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Obama Collects Backing of 24 Nations for Syria Strike

The White House today announced that it has assembled a group of two dozen countries that approve President Obama’s decision to attack Syria in response to its use of chemical weapons.

The nations signed onto a statement that, while not explicitly backing a military option, is clear in implying support for the attack being planned by Obama. The operative statement is this:

Signatories have consistently supported a strong UN Security Council Resolution, given the Security Council’s responsibilities to lead the international response, but recognize that the Council remains paralyzed as it has been for two and a half years.

The world cannot wait for endless failed processes that can only lead to increased suffering in Syria and regional instability.  We support efforts undertaken by the United States and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.

The signatories are:

Albania, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Note that this is not a “coalition.” These countries aren’t necessarily sending troops or assisting militarily.

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21 Responses to Obama Collects Backing of 24 Nations for Syria Strike

  1. Syria willing to turn over its chemical weapons arsenal. Obama will claim victory and save face, but we all know he played reckless brinkmanship with American lives and treasure. This would let Congress off the hook for voting too. Except–we shall remember who declared themselves and who didn’t, who made the right choice and who didn’t. That means you, John Boehner.

    If Assad did do this in a verifiable manner, say,the UN went in there and destroyed them, the next time there is a poison gas attack in Syria, we will know the true culprits.

  2. Talk is cheap. They need to poney up some funds for this mission. Where are China and Russia? Maybe China will absolve us of some of that massive debt. Meaningless.

  3. “The world cannot wait for endless failed processes that can only lead to increased suffering in Syria and regional instability. We support efforts undertaken by the United States and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.”

    Did Obama write that? The call for ignoring established government norms just because he can’t prove his case logically or persuade the important members politically seems like an Obama hallmark. Sorry, no Executive Order or regulatory agency to help you circumvent the rules HERE, Prezzy!

    Let’s look at the Islamic signatories, though.

    Well, there’s Kosovo;

    “Kosovo, just like Libya, is witnessing a combined Western elite force which is unifying itself with radical Sunni Islamic and nationalist/regional factions in order to reach an agenda which is only known to the powers that be.”

    http://islamicpersecution.wordpress.com/tag/radical-sunni-islam-in-libya/

    Morocco;

    “In Morocco, a campaign against the country’s Shiite minority has seen associations and schools closed and hundreds of individuals rounded up by the police. Morocco has charged that Iran is trying to spread its Shiite faith in largely Sunni Morocco. The campaign comes amid flaring sectarian tensions in a number of Middle East and North African states.”

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104237288

    Qatar;

    “Qatar’s foreign policy at present is based on the principle of promoting Sunni interests, and where possible, the interests of Sunni Islamists.”

    http://www.meforum.org/3081/qatar-sunni-policy

    Saudi Arabia;

    “Wahhabism, the leading stream of Islam in Sunni Saudi Arabia, is extremely anti-Shiite, since certain Shiite practices conflict with Wahhabi Islamic practice. Shiites, who constitute 10-15 percent of the Saudi population, have suffered greatly under Saudi rule.”

    http://jcpa.org/article/sunni-vs-shiite-in-saudi-arabia/

    Turkey;

    “Is Turkish foreign policy becoming sectarian? Those who answer “yes” invoke some recent events: Turkey is hosting the Sunni vice president of Iraq, Tariq al-Hashemi, who was sentenced to death at home; it is supporting the opposition against the Alawite regime in Syria; and several Iranian officials have threatened Turkey over its support of the Syrian opposition.”

    http://www.todayszaman.com/news-294321-turkey-iran-and-the-sunni-shiite-tension-by-ahmet-t-kuru-.html

    And the U.A.E.

    “Most of the citizens of the UAE are Sunni Muslims who adhere to the Maliki legal tradition. Some Sunnis of the Wahhabi sect (followers of a strict interpretation of the Hanbali legal school) live in the Al Buraymi Oasis, and some who follow the Shafii legal school live along the Al Batinah coast.”

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/gulf/uae-religion.htm

    Anyone ELSE see a pattern here?

    You don’t suppose this “support” is for sectarian reasons, do you? And that these folks are pretty sure that the Sunni raised and trained Obama will come in our THEIR side, of THEIR Ummah, do you?

    Bear in mind that Islam does not recogize borders on sectarian issues. That is why they use the concept of “The ummah”. Any win for Sunni Islam is a win for ALL its practitioners, regardless of what country THEY’RE in, and what country actually does the killing of “apostates”.

    And, if they can get the US do ALL the dirty work, pay for EVERYTHING, AND take the international heat, that just weakens The Great Satan as well. Bonus.

    I’ve said many times here there is a pattern to Obama’s involvment in the Islamic world. He cuddles Sunnis, kills Shiites, and uses both activities to weaken the U.S. Military, while all the while forcing U.S. Persons to fund his insane support of The Muslim Brotherhood.

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Do you?

    It’s a shame when it’s actully a GOOD thing when Vladimir Putin is there to keep Obama from causing WWIII; but he’s an unstable brake at best. Hopey may yet go over the top to support his brothers, and let no Constitution or UN stop his furtherance of the worldwide Caliphate.

    Stay tuned…

  4. “Signatories have consistently supported a strong UN Security Council Resolution, given the Security Council’s responsibilities to lead the international response, but recognize that the Council remains paralyzed as it has been for two and a half years.”

    Oh, so now the UN Security Council is just as paralyzed as Congress is for the petulant potentate? He can’t be foolish enough to believe China and Russia are going to be as flaccid and passive as Congress has been with him when he oversteps his authority on the world stage. Where the heck are the adults in Washington, D.C. ?????

  5. When he speaks to the American people and in interviews my money is on Obama making this into a “coalition”. The Redline Magic Act starring Barack Houdini Obama. Watch the left hand folks.

    • The rebels are no better than Assad, why does Obama want to protect the rebels? They are killers, we saw the video of them shooting tied up men kneeling, so sad, that picture in the NY Times.