Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: There are “dozens” of countries who’ll help us in Syria, but I’m not allowed to tell you which ones

posted at 11:21 am on September 3, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Corner. Dozens, eh? Even if you define “military” support generously to include weapons shipments to the rebels rather than direct application of a nation’s military assets to the conflict, how many countries could we be talking about here realistically? Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan — all of Iran’s Sunni enemies, basically — plus the intervention-happy French. Who else? Maybe O will lean on traditional U.S. allies to chip in a few MANPADs or RPGs each just so that he can claim that we have their “support” too. After 10 years of leftist sneering at Bush’s “coalition of the willing” in Iraq, Obama’s own feeble variation would be the perfect ending to Democrats’ change of heart on smashing Baathist regimes that use gas as their weapon of choice.

Speaking of MANPADs, McCain’s being cryptic about what Obama promised him yesterday but I don’t like the idea of “more advanced” weapons floating around in jihadi-controlled rebel areas of Syria:

In a private meeting at the White House on Monday with Sen. John McCain, President Obama said he plans to give Syrian rebels more advanced weapons, according to McCain. If this happens, it would mark an expansion of Obama’s latest Syria strategy of possibly mounting a military response to Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

“He said that he was willing to upgrade the capabilities of the Free Syrian Army,” McCain said in an interview with The Daily Beast, referring to the largest of the rebel groups. “This was a shift in the president’s thought and actions from before.”…

Obama didn’t say which weapons he would give the rebels, but McCain said the Free Syrian Army needs antiarmor and antiaircraft weapons to shift the momentum on the ground to its side. He said if the administration gives him enough specifics about the new arms pledges, he’ll vote to authorize military action.

One of the great fears of western intel in deposing Qaddafi was that his supply of anti-aircraft weapons would end up confiscated by jihadis and then used against western passenger jets. (Collecting MANPADs may — may — have been what the CIA was up to in Benghazi.) Presumably O has something different in mind for the anti-aircraft weapons we’ll be sending our new allies. Maybe something with a shorter range? As goofy and counterproductive as this Syrian adventure is, I can’t quite believe the White House would be so incompetent as to introduce jet-killing weapons into the maelstrom. But then, I’ve been on vacation and haven’t been watching this clusterfark moment by moment. It’s been one amateurish embarrassment after another on Syria — first O blathering about a “red line” that he apparently had no real interest in enforcing, then vowing to arm the rebels while quietly withholding armaments, then rattling his saber about an impending attack before crawling to Congress to bail him out when even the British wouldn’t join the new mission. Why wouldn’t he conclude that, sure, we can somehow guarantee that only the “good” rebels get to use our MANPADs? He’s made bigger mistakes than that in all this.

Anyway. Help me get caught up on the news. Has anyone explained yet why preparations for an attack were leaked days, if not weeks, before O was ready to pull the trigger?


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Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

This one party government is going to get some Americans killed…

d1carter on September 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I understand the three top countries on the secret list are the Grand Duchy of Fenwick, Feedonia and Lower Slobbovia.

hawkeye54 on September 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Has anyone explained yet why preparations for an attack were leaked days, if not weeks, before O was ready to pull the trigger?

Ooh, that’s easy. Incompetence. It’s amateur hour at the White House.

Kensington on September 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM

And to think Cantor was once considered a conservative contender.

Bishop on September 3, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Cantor, the swine, knew about the truth on Benghazi, two weeks before the election, and said nothing, nothing at all, handing the election to obama, on a platinum platter.

I despise that man.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

; )

Bmore on September 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Has anyone explained yet why preparations for an attack were leaked days, if not weeks, before O was ready to pull the trigger?

Because the Pentagon and the insiders in the obama admin. don’t want this fiasco for the land.

It’s all about two things, only:

1. obama’s ego

2. his Muslim Brotherhood and his Qauida bros

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

IOW, dozens of countries will secretly tell Obama they support him in order to keep the US aid $$$ flowing.

Sad thing is, Obama may actually believe them.

taznar on September 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

She needs to be drug tested.

zeeman on September 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

She needs to be drug tested.

zeeman on September 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

I think its too much curl cream – seeped into her noggin. She’s just such a lovable frizz ball isn’t she?

/Bless her heart.

Key West Reader on September 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Oh Debbie I believe you, I believe you, I believer you…..what did you say and how do you know?

Pardonme on September 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM

looked at a lot of threads about Syria, but don’t remember anyone mentioning LBJ and Viet Nam, specifically the gulf of tonkin, the resolution that got the Viet Nam was really started. Seems we might have the Syrian version going on.

RonK on September 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM

First, we should find out if DWS can find Syria on a globe. Someone really needs to point out it is not one of the western US states.

KenInIL on September 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM

I hope your vacation was good, AP. Good to see you back, though.

Dusty on September 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Gee, do you think maybe she meant Obama’s 57 States?

Cuz that right there would make sense.

Key West Reader on September 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Weren’t these the same people who balked at Bush’s three dozen “coalition of the willing” nations against Saddam?

JetBoy on September 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Bush’s three dozen “coalition of the willing” nations against Saddam?

JetBoy on September 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM

41 countries, the UN and the congress

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:37 PM

plus the intervention-happy French

Never trust a Frog when he tells you Tu peux compter sur moi.

steebo77 on September 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I was just thinking yesterday – Allah REALLY needs to come back …

djl130 on September 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Who in Hell is she trying to impress. Everyone can go to Google news and see headline after headline.

1. Arab states call for international action against Syrian regime
2. Saudis Urge Action on Syria – WSJ.com
3. “Arab League member countries have issued a resolution calling on the international community to take the “necessary measures” against the Syrian government after the alleged use of chemical weapons by regime troops”.

She is nothing more then another Ugly has been Democratic House Bitch like Hillary Clinton. Trying to sound important over nothing.

Watch for what the French will do. They have over 200 years history in that part of the world and much of it favorable. They are the ones that established the Country of Syria and others. Any ruling Individual, clan or family over 60 years in existence owe that existence to the French. The French have the military to do the job with. With one single intervention the French could again be come a dominate World Force. Never underestimate any and all players.

jpcpt03 on September 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Can you just imagine that we have this horse faced windbag entrusted with our national security interests. Geeessshhh

rjoco1 on September 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

This is too funny…and shows how irrelevant obama will be at the G20.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Oh, it’s a Super-Secret Coalition then?
These clowns are caught in a time warp (no offense to actual clowns in circus’ and rodeos).

Another Drew on September 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Can you just imagine that we have this horse faced windbag entrusted with our national security interests. Geeessshhh

rjoco1 on September 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Just as a side note…In all my dealings with liberal Democrats, none of them really gives DWS much thought. She’s rarely quoted by liberal blogs. And any time I bring up her endless banalities the response is “who?”.

Just sayin’.

JetBoy on September 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM

How would and should she even have that information? The last I heard, she was not a member of any governmental committee that would give her that info. She would have to be an elected official for that. Sounds like another Obama Whitehouse leak or maybe she just…..LIEs!!! Like the lying liar that she is.

Hammie on September 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Because the Pentagon and the insiders in the obama admin. don’t want this fiasco for the land.
It’s all about two things, only:
1. obama’s ego
2. his Muslim Brotherhood and his Qauida bros
Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

3. 2014

Joseph Curl had an article on this perspective over the weekend and Rush opened with it today. Leaking the info makes Obama look tough and adept on our foreign policy–so they think–which he needs since his FP numbers are tanking. He can get Congress to back him and bludgeon them when, not if, anything goes wrong. To us, Obama sounds like Nero playing his fiddle. To the LIVs, Dems, & SRM, Obama plays the Republicans like Itzhak Perlman on a Stradivarius.

conservative pilgrim on September 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Is Freedonia one of them?

Ward Cleaver on September 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM

conservative pilgrim

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM

This moron isn’t an elected or appointed official of the United States so who’s leaking information to her.

rplat on September 3, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Lets see there’s Feedonia,franistan,almein,babalstan,caspiar,costa morada,dregovia,Eurasia,kabulstan,klopstokia,liliput,Moldavia. Ok I got twelve right there.

jaywemm on September 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Is Freedonia one of them?

Ward Cleaver on September 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Two of them possibly.

onomo on September 3, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Cantor even looks sleazy.

bw222 on September 3, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Lets see there’s Feedonia,franistan,almein,babalstan,caspiar,costa morada,dregovia,Eurasia,kabulstan,klopstokia,liliput,Moldavia. Ok I got twelve right there.

jaywemm on September 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Kabuki-Stan.

/Baker’s dozen

Key West Reader on September 3, 2013 at 1:30 PM

As predicted, Ace is giving DWS a twitter beatdown.

mwbri on September 3, 2013 at 1:31 PM

What a mess. Difficult to know what the truth is anymore, you hear so many different versions of it…but I’m pretty sure that “dozens of countries” aren’t lined up to help us as DWS would have us believe. That statement is probably worth 5 pinnochios!

Oh, and welcome back AP! Yay!

scalleywag on September 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Is Freedonia one of them?

Ward Cleaver on September 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Two of them possibly.

onomo on September 3, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Along with Lower Slobbovia and the Grand Duchy of Fenwick. Although, once its known to them, that Mordor is in on this, they may reconsider.

hawkeye54 on September 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM

conservative pilgrim

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Hey thanks for posting the link. It’s politically shrewd, a la Frank Underwood political maneuvers, but horrible for our country.

conservative pilgrim on September 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM

This moron isn’t an elected or appointed official of the United States so who’s leaking information to her.

rplat on September 3, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I wondered that myself. And where has Jay Carney been lately?

scalleywag on September 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

How about we bomb Syria, the Russians level Washington, DC with Congress in session (but the (dare I say) Redskins on the road and we call it even?

Los Angeles gets its NFL franchise and everyone is happy.

bw222 on September 3, 2013 at 1:40 PM

To analyze DWS’s world. What’s up is down and what’s down is up. What’s wet is dry and what’s dry is wet. Based on this premise she may be correct.

DDay on September 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM

One last thought. About 70 to 80 percent of American citizens don’t want to start a war with Syria; so yes, our elected officials will be right on schedule and do just the opposite and bomb Syria.

DDay on September 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM

I like Debbie. She’s the perfect woman. She lies without remorse or guilt.

Nomennovum on September 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM

DWS is beyond cretinous. Obama could get caught on tape clubbing baby seals and within five minutes she’d be on-air defending the President’s brave, independent actions against this well-known terrorist of innocent sardines…

CaptFlood on September 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

“You forgot Poland.”

DrSteve on September 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM

ABCNEWS-WASHPOST POLL: 59% oppose…

PEW: 29% support…

Resist We Much on September 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Anyway. Help me get caught up on the news. Has anyone explained yet why preparations for an attack were leaked days, if not weeks, before O was ready to pull the trigger?

Transparency.

Buttercup on September 3, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Bush’s three dozen “coalition of the willing” nations against Saddam?

JetBoy on September 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM

41 countries, the UN and the congress

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 12:37 PM

If Barky got on his knees and begged, he couldn’t get double digits.

itsspideyman on September 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM

How about we bomb Syria, the Russians level Washington, DC with Congress in session (but the (dare I say) Redskins on the road and we call it even?

Los Angeles gets its NFL franchise and everyone is happy.

bw222 on September 3, 2013 at 1:40 PM

OK, I’ll call it: Thread WINNER!

Missilengr on September 3, 2013 at 3:47 PM

This is too funny…and shows how irrelevant obama will be at the G20.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

“Sweden always punches above its weight in international affairs.”

slickwillie2001 on September 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Along with Lower Slobbovia and the Grand Duchy of Fenwick. Although, once its known to them, that Mordor is in on this, they may reconsider.

hawkeye54 on September 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Indeed.
Personally, I don’t think Duchess Gloriana and Count Mountjoy would go for this, as there is no percentage for the Duchy in the fight (although Ruritania might be a possible contender).

However, the Wisdom of Sir Roger Fenwick, founder of the Duchy, is definitely relevant to the topic:

Sir Roger recorded that he only learned three things in his two years at Oxford University:

That “Aye” might be turned into “Nay” and vice versa if a sufficient quantity of wordage was applied to the matter.
In any argument the victor is always right.
Though the pen is mightier than the sword, the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment…[3]

AesopFan on September 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Sen Reid has his secret friends that tell him stuff about Republicans. Rep DWS has secret friends that will support the US if we attach Syria.

What is it about Democrats and their invisible friends?

WestTexasBirdDog on September 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM

The frazzled one: ‘ We cannot turn the other check’…..

bwahaahahahaha

She needs a religion class.

CW on September 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM

This reminds me of Brian in the Breakfast Club saying he has a girlfriend that lives in Niagra Falls so you wouldn’t know her.

The Notorious G.O.P on September 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

There’s Unicornlandia, Makebeleivevia and the Marxist republic of Freedonia.

hepcat on September 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Hey, Debbie. Lying makes your hair frizz.

hepcat on September 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM

O__O <—– Debbie's eyes

(there's nothing in there folks)

exodus2011 on September 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Mexico is with us. They got a spare adobe submarine to send over.

Lincoln Cadillac on September 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

She is one dumb organism.

rplat on September 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Help me get caught up on the news. Has anyone explained yet why preparations for an attack were leaked days, if not weeks, before O was ready to pull the trigger?

Easy, it had to be polled.

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

She could be thinking ‘Counties’ in Obama’s new 7 states.

TimBuk3 on September 3, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Just another liar….

crosshugger on September 3, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan — all of Iran’s Sunni enemies, basically — plus the intervention-happy French. Who else?

The Jordanian King said they are not in and Jordan does not support an attack on Syria…Qatar always let us use their bases (well, our bases there, that is) but other than that, there won’t be any other form of support from them…As for Turkey, yeah, very ‘trustworthy’, reminds me when they denied their air space during the Iraq war.. I suppose a free and independent Kurdish tribal area witjn Iraq idea didn’t sit well with Erdogan…as for the French, no comment, other than Hollande is a nutcase and then it takes a nutcase to trust one…

jimver on September 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Wasserman and Lieberman are proof of the existence of bi-partisanship in DC. There is hope.

pc on September 4, 2013 at 6:51 AM

You have to pass the bill to find out who’s supporting it. We’ve heard some crap like this before. Let’s not buy into the crap sandwich from the crap sandwitches.

{^_^}

herself on September 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

clusterfark is right way to describe this situation

lets sit an arab civil war out this time
obama seems all bent out of shape in his open desire to turn the whole of the middle east over to radical islam

and using this as an excuse to distract from
budget crisis, debt ceiling, benghazi, fast n furious nsa spying, irs violating constitutional rights of tea partys, EPA secret emails and good squads, DOJ spying on and tapping AP phone lines, refusal to seal the border, openly refusing to enforce laws his supporters dont like. Excessive vacations, weekly white house parties.
the list goes on.
did i mention his job killing policys of EPA overreach, banning of keystone pipeline, fighting the export of natural gas.

sniffles1999 on September 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

OH and i forgot to mention by bombing the syrian govt obama is giving aid and comfort to terrorists, who are our enemy
and is not giving aid and comfort to terrorist and act of treason towards america.

instead of bombing Al-Queada, obama wants to bomb the govt that is fighting al-queda

and we still do not know which side used gas.

and i for one do not trust the obama govt as obama, hillary, ambassador rice and White house Spokesman Carney all said Benghazi was a spontanous event over local outrage over a YOUTUBE video.
Which was a LIE and they knew it to be a LIE but they kept it up until disproved.

sniffles1999 on September 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

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