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Kerry: Congress faces ‘Munich moment’

Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats during a Monday conference call that they face a “Munich moment” as they weigh whether to approve striking Syria to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons, two sources with knowledge of the call told NBC News.

The phrase is a reference to the 1938 Munich Pact that ceded control of part of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany — a moment that history has harshly judged as an appeasement of Adolf Hitler that preceded World War II.

Kerry — joined by other top officials, including National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel — made the case for intervention to 127 House Democrats, many of whom expressed skepticism about a possible strike.

Since when did Assad’s Syria become a threat to invade its neighbors? They’re fighting a civil war. I’m sure the English don’t appreciate the comparison. Not very diplomatic for the nation’s top diplomat.

The last time I heard this kind of rhetoric a guy named Bush was comparing Saddam Hussein to Hitler. Actually that happened twice. Can’t they come up with some other historical bad guy to compare people to?

Senator Kerry and Teresa Heinz-Kerry  dine with Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun in 2009

Senator Kerry and Teresa Heinz-Kerry dine with Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun in 2009

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  1. The Klown says:
  2. jeffhas says:

    First – does anyone else find it offensive that they are making the case to 127 Democrats (only). Thank goodness this is an administration of ALL the people.

    Second – they have lessened Hitlers stature over and over with these lame comparisons (see also: racist).

    Third – Rand Paul is correct, Kerry in front of congress talking down the Vietnam ‘mistakes’ just reeks right about now.

    Fourth (and this is petty I know) – Can we please put pictures of Kerry ‘Pre Hockey injury’ next to current ones? – it just adds to the smoke and mirrors hypocrisy they have created.

    .. and last – IS THAT PICTURE (of lurch munching with Hitler) FOR REAL? unbelievable – why is this not on the front page of the NY TImes?

    Ugh. This would be nominally laughable (because how could they possibly be serious) if HALF the population didn’t actually SUPPORT this administration.

    • HONK!

      Yeah, that picture is for real. It’s on the front page of the press. In Britain.

      • votermom says:

        When I see that picture I think of all the tradition, still strong in the Middle East & Eastern Europe, that sharing a meal means trust and peace (breaking bread & sharing salt).

        Iirc, in ancient Greece, someone killing the other after sharing a meal would bring down the Furies on him. (Or was that just if the host killed the guest? In that case Kerry would be off the hook if Assad paid the bill)

  3. westcoaster says:

    OT: I just looked at Hillary’s twitter feed, and saw that on Bill Clinton’s birthday she linked to this picture (4-year-old Bill):

    • The Klown says:

      If Syria’s chemical weapons came from Saddam then they are at least 30 years old because Saddam’s chemical weapons came from us in the early 80’s.

    • Somebody says:

      I remember reading some stories back in 2012 about chemical weapons coming from Iraq to Syria. Apparently the Russians helped convoy the weapons over to Syria by posing as US military or so the story went. The story was presented as known fact as if we’ve always known that chemical weapons moved to Syria. This was the beginning of the drum beat on Syria, Hillary was still SOS.

      There was also a story around the same time frame about yellow cake uranium out of Iraq that was quietly sold to a Canadian power plant and quietly shipped to Canada by us. The last of it reached Canada in late 2008. Again this article presented the information as though it was known fact all along that the yellow cake was there.

      I know one article was on ABC, and Reuters had one and I want to say MSN or NBC had one. Those were the only articles I’ve ever seen and I want to say somebody here linked to them back during the election is how I stumbled upon them.

      Point being apparently it is known fact in some circles that Iraq’s chemical weapons made their way into Syria??? Also, that Iraq had quite the stockpile of yellow cake uranium. Common knowledge to some media at least, but not information they felt the need to report to us, guess it didn’t fit the narrative. I still think the invasion of Iraq was a mistake but it did kind of piss me off to read those articles and made me wonder wth else has the media hidden…….rhetorical question the list would be way too long!!

  4. The Klown says:
      • swanspirit says:

        Yes , he nailed it , and while this is entirely true :

        The President needs to show real leadership, not overreaction, sudden reversal, and uncertainty. We need the President to shape a broad policy for the Syrian civil war even more than we need a far clearer policy for preventing the use of chemical weapons. More broadly, we need leadership to deal with Iran, its moves towards nuclear weapons and any new options created by Iran’s election. We need clear decisions over how the U.S. will deal with Afghanistan as it pulls out its combat troops. We need a clear definition of what “rebalancing” in Asia really means. We need a clear concept for our future national security posture and spending, and our defense strategy, rather than a food fight over defense spending alone. This is the 21st century. It is not a play and we cannot wait for Godot.

        no leadership is going to come from the current administration , you simply cannot get blood from a turnip , and Obama is the Turnip in Chief .
        He and his administration do not possess the ability to lead , they do not even know how to follow , and they have no intention of getting out of the way . Unfortunately , blood may flow from elsewhere , and from innocents, because of this turnip.

  5. DandyTIger says:

    Just saw Miss Lindsay making the case for war against Syria. Um, sorry, I mean just a little old missile strike, nothing more, hardy worth mentioning. And he said if we don’t, it will mean the end of Jordan, Israel, and it will mean Iran gets nukes. All based on if we strike or not.

    Here’s my response to Miss Lindsay and his dance partners in the WH: fuck you. A strike will turn into a war. Period. If we go in, it will be trillions of dollars and 1000s of dead Americans. We will go broke. Our economy is hanging by a thread. War spending won’t, contrary to some hair-brained idiots, won’t help. What happens to Jordan and Israel and others we no longer exist as a country? Here’s a thought, fuck ’em. Let them kill each other. Whatever. Let Europe and others deal with it if they give a shit. Which clearly they don’t.

    • votermom says:

      Graham & McCain – anyone says “bomb” and they both get so excited. Psychos.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Where were they 2 and 1/2 years ago? Apparently this “immediate crisis” has been simmering for quite some time. Why now? Just saw these incredible photos of refugee camps, from the UK of course. I’d much rather send aid to these people than support Broncobama’s missiles for a million$+ a pop.

    • Somebody says:

      I heard a little bit of Miss Lindsey talking yesterday I think, could have been Saturday, been busy on a home improvement project. I had the TV on in another room and was just passing through but I stopped in my tracks when I heard one thing pop out of his mouth. He said something to the effect of making sure the opposition knows that once we take over we’ll turn over the chemical weapons to the international community to be disposed of.

      I was so pissed, once we take over AYFKM??? NO, NO, NO, NO! Stay out of their civil war. I agree with you Dandy our economy can’t sustain another war, our treasury can’t either. Is there anything or anyone McCain and Graham don’t want to bomb??? ENOUGH!

  6. votermom says:

    This made me LOL

    • DeniseVB says:

      On a related note, Putin’s recent question gave me pause:

      ‘How many times did the US initiate conflicts in various parts of the world? Has this ever helped to resolve even one problem?’


  7. votermom says:

  8. elliesmom says:

    This is totally OT, but I was reading Thomas Sowell’s piece about housing and unintended consequences, and it made me think about what’s been happening in our town. Several years ago a duplex went up for sale, and it was bought by a family newly arrived from Brazil. A few months later a second family from Brazil moved into the other half of the house. When a second duplex went up for sale, the second family bought it, and the two original families now could bring two more Brazilian families to town. This process has continued until we now have a small, but very active, and very welcome Brazilian community in town. Their latest venture has been to open a Brazilian restaurant, and it’s mobbed. Here’s the catch – there aren’t very many duplexes in town. Most that are here were built to house the workers from the old mill in the 1800’s. The mill owners built boarding houses for the :”mill girls”, row houses for the next level up, and these duplexes for the “bosses”. So most are clustered in one neighborhood. No one has deliberately segregated the Brazilians. They’re welcome in any neighborhood in town, but the finances of bringing each other here were best served by the purchase of two-family homes. We’ve recently had a builder ask the state to sponsor some low income housing in our town. In the process an evaluation of current housing was done, and it’s scathing about how we have “segregated our immigrant community”. With Eric Holder’s latest crusade to redistribute people in the interest of “fairness”, is he going to ban the Brazilians from buying the last couple of duplexes in their neighborhood?

    • DandyTIger says:

      The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Too bad the evaluation was only surface deep and didn’t take into account the completely reasonable and rational way things evolved. Same with so many things we’ve seen from our current admin and DOJ. Then again, sometimes these people know exactly what they’re doing, and it’s not because they’re shallow or stupid.

    • Somebody says:

      Reminds me of an AA official I knew years ago that has since retired. We were friends and socialized together quite often. I remember this one conversation where he bounced an idea off me to see my reaction. The idea……….mobile low income housing. Yep keep the poor mobile so the wealthy can’t escape them or in his mind not the wealthy, but whites. A mobile community could be an answer to white flight he pondered, plus the side benefit of modular housing once it’s trashed replace it.

      No talk or thoughts about how to lift people out of low income housing, nope just wanted to make sure neighborhoods were “racially balanced”. My response was not kind and looking back on it now as I type this……..that was sort of the beginning of the end of our friendship, huh……LOL!

      • DandyTIger says:

        That’s stunning. No thought for how it might affect those that keep getting shuffled around at the whim of the local government? So the poor AA’s are just so much lumps of irritant, to be used against political enemies? Poor AA’s are a poison to be sprayed on whites? WTF? That’s one of the most pathetic ideas I’ve ever heard. Does that mean Holder/Obama will be wanting to do that now?

        • Somebody says:

          I found it stunning too. This idea was presented to me after years of friendship and trust gained, plus there was some alcohol involved. It provided a lot of insight to me though and anytime I see supposed black leaders my mind goes back to that conversation. I wonder to myself, do these supposed black leaders also see the poor as pawns, would they think mobile impoverished communities a good idea?

          Luckily this particular AA never made it past a state level and was only briefly at the state level. However he had friendships and ties with others and again I’ve always wondered if it was his idea or did he get the idea from someone else?

      • elliesmom says:

        That’s just so sad.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    I feel a third party rising …..

  10. votermom says:

  11. votermom says:

    Agent Orange joins the war monger club

  12. votermom says:

  13. helenk3 says:

    will probably have black helos over my house. just e-mailed Boehner and asked what backtrack was blackmailing him with and would he please step down as speaker so we could someone in there with a backbone.

  14. votermom says:

  15. smile says:

    This is a very interesting perspective by Putin. It is thought provoking, and definitely thinking “outside of the box”. I would love to hear your thoughts on it. The interesting manner of writing at first took me by surprise, but afterwards, I really enjoyed it. The writing has the feel of someone translating from the mother-tongue to English, which makes sense, since he it is his 2nd language.

  16. votermom says:

    Limbaugh just brought up this article on his talk show

    Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack?
    by Yossef Bodansky
    There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the August 21, 2013, chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a pre-meditated provocation by the Syrian opposition.
    The extent of US foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the “horror” of the Barack Obama White House in a different and disturbing light.
    On August 13-14, 2013, Western-sponsored opposition forces in Turkey started advance preparations for a major and irregular military surge. Initial meetings between senior opposition military commanders and representatives of Qatari, Turkish, and US Intelligence [“Mukhabarat Amriki”] took place at the converted Turkish military garrison in Antakya, Hatay Province, used as the command center and headquarters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their foreign sponsors. Very senior opposition commanders who had arrived from Istanbul briefed the regional commanders of an imminent escalation in the fighting due to “a war-changing development” which would, in turn, lead to a US-led bombing of Syria.
    – more at the link

    It sounds just like the kind of dunder-headed thing the same CIA that bungled Benghazi would do

    • DeniseVB says:

      Makes that tinfoily “Benghazi was a kidnap the Amb plot so Obama can get him released before the election but oopsies ” plan seem more realistic now.

      I hate not trusting my government.

  17. votermom says:

    Dipsy Debbie says we have dozens of allies against syria, but she can;t tell ya coz it’s secret

  18. helenk3 says:

    hearing on Syria about to start per Fox

  19. votermom says:

  20. helenk3 says:

    Just wondering, wasn’t Pearl Harbor supposed to be a limited attack carried our by the Japanese? How did that work out for the world?

    • votermom says:

      Attacking Syria puts Israel in danger as a target of retaliation.
      If Assad is desperate he could try to get Islamist allies by attacking Israel – free for all ensues.
      Of course I don’t think Obama cares if Israel gets attacked – he seems to be in favor of ME chaos.

  21. helenk3 says:

    just got the best line on this whole mess on my facebook page

    Fighting for American freedom in the middle east is like going to a strip club to work on your marriage

  22. helenk3 says:

    listening to Kerry spout off and thinking of what he said about our troops during Viet Nam I wish the committee would take off their shoes and throw them at him

  23. westcoaster says:

    I vote for Pelosi’s grandson 🙂 I think he’s ready to take Pelosi’s place:

  24. helenk3 says:

    just sent this E-mail to barbara boxer

    I am listening to you speak at the hearing. will you please do me a favor? stop using dead children as an excuse to attack. you have no problem with dead children due to abortion. dead children are dead children and it is very hypocritical to use them to save obama’s face. Because he made stupid statements more people should not have to die

  25. trixta says:

    Interesting piece in the GUARDIAN…are oil politics ever out of the picture?

    “Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern (Massacres of civilians are being exploited for narrow geopolitical competition to control Mideast oil, gas pipelines)”

    “So what was this unfolding strategy to undermine Syria and Iran all about? According to retired NATO Secretary General Wesley Clark, a memo from the Office of the US Secretary of Defense just a few weeks after 9/11 revealed plans to “attack and destroy the governments in 7 countries in five years”, starting with Iraq and moving on to “Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.” In a subsequent interview, Clark argues that this strategy is fundamentally about control of the region’s vast oil and gas resources.”

  26. Lulu says:

    It really did not take long for the shit to hit the fan after Hillary left did it?
    The Democrats are whining about Obama. “In the fifth year of his presidency, some of these observers say, he is making choices that are reminiscent of the missteps some predecessors have made during their awkward early months in power:” So is he the President of Stupid?

  27. helenk3 says:

    I am listening to the hearings.never heard so many “we don’t knows” from people trying to get this country to attack another country.
    How big is the opposition force? We don’t know
    who comprises the opposition force/ We don’t know
    What is the end game for America? We don’t know

  28. driguana says:

    At this point in this sad political moment it’s…Give Me Liberty or Give Me Meth!!!

  29. amspirnational says:

    It’s Israel’s policy to extend and mire the war longterm until a soft-on Israel replacement for Assad can be moved in-it’s didn’t work in Iraq and it won’t here. But Iran is Israel’s main target. Hezbollah must be weakened first as well. Were I to designate the US policy also in these cases, I would be redundant.

  30. The Klown says:
  31. helenk3 says:

    stolen from a commenter at No Quarter

    McCain plays video poker on smart phone during Syria hearing.

  32. lyn says:

    OPERATION TWERKING SYRIA— THE GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) September 3, 2013

    Please edit if this doesn’t work. TY!

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