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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    and what's the POTUS saying about this development?


    He's being cautious, but there is already more evidence that Syria used WMD than there was that Hussain had them before the invasion.
    So, Obama's 'serious' lines to cross are meaningless....Thanks for admitting that.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    So what if Sarin was used in Syria, what does this have to do with the United States, Russia, or China?
    The U.S. Is a signatory to treaties, and it is U.S. policy, to oppose the use of chemical weapons always and everywhere. Plus, BHO publicly said it was a "red line" so the credibility of the U.S. is now in play. He had better step up, or he'll be the leading hypocrite of the 21st century.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    You go get em internet tough guy!
    The US Ambassador to Syria, who hasn't been in Syria for well over a year, is a pretty tough guy himself.

    He said that if Assad is using chemical weapons on his own people it would be "troublesome".

    Indeed! And for a few Syrians as well.

    John Kerry should have found some easy place to draw another line in the sand.

    U.S. officials unsure whether chemical weapons used in Syria | Reuters

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The U.S. Is a signatory to treaties, and it is U.S. policy, to oppose the use of chemical weapons always and everywhere.
    That's not true, remember the Iran-Iraq war? Our treaty only says we won't give other people chemical weapons, it doesn't say we have to invade countries who ALLEGEDLY, MIGHT, POSSIBLY, have chemical weapons. Especially when such countries pose absolutely no threat to the United States whatsoever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays
    BHO publicly said it was a "red line" so the credibility of the U.S. is now in play. He had better step up, or he'll be the leading hypocrite of the 21st century.
    The United States government has credibility? Since when? When did this begin? The world never got the memo.

    By the way, in what way are you a "libertarian?" Do you just like the way the word sounds or...?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The US Ambassador to Syria, who hasn't been in Syria for well over a year, is a pretty tough guy himself.

    He said that if Assad is using chemical weapons on his own people it would be "troublesome".

    Indeed! And for a few Syrians as well.

    John Kerry should have found some easy place to draw another line in the sand.

    U.S. officials unsure whether chemical weapons used in Syria | Reuters
    Why is any of this a cause for concern? The biggest problem I see is the US government making threats and then meddling in the affairs of yet another Middle Eastern country.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The U.S. Is a signatory to treaties, and it is U.S. policy, to oppose the use of chemical weapons always and everywhere. Plus, BHO publicly said it was a "red line" so the credibility of the U.S. is now in play. He had better step up, or he'll be the leading hypocrite of the 21st century.
    The red line may have been crossed but there are other options besides war.

    One would be to call on the United Nations security council to act, and possible force Russia and china to stop sheilding Assad.

    Another option is to pressure the Assad regime into allowing the United Nations task force currently in cypress to go into Syria and investigate the reports.

    Another action that could be taken is to address the issue of the influx of syrian refugees into neighboring countries and the stress on the economies and stability of the neighboring countries, particularly Jordan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    That's not true, remember the Iran-Iraq war? Our treaty only says we won't give other people chemical weapons, it doesn't say we have to invade countries who ALLEGEDLY, MIGHT, POSSIBLY, have chemical weapons. Especially when such countries pose absolutely no threat to the United States whatsoever.



    The United States government has credibility? Since when? When did this begin? The world never got the memo.

    By the way, in what way are you a "libertarian?" Do you just like the way the word sounds or...?
    I am a libertarian because I value liberty above all, first, last and always.
    The U.S. has no credibility the moment BHO, having declared a "red line," starts looking for shades of pink, like now.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Why is any of this a cause for concern? The biggest problem I see is the US government making threats and then meddling in the affairs of yet another Middle Eastern country.
    You really should read that article. It encourages meddling, non-meddling, support, non-support, lines and non-lines and every mealy-mouth phrase ever spoken by a glib, robotic, crap-talking bureaucrat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    The red line may have been crossed but there are other options besides war.

    One would be to call on the United Nations security council to act, and possible force Russia and china to stop sheilding Assad.

    Another option is to pressure the Assad regime into allowing the United Nations task force currently in cypress to go into Syria and investigate the reports.

    Another action that could be taken is to address the issue of the influx of syrian refugees into neighboring countries and the stress on the economies and stability of the neighboring countries, particularly Jordan.

    We do not need to go to war. But we need to send weapons and ammunition to those who are at war and fighting our fight.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We do not need to go to war. But we need to send weapons and ammunition to those who are at war and fighting our fight.
    I don't think it's clear yet that it really is 'our fight'. If the cure is worse than the disease then we'd have to be consistent and get rid of the next despot as well. I'm all for that until someone finally pays attention and gets it right, but would we ever make that commitment?

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