Obama, Kerry Get Cocky on War, but Congress May Vote ‘No’ on Syria Attack

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No one understood why Barack Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, but from here on out Obama will now be associated with highly unpopular liars like Tony Blair.

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Few will argue that these last two weeks have been a low point in American, if not western civilised history, and that the conduct of the suits in charge has scraped depths unknown to even the most hardened cynics and political pundits. 

It’s an extraordinary display of imperial smoke and mirrors that the world is witnessing with regards to dark the play-acting by a dictator-in-waiting, President Obama, his sidekick with the purple heart, Secretary of State John Kerry, both flanked by the shameless John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and others – a cadre of career-oriented, political narcissists who continue to bend and twist reality, desperately plying an endless supply of toxic propaganda bellowing out of Washington DC and their external media arms MSNBC, CNN and others. For the last two weeks it’s been a non-stop orgy of disingenuous righteous indignation by a class of bureaucrats and pseudo journalists, seemingly kicking and screaming their way to the next great war in the Middle East.

Whether Obama and the pro-war gang get their way or not, they run a significant risk of an unthinkable public backlash.

Until then, the people stand back… in shock and awe, and bear witness to the greatest circus of lies in living memory…


While President Barack Obama attempts to drum up support overseas for a potential strike against Syria, lawmakers in the United States House of Representatives appear not all that likely to authorize the use of military force.

Obama is currently meeting with international leaders in Russia at the annual G-20 meeting, where he is reportedly lobbying foreign representatives to rally behind a US-led strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad. As American politicians prepare to vote on whether or not they should authorize such an attack, however, Obama’s cause is quickly losing support in Congress.

According to analysis conducted Think Progress, lawmakers in the House are leaning towards a “no” vote with regards to approving a strike against Assad to retaliate against his alleged use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilian last month outside of Damascus.

Compared to earlier in the week, lawmakers in the House are now more likely to vote against authorizing a strike. The website reported Thursday morning that 199 US representatives are expected to shut-down any strike against Syria, with 49 lawmakers in the House looking towards voting yes.

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Think Progress says their latest research reveals a drastic change that has occurred literally overnight. According to their reporters, 30 new lawmakers are now likely to vote against a strike, while the group of those expected to approve military action has only accumulated three new representatives since the previous day.

The latest figures posted by Think Progress were updated Thursday morning, only hours after lawmakers in both the House and Senate discussed what action, if any, should be taken to reprimand Assad’s regime.

On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-to-7 in favor of using military force in Syria, but the full chamber will have to weigh in before a strike is agreed upon. Meanwhile, the House isn’t expected to vote until next week, and at this rate the lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber of Congress are likely to reject a plan that would target Assad.

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