Obama Admits Syria Strikes are about Regime Change


In the least shocking news ever, Obama’s plans to bomb a country whose leader he wants removed from power and whose opposition is backing, is about regime change.

Obama being O, he doesn’t quite come out and say it, instead he drowns it in vague legalese, but the meaning is there. And the meaning is regime change.

Barack Obama portrayed his plans for US military action in Syria as part of a broader strategy to topple Bashar al-Assad…

While stressing that Washington’s primary goal remained “limited and proportional” attacks, to degrade Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities and deter their future use, the president hinted at a broader long-term mission that may ultimately bring about a change of regime.

“It also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition and the diplomatic, economic and political pressure required – so that ultimately we have a transition that can bring peace and stability, not only to Syria but to the region,” he told senior members of Congress at a White House meeting on Tuesday.

Obama has long spoken of the US desire to see Assad step down, but this is the first time he has linked that policy objective to his threatened military strikes against Syria.

The lefty Guardian is spinning this as Obama catering to the Republicans, and that is mildly true, because McCain and Graham wanted a stronger plan from O, but this was obviously the plan all along.

McCain and Graham just forced Obama to slightly tip his hand.

  • Muck Fuslims

    Regime change………….. as in a Muslim Brotherhood islamo-facist regime?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Yep. Always. That’s the only time it’s acceptable to use the US military, when we can help the Sunni caliphate movement.

  • herb benty

    If America isn’t the world’s cop, why on earth is Obama considering sending cruise missles into Syria. The rest of the world is backing away, the Democrats vilified G Bush for toppling Saddam Hussein, a man who gassed entire Kurd villages. But of course many of the Kurds are Christian, meaning expendable. The “Free Syrian Army” is fanatical Muslim Brotherhood/Hezbollah types, and that is who Obama supports? At least Assad had left Israel alone, or is that the reason Obama/Islam wants him gone?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “If America isn’t the world’s cop, why on earth is Obama considering sending cruise missles into Syria.”

      Because Huma sent him an SMS with instructions.

    • Pastor Tony Blair

      Rightwing Evangelical nonsense.

      The Kurdish aren’t Christians, most are either Shia or Sunni Muslims. Then they are Yazidis who are Kurdish as well, they aren’t Christians.

      Sultan Salah Din was Kurdish.

      • herb benty

        “Pastor”, there is no such thing as right wing evangelical nonsense- we are serious about Obama and his anti- Christian remarks and policies. Many of the Kurds are Christians whether you like that or not. But if you are concerned about mass gassing of civilians, why would their religion matter?

        • Pastor Tony Blair

          “there is no such thing as right wing evangelical nonsense- we are serious about Obama and his anti- Christian remarks and policies.”

          That sounds like right-wing Evangelical nonsense. Regarding the Kurdish people its not a matter of what I like or dislike its a matter of keeping facts as facts and not hallucinating in order to feel good about invading Iraq. The vast majority of Kurdish are Muslim. Its a known fact, look it up on the CIA facts book or even Wiki. The second majority faith among the Kurdish is the Yazdi faith.

          Some converted to Christainity in order to recieve medical treatment, food and water by US doctors.

          • herb benty

            Well “Pastor”, I suggest you lay off the communion wine. There is Viking blood in the British, so is gassing the Scandinavians OK with you? So that is the reason your SODAMNINSANE was not worthy of being taken out? The Kurds wanted their own country, they do not want to kill us, or is that too much for you to grasp. The Kurds want to live, is that a sin in your cult? You need prayer…badly.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Here’s how we deal with the situation. First of all, we outlaw Islam here in the USA and then ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage because Muslim immigration is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for demographic conquest. Next, we obliterate the ruling Mullahs of Iran and their nuclear weapons program. Then force the Pakistanis to hand over their massive nuclear weapons arsenal and to destroy their nuclear weapons program by telling them that if they don’t, then they will end up obliterated exactly like the ruling Mullahs of Iran. Last but certainly not least, is we disengage from the Islamic world and isolate it, but at the same time we also make it abuntantly clear that an attack on our ally Israel is the same as an attack on the USA, and if they don’t want their holy cities of Mecca and Medina obliterated, then they better not make the mistake of ever attacking Israel again.

    • ester hayat

      get a brain!

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Look folks we have a Muslim apologizer here!

    • Pastor Tony Blair

      John McCain isn’t Muslim. Neither is the AIPAC lobby. nor are the banksters foreclosing on homes in the US.

      We need to outlaw Evangelical Christianity, sterilize the Israeli first crowd and imprison the Tea Party leaders. We need to disarm Israel and tell it to buy its weapons from us instead of stealing it from us. We need to make very clear to the Israelis the next Jonathan Pollard will have us turn Israel back into the time Christ, rubble and sand. We need to also make very clear to the Israelis that the next time Christians are spat on or Christians are killed by the IDF Israel will cease to exist. We also need to deport those who love Israel more than the US.

      We need strengthen our ties with Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Iraq an oil belt and a consumer belt. We need to out source manufacturing and technology to these countries, they are a younger crowd and have the purchasing power. The Israeli demographics are old and redundant in a free market.

      We need to build stronger ties with Russia, China and Brazil. Israel is costing us jobs and lives, lets dump it.

  • Inane Rambler

    I wish people would realize that The Guardian isn’t a newspaper, it’s propaganda for the UK Labor Party and the US Democratic Party.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I know. But sometimes there are no other sources.

  • rangerrebew

    Just a week ago Obama’s parrot to the people, Jay Carney, said it wasn’t about regime change. Which do you believe? Neither, if you’re smart.