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    Re: Syria unrest: 'Deadly military attack' on Latakia port

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Let's remember what we did in Libya. We fired off a bunch of cruise missles, flew a few A10 missions and left. Syria is not a vast dessert with a couple of cities, much harder.
    You are incorrect. We are STILL in Libya first of all. The U.S. is spending 2 million a day in sorties and 60 million a month in refueling. Second, NATO is run by the U.S. - we are the prime power, we put the backing behind it and we push the agenda and lead it. NATO= the U.S. To say that the U.S. has ended it's involvement is just false:

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    But an adviser to Mr Fox insisted that the UK was happy with US commitment in Libya, stressing that Washington was offering Predator drones, intelligence support and even strike aircraft when needed. The person said: They are not launching Tomahawk missiles day and night, but they are doing a lot behind the scenes.
    From 7/17/2011 article here: Britain urges US to step up Libya support - FT.com


    Wondering though, much harder to do what? It was my understanding that NATO(e.g., the U.S.) is there to kill Gaddafi.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Syria unrest: 'Deadly military attack' on Latakia port

    Libya is located in Africa. Syria is located in the Middle East.

    Punitive expeditions in Africa are far less complicated.

    Not the only reason for the disparity, but certainly a factor.

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    Re: Syria unrest: 'Deadly military attack' on Latakia port

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Libya is located in Africa. Syria is located in the Middle East.

    Punitive expeditions in Africa are far less complicated.

    Not the only reason for the disparity, but certainly a factor.
    Certainly less complicated, yet the inconsistency of U.S. foreign policy here is glaring. Are humanitarian efforts only important when things are less complicated?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Syria unrest: 'Deadly military attack' on Latakia port

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Certainly less complicated, yet the inconsistency of U.S. foreign policy here is glaring. Are humanitarian efforts only important when things are less complicated?
    I'm not about to attempt to excuse it. But the fact is that Syria could be extremely messy.

    No one is much interested in getting bogged down in extremely messy these days.

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    Re: Syria unrest: 'Deadly military attack' on Latakia port

    It never had anything to do with logic, historically or now. In a democracy (well, in pretty much any society), you have to sell it to the public. You can't sell a Syrian expedition now.

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    Re: Syria unrest: 'Deadly military attack' on Latakia port

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    It never had anything to do with logic, historically or now. In a democracy (well, in pretty much any society), you have to sell it to the public. You can't sell a Syrian expedition now.
    I don't think they could have sold the Libyan expedition but then again, they didn't ask the public. They just did it. Now that I think about it, they didn't ask Congress either after the 30 day period of the War Powers Act requirement.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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