President Obama’s plans to launch a nominally “internationally backed” war on Syria are in a shambles tonight, as the handful of partners they’d managed to cobble together to pass off as “international” are less and less eager to start the war without any proof of Syrian government wrongdoing.
Britain, which historically has joined the US in any war on any flimsy pretext, is officially out today, after the British parliament voted against authorizing the war. The Cameron government has now said it won’t attempt a fresh vote without evidence from UN inspectors, and won’t join in the war unless parliament signs off.
Even France, which has been calling for a war longer than anyone, seems to be wavering on the idea of a quick war, saying that they now want to delay the attack until the UN inspectors finish their investigation and provide proof to justify it.
President Obama has been fighting against the idea of waiting for the UN to finish its inspections, and officials today reiterated that he is prepared to “go it alone” on the Syrian War.
Saying he’s willing to and actually doing it are two different things, however, and with the administration desperately trying to avoid Congressional authorization on the war, failing to get UN, NATO or even Arab League support, not having good evidence, and now not even getting backing from Britain and France, arguably the architects of the entire war scheme, there’s not an awful lot left for the administration to base its war on.
Still, there could be a “window of opportunity” for Obama between the United Nations coming out with its conclusions early next week and Congress returning to session on September 9, though that risks the evidence from the UN not backing the war narrative, and is clearly something Obama has been loathe to risk.
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It must be quite demeaning for Obama to take marching orders from Bibi.
I saw Obama's lips move, but I swear that I heard Bibi's voice.
Time to hit the street and protest. We need jobs ,healthcare not wars.
UN in shambles. too late for inspection. far too eager to appease the very warcriminals they should be prosecuting. It is the UN that has waived Israel and NATO privilege to use white Phosphorus and depleted uranium. It was the UN that refuses to outlaw Israel, that refuses to outlaw the US from tear gas and riot control assault weapon use in Yemen Bahrain Egypt
Borat should return the Nobel.
I bet regardless of statements like “go it alone” Obama doesn't. Even the ardent warhawks need that "coalition of the willing" veneer of respectability – you know to provide some semblance of "non-aggression" humanitarianism. Oh yeah…
I don't think We will go it alone . As far as Israel goes they said they wanted to attack the Syrian rebels , that the side we have been aiding . If United States attacks Assad now and next week the investigator claim it was the rebels that used the Sarin gas again . The United States will sure look bad , especially if there is any way to tie the poisonous gas to the United States and i think this could be true if Syrian sarin gas came from Iraq or Libya
I totally agree with Obama.. He want's to "go it alone".
Give him some boots, a helmet, a gun with the pointy thing at the end, and fly him to the Syrian border.
If he is so sure the Syrians are bad, he should attack.
What! He means "go it alone" using other peoples lives? Oh, Riiiiiight.
So, let me get this straight. We rebelled against English rule because we didn't like having a King make decisions without us having representation. But these days, the English get at least a chance for their representatives to vote on going to war. Where-as our bought-and-paid-for, only two choices on the ballot, Congress doesn't even get allowed to have any debate or vote on the issue that our Founding Fathers said was the most important decision a government can make and which they explicitly wrote in the Constitution that Congress had to vote in order to go to war.
Can we go back to being British?
having france along is like going it alone.
Why, oh why, is Obama in such a hurry to attack before the UN team finishes? It would only take a matter of days i understand. Is he afraid of the UN team's conclusion?
If he manages to attack before the UN team finishes with a possible conclusion that the Syrian govt did NOT use chemical weapons, then he will be embarrassed for having acted too quickly. Has he not considered this?
Or is the plan to control the narrative through press censorship once the war gets underway and all bets are off?
Well we fabricated reasons with lies to destroy Yugoslavia We smashed the hell out of Iraq with lies I don't think anybody has found out the truth yet about Egypt or Libya . So why not jump into Syria before we have to face the truth there too.
"Obama ready to go alone" This is laughable. Obama doesn't have the guts to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue "alone" without a phalanx of armed body guards let alone go to Syria "alone." Political language is nothing but lies.
A few days ago this tyrant was saying "the international community is OUTRAGED." BS. No one is for this.
Don't kid yourself, the empire was always wanting to do this. Anything else is just propaganda aimed at weak-minded, stupid people.
and there are a lot of them – and many of them vote – as looking at the current congressional class of idiots can attest.
American people, please stop these war criminals!! enough is enough! They are using the same lines as they did in their aggression of the countries that don't go along with their plans of taking other countries resources. Don't let them keep dragging the regular people down in their cesspool of murder and mayhem!! They are not doing it for you. It is only to line their pockets that are already bulging!!
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