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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I thought the US reaction was atrocious.

    What is White House's response to massacre in Syria? - CBS News Video

    All they did was expel diplomats and then ADMITTED that would not work!
    Agreed. Obama continues his tradition of enthusiastically voting "Present!" and expecting applause for that courageous </sarcasm> action.
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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    I am wondering, what our esteemed foreign policy and military planning experts here at DP...would recommend as the actions we might take?

    Should we send arms to the oppressed in Syria, and escalate the killing dramatically. Then wait for the winner to use those guns against our allies and ourselves?

    Should we Drop some bombs on wherever we think Assad may be, and hope we didn't kill a bunch of the folks he is already killing?

    Should we Seal Team 6 the bastard, and hope it goes as smoothly as the Osama thingy?

    Should we send in ground forces?

    Should we create a No-Fly zone and hope the massive anti aircraft barrage misses our planes?


    I am sure....those who are trying to tear apart their own President for actually understanding how crappy the situation is, know far more than he and the Pentagon ever will.

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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    The "give the resistance weapons" strategy seems to me to be the silliest, if not the most costly, option. We'd be giving weapons to sunni militants, many of them with a very religious bent, after spending a decade in neighboring Iraq fighting sunni militants with a very religious bent. In Iraq they were called 'al Qaeda' but I suppose we want to avoid language like that in Syria were we see them as being on our side. This is all on the backdrop of fighting sunni militants in Afghanistan who we funded and armed decades ago when they were facing oppression.

    Yeah, we should just stay the **** out of this in any sort of military fashion.
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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Those folks who brought down George Bush over the Second Iraq War can't legitimately intervene militarily in Syria. Besides, America has no friends on either side in Syria. The best approach is not to get involved.

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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I am wondering, what our esteemed foreign policy and military planning experts here at DP...would recommend as the actions we might take?

    Should we send arms to the oppressed in Syria, and escalate the killing dramatically. Then wait for the winner to use those guns against our allies and ourselves?

    Should we Drop some bombs on wherever we think Assad may be, and hope we didn't kill a bunch of the folks he is already killing?

    Should we Seal Team 6 the bastard, and hope it goes as smoothly as the Osama thingy?

    Should we send in ground forces?

    Should we create a No-Fly zone and hope the massive anti aircraft barrage misses our planes?


    I am sure....those who are trying to tear apart their own President for actually understanding how crappy the situation is, know far more than he and the Pentagon ever will.
    While it is tragic that people are being killed in Syria, the responsibility of playing global cop should be dictated by the United Nations, whom should use their military force, NATO. The United States can take part in that joint NATO effort, but by no means should it be a lone US mission to restore order. Because as a stand alone, its none of the US' business. But, I do believe America has already crossed that threshold.

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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Those folks who brought down George Bush over the Second Iraq War can't legitimately intervene militarily in Syria. Besides, America has no friends on either side in Syria. The best approach is not to get involved.
    Do you really think the US hasn't gotten involved already?

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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Eh. Its just propaganda.
    No doubt those people were killed with AK-47's.
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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    While it is tragic that people are being killed in Syria, the responsibility of playing global cop should be dictated by the United Nations, whom should use their military force, NATO. The United States can take part in that joint NATO effort, but by no means should it be a lone US mission to restore order. Because as a stand alone, its none of the US' business. But, I do believe America has already crossed that threshold.
    The same UN that has honored Mugabe?

    “The UN has hit a new low with naming Mugabe as a UN tourism envoy as if North Korea chairing the Conference of Disarmament and Cuba serving as vice-president of the Human Rights Council had not been enough,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement
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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    The same UN that has honored Mugabe?

    “The UN has hit a new low with naming Mugabe as a UN tourism envoy as if North Korea chairing the Conference of Disarmament and Cuba serving as vice-president of the Human Rights Council had not been enough,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement
    Good point, but do you have any suggestions?

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    Re: Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Good point, but do you have any suggestions?
    Yes. Let them and their neighbors sort it out.
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