Browsing All posts tagged under »Syrian Response«

Trump Administration Delivers Right Response To Syria’s Unacceptable Actions

April 16, 2018 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ Last year, when the Assad regime in Syria gassed its own people, the Trump administration sent an unmistakable message: The unrestrained use of chemical weapons makes it difficult for the U.S. to protect its interests in the regional conflict. So … stop Syrian President Bashar Assad did—for about a year. In […]

Coulter: Trump Wrong On Syria, But What About North Korea?

April 15, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Ann Coulter has a point  on Donald Trump’s missile attack on Syria- but only if you ignore what he’s trying to do with the far more serious threat North Korea poses to the US. Coulter: War is like crack for presidents. It confers instant gravitas, catapulting them to respectability, bypassing all […]

Fact Checking Obama’s Phony Legacy

April 12, 2017 by

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By Roger Aronoff ~ The Washington Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, recently gave Susan Rice four Pinocchios for a false and misleading statement regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. But what is notable about this story is not that Rice lied. She has done that many times. Rather, the remarkable part of this story is that the […]

Trump’s First Big Foreign Policy Move A Departure From Stump Speeches

April 9, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In what will almost certainly be the defining foreign policy decision of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days seems to be a significant shift from his noninterventionist rhetoric on the campaign trail in facing down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, […]

After Missile Attack, The Challenges Facing Trump In Syria

April 8, 2017 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ After President Donald Trump was mostly cheered by the international community for his missile strikes targeted at the Syrian government, he must now grapple with how to pair his first use of decisive military force with a strategy to contest a six-year-old war that has challenged the world. U.S. officials described […]

How Obama Lost The Middle East

October 4, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Charles Krauthammer on how Barack Obama threw away American power and prestige in the Middle East: The ruse was transparent from the beginning. Russia is not in Syria to fight the Islamic State… The whole point of Russian intervention is to maintain Assad in power … Consider: When Obama became president, […]

Israel’s Risk Aversion Problem

October 3, 2015 by

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By Caroline Glick ~ On Wednesday the Obama administration was caught off guard by Russia’s rapid rise in Syria. As the Russians began bombing a US-supported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with his Russia counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at the UN. Just hours before their meeting Kerry was insisting […]

To Defeat ISIS, We Need A Leader Who’s Not Obama

October 3, 2015 by

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By Peter Brookes ~ When President Obama said at the United Nations on Tuesday that “defeating ISIL requires—I believe—a new leader,” I thought for a brief moment I’d finally found something on which he and I could agree. Then I realized he wasn’t talking about his own leadership. The president was actually talking about the […]

Obama’s War Is A Farce

September 29, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Barack Obama’s war against the Islamic State and other jihadists is a sick joke. U.S. defense officials have confirmed that military equipment issued by the United States to Syrian rebel fighters has been funneled to an al Qaeda offshoot, raising new questions about the ways in which the Obama administration is […]

Why Syria Is Already A Quagmire

September 10, 2013 by

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By Christopher Adamo ~ Back in simpler (Shall we say “more honest”?) times, war was a constitutionally defined issue, and America’s involvement in full scale military action was only likely after the Congress had identified an enemy that needed to be attacked and brought to the point of unconditional surrender. Sadly, since December 11, 1941 […]

Russia Gives Obama A Way Out

September 10, 2013 by

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By Pamela Geller ~ Russia knows that the only thing Obama is concerned with saving is face. Our enemies know he is weak and feckless and couldn’t possibly have the courage of his convictions, because he hasn’t any. There was a time when rogue states would turn over their arsenals to us (ie Gaddafi). Oh, […]

The Middle East’s Peace Of The Grave

September 7, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ After both great wars of the last century nations got together to create organizations that would ensure that large conflicts would not occur again. After World War I, it was the League of Nations. When Woodrow Wilson (who was reelected in 1916 after promising to keep the U.S. out of the […]

Taranto: Reporters Look Like ‘Obama’s Pet Hamsters’ In Avoiding His Strange Denial Of A ‘Red Line’

September 6, 2013 by

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By Tim Graham ~ NewsBusters wasn’t the only site collecting strange media treatment of Obama’s strange denial that he’d ever set a “red line” against Syria’s use of chemical weapons. James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal wrote on Thursday that “The fierce watchdogs of the press, confronted with this brazen falsehood, show themselves once […]

The United Kingdom Stands Taller In The World Today

September 6, 2013 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ You won’t be reading this in many places, but here goes. Parliament’s rejection of military action in Syria has been good for David Cameron and bad for Ed Miliband. More to the point, it has been good for our standing in the world. Good for David Cameron? How can I possibly […]

Why Syria?

September 5, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Conservatives are asking themselves why liberals, so opposed to Bush’s war against Iraq and its dictator, Saddam Hussein, are so hell bent to get into a war in Syria and its dictator, Bashar al-Assad? The President’s assertion of a short attack has been called “the Goldilocks” approach to war, offered as […]

What The Hell Is Going On?

September 5, 2013 by

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By Dr. Michael Ledeen ~ So far as we know, most everyone in the government was expecting the bombing would start on Saturday afternoon, Washington, D.C., time.  Government officials, above all those with expertise in military operations, were told to cancel their Labor Day vacations and show up for overtime work.  No golf for them!  […]

Obama’s Goals In Syria Remain Unclear

September 5, 2013 by

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By Brian Slattery ~ Red lines work only when they are red. This is one of the foreign policy lessons President Obama has not learned. The President has had to redefine what his “red line” on chemical weapons use constituted in Syria and has not explained a clear plan for America’s involvement in the conflict. […]

Obama Vetoed Israeli Strike On Iran’s Nukes Last Year But He Pushes Syria Strike With Same Argument He Ignores On Iran

September 4, 2013 by

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By Pamela Geller ~ More revelations of Obama’s mindless meandering and lethal irrationality. The fact is Iran is the real problem. Syria is a sideshow. And yet: “President Obama stopped Israel from launching an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities a year ago, according to the then head of Israel’s National Security Council, Gen. Giora Eiland. […]

The Arabs Are The New Jews

September 4, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The debate about whether or when to inflict some “punishment” on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad put me in mind of the run-up to World War II when the U.S. State Department was reluctant to admit German Jews seeking sanctuary and, after the D-Day invasion, the discovery of the Nazi death camps where […]

Obama Gets ‘Syrias’ On Syria

September 4, 2013 by

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By Edward Cline ~ You really wish you had the credentials and clearance to attend a White House press conference, indoors or in the Rose Garden, and have the chance to pose this question to President Barack Obama: “Sir: Why don’t you just go on an extended golfing tour for the rest of your term, […]

Yahoo’s Shapiro Sings Praises Of ‘Obama’s History-Defying Decision To Seek Congressional Approval On Syria’

September 3, 2013 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Walter Shapiro’s column at Yahoo yesterday might as well be called, “My Hero — xoxo.” Its actual headline is, “Obama’s history-defying decision to seek Congressional approval on Syria.” As Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds noted a short time ago: “You can read this entire article about Obama going to Congress over Syria without seeing […]

Obama’s Stunning Reversal: “The Start Of The Historic American Retreat”

September 2, 2013 by

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By Pamela Geller ~ On Friday, in a speech the President of the United States should have given, underling John Kerry made a fierce, passionate case for taking military action in Syria.The weak and feckless Obama was unwilling to employ his endless flapping tongue to explain to the American people as to why he was […]

Obama Punts To Congress On Syria

September 1, 2013 by

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By James Phillips ~ Having carelessly established a “red line” for intervening in the Syrian civil war without a clear strategy or appropriate course to protect U.S. interests, the President has now dumped the whole mess in the lap of Congress. It is appropriate for the President to consult Congress, but he has a tall […]

The Syrian Scenario

August 31, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Arabs are particularly fond of dates with historical or religious significance. Recall the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the fourth Arab-Israeli war led by a coalition of Egypt and Syria. Like earlier wars, it ended in defeat for the Arabs. It happens that sundown on Wednesday, September 4, marks the beginning […]