President Obama seeks support for Syria strike at G-20

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  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Sept. 4, 2013 11:37 p.m.

    @m.g. scott

    Yeah, the Dear Leader knows all this. That's WHY he's doing it.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 8:07 p.m.

    Article XII of the convention outlines the actions to be taken why are we trying to recreate the wheel?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    All these countries are signatories to the Chemical Weapons Convention and they all have an obligation to protect the world through this agreement known as a binding and in-force treaty which is much more explicit than the Geneva Convention, which is a general treaty.

    These leaders don't have to go back to the drawing board as the rules, policies, strategies, tactics and processes are spelled out in black and white.

    Mrs. President Clinton was deeply involved in the process in the 1990s. The Treaty was signed by her husband and procedures by the United States of America were written by him. He accepted the organization he helped make in the United Nations to monitor and execute the actions of the treaty. We spent billions of dollars sponsoring this effort over the past 20-years and now avoid even talking about that group.

    The President wants to show his power he made on his own. He wants to have cooperation but doesn't use that signed agreement by 189 countries as that will dilute his power and strength on the year anniversary of Benghazi.

    He is always there for our people and military. He shows kindness and love for who?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    Our society is such an instant gratification society with all the media hype of any device and the ability they have to correct social ills. Leaders get elected on shallow promises that will be salved and smoothed over so people think they are corrected. However, every two years with an election more people are disenfranchised with voting results that they don't go to the polls anymore.

    So now, instead of going to the real people of the United States of America, this President is doing what late-night talk show hosts do, persuade these leaders with the same salve that didn't work here but with the paparazzi all around to get his publicity. The same Putin he said he would have more flexibility is now less flexible. This President hasn't gained respect from the KGB Putin. Putin lost respect for our nation's leaders as he knows he is dealing with the diplomatic and military corps leaders such as ex-Senators Hagel and Kerry. Russia's KGB has known since 1970 everything about John Kerry's tactics and modus operandi. They have known him for 43 years with the media hype, about character and lack thereof.

    Obama knows Kerry.

  • Gail Fitches Layton, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    I am very upset about this, because I do not believe it has anything to do chemical weapons, which was not used by President Assad. I decided to do some research and I listened to speeches he made, and also of his lovely wife, Asama. He was a doctor in the UK when they met. He came back to Syria to be President, and I can tell they deeply love the people of Syria. He does not even allow genetically modified food in his country, to protect the health of the people and animals, which makes sense, being as he is a doctor. I am also very upset that Obama is funding al-Qaeda rebels, that our military members have been fighting for 13 years, to over throw Syria. President Assad is trying to protect millions of Christians in Syria. Syria is the only country in the middle east, people live together of various religious beliefs. If the rebels takeover, they will kill the Christians. Also, women have rights right now and they will not if the rebels takeover. I watched Henry Kissinger on a video state that Obama's main task is to bring in a New World Order.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Sept. 4, 2013 1:20 a.m.

    Why is the Dear Leader trying to get the vote from congress? He does what he wants anyway.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 3, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    Our leaders are not good at hide and go seek.

    Just like Iraq, we announce our military plans, and the WMD'S are hidden.

    These chemical weapons are probably the same ones Iraq had, but hid them in Syria. Now Syria will hide them, and we'll look confused.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Sept. 3, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    "....House Speaker John Boehner, Eric Cantor, both Republicans, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said they are convinced Assad used chemical weapons against his fellow countrymen and that the United States must respond to send the message that such acts will not be tolerated...."

    Congressional leaders should know that air strikes as punitive measures is a poor use of U.S. military power. Even if it leads to Assad’s removal from power, that won’t end the civil war. It's more likely to accelerate the conflict and possibly entangle the U.S. right in the middle of the mess.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    Re: one vote

    "A tough decisive leader. Getting Bin Laden proves the United States follows through." I'am sure President Bush would be happy to know you consider him a tough decisive leader, because he sure followed through to the point of handing over his 7 year war to Obama so he could make it an 11 year war. Without that there would not have been an opportunity to get Bin Laden. As for following through, if we had done that in Vietnam, we'd still be there today, trying to follow through on stopping the spread of Communism. "Decisive leaders" need to see when it is time to stop the follow through rather than continue on a useless and wasteful path. That's leadership.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    one vote

    Yeah, we got Bin Laden. Notice the difference?..........

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    A tough decisive leader. Getting Bin Laden proves the United States follows through.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    Just what does Obama think can be accomplished by this strike? Is he going to try to kill Bashar Assad? Is he going to destroy all the power plants and leave Damascus in the dark? Is he going to hit the location of the deadly chemicals, thus possibly spreading them around? Is he going to put the runways and airports out of business and make helocopters the prime mover for a while? Just what does he think will be accomplished? He risks killing Russians who are working there. He risks escalating the mid-east war to include Israel. Does he really think that a limited attack will in any change the balance of power unless he gets really lucky and kills Assad? And, the worst thing of all is that if he does manage to unseat Assad, just who does he think will take over Syria? It's not as if it is a choice between good and bad. It's more a choice between really bad and worse. What does Obama and all these other politicians who support a strike believe can be accomlished? Haven't we been down this road a few times before?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 3, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    He won't get any support from the G20, except perhaps France, which really means no support!