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2013-06-16 Terror Networks
Palin Slams Military Intervention In Syria: “Let Allah Sort It Out”…
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Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-06-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6468 views ]  Top

#1 At least she didn't say "Kill them all - God knows His own".
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-06-16 00:37||   2013-06-16 00:37|| Front Page Top

#2 How can the non-delusional NOT love this woman...?

Or delusionals not hate?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-06-16 02:59||   2013-06-16 02:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Due to ailing kinfolk, I had to make the pilgrimage back home over the Memorial Day week end. We used to call it Decoration Day, and one of the obligatory tasks in fly-over is to visit the local cemetery place flowers on graves. I visited two. When entering the second I slowly drove past a well attended, small town American Legion memorial service. Memories of the fallen, both friends and family can bring a quick knot to one's throat as you hear those old Garands bark their salute. As a survivor, words from Steven Speilberg's epic film came to mind:

Old James Ryan: Tell me I have led a good life.
Ryan's Wife: What?
Old James Ryan: Tell me I'm a good man.
Ryan's Wife: You are
.

I was lucky. Most chaplains were further forward than I was, but I still hated it. I suspect the only thing I hate worse than war are those that bring it. Palin is right, "Let Allah Sort it Out". It's not worth a single headstone, these senseless interventions. We've seen far, far too many. Damn them that bring them on with no good reason. Damn them all.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-06-16 04:02||   2013-06-16 04:02|| Front Page Top

#4 You were a chaplain, Besoeker? Somehow that had not occurred to me, possibly because the only former military chaplain I have known is our former rabbi, who was prone to dancing in the aisles with the torah and wonderfully erudite sermons, baroque in their organization. But then, he was originally intended to be a concert pianist, before realizing his calling was on a different stage.

I hope your ailing relatives have since recovered, aided by the pleasure of your company.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-06-16 07:48||   2013-06-16 07:48|| Front Page Top

#5 Perhaps Besoeker meant he was in a comparatively safe region of the war-zone? If not.... !

Posted by Shipman 2013-06-16 08:12||   2013-06-16 08:12|| Front Page Top

#6 No, certainly not a chaplain. Damn poor example I'd have been at that. It was an early morning attempt at comparison as Shipman has indicated. Yes, doing better, the kin. Thanks for your well wishes TW.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-06-16 08:21||   2013-06-16 08:21|| Front Page Top

#7 The only bright spot with Syria is that the US will be back to dancing the Cold War Waltz. The dark side is that there was a clear objective in the Cold War. R2P is a lousy substitute.

Oh, and going back to the 'unofficial' dying or getting wounded for no immediately appreciable reason. Been there, did that. Got the bloodstained t-shirt.
Posted by Pappy 2013-06-16 08:50||   2013-06-16 08:50|| Front Page Top

#8 I do not trust the people who say that the other side was good and we were evil the last time around to lead a cold war against the same damn people this time around.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-06-16 09:13||   2013-06-16 09:13|| Front Page Top

#9 The Syrian conflict is not some expansion of the so-called Arab-Spring as some originally advised. Neither is it an autocratic governments’ brutal repression of its citizenry. And no it’s not even, as popularly described, a civil war that threatens to explode into a regional conflict. Even though the situation in Syria may exhibit all those elements it should be plain to see what the current reality is. It is a Holy War…the same Holy War that’s been going on for…well…forever. Palin is right in her own folksy style. The US has no moral obligation to intervene. The POTUS must clearly articulate what is in the US National or Strategic Interest. And, as important, what is the obligation after the Assad regime falls? Otherwise, maybe as they battle each other they’ll have less enthusiasm to attack the West.
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-06-16 09:37||   2013-06-16 09:37|| Front Page Top

#10 Snowy, that's one of the better common-sense one-liners I've seen in a long time. Sure wish Instapundit would feature it.
Posted by Steve White 2013-06-16 10:35||   2013-06-16 10:35|| Front Page Top

#11 If any general officers, admirals or senior spooks out there think this is a bad idea, I'd really like them to speak out now rather than waiting until after retirement.
Posted by Matt 2013-06-16 13:07||   2013-06-16 13:07|| Front Page Top

#12 Good luck with that Matt. Unfortunately, the rank and file of the fawning 'party line crowd' goes far, far deeper than flag officers or intelligence community (IC) senior bureaucrats.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-06-16 13:16||   2013-06-16 13:16|| Front Page Top

#13 Comment from another site: "I wonder if the President will conduct background checks before giving these people assault weapons?"
Posted by Matt 2013-06-16 14:12||   2013-06-16 14:12|| Front Page Top

#14 Syria is another proxy war with Iran.

We have been fighting Iran since the world's longest drive by shooting in 2003.

Lot's of Iranians killed in the fighting in Iraq.

Now we are arming people who want to kill us so they can kill people who want to kill us.

I suppose the theory that keeping them occupied with fighting over the succession to Mohammed is safer than letting them plot and scheme our demise.

Yep its a holy war alright. The Shias vs. the Sunnis. And when they grow tired of the bloodshed they pick out a convenient infidel target and blow that up.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-06-16 20:04||   2013-06-16 20:04|| Front Page Top

#15 Headline Circa 2013 A.D.

12 Years After Al Qaeda Attacks The U.S., the now U.S. President Hussein sends arms to Al Qaeda affiliated Forces Actively Over Throwing Middle East Governments
Posted by Winky Sproing5899 2013-06-16 20:52||   2013-06-16 20:52|| Front Page Top

#16 If Sarah Palin Had Become President
Posted by tipper 2013-06-16 22:01||   2013-06-16 22:01|| Front Page Top

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