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kpete

(72,075 posts)
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:34 PM Sep 2013

KERRY: The Abrab Countries Have Offered To Pay For The Entirety (If USA Does The Messy Stuff)

Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab countries have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.



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Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab countries have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.

“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.


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KERRY: The Abrab Countries Have Offered To Pay For The Entirety (If USA Does The Messy Stuff) (Original Post) kpete Sep 2013 OP
So it's true DJ13 Sep 2013 #1
We're their hired thugs. backscatter712 Sep 2013 #6
"have nukes, will travel" is the new motto. dixiegrrrrl Sep 2013 #23
And, let me guess, we'll be greeted as liberators and it the oil will pay for it, not the taxpayer. Squinch Sep 2013 #2
heard this story before? Supersedeas Sep 2013 #24
Many, many years ago, I knew a kid who used to say, Squinch Sep 2013 #25
As a way to pay back Turbineguy Sep 2013 #3
New potter barn rule 2013 kpete Sep 2013 #4
Well, it is not about a pipeline then nadinbrzezinski Sep 2013 #5
WoW! Such a deal. We should jump at the offer........ wandy Sep 2013 #7
I hope Kerry told them exactly what to do with that money and they're offer Number23 Sep 2013 #8
Shameful. reformist2 Sep 2013 #9
Exactly where Summer Hathaway Sep 2013 #14
By mentioning it. reformist2 Sep 2013 #16
It's on the table. which means it's under consideration. Autumn Sep 2013 #21
Oh, I see. Summer Hathaway Sep 2013 #22
We can too afford it! I knew it! Dr Fate Sep 2013 #10
Sarcasm, I hope? reformist2 Sep 2013 #17
No- I am for these bombings. Dr Fate Sep 2013 #19
Finally: a Jobs program! RobertEarl Sep 2013 #28
Will they pay off the $2,000,000,000,000.00 debt for Iraq and Afghanistan first? Coyotl Sep 2013 #11
What fucking bullshit. Autumn Sep 2013 #12
What did he mean by alfie Sep 2013 #13
First gulf war Pretzel_Warrior Sep 2013 #18
We have gone into Iraq and Afghanistan and removed their leaders, you may remember Autumn Sep 2013 #20
Their oil would pay for it. Remember that line from ten years ago? NightWatcher Sep 2013 #15
Why don't they just hire Blackwater... Whiskeytide Sep 2013 #26
Yep, they're the 'professional' mercernaries. n/t customerserviceguy Sep 2013 #29
Makes me wonder what did Assad do to piss off "Arab countries" so much? 0rganism Sep 2013 #27

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
23. "have nukes, will travel" is the new motto.
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 07:06 PM
Sep 2013

How refreshing when the bullshit stops and teh truth emerges.

Turbineguy

(37,444 posts)
3. As a way to pay back
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:44 PM
Sep 2013

the trillions extra they got for oil thanks to George W. Bush. We provide the lives to ruin, they provide the money. I'm really beginning to miss colonialism.

wandy

(3,539 posts)
7. WoW! Such a deal. We should jump at the offer........
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:48 PM
Sep 2013

Listen....
It will only take six weeks.
We will be greeted with candy and flowers.
And best of all the Oil,,, errrr, I mean The Arab countries will pay for it.

So.......

Are we mercenariness or prostitutes.

:everycurswordyoueverheard:

Number23

(24,544 posts)
8. I hope Kerry told them exactly what to do with that money and they're offer
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:49 PM
Sep 2013

If the Arab nations want Assad out then they should send in their own damn troops. I am alternately thrilled that the Arab league is coming out so strongly against Assad and disgusted at the same time that they apparently want someone else to actually do the work.

reformist2

(9,841 posts)
9. Shameful.
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:49 PM
Sep 2013

It may be a fact that the Arabs offered this, but Kerry should be ashamed of himself for even hinting that this might be a reason to favor military action.

Summer Hathaway

(2,770 posts)
22. Oh, I see.
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 07:01 PM
Sep 2013

By 'mentioning' that an offer had been made, Kerry was in fact 'hinting' that it might be a reason to favor military action.

I guess that's why he followed with: "That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it."

Of course, there is no doubt that had he not disclosed the offer that was made, there would be a dozen OPs screaming, "What is he trying to hide!?!!?!!"

This place has become a fuckin' insane asylum.

Dr Fate

(32,189 posts)
10. We can too afford it! I knew it!
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:50 PM
Sep 2013

"...they’ll carry that cost,”

That's all I need to hear- I am for this EVEN MORE now that the far left has lost the "we cant afford this" non-argument/strawman.

 

RobertEarl

(13,685 posts)
28. Finally: a Jobs program!
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 09:42 PM
Sep 2013

Putting America to work!

Now, we shouldn't over charge them. Minimum wage would show we are not greedy. And no bennies demanded either.

If we ask for too much they might raise the price of oil.

War is good for the economy!

 

Coyotl

(15,262 posts)
11. Will they pay off the $2,000,000,000,000.00 debt for Iraq and Afghanistan first?
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 06:03 PM
Sep 2013

That's only $40,000.00 per American family!!

Autumn

(45,120 posts)
12. What fucking bullshit.
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 06:10 PM
Sep 2013

"the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. Iraq and Afghanistan, we did such a fine fucking
job there didn't we Mr. Kerry?

They are just so willing to shit on our military dead from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The United States military is not a whore for sale.

alfie

(522 posts)
13. What did he mean by
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 06:24 PM
Sep 2013

"the way we've done it previously in other places, they'll carry that cost"? When did they finance a war for us?

Autumn

(45,120 posts)
20. We have gone into Iraq and Afghanistan and removed their leaders, you may remember
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 06:51 PM
Sep 2013

those little wars of bush's and our government, over the years has toppled other leaders in other countries there. They are very kindly offering to pay us to go in to Syria and do their dirty work.

Whiskeytide

(4,466 posts)
26. Why don't they just hire Blackwater...
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 09:18 PM
Sep 2013

...or whatever they call themselves now??? Much cheaper, and they love this kind of shit.

0rganism

(24,011 posts)
27. Makes me wonder what did Assad do to piss off "Arab countries" so much?
Wed Sep 4, 2013, 09:19 PM
Sep 2013

Hell, if he's pissing them off to the point where they'd pay us to remove him, maybe I'd rather he stayed in power.

Or maybe they're just kidding around and they're not really planning to pick up the tab.

Or maybe SoS Kerry's making shit up.

No matter how I fold it, I still can't see this as a compelling argument to start bombing.

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