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The Pentagon estimates it will take 75,000 “boots on the ground” in Syria to secure the chemical weapons

September 4, 2013

  Regardless of what Barack Obama is saying he, and not the world or humanity, drew a red line in the sand regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Now that either the Syrian government, or the al-Qaeda rebels we are about to support, used chemical weapons Barack Obama is seeking authorization from the Congress to conduct military operations in the war-torn country.

  The president is assuring the Congress, and the American people, that this will be a limited strike and will include no boots on the ground in Syria, however when John Kerry was pressed on this he hedged his bets:

It would be preferable not to, not because there is any intention or any plan or any desire whatsoever to have boots on the ground,” Kerry said.

“But, in the event that Syria imploded, or in the event there was a threat of a chemical weapons cache falling into the hands of” someone who should not have chemical weapons, “then clearly in the interest of our allies … to prevent those weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of the worst elements,” Kerry said later. “I don’t want to take that off the table an option that might or might not be available to the president of the United States

  When pressed even further John Kerry stated that “there will not be American boots on the ground with respect to the civil war.”  That statement does leave the issue open-ended, doesn’t it? While the United States will not put boots on the ground to interfere with the Syrian civil war it leaves the possibility open that we would actually put boots on the ground for some other issue related to Syria, but for what purpose would that be?

  We may now know the answer to that question.

    Let me ask you a couple of questions: What good does it do to simply send a message to Syria that chemical weapons are not to be used if we leave these weapons in the hands of whichever group comes to power if and when this war ever ends? Shouldn’t the action taken by the United States also include the securing of these weapons if we really want to ensure they are not used again?

  According to this story the Pentagon has already considered this action and is estimating that it will take 75,000 boots on the ground to secure the chemical weapons.

  In addition, it appears as if the resolution now being debated in the Congress might actually allow the United States to put these boots on the ground in spite of what the president, and Congressional leaders, are saying.

Meanwhile, the draft text of the resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use force in Syria that is being taken up by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today prohibits the president from putting ground troops in Syria “for the purpose of combat operations”–but appears to leave open the possibility that the president could put troops in Syria to secure chemical weapons.

“The authority granted in section 2 does not authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Syria for the purpose of combat operations,” says the text of the draft resolution.

However, Section 2 of the resolution gives the president the authority to use the Armed Forces in Syria “as he determines necessary and appropriate” for a limited set of purposes, including “to protect our allies and partners against the use of” weapons of mass destruction.

  So yes, in spite of what we are being told, it does appear as if the Obama regime, and its willing accomplices in the Congress, are prepared to escalate our involvement in this war far above what we are being led to believe.

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  1. September 4, 2013 7:37 pm

    Reblogged this on Taking Back America.

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  2. Chris permalink
    September 4, 2013 7:52 pm

    Drip, drip, drip
    What part of NO don’t they understand?
    I guess these elites took a class in how to be a weasel when they were at law school.

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    • September 4, 2013 7:57 pm

      In dribs and drabs we are learning the truth, that is always the way when it comes to the Obama regime.

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  3. September 4, 2013 8:05 pm

    Obama said the other day that he would be better oof in Europe, where he would be appreciated. I agree!

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  4. September 4, 2013 8:26 pm

    I watched the whole miserable thing today. Kerry backed down from his boots thing when someone handed him a note. Also reported, and not sure if in final draft, but a very clever wording could be interpreted to include Iran as well. Just the truth folks. One of the members took on Benghazi which I will post tomorrow and you will love the smack down with Kerry left spitting fire.

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    • September 4, 2013 8:28 pm

      I can’t wait to read your post tomorrow about this! Iran could be the end game here, there is much more to this than we know and will probably ever know until it is too late.

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    • lou222 permalink
      September 5, 2013 8:03 am

      Thanks, Bunker for being the “one” that had to take the beating and watch this boring, boring man, Kerry! They tell us as much as they think we will tolerate and nothing more. You said there was a note and then he changed what he was saying, guess the President has people monitoring tv programs, after all. I wonder, with all the crap that is spewn out on a daily basis, if there is a Dept. of CYA for the White House? This is just never ending. Then Steve blogs about the NSA and Brazil AND Mexico, these people must be in constant CYA mode, so when do they actually do anything constructive?

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      • September 5, 2013 8:15 am

        The interesting point is that there are many fine senators and reps that we never hear from other than these hearings. Thanks to Obama I now have the free time to watch the hearings and pressers. Lucky me. 🙂

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      • lou222 permalink
        September 5, 2013 9:29 am

        I a sure you would rather have things different than they are! I know we have good people in Congress, just wish they would speak up. Makes you wonder what files this Administration has on each and every one of them, should they get out of line, doesn’t it? After having to listen to Kerry and the others, does it make you wonder what type of person would sit in front of a panel and continually lie? Do they have “files” on them as well?

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      • September 5, 2013 9:09 pm

        Bunkerville is evidently a glutton for punishment! 🙂

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      • September 5, 2013 9:11 pm

        Well that sucks Bunker, I am sorry to hear that. And Lou, there are only three good ones in the Congress, but I do wonder if Obama has something on the Republican leadership. There is no doubt he has files on everyone.

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  5. September 4, 2013 8:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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  6. September 4, 2013 8:52 pm

    Reblogged this on RubinoWorld.

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  7. LD Jackson permalink
    September 4, 2013 10:05 pm

    It seems fairly clear that we are about to go into Syria, even if it is only with missiles. In spite of what the majority of the American people want, our political class seems determined to do just that. I can not see this ending well for America or her allies.

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    • September 4, 2013 11:20 pm

      I agree Larry, it seems as if the fix is in and it doesn’t matter what we think. We do not matter to the ruling class elite and they will do what they want to do. I have the feeling this is going to get very ugly.

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  8. September 4, 2013 10:59 pm

    Reblogged this on Cold Dead Hands Days and commented:
    Military people. STAND UP TO THIS!!!! You are not a tool of the Globalists!! Read Smedly Butler’s War is a Rackett….http://sheeppee.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/free-e-book-war-is-a-racket-by-major-general-smedley-butler/

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  9. September 5, 2013 2:26 am

    I don’t think the case has been made. Additionally, I think anything we do to hurt the Syrian government we will only help al Qaeda.

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    • September 5, 2013 6:21 am

      It sure will, this is a no win situation for the United States and we should just stay away.

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  10. September 5, 2013 6:13 am

    So, we’re going to spend our treasure and spill our blood to assist Al Qaeda! 12 years after 9/11 — fundamental change!

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  11. cheryl7764 permalink
    September 5, 2013 9:57 am

    Illuminati is at work again! The major multinational corporations, governmental organizations and financial institutions, military industrial complex, the energy industry, the health industry!
    Billions of dollars are hard to resist! WAR is a huge money maker; it doesn’t matter how many die…it’s all part of the plan for the New World Order! There’s nothing we can do but bitch about it; the Illuminati is real and they rule the this world; so just try to enjoy your day and the ones you love and the beauty this planet has to offer…while you can.

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    • lou222 permalink
      September 5, 2013 10:18 am

      Cheryl, I thought I was one of the few people concerned about the Illuminati, glad to see you are onboard, for all the good it will do us. I know there are others here that know what I am talking about. You are correct, things are already planned down to who will be the next President…we really don’t have control.

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      • cheryl7764 permalink
        September 5, 2013 11:17 am

        I beleive there are indeed connections between Obama and the powerful elite organizations which are at work behind the scenes to bring about a One World Government! Obama is merely a puppet! So many of his cabinet belong to The Bilderberg group and other powerful international think tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and so on!
        Obama has a unique “part to play” in helping to bring in the New World Order!

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    • September 5, 2013 9:14 pm

      I am also well aware of the Illuminati, going back to my shortwave radio days some 20 years ago! Obama is a globalist and a redistributionist but it goes beyond that because he is also a global redistributionist. He believes in redistributing wealth between the rich and poor nations, as well as between rich and poor Americans. Care to guess which side America is on in the rich versus poor scale?

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