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    I see the righties constantly bash Obama and his administration for their supposed weakness and failure on the foreign policy front. Seems only fair to point out some possible progress on some very difficult issues.

    With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of international intervention.
    http://www.latimes.com/world/middlee...#ixzz2zixzWHZf

    The IAEA report last week confirms that Iran cut its stock of medium enriched uranium by three-quarters. It has completely diluted half its stock down to low enriched uranium, and it has converted half of the remaining amount into reactor fuel, all ahead of schedule. It would be extraordinarily difficult and time-consuming to reverse these processes. In short, Netanyahu’s bomb has been drained. His red line has been implemented. Even if Iran were to break the deal today, it would take it many months to make enough uranium for one bomb, and the world would see them doing it. Nor is there any indication that Iran is about to break off negotiations.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/internati...orking/361066/

  • #2
    Originally posted by TonyR View Post
    With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, by using them all on each other
    FYP

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    • #3
      total bs. more propaganda.

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        Meanwhile the leader of the free world would bow to a toaster if given the chance.

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        • #5
          the real poop on Syria

          Turkey Cooks the Books in Syria

          Seymour Hersh documents Ankara's efforts to pull the U.S. into the Levant.
          By PHILIP GIRALDI • April 23, 2014

          http://www.theamericanconservative.c...ooks-in-syria/

          My only question is this -- what was the extent of US involvement?

          If Girardi is correct that it was the US intelligence community that warned Obama about Turkey's involvement in the chemical attack -- does this mean the US was also involved?

          Hersh's sources in the military and intelligence community probably would not admit to it - even if it were true. MHG

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TonyR View Post
            I see the righties constantly bash Obama and his administration for their supposed weakness and failure on the foreign policy front. Seems only fair to point out some possible progress on some very difficult issues.


            http://www.latimes.com/world/middlee...#ixzz2zixzWHZf

            http://www.theatlantic.com/internati...orking/361066/
            don't forget the drone attack on the alqaeda meeting in Yemen. The rightards' blood must be boiling

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            • #7
              http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A3L11I20140422

              OH YEAH! Not to mention that calling chemcial weapons the issue in Syria is a joke. Obama wanted Assad out like libya and he wanted to bomb. The chemical weapons were just something he thought he could use to get support.

              But then Putin stepped in and punked him by saying oh we will get the chemcial weapons out. But Assad stays in power, we give him weapons, and millions of refugees hit the desert.

              Oh yes a real policy win for Obama. You are kidding right?

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              • #8
                Oh and Iran has more secret sites then you can count. Constantly working on the next secret sit.

                So there you have it your two Obama wins are total BS. Not to mention the sanctions and efforts to stop Iran began before him.

                http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...orted/3625929/

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                • #9
                  Obama couldn't point to where Syria is on the map. In fact, I'm not sure he could point to the U.S. either.

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                  • #10
                    I love how the righties have completely forgotten two wars in the wrong places against the wrong people - they actually call that a tough-**** he-man foreign policy.

                    Two cluster****s, really.

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                    • #11
                      No the Taliban were our enemy and so was Saddam. Syria had not really been attacking us or fomenting unrest. Egypt and Libya either.

                      Obama let the whole region fall into chaos. Trying to call Syria a policy win is so wacked. Hey you all are dead, the tyrant in power, and you have to live in Jordan now but hey at least we got that sarin gas out. Oh by the way he just uses old fashioned mustard gas now.

                      Go play some golf Obama.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                        No the Taliban were our enemy and so was Saddam. Syria had not really been attacking us or fomenting unrest. Egypt and Libya either.

                        Obama let the whole region fall into chaos. Trying to call Syria a policy win is so wacked. Hey you all are dead, the tyrant in power, and you have to live in Jordan now but hey at least we got that sarin gas out. Oh by the way he just uses old fashioned mustard gas now.

                        Go play some golf Obama.
                        Good Grief. Saddam the driving force behind terrorism? no evidence for that.

                        Libya - Obama stayed out as long as he could until the French begged for
                        help.

                        Syria - Obama gave Assad every option/opportunity to keep the US out of it, setting as distant a red line as he reasonably could. When Assad still overstepped it he forced Obama to at least respond, which he did, with absolutely nothing.

                        Of course the real enemy and danger is mostly holed up in Pakistan now, also Yemen, East Africa and some parts of W. Africa. Nobody seems interested in addressing them though.

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                        • #13
                          Saddam being a bad guy wasn't the reason we went into Iraq.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kappys View Post
                            Good Grief. Saddam the driving force behind terrorism? no evidence for that.

                            Libya - Obama stayed out as long as he could until the French begged for
                            help.

                            Syria - Obama gave Assad every option/opportunity to keep the US out of it, setting as distant a red line as he reasonably could. When Assad still overstepped it he forced Obama to at least respond, which he did, with absolutely nothing.

                            Of course the real enemy and danger is mostly holed up in Pakistan now, also Yemen, East Africa and some parts of W. Africa. Nobody seems interested in addressing them though.
                            Just because the media isn't reporting on it, doesn't mean that US and its allies aren't activity engaged and attempting to solve the problem.

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, we know, we went into Iraq for the oil as so many liberals, even around here claimed. So how many oil wells does the U.S. own in Iraq? Hmm. Seems China is benefiting more if anybody, but there's still the liberal geniuses who get their "news" from liberal websites that know better.

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