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    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's disconnected.
    It is truth. The State screws up abroad just as it does at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Nope, I'm a prepper so I have enough food, guns, ammunition, etc. to survive in any event.
    Then why do you advocate a foreign policy of cowardice for the US?
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    Yeah, because government doesn't work at home but it certainly works abroad. Nearly all our recent foreign interventions have eventually come back to haunt us. I am not willing to bet on the State now.
    Some parts of our government work tolerably well. Interventions in Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have all made the world a safer and arguably a better place.
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    Some parts of our government work tolerably well. Interventions in Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have all made the world a safer and arguably a better place.
    I respectfully disagree.
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    Re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Syria gas 'kills hundreds', Security Council meets




    By Dominic Evans and Khaled Yacoub Oweis

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    Aug 21, 2013

    (Reuters) - Syria's opposition accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people on Wednesday by firing rockets that released deadly fumes over rebel-held Damascus suburbs, killing men, women and children as they slept.

    With the dead estimated between 500 and 1,300, what would be the world's most lethal chemical weapons attack since the 1980s prompted an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council in New York.

    Immediate international action is likely to be limited, with the divisions among major powers that have crippled efforts to quell two and a half years of civil war still much in evidence.

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    How much poison gas does Assad have to use to cross Obama's red line?

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

    It's not like there's video tape of Assad pushing the button that fires chemical rockets. Can you wait a good 24 hours before demanding an invasion?

    Also, don't go looking for photos and videos of this attack unless you want to ruin your day. If I've ever seen such horrors before, those memories have been suppressed. I hope every single person involved in this barbarity gets what is coming to them. Delivered at 500 knots by a tomahawk. I know tomahawks are very expensive and we're trying to cut back on spending.

    So just four or five should do.
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    Re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    This incident needs to be investigated. It's likely that chemical weapons were used given the available videos. What's uncertain is who used them. There are plausible scenarios under which either party to the conflict used them, so I reserve judgment on that issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's not like there's video tape of Assad pushing the button that fires chemical rockets. Can you wait a good 24 hours before demanding an invasion?

    Also, don't go looking for photos and videos of this attack unless you want to ruin your day. If I've ever seen such horrors before, those memories have been suppressed. I hope every single person involved in this barbarity gets what is coming to them. Delivered at 500 knots by a tomahawk. I know tomahawks are very expensive and we're trying to cut back on spending.

    So just four or five should do.
    I'm with ya, I don't want invasion either. But, do ya think Obama could do something, anything to keep credibility?

    At this point, he says red line, and even the camels laugh.
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    US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I'm with ya, I don't want invasion either. But, do ya think Obama could do something, anything to keep credibility?

    At this point, he says red line, and even the camels laugh.
    We have no business getting involved in Syria.
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    Re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    The problem with getting involved in Syria, or not to, is that we have no clear foreign intervention doctrine. Its all over the place, from nothing, to direct weapons and air cover, to covert CIA-run weapons.

    Maybe the new US policy is to use a Magic 8 ball.

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