"Administration officials said the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee was already at work pressing for military action against the government of Assad, fearing that if Syria escapes American retribution for its use of chemical weapons, Iran might be emboldened in the future to attack Israel. In the House, the majority leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia, the only Jewish Republican in Congress, has long worked to challenge Democrats’ traditional base among Jews.
One administration official, who, like others, declined to be identified discussing White House strategy, called AIPAC “the 800-pound gorilla in the room,” and said its allies in Congress had to be saying, “If the White House is not capable of enforcing this red line” against the catastrophic use of chemical weapons, “we’re in trouble.”"
You did know Israel did 9/11, right?
And now they are angry at Obomber:
"Israeli media commentators criticized Obama for appearing indecisive, after signaling last week that a US military strike was imminent.... commentators in Israel fearing a weakening of US resolve in confronting hostile powers."
Yes, it is finally time.... to deal with the Jewish question.
So what could Israel do to top 9/11?
Explode a nuclear device in Chicago, maybe the one that went "missing," and place the blame on Iran and Syria?
BEWARE the IDES of SEPTEMBER, world!!
Another question is why the Globe totally edited my printed version and cut all the AIPAC references from the web version of their pos. I'm not the only one who noticed.
Really makes you think, you know.
Another official, who acknowledged having deep doubts when the president disclosed on Friday night his desire for a congressional vote — he said he first thought, “Whoa, why are we doing this?” — by Sunday had joined some other doubters in deciding the gambit was a good one, and would succeed.
“At the end of the day, we’re not going to lose the vote,” a third official said.
No matter WHAT the American people (or the world we are saving) want or think!
Before the meeting got underway, the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, urged the international community to stop the Syrian government’s “aggression” against its people.
Saudi Arabia has been one of the principal supporters of the Syrian opposition, and Kerry consulted by phone on Sunday with Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief and secretary general of its national security council.
[Can you believe how ridiculous these American puppets sound? What the deluded Americans do not seem to realize is that they are on their own. The only entities willing to support their aggression on Syria is Saudi Arabia and Israel. So, how’s that for credibility? The only support Washington can muster is from a feudal, sword-wielding, head-chopping regime and a criminal pariah genocidal state. Coalition of the Willing? More like Coalition of the Killing. The United States of America stands exposed in the eyes of the entire world as the number-one terrorist threat to the future of humanity. Many have known this fact already, but now it is universally clear.] -- US Reveals Itself As Enemy of World
The world's number-one terrorist as presented by the world's number-one mouthpiece (that's really a number two):
"President Gains McCain’s Backing on Syria Attack" by JACKIE CALMES, MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT
WASHINGTON — The White House’s aggressive push for Congressional approval of an attack on Syria appeared to have won the tentative support of one of President Obama’s most hawkish critics, Senator John McCain, who said Monday that he would back a limited strike if the president did more to arm the Syrian rebels and the attack was punishing enough to weaken the Syrian military.
So they are going to get their escaltion anyway, huh?
In an hourlong meeting at the White House, said Mr. McCain, Republican of Arizona, Mr. Obama gave general support to doing more for the Syrian rebels, although no specifics were agreed upon. Officials said that in the same conversation, which included Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, Mr. Obama indicated that a covert effort by the United States to arm and train Syrian rebels was beginning to yield results: the first 50-man cell of fighters, who have been trained by the C.I.A., was beginning to sneak into Syria....
Meaning they, Al-CIA-Duh, were already in there.
“It is all in the details, but I left the meeting feeling better than I felt before about what happens the day after and that the purpose of the attack is going to be a little more robust than I thought,” Mr. Graham said in an interview.
So it is NOT going to be LIMITED! I'm SO SICK of the LIES!
Mr. McCain said, “Like a lot of things, the devil is in the details.”
Or, in this case, in the form of Tomahawk cruise missiles.
In remarks to reporters outside the West Wing, he called the meeting “encouraging,” urged lawmakers to support Mr. Obama in his plan for military action in Syria and said a no vote in Congress would be “catastrophic” for the United States and its credibility in the world. Mr. McCain said he believed after his conversation with the president that any strikes would be “very serious” and not “cosmetic.”
Although the words from Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham were a positive development for Mr. Obama and a critical part of the administration’s lobbying blitz on Syria on Monday, the White House still faces a tough fight in Congress. Many lawmakers entirely oppose a strike, and others favor a resolution that would provide for more limited military action than what is in a draft resolution that the White House has sent to Capitol Hill....
Apparently, what the White House sent over was a Bush-like document that would enable Obomber to bomb anywhere, anytime, as long as he cites chemical weapons threats.
A Labor Day conference call with five of Mr. Obama’s highest-ranking security advisers drew 127 House Democrats, nearly two-thirds their total number, after 83 lawmakers of both parties attended a classified briefing on Sunday.
See how fast these guys fly into action when Israel concerned, as they dawdle on the budget, student loans, health care, you know, the things we thought we were getting when the taxes were taken out of the pay.
Pertinent committees are returning to Washington early from a Congressional recess for hearings this week, starting Tuesday with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will hear from Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Yup, the RU$H to WAR is ON!
“The debate is shifting away from ‘Did he use chemical weapons?’ to ‘What should be done about it?' ” said Representative Adam B. Schiff, a California Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, in an interview after the Monday conference call....
So HE HAS BOUGHT the ISRAELI GARBAGE "evidence" and "intelligence."
In Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov dismissed as unconvincing the evidence presented by Mr. Kerry of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government. “We were shown certain pieces of evidence that did not contain anything concrete, neither geographical locations, nor names, nor evidence that samples had been taken by professionals,” Mr. Lavrov said in a speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
That didn't make my printed Boston Globe. WTF?
In Israel, President Shimon Peres offered strong support for Mr. Obama’s decision to seek the backing of Congress, saying he had faith in the president’s “moral and operational” position. “I recommend patience,” Mr. Peres said in an interview on Army Radio. “I am confident that the United States will respond appropriately to Syria.”
I bet he i$.
In Washington, the White House’s “flood the zone” effort, as one official called it, will continue.
Have they EVER WORKED SO HARD on ANYTHING the last five years? WTF?
Classified briefings will be held for all House members and senators on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
On Tuesday, Mr. Obama has invited the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate defense, foreign affairs and intelligence committees to the White House. But that night, he will depart on a long-planned foreign trip, first to Sweden and then to Russia for the annual Group of 20 summit meeting of major industrialized and developing nations, a forum that is sure to be dominated by talk of Syria, and bring Mr. Obama face to face with Mr. Assad’s chief ally and arms supplier, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
House Democrats on the conference call with administration officials, which lasted 70 minutes, said Mr. Kerry, who has been the most aggressive and public prosecutor for military action, took the lead. Democrats said he had portrayed not only the horrors of chemical weapons inflicted on Syrian civilians in the Aug. 21 attacks outside Damascus, but also the potential threat, if left unanswered, that such weapons posed to regional allies like Israel, Jordan and Turkey....
Never mind the USraeli use of such weapons, from Vietnam to Palestine to Lebanon, Iran, and Afghanistan.
And the whole$ale fumigation of South America under the banner of a drug war?
In the week since the Obama administration began moving toward a military strike on the Assad government, Mr. Kerry said, the Syrian military has had about 100 defections, including 80 officers.
Uh-huh. You don't really think we are buying this same happy horse s*** that was hucked out on Iraq, do you?
General Dempsey reviewed the range of possible targets and how the Pentagon is planning strikes that would minimize risk to civilians.
You want to minimize risk? Don't do this over damnable lies!
General Dempsey told lawmakers the military had “additional options” should a first missile strike not deter....
Administration officials have told Congress that the C.I.A.'s program to arm the rebels would be deliberately limited at first to allow a trial run for American officials to monitor it before ramping up to a larger, more aggressive campaign.
"US intelligence agents have helped funnel arms to rebel groups."
Let's just stop it with the distorted and contorted semantics, 'kay?
The Boston Globe's Invisible Ink: CIA Arming Syrian Rebels
So is Qatar, for a long time now.
American officials have been wary that arms provided to the rebels could end up in the hands of Islamic extremists with ties to Al Qaeda.
What a crock of toilet.
Are you tired of the lies, distortions, obfuscations, and omissions yet?
Where is the big guy when you need him to smash something, huh?
Time to go make some calls.