Tag Archives: Syria

John McCain Seen Playing Phone Poker During Senate Hearing On Syrian Strike

Tea Party supporters have launched the Twitter hashtag “McCain’s other phone games.” Sample responses: Grand Theft RINO, Call Of Doody, Angry Old Birds.

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Protester Disrupts Senate Syria Hearing

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Teabagistan Is Very Upset

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GOP House Speaker John Boehner Backs President’s Call For Strike On Syria

The Tea People are flipping out on Twitter. UPDATE: Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor are also supporting the president. Pelosi echoed Boehner’s support, saying that she associates herself with Boehner’s remarks. Her support will also be important in potentially swaying Democrats not normally supportive of military action. “President Obama did not draw the red line. Humanity …

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Twitter Hastag #IDidntJoin

The #IDidntJoin hashtag is being promoted by InfoWars nut Alex Jones. The wingnut-o-sphere is quite divided over these photos.

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Israel Conducts Missile Tests

Russia’s state-owned RT News reported this morning that Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic missiles over the Mediterranean. Israel is claiming that the action was part of a joint test exercise with the United States. USA Today reports: Tensions over Syria ratcheted up a notch on Tuesday after Russia’s Defense Ministry said it detected traces of ballistic “objects” …

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McCain & Graham Back Obama On Syria

Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham yesterday backed President Obama’s call for a US strike on Syria. After a meeting with President Barack Obama in the West Wing along with Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator John McCain said Monday that the failure of Obama’s request for authorization to strike Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime in response to the use of …

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Homocon Tweet Of The Day

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Obama: I’ll Ask Congress On Syria

UPDATE: This is how Matt Drudge is spinning it. UPDATE II: Boehner is quick to react. UPDATE III: Cameron supports today’s announcement.

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President Obama Speaks On Syria

At this writing the president is ten minutes overdue and reporters on the scene say they can see him on the phone in the Oval Office. Twitter watchers say that nearby anti-war protesters can occasionally be heard on the White House audio feed. UPDATE: I’ve replaced the live stream with a recording.

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Stand By…

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Putin Cautions US On Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin today denied reports that Syria has used chemical weapons and urged the United States not to take action. Mr Putin said it would be “utter nonsense” for Syria’s government to provoke opponents with such attacks. Speaking to journalists in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Mr Putin urged Mr Obama – as a Nobel Peace Prize …

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President Obama: If We Launch Attack On Syria, It Will Be A Limited, Narrow Act

USA Today recaps the statement made minutes ago: President Obama said Friday he is considering a “limited, narrow act” as a military response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. Calling it “a challenge to the world,” Obama said the use of chemical weapons threatens U.S. national security and merits a response. Obama emphasized that he …

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US Strike On Syria Appears Likely

Secretary of State John Kerry just concluded a televised statement which seemed to make it very clear that a US strike on Syria is imminent.

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Tweet Of The Day: Sen. Ted Cruz

Congress is actually in its summer recess for another two weeks, but aside from that inconvenient fact, this time he actually has a point.

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Obama: No Decision Yet On Syria

Details.

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Hagel: US “Ready To Go” On Syria

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Tweet Of The Day – Sen. Lindsey Graham

The headline at Twitchy wonders of Graham has been hacked. CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller says he’s “pretty sure it’s just good-natured kidding between two close friends.” Some of the reactions on Twitter range from shock to outrage that a former POW would be sent such a message on Memorial Day.

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