(I think you were joking...my response is in kind)
1. "splash from our side of the pool"?? Are you saying Obama should threaten the use nukes?? Because anything else will require close-in forces.
2. "gall"?? Do you honestly think any of the middle east countries care about Obama's gall? They might give his words 30 seconds of consideration...tops.
3. "straight forward as you think"?? Every one of Obama's responses and reactions are based on the election. Don't fool yourself by thinking otherwise.
4. "Cuban Missile Crisis"?? I didn't bring that up...why are you mentioning it and then saying it's not the same thing? Oh..."the idea of danger", right? Dude, they are KILLING each other over there. Some threat by Obama isn't putting them in any more danger than they already have.
5. "quit your crap"?? Now that's an empty threat if I've ever heard one. It's better Obama keep his mouth shut than say stuff like this.
6. "Maybe I'm wrong."...Now this is the first correct thing you've said in your post.
7. And now you are back to the stupid stuff. Obama hasn't done anything effective during his four years on any international issue...except continue the course Bush laid out. Everything he's done on his own has been a failure. Even after four years, he has no idea what he's doing.
8. I won't take another shot at you...but I'm not over simplifying anything. I'm cutting through the crap to the meat of the issue.
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Is Amy Goodmans reporting of the the Obama/ NATO invasion of Libya and Syria similar to the propganda/spin of support shown by corp. media RE: Bush and Iraq?
Does it qualify as "Astroturf," that is pre-packaged dissent, set up by govmnt/corporations?
"Astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms."
Astroturf - SourceWatch
"Progressive" Journalism's Legacy of Deceit
by Prof. James F. Tracy
"Amy Goodman's Democracy Now is a case in point. Since the beginning of the “Arab Spring” color revolutions the foremost broadcast venue of “independent” progressive-Left journalism in the United States has used its reportage to obfuscate and thereby advance the campaign for regime change in Egypt, Libya, and now Syria. The tactics of disinformation and death squads employed in Libya and Syria should be easily recognizable since they were refined against popular Central American moves toward popular enfranchisement by the Reagan administration during the 1980s."
"Progressive" Journalism's Legacy of Deceit
Democracy Now is telling an awful lot of lies about the Obama wars lately!
Et tu, Amy Goodman?
Juan Cole, Consultant to the CIA and NIC
Appalling Propaganda from Amy Goodman About Libya
Appalling Propaganda from Amy Goodman About Libya « American Everyman
Democracy NOW! – Globalist Force Continuum Tool of Propaganda
Democracy NOW! – Globalist Force Continuum Tool of Propaganda « American Everyman
DEMOCRACY NOW! AND “PROGRESSIVE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA”: CHEERLEADERS FOR IMERIALISM AND WAR « Syria 360°
Amy Goodman Sells Out All the Way – Just Quit, Amy. Just Quit « American Everyman
Where's The Change?: `Democracy Now!' Show Funder Censors Anti-War Journalist John Pilger
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Secondly yes we do have the right and the interest to intervene in other countries internal affairs, and we should do so aggressively. It allows for the creation of much more advantageous geostrategic situations, and the chance for greater permanent stability by assisting the spread of democracy where possible. Furthermore you refuse a moral foreign policy objective with an absolutist one. We act when it is possible for us to do so, and in the most advantageous way possible. It does not make sense for example to invade Saudi Arabia, when the better option available to us for a variety of reasons is to work through the al-Saud as means for effecting reform and securing regional stability through strong allies.
I also disagree that no politicians care about dead kids in Syria. Just because you don't care doesn't make it the norm.