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U.S. remains opposed to military action in Syria

There are 33 comments on the Aerotech News And Review story from May 31, 2012, titled U.S. remains opposed to military action in Syria. In it, Aerotech News And Review reports that:

Shocking as it was, the massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers is unlikely to galvanize a military assault like last year's campaign in Libya to oust Moammar Gadhafi.

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Syrian

Carlsbad, CA

#1 May 31, 2012
The majority of the American population opposes US involvement in Syria.
Ayreshire

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Jun 1, 2012
Syrian wrote:
The majority of the American population opposes US involvement in Syria.
YOU WOULDN'T KNOW THE TRUTH IF IT BIT YOU ON THE REAR END!! STOP TRYING YOUR BEST TO COVER UP ASSAD'S MURDERING ESCAPAGES YOU PAID ASSAD SOCK PUPPET SCUMBAG hiding out in LA!!! AND STOP BLAMING THE WEST AND ISRAEL FOR WHAT IS GOING ON IN SYRIA. AS IF THEY ARE FORCING ASSAD TO MURDER HIS OWN PEOPLE!! 14,000 MURDERED TO DATE AND YOU CLOWN CONTINUE WITH YOUR PAID SOCK POOOPET LIES!
Special envoy Kofi Annan said Monday he was horrified by a gruesome weekend massacre that killed more than 100 people in Syria, and called on "every individual with a gun" to lay down arms and stop the killing.
Annan arrived in Damascus Monday for talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad and other senior officials.
"I have come to Syria at a critical moment in this crisis," Annan said as he arrived in Damascus on Monday. "I am personally shocked and horrified by the tragic incident in Houla."
He called on all sides of the conflict to end the bloodshed.
"This message of peace is ... for everyone, for every individual with a gun," he said.
The mass killings Friday in Houla, a collection of villages in the central province of Homs, prompted sweeping international criticism of the Syrian regime, although differences emerged from world powers over whether his forces were exclusively to blame.
Syrian troops shelled several neighborhoods in Hama until the early hours of Monday, killing at least 24 people, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees activist group said. Amateur videos showed a makeshift hospital where several people lay on the floor either dead or wounded. Further details were not immediately clear.
The violence comes at a time of deep concern over the conflict in Syria. The Houla massacre was one of the deadliest single days of the country's uprising, which is in its 15th month.

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#3 Jun 1, 2012
Syrian wrote:
The majority of the American population opposes US involvement in Syria.
What they think Americans are so willing to take their soldiers who have been already protecting the world by fighting in a hell hole terrorist country like Afghanistan, and put them in another, where not only will they face terrorists, but Iran, and Russian forces..

BS..
Syrian

Carlsbad, CA

#4 Jun 7, 2012
The Alana Kalana Project wrote:
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What they think Americans are so willing to take their soldiers who have been already protecting the world by fighting in a hell hole terrorist country like Afghanistan, and put them in another, where not only will they face terrorists, but Iran, and Russian forces..
BS..
Exactly! It's the azzzwipe zionists who are trying to push America into yet another war.
Sick of Stupid

United States

#5 Jun 7, 2012
If we are going to war in Syria could we at least pass actual funding for it instead of just running over there unfinaced like we did in Afganistan and Iraq?
NEW

Austin, MN

#6 Jun 7, 2012
80% of the population of the USA would RIOT AND MAKE RUN ON WASHINGTON if they got us into another 5-10 trillion dollar WAR MESS..........

There is teh far right war mongers who would lvoe to bury teh USA in massive debt for WAR...but they dont count as Americans..
NEW

Austin, MN

#7 Jun 7, 2012
Sick of Stupid wrote:
If we are going to war in Syria could we at least pass actual funding for it instead of just running over there unfinaced like we did in Afganistan and Iraq?
Yes raise taxes on the rich by 25% and acually fund a war like we use to....Until Bush every time we went to war we raised taxes and funded the war...BUSH GAVE TAX CUTS AND DID NOT FUND WAR BUT PUT IT ON CHARGE CARD WHICH IS STILL RUNNING......People blame Obama for the 6 trillion added to debt why he has been Prez.....thing is 2/3 of the debt added why Obama has been Prez is from Bushies wars.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#8 Jun 7, 2012
It is the historical nature of radical Islam to commit atrocities, then use additional perfidy to blame it on their opponents (everyone in the world not embracing their lunatic tyranny.) Radical Islam will destabilize a country, then use ignorant rabble to molest the region. Hopped-up Arabs would use the WMD in Syria (acquired in those long convoys from Iraq in the eighteen month period lunatic Leftists in America gave Iraq to transport them) to a greater horror than what their manipulators achieve in current mass murders. We can handle Assad; we can not handle a resurgent radicalism in Syria.
NEW

Austin, MN

#9 Jun 7, 2012
Bringmedinner wrote:
It is the historical nature of radical Islam to commit atrocities, then use additional perfidy to blame it on their opponents (everyone in the world not embracing their lunatic tyranny.) Radical Islam will destabilize a country, then use ignorant rabble to molest the region. Hopped-up Arabs would use the WMD in Syria (acquired in those long convoys from Iraq in the eighteen month period lunatic Leftists in America gave Iraq to transport them) to a greater horror than what their manipulators achieve in current mass murders. We can handle Assad; we can not handle a resurgent radicalism in Syria.
Ok so convince all your GOP buddies to double tax the rich to pay for the war with Syria.....BECAUSE WE CANT AFFORD ANOTHER 7 TRILLION IN DEBT FOR A WAR.......
America Is Not The Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Jun 7, 2012
Odumbo ousted the 2 Men that kept peace in the middle east for over 35 years We lost over 3 drones and 2600 guns in the process. Both Egypt and Libya are now under the control of the Radical Muslim Brotherhood. This is Hillary and Odumbo's FAULT.
The WMD from Saddam were shipped to Syria This is a fact and has been mentioned several times on the media.
Syria,Iran,Russia and China are NOT friends to the US. Iran and Syria are working together
Intervention in Syria will create WW3 The US needs to stay out!!!
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#11 Jun 7, 2012
NEW wrote:
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Ok so convince all your GOP buddies to double tax the rich to pay for the war with Syria.....BECAUSE WE CANT AFFORD ANOTHER 7 TRILLION IN DEBT FOR A WAR.......
Let's say for a moment you are correct in attributing the increased debt to war... Obama got your votes on the promise of shutting down those wars, closing Gitmo, repealing the questionable expansion of Federal authorities under the Patriot Act, etc. In fact, he has continued every single element of Bush foreign policy and has actually expanded many of those efforts.

But, of course we know that additional debt is not attributable to war, but to the expansion of domestic social programs and intrusions, all realized by Congresses under full Democrat control in the recent past and a Democrat President.

Thus, your disinformation is not bearing fruit with a public paying attention. The "rich" are already double taxed on much of their income. The unfairness of a double faced Democrat President and Party has brought the country its current fiscal reality; they refuse to even pass a budget. Everything they have done is unconstitutional, yet you support them. If it comes down around your ears, you deserve it.
NEW

Austin, MN

#12 Jun 7, 2012
Bringmedinner wrote:
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Let's say for a moment you are correct in attributing the increased debt to war... Obama got your votes on the promise of shutting down those wars, closing Gitmo, repealing the questionable expansion of Federal authorities under the Patriot Act, etc. In fact, he has continued every single element of Bush foreign policy and has actually expanded many of those efforts.
But, of course we know that additional debt is not attributable to war, but to the expansion of domestic social programs and intrusions, all realized by Congresses under full Democrat control in the recent past and a Democrat President.
Thus, your disinformation is not bearing fruit with a public paying attention. The "rich" are already double taxed on much of their income. The unfairness of a double faced Democrat President and Party has brought the country its current fiscal reality; they refuse to even pass a budget. Everything they have done is unconstitutional, yet you support them. If it comes down around your ears, you deserve it.
Oh yes no debt was added for war....LOL LOL...Typical warmonger...DO YOU THINK BOMBS AND TANKS AND SHIPS AND TROOPS ARE FREE???????

You see all those scoail spendings have always been here...we are spending no more on welfare and social security or medicare and the liek then we ever have....SO SINCE 2000 WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON THAT WE HAVE ADDED 10 TRILLION TO WHAT WAS ONLY 5 TRILLION DEBT?????????

oh yea we have been at war for last 10 years why 10 trillion was added to a 5 trillion debt.......5 TRILLION IN OVER 200 YEARS OF THE NATION BEING HERE.....10 TRILLION IN 10 YEARS OF WAR WHICH WASNT FUNDED..........HMMMMM

UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH NOW DUMB SHITE!!!!!!!!!!
Syrian Assad Sock Puppet

Rio Rancho, NM

#14 Jun 7, 2012
NEW wrote:
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Oh yes no debt was added for war....LOL LOL...Typical warmonger...DO YOU THINK BOMBS AND TANKS AND SHIPS AND TROOPS ARE FREE???????
You years why 10 trillion was added to a 5 trillion debt.......5 TRILLION IN OVER 200 YEARS OF THE NATION BEING HERE.....10 TRILLION IN 10 YEARS OF WAR WHICH WASNT FUNDED..........HMMMMM
UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH NOW DUMB SHITE!!!!!!!!!!
It's obvious you don't dumbazz! You can change that silly ignorant name any time now! You've already proved yourself just another nutjob in Topix! All these war?? Ha Ha Ha ha! Afghanistan was training terrorists responsible for murdering almost 4,000 American LIVES on 9/11. What are you saying clown?? That we should have just stuck our heads in the sand and cried our little eyes out?? Not hardly!! You may sit back and take it in the rear but most Americans were for taking out terrorist training camps responsible for 4,000 American Deaths!! Stop the ignorant nonsense!! Iraq's Saddam Hussein created a far greater humanitarian nightmare than Libya. "The Butcher of Baghdad" slaughtered, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis -- far more people than were killed in Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton ordered military force for humanitarian reasons. Yet, when weapons hunters found no stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, the dwindling number of pro-war Democrats turned against the war never mind the sickening sight of thousands of Iraqis found in shallow graves.
That Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD, having used chemical weapons on the Iranians and his own people, was not in dispute. All 16 U.S. intelligences agencies thought so "with the highest probability." France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Israel and even Saddam's own generals assumed Iraq possessed WMD. Even U.N. weapons inspector and Iraq War critic Hans Blix thought Saddam likely possessed these weapons. As Blix admitted at a 2004 University of Berkeley forum:' I'm not here to have gut feelings. But yes, in December 2002 (three months before the invasion) I thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." The non-unilateralist Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama, unlike Bush, sought no congressional war resolution. Obama, therefore, ordered military action against Libya "unilaterally" -- without the congressional approval that he once argued the Constitution demanded.
As Obama further explained in his December 2007 statement, "In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent." So a president, according to Obama, does not need congressional authority -- provided the action involves "self-defense" or "stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
What is the "actual or imminent threat" to America posed by Libya?
Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), which was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.
In January 1998, his inspection team in Iraq was blocked from some weapons sites by Iraqi officials stating that information obtained from these sites would be used for future planning of attacks. UN Inspectors were ordered out of Iraq by the United States Government, shortly before Operation Desert Fox attacks began in December 1998, using information which had been gathered for the purpose of disarmament to identify targets which would reduce Iraq's ability to wage both conventional and possibly unconventional warfare. UN Weapons Inspectors were thereafter denied access to Iraq. He spoke on the Public Broadcasting Service show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ritter
New clown exposed

Rio Rancho, NM

#15 Jun 7, 2012
NEW wrote:
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Ok so convince all your GOP buddies to double tax the rich to pay for the war with Syria.....BECAUSE WE CANT AFFORD ANOTHER 7 TRILLION IN DEBT FOR A WAR.......
Cahnge that silly name! You're not NEW anymore dumbazz!
The deficit for the 1st Year Clinton took office was:
1992 438.504 Billion Deficit

Then following that we have the following:
1993 374.997 Billion Deficit
1994 290.576 Billion Deficit
1995 227.96 Billion Deficit
1996 145.125 Billion Deficit
1997 29.04 Billion Deficit
1998 89.96 Billion Surplus
1999 159.512 Billion Surplus
2000 290.772 Billion Surplus
2001 152.76 Billion Surplus

Then we get to the HEART of the Bush years

2002 186.204 Billion Deficit
2003 430.1 Billion Deficit
2004 462.56 Billion Deficit
2005 347.71 Billion Deficit
2006 260.4 Billion Deficit
2007 165.24 Billion Deficit
2008 455 Billion Deficit

And now we get to see what Obama has accomplished
2009 1416 Billion Deficit
2010 1294 Billion Deficit
2011 1650 Billion Deficit
New clown exposed

Rio Rancho, NM

#16 Jun 7, 2012
NEW wrote:
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Ok so convince all your GOP buddies to double tax the rich to pay for the war with Syria.....BECAUSE WE CANT AFFORD ANOTHER 7 TRILLION IN DEBT FOR A WAR.......
The GOP did not leave this country to a financial disaster. That’s an out and out lie. Your party (The Democratic Party) did it on its own. The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009. It was actually January 3rd 2007. It was the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and Senate, the start of the 110th Congress. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those of you who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is Bush's Fault, think about this: January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5 percent
The Unemployment rate was 4.6 percent
George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
Now let’s go back to January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? It’s the BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES run by Barney (Elmer Fudd) Frank and Dodd! Bush asked Congress numerous times to look into Fannie & Freddie starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy. And who took the third highest pay-off from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Why it was Obama. And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? It was OBAMA (as part of the Black Caucus) and the Democratic Congress. You can thank Democrats for taking us from a 4.6% Unemployment to levels we have not seen in 30 years and a tripling of the deficit. So when someone tries to blame Bush remember January 3rd, 2007. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK CONTROL OF CONGRESS! Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving.
NEW

Austin, MN

#17 Jun 7, 2012
Ayeshire..........Why do you want to add trillions to debt in more wars?????????
Realist

Greensboro, NC

#18 Jun 7, 2012
If this mess is still going on three months down the road and Obama keeps on screwing up, expect him to do the unthinkable. Americans have traditionly re-elected a President when we are at war. NOTHING that this pos does surprises. He is capable of doing anything and everything to stay in power in order to continue his fairness doctrine.
New clown exposed

Rio Rancho, NM

#19 Jun 7, 2012
NEW wrote:
80% of the population of the USA would RIOT AND MAKE RUN ON WASHINGTON if they got us into another 5-10 trillion dollar WAR MESS..........
There is teh far right war mongers who would lvoe to bury teh USA in massive debt for WAR...but they dont count as Americans..
Hey dumbazz! You are a LIAR!! Where in the hell are coming up with these ignorant war figures! Educate your self idiot!! To date, 830.2 billion dollars has been spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan!
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_has_the_US...

The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency.

The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.

The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush's last day in office, which coincided with President Obama's first day.

The National Debt also now exceeds 100% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, the total value of goods and services.

Mr. Obama has been quick to blame his predecessor for the soaring Debt, saying Mr. Bush paid for two wars and a Medicare prescription drug program with borrowed funds.

The federal budget sent to Congress last month by Mr. Obama, projects the National Debt will continue to rise as far as the eye can see. The budget shows the Debt hitting $16.3 trillion in 2012,$17.5 trillion in 2013 and $25.9 trillion in 2022.

Federal budget records show the National Debt once topped 121% of GDP at the end of World War II. The Debt that year, 1946, was, by today's standards, a mere $270 billion dollars.

Mr. Obama doesn't mention the National Debt much, though he does want to be seen trying to reduce the annual budget deficit, though it's topped a trillion dollars for four years now.
Syrian

Carlsbad, CA

#20 Jun 8, 2012
NEW wrote:
Ayeshire..........Why do you want to add trillions to debt in more wars?????????
Because Ayreshire is a zionist azzzwipe, who wants America to waste its bllod and money defending HIS craphole!!!
Sick of Stupid

Ames, IA

#21 Jun 8, 2012
Invading Afganistan was supposed to settle 9-11 in a few weeks.
Invading Iraq was supposed to be easy. " we'll be greeted as liberators"
So no funding was passed, and for 10 years these wars have been fought without money allocated to them.
Where is the funding for GITMO?
What bill funds the drone missions.
Don't we have a republican congress now?
Shouldn't they be passing legislation to take care of these things?

W screwed us. Obama or Mitt will not be able to fix it.
Anybody ever consider bringing Cheney up on war profiteering charges?

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