Obama’s baffling Syria policy speech video and transcript because now I say so…
Full transcript here
The amount of weakness oozing from his prepared remarks is staggering to behold. He never lays out any clear, concise explanation as to why the actions in Syria pose a national security crisis.
“…It also presents a serious danger to our national security. It risks making a mockery of the global prohibition on the use of chemical weapons. It endangers our friends and our partners along Syria’s borders, including Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. It could lead to escalating use of chemical weapons, or their proliferation to terrorist groups who would do our people harm.”
Huh? If those are the reasons that this is OUR national security crisis then why would a President only want a “limited” action instead of a decisive action that would allow us to definitively secure those chemical weapons and keep them from being hidden or transferred? I ask this knowing, of course, that this President isn’t thinking about those things or America - he’s only thinking about his red line exposed ass.
The government media will play up this speech and point to Obama giving Congress the request for approval they wanted and making something up about how this is better than what Bush did…but you’ll know better because I’ll remind you of this:
Obama says US ‘cannot act alone’The US must take a more multilateral aproach to foreign policy, President Obama has said a week before he reveals his national security strategy.
Speaking to gradutaes at the West Point academy, he said America had performed well when it had been part of an international alliance.
Greg Morsbach reports.
Except now that Obama’s red line ass is being burned by the great reformer Assad, he can do this:
“I’m confident in the case our government has made without waiting for U.N. inspectors. I’m comfortable going forward without the approval of a United Nations Security Council that, so far, has been completely paralyzed and unwilling to hold Assad accountable.”
Of course this whole production relies on the world and Americans believing in “intelligence” run by this administration. Secretary of State John Kerry (wow, I can’t believe I just had to put those words together) tried to prove the US knows all this by using pictures. What Kerry did not rely on is astute people discovering that he lied about those pictures as one of them turns out to be a picture from IRAQ 2003!
Breitbart : John Kerry’s Syria Proof Was A Recycled Iraq Photo From 10 Years Ago
When John Kerry stood in as surrogate president yesterday making the case for war in Syria (Apparently Obama was leading from behind again. Either that or he wanted someone with the ‘Voice of God’ making the pitch for him. Sorry Mr. Kerry, only Charleton Heston had the Voice of God and you’re no Charleton Heston.). Kerry talked about and emphasized the ‘thousands of pieces of evidence’ we should look at for ourselves, things Kerry said he had witnessed with his own eyes. And this photo was one of them.
Then he repeated his challenge to look for ourselves. And I did. And I knew I had seen this ‘evidence’ picture, a long time ago. And I knew he was lying, again! And I knew what Kerry seems not to have learned yet. That in this age of the internet and information you can’t lie for long. You will be caught.
This picture was taken by Marco Di Lauro. Rather than try to explain it I’ll use his own words. The ones he used on his web site to describe it.
“Al Musayyib, Iraq – May 27, 2003
An Iraqi child jumps over a line of hundreds of bodies, in a school where they have been transported from a mass grave, to be identified. They were discovered in the desert in the outskirts of Al Musayyib, 40 km south of Baghdad. It has been estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 Iraqis had been reported missing in the region south of Baghdad. People have been searching for days for identity cards or other clues among the skeletons to try to find the remains of brothers, fathers, mothers, sisters and even children who disappeared when Saddam’s government crushed a Shi’ite uprising following the 1991 Gulf War.”
If that wasn’t enough, Kerry as a mouthpiece for Obama lied about the numbers of dead and Obama repeated that lie in his speech today:
“All told, well over 1,000 people were murdered. Several hundred of them were children — young girls and boys gassed to death by their own government.”
Kerry Lies About Number of Syrian Chemical War Dead
Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com August 30, 2013
During his State Department speech today, Secretary of State John Kerry grossly misrepresented the facts about the chemical attack at Ghouta near Damascus.
“The United States government now knows that at least 1,429 Syrians were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children,” Kerry said. “I’m not asking you to take my word for it. Read for yourself, everyone… the evidence from thousands of sources, evidence that is already publicly available,” he added.
According to the international aid group Doctors Without Borders, however, 355 people were killed, not the wildly exaggerated figure cited by Kerry.
Obama lied…you finish the rest.