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Red Line Syria

“Why are Obama and Clinton speaking out again about ‘red line’, repeating what they said earlier in the year?,” asks John Batchelor. Larry Johnson and John Batchelor just discussed these issues on WABC-AM (podcast). I’ve written notes of what they discussed, so please read what they discussed at the end of this post.

(Photo above: Hangars at a Jordan desert facility where US and UK forces are said to be training Jordan commandos — supposedly to be used to intervene to secure the Syrian WMD. “U.S. weighing military options if Syria uses WMD; Former U.S. official says Iran’s infamous Quds Force has urged Syrian regime members to use Sarin gas against rebels and civilians; U.S. fears Assad might use chemical weapons now that he is under greater pressure.”)

I spoke with Larry Kudlow on CNBC’s “Kudlow Report” in re the declarations by POTUS Obama and StateSec Clinton that Syria’s use of WMD is a “red line” that can trigger intervention.

My information is that much of Syria’s WMD was transferred into the arsenals in the early days of the Iraq War. On April 5, 2003, a Republican Guard convoy of 300 tanks, 100 BMRLs, and the whole of Iraq’s WMD passed into Syria in a surreptitious manner, using captured American vehicles (with US identification signals)…


Spoke with Larry Kudlow on CNBC’s “Kudlow Report” in re the declarations by POTUS Obama and StateSec Clinton that Syria’s use of WMD is a “red line” that can trigger intervention.

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Marshall favored general officers who were smart, physically sturdy, nimble, and able and ready to cooperate with many others, like a leading team player. Marshall did not favor mavericks, non-conformists, show-offs, political favor-seekers. These qualities describe Marshall’s choice of Dwight David Eisenhower. In turn, Eisenhower favored generals who were good part players, such as Patton for chasing the enemy, such as Bradley the even-tempered (though not daring) leader of combat divisions from Sicily to Normandy.

My information is that much of Syria’s WMD was transferred into the arsenals in the early days of the Iraq War. On April 5, 2003, a Republican Guard convoy of 300 tanks, 100 BMRLs, and the whole of Iraq’s WMD passed into Syria in a surreptitious manner, using captured American vehicles (with US identification signals) at the fore and aft to masquerade the column as friendly.

My information is that the WMD remains in many locations, and that the Russians know where most or all of it is, since they sold it to Saddam.

Why are Obama and Clinton speaking out again about “red line,” repeating what they said earlier in the year? My assumption is that this is a message to Russia and Iran more than to the defeated, deaf and likely doomed Assad. Am told that the WMD is mainly a problem to be dealt with at some point by using air assault.

It does not require invasion.

The puzzle is: If the US and its sponsored surrogates, Cairo, Ankara and Doha, will use the WMD “red line” as a casus belli. My information is that the risk of an intervention is that the whole region is unstable; and Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon may not be able to withstand intact the crisis of a NATO invasion of Syria.

My information is that the US and UK troops in Jordan (see photo above) are not in country to train for a Syrian collapse. Rather, the US and UK are present to discourage a military coup in Jordan — a coup that is regarded as probable in order to protect the kingdom from the predatory Islamists called the Moslem Brothers (kindred to the same thugs in Egypt and linked directly to the jihadists disguised as the “Free Syrian Army” in Aleppo and Damascus).

In sum, there are no solutions to the Syrian civil war that do not make the present chaos much worse.
In most instances, the driver of the troubles is the predatory state of Iran.

At this juncture, Iran is turning up the threats in order to intimidate the US. It is working; hence the redundant warnings to Iran and its axis by POTUS and Mrs. Clinton.

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From the blog of John Batchelor: John Batchelor. Podcasts: Podcasts of previous programs. By the way, you can subscribe to hear John Batchelor’s posts. See the screen shot below. Larry Johnson has been on these recent programs:

Larry Johnson
Listen here: Monday, 11/19/12 – Batchelor 9pm
Guests: Jodi Schneider, Jeff Bliss, Larry Johnson, Bill Vlasic

(I am listening to the program now. Jodi Schneider is discussing the trillions and trillions of dollars that Congress MUST address. The cut-off date is December 21, 2012. That’s because the ladies and gentlemen who comprise our Congress are going home, to enjoy the holidays. Nice, huh? Wish we could take time off like that, don’t we.)

December 11th has come and gone.

December 12-20? Well … we shall see, won’t we.

I am dubious that Congress will get it done. And we all know what that means.

However, as they say, “Hope spring eternal.” Yeah, right. …

Here are some of the comments Larry and John discussed tonight:

Larry Johnson and John Batchelor discussed a “scathing” article in Pravda, in which they called Hillary Clinton the “old war hag.”

The White House, it seems, is “skating along” in the midst of the turmoil throughout the Middle East. Apparently, Mr. Obama and crew (like Pinetta) think that everything is just fine. They don’t realized that there are jihadists everywhere, many imported from Iraq.

Apparently, the White House assumes that everything is ”hunky-dory.” However, the Russians are eagerly arming the rebels, and are selling their best equipment, including missiles that our Patriot systems and other “conventional resources” cannot bring down.

Obama, the two noted, doesn’t realize that these are “extremely difficult weapons to use.” They asked, “Remember the Iraq War?” I sure do. I remember all of those excited reporters announcing that those super-duper Patriot missiles had hit their mark. Then the reporter would gesture with his hand, pointing to wherever “there” was. Everybody was abuzz with excitement about the Patriot missiles. Back then, we thought that they were a brilliant improvement. But … Remember all of those “trumped-up claims” about the Patriot missiles that usually missed their targets? Yes. I bet you do. So do I.

So hasn’t the U.S. devised a new system that hits its marks more precisely? Perhas they have. Frankly, I have no expertise in missiles. Maybe one of you can tell the rest of us about them.

Then, Larry Johnson said, citing Yogi Berra, “it’s deja vou all over again.”

John Batchelor referred to Larry’s recent post, “So, the Russians are Seeing Syria Obama’s Way?.”

The Russians are selling their best equipment to Syria, while mocking the United States for getting itself into another “quagmire.”

To listen to Larry’s interview in its entirety, click here: Podcasts. WABC-AM uploads the podcasts later tonight.

  • MG6
  • MG6
  • HELENK2

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/12/dont-criticize-the-taliban.php

    we have brave men and women in uniform who deserve a lot better than this.

    new political correct handbook from army higher ups
    “don’t criticize the taliban”. hell it does not matter that they want to kill, don’t insult them

  • Popsmoke
  • Popsmoke

    While everyone is waiting to find out if Assad is going to gas his own folk. Looks like our dear friends the Iranians were helping our other dear friends the North Koreans get there missile program tweeked… Wonder why Obama is not drawing red lines over this move? Run out of red crayons?

    http://lewis.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/5951/more-iranians-in-north-korea#more-2958

  • HELENK2

    BREAKING: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify on #Benghazi attack on December 20th

  • Popsmoke

    Now John rather than shoot the shit Ludlow. Why now shoot the shit with an expert?

    http://www.soufangroup.com/briefs/details/?Article_Id=443

    Thats right…he got no TV show for you to mount your mug on.Dam John I remember the days in your kitchen with Alexander when you talked about accuracy and truth. Times have changed….

  • HELENK2

    per FOX news

    Syria military has mixed the ingredients for serin gas. the mix must be used within 60 days

  • Heather Stein

    “I soke with Larry Kudlow on CNBC’s “Kudlow Report” in re the declarations by POTUS Obama and StateSec Clinton that Syria’s use of WMD is a “red line” that can trigger intervention.”

    Wow!!! Batchelor spoke to the foreign policy, Middle East and Syrian expert Larry Kudlow! One political hack talking to another political hack with neither of them with any first hand know of the Middle East or Syria.

    Love it when Batchelor says “My information…”. It is a red flag that he is just making it stuff up and talking out of his ass.

    Batchelor has been wrong for so long on just about everything that his “information” says that it is embarassing that this guy still gets media time. Kudlow has also been wrong for so long somehow continues to collect a pay check from CNBC. A lot of guilable people out there. Both of these guys are an embarassment.

    • Popsmoke

      There are also a lot of stupid asses out thefre that back this administrations fucked up ME policy too. You one of those?

  • Heather Stein

    “I soke with Larry Kudlow on CNBC’s “Kudlow Report” in re the declarations by POTUS Obama and StateSec Clinton that Syria’s use of WMD is a “red line” that can trigger intervention.”

    Wow!!! Batchelor spoke to the foreign policy, Middle East and Syran expert Larry Kudlow! One political hack talking to another polical hack with neither of them with any first hand know of the Middle East or Syria.

    Love it when Batchelor says “My information…”. It is a red flag that he is just making it up.

    Batchelor has been wrong for so long on about everything that “his information” says that it is embarassing that this guy still gets media time. However, Kudlow has also been wrong for so long and he still has a TV show. Both of these guys are an embarassment.

  • Heather Stein

    “I soke with Larry Kudlow on CNBC’s “Kudlow Report” in re the declarations by POTUS Obama and StateSec Clinton that Syria’s use of WMD is a “red line” that can trigger intervention.”

    Wow!!! Batchelor spoke to the foreign policy, Middle East and Syrian expert Larry Kudlow! One political hack talking to another polical hack with neither of them with any first hand know of the Middle East or Syria.

    Love it when Batchelor says “My information…”. It is a red flag that he is just making it up.

    Batchelor has been wrong for so long on about everything that “his information” says that it is embarassing that this guy still gets media time. However, Kudlow has also been wrong for so long and he still has a TV show. Both of these guys are an embarassment.

  • arturo_ui

    My favorite article of the day. Maybe next time don’t hate so much on minorities, GOP: it only backfired on you this time: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/voter-id-backfire.php?ref=fpa

    • Hokma

      The article describes how the GOP allowed liberals to lie about an issue and get away with it.

      The intent of voter ID was to prevent Obama and company from engaging in voter fraud. It didn’t work, because Obama got away with voter fraud anyway.

  • HELENK2
  • getfitnow
  • getfitnow

    Imagine, a charismatic black leader who disguises his Marxism as
    “progressive” in order to gain power through popular support. Only in
    South Africa, right?

    http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2012/12/03/stalinism-lives-in-south-africa-was-nelson-mandela-a-secret-communist/?singlepage=true

  • KenoshaMarge

    Administrators have some house cleaning to do below. Ugh, bigotry is so ugly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1062174561 John Charlie Percy

    Wow: this article is so pro-Zionist that it belongs in the Jerusalem Post.. Calling Iran a threat to the US: that is so retarded…something I’d expect that little Jew Wolf Blitzer say. Iran is the only country in the region standing up to Zionism…which is more than I can say for the nigger in the White House and all the Jew adviser’s that surround him.

    • Hokma

      I think the Moderator should remove the comments from this member of the Klu Klux Klan.

      • KenoshaMarge

        So do I Hokma. Distressing to see it’s still here.

        • TeakWoodKite

          Really sad too.

      • Popsmoke

        Gosh I must have missed a good one….

        • Hokma

          Used the “N” word.

          • Popsmoke

            Yep racism is dead alrighty…

            • TeakWoodKite

              Not racism, ignorance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1062174561 John Charlie Percy

    The only benefactor in any upcoming conflict in the Middle East is Israel: and of course the Jews will sit back and let the U.S. foot the bill and it’s soldiers spill THEIR blood.Bibi has already been salivating over the Golan Heights which borders with Syria and which provides the State with half it’s drinking water and will easily be taken IDF following the chaos of the overthrow of the Assad.regime. Israel has kept it’s distance domestic editorials seem to hope for the Balkanization of Syria into various religious and ethnic groups. If it does this it will eliminate the second regional threat to Israel’s ambitions: the first threat was removed by the U.S.: the ingrates didn’t even give thanks (and you can bet they didn’t spend a dime.) Also, by taking out Syria it can no longer provide support to the threat of the Shiite militia Hezbollah and will further isolate Iran whose defeat would be the ultimate Zionist fantasy as the sole power that can do whatever the fuck it wants without fear of retribution. Do not fall for the Jew media lie that Iran is the biggest threat to world peace: they’ve been crying wolf about that now for the last decade. ISRAEL with 200 undeclared nuclear warheads (much of the uranium and parts by subterfuge and espionage in America) is the biggest threat. I HOPE that Iran DOES get nukes: this is the only situation that will keep the Khazar’s in check. What country has Iran attacked in the 20th century? None. However, Russia and China are not beholden to Jewish influence, and would not sit idly by.An attack on Iran could begin WW#3 and result in nuclear apocalypse. FUCK ZIONISM!!

    • Hokma

      I think the Moderator should remove the comments from this member of the Klu Klux Klan.

  • http://www.missmalevolent.com/ Miss Malevolent

    Lip service. Weakest Administration ever.

  • Popsmoke

    Who is the former US Official that made this statement saying the Iranians said to use the gas? John Bolton? By the way John, those trucks carrying WMDs from Iraq to Syria? Never happened John…. I am very disappointed ….

    • TeakWoodKite

      That was a report in Debka…a very long time ago.

      • Popsmoke

        John Batchelors problem is his WABC producer is not verifying any of his “my information” and John is playing to his choir. Very disappointing … John knows better but ratings are ratings….