Kerry warns Syria: 'Threat of force is real'

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  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    What Kerry is really saying is, the president isn't doing so well with foreign policy, or the economy, and his crowning achievement, Obamacare, is not liked by over half the population. The president would really like the chance to be a great at something so he wants to go to Syria so he can try his hand at commander in chief.

    Truly the Syria issue sounds like the president is looking for yet another distraction because the budget and debt ceiling debate is coming up and he has a total loser position on the economy. Massive spending bills, raising taxes on the rich, and cutting spending on the military didn't fix it, and there is no way he is going to address the real drain on the economy. That would require trimming his popularity buying social programs.

    Look out Syria. Obama is looking for a victory somewhere, and you look like an easy target.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 16, 2013 1:22 a.m.

    Why does Russia have such an interest in Syria?

    That may be the key to understanding this Syrian mess.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 15, 2013 6:52 p.m.

    I'm sure the threat of force is real, but the question is how much force and what form does it take? A few cruise missiles isn't going to change anything unless one of them lands right on Assads head. And I'm sure Obama and Kerry don't mean a full scale military action with soldiers going into Syria. So, I don't suppose Assad is losing any sleep or even changing locations on this threat, since assassinating a foreign leader is supposedly illegal. It's good for the U.S. to intervene when it can help, and it wrong to do so when it can't. It takes wisdom to know the difference. And from what I've seem, the Middle-East is not a place we can do any good right now.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Sept. 15, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    What's ekute really saying? I think it comes out "Darn. You mean those guys (I mean we) won't get to attack after all? I was really looking forward to being able to scream at incumbent Democrats for years as they tried and failed to reassemble Syria into a real country. Now it seems their civil war might actually get fought by just Syrians after all. What fun is that? You can't make a movie OR a video game out of diplomacy. I'm bummed out, man."

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 15, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    At threat from John Kerry is not a threat at all. The guy is an embarrassment to the country. Much like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barrack Obama.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Sept. 15, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    putin and assad put Obama and Kerry in they're place. Thanks a lot Mr. President. What an embarrassment.