Responsibility to Protect Doctrine = Syrian War via Global Socialism
Of all of the rationales being given for why the U.S. should take military action in Syria in response to the August 21 chemical weapons attack on its own people in Damascus, the one that is the most troubling is the so-called “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) doctrine. Promoted at the United Nations, this doctrine compels nations to intervene to prevent atrocities. James Carafano, one of | Read More »
Syria, the President and the Constitution
By now, it has become obvious to anyone with a functioning brain that Barack Obama has painted himself into a corner with his talk of “red lines.” Yesterday, he announced that he would seek Congressional approval for action in Syria in response to a chemical attack by al-Assad’s regime against civilians in the suburbs of Damascus. Originally, Obama, speaking through Secretary of State John Kerry, | Read More »
John Kerry doing the Full Ginsburg about #syria today.
How very last-minute of the man. And of Barack Obama, too. Two days after he made the Obama administration’s definitive case for attacking Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case for asking for congressional permission on the Sunday talk shows, a State Department aide said Saturday. The White House has dispatched Kerry to all five Sunday morning news programs to urge a | Read More »
The Water Cooler ~ Obama’s Syria Stategy: Forward, I Mean About Face
The president just announced that he will now get authorization from Congress for the limited military operation he was about to commence in Syria. This about-face is shocking and I can’t imagine what the implications are for our allies and enemies. Personally, I thought he, Biden and Kerry were the biggest hypocrites for wanting to act alone and without Congressional approval, after they bashed Bush constantly, including | Read More »
The Clausewitz of Columbia Has Modern Problems In Syria
The 1981 Slap-stick Comedy Film Modern Problems featured an exorcism scene. It involved a woman who was supposed to be a Caribbean Witch-Doctor and the main character, Max Fielder, that everyone had come to believe was possessed by demons. She stared down Fielder and the dialogue below ensued.
Dorita: Now, we can do this easy, or we can do it rough. These is knuckles you is looking at.
Max Fielder: [in demonic voice] Your mama.
America is blessed with a Secretary of State John Kerry who dialogues at somewhat higher levels of discourse. This is good, because Bashir Assad’s charming and delightful son has posted the following to his Facebook page.
“They may have the best army in the world, maybe the best airplanes, ships, tanks than ours, but soldiers? No one has soldiers like the ones we do in Syria,” the post’s author wrote of the United States military. “America doesn’t have soldiers, what it has is some cowards with new technology who claim themselves liberators.”
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Brits refuse to join @barackobama’s Syrian Adventure.
…Wait. What? The Obama administration’s plans to strike at Syria lost its most important foreign ally tonight when the British government said it would not take part in any military action against Syria for its suspected use of chemical weapons. The announcement by British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond came after Prime Minister David Cameron was defeated in the House of Commons when he put it | Read More »
Would Colin Powell support U.S. intervention in Syria?
If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from the Obama Administration, it’s that not all unjustified wars are bad, just the ones with ridiculous things like “goals” and “terms of victory.” For example, going into Iraq with the goal of removing Saddam Hussein from power is bad. Going into Syria with no declared aim at all, however, is fine. And, while he says he has not | Read More »
Syria: That Boat Has Sailed
With the United States poised to apparently attack Syria in some form for a suspected chemical attack on civilians, there are some very important points to be made here specific to this situation and, more broadly, what passes for a foreign policy in the region. Along the way, some liberal hypocrisy is exposed. Before moving forward, some important questions need to be asked. The first | Read More »
Obama, Syria and Iraq: Any End But Victory
The plans being floated by President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry for a wildly unpopular military intervention in Syria are incoherent on any number of levels. Rather than identify an enemy and seek the enemy’s defeat, the essential requirement for using military force, the Administration is unwilling to declare the toppling of the Assad regime as a goal – despite Obama’s own proclamation two | Read More »
Are The US And Russia Back At It Again?
I don’t see any overarching national interest being defended by our intent to strike Syria. I don’t see any humanitarian objective that it will truly favor. I think it is a waste of time, a waste of resources and a dubious waste of innocent life. I stand with the 91%* against this poorly-conceived and almost churlish intent to fire off lots of cool ordnance. The only question I have left is “Why in the heck are we even doing it?”
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Drudge Headline: “Brief and Limited”
The WSJ has an article “Loose Lips on Syria”, that ‘bylined’ by Drudge as “Brief and Limited” The Washington Post has the bombing at “no more than two days,” though long-range bombers could “possibly” join the missiles. I wonder if this is Obama’s version of Pres. Bush’s “Shock and Awe”. It appears once again, the War Machine that is the United States Government is gearing | Read More »
Some Middle East Notes: Muslim Brotherhood Doublespeak, U.S. Involvement in Syria, and More
With the recent events in the Middle East and the continuing question of what, if any, role the U.S. should play, it’s a good idea to stay up to speed on current events in the region. My recent post “A Crisis of Faith in Egypt” was a start, but it’s a sad commentary on the turmoil in the region that, even since then, there is | Read More »
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Any US Military Action In Syria Would Be Tantamount To Treason
Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution states that, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” As much as the interventionist in both parties want the US military to take action against the Assad regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons any military action our country | Read More »
Discussing Financial Reform and Rising Uncertainty with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Joining me this week on PowerTalk is Alice Joe, executive director, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness at U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Alice and I talk not only about The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but many of the issues it creates and the ensuing uncertainty. For example, did you know that certain aspects of Dodd-Frank could alter the way companies like McDonald’s, | Read More »
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Will American “Intervention” Make Any Difference in Syria?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ted Bromund to discuss the latest in the Syrian civil war, what Obama’s chosen intervention might be and how our relationships with Russia, China and Iran could be impacted by the outcome in Syria.
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