Monday, September 16, 2013

FOD 2013.09.16

Let's do a quick recap of the Syrian fiasco. First barry gets all macho and blustery : "He first drew a “red line” last year, vowing that any use of weapons of mass destruction by Bashar al-Assad would be unacceptable." But after threatening military action, barry quickly discovered that he stood alone. In typical obama fashion he backpedaled so quickly he left skid marks.

Obama’s ‘red line’ starts to fade
President Obama’s “red line” vow of action against Syria turned a lighter shade of pink Thursday, with Secretary of State John F. Kerry saying a U.S. military strike “might” be necessary if talks led by Russia fail to compel Syria to turn over its chemical weapons.

As negotiators met in Switzerland on the unfolding crisis, Mr. Kerry appeared to concede the diplomatic reins to the Russians...

Charles Krauthammer explains what happened next.
...consider what’s happened over the last month. Assad uses poison gas on civilians and is branded, by the United States above all, a war criminal. Putin, covering for the war criminal, is exposed, isolated, courting pariah status.

And now? Assad, far from receiving punishment of any kind, goes from monster to peace partner. Putin bestrides the world stage, playing dealmaker. He’s welcomed by America as a constructive partner. Now a world statesman, he takes to the New York Times to blame American interventionist arrogance — a.k.a. “American exceptionalism” — for inducing small states to acquire WMDs in the first place.

And Obama gets to slink away from a Syrian debacle of his own making. Such are the fruits of a diplomacy of epic incompetence.

To make matters worse, obama persists in arming the al-Qaeda backed Syrian rebels. Meanwhile, stymied in his attempt to start a war overseas, he instead ramps up hostilities against American citizens.

Obama arms Syrian rebels while attacking American gun ownership
The United States government has announced that it is going to begin overtly arming Syrian Opposition Forces, many factions of which are supported by al-Qaeda. At the same time, President Obama and many on the left continue their assault on American gun ownership.

While American tax dollars are being used abroad to fund and train those responsible for thousands of American dead, American tax dollars are also being used to fund government programs and regulations allegedly aimed at keeping military style weapons out of the hands of gang members in the United States.


To boil it down to President Obama’s logic; the taxpayer can’t own an AR-15, and we are arming al-Qaeda with fully automatic weapons bought with tax payer money. Ah, freedom.
At least one congresscritter has the cojones to call him on it.

It's gotten so bad that even Steven Colbert is realizing what a hypocritical incompetent bumbling fool obama is.


Toejam said...


You live anywhere near this place?

CenTexTim said...

Toejam - Garland, where that shooting took place, is a suburb of Dallas (in north central Texas). It's about 200 miles north of where I live.

For an update on the story go here. I haven't been able to find anything about when (or if) the case was referred to the grand jury, and any subsequent outcome.