Excuse Me, But We Are Not “Isolationists”

    I’ve about had all I’m going to take from the bouncers of compassion who tell me and others all day, every day, that if we don’t bomb Syria then I, we are “isolationists.” Exhibit A: Most Republicans don’t want to become, again, the party of isolationists. Not consciously at any rate. Nearly all of them profess fidelity to a strong military, to Israel’s security, to | Read More »

    Excuse Me, But We Are Not “Isolationists”

    I’ve about had all I’m going to take from the bouncers of compassion who tell me and others all day, every day, that if we don’t bomb Syria then I, we are “isolationists.” Exhibit A: Most Republicans don’t want to become, again, the party of isolationists. Not consciously at any rate. Nearly all of them profess fidelity to a strong military, to Israel’s security, to | Read More »

    Advice to Members of Congress regarding #syria.

    Apparently, somewhere about half* of Republicans in Congress follow @redstate on Twitter, so there’s a decent chance that they’ll see this advice.  Anyway, I’ve been banging a drum on this issue all weekend, but I’ll bang it again: vote your conscience. Don’t feel pressured to vote against intervention, for intervention, for a different kind of intervention than the one you favor, or any other combination | Read More »

    Syria: A Romance

    Syria: A Romance

    That did not take long. Less than a year ago, the Washington press corps looked likely to divorce Barack Obama. He had rocked their relationship with the Department of Justice probing Fox News’ James Rosen, the Associated Press, and others. But like Gollum and the precious, the Washington press corps has found separation too hard. Syria has reconciled the President and Court. With his decision | Read More »

    535 congressmen can’t fix Obama’s weak, incoherent foreign policy

    Did over four months of begging the United Nations to authorize the invasion of Iraq aid in the discovery of the stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction that the U.N. had determined Saddam Hussein had in 1998 and which he had used many times? We didn’t think so. President Barack Hussein Obama now wants Congress to pre-approve U.S. military action designed to | Read More »

    Words and War.

    Words and War.

    Over the last few weeks as the crisis in Syria has come to a head, I’ve found myself in nonstop arguments about what, if anything, to do. My own opinion started fairly emotionally. I saw dead kids, knew we had bombs, and was fine with dropping bombs on the heads of the people that killed the kids. However, I knew that was probably not a | Read More »

    Just Another Week in the Middle East

    While the world is focused on Syria and a possible American response, some recent events in the Middle East bear some watching. These events have gone largely unnoticed in the American press. The first is the decision by the interim military-backed government in Egypt to put former president Mohammed Morsi on trial for alleged atrocities committed before and after the military take over and his | Read More »

    Syria: Distraction From The Trainwreck Of Obamacare

    he point of rattling sabers over Syria is to change the media narrative.  Instead of talking about the weak economy and its cause, Obamacare and the other regulatory burdens the statists are creating, or the many scandals plaguing the White House to the point of impeachment talk,  the President and his handlers want to focus on a convenient demon, King Assad of Syria. At the | Read More »

    Letting Allah Sort Out Islamic Civil War in Syria

    As bankrupt as elected Republican leadership is in Washington vis-à-vis domestic policy, they are completely clueless as it relates to foreign policy.  While America continues to become an economic and moral wasteland under this regime, Obama is attempting to spend American treasure helping one nefarious side of an Islamic civil war in Syria – one which involves Iran-allied supporters of Hezbollah (Assad regime) vs. predominantly | Read More »

    The Solution to Syria … for Now

    There is  a straightforward (if difficult) solution to the current chemical weapons crisis.  It requires both diplomacy and politics. Diplomacy The World’s leaders will be gathered in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation the end of this week.  Behind closed doors, both the United States and France should offer a rapprochement:   “Both the US and Russia have experience destroying chemical weapons stocks, but we have little influence | Read More »

    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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