Should the USA help Syrian rebels?

Created by poll on Feb 17, 2012

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Teddy R

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#1 Feb 17, 2012
America has no compelling national interest in what happens in Syria.

US involvement has major down-side risks to our interests across the entire ME, and no upside whatsoever.

Stay
the
hell
out
of
it
Carolina Girl

Columbia, SC

#2 Feb 18, 2012
I support the rebels. LOL

“Progressive Republican”

Since: Feb 12

New York, NY

#3 Feb 18, 2012
Personally, i believe it will have an upside by giving us a better image in the middle east and support by it's future government if the current one is overthrown (which i believe) which could ease tensions to come in the area. Even though it's a risky investment, i believe it will be good one.
Teddy R

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#4 Feb 18, 2012
TRWilbury wrote:
Personally, i believe it will have an upside by giving us a better image in the middle east and support by it's future government if the current one is overthrown (which i believe) which could ease tensions to come in the area. Even though it's a risky investment, i believe it will be good one.
I'm afraid that is just not a realistic view.

The US, and any US action in the region will only be viewed and interpreted through the goggles of the Palistinian question, and US support for Israel. Always.

The US will get no credit or goodwill from anything it does in the region so long as Israel and the Paletinian question remains - that over-rides/wipes out any and all other considerations in the minds of the people in this region.

Secondly, Syria has historically been in the French sphere of influence (and British, but they ceded to the French). So if there is to be any Western intervention in Syria, it should be led by the French and the Euros - NOT the US.
MAUDE

Lynbrook, NY

#5 Feb 19, 2012
Have'nt we lost enough young men and the thousands who lost there limbs, we can't be the world police.I never read in the news where IRAK sent one barrel of oil,and just resentley they asked us to leave.Enough is enough.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#6 Feb 19, 2012
LOL !

When the U.S. Govt wages war they use the war as an excuse to wage war on our privacy, freedom, and safety. Ultimately, we the American people lose. LOL ! Stupid Americanos fall for it every time:

"Go ahead FBI, you can listen to my phone calls
because I've got nothing to hide. Search my daughters panties...she has nothing to hide. We're all patriots. Go ahead Bush Govt, take twenty years or take her lifetime to fight this new war. In fact, do whatever it takes to win the war because I'm a coward and we're all terrified of Terrorists."

The war, fought on foreign soil and usually started on foreign soil, rather than on our beaches or borders, is waged by our own Govt here at home against US (the people).

Bush (the Baghdad butcher) created the UnPatriot Act (and many other bad things). That 'enemy' of freedom actually had his comrade henchman attorney general write a 'brief' to the Supreme Court telling them national security trumped the 2nd amendment.

Egypt, Iraq, and eventually Syria will become pro Taliban theocratic fascist whatevers, regardless of what we do (or don't do).

But this time, the U.S. regime has no choice, the Sino/Soviet military alliance (created by Bush) has warned the dummies in Washington to not interfere in Syria (saving U.S. taxpayers trillion$ of taxdollars and protecting them from their own bloody Govt).

“Progressive Republican”

Since: Feb 12

New York, NY

#7 Feb 19, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm afraid that is just not a realistic view.
The US, and any US action in the region will only be viewed and interpreted through the goggles of the Palistinian question, and US support for Israel. Always.
The US will get no credit or goodwill from anything it does in the region so long as Israel and the Paletinian question remains - that over-rides/wipes out any and all other considerations in the minds of the people in this region.
Secondly, Syria has historically been in the French sphere of influence (and British, but they ceded to the French). So if there is to be any Western intervention in Syria, it should be led by the French and the Euros - NOT the US.
Either way, the U.S image will look even worse.
Teddy R

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#8 Feb 19, 2012
TRWilbury wrote:
<quoted text> Either way, the U.S image will look even worse.
Right - so ...

Door No. 1 - spend American blood and treasure in a sectarian/tribal civil war in a nation that WILL NEVER BE DEMOCRATIC, and look worse, or

Door No. 2 - don't spend American blood and treasure in a sectarian/tribal civil war in a nation that WILL NEVER BE DEMOCRATIC, and look worse.

I choose Door No. 2.

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#9 Feb 20, 2012
a country like that is better suited for a mushroom cloud
GO ARM THE REBELS MCCAIN

Monroe, NC

#10 Jun 10, 2013
A teenager selling coffee in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was arrested by Islamist rebel fighters for insulting the Prophet Mohammed, beaten and then executed in front of his family, a watchdog group claims.

The boy, Mohammed Qatta, 14, reportedly refused to give a customer coffee, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Sunday.

"Even if [Prophet] Mohammed comes back to life, I won't," the boy said, who was known by his nickname "Salmo."

Extremist rebels driving past in a black car overheard the comment, the opposition Aleppo Media Center said. Qatta was taken away by the fighters and later brought back, his head wrapped with his shirt and his body covered with marks from whipping.

The rebels then read out the boy's sentence - not in a Syrian accent, but in classical Arabic. They accused the boy of blasphemy and told the crowd - which included the boy's parents - that anyone who insulted the Prophet would suffer a similar fate.

Qatta was then shot in the mouth and neck. A graphic photo was released late Sunday of the dead boy clearly showing wounds that matched the reports.

The boy's parents confirmed the accounts in an interview posted online on Monday by the Aleppo Media Center. In it, his father stoically recounted the execution while his mother wailed.

"Why did they kill my son," she cried. "We are not for or against anybody in this conflict, may God take revenge on them."

The Islamists and their group have yet to be identified. Large swathes of rebel-held Aleppo are under the control of al Qaeda-linked rebel groups who have set up Sharia courts and welcomed large numbers of foreign fighters into their ranks. The United States and its allies have struggled with the question of whether to arm an extremely fragmented opposition force whose strongest elements have pledged allegiance to al Qaeda.

Aleppo is expected to become of the focal point of Syria's two-year civil war in the coming days as Syrian forces look to take back full control of Syria's most populous city in a new offensive reportedly dubbed "Northern Storm."

http://news.yahoo.com/teenager-15-executed-is...
Mila

New York, NY

#11 Jun 25, 2013
Let them fight their own battles..
Plotts

Stony Brook, NY

#12 Jun 25, 2013
Russia is backing the Syrian Gov while the USA is backing the rebels........and another bin laden is to be created...USA TAXPAYERS pay and suffer while alot of well connected politicians with private contractors get rich quick..........With little concern to the constituents..........How much money the lobbyist's give our politicians "for the cause"will determine our involvemet.......

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