ObamaCo a year ago: Syria's use of chemical weapons will cross a Red Line for "us"
ObamaCo ten days ago: Well, um....funny thing....looks like "our" Red Line consists of me stepping away from using "my" military that "I" have the unilateral authority to utilize as "I" deem necessary, and handing my little ultimatum hot potato off to "them" in congress.
ObamaCo four days ago: My fellow Americans...we MUST act, children are dead, I implore you to understand the ramifications to our's and the international community's continuing security if we don't deploy a targeted, "unbelievably small" military strike....which I have authority to do..... but again... we'll wait and see what congress says.
ObamaCo today: Well...okay..here's the thing....Putin and Assad sorta demanded I pull military attacks off the table, so I won't really enforce "our" Red Line at all....in fact, I'll fold like a cheap beach chair, and let the UN and Putin handle this Syria mess....as we prolly could have quietly..and with resolve...negotiated fairly easily in the first place...had I not been such a cowboy and escalated everything....
Progressives: BRILLIANT foreign policy, Obama!!
Incrementally, and always under the guise of "fairness", "equality", and "social justice", the US Constitution has been deceitfully interpreted in ways that remove all limitations on central authority...and place them on the people.
No matter the outcome it still blows my mind that the United States (and Russia) feel they have the jurisdiction to use smaller countries as players in a game of chess. Both the US and Russia continue to manipulate 3rd parties to gain what they want politically, and it is very unjust.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
So naturally Assad's Armed Forces will attack them. That's even with Offensives put on by the Rebels. While using Civilian neighborhoods to launch their attacks from.
Course then the Rebels/Terrorists then run to the media and cry out Massacre.
Reminds me of a Ron White joke. He is talking about how some idiot ropes himself to a telephone pole during a hurricane so he can experience it. Ron's comment is "It's not THAT the wind is blowing; it's WHAT the wind is blowing. Being roped to a tree wont help when you have a Volvo in your spleen".
F*ck Assad, and f*ck Al Qaeda. Either make a few bucks helping both of them kill each other; or sit on the sidelines and just let it happen anyway but with only Russia making coin. There are no good guys in Syria. They are all bad, down to the teachers that teach that Jews are sub-human in school, and down to the little kids that the parents plan to eventually strap TNT to. Syria is a bad place, front to back.