"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
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.
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.
down for you is up
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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