Obama warns Syria not to cross 'red line'

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons, lest he risk crossing a "red line" and provoke a U.S. military response, President Barack Obama said Monday. Full Story

“Proud To Be An American”

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#1 Aug 20, 2012
The righteous tough guy b. h. obama sends a warning to a tyrant who has the blood of thousands on his hands already. Where's this red line sht come from? It should be a line in the sand. Red line sounds like you're talking to a kid...it's an obamanation.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

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#2 Aug 20, 2012
D Up

United States

#4 Aug 21, 2012
Uh, we are repeating ourselves. Remember 1989- Line in the sand and Saudi Arabia- George HW Bush. Why can't we learn? Huh, I guess stupidity runs in both parties.
Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Aug 21, 2012
D Up wrote:
Uh, we are repeating ourselves. Remember 1989- Line in the sand and Saudi Arabia- George HW Bush. Why can't we learn? Huh, I guess stupidity runs in both parties.
hey Dummy! Afghanistan was training terrorists responsible for murdering almost 4,000 American LIVES on 9/11. What are you saying clown?? That we should have just stuck our heads in the sand and cried our little eyes out?? Not hardly!! You may sit back and take it in the rear but most Americans were for taking out terrorist training camps responsible for 4,000 American Deaths!! Stop the ignorant nonsense!! Iraq's Saddam Hussein created a far greater humanitarian nightmare than Libya. "The Butcher of Baghdad" slaughtered, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis -- far more people than were killed in Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton ordered military force for humanitarian reasons. Yet, when weapons hunters found no stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, the dwindling number of pro-war Democrats turned against the war never mind the sickening sight of thousands of Iraqis found in shallow graves.
That Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD, having used chemical weapons on the Iranians and his own people, was not in dispute. All 16 U.S. intelligences agencies thought so "with the highest probability." France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Israel and even Saddam's own generals assumed Iraq possessed WMD. Even U.N. weapons inspector and Iraq War critic Hans Blix thought Saddam likely possessed these weapons. As Blix admitted at a 2004 University of Berkeley forum:' I'm not here to have gut feelings. But yes, in December 2002 (three months before the invasion) I thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." The non-unilateralist Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama, unlike Bush, sought no congressional war resolution. Obama, therefore, ordered military action against Libya "unilaterally" -- without the congressional approval that he once argued the Constitution demanded.

As Obama further explained in his December 2007 statement, "In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent." So a president, according to Obama, does not need congressional authority -- provided the action involves "self-defense" or "stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

What is the "actual or imminent threat" to America posed by Libya?
Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), which was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.

In January 1998, his inspection team in Iraq was blocked from some weapons sites by Iraqi officials stating that information obtained from these sites would be used for future planning of attacks. UN Inspectors were ordered out of Iraq by the United States Government, shortly before Operation Desert Fox attacks began in December 1998, using information which had been gathered for the purpose of disarmament to identify targets which would reduce Iraq's ability to wage both conventional and possibly unconventional warfare. UN Weapons Inspectors were thereafter denied access to Iraq. He spoke on the Public Broadcasting Service show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ritter
George

Red Deer, Canada

#6 Aug 21, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
The righteous tough guy b. h. obama sends a warning to a tyrant who has the blood of thousands on his hands already. Where's this red line sht come from? It should be a line in the sand. Red line sounds like you're talking to a kid...it's an obamanation.
Oh get over yourself, it is just a figure of speach.

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