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    Gen Martin Dempsey Warns Not To Strike Syria: US Not Ready, A Fools Errand

    Gen Martin Dempsey Warns Not To Strike Syria: US Not Ready, A Fools Errand: McCain Calls Dempsey “Disingenuous”

    by Maggie

    Gen Martin Dempsey Warns Not To Strike Syria: US Not Ready, A Fools Errand: McCain Calls Dempsey ?Disingenuous? | Maggie's Notebook

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has told Obama that a strike on Syria will end in involvement with Iran and Russia. Senator John McCain responded that Dempsey’s warnings are “disingenuous.”

    Specifically calling Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “disingenuous,” McCain claimed that limited, strategic strikes against key assets of Syrian President Bashar Assad would be much more manageable than the army – and the administration of US President Barack Obama – have let on…

    McCain was responding to a letter sent last month by Dempsey to Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, in which Dempsey described military intervention in Syria as a fool’s errand.

    Estimating that action could cost the $1 billion a month and require “thousands” of ground troops, Dempsey said strikes would be “no less than an act of war” with no guarantee of success.

    Dempsey said intervention would likely embolden extremist groups.

    “We have learned from the past 10 years… that it is not enough to simply alter the balance of military power without careful consideration of what is necessary in order to preserve a functioning state,” Dempsey added. Source: Jerusalem Post


    The administration is trying to sell protection of Israel as an objective. Shameless in my opinion. That train left the station months ago.

    “The president has been told point blank that this could be the start of a military intervention that could take months or even a year until there is any resolution,” a source who has been following the debate said.

    The sources said the biggest opponent of a military campaign against Syria has been the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey. They said Dempsey, who sought to maintain a low profile, has warned that the U.S. military was not ready for any sustained conflict against Syria that could involve two of its leading allies, Iran and Russia.

    “Dempsey has been unusually blunt in his remarks with both Obama and Vice President Joe Biden,” the source said. “His assessment is that any U.S.
    war against Assad will automatically involve his foreign allies, and that means Teheran and to a smaller extent, Moscow.” Source: World Tribune

    John Kerry said Congress will do the “right thing” because they “understand the stakes.” Strange because few others do.

    In April, Dempsey said that the US military could force down Syria’s warplanes and disrupt its air defenses, but not without significant peril to US pilots, all for a negligible impact on dictator Bashar al-Assad.

    “It’s not about: can we do it? It’s: should we do it, and what are the opportunity costs?” Dempsey testified to the Senate armed services committee in March 2012.

    Dempsey’s nomination for a new term as chairman was even briefly delayed in the Senate last month after pro-war senators demanded fuller advice about Syria.

    In response, Dempsey listed nearly every military option mooted, from limited strikes to full-blown US intervention, and found them fraught with risk and expense. He emphasized the difficulty of staying out of the Syrian civil war once Washington launches any military action.

    “Once we take action, we should be prepared for what comes next,” Dempsey wrote to the committee on 19 July. “Deeper involvement is hard to avoid.”

    Even the “limited stand-off strikes” of the sort the Obama administration is now considering would require “hundreds of aircraft, ships submarines and other enablers.” The impact on Assad would be felt “over time” in the form of a “significant degradation of regime capabilities,” but there is a risk that “the regime could withstand limited strikes by dispersing its assets.” Source: The Guardian

    “Dispersing assets?” You bet. How much time has Syria had to move “assets” into the civilian population? That’s what terrorist thugs do. Muslims cram their weaponry into schools and mosques and dare civil society to come after them. Lousy timing and General Dempsey is making the point.

    According to The Guardian article, retired Army colonel Bob Killebrew said Dempsey is an “absolute straight shooter” and his reluctance to get involved in Syria is likely “the opinion of all the chiefs.”
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    “Clinging to Our Guns and Bibles”.

    As I read the headlines this morning, I have to wonder Why are we doing what we are doing in the Middle East and what is the “imminent Danger as will not admit of delay”.

    The real Imminent Danger may very well be in Washington, and whose side are they really on???

    BEIRUT (AP) - Al-Qaida-linked Syria rebels hit Christian village, Al-Qaida-linked rebels have launched an assault on a regime-held Christian village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted near the capital, Damascus - part of a brutal battle of attrition each side believes it can win despite more than two years of deadlock.
    As the world focused on possible U.S. military action against Syria, rebels commandeered a mountaintop hotel in the village of Maaloula and shelled the community below Wednesday, said a nun, speaking by phone from a convent in the village. She spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

    And we thought it was just part of his Socialist Communist Agenda that makes him worry about us “Clinging to Our Guns and Bibles”.

    The real answer may be below

    Our military and an armed

    The information in this email is extremely important so,
    please read it when you have some quiet time to focus on it.

    You might also want to save it as a reference; you can bet that
    we'll be learning more from (and about) these people.
    Too few Americans know the true extent of the Muslim infiltration in our government.

    Thank goodness, we have information available to us these days that allow us to uncover the following - it barely skims the surface, but it does help explain why our country is so screwed up.

    This information helps explain Obama's position in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, Iran, Egypt, and Benghazi. He clearly supports the Muslim Brotherhood, and you're about to have a better understanding of why. The following article breaks it down even better: but before you wander off, take a look at the list of names below so you'll know exactly who is running this country.

    How on earth did we-the-people allow this to happen??!!!!

    Make no mistake, we have a group of radical Muslim Brotherhood Islamists in government who are trying to destroy this country from within. They want our Constitution replaced with Sharia Law, and they want Islam to be the only religion. They've used our own Constitution against us, along with race baiting, welfare and food stamps, the use of which has moved them closer to their goals. They feed on low information voters and party loyalists which is why it's so important for us to know exactly what's going on. America is in dire need of a moratorium on future immigration from the Middle East. In fact, we need to start enforcing the laws that protect us against treason and other acts that threaten our national security. We need to stop all the political correctness crap, and clearly identify the terrorists in this country. Our enemies should not be allowed to enjoy the same legal protections and freedoms so many Americans died to protect!!

    Obama and his team are doing everything possible to fundamentally change our country. They are helping their "Islamic brothers and financial supporters" bring Sharia Law into the U.S. Just think about what Oklahoma District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange did by ruling against adopting a measure that would ban Oklahoma state courts from considering Sharia law under any circumstances, citing that doing so violated the freedom of religion provisions in the U.S. Constitution!! Has she lost her mind? For one thing, Islam is far more sociopolitical than religious. If we allow the Quran to take precedence over the Constitutional laws of this land, then what's to prevent devil worshipers from wanting similar protection for acts like the use of human sacrifices in their religious practices? After all, the Qur'an and Sharia Law protects "honor killings" among many other cruel and abhorrent practices Islam considers acceptable, and in some cases mandatory. Seriously, people - where do we draw the line?? Several other states have already taken steps to prevent a similar ruling by reinforcing their state laws to insure against any foreign laws/religions that may attempt to take precedence over the Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Better make sure your state is one of them. And keep in mind - Muslims come in different flavors including Sunni (Muslim Brotherhood), Shiite (Iran is predominantly Shia), and Alawite (off-shoot of Shiite). Secular states in the ME support Sharia. The Quran is what all Muslims have in common. Regardless of what you've been told, or may have heard, the Quran and the Constitution are in direct conflict with each other. You can find out more about Islam and secularism at Islam and secularism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now on to the list --

    Barrack Obama - most already know who Obama really is, even though he has paid Millions to hide it. We know he was raised Muslim in Indonesia by his Communist Muslim step-father. His biological father was a Communist Muslim. Barrack claims to be Christian, even though he openly supports Islam. He also claims to be American. He denies any form of "close" relationship to his former preacher, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but that's another story. But did you know Malik Obama, the president's half-brother, has oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood's international investments? Who do you think Malik truly represents as far as the Muslim Brotherhood is concerned? Remember Barrack's trips to Africa, (his homeland), and the door he keeps open at the WH for his MB acquaintenances? Seems innocent enough, doesn't it? Just another of the many "coincidences" and "circumstantial evidence" concerning Barrack Obama's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Valerie Jarrett - Iranian born communist Muslim, senior advisor to Obama. It appears she has more influence over our country than Congress. I could fill a book just pointing out her affiliations with communists and the MB - and that's just in Chicago!!!

    Huma Abedin - Weiner's wife, and longtime Hillary Clinton advisor. Her mother started the Muslim Sisterhood. A manifesto commissioned by the ruling Saudi Arabian monarchy places the work of an institute that employed Abedin at the forefront of a grand plan to mobilize U.S. Muslim minorities to transform America into a Saudi-style Islamic state, according to Arabic-language researcher Walid Shoebat. You didn't think these people would openly confess to their agenda, did you?

    John Kerry - Secretary of State. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, “to the mutual benefit of both of our people.” Yeah, right.

    John Brennan - CIA Director, converted to Islam while CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia from 1996 to ‘99. Mr. Brennan’s activities as the president’s top counter-terrorism adviser have been at the forefront in the Muslim Brotherhood effort in the United States.

    Chuck Hagel - Secretary of Defense. His position on our defense budget and his appearance on Al-Jazeera where he characterized the United States as a bully in world affairs tells it all. We already know Al-Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar, which has now been revealed by reputable sources as a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Mr. Hagel was the chairman.

    Are we seeing a pattern, yet?? How about a few more DEVOUT MUSLIMS, all with direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood? Keep reading.....

    Arif Alikhan - Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Even Snopes had to confirm it - Muslims Appointed to Department of Homeland Security? Oh, but it gets better -
    Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which Egyptian magazine, Rose El-Youssef, identifies as a Brotherhood "subsidiary." It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the "file of Islamic states" in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.

    Kareem Shora - born in Damascus, Syria - his radical ties are significant. In June 2009, he was appointed to serve on the Homeland Security Advisory Council in D.C. by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Four months later he became senior policy advisor for DHS's Community Engagement Section. He was also named to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's "Heritage Community Liaison Council". From '99-'09 he worked with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) as legal advisor. He consistently joined the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other Islamic supremacist groups in lobbying against the Bush administration's anti-terro initiatives. He co-authored ADC's 1998-2000 Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans, and a 2002 publication titled Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans: The Post-September 11 Backlash.

    Mohammed Elibiary - Freedom and Justice Foundation President and CEO, appointed by Napolitano to serve on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas entitled "A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary," the Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran and the violent Muslim global revolution to install a universal caliphate. When Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News called him on this, he threatened Dreher, telling him: "Expect someone to put a banana in your exhaust pipe." Allegedly leaked Intel, and sold classified info to the media. Why isn't he running like Snowden?
    Rashad Hussain - Deputy Associate Counsel to Obama. His work focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. He was part of the Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) He called the prosecution of terrorist suspect Sami Al-Arian "politically motivated". If you don't remember Sami Al-Arian, he was called a "master manipulator" by a federal judge, and indicted in Feb 2003 on 17 counts under the Patriot Act. A grand jury acquitted him on 8 counts, and deadlocked on the remaining 9 counts. He struck a plea bargain and admitted to one of the remaining charges - "Conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad", in exchange for being released and deported by April 2007. That didn't happen because a Virginia prosecutor demanded he testify before a Virginia grand jury on a separate case which he refused to do. He has been held under house arrest in Northern Virginia since 2008 waiting for a judge to rule on whether the case will proceed. More about Rashad Hussain at Obama's Hafiz, Rashad Hussain, Muslim Brotherhood in the White House - Atlas Shrugs

    Salam al-Marayati - Obama Adviser, Muslim leader and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is its current executive director. He said Israel should have been added to the suspect list for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He also defined attacks by the terrorist group Hezbollah as "legitimate resistance" per a report by the Investigative Project On Terrorism. Muslim leader who speculated on Israeli involvement in 9/11 chosen to speak at OSCE human rights conference | Washington Free Beacon

    Imam Mohamed Magid - Sudanese-born Muslim Brotherhood leader. Obama's Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North America - a terror-supporting organization and known front group for the Egypt based MB operations in the U.S. In July 2012, the CIA hosted a 2-day training program at hdqtrs in Langley, VA entitled "Countering Violent Extremism Workshop for the National Capitol Region". Present were local, state, and federal officials from law enforcement, military, and intelligence in addition to the senior CIA, FBI, and DHS officials who conducted the training. Members of the Muslim community MODERATED AND LED THE TRAINING!!! Imam Mohamed Magid participated. Read more: Imam Mohamed Magid | The Counter Jihad Report

    Eboo Patel - Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships - according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, he has a very strong relationship with Hani Ramadan, one of the MB leaders and the grandson of Hassan al_Banna and the son of Said Ramadan, brother-in-law of al Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe and the U.S. He also has a close relationship with Siraj Wahhaj, a known American Brother, and is also a member of MSA, a large Brotherhood organization in America. Read more at A man and 6 of the Brotherhood in the White House! :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism

    Congressman Keith Ellison, (D) Minnesota - America’s first Muslim Congressman and Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus serves on the House Financial Services Committee which has jurisdiction over the banking system, stock exchanges and the housing and insurance industries. Before running for the federal legislature Ellison was a noted Minneapolis community activist practicing civil rights and employment law and Minnesota State Representative. Sound familiar? Anyway, he proposed the Robin Hood Tax, HR 6411, or "Inclusive Prosperity Tax" in September 2012 which taxes “highly speculative financial transactions.” Didn't fly, so it was reintroduced as HR 0101 with more support from his colleagues. (see IL 98 HR0101. INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY ACT - Ellison doesn't give up easily - he gets paid not to, right? He is known to either directly or indirectly support Sharia and Islam, and his legislation is based primarily on the teachings of the Quran - just like Obama. Example - speculation or “Maisir”, a form of “Riba” is prohibited by the Quran along with commodity exchanges and an earned increase in capital without services provided (capital gains). “Riba” according to Mohammed, is a sin akin to “a man committing adultery with his mother” and requires financial penalties. There you have it. His tax is really a penalty just like Obamacare. Birds of a feather -- read more at Muslim Congressman promotes Sharia Compliant Transaction Tax?

    Congressman Andre Carson, (D) Indiana - SCARY, VERY SCARY!!!!!!
    His speech says it all:

    Now you know. So where are all the American patriots? Where are all the American Christians, Jews, Hinduus, Secularists, Buddahists, etc.? Why aren't WE the ones who are marching on D.C. on 9/11? Why aren't WE the ones making sure the right people get elected? Why are WE allowing this to happen to America?? Did you vote in the last election??

    Please resend this email to as many people as you can, and ask them to PLEASE CONTACT THEIR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES. Make it go viral. Let your Congressmen know that you know what's going on in D.C., and that you're not happy. Tell them they better start paying attention to the details, and listening to their constituents
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    If the republican leadership had any brains, let alone gonads, they'd realize that they have one chance in four of coming out ahead on this:

    1. Republicans go along with Obama, action is defined as a success - Obama takes all the credit.
    2. Republicans go along with Obama, action is a disaster - Obama blames republicans for supporting the failed action.
    3. Republicans oppose Obama, action is a success - Obama skewers the republicans for not supporting his genius.
    4. Republicans oppose Obama, action is a disaster - republicans win.

    Sad, but. That's the way it adds up, IMO...
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    Yes to all above replies. There was a book written around 2000 years ago that told us this would happen, and there was nothing we could do to prevent it. Do not worry, these bad people will be dealt with. We still are not sure exactly when, but it does not appear to be far off.
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