Dear, Mr. Obama – On Your Speech About Syria and Chemical Weapons

You mention, as we all know, the current conflict in Syria, is a Civil War. I ask then, Mr. Obama, Why is it that the United States Government is backing the Rebel faction, or as you call them, the Moderate Opposition ? … It’s Syria’s Civil War. We shouldn’t be there in any way, shape, or form, boots on the ground or by supplying weapons and/or support.

Mr. Obama, You say it was Mr. Assad and his administration that are responsible for the Chemical Weapons Attack on August 21,2013. You, Mr. Obama mention that OVER 1000 people were gassed during this attack, including hundreds of Children. You, MR. Obama go on to say, that the images were gruesome, that you have seen the videos of this attack, where fathers and or parents are crying over there children, wishing and begging them to walk again.

Mr. Obama, You say that the use of these chemical weapons, which you say was Sarin Gas, is a violation of the laws of war. You go on to say that this was not always the case. You mention American Troops in World War 1 being gassed and lay dieing in the trenches of Europe. You also mention World War 2, where the Nazi’s used gas to inflict the horror of the Holocaust. You stop there with your examples of chemical weapons use Mr. Obama. … So what of the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam ? What of the use of Depleted Uranium in many wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan ? What of the use of White Phosphorous on the people of Gaza ? Which I might add, was your ally Israel, just a few years ago. [some of these accounts of ChemWep use can be found on this blog] I guess, in those places, it depended on who was killing whom Mr. Obama ???

Mr. Obama, you mention that Chemical Weapons kill with no distinction between Children and soldiers. Mr. Obama, the same can be said of the Hellfire and Sidewinders you control, fired from your many drone strikes ! What is the difference ? A dead Civilian, child or adult, is just that, regardless of what KIlled them.

Now about the latest Chemical Attack of August 21 2013 in Syria Mr Obama. You say that the world saw many social media accounts of the attack. Many videos of the attack. You go on to say, No one disputes that chemical weapons were used in Syria. You go on with the horror stories of the aftermath of said attack. You still insist it was Mr. Assad and his regime that carried out this attack and say so, many times. Mr. Obama, I’ve personally viewed many of these videos and I’ll be dammed if I can figure out who was the offending party ! I suggest, you Mr. Obama to strengthen your case/cause, let the rest of World see the definite evidence that points the finger at the Assad regime and not some mercenaries dressed for the part, wink wink.

I like how you Mr. Obama, carry the use of force on Mr. Assad and his regime, over to Iran and the surrounding area, and even thousands of miles away to North Korea. You know, those permanent members of the Axis of Evil. … You say you will not put boots on the ground in Syria. I have no doubt about that, Mr. Obama. But Mr. Obama, what of the surrounding areas ? When I say that, I mean the surrounding areas that currently have no American boots on the ground.

I have a headache from this crap, so, I’m going to leave this as it is, and just watch the rest of your war speech September 10 2013. I’m so disgusted with all this shit, regardless of whom is responsible for what, or what nation, country. All of you Dictators / Tyrants are guilty of killing. I’m so sick of it, especially when you all invoke, we the people, and it’s done in the name of your God. I’ve taken NO part in any of this ! May hell have mercy on your souls !!

P.S. – Thanks for spying on me, an American, and making me feel safe, secure, and free, in and around my home, IN AMERICA.

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Syria – Full Speech
President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the White House on Syria

#WAR – Something Happening Here ..

.. What it is ain’t exactly clear.

I don’t know what’s up but I can tell you this, it’ll likely lead to more war.

What I’m speaking about is unusual fire training on Base [Military Base]. Normally the only thing you hear are Big Guns. Tonight I hear small arms. Small arms training generally lead to one thing, ground troops. I don’t know where they’ll be heading but if I’m correct in my assumption, it’ll likely be Iran. I say this due to the current battle Israel is engaged in with Gaza. Already there has been mention of Iran supplying weapons to Gaza / Hamas. We shall see. I’ll keep watching and listening and let you know what I come across in the coming day’s / week’s.


 

One Tin Soldier LYRICS

Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago,
‘Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley-folk below.

On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath the stone,
And the valley-people swore
They’d have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure,
Tons of gold for which they’d kill.

Came an answer from the kingdom,
“With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there.”

Now the valley cried with anger,
“Mount your horses! Draw your sword!”
And they killed the mountain-people,
So they won their just reward.

Now they stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it…
“Peace on Earth” was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

Attacks Continue Amid Cease-Fire Attempts in the #Israeli #Hamas #War

Day five of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense has seen additional rocket fire from Gaza targeting Tel-Aviv, which was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, along with continued Israeli airstrikes and the ongoing targeting of Hamas leaders. Egyptian attempts to reach a cease-fire are reportedly still in motion, while Israel Defense Forces remains poised on Gaza’s border for a full-scale ground invasion.

Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The Israeli military widened its range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to include the media operations of the Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, sending its aircraft to attack two buildings used by both Hamas and foreign media outlets. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Smoke rises over Gaza after Israeli strikes on Sunday. (Ahmed Zakot / Reuters)

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A Pause for Negotiations in the Israeli Hamas Conflict

November 18, 2012 | 1400 GMT | “A Pause for Negotiations in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict is republished with permission of Stratfor.”

By George Friedman

The Israeli-Hamas conflict has entered into a negotiation phase. Both sides want talks. Hamas wants them because any outcome that prevents an Israeli ground assault gives it the opportunity to retain some of its arsenal of Fajr-5 rockets; the Israelis want them because the cost of an invasion could be high, and they recall the political fallout of Operation Cast Lead in 2008, which alienated many European and other governments.

No matter how much either side might want to avoid ground warfare, negotiations are unlikely to forestall an Israeli assault because Hamas’ and Israel’s goals leave little middle ground.

One of Hamas’ main goals in this current round of fighting is to retain enough Fajr-5 rockets to allow it to threaten the Israeli heartland, the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem corridor. If they succeed, Hamas will have gained a significant lever in its relations with the Israelis. The Israeli goal is to deny Hamas these rockets. The problem for the Israelis is that this requires a ground assault in order to have any chance of success. The Israelis may think they know where the rockets are, but they cannot be certain. Airstrikes can target known facilities, at least those where rockets are not stored in hardened underground bunkers. But only by going in on the ground with substantial force will the Israelis have the opportunity to search for and destroy the rockets.

Finding middle ground will be difficult. The retention of the Fajr-5 both dramatically improves Hamas’ strategic position and gives Hamas the chance to further weaken the Palestinian National Authority. Hamas cannot agree to any deal that takes the rockets away — or that does not at least leave open the possibility that it could have them. Meanwhile, Israel simply cannot live with the Fajr-5 in the hands of Hamas.

Lack of International Involvement

It is interesting to note the remarkable indifference of most countries that normally rush to mediate such disputes, the United States chief among them. Washington has essentially endorsed the Israeli position so strongly that it has no option to mediate. The Turks, who had been involved with the Gaza issue during the flotilla incident of May 2010, have taken no steps beyond rhetoric in spite of relations with both Hamas and Israel. The Saudis have also avoided getting involved.

The Egyptians have been the most active in trying to secure a cease fire: Beyond sending their prime minister into Gaza on Nov. 16, as well as their intelligence chief and a group of security officials, Cairo then hosted a delegation of senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad members to further this goal. But while the Egyptians have a great interest in preventing an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza and are crucial to the Israeli imperative to prevent weapons smuggling via Gaza, there is little more they can do at present to mediate between the two sides.

If no one seems to want to serve as mediator, it is because there is such little room for negotiation. It is not ideology but strategy that locks each side into place. Hamas has come this far and does not want to give up what it has maneuvered for. Israel cannot allow Hamas a weapon that threatens the Israeli heartland. This situation is too serious for the parties to reach an agreement that ends the hostilities for now but in reality simply pushes back the issues to be addressed later. No one is eager to mediate a failure. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has said he will go to Gaza in the coming week, but he will not be in a position to find middle ground.

Israel will not budge on this. Hamas could be compelled to relent under threat from its core financial supporters in the Arabian Peninsula, but these states, such as Qatar, are all far more concerned with the threat posed by Iran. The fact that these rockets likely originated with Iran ought to give them incentive to lean on Hamas.

Dubious Prospects for Negotiations

It is important to bear in mind that the war is already under way. Israeli airstrikes are intense and continuous. Hamas is firing rockets at Israel. What has not yet happened is a direct ground attack on Gaza by the Israelis, although they have been mobilizing forces and should now be in a position to attack if they so choose. But the Israelis would much rather not attack. They fear the consequences — measured both in human casualties and in political fallout — that would certainly follow.

Thus, both sides want a negotiated end on terms that would leave the other side in an impossible position. While Hamas might be able to live with the status quo, Israel cannot. A negotiated end is therefore unlikely. Still, both sides are signaling their willingness to talk, and however forlorn the possibilities, there is a chance that something could be arranged.

We remain of the opinion that this current pause will be followed by a ground assault. Only by expanding the discussion beyond the Fajr-5 to a broader settlement of Hamas-Israeli issues could these negotiations succeed, but that would require Hamas recognizing Israel’s right to exist and Israel accepting the equivalent of a Palestinian state run by Hamas in Gaza — one that might spread its power to the West Bank. The more expansive the terms of these negotiations get, the more dubious their prospects for success — and these negotiations start off fairly dubious as it is.

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Note from RancidNews – After looking around a bit I have to say Mr. Friedman’s leans toward the Israeli side of this conflict. After viewing his Bio on wikipedia, I found out why. He was born in Hungary to Holocaust survivors.

Conflict in Middle East heats up – #Israel #Gaza #Hamas

You knew it was coming. Well, some of us did.

As if a Hollywood movie script ..

US presidential elections were held last week with Obama being re-elected. Shortly after yet another battle breaks out in the middle-east. The president assures the chosen people that an attack on them is an attack on the United States of America. The battle ensues with all out war on the horizon. Soon after one of the countries who oppose the chosen and the U.S. is accused of supplying weapons of mass destruction to their enemy. Time goes quickly by with no end in sight and World War Three begins.

Now, if they follow the script laid out many years ago, this, or something like this is what is to come for those of us in the world with a brain. If nothing else, these assholes are predictable. The only thing not quite sure of yet is how the US is drawn into this War. Surely they won’t use the ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’ obtained by our enemy line .. again; which they’ve been touting in past days, months, years. They tried to draw the US into this conflict last week with the ‘Iran shoots at US drone‘ crap. It didn’t work.

Combat cam: IDF blasts Gaza, shows precision PR footage

The Israeli military released footage showing what it said was its air force targeting Hamas Fajr missile infrastructure in the Gaza Strip in an airstrike. A day earlier Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told reporters that most of Hamas’ Fajr missiles were destroyed in the first hour of the Israeli army’s assault on the Gaza Strip.


 
See related – False Flag: Israel will attack itself for war with Iran

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