Smart Power, Extended Reset Button Dance Mix

Obama to Brits: Toodle-Loo

British military chiefs are being ejected from US meetings about Syria in the first direct consequence of David Cameron’s refusal to join military action.

The role of senior British officers based at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, has been downgraded because they cannot be trusted with high-level intelligence about a conflict with which they are no longer involved, military sources say.

Obama to Russia: Putin on the risk

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected the American evidence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, calling the suggestion “utter nonsense.”

“While the Syrian army is on the offensive, saying that it is the Syrian government that used chemical weapons is utter nonsense,” Putin told journalists in Vladivostok, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.

He urged the United States to present its evidence to the UN Security Council and cautioned President Obama about the consequences of getting involved.

“I would like to address Obama as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate: before using force in Syria, it would be good to think about future casualties,” he said.

Man, that “community organizer” stint really is the strength of his resume, ain’t it?

7 Responses to “Smart Power, Extended Reset Button Dance Mix”

  1. JeffS says:

    Yeah, that part about ejecting the British liaison mission? Jaw dropping. They may not wish to participate in the attack, but the Brits remain our allies.

    Even if Obama hates them.

  2. Syd B. says:

    The Obama administration has proven incapable of outmaneuvering a toddler on a bigwheel. What are the chances they’re gonna outplay Assad, aided by Putin and the Iranians?

  3. Gunslinger says:

    Meanwhile, Boehner and Cantor side with President Puttz without so much as a presentation let alone, a debate.

  4. Syd B. says:

    Would it be wrong to suggest that the solution in Syria would be to make sure both sides had plentiful supplies of chemical weapons?

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Just knives should suffice, Syd.

  6. major dad says:

    Amazing. The Brits must be pissed too. Blasting Assad serves no purpose regardless what Sec Lurch says. It is a civil war, let them hash it out.

  7. Michael Lonie says:

    Bet it embarrassed the Hell out of the American officers who had to convey the news. At any rate, it SHOULD have embarrassed the Hell out of them.

    I’d kinda like to see Assad get the Tyburn treatment like Saddam did. Overthrowing his regime would be a defeat for the Iranians and possibly make Hezbollah hunker down and behave. On the other hand, letting al-Nousra and al-Qaida in Iraq take Syria over would be a horror, although they might kill each other fighting over who is in charge (they’ve already been at each others’ throats). I’d favor giving arms to the non-Jihadists among the rebels, assuming you can find any, and encourzage the Kurds in their autonomy drive. None of that reaquires American boots or bombs on the ground.

    If Obama wants to bomb somebody, Iran is the place to do it. Sadly, he and his clownish advisors haven’t got the wits the Good Lord gave to a butterclam. Did you see that report that Samantha Power and the other “experts” of the Obumbler foreign policy team thought they could get Iran to support a takedown of Assad because the UN, taking time from its busy schedule of Israel-bashing, issued a report chiding the Dorktator for gassing the people he rules? Unbefreakinglievable!

    Good thing we don’t have that moronic cowboy Dubya in the WH anymore. And this time (happy, happy, joy, joy) we have France on our side. For the moment. I suspect that when the French realize what a bunch of fumbling halfwits they are yoked with, who have no intention of doing anything decisive and who will want to pull out at the first sign of difficulties, they’ll bail.

    It’s a pity we don’t have a Palin administration.

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