The following information has been sourced thoroughly. This particular soldier said that while he was not really thrilled about the assignment to Egypt, it was better than the soldiers that remained at the military base BECAUSE THEY HAD JUST RECEIVED THEIR DEPLOYMENT ORDERS TO GO TO SYRIA. That certainly contradicts the posturing and false reassurances and table-pounding of Obama and Kerry, does it not?
Of course, credibility should never enter the discussion when talking about this president. If frogs get nourishment from eating flies, this pathologically dysfunctional misfit gets his lifeblood from telling lies. It is the manner in which he is genetically coded and been brainwashed to operate.
The courteous words chosen by the media due to the vomit coming from the State Department is that the people involved in the civil war with Assad in Syria are “rebels” and “the opposition”, when in fact it’s a collection of warring, tribal jihadists composed of Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and the Muslim Brotherhood, remember them? They’re the group the Obama administration enabled to take over Libya and Egypt. To put it tamely, just because they’re all radical Islamic groups does not mean they all get along.
Clearly, the gun running operation CIA operative (NOT Ambassador) Christopher Stevens oversaw out of the pseudo-embassy in Benghazi was funneling guns to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, which drew the ire of Ansar al-Sharia, which bears responsibility for the Benghazi attacks. Clearly it is the jihadist group of his choice, as Obama tried his hand at yet another government-overthrow. Now it becomes clearer why Susan Rice was sent out to lie to the press with an elementary school alibi, why Hillary Clinton screeched at a Congressional oversight committee, and why the surviving operatives of the embassy attack have been placed under deep cover and from whom we will never hear. The administration was funding yet another proxy war with a poorly conceived operation and it blew up in its face.
Obama and Kerry have operated under the misconception that Americans are too ignorant to realize other, sophisticated G-7 countries have intelligence gathering techniques that rival or exceed ours, and that is why the likes of Great Britain, Russia, Israel, and Germany, among others, summarily dismissed his intentions to attack Syria at the G-20 Summit in Russia last week. In fact, Germany’s Der Spiegel just released copies of certain intelligence intercepts this morning proving the Assad did NOT authorize the use of chemical weapons and in fact was strongly opposed to doing so. Its intelligence gathering clearly shows that the use of nerve gas was by one of the rag-tag rebel groups, instead. Gee, I can’t imagine the Muslim Brotherhood resorting to such barbaric techniques, can you?
Watching the Obama administration is like watching the mini-car pull into the center ring at the circus, and out comes one clown, after another, after another, after another.
Putin gains huge political capital for seizing on Kerry’s loose tongue, Kerry inadvertently presented an opening against his bosses wishes for military action, and Obama comes across as a more disorganized and weak president, not only domestically, but equally if not more damaging, internationally as well.
And don’t forget: the man who lied about gun running to the Mexican cartels, IRS targeting, the contents of the health care bill, NSA eavesdropping, is the same psychopath that assured Americans there would be “no boots on the ground”, and that it will be a very small, strategic attack.
Why, then, do soldiers at Ft. Hood already have in hand their deployment assignments to go to Syria?
Since my son, in the Army, works with personnel and one of his jobs is processing soldiers in and out of bases and deployments, etc., and Sandy, I know your husband will agree with this one, too; just because orders are in hand does not mean that they can't be cancelled. So it is not a "done deal" yet.
However, what does trouble me is that I was under the impression that Obama was telling us this would be a "limited air strke" only. Then Kerry left it open that we could have "boots on the ground", but no where in any of their assurances and conversations with the people of the US have they been truthful and let us know that they had already issued deployment orders to soldiers anywhere, let alone Ft. Hood. Granted, Ft. Hood is the largest Army Post in the US, but still the point is that no where did they say that they had already issued deployment orders.
Does this not seem to say that they planned to put troops in Syria all along? Now that is something I would like Obama to explain in all his attempts to "go to the people" for support.
Since I didn't bother to watch Obama's pathetic attempt to "inform" the American people I would have to say that we, the American peole have not been justly informed as to their real intentions.
Wonder how many times they had to re-write Obama's speech. I'm sure the first draft was nothing like the last since Putin left Obama and company with a full plastering of "egg on the face." And with Putin pulling his "one-upmanship" by being a step or a jump ahead of Obama it left Obama's "our way or the highway stance" in a piddle of a mess.
With the vote of the American People and Congress in an "anti anything" as far as Syria is concerned I don't think his speech resonated with anyone who bothered to listen to him.
You're right Linda about orders in hand. You know, everyone in this administration sometimes leave me at a loss for words and now is no exception.
WTF are Obama, et al doing????
Putin said Russia would help Syria if the U.S. attacks them and now he says if the chemicals are removed from Syria, the world must promise not to attack Syria. Putin is running the show & loving it.
Sandy, it is a sad day for the Western Allies when they have no one willing to step up to the plate and take control; when Russia takes over as the chief negotiator and ones pulling all the strings and calling all the shots. What a sorry day for the Western Allies. And who do we thank; Obama for creating the distrust that Germany, the UK, Austrialia, Canada and our other allies have for us and for handing it all to Putin. Of course, we now have Dumb and Dumber and Dumest of All so I guess there is no other choice than for people to feel this way.
I had no idea that things would be so bad when Biden starts to look like a good guy. Hate to say that, but he looks better today than before Kerry, Hagel, Powell, Rice and Obama, the 5 Omegos.