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… Are the Palestinians Crazy [#U.N. Security Council]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,November 26th,2016

.. it seems that the Palestinian Authority [the P.A.] is at it again …

.. in any other time , they would not even try to pull this …

.. but , now , we have the First Wuss [an anti – Israeli POTUS]…

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. it is a resolution that would normally pass the Security Council . The big question is our own country . Normally , a veto at the U.N.S.C. is an easy call to expect . But , remember , we have the First Wuss in the President ‘ s Mansion . So , ….

.. he will not vote in favour , but he also may not veto the resolution , either . So , it will take effect . To what effect , lord knows ….

— [update] — the U.S. voted against , but did not veto the resolution . Boy , did the First Wuss look weak and disgusting in this one ….

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… Those Guys were That Sloppy [#national security][#POTUS e mails]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 27th,2016

.. thankfully , that we know of , only the unclassified e – mails were breached . No , only some of them were read …

.. still , that is a very serious security breach . The unclassified system still carries a great deal of White House correspondence , including a fair bit of that of Potus . sO , WHAT ARE THOSE KNUCKLEHEAds doing about it to fix the security breaches …

.. [h/t — NYSlimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. amazingly enough , this piece came up n the New York Slimes . At least some parts of the slimes still are working on something resembling a news product …

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… Miz Hillary will have Questions to Answer [#Clinton Foundation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 24th,2016

.. the same – old , same – old Clintonian defense machine is not going to work in this case …

.. there is waaay to much documentation that Peter Schweizer and his team has pulled together for thE Clintonoids to even think of deflecting these attacks on Schweizer …

.. [h/t — NYslimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. so , she is going to have to answer questions . Questions that she is not going to want to answer . And it will not be a one – off sessions of answering questions , either . Those questions will keep popping up , again and again …

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… the Russians are Playing a Very dangerous Game [#military bluff]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 22nd,2016

.. and so is POTUS ..

.. the Russians perceive weakness . They smell weakness in our POTUS . So , they are going to try and see what they think that they can get away with while Obama is still in office . Which can be very dangerous …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the CNN news report …

.. weakness shows danger . It also can beget miscalculation . If one side or the other is not very , very careful , then there can be , at the very least , a diplomatic incident . It could be worse , though … Much worse …

.. it could lead [however accidently] to war …

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… POTUS bears a Great Deal of Responsibility [#Syria tragedy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 9th,2016

.. why , do you ask ?? ..

.. lack of action ..

.. the situation calls for action . Obama has not provided it . Even with I.S.I.L. , where the air campaign calls for kicking their ass with a doozy of a bombing campaign , His Lordship does it … drip , drip , drip …

.. cowardice ..

.. POTUS is afraid to act …

.. [h/t — DebkaFiles.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // intelligence report …

.. bad actors actions ..

.. you name it , they do it … Russia , I.S.I.L. , iRAN . POTUS ‘ failure to take action has had severe consequences . He does not , and they do …

.. most of all , the Syrians pay the price ..

.. from 300k to 500k dead ..
.. another 300k to 750k missing [possibily dead]..
.. more than half the nation ‘ s population displaced , or fled …

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… The Russians are in Serious Trouble [#IOC][#WADA][#CAS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 24th,2016

.. the C.A.S. [the Court of Arbitration for Sport] now has ruled against the Russian n track team on an action brought forth FROM THE I.A.A.F. . Now this ..

.. tHE I.o.C. HAs a tough decision to make . The Russians have sponsored a state – sponsored program of doping and cheating for years . It seems that the old habits of the Soviet – era system have not gone away . The difference now is that the Russians are connected into the worldwide system , and they can be held accountable for their actions ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post news ..

…. thE I.O.C. HAS to decide whether or not ban to the entire Russian team from the Rio Summer Olympic Games . I think that they should do so . If their system of rules and drug testing is to have any meaning , then Russia needs to be held to account ..

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… Oh , So the ” Russian Reset ” is … [#Sergei Lavrov]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 5th,2015

.. a fraud ..

.. it figures !! ..

.. anybody could have figured that out . The damn ” reset ” was a bit of political theatre , built for the masses . Well , the media bit into it hook , link , and sinker … er , sucker ..

.. the GOP has not bit into it . Many independents have not not bought into theis fraudulent DemoCrap program . It is the DemoCraps who are really in need of a reality check ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the Russians see a First Wuss of monumental proportions , and boy , are they salivating . They are taking the fullest measure of his Lordship in order to see what and how they can get away with things while they can . They are also expecting , eventually , that the USA is going to come to its senses and elect a hardcase Republican to clean up the mess . When that happens , the party will be over for our enemies …

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… More Exec Action [#Gitmo]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 13th,2015

.. what are the ObamaCraps thinking ?? …

.. Congress has passed a law . It is an appropriations rider , to be specific . it basically states that No federal funds may be spent to move any of the detainees from Guantanamo Bay navy Base Detention Center to the United States …

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. and the ObamaCraps are actually thinking of using what His Lordship famously calls an ” Executive Action ” to override this , and thus to move the detainees to a stateside US prison . Are they nuts ..

.. the rider was passed in the early part of 2009 , when the Dems held a very , very strong majority in both Houses of Congress . The Dems , to be honest , do not want those damn scumbags anywhere in the US . The ObamaCraps could put those idiots in any US prison , so any state with Dems could be affected ..

.. so , what happens next ?? Good Question ! …

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… Wrong , Vickie , Very Wrong [#economics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 30th,2014

.. Victoria Nuland is apparently a true ObamaCrap …

.. and that is a big problem for U.S. policy ..

.. her idea is that His Lordship ‘ s policies have brought Russia into economic line . Wrong ,Very Wrong …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. it is the plunging price of a barrel of oil , and its effects on the Russian economy that are acting to bring Russia to heel . Russia is a borderline Second World economy with a First World nuclear force . Their economy is grossly underdeveloped , with much of it focused on state – controlled companies and state enterprises . Some are economically viable ; others are not . that is what is working , not POTUS ‘ policy choices …

.. Russia ‘ s economy is far too heavily dependent on oil and natural resources for its economic development . That , and the concentration of economic forces in the state sector , make Russia waaaay too vulnerable to an economic price shock . Which is what is is going on now , not the effect of sanctions ….

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… Russia is an Adversary …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 27th,2014

.. it does not mean that it is an enemy . Not anymore .

.. It would behoove us to remember that , and to treat them as such …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. try to remember that …

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… initial Thoughts on MH17 [#plane shoot down in Ukraine]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 18th,2014

.. what a god – awful tragedy …

.. those folks were or are returning home , or were traveling to a vacation site …

.. now , they are gone ; casualties of someone else ‘ s war …

.. we do not know who did it . Not yet , obviously .

.. it brings back memories of the KAL 007 downing on 09/01/1983 . Boy , was that an entirely different time . Many , many innocents killed , as it turns out , deliberately , by Soviet Air Defence aircraft . A US Congressman , Lanny McDonald , of Georgia , was among the dead on board …

.. I was wondering , why was that passenger jet anywhere near a war zone . Especially with modern munitions and missiles . Either shoulder – fired missiles or a modern radar – guided missile battery brought down that jet ….

.. first MH370 , now MH 17 . This has not been Malaysia ‘ s year , that is obvious …

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… Ukraine Stabilizes ?? [#maybe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 30th,2014

.. it is starting to , but it will be a long process .

.. successful political reforms and political stability will help .

.. [h/t — theAmericanSpectator(TAS)]..
.. [link] to the article ..

.. now , Ukraine need to get busy with economic reforms . Strong structural reforms will help …

.. the signing of the agreement with the European Union will be a good first step . the EU is a market slightly larger than the US , at nearly 380 million people . That will offset the likely loss of business with Russia . Russia has threatened to slap on tariffs on Ukrainian products , which is never good . Russia and Ukraine are traditional trading partners . The EU agreement should not change that ..

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… Obama is In FantasyLand …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 2nd,2014

.. as described by Dr. Charles Krauthammer …

.. Dr. Charles was on the O Reilly Factor the other day on his regular weekly segment . He wasted no time in tearing POTUS another brand new backside …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the show footage …

.. the allies are scared , the Russians are laughing at him , and the Middle East is about to explode into war …. No , a real big war , between Israel and Iran …

.. Israel knows that it has to hit Iran . It also knows that the U.S. under Barack Obama will not hit them . So the Israelis (along with the Saudis , among others — how is that for a tacit alliance) will hit Iran with everything that they have got … and , as a result , drag the U.S. into it … we still have bases in Kuwait , and will defend them . I wonder if the Iranians are that dumb to target those bases , knowing what the result will be …

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… Larry Kudlow has some Excellent Points [on Russian sanctions]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 26th,2014

.. so that you have access to what I have read …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. Kudlow has a knowledge base  and an electronic rolodex as long as anyone in the financial world . He has been in government (not much) , but most of his career has been spent in the private sector . Now , he is retiring from his CNBC show , ” Kudlow & Company ” at the end of this month . When Larry talks , people listen …

.. I think that the French are game for this ; ditto the British …

.. the Germans may well do it , but they have the most to lose by not doingbusiness with Russia ..

.. however , POTUS is going to have to discover the meaning of the word leadership . Also , diplomacy . And , tact …

.. remember , His Lordship is not exactly the most trustworthy person on the planet . People believe far more in folks like Cameron (U.K.) , Hollande(France) , and Merkel (Germany) . Not Obama …

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… Et , Tu ! .. Krauthammer nails POTUS [on Russia]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 24th,2014

.. I know , I know , POTUS is the First Wuss .

.. but , this weak and wussy ?!?! Geez !

.. I am sure that Dr. Charles would not agree with my tone on POTUS …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the FoxNewsChannel commentary …

.. but , I would like to think that he may well agree with my text on the subject …

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… France is Doing What ?!?! [national security problems]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 22nd,2014

.. they are building helicopter carriers . Big shock .

.. not just for the British . Also , not a big surprise …

.. but , also for the Russians . For the Russians ??

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. it presents big national security problems . Not just for France . For  the U.S. . And for N.A.T.O. .

.. What could the French have been thinking ? Doing it for the U.K. is one thing , but for the Russians ? Are you kidding me … No , it is not a joke ,  folks .

.. No , they are not ” adult ” carriers , like ours , and France ‘ s and India . They are like most of the other aircraft carriers in the world , helicopter carriers , a.k.a. ” chopper ” carriers . Yea , that kind . There is a very big problem .

.. Those type of carriers can carry ” jump jet ” type regular aircraft . Those types are somewhat limited in range , but if they operate with an ” adult ” they can refuel ,  greatly extending their range . Most nations that are maritime in nature operate 1 or more of that type. Brazil does . Australia does , as does Thailand , Indonedia , and soon , again , Japan , among  other nations ..

.. We here in the U.S. have both . We have 12 ” adult ” carriers , soon to be 11 , and around 6 to 8 LHAs , which are our version of the ” chopper ” carrier . The Marines , which operate most of the LHAs , hate the C.C. term like the plague .

.. the French are nuts . Selling the Russians even 1 of them is insane …

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… Russia is Playing a Very Dangerous Game …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. I am writing this on Friday evening . It is in the expectation that the Russian – sponsored referendum will pass overwhelmingly …

.. Russia is massing about 100k troops and around 300 tanks along the 2000 mile border with Ukraine . I am expecting , to be honest , for Putin to order his troops to either seize the eastern portion of Ukraine , which is ethnically heavily Russian , or all of Ukraine .

.. The first one would be dangerous , but would not be entirely unexpected . Given the intelligence service – sponsored agitation , I expect Putin to go for the first option . The second (all of Ukraine) would be far more dangerous . It would set off all sorts of alarm bells all over the place , in Europe , in the U.S. , and elsewhere …

.. the question is what happens next ? Could we be seeing the beginning of a regional or another world war , entirely by accident , via miscalculation by a number of countries ? Also , it could send someone else to take action , given the circumstances (Israel , against Iran) ….

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… Interesting Commentary on Russia …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 14th,2014

.. and it comes from former chess champion and now democracy activist Garry Kasparov …

.. [h/t — ConservativeVoiceofthePeople]..
.. [link] to the video segment …

.. Mr. Kasparov comments on the actions of Russia ‘ s propaganda war , especially as it relates to the Crimea and Ukraine …

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… Interesting Take on the Ukraine Crisis …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. from former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to Ambassador Bolton ‘ s comments …

.. He believes that Putin ‘ s ultimate objective is to re – install a puppet government in Kiev . When he had Yanukovych , he had that , and fumbled it away . He may well want to get it back …

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… Bob Gates continues to Pound on POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was on ” Fox News Sunday ” this week for a brief interview …

.. take a look – see at it …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the interview …

.. Gates believes that the Crimea is gone . He believes that our energies would be better focused in making sure that Europe has a dependable supply and source of natural gas and oil , in order to wean them off of the yoke of the Russians …

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… He is Being Unkind to Bunny Rabbits [Ralph Peters]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. retired Army Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters was on Greta van Susteren ‘ s show the other night .

.. Colonel Peters has a background [with a minor] in intelligence . His area of expertise is , you might guess , Russia and Eurasia , including Eastern European affairs . So , he knows the characters very well …

.. Vladimir Putin is being the Big Bad Wolf , and not necessarily in the bad sense . He is just being who he is , and how he was professionally trained (in the K.G.B.) . Obama is being who he is , behaving like he is in a university debating salon , not realizing that he is POTUS . Well , dummy , you are POTUS …. start acting like it …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. you do not want to be on Colonel Peters ‘ bad side . When you get there , you tend to stay there for a very long while . I think that Barack Obama has gained a Life Sentence in Colonel Peters ‘ bad side …

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… It is Time to Apply the Magnitsky Bill …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. if the Russians want normal trade relations , they had better behave like civilized humans ….

.. if not , then crack down on them . Hard .

.. it is time to apply the Magnitsky Bill . It was passed as a part of the passage of normal trade relations with Russia in 2012 . Those relations obviously should be suspended , for the near term . In order to get the attention of Putin and his cronies (the oligarchs) , Magnitsky provisions should be applied to those people who pal around with Putin . All of them that can be identified …

.. Also , if possible , the provisions of the Magnitsky bill should be strengthened to include companies that do business in the United States . Such restrictions are similar to what are provided for in the Helms – Burton Trade with Cuba Act …

.. and if Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] keeps up with his antics , reintroduce a 21st – century version of Jackson – Vanik . Jackson – Vanik provided for evaluation of human rights in both Russia and the old Soviet Union . It applied to both . It should still , as a deterrent …

.. [h/t — Wikipedia.org]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to the article on the bill …

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… Bill O Reilly gives POTUS a lecture …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. on how to deal with Vladimir Putin .

.. I heard this live on Monday night . Bill was not the least bit friendly towards Obama , not one bit at all …

.. Bill nailed POTUS on top of his head . Hopefully , the ObamaCraps were watching , and will get the message …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..

.. [link] to the Talking Points Memo segment …

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… It tells You even More [about POTUS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. this segment is from The Lead [on CNN] with Jake Tapper …

.. what are these idiots in the ObamaCrap White House doing ? What are they thinking ? What are they actually going to do about it ? …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

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… Watch Rush Cook POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 6th,2014

.. god knows he has it coming …

.. and , he gets it on a daily basis …

.. at last , the LameStreamers are realizing that POTUS (Obama) is an empty suit . As they have found out , as Brit Hume put it , Obama is an extremely slow learner …

.. [h/t — DailyRushbo]..
.. [link] to the show footage …

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… Didn’t Anyone Teach You [Antartica] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 29th,2013

.. that going anywhere near a shitload of ice is bound to get you into  trouble .

.. Yes , Antartica can be approched by sea . But , very carefully . Evidenty , the Russians  did not remember that lesson  . one of their research vessels is stuck in Anarctic ice . So far , the vessel is not in any serious danger  …. at least not as of yet . However , ice has a habit of moving around and piling up on itself . Because of that fact , the ice can ” change its mind ” and move in on the Russian research vessel , and put it in mortal danger … even in danger of sinking . The research vessel is built for trips like this , but you never know …  .

.. Adding to the comedy of errors is the problem that a Chinese icebreaker that  had been dispatched to bust loose the Russian ship is itself now stuck in the ice … and now Russia and Australia have dispatched icebreakers to the scene ..

.. What a mess ..

.. Right now , the vessel [the MV  Akademik Shokalskiy] is well supplied , but the sooner they can break loose , the better …

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… No , Sergei , POTUS did not do that [Syria concession] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 15th,2013

.. and , if he did , Obama should be impeached , This is in regards to the proposed diplomatic deal between Russia and the U.S. as regards Syria .

.. The threat of force must remain on the table . Even as much as a wuss as he is , I do not think that POTUS would be as stupid as he might be to concede the use of our country ‘ s armed forces to the Russians , or to their judgement . Somehow , I do not think that he would be that dumb ….

.. Also , I do not think , as much as they might like to , that Mutt and Jeff [POTUS , SecState JohnBoy] would give the Russians an indirect veto , via the U.N. , and the U.N. Security Council . The levers of the so – called ” International Law ” do not restrict the ability of the United States , or of any nation , to respond to such an action as has occured in Syria . If our nation ‘ s leadership decides that it should respond , even without Congressional consent , then they can . Morally , whether they should do so it would be another question …

… from the Washington Examiner
Beltway Confidential
Putin’s Foreign Minister claims Russia can veto future U.S. strike in Syria

By JOEL GEHRKE | SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 AT 5:45 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that — under the agreement negotiated with Secretary of State John Kerry

English: Ban Ki-moon 日本語: 潘基文

… U.N. Secretary – General Ban Ki-moon 日本語: 潘基文 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

— Russia would have veto power over the use of military force to punish Syrian dictator Bashar Assad if he uses or retains some of his chemical weapons stockpiles.

“And of course, in these approaches agreed on, there is nothing said about the use of force, not about any automatic sanctions we – as I said, all violations should be approved in the Security Council convincingly,” Lavrov said in his opening statement during a press conference Saturday with Kerry.

“Of course, it does not mean that every violation that will be reported to the Security Council will be taken by word,” Lavrov said when a reporter asked for clarification on the threat of force.

“Of course, we will investigate every case, because there are a lot of false information, pieces of information in the world, and we should be very cautious about every fact. And when we are sure, 100 percent, then we in the Russian Federation will be ready to adopt new resolution of the Security Council to embed the measures to punish the perpetrators of this violation, and it’s nonsense to continue the speculations on the matter today.”

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If Lavrov’s comments during the briefing are any indication, the Russians will be skeptical of any evidence presented by foreign leaders.

“I told you very sincerely that we are very worried with the attempts to frustrate any efforts aimed at calming down the situation at – avoiding certain and removing certain aspects of the Syrian conflict, including the efforts that were taken together with John today,” Lavrov said, before accusing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of offering false evidence.

“And then it occurred that there was some film production and there was false information and they were not related together, all this information,” he said. “And if it’s – it was not just a full mistake, because the meeting was closed, and if it’s not – if it was not just a joke, but it was just an attempt to frustrate our meeting here in Geneva together with John Kerry, and they did not manage, thank God.”

Kerry downplayed the significance of the arrangement. “[T]here is an agreement between Russia and the United States that noncompliance is going to be held accountable within the Security Council under Chapter 7,” he acknowledged.

“What remedy is chosen is subject to the debate within the council, which is always true, but there’s a commitment to impose measures,” Kerry continued. “And as Sergey knows, under any circumstances, there would be a debate in the Security Council, even now. So there’s no diminishment, there’s no diminution of option.

“And it’s impossible, obviously, under these circumstances, to have a pre-agreement as to what that specific sanction might or might not be for circumstances that we don’t even know yet. Our hope is that we have a tight enough regimen that is agreed upon, as we have said, in the extraordinary measures that we have laid out.”

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… As Usual , POTUS is the Toothless Tiger [Mutt and Jeff] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 15th,2013

.. when you are trying to dig yourself out of a diplomatic mess , you generally want to try to make sure that your agreement is believable and credible . Evidently , Mutt and Jeff (POTUS and SecState) have come up with a whopper of a stinker . They think that this so – called agreement covering Syria and its chemical weapons , involving the Assad government and Russia , is anything remotely believable and credible ?

.. Hell , no . It is for several reasons :

[-] lack of consistent policy — our National Command Authority is supposed to set a reasonable idea of policy in an area . It may not be ideal , but it helps to be consistent . POTUS ‘ entire idea of foreign policy is grossly inconsistent , at best …

[-] lack of consistent message — even when there is some idea of a policy , the message behind that policy is , at best , a disorganized muddled mess . That is no way to communicate to either friends or foes . Both need to understand what is going on …

[-] lack of leadership — No , you do not lead from behind . You lead from the Front , you damn idiots . You have to set policy , communicate it , and take responsibility for it …

[-] lack of resolution — even when things get ” dark and grey , ” you stick to your guns . Do not be a ” Wuss …. ”

… from Newsmax …

Bolton: Syrian Pact ‘Will Die a Death by a Thousand Cuts’

Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 07:47 PM

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton predicted on Saturday that the agreement reached between the United States and Russia on destroying Syria’s chemical weapons “will die a death by a thousand cuts.”

Syrian President Bashar Assad “is required to make his initial declaration on Friday,” Bolton, a senior fellow with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, told Fox News. “It’ll slip a few days, or maybe a few more. Maybe the first declaration won’t be full and complete, and it’ll have to be amended. And, then, it’ll have to be amended again.

“You can see the impact of this as time goes on, and I think that’s exactly what the strategy is.”

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the agreement earlier Saturday after three days of talks in Geneva.

The agreement requires Syria to submit a “comprehensive listing” of its chemical weapons stockpiles within a week. Arms inspectors must be on the ground in Syria by November, with the goal of eliminating the country’s chemical weapons by the middle of next year.

But the accord contains nothing about the potential use of force if Syria fails to comply — and Kerry said that no pre-agreement existed on what action the U.N. Security Council might take if Syria failed to comply with the plan.

“One of the fine ironies here is that we have agreed with Russia, which has been in violation itself of the Chemical Weapons Convention since the treaty came into force [in 1993],” Bolton told Fox. “Most experts agree that Russia did not make its own full and complete declaration of its chemical weapons stockpiles in the mid-1990s, and many believe that Russia has been in violation of the treaty, developing new generations of chemical weapons.

“So the notion that Russia is going to vouch for Bashar al-Assad is almost comical,” he concluded. “You can’t make this stuff up.”

Further, he attacked some of the language in the agreement.

“It says that the Security Council will take measures ‘commensurate’ with the violations,” Bolton noted. “Well, that word means anything you want it to mean — and you can bet that in a debate in the Security Council, it will go on for quite some time.”

But, more importantly, President Barack Obama has been greatly helped by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The president is very grateful to President Putin. He got him out of an impossible dilemma,” Bolton said. “I don’t think the president himself wants to use force. Now, he will never have to — and he himself said, the longer time goes by from the August 21 use of chemical weapons, the harder it would be to generate the emotion necessary to get the support for the use of force.”

The White House has said that more than 1,400 people, including over 400 children, were killed in the chemical weapons attacks on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus on Aug. 21. The Obama administration has since shown gruesome pictures to Congress of Syrians suffering and dying from the attacks in making its case for military strikes.

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“The idea that you couldn’t get the support in Congress to use force against Assad after those pictures means that, nonetheless, you’ll be able to get congressional approval because Syria violated this agreement?” Bolton asked. “It’s a delusion — and so is [Obama’s] Syria policy generally.”

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… What does POTUS need to Do ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 11th,2013

[-] keep the threat of military action on the table — it has to stay there . If he agrees to take it off , then …

[-] learn to play chess — the strategic thinking that is required to play chess at a high level will teach him some things . Like , how

Vladimir Putin - Caricature

Vladimir Putin – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Putin is playing him for a fool , and why ?!?!

[-] change the responsible party for the chem weapons — you really want to give the responsible party for disarmament to Russia ? Are you nuts ? The U.N. is hardly any better . Anyone think that Assad has been taking notes from Sadly Insane on his monkeyshines in Iraq , especially with a DemoCrap semi – wus [Clinton] in the White House ..

[-] keep the U.S. Navy on station in the eastern Med — Syria is a coastal nation . Make Lebanon understand that even an attempt to lock on any , repeat ANY U.S. aircraft will be met with instant retaliation , and the relevant missiles and radar batteries will cease to exist , no matter where they are located …

[-] put a date certain for compliance , and make it reasonably short — do not let Assad and Putin play anymore diplomatic stalling tactics , well , anymore than they have already . They will try . For once , do not be a wus . Stand up to them .

[-] keep DarkStars , Predators , and other drones on station , observing what is going on — if locked on , see third item for what will happen if they do so …

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… People should trust Putin ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 10th,2013

.. from the Times of Israel …

Russia is stepping up weapons supplies to Syria’s President Bashar Assad, to help him prevail in the civil war, as part of the arrangements under which the Assad regime has agreed in principle to have its chemical weapons stockpiles placed under international supervision, Israel television reported on Tuesday night.

Negotiations between Russia and Syria on the supervision arrangement, which seem to have drastically reduced the likelihood of

... fishy !! ...

… fishy !! …

US-led military intervention in Syria, have been ongoing for two full weeks, and have also involved Iran, the Israeli Channel 2 report said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, determined to ensure that his ally Assad not face a punitive US-led strike following Damascus’s alleged use of chemical weapons in an August 21 attack that the US says killed over 1,400 Syrians, essentially ordered Assad to submit to international oversight of his chemical weapons stocks, the report said.

In return, Putin promised bolstered conventional weapons shipments, “some of which are already on their way” to Syria from the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. The TV report did not specify which weaponry Putin is supplying to Assad, but noted that the Syrian regime needs more fighter planes for use to quash rebel forces, spare parts for tanks, and all kinds of other military equipment to replenish stocks depleted during the two-and-a-half years of fighting that have left well over 100,000 Syrians dead. An estimated 1,600 Syrians have died in the three weeks since the alleged August 21 attack.

Last summer, Russia said it would not deliver weapons including 24 MiG-29 fighter jets ordered by the Syrian Air Force until the Syrian crisis ended. But in May, Russian officials said a Syrian delegation was in Moscow to discuss a new contract to supply combat aircraft.

Putin said late Tuesday that he hoped “our Syrian friends will make the appropriate decision with respect to transferring the chemical weapons to the control of the international community, and to joining the treaty preventing the proliferation of chemical weapons.”

Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, who has been in Moscow this week, was quoted Tuesday saying Syria would indeed open all relevant sites to UN inspectors, would not produce chemical weapons, and would sign all relevant treaties.

“We fully support Russia’s initiative concerning chemical weapons in Syria, and we are ready to cooperate. As a part of the plan, we intend to join the Chemical Weapons Convention,” he said in an interview with the Lebanon-based Al-Maydeen TV.

“We are ready to fulfill our obligations in compliance with this treaty, including through the provision of information about our chemical weapons. We will open our storage sites, and cease production. We are ready to open these facilities to Russia, other countries and the United Nations.”

“We intend to give up chemical weapons altogether,” he added.

US President Barack Obama said in a series of TV interviews Monday that a deal that ensured Syria was unable to again use chemical weapons would “absolutely” roll the crisis back from the brink. His Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday, however, that such a deal had to be “measureable, tangible” and speedy. “If we choose not to act, we’ll be sending a message to Iran of American ambivalence, American weakness,” the secretary noted.

Israel’s former foreign minister, Avigdor Liberman, indicated Tuesday a similar concern. Speaking against the background of the negotiations that were apparently pushing off any US-led strike on Assad’s regime, Liberman, the chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, noted that, where Iran’s nuclear program was concerned, Israel “will have to deal with it on our own.”

LEC here — Do you really want to trust Syria ‘  s ally and arms supplier ? Are you nuts ? Apparantely , POTUS is that nuts ! …

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