Nobel Peace Prize Winning Citizen of the World President Willing to Go It Alone On Bombing Syria

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Wow, looks like our neocon warrior president couldn’t get anyone to join team al Qaeda with him.

President Obama is willing to move ahead with a limited military strike on Syria even while allies like Britain are debating whether to join the effort and without an endorsement from the United Nations Security Council, senior administration officials said Thursday.

He’s also willing to go it alone without Congressional authorization or the support (or even the knowledge) of the American public, too, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

It keeps getting better…Syria, Iran threaten retaliation; Russia sends warships:

Syrian allies Iran and Russia are working together to prevent a Western military attack on Syria, the Iranian president said, as Russia said it is sending warships to the Mediterranean, where U.S. ships are already in position.

Don’t worry, though – Obama knows just what to do.

Dan Riehl, The Conversation: Cameron Humiliated: UK Parliament Votes No on Syria

In what Reuters calls a humiliating defeat, British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a parliamentary vote meant to have Britain join in any potential military strike on Syria.

The vote “appeared to all but rule out British involvement in such action,” according to reports.

In a humiliating and unexpected development, Cameron and his coalition government failed to pass a motion that would have authorised military action against Syria in principle by 285 to 272 votes.

See Also:

My posts at The Conversation, today have been mostly about Syria:

Cruz: The President must call a special session of Congress On Syria

Our Next President Is Going To Need A Bigger Reset Button

Boehner Tells Obama: Military Deserves to Have Confidence That A Thorough Strategy Is In Place

Obama Administration Transfers Two GITMO Detainees to Algeria

Whoa: US Intelligence Officials Not So Sure Assad Regime Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

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Holy Cow, after Obama, his Spox, and Kerry all went out on a limb to say that there was no doubt at all about who was behind the attack, comes this latest report via Weasel Zippers:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack is no “slam dunk,” with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria’s chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike, U.S. intelligence officials say.

President Barack Obama declared unequivocally Wednesday that the Syrian government was responsible, while laying the groundwork for an expected U.S. military strike.

“We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out,” Obama said in an interview with “NewsHour” on PBS. “And if that’s so, then there need to be international consequences.” […]

An intercept of Syrian military officials discussing the strike was among low-level staff, with no direct evidence tying the attack back to an Assad insider or even a senior Syrian commander, the officials said.

So while Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that links between the attack and the Assad government are “undeniable,” U.S. intelligence officials are not so certain that the suspected chemical attack was carried out on Assad’s orders, or even completely sure it was carried out by government forces, the officials said. […]

Another possibility that officials would hope to rule out: that stocks had fallen out of the government’s control and were deployed by rebels in a callous and calculated attempt to draw the West into the war.

But but but how can this be? Jay Carney said it would be “preposterous” to think otherwise!

See Also: 

Walid Shoebat: Evidence: Syrian Rebels used Chemical Weapons (not Assad)

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Nobel Peace Prize Winning Citizen of the World President Willing to Go It Alone On Bombing Syria