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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

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    So for those that are criticizing Obama, what would you like him to do about this?
    In response to the use of chemical weapons he should bring all overseas troops home. Ya.. That's it. Pretend to be a coward. Eat the sin. Bring our troops home and get impeached by the war machine. DO EET OBAMA!! BE A MANG!
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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Compared to Iran, Iraq was a walk in the park.
    Perhaps so - it could also be possible, militarily, that Iran is a paper tiger just as Saddam's Iraq was - the war part was a walk in the park, the peace is what the US bungled - and the people of Iran are much more advanced and civilized than many in Iraq so it might actually end up being easier.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    I think the United Nations will force the matter, they will ask us to lead a colalition into Syria.

    Lets just hope this story is just a rumor.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    How about taking a stab at more than criticism ...
    I'm just saying that I don't think that in the middle of a civil war, we'd be able to step in with inspectors and figure all that out. It's likely that both sides have some kind of chemical weapons here - we know that Assad probably did, and it's likely that the rebels pilfered some of that stock.

    Assuming that it's not possible in the middle of a civil war, what should Obama do?


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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    If this is the opening salvo of Syria using WMD I honestly have no idea what we should do. When obama stated it would be his red line I assume he sat down with advisor's and formulated a plan of action if and when that line was crossed. I hope he didn't just toss the red line statement out with no plan to back it up, I hope.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I'm just saying that I don't think that in the middle of a civil war, we'd be able to step in with inspectors and figure all that out. It's likely that both sides have some kind of chemical weapons here - we know that Assad probably did, and it's likely that the rebels pilfered some of that stock.

    Assuming that it's not possible in the middle of a civil war, what should Obama do?
    Do you believe that due to the "civil war" their is no one left alive in Syria that could provide reasonable estimates of the size and location of the original stockpiles before the fighting began and is this the basis of your opinion my proposal was not "doable" ??
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...and what would you propose?
    Doing absolutely nothing. We can join with other nations in condeming the actions of any nation's gov't, by blowing hot air at the UN. The US is not, and should not be, the world's policeman. When the UN starts paying us then, and only then, maybe, we can consider making it our business to "discipline" the gov'ts of other nations for actions taken entirely within their borders. There are plenty of other nations, in that region, that have a far greater stake in what happens within the borders of Syria.
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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Compared to Iran, Iraq was a walk in the park.
    False.

    The major problem with Iraq was the rebuilding process. The US kicked Baath to the curb and found no other social capital available, Saddam had killed everything that could think and was not his yes-man. The situation in Iran is different. There, a vibrant opposition exists not only in genocided enclaves but among professors, students and businessmen. There exists social infrastructure such as school, highways and such. Saddam had left almost nothing behind. Additionally, we have the experience of Iraq and are painfully aware of the mistakes we made. After all, Iraq was the first real attempt at dragging a nation out of the dark ages and into rapid development since Japan.

    Given that our greatest difficulties were in the transition and rebuilding phase of the grand operation, and the conditions present in Iran, it's clear that getting Iran on its feet and developing would be much easier than was the case of Iraq.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I'm just saying that I don't think that in the middle of a civil war, we'd be able to step in with inspectors and figure all that out. It's likely that both sides have some kind of chemical weapons here - we know that Assad probably did, and it's likely that the rebels pilfered some of that stock.

    Assuming that it's not possible in the middle of a civil war, what should Obama do?
    What makes you think rebels have WMD? seems obvious to me that Syria did this until there is some intelligence that the rebels who are now largely Alquiada have gotten their hands on chemical weapons. God help us if that's true.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If and when Assad falls and someone new takes over, if it is a regime friendly towards the US, it will be relatively easy to secure and examine Syria's chemical and biological weapons and the source of those weapons will be easily discovered as well - if they are Saddam's, it will be revealed. It was in Syria's interests not to let the source be known.
    Many people questioned at the time why Saddam was given months to act on whatever he wanted to accomplish prior to our invading Iraq. Doesn't make sense to give your target months of advance warning... Makes me wonder if he didn't meet his maker laughing at the world's stupidity ...

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