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Who Benefits From A War Between The United States And Syria?

Saudi Arabia - Photo by KeepscasesSomeone wants to get the United States into a war with Syria very, very badly.  Cui bono is an old Latin phrase that is still commonly used, and it roughly means "to whose benefit?"  The key to figuring out who is really behind the push for war is to look at who will benefit from that war.  If a full-blown war erupts between the United States and Syria, it will not be good for the United States, it will not be good for Israel, it will not be good for Syria, it will not be good for Iran and it will not be good for Hezbollah.  The party that stands to benefit the most is Saudi Arabia, and they won't even be doing any of the fighting.  They have been pouring billions of dollars into the conflict in Syria, but so far they have not been successful in their attempts to overthrow the Assad regime.  Now the Saudis are trying to play their trump card - the U.S. military.  If the Saudis are successful, they will get to pit the two greatest long-term strategic enemies of Sunni Islam against each other - the U.S. and Israel on one side and Shia Islam on the other.  In such a scenario, the more damage that both sides do to each other the happier the Sunnis will be.

There would be other winners from a U.S. war with Syria as well.  For example, it is well-known that Qatar wants to run a natural gas pipeline out of the Persian Gulf, through Syria and into Europe.  That is why Qatar has also been pouring billions of dollars into the civil war in Syria.

So if it is really Saudi Arabia and Qatar that want to overthrow the Assad regime, why does the United States have to do the fighting?

Someone should ask Barack Obama why it is necessary for the U.S. military to do the dirty work of his Sunni Muslim friends.

Obama is promising that the upcoming attack will only be a "limited military strike" and that we will not be getting into a full-blown war with Syria.

The only way that will work is if Syria, Hezbollah and Iran all sit on their hands and do nothing to respond to the upcoming U.S. attack.

Could that happen?

Maybe.

Let's hope so.

But if there is a response, and a U.S. naval vessel gets hit, or American blood is spilled, or rockets start raining down on Tel Aviv, the U.S. will then be engaged in a full-blown war.

That is about the last thing that we need right now.

The vast majority of Americans do not want to get embroiled in another war in the Middle East, and even a lot of top military officials are expressing "serious reservations" about attacking Syria according to the Washington Post...

The Obama administration’s plan to launch a military strike against Syria is being received with serious reservations by many in the U.S. military, which is coping with the scars of two lengthy wars and a rapidly contracting budget, according to current and former officers.

Having assumed for months that the United States was unlikely to intervene militarily in Syria, the Defense Department has been thrust onto a war footing that has made many in the armed services uneasy, according to interviews with more than a dozen military officers ranging from captains to a four-star general.

For the United States, there really is no good outcome in Syria.

If we attack and Assad stays in power, that is a bad outcome for the United States.

If we help overthrow the Assad regime, the rebels take control.  But they would be even worse than Assad.  They have pledged loyalty to al-Qaeda, and they are rabidly anti-American, rabidly anti-Israel and rabidly anti-western.

So why in the world should the United States get involved?

This war would not be good for Israel either.  I have seen a number of supposedly pro-Israel websites out there getting very excited about the prospect of war with Syria, but that is a huge mistake.

Syria has already threatened to attack Israeli cities if the U.S. attacks Syria.  If Syrian missiles start landing in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel will respond.

And if any of those missiles have unconventional warheads, Israel will respond by absolutely destroying Damascus.

And of course a missile exchange between Syria and Israel will almost certainly draw Hezbollah into the conflict.  And right now Hezbollah has 70,000 rockets aimed at Israel.

If Hezbollah starts launching those rockets, thousands upon thousands of innocent Jewish citizens will be killed.

So all of those "pro-Israel" websites out there that are getting excited about war with Syria should think twice.  If you really are "pro-Israel", you should not want this war.  It would not be good for Israel.

If you want to stand with Israel, then stand for peace.  This war would not achieve any positive outcomes for Israel.  Even if Assad is overthrown, the rebel government that would replace him would be even more anti-Israel than Assad was.

War is hell.  Ask anyone that has been in the middle of one.  Why would anyone want to see American blood spilled, Israeli blood spilled or Syrian blood spilled?

If the Saudis want this war so badly, they should go and fight it.  Everyone knows that the Saudis have been bankrolling the rebels.  At this point, even CNN is openly admitting this...

It is an open secret that Saudi Arabia is using Jordan to smuggle weapons into Syria for the rebels. Jordan says it is doing all it can to prevent that and does not want to inflame the situation in Syria.

And Assad certainly knows who is behind the civil war in his country.  The following is an excerpt from a recent interview with Assad...

Of course it is well known that countries, such as Saudi Arabia, who hold the purse strings can shape and manipulate them to suit their own interests.

Ideologically, these countries mobilize them through direct or indirect means as extremist tools. If they declare that Muslims must pursue Jihad in Syria, thousands of fighters will respond. Financially, those who finance and arm such groups can instruct them to carry out acts of terrorism and spread anarchy. The influence over them is synergized when a country such as Saudi Arabia directs them through both the Wahhabi ideology and their financial means.

And shortly after the British Parliament voted against military intervention in Syria, Saudi Arabia raised their level of "defense readiness" from "five" to "two" in a clear sign that they fully expect a war to happen...

Saudi Arabia, a supporter of rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, has raised its level of military alertness in anticipation of a possible Western strike in Syria, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The United States has been calling for punitive action against Assad's government for a suspected poison gas attack on a Damascus suburb on August 21 that killed hundreds of people.

Saudi Arabia's defense readiness has been raised to "two" from "five", a Saudi military source who declined to be named told Reuters. "One" is the highest level of alert.

And guess who has been supplying the rebels in Syria with chemical weapons?

According to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak, it has been the Saudis...

Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

“From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families….many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the (deadly) gas attack,” writes Gavlak.

And this is someone that isn't just fresh out of journalism school.  As Paul Joseph Watson noted, "Dale Gavlak’s credibility is very impressive. He has been a Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press for two decades and has also worked for National Public Radio (NPR) and written articles for BBC News."

The Voice of Russia has also been reporting on Gavlak's bombshell findings...

The rebels noted it was a result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them.

“My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry,” said Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of a rebel fighting to unseat Assad, who lives in Ghouta.

As Gavlak reports, Abdel-Moneim said his son and 12 other rebels died in a weapons storage tunnel. The father stated the weapons were provided to rebel forces by a Saudi militant, known as Abu Ayesha, describing them as having a “tube-like structure” while others were like a “huge gas bottle.”

“They didn’t tell us what these arms were or how to use them,” complained a female fighter named ‘K’. “We didn’t know they were chemical weapons. We never imagined they were chemical weapons.”

“When Saudi Prince Bandar gives such weapons to people, he must give them to those who know how to handle and use them,” she warned. She, like other Syrians, do not want to use their full names for fear of retribution.

Gavlak also refers to an article in the UK’s Daily Telegraph about secret Russian-Saudi talks stating that Prince Bandar threatened Russian President Vladimir Putin with terror attacks at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia doesn’t agree to change its stance on Syria.

“Prince Bandar pledged to safeguard Russia’s naval base in Syria if the Assad regime is toppled, but he also hinted at Chechen terrorist attacks on Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if there is no accord,” the article stated.

“I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,” Saudi Prince allegedly told Vladimir Putin.

Yes, the Saudis were so desperate to get the Russians to stand down and allow an attack on Syria that they actually threatened them.  Zero Hedge published some additional details on the meeting between Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan and Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Bandar told Putin, “There are many common values and goals that bring us together, most notably the fight against terrorism and extremism all over the world. Russia, the US, the EU and the Saudis agree on promoting and consolidating international peace and security. The terrorist threat is growing in light of the phenomena spawned by the Arab Spring. We have lost some regimes. And what we got in return were terrorist experiences, as evidenced by the experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the extremist groups in Libya. ... As an example, I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us. These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role or influence in Syria’s political future.”

It is good of the Saudis to admit they control a terrorist organization that "threatens the security" of the Sochi 2014 Olympic games, and that house of Saud uses "in the face of the Syrian regime." Perhaps the next time there is a bombing in Boston by some Chechen-related terrorists, someone can inquire Saudi Arabia what, if anything, they knew about that.

But the piece de resistance is what happened at the end of the dialogue between the two leaders. It was, in not so many words, a threat by Saudi Arabia aimed squarely at Russia:

As soon as Putin finished his speech, Prince Bandar warned that in light of the course of the talks, things were likely to intensify, especially in the Syrian arena, although he appreciated the Russians’ understanding of Saudi Arabia’s position on Egypt and their readiness to support the Egyptian army despite their fears for Egypt's future.

The head of the Saudi intelligence services said that the dispute over the approach to the Syrian issue leads to the conclusion that “there is no escape from the military option, because it is the only currently available choice given that the political settlement ended in stalemate. We believe that the Geneva II Conference will be very difficult in light of this raging situation.”

At the end of the meeting, the Russian and Saudi sides agreed to continue talks, provided that the current meeting remained under wraps. This was before one of the two sides leaked it via the Russian press.

Are you starting to get the picture?

The Saudis are absolutely determined to make this war happen, and they expect us to do the fighting.

And Barack Obama plans to go ahead and attack Syria without the support of the American people or the approval of Congress.

According to a new NBC News poll that was just released, nearly 80 percent of all Americans want Congress to approve a strike on Syria before it happens.

And according to Politico, more than 150 members of Congress have already signed letters demanding that Obama get approval from them before attacking Syria...

Already Thursday, more than 150 members of Congress have signaled their opposition to airstrikes on Syria without a congressional vote. House members circulated two separate letters circulated that were sent to the White House demanding a congressional role before military action takes place. One, authored by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), has more than 150 signatures from Democrats and Republicans. Another, started by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), is signed by 53 Democrats, though many of them also signed Rigell’s letter.

But Obama has already made it perfectly clear that he has no intention of putting this before Congress.

He is absolutely determined to attack Syria, and he is not going to let the U.S. Congress or the American people stop him.

Let's just hope that he doesn't start World War III in the process.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/beth.s.owens1?ref=tn_tnmn Beth

    Dulce et Decorum Est

    by Wilfred Owen

    Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
    Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
    Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
    And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
    Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
    But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
    Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
    Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

    Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling,
    Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
    But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
    And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime…
    Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
    As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

    In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
    He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

    If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
    Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
    And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
    His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
    If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
    Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
    Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
    Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
    My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
    To children ardent for some desperate glory,
    The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
    Pro patria mori.

    • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

      translated into English as: “It is sweet and right to die for your country.”

      • chiswi

        My father would have disagreed.
        Combat Medic 292nd FOB 4th Div. WWII. “Nothing about war is sweet or right to die for.”

  • Tim

    John Kerry’s speech at the State Dept. today was the biggest load of propaganda I’ve ever heard in my life. It reminded me of the unmitigated falsehoods leading up to the (illegal) invasion of Iraq in 2003.

    • PithHelmut

      One has to laugh at Kerry’s fake demonstrations of outrage. It’s a cross between funny and puke-inducing. All of them need to go.

  • K

    Excellent article, yes I do believe the reporting it was the rebels. You did a great job at outlining most of the reasons, and who is behind them. The only thing I would include, is Israel would consider this war in their best interests. Remember the Mossad estimate of Iran having nukes, by late this November. You never want to get to close to such a deadline. Also note the 2 U.S. carriers in the region, are closer to Iran than Syria. Israel might be willing to take some hits, to stop Iran from going nuclear.

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Remember the Mossad estimate of Iran having nukes, by late this November….”
      what year? they been predicting that for year after year after year………
      and it is Israel, which has over 100 nukes, that refuses to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

      • K

        Did I say Mossad was correct? They are about on par, with the CIA. And yet most people for some bizarre reason, believe them. Does Israel have nukes? Yes slightly over 400 by the last estimate I saw. If they did not, they most likely have been overrun by now.

    • Hammerstrike

      Iran have had nukes for years, they are just keeping it a secrete to avoid an Iraq-type blockade.

  • RICHARD

    It reminds me of how Bush got up there and told everyone Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Chances are the terriorsts bombed there own people just to get us in this dumb war.

    • Tim

      Yeah. And then during a White House Correspondents Dinner Bush joked about there being no WMD. Think about all the U.S. soldiers who were killed in that needless war. Many more soldiers lost arms and legs or have severe facial deformities due to IEDs. Many have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and are unable to lead a normal life. And we don’t know how many Iraqi civilians were killed when the U.S. invaded that nation.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Good question. Who benefits the most?

    Well… um..

    The U.S. is a superpower. We can crush Syria like a cockroach if we wanted to. Oh, yes we can.
    But remember this: Where you see one cockroach, there are a thousand others hidden in the walls, under the floors, and in many other places. Take your pick: Russia, Iran, Germany, the Arab Gulf states….

    So what do you do? Call in the pest control company? Umm, we ARE the pest control company!!

    • jaded

      Good analogy.

    • Bosnian Serb

      WOW Your idol Hitler thought the same thing when he attacked the Russians, and Napoleon before him. Only what is different this time is that Russians have the most superior military on this planet. You would know this if you closely followed modernization in which Putin is pouring billions. What rest of the world should think about Americans when they read your comment calling them “cockroaches”….Sad part is that millions of Americans share your opinion.

      • Gay Veteran

        agreed

    • Gay Veteran

      uh, you do realize Russia has nukes?

  • Mondobeyondo

    My biggest fear is… the trip wire is about to be tripped.
    You don’t know where it is. Our politicians have a vague idea of what/where it is. Obama talks about “crossing the red line”. Uh oh, he just stepped over the undeclared orange line. Now what?

    Shall we offer bread and gummi bears to the Syrian civilians? Oops, too late! They’ve all been gassed.

    You are correct. I would be a horrible international diplomat.

    • Jeffrey Razook

      You have to give them M&Ms. They melt in your mouth not in your hand.

  • Mondobeyondo

    “The Saudis are absolutely determined to make this war happen, and they expect us to do the fighting.”

    Why US?? This conflict is in YOUR back yard, not ours.

    YOU do something about it! Don’t push us into your, um, family affairs.

    Y’all even speak Arabic! Yes, all y’all! We don’t, for the most part. Aren’t you all “brothers”, united against whatever cause it is you’re all fighting against? You know, “Muslim Brotherhood” and all that stuff?

    Sounds like a family feud to me!

    • jaxon64

      Remember when shortly after Obama was elected that he went to Saudi Arabia and met with his king? Photographers slipped up and accidentally filmed Obama bowing and humbling himself before the Prince of Arabia..
      There was outrage that the leader of the USA should bow to the leader of another country but I think that this was more than a little snafu–I think that there are deep allegiances here which go way back.
      Again remember, this was a mixed race child from a single mother–usually a formula for a lifetime of poverty and social programs. Instead he constantly received generous backing from powerful people who carefully groomed him to do exactly as he is currently doing—this is all by design, a design that has been in the works for a long time.

    • squashpants

      Then I say, where is Richard Dawson when you need him?

  • ItIsWellWithMySoul

    I am sure that Obama is not doing this “for” Israel as his disposition and attitude toward Israeli leadership has always been smug and down right embarrassing. Obama must look at himself as above God to do something like this without the support of the American people or congressional approval. He has been warned by military officials of this country as well as other countries and yet he can care less. I’m afraid this country is getting what they voted for, A lying blood thirsty communist.

    • 2Gary2

      Its obvious that the politicians only care about the rich and their desires. They do not care about the rest of us and what we think or want.

      • PithHelmut

        Well duh. But what do we do about it? The people I talk to seem to think we have to go by the law. The elites don’t go by the law. Only we schmucks do.

    • Pam Fitting

      let it be

      • Carlos Danger

        All you need is love

    • BonusGift

      I agree that he is sympathetic to muslims (if not one outright); yet why were/are many of his inner circle (Rahm Emmanuel, etc.) and most of his campaign financing Jewish derived? In short, how can the preferred candidate of finance and the media be anything other than what he was intended to be (i.e., a puppet for perceived Jewish interests)?

      • ItIsWellWithMySoul

        As for Rahm Emmanuel he is a democratic politician who would support the devil himself if he was running on a democratic ticket. Some Jews are devoted democrats and I’m sure Obama will use them in any way that he can to get what he wants or to help his agendas. That doesn’t mean he is loyal to them or will go to war for them. On the contrary I have always believed Obama hated Jews by the way he acted when around them. There is something about this upcoming war that is much deeper and unfortunately we have to sit on the sideline and just watch it all go down because our president thinks he can do as he pleases without answering to anyone for his actions. This whole situation makes me sick.

      • Gay Veteran

        “I agree that he is sympathetic to muslims….

        really? he sure is killing a lot with his drones, men, women, children, people who come to the strike site looking to rescue the wounded

        • BonusGift

          He is a psychopath, he kills just about anyone on a whim and if it pleases him, but he clearly has preferences.

          • Andrew Carl

            No, he doesn’t have any sympathies for Muslims. He serves his Israeli masters only, and it’s pretty obvious.

    • PithHelmut

      I can’t get over how the media keeps saying Obama has the authority to go into Syria without Congressional approval. How so? Under what statute?

    • Hammerstrike

      Yeah, that´s important, his behaviour toward israel, a country of 7 millions halfway around the world.

      F…. that, f…. the middle-east, let them handle their own affairs.

  • seth datta

    Who benefits? The bankers, of course.

    The original bankster family, the Rothschilds, made their fortune by fomenting war between the British and Napoleon, and ended up owning Britain through their trickery. Ever since, these banking scum have multiplied to spread to the US and other countries. Most of the world’s banks are centralized. In 2000, the following six countries did not have a central bank:

    Syria

    Iran

    Iraq

    Afghanistan

    North Korea

    Cuba

    Guess which countries we’ve been to war with in recent years. Now there are only four countries remaining:

    Syria

    Iran

    North Korea

    Cuba

    This is a financial end game to get all the central banks to create debt-based money (ie money not tied to the gold standard). Debt-based money makes people slaves to the national debt, which can never be paid off. If you own all the banks through centralised banking, then money has nowhere to run to. Then people are enslaved to this system of banking aka ‘One World Currency’.

    “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

    The BIS is the global bank who regulate all banking in the world, minus the aforementioned 4 countries (as of yet). Once they control ALL the banks through debt-based money, they will instigate their one-World-government. Also, they plan on having primarily Christians (their antithesis and competitors) and other religions to be destroyed, so they may introduce their ‘pure enlightenment of Lucifer’.

    • jokyjo

      You hit the nail on the head. It’s all about money. Always has been, always will be.

    • Ralfine

      I can’t believe that neither Cuba nor North Korea have a central bank.

      • seth datta

        They have one but it is not under control of the ‘elites’.

    • 7Tune

      Holy CRAP that was one HECK of an eye-opener!!!

    • Lennie Pike

      Exactly!

      No other comment ever needs to be made here ever again – yours can be applied as the ultimate comment to any topic discussed on this site.

      I will never comment here again – no need to.

      Thank you.

  • markthetruth

    Move Israel out of the Middle East, Build them a island . This would solve 70% of the problems if not more.

    the end…

    • Jeffrey Razook

      Do you mean put them on an island or pour millions of yards of concrete to actually build an island. Dubai did it. Why not Israel……

      • markthetruth

        Exactly !!! they will never ever have peace where they are , and as the world could see are not wanted there.

        the end…

    • Makati1

      Maybe we should move the people off of the islands that are being submerged by the rising ocean and give it to the Israelis. Let their god hold back the sea for them like he supposedly did for them long ago. If he cannot, they can feed the sharks.

      Oh, and take away their foreign aid and their illegal nukes.

      • jaxon64

        Why don’t you just put them on trains Makati and send them to Dachau?–sounds like where your thoughts are leading sicko

      • chiswi

        Anti-semitic F-ck!!!!

    • krinks

      Moron. The leader of Hezbollah and Hamas are on record as saying they are glad that Israel exists. This way they don’t have to chase Jews down to the ends of the Earth to kill them all.

      • jox

        I cannot believe it. Do you have a source or link to support your sentence? Please, we already have an enormous pile of lies generating hate and violence, don’t add more.

        • krinks

          Go to MEMRITV.ORG. Click on any country tab and you’ll find the most vile anti-Semitic videos from Islamic TV across the Middle East.
          The Palestinian Authority runs children’s programs in which 6 year olds sings songs glorifying violence against Jews and how they can’t wait to grow up and do it themselves.

    • jaxon64

      this is one of the stupidest comments I’ve ever read at this site. You mean that the existence of Israel is why Sunnis kill Shiites? Why Sudan split into 2 seperate countries? Why Egypt is on the brink of a full blown civil war? Why daily bombings within Iraq? Why Iran and Iraq went to war? Why Saudi and Qatar fund Al Quaeda attacks in Libya, Syria, Pakistan etc? India and Pakistan have nukes pointing at eachother and have been battling over Bangladesh for most of my lifetime–you actually believe that this has something to do with a tiny spot of land that is .5% of the entire size of the middle east? 1.2 billion muslims are causing global unrest continually because of 5 million Israelis?………I give up, the world is just nuts.
      I read others who always say, “it’s the jews”…they can’t grasp the difference between the nation of Israel and the global bankers of Jewish ancestry. The bankers-regardless of their ethnicity- have little care or concern about Israel ( other than as a chip on the board of economic globalism).
      That is the equivalent of linking black americans with events in Africa–it is just ridiculous…I’m done with rebutting ignorance. I don’t know why I even respond to this–this is a “heart hatred” and logic and facts won’t change a person’s hate…..

      • ItIsWellWithMySoul

        I agree with you 100%

      • chiswi

        Well said!

      • GSOB

        ditto, example – I read others who blur the distinction between the Roman Catholic Church and The Catholic Church.

      • Hammerstrike

        If anyone is anti-jew, it is you, by wanting them in that region!

    • chiswi

      Markthistruth
      your an idiot

  • Boo-urns

    Screw Syria, screw Saudi Arabia, screw Israel, screw the entire middle east. We have no reason to be meddling in their affairs, or getting involved in this or any other conflict for any reason.

    • 2Gary2

      amen brother!

    • Guest

      good

    • Mondobeyondo

      And the Middle Eastern countries may very well say, “Screw America”.

      • Boo-urns

        The sooner the better. I don’t want to be their friend, I don’t want to be their ally, I don’t want to be their support system and I don’t want to be their customer.

      • SafetyViking

        Oh my…well…we wouldn’t want THAT, now would we?

        Pfft….

    • BonusGift

      Exactly; and the Founders would concur. Cui bono indeed. No doubt the mostly Sunni Saudis hate the mostly Shiite Iranians and related groups (and given that Syria is controlled by Shiites they hate Assad and company); but does anyone really believe that this ‘civil war’ largely driven thus far by Al Qaida and related supporters could even happen without Israeli (and by extension the U.S.) aiding and abetting the ‘rebels’, or at least turning the other way? If you do please simply look at a map and ask yourself: Who borders Syria? Answer: Not Saudi Arabia. The countries that border it are: Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. It is impossible to get weapons and ‘rebels’ in and out of there without direct help from those countries and/or countries that control those countries. Again, who controls and/or is allied with those countries? Then after you answer that, ask the deeper question of why Israel wants this (also remember they annexed part of Syria)? Cui bono indeed, it sure isn’t in our interest but yet it happened, hum I wonder why?

      • chiswi

        Please remember Israel annexed nothing! They were attacked and reaped the rewards of winning a war they did not start, during their highest of holy days. Your assumptions are ridiculous and unfounded.

    • jaxon64

      Michael–how about this for a prediction….
      Obama continues on with the insanity and strikes Syria… Assad, Iran and Hezzbolah almost immediately start raing rockets into Israel which are too plentiful for even Iron Dome to handle and at least one carries some type of chemical or biological agent.
      Israel ends Damascus.
      Damascus, the longest continuously populated city on the planet ceases to exist with one tactical strike………
      The world pauses in horror and shock as the reality of the precipice we stand on becomes clear–all nuclear countries are at highest alert and readied–but the horror of what was damascus causes all to cease and desist…
      The world comes to the table to “resolve things” ( as with the economic crisis here in america it will just be bandaids and not fixes).
      We may see Israel go to the table and give concessions to the people in gaza for statehood–Israel may become a “country without walls” and living in ( fake and temporary) peace….
      However this may be the end to this chapter but the lull won’t be for long….eventually there will be a united group from Iran, Lebanon, Libya and yes Russia ( syria was their ally after all)..who come against Israel together…….
      …………..to be continued………….

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        I think that you are definitely on the right track. But I would add in an extra Middle Eastern conflict before Russia gets involved. :)

        Michael

        • markthetruth

          Michael Sound Famier

      • chipkinsitka

        Ah but you forget about God. Who as yet to turn his back on the chosen people and nation. If we keep an open mind and follow the prophecies in the bible. You might want to check on your heavenly passport for your eternal soul!! If not then C’est la vie.

        • Hammerstrike

          Turned back on the “choosen” people since + 2 milleniums, when Josuah was born it was a part of the Roman empire.

          When they revolted, they lost.

    • roseof13

      You might not want to, but your country is totally dependent on Saudi Arabia linking oil sales to the dollar. They are about to change to a new pan-arabic currency called the “Gulfo” and then you can kiss your country goodbye. This is why Obama panders to them- it’s about your economy’s ability to survive at all. No petrodollar= no American economy.

  • erheault

    Just think of the damage the Clown Prince can do to our nation with his remaning 3 years. Yep we got the government we deserve.

  • 11Hotel

    Yes, war is hell and all military actions are fraught with risks, but
    sometimes inaction can be even worse; e.g. the Neville Chamberlin doctrine. This
    combat arms veteran is no “Neocon”, nor supporter of Comrade Barry, but the best
    outcome the U.S. and Israel can hope for from a limited reprisal is that a weakened
    Assad regime will leave Syria mired in a protracted standoff with the rebels.

    This will give Israel some breathing room as far as Syria is concerned and also
    weaken Iran’s proxy support for terrorists like Hezbollah and Hamas via
    Syria. At the same time, it may also give the U.S. and Israel the needed excuse
    to exercise military action against Iran for crossing the “red line” of their
    nuclear weapons development. My advice is to pray for the best and prepare for
    the worst…

  • Syrin

    Who benefits? All of the following:

    -Obama
    -Central Banks
    -The Chair Satan
    -DHS/ CIA/ TSA
    -Soros

    • squashpants

      “The Chair Satan”? Who is that, Mattress Mac? (Only Houstonians will understand that joke)

    • Ralfine

      Which weapons will be used and who makes these weapons?

      Who sold them to the taxpayer, and who will sell replacements?

  • uh-huh

    This is what I sent my congressman today — my summary of the theory of happened with Benghazi and Syria gleaned from the internet:

    Dear Congressman:

    I have to ask the elephant-in-the-room question regarding the current situation
    of Syria/Benghazi:

    How is it possible that with ALL the resources that America has in terms of
    intel, that there still is such a mystery AFTER A YEAR surrounding who killed
    Ambassador Stevens and why…..YET in only a few days, Secretary of State Kerry
    knows exactly how, where, and why these Syrian people were gassed? How
    can your intel resources be so amazingly fast and “accurate” on one
    hand and so totally and completely inept on the other? — it smells badly of a
    cover-up in both instances.

    For those who are clueless on the Hill and for giggles, let me summarize the
    following theory using what is freely available and is based on what I and a
    zillion other people have gleaned off the net:

    Per Obama’s instructions, CIA was gun running through Libya to the Al-Qaeda
    Syrian rebels (treason, by the way)…assorted people saw an opportunity and
    stormed the Embassy. When this attack occurred, Obama panicked and
    played, “Who, me?” (or was it cards he was playing), ordering our
    military to stand down, giving Ambassador Stevens over to the wolves and
    allowing him to be killed (no witnesses) to try to place the blame of the
    attack on a video (how lame an excuse that was) and covering up what actually
    was going on, but as a result, a whole bunch of really bad guys got their hands
    on some serious weaponry, i.e., rockets, assorted WMDs, etc., which are
    “missing.”

    Since that time, Saudi Arabia’s royalty, who are closely tied to our
    government, who absolutely hate Assad, and who is funding the Al-Qaeda
    anti-Syrian rebels, provided said WMDS (gas rockets) to the rebels, who either
    didn’t know what they were doing and seriously messed up or did exactly what
    they were supposed to do (in actuality, either way, the end result was the
    same) = Obama’s excuse to bomb, which will allow Saudi-backed Al-Qaeda to finish
    the job.

    So in summary, Assad, while undoubtedly a sadistic despot, who was winning the
    war and had nothing to gain by gassing what amounts to a few people (in terms
    of country’s population) and everything to lose by doing so, SUPPOSEDLY ordered
    this? I got a nice bridge to sell, if you interested.

    Geesh, if a little old lady (me) can figure all this stuff out in BFE only
    using her available internet resources at hand, why can’t you guys figure out
    who’s doing what to whom? There are thousands of Americans who know and
    believe the same thing — Google away.

    My last question is WHY does Emperor Obama keep tossing his Secretaries of
    State under the bus in terms of delivering these lies to the American
    people? Plausible denial went out the window with Nixon.

    Respectfully,

    • Gerry Hiles

      My only dispute is this: Assad is NOT an ” undoubtedly a sadistic despot”.

      Who told you that? Only Washington and the MSM.

      In fact he was a London eye surgeon who never wanted to be the President of Syria, but his older brother died and he found himself landed, though not expecting the attack by Washington which had been planned since the late 1990s – see PNAC and Google Wesley Clark.

      In fact Assad had been introducing democratic reforms and IN FACT, under his leadership, Sunnis, Shias, Christians and even Jews lived in harmony until a couple of years ago.

      Don’t you get the theme yet?

      Saddam Hussein was demonized before secular Iraq was destroyed. Ditto Muamar Qadafi, or go back further to Milosovich, or however many other ‘demons’ Washington has cited for many decades … Ho Chi Minh, anyone; or Ronnie Rayguns general “Evil Empire”.

      Please try to understand that even if some of these ‘demons’ might have been actually evil, e.g, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, you and others have been duped for decades, by Washington, into almost countless wars, simply with the ploy demonizing the head of state of a country that Washington wants to destroy.

      This way even those opposed to wars introduce such subversive phrases as yours: ” undoubtedly a sadistic despot”.

      • Jo6pac

        Thanks even the Kurds weren’t bothered by Assad.

        • myrna652

          as Kenneth implied I’m taken by surprise that some people able to get paid $5300 in one month on the internet. try this w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

      • Uh-huh

        I understand your thoughts; however, 100,000 have been killed…I consider Obama a sadistic despot also.

      • Uh-huh

        I set the bar for “sadistic despot” low

      • Uh-huh

        Sorry, many more thoughts as the minutes pass — Hitler wanted to be an artist and it was not until he was denied entrance to art school that he set his path towards genocide.

        Assad may have been a gentle man at the beginning and a healer, but he is NOT now.

        You cannot have ordered so many deaths and then claim to be a man of peace OR a good leader. You cannot order drone attacks on innocents and deserve your Nobel Peace Prize. You cannot profess to be artist, yet give orders that claim the lives of more than 13 million people.

        You and every one else on this planet decide every day the kind of man or woman you will be THAT day, and your decisions accumulate….if I spent 5 years as a doctor and then gave the orders that claimed 100,000 lives in a country in a civil war, am I a good man? This is NOT giving orders to defeat a foreign attacker. This is in your own home against your own people.

        Assad could have said, “No,” — his father had more sons to chose from, yet he did not and Assad continues to order deaths.

        So while you judge me as being duped, my eyes are open and my mind is free….free from worrying about what you think or he thinks or she thinks — how many of you would have the courage to even write the letter I did? Much easier to say: “What good will it do – we are already lost.” But if I am sent to my maker, it will not be while groveling on my knees.

        • Peter Campbell

          Sorry, but you have no idea what you are talking about and instead spreading damnable lies about a man you know nothing about. Yes say that 100,000 have been killed. That’s true, but Assad is not responsible for any of those deaths, but the foreign mercenary terrorists. I’m afraid any if these facts won’t change your mind and you will continue to spread your lies

          • PithHelmut

            Don’t patronize, educate. But you simply disparaged without giving any backing. Assad is not responsible for the death? Oh really?

          • uh-huh

            I hear ya, PH — sometimes you hope that they will be like the “blind squirrel” that finds a nut, then you realize they are just NUTS!!

          • PithHelmut

            I really think men are deficient in logical thinking. That in their need to get their urges met, they will sacrifice everything, even the planet they live on. What would you do with the sociopaths uh-huh when the world turns round and humanity rises to their sparkling occasion?

        • Hank

          Much like George Bush, recovered alcoholic and good wholesame born again christian? Yet responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands in Iraq and propbably 1100 of his own citizens? All in the name of oil and expanding is own wealth. Our leaders are just as bad if not worse as Assad. This war is a farce, just like the ones before. The devils greatest trick was to convince man he does not exist.

        • guest

          BRAVO!!

        • Aaron

          More of the holohoax nonsense to compare Assad to, I love your Jewish propaganda!

      • Syria_Lover

        You are so right. I admire your accurately pointing out the truth. Having lived in Damascus for an year, I can tell you the people in Syria LOVE Assad. Noone is against him. I have no idea whats gonna happen, but whatever it will be, it will be very wrong. I know syria as a peace loving friendly country with wonderful people, including Assad

    • markthetruth

      Why do you think he has no support from anyone . He’s become a deadly Virus.

      the end…

    • squashpants

      “Well, you see, since Benghazi, and thanks to Pres. Obama’s devoting quick action to fortifying our intelligence assets, we are able to assess a situation and determine the key facts of the situation much more quickly and accurately than before. In the case of Benghazi, our intelligence agencies were still hampered by the legacy of the prior administration’s oversight.”

      • da_truth36

        Still blaming Bush, after 5 years. SMH.

        • squashpants

          Not me. This is what I imagine the administration would be telling the MSM.

    • markthetruth

      Congress you chicken sh^ts, don’t call his bluff !!! Listen to the people who put you in office and VOTE NO don’t be the suckers responsible for a MESS.

      “”"” Quote form Ch 2 News Elizabeth Palmer the only American news Correspondent in Damascus Ask about the mood there ” they are afraid of an all out all out Assault on the city by the Rebel Forces !!! not Assad !

      the end…

    • Peace Anger

      Great letter but you are writing to people who are behind the agenda, agenda 21 to kill off 90% of the world’s population who all work for the Bilderberg machine who are NOT listening to any constituents. The only option for the citizens of America to NOT spend their lives in FEMA concentration camps is to take back the nation themselves and like Michael says. “Americans are far more involved in the lives of entertainers and actors like Miley Cyrus to have a clue what is happening in the world.”

      America is an ostrich nation who refuse to know and accept the truth. Lots of whistle blowers from DHS and our active military are all over youtube telling ppl. to take their money out of banks NOW because the busses to the camps are coming in September or October of this year to take everyone away according to the plans of agenda 21 and the New World Order installation in the US.

      To ask a legislator to help is an effort in futility. THEY do know what is happening as this is more than a hundred year old plan to create the NWO starting in the US and everything they have done for more than a hundred years is to move that forward.

      Obama has moved more than 3 million NATO, UN, Chinese and Russian troops into the US for this proposed take over and they are telling civilians all over the nation they are here to take over the US on behalf of the US government and that all roads lead to the concentration camps. PERIOD

      Our US troops are training the foreign troops in broad daylight all over the nation. JUST finished a big hoopla of training in San Diego where the people watched and cheered.

      THEY are telling the public these “drills” and training with foreign troops is for the purpose of fighting terrorists and that is true. THEY plan to act on domestic terrorists and that includes all US citizens.

      Obama passed the NDAA act of 2011 that lists 400 reasons a citizen can be deemed a “domestic terrorist” that includes everyone of us in one way or the other.

      People are being arrested nationwide because of this Act for collecting rainwater in a barrel, for stockpiling more than a 7 day supply of food, ammo or water, for holding prayer meetings in their homes, for growing veges or fruits to sell to the public NOT using the poisonous GMO seeds and ALL our former war vets are labeled as ” domestic terrorists” “enemies of the state” and “psychotic” by this act and are disappearing to the camps all over the nation.

      America is OVER and IF you can get out the you should. CHECK out expats sites. THERE is peace, better health care and you can live for a third of what it takes to live today in the US in many Central American and South American and Canadian and tropical islands worldwide. Canada signed onto Agenda 21 as did all the nations of the world BUT after all the US citizens are hauled off to the camps it will be much harder to haul off the Aussies and Canadians and if you are older like me it will not happen in your lifetime. One of the ways our military snitches believe they may lure you into a camp will be with roadblocks in which you will literally be driven into them. The other way will be to bring troops up and down the streets taking ppl away in the night after imposing martial law with ALL these troops. So either get out or prepare to kill your whole family as they march down your block (as our troops did in NOLA during Katrina) as they come to take you away forever.

      THIS is no false flag. THIS is the real thing. God Bless and keep you.

      • Harley

        So the trucks are coming in Sept or Oct? And you know this how?

        • Hank

          The Illuminati reefer madness instruction guide ofcourse, duhhh …

        • peace angel

          Forty years of watching it and documenting it from an insider DC position AND as I said, this info all over the internet from our active duty or inactive military and from LEO nationwide who are interacting with the military planners. Over the past 20 years I have developed MANY military contacts due to the fact that I do online counseling for our war vets since vietnam for free. Many of them are still active and have websites under various names who are whistle blowing what is coming up next.

          You can see the movement of the foreign troops and the creation of the Red Zones all over youtube in real life.You can see foreign troops in American military gear doing drills all over the nation on the internet in the news. You can see the proof that 3 million foreign troops landed in southern Cali and other states. And it’s Peace Angel===I mistyped.

      • DownWithLibs

        Wait! What did Miley Cyrus do?

    • PithHelmut

      Dear uh-huh. I know why they can’t figure it out – they are men! Men do this type of thing war, it’s part of their makeup. Ever seen women smashing each other up with weapons and tanks? No neither have I. We women need to take over the world you know. The guys are a danger to us and themselves. Note this face: men are responsible for 97% of violent crime. Women have just as much access to weapons as men but do you ever see a woman going ballistic killing people in cinemas and malls? Not that it can never happen, and not that women don’t also rule violently, it’s just the degree is so much lower and hence safer. Nonetheless, powerful women have always only ruled in a man’s framework. We need to reverse that and build a women’s framework with a few men in power. I have nothing against men, just don’t like drinking the power-testosterone cocktail. it’s just not a good mix.

      • Blomsoy

        There are some scary women too;
        like Hillary Clinton. If she had been armed when she hissed “What difference does that make ?!” someone would be dead now.

    • elizabeth

      It is amazing with our intelligence how 9/11 could have happened on US soil under the Bush regime.

  • Makati1

    Perhaps they will not be so happy when Iranian missiles rain down on their oil ports and facilities…

    • Adrian

      Or when Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz. Has everybody forgotten the Arab Oil embargo? It was before I was even born, but I still know about the problems it caused!

  • Chris2

    What about the innocent civilians involved? Looks like the article conveniently overlooked that issue.

    • Adrian

      They may have been killed by the rebels with chemical weapons. If Obama has such an airtight case that the regime used weapons, why not present it to the world? I didn’t fall for Iraq 2003, and I’m not falling for Syria 2013.

    • jaxon64

      just like 99% of the civilians here in the US–they just want to live peacefully, enjoy their families and live their lives free of the constant crises( criseses?) that governments create……..

  • davidmpark

    Okay, so we know who the major players are and their intents. Good, so we know where we stand (in deep #$%&).

    There are tiny few good outcomes at this point. The time to resolve this I think, after a lot of research and Mike’s recent articles, the time to get this resolved ended over 20 years ago. We have to prepare for a lot of pain and a massive fight.

    If Obama orders the missiles fired at Damascus and other targets, then what Mike said here comes to pass. If Obama doesn’t… that’s a whole can of worms also. Only four ways would truly ensure that it ends peacefully for all of us in the US: The states convene a constitutional convention to vote on limiting the Presidents authorities and powers before a missile strike is made; the Congress makes similar votes; a major natural disaster cuts off DC from the mainland and isolates them all for several months; or God Himself intervenes on our behalf and stops all this foolishness.

    If there is an impeachment without Congress or the states limiting presidential powers and authority first, I firmly believe that Obama and his branch will make a power play and attack us all in numerous ways. He can close down federal penitentiaries and let loose thousands of hardened criminals and terrorists. He can cut federal funding for the states and that would ruin a lot of local economies (Utah would suffer a lot if that happens). He can try a number of schemes and backdoor coups. There’s a lot that would happen.

    If Obama does draw us all into a total war and is publicly blamed for it, he would do the same things to punish people for not giving him kudos and praise for being a big boy.

    And even if he isn’t blamed and we go to total war, the resulting economic collapse will do in a lot of people anyway.

    At the same time, the federal bureaucrats and their crony’s have way too much power, and they don’t want to limit any of it. Any constitutional action to limit them would most certainly bring their wrath on, in their view, the “treasonous usurpers” and punishments would reign down on all of us.

    We are in a very bad situation right now as a nation. Only a select handful of solutions will work at this point and would need the coordination and actions of too many people for it to work.

    We need a miracle right now…

  • Heretic Historian

    This was written like a naive ten-year-old that thinks that there really are sovereign nations, and this is like some sort of board game like Risk. Cui Bono? Same as it ever was… the war makers are the money changers.

    Public support for this campaign is at a record low. Expect an “event” to convince the American people of the error of their peacefulness. September is a big month historically for the rituals of this ilk. Beware.

    • Gay Veteran

      yes, an “attack” in the U.S.
      see “V for Vendetta”

  • Richard

    Again, the Americans are just a bunch of overgrown children. They have no discipline and no sense at all of reality. They are bullies and they have a lot of very expensive and dangerous toys. They are itching to use them. They have lost all their fights since WW2 and they want to show Mummy and Daddy (whoever they are) that they really can win… yes, really, really… I mean it. We can do it, Mom and Pop. Please. give us another chance. We can do it. Please!!!
    The United States of America is the most dangerous country the world has ever known. A bunch of fat, stupid ignoramuses with bad toys who are spoiling for a fight with anyone.
    Fear these people. If you live in their playground, get out! They will be sorely punished and you don’t have to be a victim.

  • Kevin

    You repubtards…need to get your message strait…Obummmer isn’t doin enuff….now he is (sayin) and that is to much….Bunch of dumb-asses

  • Kevin

    Did I forget to say…I’m An Indi….but I think The tards are too far gone

  • zardoz911

    Syria will prove to be another paper tiger like all arab countrys. what will we get from Qatar and the Saudis…no matter what, the oil must flow…

    • trumpsahead

      Maybe they’ll support our paper dollars. Our govt killed Saddam Hussein and Qhadafi because they didn’t want to accept American fiat paper, right?

  • nojoke6654

    Nothings going to happen. We should be more concerned about the economy and Fukushima. The economy being having access to food and water. And Fukushima because it is the most environmentally destructive disaster ever caused by mans insatiable appetite for energy. Just to keep this abomination going. When will we get real?

  • krinks

    It is nice to see things explained that doesn’t blame Israel and admits Israel is the victim in all of this.

  • tray2000

    hey Detroit is starting to look like a third world country,.. lets give them billions in foreign aid

  • Mf

    The rothchilds benefit with control of the central bank in Syria. Iran is next.

  • smallergovnow

    Impeach Obama!

  • writeheiney

    It’s my understanding that “Saudi” Arabia is a country created by the US government. The story goes that the Saudi family was installed to rule this part of the Middle East under direction from elements in the US government. So what we have here is an extension of the US organized crime syndicate a/k/a “US Federal Government”. These two entities work together to promote their mutual “interests”.

  • SafetyViking

    Trust me…

    I’ve SEEN the Saudi military…passed their checkpoints many times. These cats were too busy texting to notice anything awry. They couldn’t win a war even if the other side didn’t show up…

  • Tosheba

    Barry, go back to community organizing, maybe you can handle that. ‘A limited military strike’ is like being a ‘little bit pregnant’.

  • chris

    Michael the USA is fighting this war for Saudi Arabia and Israel, you are partly right. We know if Syria goes down Iran is the next up to be squashed and we know Israel and Saudi hate Iran for several reasons.
    Why would the USA send it’s soldiers to kill and die for another country or countries on the basis of lies? I would say those countries must have a pretty strong stranglehold over the USA (and others). In the case of Saudi it is likely to be oil and money. Do you think the USA prostituted itself to Saudi Arabia many years ago as part of an agreement for them to supply oil sold in Dollars? The agreement also included allowing the USA to become Islamified with mosques and for the USA to fight for Islamic jihadists funded by Saudi Arabia possibly.
    Your thoughts?

  • chris

    A policeman/cop who acts outside the law, selectively applies judgement when choosing to condemn the atrocities of friends or enemies, who fights wars for another country and who knowingly uses false evidence to get a conviction is best described as a bent cop.
    The USA is the worlds BENT COP.

  • stacky512a

    Kinda hope he does start WWIII. Might put an end to our war mongering that is allowed by our populace.

  • Seen2013

    “Let’s just hope that he doesn’t start World War III in the process.”

    On this one, there’s not much hope that World War III is very likely.

    Saudi Arabia has always been the power that determines the West’s fate. In the global balance of power, it doesn’t possess tempo/moment but rather wields the balance of power. Consider, the US’s debt and deficit spending is dependent on Saudi Arabia’s lead in continuing the necessary demand for US Dollars through the OPEC Treaty. The US is being leveraged to carry out Saudi Arabia’s national interests to continue the US Dollar’s world’s reserve currency status or Western controlled world’s currency. China is Saudi Arabia’s largest oil importer now.. If the US refuses or fails to conduct itself, it grants China leverage to expand its trade agreements dropping the US Dollar in denominated trade with their own currencies and previous metals like gold.
    Even without the domestic turmoil the US Dollar’s dissolvement would cause, this alters the global balance of power.

    Does anyone truly believe that the financial elites will allow their bread and butter to be destroyed for barter rather than a currency they control?

  • xander cross

    It’s Israel that want this war, not Saudi Arabia. I noticed that this article makes Israel the victim when in fact, they are controlling the outcome.

    • Boo-urns

      As usual. Despite the fact that for some unknown reason America adores Israel despite getting NOTHING in return but grief, they are manipulators and just as much a scourge on the world as the other middle east states. Let ‘em all rot, I say.

  • xander cross

    So congress get to vote in Syria.

  • DJohn1

    I notice President (Fox) Obama has thrown the responsibility on to the Congress to make a decision on war with Syria. That was probably the smartest move of your Presidency, Mr. President.

    I also noticed that they will not make a decision right away. They want to wait two weeks while Congress comes back into session. Wars seldom wait on legislatures. They need to s**t or get off the pot now.
    But either way they vote, the President has put it in their hands to make the decision. He is off the hook.
    This is a no win decision either way they vote.
    These congress people put their feet in their mouths and now he is telling them to put up or shut up in so many words.
    If something bad happens in the meantime, it is Congress People’s fault for stalling when a crucial decision was necessary.
    If we go to war, it is on the President’s recommendation and it becomes his fault.
    If we don’t go to war, and it all goes down hill, it is the Congress’s fault. But if they voted to go to war they share the blame.

    • K

      I suspect with the passage of time, and more stories coming out that it was the rebels, that set off the gas. Congress may never even take up the matter. They will have to come up with a new reason, lets’ hope it takes a while.

  • 2Gary2

    the real question is: Who cares who used the chemical weapons? it has
    nothing to do with the United States, and while people starve and live
    on the streets here, the economy is horrific, races are as divided like
    it was the ’50s again our government wants to cost untold more American
    lives and spend countless more billions of dollars to fight a war in yet
    another Middle Eastern hell hole.

    • Tobias Smith

      send all the bombs to gary’s house and every other lib we can think of

      • Hammerstrike

        Go to the closest saudi or israeli embassy, volunteer yourself as a martyr for either side, the world is better off.

  • Ralfine

    Well, one more reason to reduce dependency on energy from oil.

  • FounderChurch

    SHIA IS THE ENTIRE PROBLEM both in Syria and in the world, and therefore it is Shia that must be destroyed in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Iran and wherever it shows its face, which is lots and lots of places.

    Sunni terrorists are far less dangerous and far more easily handled than Shiite terrorists. Shiites are smart, and therefore they push Sunnis, and Sunni Governments everywhere to be far more militant and violent than they would otherwise be. Wahhabi arose in Arabia to counter Shia pressure and influence, just to give one example.

    Shiites are comparable to Communists during the Cold War. That is the best description of them. They are effectively Communist Arabs and Muslims, and work night and day to subvert and radicalize every Muslim state they can touch.

    They are busy undermining every single Gulf State for example, and that includes the Saudis as well.

    This is the real over arching reason we must intervene in Syria and take the side of the Sunnis there. Anyone who doesn’t understand this simple but powerful truth doesn’t understand ANYTHING.

    Shia Took over Iran, and thereby became such a threat to Iraq that they produced Saddam and his excesses that were trying to counter them.

    Then they destabilized Lebanon, and took over Syria and the Gaza strip. The whole Muslim world is problematic, it is true, but targeting Shia is where we have to start to defuse it. Our policy has to start somewhere and that is where it must start, any other approach is completely disastrous. For every reason anyone can give as to why we should not be involved I can give two reasons we must be involved.

    I can present much more evidence to support what I am saying, if anyone is interested.

    Michael, we all love him, is not right on this one, nor on the homeless question he raised a day ago, but who is right on everything?

    These two issues are the only two I have seen him be wrong on, and even on these his analysis is very educational and helpful, though his conclusions are not IMO the right ones.

    Of course O-Bumbler will screw up anything he touches, but our whole CIA apparatus are on the ground doing what needs to be done as we speak, hundreds of them, if not many more and we can’t stab them in the back either.

    All our allies in the ME are also on board so just from a practical point of view we need to involve ourselves to win this. Our staying out only helps China,, Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and all our enemies who wish us failure,

    Remember there a large Shiite minorities in nearly every Arab and Muslim state, who are busy undermining all those states.

    SHIA IS THE ENEMY,
    WE MUST REMEMBER THAT.

    • GSOB

      Jesus Christ

      • FounderChurch

        All of this childish chatter is irrelevant. The dye has already been cast, and cast wisely. If America is not to use its super power, then we ought not to have it, and some other nation will become the next superpower by default.

        Do any of you Nervous Nellies out there want China or Russia as the arbiter of the world order? I think not.

        Well, America is not perfect, and we are beset by our own litany of problems domestically, but we are the only SuperPower because there has to be an order keeper in the world, and “WE IS IT.”

        NOTE: Our domestic problems are NOT because we are involved internationally as the world’s go to peacekeeper. In fact our domestic problems would be far worse were we not the world’s only superpower.

  • Shurjeel

    I believe every state should focus more on resolving internal issues first. Such acts are clearly attempts to run away from own problems like poverty, jobs, health and security etc. I believe in making my home secure rather then traveling to other countries and spending tax payer’s money and achieving nothing except bloodshed.

    What US achieved out of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan is still a question. And still I don’t see a sense.

    May Allah give wisdom to idiots and protection to humanity.

  • piccadillybabe

    You might say the Saudi’s have the US exactly where they want us, fighting their war. They will just sit back and do a lot of laughing I suspect and no doubt shoot some strategically placed missles to thwart our efforts. Let’s hope congress puts this war plan in the gutter where it belongs.

  • Ah Well

    High time for Yank simpletons to stop being so uppity and understand that for Europeans they are just uncouth country bumpkins, and for the rest of the world, an enemy.

  • Adrian

    One wonders why our country always uses a policy of belligerence towards the ME rather than peace and fairplay. Why not stay out of their internal politics, serve as an honest broker re: the Israeli-Palestinian issue, meaning pressure the Israelis to end the illegal occupations since 1967, and trade with the region? This seems an approach that would be far more beneficial to all involved rather than dropping bombs, changing regimes, invading, occupying, and pillaging the states in the region.

  • ian

    it’s ok all you obama haters. He is backing off. The apocalypse you are wishing for is still not coming. Go back to wishing for an economic collapse. War is averted.

  • karpiu

    Syria attack syria – USA offence oO ?

  • Carlos Danger

    Obama has turned our country into the laughingstock of the world.

  • Chuck Rogers

    His third to last sentence reveals all I need to know about the author… he obviously is paid by the word. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t make a cogent argument for his theories, does it?

    • Carlos Danger

      So he’s putting it before congress then pulling the trigger regardless of the outcome. It’s not theoretical. he is not going to let the U.S. Congress, the UN or the American people stop him. He made that pretty clear.

      • Louise in MO

        I’m not so sure. One could tell that Obama was very angry when he spoke. I don’t think it was anger directed towards Syria; I think it was towards the American people and the Congress. Both do not want to engage Syria.

        Obama knows that he will lose the debate. If he goes ahead and bombs Syria, a majority of Americans will lose their love for the “one.” Should it escalate as Michael wrote in this article, Americans will turn against the President.

  • John Eadie

    Well at this point he *is* turning responsibility over to Congress, so possibly deeper / lengthier thinking may win out. Must say, this Saudi analysis seems to be right, minimally from the ‘cui bono’ question. Why these Saudis are so evil is, I guess, a psychiatric question, that I’d like to have an analysis of ..

  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    It is absolutely insane that we are allying ourselves with those rebels.

    Michael

  • Colin

    When speaking about Saudi Arabia, I think it is important to mention that this country is home to the holiest site in Islam, and who controls this site is a matter of religious and political importance. Whenever the government of Saudi Arabia gets involved in an international affairs, I think it is important to recognize that the future of Mecca is in the calculations.

  • A D

    News for you OIL is naturally occurring, GOD created the universe with everything in it. All of the garbage about evolution where are the fossils, why would you have dino bones and NOTHING in between??? Also, if OIL was from ‘fossils’ it is interesting of the Dino skeletons ‘intact’. OIL does not run out, no different than AIR is there an ‘air’ shortage now don’t breath or run we are going to run out… Anything for ‘man’ in his worldly wisdom to HORDE resources period.

  • A D

    Electric cars the biggest joke/fraud they are made from OIL all of the plastic/paint/seats/batteries. The Power Grid is crumbling, it cannot even handle the load today. ECO-Nazis will not allow any new reactors to be built, no dams NOTHING. Good luck on the electric pipe dream, I guess you need to buy a bike that is King Ohbama’s plan like CHINA.

  • A D

    GOD is in control, mere man and his feeble ‘worldly’ fallen wisdom has a divided mind full of stupidity.

  • squashpants

    Your comments are interesting, informative (to a degree), and entertaining, and I love reading them. But I have to chuckle because each of us has this opinion about what will happen, and who or what is behind these events, and we are so absolutely sure of what will or will not happen. When actually what actually happens will probably surprise the hell out of all of us. I am just in a wait and see mode now, because it is fascinating to see how things roll out in the real world. Remember the Serenity Prayer, Folks.

  • Killer Virus

    News Update: Syrians caught trying to purchase ketchup from and undercover CIA agent in Iran. Kerry pleads with Obama for military intervention.

  • TG

    Dale Gavlak is a woman.

  • http://actresspakistannews.blogspot.com/ Nadia shah

    Wars are always affecting economy to some extent. the news about this war had already affected oil prices.Don’t know what will happen when it starts

  • Tobias Smith

    you haven’t published a new article in almost a week, I am having some sort of withdrawal,

    Please help!

  • Lennie Pike

    For the first time ever, the actual reason for endless war is being heavilly alluded to by journalists and government (John Kerry) – by mentioning the actual words “New World Order” and that Iran and North Korea will be the next to be attacked.

    The evidence is so strong that Assad did not use chemical weapons that the actual reason has to be alluded to for the benefit of would-be globalist sympathizers. They will continue on with the same lies of blaming terrorists for the benefit of the sheeple.

    These Fascist Humanist Globalists at the present time do not have the courage or stupidity to say that the Russians and Constitution loving Americans are the last on the list to be attacked.

    Saudi Arabia?!!! Are you one of them?

  • Standung

    “It will not be good for Israel, it will not be good for Syria, it will not be good for Iran and it will not be good for Hezbollah.”

    B.S. it will be very good for Israel. You are purposely trying to divert attention away from the benefit to Israel.

  • cpgone

    Who? The military industrial complex and all its latch key slime.Many have tried to warn us of this.

  • Louise in MO

    Reading this on 9/1/13 Obama spoke yesterday and said he will wait for Congress to return, debate, and then vote on whether to strike Syria. So, this changes many of the points made in this article.

    I would be interested in an up-to-date article that would spread further light on this topic.

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Carlos Danger

      He said he has the authority, and has made the decision to drop bombs on Syria. He will let congress vote before he begins the attack. Little has changed.

      • FounderChurch

        You have it exactly right. A dash of common sense always helps those with high fevers.

    • FounderChurch

      READ ME!

  • PlatosAllegoryoftheCave

    This is what the Saudi’s have been aiming at since the first day they talked with Sir Lawrence on the eve of WWI in the middle of Ibn Saud’s uprising against the Ottomans: The carving up of the Ottoman Empire, with France, England and Saudi Arabia getting a ton of territory. American and Dutch companies along with British develop the drilling technologies and build all the wells for the arabs. Now that the well is getting dry and everyone else has figured out how to become less and less dependent on the region they pull out their trump card and put everything that we taught them to use, reform the Caliphate this time under House Saud rule rather than Osman. And it only took em what 2 generations ( as every king has been a son of Ibn Saud).

    In that area of the world they still hold to the axiom of family over individual. They do not work on a short timescale the way everything we do is. They are playing chess and 6 moves ahead of us.

    • FounderChurch

      Good take…

  • shannity5@yahoo.com

    Nuclear war now and nuclear war forever!

  • shannity5@yahoo.com

    I want to see all non-Christians die in a total nuclear war. Kill all the Muslims first then the Jews.

  • FounderChurch

    Congress WILL approve the President’s use of force in Syria. Get over it, get used to it, and choke it down. The Constitution set up a divided government system, and the President wears two hats, One as the Constitutional head of state and the other as the sovereign military commander of the Armed forces.

    I will leave you with one quote that says it all: Roosevelt addressed Congress in the days following the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire, and said to their faces: “A state of war HAS existed between the United States of America and the Japanese Empire.”

    At the moment he said we were already at war because he said we were, Congress had not discussed, debated, or declared war.

    The President alone, on his own, with no Congressional approval, had already taken the nation to war, a war that if Congress never approved, he would still have continued conducting on his own, with his own powers.

    Like it or not the Constitution of the USA intentionally gives the President the power to make war WITHOUT Congress declaring war.

    Declaring war and pursuing and conducting war to two distinctly different things. Congress has one of them, and the President, whoever it is, has the other one. George Washington in his immortal wisdom set this us this way and nothing will ever change it.

    Curse Nixon all you want, but he was absolutely right as rain when he said to Robert Frost, “If the President does it, it is legal by definition.”

    The only remedy the People and the Congress has against a President who in their opinion misuses his enormous power, is impeachment, if they can do it, and dare to use it.

  • chipkinsitka

    Weapons of mass distractions.

  • ian

    i am not liberal. I am against the mindset of left vs. right. I am about common sense.

  • fratdawgg23

    The Voice of Russia propaganda sounds like it is written by same fiction writers that write propaganda for US media and Voice of America. LoL

  • Awakened

    This conflict, and the use of WMD are a trap…intended to pull the United States into war, a war that will likely become world war III as Iran and Russia join the fray. We have a depleted military. We would have to “print” money..or borrow it. We are not the mighty nation we once were…and a world war will not go well for us. It is horrendous to see WMD used on innocents..and that is exactly why it was done. It is the kind of bait that good hearted Americans will go for. Question is: Is this administration falling for the trap, or are they helping to bait it?

  • freewheelinfranklin543

    You need to worry about America and not your buddies in Israel. All these middle east wars are about Israel and oil,natural gas and pipelines.
    Who do you think did 911 the greatest false flag of all time! Can you say Lavon Affair. Can you say the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 that they tried to blame on Egypyt! As for those Wahhabi wogs in Saudi anybody ever wonder why they got out of any retaliation for 911 considering the supposed hijackers were almost all Saudi’s!

  • Sniper

    How about doing to the same thing that happened to Kennedy to the Muslim Brotherhood call Barack Obama? That is one way to send a Message to the Islamic Kinggom of Sauri Arabia that sometimes Money and Threats from them does not work. Also is very strange that Russia did not used a Sniper or one of those Vodka drinkers Police to shoot DEAD the overconfident Saudi Prince Bandar the one who provided the Chemicals to the Rebels in Sauri Arabia. Over 2,000,000 Christians in Syria who has nothing to do with the War and does not want to take part in the War will be force against their will to become Muslim and wear the Muslim Burka like it happen in a number of Christian African countries. Someone has to Pick Up a Sniper Rifle and start Blowing Heads Off so that those 2,000,000 million Christians and other minority Religions in Syria are not Rape, Torture and Killed by the Muslim. In fact in the last few months over 10,000 Thousands Christians have been Rape, Torture and Killed by the Mulims for refusing to fight with the Muslims Rebels born in Syria and Foreign Terrorists groups like Al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood paid for the Islamic Kingdom of Sauri Arabia. The name of Saudi Prince Bandar should be Written in A Sniper Bullet and send to the Sauri Embassy because that is the only Message that they really understand. Also the name of every one of the Sauri Arabian Government should receive a Sniper Bullet with their names written on them so they can learn the hard way that if they do not want to show Respect then they will NOT get any Respect back.

  • Aaron

    Innocent jewish citizens? That’s a laugh!

    • hungry4food

      The USA Government Needs to Come Clean with the American
      people and Tell us the Truth about why they have been funding terrorist that we
      have been fighting for 12 years to overthrow middle eastern countries
      !!!!!!

      This
      story by Vicky Nissen tells with Maps the different reasons why the Islamic
      Pipeline is lower cost to supply energy to Europe over the proposed
      Nabucco pipeline .

      http://www.examiner.com/article/it-s-not-about-the-chemical-weapons-it-s-about-the-syrian-pipeline

      She
      indirectly implicates Obama , Saudi , Qatar, Muslim Brotherhood ,
      Investors Robert Murdock fox news and VP Dick Cheney who are invested in
      a Corp called Genie Energy that would build the Nabucco pipeline that will
      replace the Russian , Iraq , Iran , Syrian Pipeline so this is why we have seen
      the taking down of Countries by NATO / Obama , and the empowering and funding
      of Terrorist groups that took out the Ambassador and his detail in Benghazi
      that produced weapons that were most like taken to Syria for Over
      throwing Syria .

      This
      is the corporation Genie Energy ,

      http://www.idt.net/about/press/story.aspx?id=41777

      This
      story tells the connection between Genie and the Terrorists who have been
      funded for overthrowing Syria , this is about as bad as treason gets . This is
      why we see the Cover up enabled from both side of the isle !!!!!!!

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-has-granted-oil-exploration-rights-inside-syria-in-the-occupied-golan-heights/5346959

      Russia is going to Fight to keep this Pipeline going to Europe because
      they need a Long Term energy solution to their stagnate energy supply !!!!!

      This Syrian War is a Pipeline Dance among the Global Elites !!!!!!!

      Russia wants to be the Supplier to Europe but Needs the energy from
      the Middle east regions that they are Associated with to make this happen , http://www.downstreamtoday.com/news/article.aspx?a_id=39600&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

      The USA Government Needs to Come Clean with the American
      people and Tell us the Truth about why they have been funding terrorist that we
      have been fighting for 12 years to overthrow middle eastern countries to
      try and regain a controlling interest in Middle eastern Energy that the dollar
      right now prices but is in jeopardy of losing !!!!!!!!!!!!

      Russia is preparing to Defend the Islamic Pipeline it has
      forged a deal with Syria , Iraq , Iran , http://www.france24.com/en/20130911-russia-renew-offer-supply-300s-iran
      .

      This will kill the dollar as Petrol trade currency for OPEC
      oil , This is also going to change the way Europe exchanges their currency for
      this energy being delivered to their region . They will not be settling the
      exchange with dollars , this will be when the USA loses its surplus of energy
      pricing thats been keeping oil in the range thats half that of Europe . Once
      the Dollar alliance that the USA and EU have had since WW2 is breached with
      this energy shift , the US Markets will be Isolated from the International
      market .

      This One two Punch will be a Hyperinflation event that
      will collapse the Wall Street markets and the reaction of this by Asia will
      lead to its rejection of dollar as its settlement currency further limiting
      supply imports and causing even bigger hyper inflation on all forms of supply
      as this Video shows , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkI2i0An9z0#t=179
      , the timing of Hyper inflation on the dollar in the USA is in line with the
      Opening of the Islamic Pipeline to Europe !!!!!!

      China is forging alliances with south America and this will
      too divide the US Dollar out of the Position of trade currency of this markets
      too . China’s Pivot to Latin America

      http://www.theamericasreport.com/2013/09/04/chinas-pivot-to-latin-america/

      The Fact that the USA Imports most all Vital Parts
      Supplies from these BRICS nations will leave the USA Isolated from these
      vital Parts supplies from the rejection of the dollar by these parts suppliers
      , and it won’t take but a few days to see the markets react to this and
      collapse .

      Obama will have to nationalize everything , and this is when
      we see the Fundamental Transformation begin !!!!! The Environmentalists
      will cheer in the streets because this will end Capitalism placing the consumer
      in Government rationing and save earth from the destruction of capitalism’s
      consumer driven economic system .

  • Augustus Gupta

    Depends on what your definition of annex is. Also look up ‘spoils of war’ before calling anyone stupid.

    • BonusGift

      I guess definitions elude you, so I’ll make it easy (from online Oxford Dictionaries): Annex: “1. add as an extra or subordinate part, especially to a document: … 2. add (territory) to one’s own territory by appropriation:the left bank of the Rhine was annexed by France in 1797.”Furthermore, “December 14, 1981, the Knesset voted to annex the Golan Heights.” Are you stupid?

  • Alixe

    Remember, 15 of the 19 terrorists on 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia. It appears our presidents always do the bidding of Prince Bandar.

    Plus guess who was meeting with Prince Bandar at the time of the 9/11 attacks: George. H.W. Bush. And 140 of the Saudi royals were allowed to fly out of the U.S. that day, while all other air travel was grounded. The Saudis were/are behind it all.

  • mbiajc

    The Saudis have already offered to fund the war, if America uses it’s own military if we get into a war, So I can see where the Saudis would offer to pay the bill if they are going to make so much off it.

  • http://www.blackhawkpartners.com/ Ziad K Abdelnour

    “We are in an economic war. It is a war between those who create wealth and those who believe they have some sort of divine mandate to appropriate wealth. They don’t have such an authoritative command. I don’t think they ever did. We have tried their command-and control methods for nearly a century because they said they knew better. It is now obvious that they didn’t.”

  • T Jefferson

    Why does Netanyahu agitate for war on Iran and Syria? He supported both through his mouthpieces on Fox the NYT and other MSM which serve as expressions of Israeli and Jewish interests.

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