By Jueseppi B.
I’m an ObamaCrat. I’m not a Democrat. I’m not a Progressive. I’m not a Liberal. I’m no Independent. I’m an ObamaCrat. As an ObamaCrat I follow this POTUS and he has my support 5000%, and yes, I follow him blindly. I voted for Barack Hussein Obama twice and would gladly vote for him twice more.
That said, I believe intervening in Syria’s civil war would tear this once great nation apart, as well as destroy the future legacy of President Barack Hussein Obama. Let me be crystal clear, this is not only about the Man’s legacy. Here’s what it is about.
Barack Hussein Obama has been met with disrespect, racism and second guessing along with all types of criticism since January 21st, 2009. Nothing he does, no matter how great, is looked upon in the same way as anything done by the past 43 POTUS.
Getting The United States involved in a war on the heels of George Dubbya Bush’s two wars, just as President Obama has ended one war and announced a draw down date for the second war, would be catastrophic to America.
As I said, here’s why:
AmeriKKKa is upset that 1,429 Syrians, of which 426 were innocent children, were gassed last week. On December 14th, 2012, 28 Americans were massacred inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School located in Newtown, Connecticut, of which 20 were innocent children. Not one gun legislation bill has been passed or voted on by the 113th Congress.
NOW this same 113th Congress wants to vote on an act of war against Syria. No vote on comprehensive Gun Reform but a vote on Syria. No vote on The American Jobs Act, but a vote on Syria.
In June 2013, the death toll surpassed 100,000 according to the United Nations. According to various opposition activist groups, between 80,350 and 106,425 people have been killed, of which about half were civilians, but also including 65,100 armed combatants consisting of both the Syrian Army and rebel forces, up to 1,000 opposition protesters and 1,000 government officials.
By October 2012, up to 28,000 people had been reported missing, including civilians forcibly abducted by government troops or government security forces. According to the UN, about 4 million Syrians have been displaced within the country and 1.8 million have fled to other countries.
In addition, tens of thousands of protesters have been imprisoned and there are reports of wide spread torture and terror in state prisons. International organizations have accused both government and opposition forces of severe human rights violations. UN investigations have concluded that the government’s abuses are the greatest in gravity, frequency and scale.
The Syrian civil war, also known as Syrian uprising or Syrian crisis is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba’ath government and those seeking to oust it. The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with popular demonstrations that grew nationwide by April 2011. These demonstrations were part of the wider Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring. Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in Syria since 1971, as well as the end of Ba’ath Party rule, which began in 1963.
In April 2011, the Syrian Army was deployed to quell the uprising, and soldiers fired on demonstrators across the country. After months of military sieges, the protests evolved into an armed rebellion. Opposition forces, mainly composed of defected soldiers and civilian volunteers, remain without central leadership. The conflict is asymmetrical, with clashes taking place in many towns and cities across the country. Late 2011 marked growing influence of the Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra within the opposition forces, and in 2013 Hezbollah entered the war in support of the Syrian army.
The Syrian government is further upheld by military support from Russiaand Iran, while Qatar and Saudi Arabia transfer weapons to the rebels. By July 2013, the Syrian government controls approximately 30–40 percent of the country’s territory and 60 percent of the Syrian population. The insurgency controls large swaths of territory in the country’s north and east.
The Arab League, United States, European Union, and other countries condemned the use of violence against the protesters. The Arab League suspended Syria’s membership because of the government’s response to the crisis, but granted the Syrian National Coalition, a coalition of Syrian political opposition groups, Syria’s seat on 6 March 2013.
Now this civil war started on March 15th, 2011. And over two years later AmeriKKKa wants to stick it’s evil complicit big toe in the Syrian civil war pond. Thats a mistake AmeriKKKa can’t afford to make.
AmeriKKKa has turned an admitted killer loose in George Zimmerman.
A judge in Yellowstone county, a District Judge of Montana, by the name of Todd Baugh, has sentenced a teacher/rapist to 30 days in jail for the rape of a student at the school where he taught. This 14 year old later committed suicide in her mother’s bed over this sexual predator raping her.
We, The People, Of AmeriKKKa, can’t even fix our own damn country’s atrocities against our youth yet we are thinking of going into Syria and fixing their civil war problem.
The list of atrocities right here in AmeriKKKa is as big as the heads on Mount Rushmore. Nothing in AmeriKKKa works, from crumbling roads to bridges to our government, all thanks in large part to the obstruction of the 113th Congress…yet this nation is ready to come up with billions with a capital “B” in funding to attack Syria over 1,429 Syrians dying in the Syrian civil war.
AmeriKKKa can’t come up with funding for education, teachers, firemen & policemen, head start, meals on wheels, debt ceiling, homes under water, social security, veterans benefits, wildfire insurance benefits, SNAP OR farmers and thats just a few things I can remember.
BUT AmeriKKKa can find “B”illions to interfere in Syria’s business.
President Barack Obama: Considering a “Limited, Narrow Act” in Response to Syria
Published on Aug 30, 2013
For more: http://to.pbs.org/17oACIj
Bookended by Baltic leaders, President Barack Obama said he hasn’t made any final decisions on what actions the U.S. will take, regarding Syria.”We’re not considering any open ended commitment. We’re not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach.” The president also said that his team has consulted with allies and Congress, and what’s under consideration is a “limited, narrow act.”
Kerry: ‘History Would Judge Us’ if U.S. Doesn’t Act in Syria
Published on Aug 30, 2013
For more: http://to.pbs.org/17oACIj
Secretary of State John Kerry said in a news conference Friday that the Assad regime was responsible for last week’s chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 Syrians, including at least 400 children.
“The question is no longer what we know, it’s what we collectively, we in the world, do about it,” Kerry said.
Kerry also said a UN investigation would only confirm what we already knew.
“The UN can’t galvanize the world to act as it should,” Kerry said, also promising that the president’s response would not be a repeat of the Iraq experience.
Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013
The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. We further assess that the regime used a nerve agent in the attack. These all-source assessments are based on human, signals, and geospatial intelligence as well as a significant body of open source reporting.Our classified assessments have been shared with the U.S. Congress and key international partners. To protect sources and methods, we cannot publicly release all available intelligence – but what follows is an unclassified summary of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s analysis of what took place.
Syrian Government Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21
A large body of independent sources indicates that a chemical weapons attack took place in the Damascus suburbs on August 21. In addition to U.S. intelligence information, there are accounts from international and Syrian medical personnel; videos; witness accounts; thousands of social media reports from at least 12 different locations in the Damascus area; journalist accounts; and reports from highly credible nongovernmental organizations.
A preliminary U.S. government assessment determined that 1,429 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack, including at least 426 children, though this assessment will certainly evolve as we obtain more information.
We assess with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out the chemical weapons attack against opposition elements in the Damascus suburbs on August 21. We assess that the scenario in which the opposition executed the attack on August 21 is highly unlikely. The body of information used to make this assessment includes intelligence pertaining to the regime’s preparations for this attack and its means of delivery, multiple streams of intelligence about the attack itself and its effect, our post-attack observations, and the differences between the capabilities of the regime and the opposition. Our high confidence assessment is the strongest position that the U.S. Intelligence Community can take short of confirmation. We will continue to seek additional information to close gaps in our understanding of what took place.
The Syrian regime maintains a stockpile of numerous chemical agents, including mustard, sarin, and VX and has thousands of munitions that can be used to deliver chemical warfare agents.
Syrian President Bashar al-Asad is the ultimate decision maker for the chemical weapons program and members of the program are carefully vetted to ensure security and loyalty. The Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) – which is subordinate to the Syrian Ministry of Defense – manages Syria’s chemical weapons program.
We assess with high confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale against the opposition multiple times in the last year, including in the Damascus suburbs. This assessment is based on multiple streams of information including reporting of Syrian officials planning and executing chemical weapons attacks and laboratory analysis of physiological samples obtained from a number of individuals, which revealed exposure to sarin. We assess that the opposition has not used chemical weapons.
The Syrian regime has the types of munitions that we assess were used to carry out the attack on August 21, and has the ability to strike simultaneously in multiple locations. We have seen no indication that the opposition has carried out a large-scale, coordinated rocket and artillery attack like the one that occurred on August 21.
We assess that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons over the last year primarily to gain the upper hand or break a stalemate in areas where it has struggled to seize and hold strategically valuable territory. In this regard, we continue to judge that the Syrian regime views chemical weapons as one of many tools in its arsenal, including air power and ballistic missiles, which they indiscriminately use against the opposition.
The Syrian regime has initiated an effort to rid the Damascus suburbs of opposition forces using the area as a base to stage attacks against regime targets in the capital. The regime has failed to clear dozens of Damascus neighborhoods of opposition elements, including neighborhoods targeted on August 21, despite employing nearly all of its conventional weapons systems. We assess that the regime’s frustration with its inability to secure large portions of Damascus may have contributed to its decision to use chemical weapons on August 21.
We have intelligence that leads us to assess that Syrian chemical weapons personnel – including personnel assessed to be associated with the SSRC – were preparing chemical munitions prior to the attack. In the three days prior to the attack, we collected streams of human, signals and geospatial intelligence that reveal regime activities that we assess were associated with preparations for a chemical weapons attack.
Syrian chemical weapons personnel were operating in the Damascus suburb of ‘Adra from Sunday, August 18 until early in the morning on Wednesday, August 21 near an area that the regime uses to mix chemical weapons, including sarin. On August 21, a Syrian regime element prepared for a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus area, including through the utilization of gas masks. Our intelligence sources in the Damascus area did not detect any indications in the days prior to the attack that opposition affiliates were planning to use chemical weapons.
Multiple streams of intelligence indicate that the regime executed a rocket and artillery attack against the Damascus suburbs in the early hours of August 21. Satellite detections corroborate that attacks from a regime-controlled area struck neighborhoods where the chemical attacks reportedly occurred – including Kafr Batna, Jawbar, ‘Ayn Tarma, Darayya, and Mu’addamiyah. This includes the detection of rocket launches from regime controlled territory early in the morning, approximately 90 minutes before the first report of a chemical attack appeared in social media. The lack of flight activity or missile launches also leads us to conclude that the regime used rockets in the attack.
Local social media reports of a chemical attack in the Damascus suburbs began at 2:30 a.m. local time on August 21. Within the next four hours there were thousands of social media reports on this attack from at least 12 different locations in the Damascus area. Multiple accounts described chemical-filled rockets impacting opposition-controlled areas.
Three hospitals in the Damascus area received approximately 3,600 patients displaying symptoms consistent with nerve agent exposure in less than three hours on the morning of August 21, according to a highly credible international humanitarian organization. The reported symptoms, and the epidemiological pattern of events – characterized by the massive influx of patients in a short period of time, the origin of the patients, and the contamination of medical and first aid workers – were consistent with mass exposure to a nerve agent. We also received reports from international and Syrian medical personnel on the ground.
We have identified one hundred videos attributed to the attack, many of which show large numbers of bodies exhibiting physical signs consistent with, but not unique to, nerve agent exposure. The reported symptoms of victims included unconsciousness, foaming from the nose and mouth, constricted pupils, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty breathing. Several of the videos show what appear to be numerous fatalities with no visible injuries, which is consistent with death from chemical weapons, and inconsistent with death from small-arms, high-explosive munitions or blister agents. At least 12 locations are portrayed in the publicly available videos, and a sampling of those videos confirmed that some were shot at the general times and locations described in the footage.
We assess the Syrian opposition does not have the capability to fabricate all of the videos, physical symptoms verified by medical personnel and NGOs, and other information associated with this chemical attack.
We have a body of information, including past Syrian practice, that leads us to conclude that regime officials were witting of and directed the attack on August 21. We intercepted communications involving a senior official intimately familiar with the offensive who confirmed that chemical weapons were used by the regime on August 21 and was concerned with the U.N. inspectors obtaining evidence. On the afternoon of August 21, we have intelligence that Syrian chemical weapons personnel were directed to cease operations. At the same time, the regime intensified the artillery barrage targeting many of the neighborhoods where chemical attacks occurred. In the 24 hour period after the attack, we detected indications of artillery and rocket fire at a rate approximately four times higher than the ten preceding days. We continued to see indications of sustained shelling in the neighborhoods up until the morning of August 26.
To conclude, there is a substantial body of information that implicates the Syrian government’s responsibility in the chemical weapons attack that took place on August 21.As indicated, there is additional intelligence that remains classified because of sources and methods concerns that is being provided to Congress and international partners.
Interview President Obama Discuss NSA, Iran, Syria on Charlie Rose PBS
Published on Jun 18, 2013
Before leaving for this week’s G-8 summit in the United Kingdom, President Obama sat down with Charlie Rose in the White House Library for a 45-minute interview on topics ranging from Syria to the National Security Agency.
Find here the video “President Barack Obama sits down with Charlie Rose for an exclusive 45-minute interview at the White House, the President shares his thoughts on Syria, Iran, the NSA leaks controversy and more with Charlie Rose.
Putin and Obama face off Over Syria
Published on Jun 17, 2013
Presidents Obama and Putin share icy encounter over Syria
Sharp divisions over the civil war in Syria led to an icy encounter Monday between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom U.S. officials view as a major hurdle in their drive to force Syrian President Bashar Assad from power.
The two leaders held their first face-to-face meeting in a year at the summit of the world’s richest countries days after Obama deepened U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict. Aides said the CIA would begin supplying arms and ammunition to some opposition forces in hopes of shifting the military balance away from Assad.
Published on Aug 30, 2013
President Barack Obama said he has not made a decision in response to Syria chemical weapons use.Obama said “this kind of offense is a challenge to the world” and that chemical weapons use in Syria threatens U.S. national security interests as well as U.S. allies such as Israel and Jordan.
While Obama hasn’t decided on a response, he said he is looking at limited action, not an open-ended commitment.
Obama’s remarks follow a statement by Secretary of State John Kerry laying out the case for action against Syria.
Kerry said the U.S. has “high confidence” that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in an Aug.21 attack that killed 1,429 Syrians, including 426 children.
The findings on Syria are “as clear as they are compelling,” Kerry said in a statement.
In laying out the administration’s case against the Bashar Assad regime, Kerry said that the U.S. knows the Syrian government has used chemical weapons multiple times this year, and that the rockets used in the August 21 attack came only from government sites.
Sec. John Kerry on Syria: ‘Will not repeat Iraq’
Sec. of State John Kerry makes the case for U.S. military action in Syria, saying he feels it is important to discuss directly with the American people. “Findings on Syria are as clear as they are compelling–with our own eyes, we’ve seen victims with symptoms of chemical attack.”
He called Assad a “thug and a murderer” and called the attack a “crime against humanity.”
While not saying an attack was imminent, Kerry said what the U.S. chooses to do matters greatly to the country’s security. He also said the U.S. is not alone in its resolve to respond. The U.S. will act on its own timeline, Kerry said, and that any action will not be open-ended.
He said other countries are watching to see if Syria can get away with using chemical weapons.
How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?
Using the most recent CDC estimates for yearly deaths by guns in the United States, it is likely that as of today, 8/30/2013, roughly 22,781 people have died from guns in the United States, in the 258 days since The Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre.. Compare that number to the number of deaths reported in the news in our interactive below, and you can see how undertold the story of gun violence in America actually is.
Number of deaths reported in the news, excluding suicides: 7,696. Seven Thousand Six Hundred & Six dead in the 256 days since The Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre.
Yet we find the AmeriKKKan government, and some AmeriKKKan citizens hungry for war with Syria over a Syrian act of combat against it’s own citizens in the Syrian civil war.
Great Britain’s ruling government body, Parliament, has voted not to get involved in this scheme by AmeriKKKa to attack Syria. So except for the French, AmeriKKKa stands alone. For Now.
We won’t protect our own American citizens from NRA sponsored gun violence, in AmeriKKKa, but we will send thousands of American troops to die in Syria for Syrians.
Think about that for a minute.
I am an ObamaCrat, and I voted for Barack Hussein Obama as President Of The United States. Twice.
Attacking Syria in any form is wrong.
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