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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Asad won't use any chemical weapons unless he is sure he is going to go down. Once that point has been reach, he will use anything he has because he has nothing else to lose at that point.

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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Russia has been Syria's ally, IIRC they were not looking to the US or NATO for any permission, condemnation or comment to begin with.
    My point is Syria isn't listening to the interanational community. Russia, as you point out, is helping them circumvent the international community. We honestly can't set parameters on this guy and expect them to follow it. It feels very 2002ish to me.
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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Asad won't use any chemical weapons unless he is sure he is going to go down. Once that point has been reach, he will use anything he has because he has nothing else to lose at that point.
    We said that about Saddam too.
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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    We said that about Saddam too.
    And he didn't have those "stockpiles" of WMDs as they claimed either did he?. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying we should go invade on the premise he has them. However, I won't disagree with the international community going after him if he actually uses them.

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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And he didn't have those "stockpiles" of WMDs as they claimed either did he?. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying we should go invade on the premise he has them. However, I won't disagree with the international community going after him if he actually uses them.
    He did have minor stockpiles of chemical weapons though, as I quoted. Saddam did gas people in a Soccer Stadium. We know he had very minor stockpiles, about 500 munitions of mustard and sarin (sp?) gas. No wmds...still loking for those.

    http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/...md_21jun06.pdf

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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    My point is Syria isn't listening to the interanational community. Russia, as you point out, is helping them circumvent the international community. We honestly can't set parameters on this guy and expect them to follow it. It feels very 2002ish to me.

    I agree with this. Even Russia has somewhat distanced themselves from Syria and has been critical of some actions and maneuvers, yet, undaunted Assad carries on.

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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    It would be nice if we lived in world that punished things such as war crimes but we don't. The outrage over war crimes is strictly selective to push a political agenda. Much like when we ignored Saddam using chemical weapons against Iran in 1980's. Also, when it comes to Syria don't look for Obama to get outraged over the item below



    On 21 March 1986, the United Nations Security Council made a declaration stating that "members are profoundly concerned by the unanimous conclusion of the specialists that chemical weapons on many occasions have been used by Iraqi forces against Iranian troops and the members of the Council strongly condemn this continued use of chemical weapons in clear violation of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 which prohibits the use in war of chemical weapons." The United States was the only member who voted against the issuance of this statement

    I say Obama should get another peace prize he's really been gang busters on peace. What's worse is I think Romney will be an even bigger Warmonger than Obama.

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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Obama is supporting Assad by making this statement.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    Who cares if he does use chemical weapons? Let him use them. It's their country, not ours. If he starts using them on America, then we go in.
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    Re: Obama Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

    The October surprise will be we are bombing Syria, time to rally around your president America.

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