As of Thursday morning, the White House signaled President Barack Obama is ready to go it alone to strike Syria despite the British parliament's rejection of military action and the lack of a UN mandate.
That would be the first time in two centuries that the British do not ally with us.
For whatever reason in this Larry, Moe and Curly foreign policy, Obama believes that Syria must pay a price for using chemical weapons, which has yet to be confirmed. He sees it as a “grave threat to US national security.”
Forget about plans for the US to build an international coalition for a "limited" strike on Syria that suffered a devastating blow when the House of Commons in London voted against the use of force to punish a chemical weapons attack last week outside Damascus.
Again, the first time Britain has gone against us in over 200 years.
What we are witnessing is a basic meltdown of US foreign policy that is breathtaking in its scope.
Thursday's 272-285 nonbinding vote in the U.K. was a major blow to the president's efforts to build an international coalition in advance of a strike against the regime of President Bashar Assad after its suspected use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week.
What do they know that we are not being told? The vote was also a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Earlier Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his country would remain on the sidelines of any military action as well. Another staunch ally of the US over the years.
The Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino also said Thursday her country wouldn't join the military action without a United Nations mandate, The Hill reported.
Russia has said it'll block any attempt to secure a Security Council vote for intervention. That is no surprise as they laugh themselves silly in the Kremlin.
The administration believes the information is compelling enough to justify a limited strike.
What is the definition of a “limited strike” with no one watching your back?
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