Obama’s Broad Coalition Cracks – UK, Germany Won’t Support Airstrikes In Syria

Obama’s Broad Coalition Cracks – UK, Germany Won’t Support Airstrikes In Syria (ZeroHedge, Sep 11, 2014):

Well that didn’t take long. After espousing his strategy last night of leading a broad coalition against ISIS, it appears President Obama’s “allies” are backing away from the plan. As The WSJ reports, Germany and the U.K. on Thursday ruled out carrying out air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria. It appears the Europeans, realizing the ire that these actions will likely cause to Putin, are stepping back – “We haven’t been asked, nor will we do it,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters and his U.K. counterpart Philip Hammond explicitly ruled out air strikes in Syria, after the U.K. parliament struck down such a move last year. So that leaves the French?

As The WSJ reports,

Germany and the U.K. on Thursday ruled out carrying out air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria, a day after President Barack Obama authorized the start of U.S. air strikes there.

“We haven’t been asked, nor will we do it,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters when asked about German participation in air strikes against the Islamic State, known as ISIL or ISIS, in light of Mr. Obama’s speech.

“We need to be honest with ourselves in the current situation, we don’t yet have a final, blanket strategy which guarantees that we’ll be successful against ISIS and similar groups,” the German minister said in Berlin.

His U.K. counterpart Philip Hammond explicitly ruled out air strikes in Syria, after the U.K. parliament struck down such a move last year.

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2 thoughts on “Obama’s Broad Coalition Cracks – UK, Germany Won’t Support Airstrikes In Syria

  1. How does that work? I thought all nato nations stand together? That’s what the Ukraine was told. I guess that was all a crock of shit to get us into the Ukraine conflict!
    Shocker we are going to war with isis in a country we tried to take down before (Syria). No wonder everyone else said they won’t help. Maybe they see the plan from the beginning. …..

  2. Hitting Syria is a backward way to hit Russia, and no country with half way sane leadership will go for it. Putin said it last year, “you hit Syria, we will hit you back.” At the time, Obama ran like a rabbit, but now has created this BS western version of Al Kaida………but the US has no respect.
    The US couldn’t even pay Germany their gold, why would they help them with a back ass attack on Russia? The UK said no to invading Russia over a year ago. Nobody is going to back the US.
    The truth is out. The US is broke, and nobody with any sense will partner with a pauper. Credibility and truth is also absent, total criminals run the US…….nobody with any status will side with the US. This is the most hare brained scheme I have ever seen.
    No money, no credibility and no truth.
    Yesterday, Russia did a little arms exercise with 100,000 men………who would you back?

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