Should the US intervene in Syria's civil war?

Created by Hoosier Hillbilly on Aug 29, 2013

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#63 Aug 31, 2013
So now we have a play date penciled in with Syria for sometime in the next couple of weeks.

And Obama insists on going to Congress for their permission. First time for everything, I guess.

Boy, will Assad be surprised when we bomb him.

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#64 Aug 31, 2013
On a much larger note the United States and Russia need to cease and desist in this silly but extremely game of Brinkmanship, using these smaller radicalized country's that have been at war and killing their own for centuries as proxies/pawns and to what end, to see who Blinks first?
Bet it won't be Putin and Obama is wearing shades.

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#65 Aug 31, 2013
Yep, he's no longer the goose necked friend of the Obama administration.
Checked into Egypt lately Clem?
These distractions are just too much for "US" commoners.
Soon I'll go back and review:
Obama faults
It's gon'a take a while!

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#66 Aug 31, 2013
Good Golly Miss Molly!
I just went to Google with "Obama faults"
they already beat me to it as usual...
Damn they're good people, even if they do censor everything I say/.

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#67 Aug 31, 2013
SLY WEST wrote:
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The UN is dictated by China, Russia and Oil rich countries of the middle east so wouldn't expect any viable cooperation fro them. Canada and Great Britain don't consider this as a direct threat towardsthem.and are acting according to their version of our constitution, as should the US.
From what I've seen we're not even sure who's responsible and like a poster mentioned above what better way to draw the US into it than kill a bunch of innocent's, the Assad regime has the power and resources to squash this uprising without using chemical weapons so why would they? Why would the Assad regime want to draw us into that conflict?
I remember not so many years ago when we invaded Iraq on rumors of WMDs and pretty much leveled the country on those assumptions yet not one WMD was ever found.
And realistically how does one go about destroying stockpiles of chemical weapons with bombs and not wreak havoc on the area?
And let's not forget the problems this would create with our only ally inthe area, Israelians are lining up.for gas masks.
And I bet if we do strike we won't hit any targets of real significance.
Guess what I'm.saying is the US needs to think this thru very closely and not get sucked into another Iraq situation.
And yes I agree, it was a horrible and brutal thing to do whoever is responsible.
I can't disagree w/anything you're saying.
Who do You think set off these weapons? Who else would
have access to them?

I don't know if this would affect us (Americans) dirrectly
or not but it makes me Very uncomfortable to say "lets just
sit back and see what happens"

Reminds me too much of how the world acted while the Nazis
were slaughtering 6 million ppl.

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#68 Aug 31, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>so now we start killing inocent in pursuit of the guilty
That's not what I was saying and you know it.

How high does the body count need to be b/f the world
steps in to help. The dead are unarmed, untrained civilians.
Someone needs to step in and help them.

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#69 Aug 31, 2013
It'll be interesting to see what the chicken hawk Neo-CON crowd, who never saw a military incursion they didn't like, will do here. Again, I'm torn between my interest in reducing our always-pricey, usually thankless, often virtually unappreciated 50+ year-old, self-imposed, World Policeman" inclinations and our "Fortress America" mindset that preceded WW II.
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#70 Aug 31, 2013
arctic wrote:
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That's not what I was saying and you know it.
How high does the body count need to be b/f the world
steps in to help. The dead are unarmed, untrained civilians.
Someone needs to step in and help them.
we will cause more problems then we solve

it will be more than we can handle

we would be devastated in the states
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#72 Aug 31, 2013
No matter what gets "decided", about half the country will say we were wrong, about the other half will say we were right, some will say it should have been done sooner, some will say we should have deliberated more, and too many will say "Syria? What?"
SLACK

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#73 Aug 31, 2013
Alpha wrote:
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Where did ya stand on bush's wars?
where do I start?

the short answer is I was against them

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#74 Aug 31, 2013
DAMN if ya Do. And DAMN if ya Don't...

WHAT's The Cost???

Meaning...BODY COUNT??

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#75 Sep 1, 2013
Chilli J wrote:
It'll be interesting to see what the chicken hawk Neo-CON crowd, who never saw a military incursion they didn't like, will do here. Again, I'm torn between my interest in reducing our always-pricey, usually thankless, often virtually unappreciated 50+ year-old, self-imposed, World Policeman" inclinations and our "Fortress America" mindset that preceded WW II.
YOU go,and make a f**king difference......

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#76 Sep 1, 2013
If 'we' do attack Syria do you really think it would be because they used chemical weapons, or
just to show the world what kind of new toys 'we' now have to play with?
Boats and planes and guided fireworks.

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#77 Sep 1, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>we will cause more problems then we solve
it will be more than we can handle
we would be devastated in the states
After WW11 the entire world stood together and said
"No more, never again".....never would the world stand
by while innocent, unarmed civilians are slaughtered
by their goverment using a large military force.

Now we All have to live up to that pledge.

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#79 Sep 1, 2013
arctic wrote:
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After WW11 the entire world stood together and said
"No more, never again".....never would the world stand
by while innocent, unarmed civilians are slaughtered
by their goverment using a large military force.
Now we All have to live up to that pledge.
Of course, the assumption in that was one side was willing to behave in a decent and civilized manner.

When it's two or three factions that are fighting for the chance to impose their own brand of sadistic torture on the people, I don't think it's worth the bother to help any of them.

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#80 Sep 1, 2013
arctic wrote:
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After WW11 the entire world stood together and said
"No more, never again".....never would the world stand
by while innocent, unarmed civilians are slaughtered
by their goverment using a large military force.
Now we All have to live up to that pledge.
Who is the enemy ?

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#81 Sep 1, 2013
I still don't get the Viet Nam war ?

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#82 Sep 1, 2013
In fact, the Vietnam ? was never declared a war.

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#83 Sep 1, 2013
_Lizz_ wrote:
In fact, the Vietnam ? was never declared a war.
No declared war since WWII, but sure has been a lot of military men and women killed.

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#84 Sep 1, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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No declared war since WWII, but sure has been a lot of military men and women killed.
That is for sure ! and civilians killed.

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