “forces”.

Don’t get me wrong…I think our military has been successful in what they have been asked to do–just as they always are–but that doesn’t mean the mission is clear nor has it been communicated effectively in this country.

Of course, Obama also claimed that he has kept us informed…then why so many questions? Another question?

Even though we have seen SOME Democrats object to Obama’s methods on taking us into this war (ie. little consultation with Congress while consulting with and agreeing with the United Nations), we still have not seen the full-blown fierce rhetoric of the Left that was spewed at George W. Bush…and Bush compiled a larger coalition and consulted with Congress for months before Congress also AGREED to action in Iraq.  Where’s the “rush to war” and “war for oil” pronouncements from that crowd now?

(Or would that be “rush to kinetic military action” and “kinetic military action for oil”?)

And perhaps even more disturbing than Obama’s MO for declaring his success, is the fact the reports coming out in the last couple of days indicate that we may be propping up al Qaeda fighters against Gaddafi.  As bad as Gaddafi is do we want al Qaeda jihadis exerting major influence if Gaddafi goes? 

From UK Telegraph headline:

“Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime”

I still don’t understand why Obama wanted to jump on board this campaign.  For the anti-war professor who railed against Presidents going to war without Congress and “dumb” wars, it is a bit mind-boggling to understand his thinking on this.

It is clear that the UK and France have a vested interest in oil there, but Obama has went out of his way to alienate those two allies in the last two years. Why would he do this to help them now?

Or is it that Obama saw pressure from the United Nations and will take this opportunity to prove (in his mind) that the world doesn’t need America as a leader.  And to prove that he fully intends to follow the lead of the UN and international community instead of obtaining Congressional buy-in and doing what is best for the United States.

Then again, there are theories that Obama wishes to prop up these Muslim radicals (like Al Qaeda) in the region.  It seems to be what has happened in Egypt.  Get rid of the bad dictator so that an even worse ideological group of Islamic radicals can gain the reigns of power. 

Was it pressure from the UN?  Is he trying to prove a point about his professor’s take on war and peace?  Or he is purposefully propping up the radical Islamic world?

The one item he has stated – to assist in a humanitarian crisis— is the least likely reason why he decided to go into Libya…..if it were, we would have been in Iran two years ago, Egypt three months ago, and Syria and Bahrain now.

50 DAYS to rip a big fat gaping hole into Freedom and Capitalism


Wow….I’ve been meaning to make such a list as this, but Gateway Pundit has already done it.

Hard to believe we are only 3.4% of the way complete with President Obama’s term.  God forbid that this man is allowed 8 years…in that case, we are only1.7% of the way through America’s long struggle with a President who has declared war —not on our enemies — but on our freedom, our businesses, our children, babies in the womb, our military, and our allies.

Let this bit of reality soak in for a while and remember the small amount of time it took to do this much damage.  From Gateway Pundit:

50 Days That Changed the World
…It’s hard to imagine we’re only 50 days into the Barack Obama Presidency.

** Obama is on track to spend more money than any person in the history of the planet.
** Obama and Pelosi’s stimulus bill was the largest spending bill in the history of the planet.
** Obama and democrats have already saddled America’s children and grand children with massive debt. Not that this bothers them.

** He’s lost at least 3 administration nominees due to tax fraud.
** He’s promoted a tax cheat to run the IRS and Treasury.
** He’s insulted America’s greatest ally, Great Britain.
** He’s reneged on missile agreements with allies Poland and the Czech Republic.
** His administration has already met with the murderous Assad Regime from Syria.

syrian_bombing_in_beirut** Obama signed legislation to close Gitmo.
** Obama freed a dirty bomber from Gitmo to Great Britain.
** Obama told US soldiers and marines in Afghanistan, “We’re losing.”

obama_war_fatalities** Obama’s VP told US soldiers and marines that US deaths will rise in Afghanistan.
** Obama has already discussed holding peace talks with the Taliban.** The Obama stock market had its worst January in 113 years.
** The stock market had its worst February since 1933.
** The Dow has dropped faster under Obama than any other new president in 90 years.
** Obama’s budget more than doubles the national debt held by the public, and adds more to the debt than all previous presidents — from George Washington to George W. Bush — combined.
** Obama managed to spend more than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

federal-deficit-chart** Obama will quadruple the deficit this year.
** Cap & trade was introduced that will cost America 4 million jobs and cost Americans at least $700 per family per year.

** Team Obama announced easing restrictions with communist Cuba.
** Meanwhile, democrats further restricted free trade with ally Colombia.

** Obama passed legislation to fund foreign abortions.
** Obama passed legislation to fund embryonic stem cell research.

** Democrats already banned offshore drilling.
** Democrats scrapped oil and gas leases in Utah for energy development.
** Obama’s party permanently banned drilling in ANWR.

I might also add the following:

** We have experienced a very thin-skinned President who takes to attacking private citizens who dare to disagree with his Socialist policies and remaking of America…people from Joe the Plumber to Rick Santelli to Rush Limbaugh.

**North Korea and China are slinging threats America’s way aimed at seeking a response (or not) from our novice, appeasing, “overwhelmed” President:  North Korea threatening action against shooting their satellites (missiles) down and China harassing unarmed Navy ships in international waters.

**Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, called America “a nation of cowards” on race.

** Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has several embarassing faux pas while in Europe and Russia and tells the world that she seeks to “improve the United States’ image with Muslims” abroad.

**Obama ordered charges dropped against the USS Cole bombers under the guise of “Human Rights”.

233 years to build a country founded on liberty and freedom….50 DAYS to rip a  big fat, gaping hole into freedom and Capitalism.

Saddam’s weapons went to Syria?


Wonder if this will make the mainstream news….in an election year, no doubt?

From the Jerusalem Post:

An upcoming joint US-Israel report on the September 6 IAF strike on a Syrian facility will claim that former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein transferred weapons of mass destruction to the country, Channel 2 stated Monday.

Furthermore, according to a report leaked to the TV channel, Syria has arrested 10 intelligence officials following the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh.

This almost sounds too good to be true….and not much written in the article, but……

If this is true and gets traction, what does this do to the Bush-Deranged infested left whose mantra is “Bush Lied, People Died”?  

Where does this leave the two left-leaning anti-war, pro-Palestinan, anti-Israel Presidential candidates on the topic of the war in Iraq?

And what of Nancy Pelosi, the “clean the House” speaker who visited Syria’s Bashar Assad against the wishes of President George Bush and against US Foreign Policy?  What would she have to say for herself?

Nancy Pelosi in Syria 2007 (AP Photo)Nancy Pelosi in Syria 2007 (AP Photo)

Hopefully, we will see more of this report in the news soon.   While I wouldn’t expect the left to absorb any of the report as fact, it will be another “stick in the eye” for those who didn’t think Saddam was a threat and who are adamently opposed to WINNING the war in Iraq.