Should the US intervene in Syria's ci...

Should the US intervene in Syria's civil war?

Created by Hoosier Hillbilly on Aug 29, 2013

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And how far should "WE" go

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#444 Sep 10, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Some history scholar.... My Father-in-law helped liberate a couple of those camps. It bothered him for decades. He rarely talked about it with anybody but other Veterans. Being a former Marine he sometimes would talk to me. It was haunting. I can feel the human compassion for a need to act in Syria. But being a realist I also see that WE are being played by others involved in the situation. Russia,Assad,the rebels are all jockeying for position. That is enough for me to say we're done with it. We have too many ills here at home to fix to go off interfering (once again) in the affairs of another country.
I kinda agree....but i now see it as a very clever event for President Obama...calling on a missile and bombing of Assad and his weapons......general outrage.....net effect, Russia get's a nervous Assad to give up chemical weapons....Brilliant.....Thoug h, a quick, say 3 hour drenching with missiles and bombs, had it's merits too....lol....We coulda used the one's with close "use by" dates.....

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#445 Sep 10, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I kinda agree....but i now see it as a very clever event for President Obama...calling on a missile and bombing of Assad and his weapons......general outrage.....net effect, Russia get's a nervous Assad to give up chemical weapons....Brilliant.....Thoug h, a quick, say 3 hour drenching with missiles and bombs, had it's merits too....lol....We coulda used the one's with close "use by" dates.....
At our level,as ordinary citizens,we aren't privy to the intel to see all the goings on with the involved parties. We're getting our intel(news)piecemeal from the various media outlets as it becomes available. That makes it hard to see the REAL big picture. Nor can we sift thru the spin or dissect the tiny details for the truth. We have to take at face value the bullsh1t we're being told. THAT makes me personally very skeptical about this. I have gut feelings that say we need to mind our own affairs. Fix our own problems.

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#446 Sep 10, 2013
At least now Syria is admitting that they
DO have chemical weapons and are agreeing to
talk w/us about it.

That is a step in the right direction.

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#447 Sep 10, 2013
arctic wrote:
At least now Syria is admitting that they
DO have chemical weapons and are agreeing to
talk w/us about it.
That is a step in the right direction.
President Obama look's Brilliant, here....He demands the missile and bombing attack on Assad....Leading to mixed outrage, by Media, Congress and the Global Community....And, a shaky Assad, working through Putin and Kerry, offers to hand over his stockpile of Chemical Weapons.....And, without one shot fired....That's BRILLIANT.....

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#448 Sep 10, 2013
arctic wrote:
At least now Syria is admitting that they
DO have chemical weapons and are agreeing to
talk w/us about it.
That is a step in the right direction.
Iran admitted to a nuke program several years ago and has agreed to talk about it off and on,when they needed wiggle room. I *guess* that is a step in the right direction too......

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#449 Sep 10, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Iran admitted to a nuke program several years ago and has agreed to talk about it off and on,when they needed wiggle room. I *guess* that is a step in the right direction too......
not that the Israeli Air Force helped

Operation Opera also known as Operation Babylon was a surprise Israeli air strike carried out on 7 June 1981, that destroyed a nuclear reactor ...

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#450 Sep 10, 2013
Echoing a 'man on the street' interview from today's news:

With this country's unemployment, crime, and deficit problems, we need to take care of business at home first instead of being the world's policeman.
I dont think so

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#451 Sep 10, 2013
Nope.

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#452 Sep 10, 2013
you know... i see a lot of "take care of business at home" comments on this thread, and it's not a bad idea to do a little house cleaning- but if you don't take care of your "hood" the insects will eventually make their way into YOUR OWN HOME (doesn't matter where you live anymore)
I dont think so

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#454 Sep 10, 2013
Dudedad wrote:
you know... i see a lot of "take care of business at home" comments on this thread, and it's not a bad idea to do a little house cleaning- but if you don't take care of your "hood" the insects will eventually make their way into YOUR OWN HOME (doesn't matter where you live anymore)
Its too late we let anyone in.

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#455 Sep 10, 2013
I dont think so wrote:
<quoted text>Its too late we let anyone in.
You got that right! Fence? What fence?

The other side of the coin just might be if we stay home, the bad guys from the middle east will too. The more they kill of each other over there, the less of them there are to come here and kill any of us.

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#456 Sep 10, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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You got that right! Fence? What fence?
The other side of the coin just might be if we stay home, the bad guys from the middle east will too. The more they kill of each other over there, the less of them there are to come here and kill any of us.
what is the date tomorrow , stay at home .seems that about 15 took a planes..........trip

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#457 Sep 10, 2013
Deciding to impose military action is not something that works to the initiator's advantage when it is 'unbelievably small'(or any other incremental level) that is less than all-out unrelenting fully-committed intent to make an unconditional surrender the only option to the recipient.

Ever since WWII, the failing of the US military leadership has been to moderate their actions, hold back, be a kinder, gentler adversary.

By stopping short, then the enemy keeps the fighting spirit in their hearts and the ONLY outcome of that will be they retreat, regroup and resurge.

So to expect a few 'small' assaults on Syrian targets to end their corrupt government and it's evil ways is foolish.

Like the saying goes,'what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger'. It's true for the enemy, too. You can't stop and leave them just banged up and hurting because they will heal, learn from their mistakes, and return to fight another day.

It makes them think up previously unimaginable things like hijacking commercial jets and crashing them into buildings.

The US military absolutely crushed it's targets during WWII without a second thought about whether they were being too harsh. Of course, they made other blunders afterwards, like thinking Russia was some kind of friend or ally.

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#458 Sep 10, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Deciding to impose military action is not something that works to the initiator's advantage when it is 'unbelievably small'(or any other incremental level) that is less than all-out unrelenting fully-committed intent to make an unconditional surrender the only option to the recipient.
Ever since WWII, the failing of the US military leadership has been to moderate their actions, hold back, be a kinder, gentler adversary.
By stopping short, then the enemy keeps the fighting spirit in their hearts and the ONLY outcome of that will be they retreat, regroup and resurge.
So to expect a few 'small' assaults on Syrian targets to end their corrupt government and it's evil ways is foolish.
Like the saying goes,'what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger'. It's true for the enemy, too. You can't stop and leave them just banged up and hurting because they will heal, learn from their mistakes, and return to fight another day.
It makes them think up previously unimaginable things like hijacking commercial jets and crashing them into buildings.
The US military absolutely crushed it's targets during WWII without a second thought about whether they were being too harsh. Of course, they made other blunders afterwards, like thinking Russia was some kind of friend or ally.
the English made the Russians an ally

1st remember:The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, named after the Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and the Nazi German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop

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#460 Sep 11, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Echoing a 'man on the street' interview from today's news:
With this country's unemployment, crime, and deficit problems, we need to take care of business at home first instead of being the world's policeman.
I watched thatinterview here on Sky News....

the next fellow interviewed said "we have to do something, we cannot just sit back and do nothing".

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#461 Sep 11, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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the English made the Russians an ally
1st remember:The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, named after the Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and the Nazi German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop
Churchill hated communism, hated Stalin as a person, but,
as a means of finishing the war against Nazi Germany, the
British, and the Americans, accepted Russia to fight against
the Nazis ONLY after the invasion of Russia by Hitler.
At the end of the war things reverted back....hence

"An Iron Curtain has descended over Europe".

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#462 Sep 11, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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Churchill hated communism, hated Stalin as a person, but,
as a means of finishing the war against Nazi Germany, the
British, and the Americans, accepted Russia to fight against
the Nazis ONLY after the invasion of Russia by Hitler.
At the end of the war things reverted back....hence
"An Iron Curtain has descended over Europe".
thanks am aware of the history , the US could not declare war upon Hitler.... we did Japan , but in a lucky way Hitler erred and declared war upon the USA [btw] the only country he did

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#463 Sep 11, 2013
This "few pointed or specific targeted attacks" that Obama speaks of is NOT good. Look what happened in Iraq when we CHOSE to bomb only selected areas (no places of worship). The places of worship were the EXACT places that the enemies were. In my opinion, when you attack someone you fricken attack them with a huge assault......Make them AFRAID to raise a hand back at you. If you nitpick small targets they will not get the massage. If they cut off a pinky, you have to come back and cut off both of their arms. These people only know rulership by fear, so you gotta fight fire with fire.....instill the fear of death in them. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but killing and war IS HARSH. If you do it, do it full force and make a huge impact/statement..... You have to send a message to ALL the neighboring areas that you will not be messed with, period.

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#464 Sep 11, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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I watched thatinterview here on Sky News....
the next fellow interviewed said "we have to do something, we cannot just sit back and do nothing".
Looking the other way, has to be near impossible, for many Americans....especially those that know well, the history of the Holocaust....and Cambodia...
viewing audience

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#465 Sep 11, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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I watched thatinterview here on Sky News....
the next fellow interviewed said "we have to do something, we cannot just sit back and do nothing".
Well, that's America. It's interesting that what's left of our current crop of republicans has been all over the place with 'solutions' for Syria. Historically they love war. Just a few years ago they were gleeful about invading any country in the Middle East that might have simply HEARD of the 9/11 attacks. But, if the black president seems to want war too, suddenly they are "isolationists".

Obama is handling this beautifully.

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