For or Against an Invasion of Syria?

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Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#1 Sep 6, 2013
What does your religion tell you?
Big Al

Hibbing, MN

#2 Sep 6, 2013
Although I generally agree with the positions of this president I disagee with him in this case. I accept the evidence that Assad used chemical weapons and that a response by us and the world community is necessary but I don't think a unilateral military strike by the U.S. alone is the only possible effective response.

One the biggest problems caused by Assad's actions is a huge refugee problem for neighbouring countries. We should first be enlisting the aid of the Arab League (which has already pledged finacial support for actions against Assad) and other supportive countries to aid with the refugee problem. I think this might be a more effective method of getting the world community together to show Assad that his methods are unacceptable. A military strike will not necessarily stop his use of chemical weapons

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#3 Sep 6, 2013
Big Al wrote:
Although I generally agree with the positions of this president I disagee with him in this case. I accept the evidence that Assad used chemical weapons and that a response by us and the world community is necessary but I don't think a unilateral military strike by the U.S. alone is the only possible effective response.
One the biggest problems caused by Assad's actions is a huge refugee problem for neighbouring countries. We should first be enlisting the aid of the Arab League (which has already pledged finacial support for actions against Assad) and other supportive countries to aid with the refugee problem. I think this might be a more effective method of getting the world community together to show Assad that his methods are unacceptable. A military strike will not necessarily stop his use of chemical weapons
I've read where Saudi Arabia provided the chemical weapons and it wasn't to the Army....it's too dirty for me...oil, Sunni versus Shiite control...we are just making senators and representatives richer, as well as the upper 1%.

IF we go in, I plan on protesting for a 91% tax rate on the upper 5% in our nation. Like we had during WWII

Since: Feb 10

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#4 Sep 6, 2013
Its a real mess over there in the entire Muslim world.
No matter who's banner you march under over there its all bad.
If a government body is sinister enough to use chemical weapons on it's own people then that government body is a threat to all humanity.
However,the only military action I would recommend is to knock out Asaad's all use of those chemical weapons,patrol the borders,have patrols in the air to enforce a no fly zone,patrol the waters and harbors to make sure nothing or no one can get in to help Asaad use his chemical weapons any further.
Do not get directly involved in the fight against Asaad or the rebels no more than I have indicated but to only further assist them in humanitarian aid.
Trust in Jesus

Hollywood, FL

#6 Sep 6, 2013
Trust in Jesus wrote:
and finally insane Obama trying to ostracize Putin over SSM when 37 of our own states agree with Putin just might stamp this president as in need of an insane asylum.
shut up. Even GW Bush agrees its time for SSM.
go pound your pud and get your nose out of everyone elses sex life. Pathetic!
lol

Pineville, WV

#7 Sep 6, 2013
Trust in Jesus wrote:
<quoted text>I do not agree with this mentally ill president and I hope that Putin knocks some sense into him. This country was warned for decades to end slavery, perhaps the world community should exercised a strike on us for our failure to comply. As for Civil Wars I do believe we had a very nasty one with nasty people.We were also warned by the UN that our strikes against Iraq based on WMD were unjust, perhaps we need a strike against us. If any country wears the label of a terrorist nation, that would be us, our dropping of two A-bombs would be a reason, poking our nose in the Middle East and killing children another reason, spending a decade in Vietnam trying to run that country while terrorizing blacks in our on country another, and finally insane Obama trying to ostracize Putin over SSM when 37 of our own states agree with Putin just might stamp this president as in need of an insane asylum.
Send your food stamps back and get a job.

“Third Eye”

Since: Nov 10

You can't get there from here.

#8 Sep 6, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
What does your religion tell you?
What does my 'religion' tell me? Trying to 'incite' yet again?

Why don't you ask, "What are your personal feelings about the 'Liberal Propaganda machine' trying to get us to possibly go to war"?
Trust in Jesus

Hollywood, FL

#9 Sep 6, 2013
NDanger wrote:
<quoted text>
What does my 'religion' tell me? Trying to 'incite' yet again?
Why don't you ask, "What are your personal feelings about the 'Liberal Propaganda machine' trying to get us to possibly go to war"?
I didnt know John McCain ,Boehner and Cantor were the "liberal propaganda machine".. you might as well re register as a democrat! The GOP just went to shit huh?
Trust in Jesus

Hollywood, FL

#11 Sep 6, 2013
Trust in Jesus wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares what GW Bush thinks, he could not even find the WMD. Sounds like you are doing the pounding.
well little lady, then go finger yourself!
little lamb

Collingwood, Australia

#13 Sep 6, 2013
I would just like to ask..

Who made Obama..God judge and executioner.

From reports all we know is someone used sarin gas..but no one knows for sure what side...

The evidence on "who" used it has not been forth coming.

Since: Dec 09

Chicago, IL

#14 Sep 7, 2013
Assad has been slaughtering his own people with abandon. He murders entire populations of towns and villages on suspicion of aiding rebels based on unsubstantiated reports that rebels have recently been somewhere in the area!

What would a military strike accomplish besides killing a whole bunch more innocent civilians and sparing Assad the trouble of doing it?

Children living in the refugee camps on the Turkish border go out every day to scavenge for weeds to boil to have something to eat.
If we want to help them we have to find ways to provide them with what they desperately need - food, medicine, blankets, etc.- not drop bombs on them.
We should send in a special Ops team NOW, to put Assad out of commission, or at the very least, kidnap his ass and take him by force to stand trial in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

OR, we could do what we've been doing - NOTHING - just keep on talking about it and worrying about being politically correct. Who knows,... maybe we'll get lucky and it will all be over and the killing all done by the time we decide what to do!

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#15 Sep 7, 2013
janeebee wrote:
Assad has been slaughtering his own people with abandon. He murders entire populations of towns and villages on suspicion of aiding rebels based on unsubstantiated reports that rebels have recently been somewhere in the area!
What would a military strike accomplish besides killing a whole bunch more innocent civilians and sparing Assad the trouble of doing it?
Children living in the refugee camps on the Turkish border go out every day to scavenge for weeds to boil to have something to eat.
If we want to help them we have to find ways to provide them with what they desperately need - food, medicine, blankets, etc.- not drop bombs on them.
We should send in a special Ops team NOW, to put Assad out of commission, or at the very least, kidnap his ass and take him by force to stand trial in the Hague for crimes against humanity.
OR, we could do what we've been doing - NOTHING - just keep on talking about it and worrying about being politically correct. Who knows,... maybe we'll get lucky and it will all be over and the killing all done by the time we decide what to do!
Good ideas. However, the purpose of war now, as it always has been, is to make the rich richer. So, the rich want MORE of the welfare checks to go to them. Also, Saudi Arabia wants the Sunnis to lead Syria and Israel wants to steal the Golan Heights, as it has stolen land in Lebanon and Palestine.

We will go to war, we will cut back on social programs in our nation to feed it, and we will kill thousands of more Americans. It's why the born again evangelical movement was started...to make the rich richer and they sure will vote for this war. After all, in the "end times", Jews will be slaughtered and the middle east will be at war...or so they hope...;)

Since: Nov 10

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#16 Sep 7, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
<quoted text>
I've read where Saudi Arabia provided the chemical weapons and it wasn't to the Army....it's too dirty for me...oil, Sunni versus Shiite control...we are just making senators and representatives richer, as well as the upper 1%.
IF we go in, I plan on protesting for a 91% tax rate on the upper 5% in our nation. Like we had during WWII
lol, you are so jealous of anything that has anything. You need to realize that all of your shortcomings are your fault and no one elses. You had your chance and blew it. Deal with it! As my great grandfather told me, there is nothing wrong with being poor its just damn inconvenient.

lol

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#17 Sep 7, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
<quoted text>
Good ideas. However, the purpose of war now, as it always has been, is to make the rich richer. So, the rich want MORE of the welfare checks to go to them. Also, Saudi Arabia wants the Sunnis to lead Syria and Israel wants to steal the Golan Heights, as it has stolen land in Lebanon and Palestine.
We will go to war, we will cut back on social programs in our nation to feed it, and we will kill thousands of more Americans. It's why the born again evangelical movement was started...to make the rich richer and they sure will vote for this war. After all, in the "end times", Jews will be slaughtered and the middle east will be at war...or so they hope...;)
Only you could turn a human rights issue into a financial political one. Your poor and it wasn't the republicans fault.

lol
Trust in Jesus

Hollywood, FL

#18 Sep 7, 2013
Huntington Guy wrote:
<quoted text>Only you could turn a human rights issue into a financial political one. Your poor and it wasn't the republicans fault.
lol
God, you really are stoopid arent ya? must be something in the water up there.
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#19 Sep 7, 2013
Big Al wrote:
Although I generally agree with the positions of this president I disagee with him in this case. I accept the evidence that Assad used chemical weapons and that a response by us and the world community is necessary but I don't think a unilateral military strike by the U.S. alone is the only possible effective response.
One the biggest problems caused by Assad's actions is a huge refugee problem for neighbouring countries. We should first be enlisting the aid of the Arab League (which has already pledged finacial support for actions against Assad) and other supportive countries to aid with the refugee problem. I think this might be a more effective method of getting the world community together to show Assad that his methods are unacceptable. A military strike will not necessarily stop his use of chemical weapons
Much agreed.

I do think this is a little too late, and even a bigger strike as the news was hinting at last night, is still a desperate move. And I laughed especially hard at McCains response to an Arizonian who asked to what ends? What have we truly accomplished in the Iraq, or Afghanistan, so what is the real goal here? To which McCain said, "The President would lose face." (after threatening/posturing and not doing anything)

Like the Nation hasn't lost enough face as it is thanks to the Bush Wars, and the war crimes we've committed since...???

One big trouble with the Arab League, and the term league is a sticky one with that bunch - is that if there is the slightest whiff of them supporting the US, which means supporting Israel, they get cold feet and slink back home. Seems like ONLY Jordan has the chutzpah and courage to actually offer real aid and assistance, despite the local political fallout and direct links to the US.

I'm also sure some of the Xtian apocalypse Fans will find some way to twist this all to their own ends, but thankfully they'll be wrong, again. There will be no Second coming, or Rapture now or any time later.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#20 Sep 7, 2013
Trust in Jesus wrote:
<quoted text>God, you really are stoopid arent ya? must be something in the water up there.
You shouldn't talk about God that way. lol
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#21 Sep 7, 2013
Huntington Guy wrote:
<quoted text>Only you could turn a human rights issue into a financial political one. Your poor and it wasn't the republicans fault.
lol
Whats the line where its an actionable Human rights issue and not? Where were we a year ago? Why are chemical attacks worse than routing people out of their homes, raping their wives and female children, executing soldiers, or civilians in the street (on camera!) and causing a huge refugee problem...?

I find this notion that chemical weapons being the last straw over what amounts to pogroms/genocide, on a daily, weekly, monthly, now two year basis to be no better or worse?

The horrors of chemical warfare are obvious, but when did regular everyday war, civil or otherwise, become no less horrific for the people in the midst of it ?

What is a human rights issue and what is not? Isnt being attacked in ones home, businesses, having ones children murdered, raped, or pressed into militancy (by the rebels of the state) a human rights issue?
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#22 Sep 7, 2013
(...rebels OR the state...)
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#23 Sep 7, 2013
Trust in Jesus wrote:
<quoted text>I do not agree with this mentally ill president and I hope that Putin knocks some sense into him. This country was warned for decades to end slavery, perhaps the world community should exercised a strike on us for our failure to comply. As for Civil Wars I do believe we had a very nasty one with nasty people.We were also warned by the UN that our strikes against Iraq based on WMD were unjust, perhaps we need a strike against us.

If any country wears the label of a terrorist nation, that would be us, our dropping of two A-bombs would be a reason,

poking our nose in the Middle East and killing children another reason, spending a decade in Vietnam trying to run that country while terrorizing blacks in our on country another, and finally insane Obama trying to ostracize Putin over SSM when 37 of our own states agree with Putin just might stamp this president as in need of an insane asylum.
Your political naivete shines so bright.

The one reason so many in the US are siding agaisnt Obama is nothing but a continuation of Politics of the Day. Anything Obama wants the other side, the GOP doesn't want. Period, end of sentence. When O was calling for no action, many in the GOP wanted action, now they have backed off - allegedly due to their constituency.(which was of the same mind when they wanted action)

WW2 is in no way analogous to today. So let that one go. Its a stupid analogy start to finish.

Plus you're siding with Putin, a megalomaniac of a man, with little to no morals, who is on the verge of perhaps resurrecting the Cold War. Putin hasn't made sense in a looooong time. But of course folks like You now see him as reasonable and courageous. A man of peace. I suggest you actually learn about the man and his history.

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