• A Child’s Treasury of Tweets on Syria

    September 11, 2013

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    Posted in: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria

    (Follow me on Twitter as @wemeantwell or I’ll just keep repeating myself here)

    US isn’t the world’s policeman Obama says. No, we’re the world’s George Zimmerman.

    The question no journalist will ask Obama: Mr. President, if you use the military again, tell me how this ends?

    And by the way, what wars had Obama ended? Even the end of the Iraq war was negotiated by Bush. (Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, AFRICOM)

    Our US military pinpricks are really BIG.

    The policy on Syria is in such disarray that it’s obvious Kerry is just making things up as he goes along.

    No truth to the rumor that Colin Powell will speak alongside Obama to make the case for war.

    Scary White House videos from Syria were on YouTube, but now “significant” as intel community gives stamp of “authenticity”

    How’d that last Middle East thingie work out for ya? Marines moved closer to Libya as 9/11 anniversaries approach.

    Iran warned the U.S. twice in 2012 that Syrian rebels the U.S. supports have chemical weapons of their own.

    Russia proposes Syria turn over chem weapons to avoid war. Predicting U.S. will claim Syria can’t be trusted in 5, 4, 3, 2…

    Pathetic: Susan Rice citing Bush officials who sold the WMD scam to Americans on Iraq as supporters of Syria strikes.

    When Obama said “There is no NSA spying on Americans,” he lied. But it’s cooool if you trust him on #Syria …

    When Obama talks about the dead children in Syria, do ask him why Syria is a crisis but North Korean labor camps are not even mentioned.

    日本の歴史の本で発見:”パールハーバー:。ただ空爆、地上の歩兵を持つ” (Found in the Japanese archives: “Pearl Harbor: Just an airstrike, with no boots on the ground.”)

    WaPo (slogan: Obama’s Stenographer) fans flames quoting unnamed source (Israel) about new threat– Syria bioweapons!

    Because it’s the morally right thing to do: France says it won’t act alone on Syria, waits for the UN.

    Obama: the world cannot remain silent on Syria. Meanwhile, the world disagrees and remains silently unconvinced.

    The world has set a red line, he says, but somehow he’s the only one in the world talking about it.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right, nor a policy. We do not need another war in the Middle East.

    Happened to be reading the chem weapons treaty. Says disputes settled by the UN. Nowhere does it say US’ obligation.

    Hagel either lied or was stirring up propaganda: Russia does not supply Syria with chemical weapons.

    Other popular international norms: don’t torture, don’t render, don’t violate sovereignty by drone, don’t indefinitely imprison people without trial.

    Obama in Egypt: OK to kill your own people. Obama in Syria: Killing your own people means war.

    Assad helped the U.S. torture rendered CIA prisoners.

    Some brown-skinned dude called me a sissy in the bar, so I beat him to ensure my credibility. Not related to Syria in any way.

    If I hear anyone, ever, say “boots on the ground” again, I will puke. Deal with it: It’s US infantry dying on another MidEast battlefield.

    Watching Kerry make things up on the spot today, one can’t help but wonder at what point those pharmaceutical grade hallucinogens kicked in.

    Kerry says multiple Arab nations support US attack on Syria, says can’t name countries in unclassified setting because “It’s complicated.”

    Party Outta Bounds in Pyongyang Ya’all: Kerry says failure to bomb #Syria will cause celebration in North Korea.

    Kerry gives weasel answer on “boots on the ground” ’cause a) special forces likely already on ground and b) more troops may go in to seize chemical weapons.

    Just called my Congressional reps’ offices to tell them vote no on Syrian attack. Call your reps today.

    Syria, thank you for calling. Your attack is important to us. Please stay on the line, and our cruise missiles will be with you shortly.

    What is wrong with these people– Kerry says Syria is now a “Munich moment.”

    I took a nap and now the war with Syria isn’t about sending a message to Assad anymore? It’s now about sending a message to Iran?

    Legal basis for attacking Syria? If the president does it of course it is legal.

    Kucinich: “Syria Strike Would Make U.S. Al Qaeda’s Air Force.” Well, there’s something we can all get behind.

    Once-great BBC ran Syrian-rebel supplied propaganda photo– actually taken years ago in Iraq– to stir up war fever.

    UN says will take weeks to analyze Syria samples for evidence of chem weapons; Kerry says US already has proof.

    Mix n’ Match: Obama’s strategy stands in contrast to 2011, when he sought UN authorization for Libya but not approval of Congress.

    Kerry: “Assad regime’s chem attack is a crime against conscience, humanity, the norm of int’l community.” AS ARE DRONES AND GITMO.

    If the US is sincere about a humanitarian response, send doctors to the refugee camps and nerve gas antidote and gas masks to Syria.

    Don’t you wish Nobel Peace prizes came with an expiration date after which they self-destruct?

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  • Recent Comments

    • Zeya said...


      The line about the U.S. being the world’s George Zimmerman is a good one, but you should have properly credited it to Dr. Cornel West since he actually said it a couple of months ago right after the verdict was announced in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.

      09/11/13 1:55 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      Good point. West said:

      “I think we have to acknowledge that President Obama has very little moral authority at this point, because we know anybody who tries to rationalize the killing of innocent peoples, a criminal — George Zimmerman is a criminal — but President Obama is a global George Zimmerman,” pointing to Obama’s attempt to rationalize the killing of innocent children in U.S. drone strikes.

      09/11/13 5:06 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...


      We actually said it on 7/5 @ RangerAgainstWar, in our post,

      Not One to Let an Opportunity Pass:


      President Obama said in 2012 “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”. After Zimmerman’s recent acquittal and subsequent liberal self-flagellation he told RollingStone.com,”Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago”. Ranger has a suggestion for a final bravura installment: “George Zimmerman IS me!” as he meditates upon his drone killing of 16-year-old U.S. citizen Abdulrahmen al-Awlaki. It would be momentous. The truth shall set you free, Mr. Obama, and the humility may even effect a reconciliation with your mentor, Rev. Wright.

      [Addendum for those who could not understand why the Obama – Z nexus: They are both whitish-dark-skinned men who have killed a dark person; however, Obama’s kill of Abdulrahmen was premeditated, while Z’s was not.]

      09/13/13 4:54 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...


      oops — correction: 7.25. Apparently West went to press 7.22. But we had not read it, and we have a rather lax deadline protocol here @ RAW …

      Anyway, our p.o.v. was slightly different than West’s in that we wished to point out Obama’s exploitation of the event in every possible way, except the most damning one.

      09/13/13 5:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Zeya said...


      I’ve never heard of “whitish dark-skinned” men. What does that very odd description even mean? Were you trying to say bi-racial men or something along those lines? And for what it’s worth I also believe George Zimmerman acted with premeditation when he murdered Trayvon Martin.

      09/18/13 10:26 PM | Comment Link

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