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UK Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs: "It's clear to me that the British parliament and the British people do not wish to see military action; I get that, and I will act accordingly."
Originally posted by derfreebie
Originally posted by eLPresidente
When an overwhelming majority of people have an actual opinion about something, the lawmakers usually go with the flow.
When lawmakers pass horrible laws under the radar, it is because people don't care about it enough and don't really have a real opinion either way.
A few exceptions...one being the big wall st. bailout...that was just straight up against the grain but the bankers wouldn't want it any other way.
And finally, this speaks volumes about Obama's autonomy. US public opinon has been
ignored, as well as the rule of law for the sake of "security" as if Obama has a choice to
do anything other than as instructed. And it's obvious to I hope everybody We the People
aren't the instructors... the bankers rule. Just ask Forbes.
I personally believe the stress of being this compromised and pushed around is the root
cause of Fearless Leader's rapid aging.
Besides, the vote won't likely matter in a short time whether the UK deploys or not.
We're all toast because the people's will is of no consideration or consequence.
Finally, and no less bully for you Brits. And even more so for Parliament and Cameron's
follow thru. At least in possibly the last breath of modern civilization, some body in the
West representing a population said "no" without denial of reality being involved.
I'm going now to prepare a place for my new roommate and also among an oldest of three
friends. I hope his train doesn't get fused to the tracks on the way here.
Originally posted by mike dangerously
Good for Parliament.Obama's handlers have all ready sent their usual statement of being "disappointed" by the vote.I think we will hear the howls of outrage and demands that the US act unilaterally over the weekend.What exactly does Syria have other then being in the way of the proposed invasion of Iran? I hear about a Russian built natural gas pipeline which would explain a lot can't have his backers loose out on a piece of the action.
Justine Greening, the international development secretary, and Mark Simmonds, the Foreign Office minister, missed the vote after claiming they could not hear the division bell. Downing Street was said to be unamused.
Originally posted by Pistoche
reply to post by Mister_Bit
I'm sure they'll find a cop out. Once US or France strikes, they'll claim they are "obligated" to help their allies.
Originally posted by RMFX1
How stupid does the media think we are? Right after the news report of the vote against military action in Syria, they run a story of a Syrian fighter jet dropping a bomb on a school playground, killing children who's bodies had napalm like burns on them.
Seriously, how fcking stupid do they think we are?edit on 30-8-2013 by RMFX1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TinfoilTP
You mean Obama gets to be a hero all by himself?
Center stage, limelight, legacies....naw Obama won't gravitate there.
The only man on the planet to have the moral fortitude to say no to the use of chemical weapons, bet it will be the centerpiece of his presidential library someday.
The Brits would have just got in the way of the French retreat anyhow.
"Neville" Cameron step aside, Obama got this.
Originally posted by dizzylizzy
....almost half of our representatives wanted action, shame on them.