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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Among Sunni Muslims this is a big deal. They are going to win, and we want to be part of that. The Shia (Iran, Hezbollah) are going to lose. We want that to happen. A weaker Hezbollah in Lebanon makes Israel feel safer and decreases the likelihood of middle east war. We want that too. In ROI terms we stand to gain 10 to 1. It's worth doing.
    No it isn't. It isn't worth it at all. We could end up screwed like we were in Libya and Egypt. Israel can take care of themselves. I do not care about protecting a country that is fully capable of destroying all its enemies. Middle East affairs are theirs to fight...not ours.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    they suspected saddam had weapons of mass destruction and then they took back their words after saddam'S death

    why did that think this way

    because saddam claimed he developed such weapons

    so saddam is trustable

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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    No it isn't. It isn't worth it at all. We could end up screwed like we were in Libya and Egypt. Israel can take care of themselves. I do not care about protecting a country that is fully capable of destroying all its enemies. Middle East affairs are theirs to fight...not ours.
    We have not been screwed in either Libya or Egypt. It is short-sighted and dangerous to let the Israelis feel isolated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We have not been screwed in either Libya or Egypt. It is short-sighted and dangerous to let the Israelis feel isolated.
    What is dangerous is to continue down this path and pretend we have the money to accomplish it all. What is short-sighted is going down this path without realizing the long-term implications on our deficit. We simply can't afford things anymore in our own country. We shouldn't be sending money ANYWHERE else until we fix our problems here.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We have not been screwed in either Libya or Egypt. It is short-sighted and dangerous to let the Israelis feel isolated.
    On the other hand supplying the Muslim Brotherhood with billions in dollars and arms could also make Israel feel isolated.

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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    What is dangerous is to continue down this path and pretend we have the money to accomplish it all. What is short-sighted is going down this path without realizing the long-term implications on our deficit. We simply can't afford things anymore in our own country. We shouldn't be sending money ANYWHERE else until we fix our problems here.
    The course I advocate costs next to nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    On the other hand supplying the Muslim Brotherhood with billions in dollars and arms could also make Israel feel isolated.
    When we are the primary suppliers to both, who do you suppose gets the better briefings?
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The course I advocate costs next to nothing.
    The cost should be nothing like our involvement. $16 Trillion in the hole means that we shouldn't be spending money overseas. We shouldn't be an empire when we're meant to be a republic
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    The cost should be nothing like our involvement. $16 Trillion in the hole means that we shouldn't be spending money overseas. We shouldn't be an empire when we're meant to be a republic
    Sometimes a little well timed spending saves much more in the long run.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    That Arab Spring thing is a breath of fresh air.

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