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The Obama administration is NOT going to bomb Syria !

I have been trying to put myself in President Obama's shoes for the past week, trying to figure out the upside to this whole thing for him, his legacy, and his party which is the order of priority for any politician.

A president can't be bribed with campaign dollars like a congressman so there is no wealth factor. It really comes down to the power side of things, but that is only important for the party not for Obama personally. So it really comes down to legacy and party. Obama, personally does not have anything to gain by bombing Syria.

Like Jimmy Carter, Obama's legacy resume will be greatly enhanced by his Nobel Peace Prize and that would be negated by bombing Syria.

He basically came out of Lybia unscathed mainly due to the public not really knowing what the hell was going on and there was no time to build a massive public opposition to his actions.

I think he was using this as a blueprint and he thought that he would float the idea, there would be no visible opposition and then he would go ahead.

Obviously this has not happened.

Now let's look at what would happen if Obama backs off.

Obama will be humbled. He will be more popular than any other former president when he hits the speaking circuit. Even more popular than Clinton.

His legacey as a Nobel Peace Prize recipient will give him gravitas for decades to come.

The party will remain the party of peace.

Even Rand Paul and Ron Paul would reluctantly praise him for his actions.

He might even win a few votes for his party from us. Those that prioritize foreign policy as a top priority.

We will know in about a week, but I bet he backs down.

Having said that ...

I also think he will go covert and simply place a few well placed drones in the area. That way he can do what he wants without all the publicity.

God Bless.

update 9/14/2013:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/officials-us-wont-seek-u...

Obama is not going to bomb Syria. An agreement has been reached.

So much for everyone's zionist conspiracy theory.

I hope this is a wake up call to all those that think Jews run our government.




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He'll do what

ever he's told to do.

Now or later...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

It never ceases to amaze me the mental steps ...

people are willing to take to convince themselves that they do not control their own destiny.

They are merely victims or pawns or slaves.

I don't know how people that think like this prevent themselves from committing suicide ...

But of course that would take an inkling of courage and we all know that is lacking in those that refuse to accept responsibility.

We the people affected foreign policy in a very big way in a matter of days and yet you want to assume that some puppet master is pulling the strings.

The reality is that we are manning more strings in this puppet show than during any other time in history.

God Bless.

The dark side of the force

My utopian thoughts and prayers are that all evil will someday cease to exist, and for all to live free and independent.

The reality is that per the Constitution, we should not engage in foreign civil conflicts and when Congressional Authorization is not granted. Furthermore, our invasion could potentially have set off a more catastrophic situation.

The 'United Nations' has gained much ground because of this. People will rejoice, and see the good that it has done. It will also re-enforce the following:

United Nations Secretary General: National Sovereignty Is a Gift of the United Nations

Obama stated in Russia that there would be 'more flexibility' during his second term.

Nothing ever good comes from this so-called president.

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

updated

Agree and Disagree

He needs a war to distract Americans from his failed domestic policies. He was hoping this would be it, but with support denigrating I suspect he will end up not acting on Syria. Instead they will actively look for another reason to start a war.

This is almost scarier because who knows what they'll do to make sure the American people are behind the next scenario. Perhaps if we were attacked by a dirty bomb American's would then support a war.

Hmmmm.... missing nukes in South Carolina...

Agreed

I agree with this assessment. I think he'll drop a few secret bombs just for fun on those he wants to kill, whether he gets congressional approval or not.

Reign in the president.

I preview that Obama will not bomb Syria as he will not get congressional approval, but some event will occur that will unite the world for him to get a vote of approval from the United Nations, including Russia. Then the question will be, does the president have to get congressional approval if the United Nations gives the go ahead.
grant

That depends on his goal.

If his goal is to destroy the most powerful country, then he has everything to gain.

deacon's picture

what?

He (obama) won't bomb syria,but will use a few well placed drones?
and the drones are going to what? just fly around,and watch?
or would them drones be dropping something? Like say BOMBS?
is this what you meant by doing it without the publicity?
He won't bomb on the record(so it doesn't count) But he will do it behind everyone's backs? (and this isn't bombing)
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depressiuon

Deacon

You just like to argue. It's ridiculous. The guy is saying there won't be a shock and awe, publicized, bombing event. A "surgical" strike of 500 bombs dropped in one night against multiple targets all over the country. He'll drop a few without telling or asking anyone here or there, just for fun to accomplish his fake goals when everyone goes back to sleep. The thing is, you know exactly what he's saying, you just like being a smart alec, because you're smart.

deacon's picture

the baptist

you got wrong,if i mis understood,then it is not arguing
Seeing it was a misunderstanding,then I said the same exact
thing then
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depressiuon

Maybe..

Maybe your headline is misleading.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

Is it still misleading?

What about a week from now?

A month?

A year?

It will still be accurate a year from now.

God Bless.

One..

Can only hope so. I really think that man is out of his depth.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

I accept your theory

But I think you are wrong. I have family over there and it really is getting ugly. The tensions are getting high. Plus didn't Obama say that he will do it anyways even if Congress says no? Also, Congress was called in early from vacation. They are going to vote yes. If Congress says yes, than we can all be safe to say that Congress does not represent the people.

I respectfully

but STRONGLY DISAGREE!

Obomba is the most arrogant Prez I have ever seen in my lifetime. The man is a megalomaniac. Obomba believes his own hype.

I believe that his natural reaction...as a psychopath, will be to punish anyone that questions his judgment.

Still believe that?

God Bless.

NO WAY!

If Obama didn't really want to go to war he could have ignored the whole thing! He would now be saying let's wait for the final UN report. He would say let's take this case before the UN tribunal. He could say we are not going to give aid to Al-Queda, I mean that is against the law! There were so many outs he has purposely avoided along the way! No, he definitely wants to bomb Syria and the only reason he is involving Congress is because the total public opposition. I mean he bombed Libya for nothing already! He has you fooled, you are gullible. If he didn't really want to do it, he has painted himself in a corner. What if Congress gives him the green light? Now he has to do it if that's the case. No, he really, really wants to bomb Syria, (and expand this war to include Iran) and will mostly likely do it no matter what. He may have attempted to portray some reservation to his base and maybe that's what you are picking up on, but there is nothing he wants more than to BOMB and KILL!

Makes sense from an Obama viewpoint. The way to

know what he is going to do is to figure out what is good for America is....once you know that you know he will do the opposite.

Name one thing he has done that is good for America. C'mon.....ANYBODY!

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

Everything you say might happen except for one thing:

Obama will not humbled. Nothing will ever humble Obama. He is a an arrogant thug. Period.

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

I read a comment somewhere today...

...suggesting that Obama is using reverse psychology on the Republicans. He had to confront the issue but really didn't want to bomb Syria, so he said he was going to do it so that the Republicans, who oppose everything he does, would oppose this, too. I laughed out loud and wondered if it was true.

I think you posted on the wrong thread ...

But I would believe just about anything ...

when it comes to Larry Summers.

The question was, who is calling the shots.

Who is financing the "Agenda"?

The problem the parties have, is both are guilty. It makes it harder to stick the other guys with the blame in the MSM, when you've borrowed $17 trillion and the taxpayer is the collateral.

I still believe that Syria is a distraction for the crash of of petro-dollar. The lies of war have often covered for multiple crimes, in the past.

Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. (for now).

Free includes debt-free!

Obama's gonna bomb Syria anyway. He doesn't care blah blah.

You gave your representatives in congress their marching orders and sold the peoples case well. I've never seen a march to war crumble so fast. This is saying something powerful. The will of the people shall be done in this case.

Give yourselves a pat on the back for getting off your asses and a job well done. The job's not quite over yet so keep calling, blogging, and protesting, I've done all three.

Think about the 5 or 6

Think about the 5 or 6 scandals that came out all at once the last few months. This wasn't by accident, IMO. It was a clear message to Obama. I believe he's been given his marching orders and if he doesn't get the war started, the mother of all scandals is coming out...birth certificate, and all sorts of other things. We know the guy has a closet SLAM FULL of skeletons.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Marching orders from who?

Just wondering.

the same people that decided some random senator....

from Illinois 13th district was going to run for president instead of some more prominent politician from the dem. party

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

And who would that be?

Thanks in advance for your answer.

God Bless.

Your answer lies in this

Your answer lies in this link!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Qfbrc1jdo