“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.
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.
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:
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.