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.
BREAKING: White House warns Russia to remove ships from Mediterranean, or be called racists
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 29, 2013
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.
My posts at The Conversation, today have been mostly about Syria: