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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I agree. The POTUS should never have made that statement bout drawing a red line. Now, he just looks weak and foolish.

    If we were to take sides in Syria, whose side do you think we should take?

    It's between a dictator, and a group loyal to AlQaeda.


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    I say we just kill'em all and don't take a side.
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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

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    I say we just kill'em all and don't take a side.
    Odd how many seem to favor genocide.

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Odd how many seem to favor genocide.
    Killing bad guys equates to genocide now? No wonder Libbos look so weak on national security.
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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    With all these chemical attacks and both sides pointing fingers at each other im gonna wait for an independent investigation before i blame one side or the other.


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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Killing bad guys equates to genocide now? No wonder Libbos look so weak on national security.
    Isn't that the excuse all those who commit gencide make?

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

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    Isn't that the excuse all those who commit gencide make?
    From one stupid comment to another. Gotta be some kind of record.
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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    From one stupid comment to another. Gotta be some kind of record.
    You're just failing to grasp it. Genocide isn't done without giving a reason, claiming a threat, declaring your own righteousness. That's how it works.

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You're just failing to grasp it. Genocide isn't done without giving a reason, claiming a threat, declaring your own righteousness. That's how it works.
    no one suggested genocide! Grow up!
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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    no one suggested genocide! Grow up!
    Kill them all isn't genocide?

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I agree. The POTUS should never have made that statement bout drawing a red line. Now, he just looks weak and foolish.

    If we were to take sides in Syria, whose side do you think we should take?

    It's between a dictator, and a group loyal to AlQaeda.


    From USA Today:
    I agree, bad move to draw a "red line" against Assad and then when its crossed find that you have no reasonably course of action to punish him for it. At least he didn't pre-commit to a specific course of action ahead of time, ie he never said if you cross this red line we will start an air campaign or we will back the rebels even more. He just said don't cross it, but still to say that and to do nothing doesn't look good.

    What we should be doing in Syria, and what I really hope we are doing, is backing the right rebel groups to ensure they can beat both the radicals and the dictator. That may not be a feasible option, aid can only go so far. Ideally we would have a situation like Libya where a fairly moderate government is already in place ready to replace the dictator, they only need that extra push of outside aid in the form of materials and air support. We can do what we can to try and create or foster such a group in Syria, but it doesn't look good for the moderates over there.

    Either way I think the President is right not to move to replace Assad when there's no knowing who will ultimately replace him, or if even when he is removed that the fighting will stop, the rebel groups have already been fighting each other as well. But he jumped the gun to draw a red line and then take no real action after its crossed.

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