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    Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    We bomb other countries. We have drones that kill innocent people automatically. It's in an attempt to get terrorists, but we end up killing innocents. Then when we express outrage over an atrocity committed by another country, we look like such incredible hypocrites. I don't care which party is in power. This should stop. I would be here with the same objections if Bush Jr. were still president and if it were Condoleezza Rice expressing the outrage. We're outraged? Give me a break.

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday condemned the "atrocity" of the deaths of 92 people in the Syrian town of Houla, joining global calls for world action to end the bloodshed.
    Clinton said the United States would work with its international allies to increase the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his "cronies" after the reported massacre, saying their "rule by murder and fear must come to an end."
    "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday's massacre in the Syrian village of Houla," Clinton said in a statement released by her spokeswoman.
    The UN mission said 92 bodies, 32 of them children aged less than 10, had been counted in the central Syrian town of Houla after reports of an artillery bombardment by Assad's forces.

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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Um...so we should be silent on atrocities committed in other countries?
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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Um...so we should be silent on atrocities committed in other countries?
    We should clean up our own act.

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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Before anything she has to say something as Secretary of State to keep her job.

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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    We should clean up our own act.
    Might as well be wishing for a perfect world. It is easy to complain that we are not a perfect society. I don't see anything wrong with pointing out atrocity when it occurs. If that is hypocritical then so be it. Better to be hypocrites than apathetic to the suffering of others.
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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Might as well be wishing for a perfect world. It is easy to complain that we are not a perfect society. I don't see anything wrong with pointing out atrocity when it occurs. If that is hypocritical then so be it. Better to be hypocrites than apathetic to the suffering of others.
    We can talk all we want, but no one's going to take us seriously. Couldn't you just hear people in other countries scoffing at Clinton's remarks? I could. We'll never have a perfect world, but a good start would be for us to stop the drone strikes that are killing innocent people. We could quit meddling in the affairs of foreign nations and quit being so hasty to engage in military action. Then when we say we're shocked by something, maybe it will have meaning. As it stands now, it has about as much meaning as Mexico complaining about corruption in our government or about our poverty rates.

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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    We bomb other countries. We have drones that kill innocent people automatically. It's in an attempt to get terrorists, but we end up killing innocents. Then when we express outrage over an atrocity committed by another country, we look like such incredible hypocrites. I don't care which party is in power. This should stop. I would be here with the same objections if Bush Jr. were still president and if it were Condoleezza Rice expressing the outrage. We're outraged? Give me a break.



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    Didn't you post on the wrong website? This isn't "Jihad for dummies.com"
    Would you rather we use "shock and awe" on our enemies instead lke GW Bush? Drop a schoolbus full of high explosives on villages?
    What would you have us do to counter the threat from Alqeada? Put 100's of thousands of targets on the ground for IED's to kill and maim us?
    Drones are the most EFFECTIVE way to get rid of those vermin with minimal collateral damage. Don't believe everything you hear on Aljazzara. If people aren't a threat to us we won't waste our time.
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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Didn't you post on the wrong website? This isn't "Jihad for dummies.com"
    Would you rather we use "shock and awe" on our enemies instead lke GW Bush? Drop a schoolbus full of high explosives on villages?
    What would you have us do to counter the threat from Alqeada? Put 100's of thousands of targets on the ground for IED's to kill and maim us?
    Drones are the most EFFECTIVE way to get rid of those vermin with minimal collateral damage. Don't believe everything you hear on Aljazzara. If people aren't a threat to us we won't waste our time.
    The drones are the best thing that ever happened for the terrorists. They should be thanking us for deploying them. We've killed a few of them, but those are acceptable losses to them. The real prize for them are the innocents that we've killed. That creates hatred of Americans and propaganda fodder for them. The drones are the most effective way to help al Quaida as much as humanly possible.

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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    We bomb other countries. We have drones that kill innocent people automatically. It's in an attempt to get terrorists, but we end up killing innocents. Then when we express outrage over an atrocity committed by another country, we look like such incredible hypocrites. I don't care which party is in power. This should stop. I would be here with the same objections if Bush Jr. were still president and if it were Condoleezza Rice expressing the outrage. We're outraged? Give me a break.
    There's a big difference between civilian casualties inflicted from indiscriminate bombardment and those that occur when legitimate military objectives are targeted. Having said this, I do not believe the U.S. should intervene in Syria's civil war. I don't believe the U.S. should be choosing whether or not Syria has a minority Alawite government or a majority-led one. Finally, it wasn't too long ago that the other side in the conflict carried out an indiscriminate massive car bomb attack at a busy intersection in Damascus, claiming many civilian lives.

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    Re: Clinton condemns Syria 'atrocity' in Houla

    Do we know for sure the massive car bomb wasn't the Assad government? If Bush had started carpet-bombing liberal California, would Americans not hope that some other countries might speak out against it, even if they actually did nothing to stop it?
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