Updated: Sunday, 12 Jun 2011, 10:54 AM MST
Published : Sunday, 12 Jun 2011, 10:54 AM MST
(NewsCore) – WASHINGTON — A top Senate Republican said Sunday the crackdown on democracy protesters by Syrian security forces may warrant an international military action modeled on the intervention in Libya.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said action may soon be needed to avert a humanitarian disaster in Syria similar to the one the North Atlantic Treaty Organization sought to avert with airstrikes against Col. Moamar Ghadafi in March.
“If it made sense to protect the Libyan people against Ghadafi, and it did because they were gonna get slaughtered if we hadn’t sent NATO in … the question for the world is: have we gotten to that point in Syria?” Graham asked. “We may not be there yet but we’re getting very close.”
Graham’s remarks, made on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” come after the White House on Friday called for an “immediate end to brutality and violence” in Syria and warned President Bashar al Assad he was leading his nation on a “dangerous path.”
The White House was reacting to news that Syrian forces killed at least 25 people in nationwide democracy protests and had begun a long-feared crackdown on the restive northwest town of Jisr al Shoghur.
Assad has reacted harshly to the pro-democracy protests, which are modeled on the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia that ousted long-ruling dictators there and have led to tumult throughout the Middle East.
The UK and France have drafted a United Nations Security Council resolution which demands that Assad end violence against the opposition and lift a siege of protesting cities. Some of the 15 member nations of the security council, notably Russia and China, have said they oppose the resolution.
Today, at 1 pm (EST), a cache of emails Sarah Palin sent and/or received while Governor of Alaska is set to be released.
How many emails? Figures range from 20,000 to upwards of 24,000. They cover a large time period – December 2006 to September 2008 – and the same media machine that couldn’t find anything wrong, or even worth investigating, as far as Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama were concerned, is now asking readers to help them pour through the emails and get the dirt on Palin.
That’s right: both the Washington Post and the New York Times have announced they will publish the emails tomorrow as they get them, and they want readers to read over them, find the things that are “most interesting” or “most noteworthy,” and email notes on those portions to the respective papers. (Any of you who did a research intensive degree in college know what this means: it means the newspaper is then going to take those “most interesting” pieces, paste them on the front page of their website, and say, “Look here folks! We found a chink in Palin’s armor! She’s beatable! She’s beatable!”)
In making this request, both the Washington Post and the New York Times prove they’ve yet to learn how much the people love Palin. But we can help them learn this lesson after 1 pm by sending a ton of emails that have absolutely nothing to with Palin’s correspondence cache.
In other words, the Washington Post reports they’ll be posting Palin’s emails here, and they’ll include a link whereby readers can respond when they find that “most noteworthy” information. The New York Times has been kind enough to say they’ll post Palin’s emails here, and they will likewise include a link whereby readers can respond when they find that juicy nugget that’s going to prove Palin doesn’t love America after all (or that she really shot her Caribou from a distance of 120 yards instead of 123).
Our job is simple: once the emails post, we need to click the links for each paper (cited in previous paragraph) and send both of them an email (or emails) about the noteworthy information we found. But instead of sending something from Palin’s emails, send them your favorite line from a Charlton Heston speech or movie. Or send them your favorite line from your favorite song or from a piece of classic literature.
Even if both papers figure out what’s happening rather quickly, the knowledge that we’ve sent random information will them force to research and verify every email (and re-open and re-research those which they took for granted upon receiving them). In turn, this will ruin all their fun and shut this little experiment down before it even gets rolling.
Oh yes, and it will do one other thing too: it will teach them once more that America loves Sarah Palin.
Whether she runs for President or not (or whether you plan to vote for her or not), we can all agree that she stands for something the mainstream media ought not drag through the mud.
Spread the word folks. Recruit your friends. At 1 pm, it’s game on.
These Tax Day Tea Parties are part of a nationwide initiative to protest Big Government Spending. The rallies began with bloggers in Seattle, WA, who organized a demonstration on February 16. Word spread quickly with protests in Denver and Mesa, AZ spontaneously organized for the next day.
Then on CNBC (February 19), Rick Santelli called for a “Chicago Tea Party” on July Fourth. Many folks, however, didn’t want to wait that long to express their anger toward trillion dollar budgets, 10 trillion dollar deficits, ever-expanding government, and the inevitable, massive tax increases to pay for it all. Several more protests took place in March. More than 4,000 each attended the Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Orlando Tea Parties.
Despite this growing grassroots message to our federal government, the MSM refused to cover the scores of events. Then, without any involvement from any political party or any central authority, Tea Parties began to organize for Tax Day through word-of-mouth and Internet communication.
This is how we party in South Carolina.
Join us for one of our Tax Day Tea Parties for 2009. We have six locations around the state: Charleston, Columbia, Isle of Palms, Myrtle Beach, Simpsonville, and York. Together we will make a difference.
Many will stand together … across our great nation … with one voice. We’ve had enough!
This was one of the first Tax Day Tea Party videos. Today, hundreds of Tea Parties are scheduled for April 15th, in cities large and small, coast to coast. These patriotic gatherings will range in size from a few dozen to as many as 10,000 in larger cities.