In a stunning act of historical revisionism, President Obama is now presenting his having not attacked Syria in 2013 as an act of “the most political courage,” and bragging of having removed “99%” of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile without firing a shot.
For those who remember, President Obama not only wanted to attack Syria in 2013, he appointed Secretary of State John Kerry as the “chief advocate” for that war, and continued to argue even after Britain pulled out that he could launch such a war unilaterally in the face of Congressional opposition, until overwhelming public opposition forced him to back away from the plan and accept Syria’s disarmament deal.
Obama’s sudden satisfaction with having not started that particular war, among his assorted other wars, must be a very recent change, as within his last month in office Secretary Kerry was loudly lamenting that he and Obama hadn’t gotten away with starting the war. Obama complained others weren’t ready to “take over Syria” to do more in the conflict, and had confirmed his lack of invading Syria “haunts” him.
It appears Obama’s change of heart happened roughly concurrently with President Trump attacking Syria, which suddenly made the idea a lot less fashionable among at least some Democrats. Trump, ironically,, had been averse to attacking Syria until roughly the same time, complaining it might get the US into a war with Russia, which it might still.
12 thoughts on “Obama Now Brags of His ‘Courage’ in Not Attacking Syria”
It was a brilliant move to let the American people decide no doubt, but what good does it when presidents like Obama disregard the will of the American people anyway?
And Trump now seems to be following in Obama’s shoes . coming up with the wrong answers and threatening everybody . It has to be because of bad intelligence . We need nw intelligence agencies , the NWO does not know what they are doing
I think Obama is right here. He did restrain the US in Syria because he was more of a realist than his advisers. He talks about the Washington Playbook in his interview with Jeffrey Goldberg. That about summarizes his performance : a few interventions when something really really stupid was going to happen, but not much where the mere really stupid was concerned.
U.S. intelligence for the last 3 administrations has been wrong more often than right . And Trump will find himself doing the wrong thing more often than the right move if he doesn’t get rid of this NWO intelligence . We have 6 or 7 political correct intelligence agencies all coming up with false stories .
The internal work of intelligence agencies is probably less often wrong than we think because
– what is presented as a product of intelligence is not necessarily the case: as in the Syrian chemical weapons, where the intelligence agencies were not involved in the report.
– the messaging from a head of intelligence does not necessarily represent the intelligence agency: as in the case of Clapper claiming the relation Trump-Russia is very dangerous while confirming he has no information at all to back it up.
That’s where you’re wrong .. Obama was forced by We the People, Congress and Russia to restrain the US in Syria. Without that pressure, he would’ve launched an all-out attack. What he did do was to wage a proxy war on Syria, through ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other Jihadists through the CIA.
To brag about his “courage” in not attacking Syria’s all a lie. Courage is a foreign word to him. If he really was courageous, he wouldn’t have lied .. Instead, he’s a coward and a serial liar.
I disagree about the forcing.
I have my doubts about the lying too. Take this quote:
He’s not saying Assad used chemical weapons. He’s just making you think he is. Honest? Hardly. But he’s avoiding any blatant lies. Likewise:
That’s more borderline but it’s still deniable. If you take all chemical weapons stock together then 99% were removed.
Then again, if you ignore the first sentence, it’s all true of Trump as well.
So Obama may come out looking very good in not responding to Assad’s so called Sarin gas attack .. The false flag gas attack was more likely carried out by the terrorists that United States supported inn Syria any way .
It was one of two things he did that was good (the other the Iranian nuclear deal). The only people who lamented it were the Hawks in his Administration, not him, so how is this revisionism?
The bad thing is that, like Trump, he got worn down by the hawks and tried to split the difference by funding rebels in Syria as compensation for not attacking. This still did not satisfy them and it prolonged the war over there.
Obama did attack Syria! He just used the CIA and allied mercenaries instead the armed forces.
He’s like the proverbial young man who killed his parents, then asked the court for clemency because he was an orphan.
The real reason there was no war on Syria in 2013 was the destruction of two missiles headed for Damascus: http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/27-09-2016/135708-med-0/
Similarly, the US military had shown renewed prudence after over have the Tomahawks were destroyed or diverted on April 6.
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