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kpete

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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) [View all]

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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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
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