Should we take action against Syria?

Should we take action against Syria?

Created by Spirit of 1776 on Aug 31, 2013

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Yes, total Regime change

Yes, limited strikes

No

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Only if we can start a coalition

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#1 Aug 31, 2013
We should stay out of it.

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#2 Aug 31, 2013
-Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria action
http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/...

-Syria's largest city, Aleppo, appears to lose Internet access
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57600847/...

-Could bombing Syria kill more civilians than it saves?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

-Russia sharply steps up criticism of U.S. over Syria
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ru...

-Don’t Expect Iran To Fight for Assad
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/201...

-For Turkey, Planned U.S. Missile Strikes on Syria Not Good Enough
http://world.time.com/2013/08/30/for-turkey-p...

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#3 Aug 31, 2013
Also it is important to note that the Free Syrian Army has killed the commander responsible for chemical massacre.
http://www.worldbulletin.net/...
Asian CRASSUS

Japan

#4 Aug 31, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
Also it is important to note that the Free Syrian Army has killed the commander responsible for chemical massacre.
http://www.worldbulletin.net/...
We should drop a nuke on them.
1776 Idiot

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Aug 31, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
Also it is important to note that the Free Syrian Army has killed the commander responsible for chemical massacre.
http://www.worldbulletin.net/...
Do you have a news source for this assertion?

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#6 Sep 1, 2013
1776 Idiot wrote:
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Do you have a news source for this assertion?
The link is under the story, try using your eyes next time.

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#7 Sep 1, 2013
NEWS UPDATE ON SYRIA

-Key GOP senators demand plan for U.S. response to Syria
We need to have a strategy and a plan,” McCain said on the CBS program “Face the Nation.”“In our view, the best way to eliminate the threat of Bashar Assad’s continued use of chemical weapons would be the threat of his removal from power. And that, I believe, has to be part of what we tell the American people.”

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky commended Obama for asking for congressional authorization but predicted that passage on Capitol Hill would be a break-even proposition.

“Absolutely, if Congress votes this down, we should not be involved in the Syrian war,” Paul said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“And I think it’s at least 50/50 whether the House will vote down involvement in the civil war.”

A Democratic senator, Tim Kaine of Virginia, said he was confident that Congress will grant the president military authorization.

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-w...

-French lawmakers demand vote on Syrian intervention

In France, lawmakers seized on President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria as an argument for holding their own vote on a potential armed intervention.

French President Francois Hollande has said his country would join the U.S. in punishing Bashar Assad's regime for allegedly ordering a chemical attack that killed hundreds of people. But opposition parties in France warned Hollande not to make any “hasty decisions” and demanded a vote in the National Assembly, even though Hollande is obliged neither to call nor to heed such a vote.

A debate on Syria in the assembly is scheduled for Wednesday.
http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-w...

-France, Turkey Vow to Press Ahead on Syria

In Israel, President Obama's move was received with deep skepticism. Analysts on Israeli television blasted Mr. Obama for making America appear weak in the region.

In Turkey, which has also called for military strikes against the Syrian regime, a government spokesman said Ankara would have preferred immediate action but was content that President Obama's speech signaled a determination to act.

"We would have preferred no delay, but the will is clearly there and we respect the internal workings of U.S. democracy," said a Turkish foreign ministry spokesman.

Saudi Arabia, seen as another proponent of tough action against the Assad regime, didn't respond to Mr. Obama's move late Saturday. The Arab League is due to meet Sunday.

In Europe, a number of EU member states including Italy and Greece have cautioned against any military action.

Earlier this week, British Parliament rejected a motion that would have allowed the U.K. to take part in military action against Syria alongside the U.S. The vote was an embarrassing political setback for Prime Minister David Cameron, who had pushed to back the U.S. action.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has worked the phones with world leaders in recent days as her government called for a unified but cautious international response.

Her spokesman said she and Russian President Vladimir Putin—another vocal opponent of military intervention—agreed in a call on Thursday that the crisis in Syria could only be solved politically. And she told Mr. Obama that she believed the U.N. Security Council "must meet its responsibility" to respond to the attack. Mr. Putin earlier in the day called claims that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons "absolute nonsense" and said the evidence presented by the U.S. doesn't justify military action.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
Barry Obombya

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Sep 1, 2013
I need to deflect from the nose dive my ratings have taken. Bill Clinton bombed an aspirin factory the day before he got impeached and he is now loved by everyone. This should work for me too. Bombs away!
background noise

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 1, 2013
Barry Obombya wrote:
I need to deflect from the nose dive my ratings have taken. Bill Clinton bombed an aspirin factory the day before he got impeached and he is now loved by everyone. This should work for me too. Bombs away!
What color is the sky on your planet?
Barry Obombya

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Sep 1, 2013
background noise wrote:
<quoted text>
What color is the sky on your planet?
"No better way to get the American public off your case than to bomb some country that hasn't done anything against the USA. Maybe they will even vote me in for a 3rd term." Barry Obombya, Aug 30, 2013.
goose

UK

#12 Sep 1, 2013
Barry Obombya wrote:
<quoted text>
"No better way to get the American public off your case than to bomb some country that hasn't done anything against the USA. Maybe they will even vote me in for a 3rd term." Barry Obombya, Aug 30, 2013.
Umm, Obama is leaving it up to Congress.

The Republicans control the House.

But you can make up all the lies you want. Either way, the Dems post strong gains in 2014 and Hillary wins in 2016.
Racist Democrats

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Sep 1, 2013
goose wrote:
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Umm, Obama is leaving it up to Congress.
The Republicans control the House.
But you can make up all the lies you want. Either way, the Dems post strong gains in 2014 and Hillary wins in 2016.
Obama decided to let Congress debate the issue yesterday when he was told by a staffer that he would be tarred and feathered if he went after Syria on his own.

I agree that the Dems will gain in 2014.

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
&#8213; Alexis de Tocqueville

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin
Racist Republikans

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Sep 1, 2013
Ask any member of a minority group which party is by far the most racist, and you'll get the same answer time and time again - the Republicans.
Racist Democrats

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Sep 1, 2013
Racist Republikans wrote:
Ask any member of a minority group which party is by far the most racist, and you'll get the same answer time and time again - the Republicans.
I did just that yesterday. I asked Walter Hudson ( if he thought the Republicans or the Democrats were more racist. He said "Of course, the Democrats are bigger racists."

http://www.google.com/imgres...

Democrats are the racists. They make their money off of accusing others of being racists.

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#29 Sep 12, 2013
schmal wrote:
stack gold and silver
dollar is officially dieing
Too bad we left the gold standard then
Slim D

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Sep 12, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
We should stay out of it.
Absolutely. But with Obama 'guiding' our foreign policy (from the contrition position) we won't do what is really necessary in the region - take out Iran's nuclear bomb capability.

Obama blew the chance we had - assisting the Iranian citizen uprising, so now the price of poker is going up - way up.
LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#32 Sep 13, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
ABSOLUTELY, you should "take" the usual "action" & criticize our government, further weaking OUR position, in the world's eyes.
We NEED tea twits NOW, more than ever if we're going to REALLY CIRCLE THE DRAIN....
"Gentleman" put on your Ran-ties....
EVEN the Slew has become a WARMONGER just because the "great one" decides he wants to start a war. Talk about blind faith...

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#36 Sep 14, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
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EVEN the Slew has become a WARMONGER just because the "great one" decides he wants to start a war. Talk about blind faith...
One could almost call him a religious fanatic

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#37 Sep 14, 2013
Slim D wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely. But with Obama 'guiding' our foreign policy (from the contrition position) we won't do what is really necessary in the region - take out Iran's nuclear bomb capability.
Obama blew the chance we had - assisting the Iranian citizen uprising, so now the price of poker is going up - way up.
Well looks like Russian influence in the region just went up
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/14/politics/us-syr...

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#41 Sep 14, 2013
Grim Tooth wrote:
<quoted text>One could ALMOST get to 2
okay good luck with that math

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