“Here's what Putin said just the other day about the Syrian government's alleged use of banned weapons:
"In our opinion, it seems absolutely absurd, that the regular armed forces, which are currently on the offensive and in some areas have encircled the so-called rebels and are actually finishing them off, that in these circumstances they would start using banned chemical weapons, while realizing quite well that it could serve as a pretext for applying sanctions against them, including the use of force."”
bassking on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:50:55
“The only interest Putin really has in Syria is the use of its seaport that allows Russia to dock its Navy to prevent it being bottled up in the Black sea in the Ukrainian port that Russia leases”
“Constructive diplomacy? Stop funding foreign al Qaida rebels?”
Weeweed Up on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:18:04
“Why do you think diplomacy hasn't been tried. This president is a whole lot calmer than the previous one. He doesn't react immediately when provoked.
There have been decades of misteps by the U.S. on backing the wrong people who turn on us. This president has given more thought to the matter when people on the right wanted to jump into action long ago in Syria.”
“Since the leadership in Washington is controlled top-down by Wall Street/The Military-Industrial Complex/International Finance, they are obviously all gung ho for war. John Boehner is doing everything he can to please the oligarchy.”
“Obama is desperate for change and launches another unconstitutional, meaningless war. This may be WW3.”
Jeffreymyers on Sep 3, 2013 at 13:37:35
“You might want to look up the definition for words like 'launches" [since nothing has been launched] and unconstitutional [since Congress has the war power pursuant to Article 1, Sec. 8, Clause 11] and if Congress authorizes it, it is, by definition Constitutional.”
Barry JJ Binks on Sep 3, 2013 at 13:21:18
“go back to bed Assad appeaser.. Shame on you, you are not and American.”
“So there are no news these days? How about the news that Obama may launch a retaliatory -- and BTW unconstitutional -- war on Syria? The recent talk about dealing with our President is not entirely unfounded.”
noamjunior on Aug 28, 2013 at 11:10:00
“nonsense- read the war powers act”
ICanoeCanEwe on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:52:49
“Where did you get the "news" that the POTUS was going to launch a strike on Syria?
foxlimbaughbeck most likely.
Ever hear of the UN?
It's will be a cooperative effort.
Something tea cons can't understand.”
“I have worked in an investment bank and I know they can do it much faster. Especially with some active assistance from government regulators -- which is needed.”
calilregit on Jul 13, 2013 at 07:50:21
“I have as well. They really need to spin the regular banks off from the investment banks. Such a spinnoff would probably be accretive to both entities. The proverbial Chinese Wall within investment banking has always been a joke.”
“London, and the rest of the world are also discussing the immediate need of Glass-Steagall-like legislation. So your argument for being competitive goes out the window. Also, the original Glass-Steagall was in place when the rest of the world didn't have such regulation and it worked out great for Wall Street and the U.S.A.”
Mafdet on Jul 13, 2013 at 11:40:22
“Murder laws are the only thing keeping my husband alive right now, so I'm sure that laws have some affect on some people...:)”
“Warren's bill must have been coordinated by Wall Street because they will be given 5 years -- FIVE YEARS! -- to comply. 5 years is an eternity amid bail-outs and coming bail-ins. We need Glass-Steagall right now and we need the original one (like Marcy Kaptor's House bill, HR129). It is the original bill Wall Street is afraid of, not Warren's.”
calilregit on Jul 13, 2013 at 06:08:12
“Anyone who has worked in an investment bank understands that they need time to implement such broad changes. Five years is reasonable.”
“For the first time, Mr. Trump, I am disappointed in you. Mr. Snowden is a far more important, and real patriot. He's also a hero. Mr. Snowden is altering the course of history -- something you will still have to work hard at achieving. Do you want to be remembered as the guy who cried for "execution" the loudest of an American hero?”
“It is funny how no country out there sympathizes with the U.S. on this issue. The U.S. is guilty of acts tantamount to acts of war and yet we hysterically threaten and demand things from these countries.”
jsujet on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:31:00
“Such as? You do remember some 300,000 Chinese crossing the border and attacking the Americans in North Korea do you not? Is this the same China we are talking about?”