Obama Hints at Syria Attack to CNN


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Again, the phrases are trite, but it’s the code words that matter.

Asked about claims by anti-regime activists in Syria that Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons in an attack that was said to have killed more than 1,300 people, Obama responded that officials are “right now gathering information” and that “what we’ve seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern.”

“It is very troublesome,” the president stressed.

Obama said U.S. officials are pushing “to prompt better action” from the United Nations, and are calling on the Syrian government to allow an investigation of the site of the alleged attack outside Damascus.

All that is meaningless noise. But then comes the invocation of “core national interests”.

He quickly followed up with a warning, however, that “core national interests” of the U.S. are now involved in Syria’s civil war, “both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region.”

That’s an important code phrase because Obama needs to call on core national interests to justify a proposed invasion of Syria. He invoked those interests to justify attacking Libya and saving the Islamist militias of Benghazi which went on to murder four Americans.

This time around, Obama isn’t phrasing those interests in terms of protecting civilians. But there are no allies to protect. Israel is taking care of itself when it comes to Syrian shelling. Turkey wants to drag America into its Sunni Islamist regime change war in Syria, but aside from some border friction, it’s not in any danger.

But we are getting a preview of how Obama will try to justify his invasion of Syria. It looks like the Obama Inc consensus is settling on protecting our allies. Or on WMDs.

Considering how Obama achieved his initial higher profile denouncing the Iraq War, that will be particularly ironic.

 

  • Veracious_one

    tens of thousands dead Iraqis slaughtered by chemical weapons used by Sadaam Hessein tells you he didn’t have such weapons,,,,and if he did he spirited them away to Syria where they now continue to slaughter people. IN the name of Islam the religion of peace pious Muslims will use any means available to kill. And if you’re insufficiently Muslim enough you stand a good chance of dying…

  • Veracious_one

    Obamas allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood continues to shine on….

  • http://alakhtal.wordpress.com/ Obaid Karki

    Thank you. Please don’t send “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) overseas. Benghazi was a success until Christopher Stevens Jealous Libyan Boyfriend screwed up everything. As America losing away its Supremacy worldwide to Ayman al-Zawahiri. Obama is childishly befuddled swinging as pendulum between US interest overseas and playing WHITE lest being impeached by Republicans frugals and Teeebaagerzz Preppers. Obama is smart, mean and dishonest. I loathe describing him as Shrewd President. He proved that he’s ain’t. I would worthy the worthless if I did. I am not sure what’s the weather like in Planet-WhiteHouse? He’s watching warlords; dictators and stateless scavengers commit genocide against innocent civilians, elders, women and children simply because they’re Muslims struggling for Democracy. DoD budget is almost trillion spent on the endangered species of warring industry complex and Liposuctions of Generals to look fit in the uniform.

    • Biff Henderson

      If the US Military had a Mobile Infantry Donkey Core the Noble Slaves of Allah would be begging for them to deploy.

    • Veracious_one

      He’s watching warlords; dictators and stateless scavengers commit
      genocide against innocent civilians, elders, women and children simply
      because they’re Muslims struggling for Democracy.

      that would be Muslim warlords, Muslim dictators, and stateless Muslim scavengers…

    • Veracious_one

      As America losing away its Supremacy worldwide to Ayman al-Zawahiri.

      bwahahahahahaha..Ayman al-Zawahiri is a loser…he has always been one…Egypt should have kept him in prison..

    • Veracious_one

      Thank you. Please don’t send “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) overseas

      are you frightened by DADT?