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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Only problem is that this snake is a hydra. Knock out Syria and it would make the the task of supplying Hamas more difficult for Iran.
    How so?.............
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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama said this was his red line. It will be interesting to see what happens with this unnerving development.
    "Both sides in the Syrian conflict have blamed the other for firing a chemical weapon at a village killing 16 people."

    Poison gas missile strike in Syria - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

    I think it is all BS, but the warmongers will play it up big to generate escalation. Wars are good business and you have to capitalize on every opportunity to gin one up, or throw gasoline on the fire. These people are entrenched in the media.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Whatever group that replaces Assad's government will ally with Iran, so we wouldn't be isolating anything.
    I don't see why they should have the option. With the rebels recognized by the western world and the UN involved in transition and stabilization, I think the UN can out bribe Iran, especially if the Iranian regime just got de-nuked.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Syria is irans only ally in the Middle East that is not Hamas and Hezbollah, so knocking out the Assad regime further isolates Iran and limits its strategic options.
    I really wouldn't count on that seeing as how there are a lot of radical Islamists in the Syrian rebel camp. Thus, it would be in our interests to watch these people kill each other rather than what we are currently doing, which is arming the Syrian rebels.
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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I really wouldn't count on that seeing as how there are a lot of radical Islamists in the Syrian rebel camp. Thus, it would be in our interests to watch these people kill each other rather than what we are currently doing, which is arming the Syrian rebels.
    Which is the reason why I say if we get involved at all it would be to defang the snake of its chemical & biological venom withdraw then let it lose to fight the other snake in the garden, meanwhile the American people would be able to enjoy their popcorn while watching the fight without worrying if the unconventional munitions are sneaking across one of our borders.
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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Whatever group that replaces Assad's government will ally with Iran, so we wouldn't be isolating anything.
    Syria is suffering a civil war, so it might be a repeat of what happened in iraq: two sects or more of the same religion at war with eachother. I remember reading somewhere that assads regime mostly represents a minority sect of Islam, which neither the Shia or Sunni can tolerate. If the Sunnis are the primary forces rebeling, then we can assume that Iran's nemisis, Saudi Arabia, is supporting the rebels. If it is the Shia rebeling against the Assad regime or both sects of Islam rebeling againist Assad their common enemy... Well then that makes any attempt at making sense of the situation a wild goose chase.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    In case you didn't follow, the words "walk in the park" were not mine, but another poster's from a previous comment that I was referring to. It in no way reflected my view about those involved in the action or who were affected as a consequence, your attempt at outrage, notwithstanding.
    I get that it was someone elses words, but you seem to agree, which is why I commented on it. The way you phrased your comment, it sounded like you believed, which definitely scared me. It also wasn't an attempt at outrage, I am actually outraged at how we handled the invasion. Thank you for the further explanation of your comment though. I'm slightly less frightened, lol.
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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I don't see why they should have the option. With the rebels recognized by the western world and the UN involved in transition and stabilization, I think the UN can out bribe Iran, especially if the Iranian regime just got de-nuked.
    No amount of money, nor all the tea in China will bribe the islamofacists out of their theological political agenda. Personally, I agree will attacking Iran. Now would be the perfect time; every ally that might have come to Iran's aid is tied down with their own problems. We have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; we can force Iran to fight on two fronts. Launch tactical airstrikes in Yemen to kill/suppress jihadist elements there, blockade the Persian Gulf. No one will complain, just like no one complained when we took Saddam.
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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How so?.............
    Doing anything that directly confronts Iran would be a gift to the unpopular regime. The people would rally to the regime if they are convinced they are about to be invaded. Why give a regime already unpopular with the people a lifeline or somthing to distract the Iranian people from troubles at home?

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Syria is suffering a civil war, so it might be a repeat of what happened in iraq: two sects or more of the same religion at war with eachother. I remember reading somewhere that assads regime mostly represents a minority sect of Islam, which neither the Shia or Sunni can tolerate. If the Sunnis are the primary forces rebeling, then we can assume that Iran's nemisis, Saudi Arabia, is supporting the rebels. If it is the Shia rebeling against the Assad regime or both sects of Islam rebeling againist Assad their common enemy... Well then that makes any attempt at making sense of the situation a wild goose chase.
    In 1967, Egypt, Syria, Jordon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Kuwait, Tunisia, Sudan and the PLO went to war with Israel. So, the notion that they can't put their 700 year old fueds aside is very naive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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