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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

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    Well, the MP's didn't remove all of the prisoners. There were a bunch of them executed on the spot by American personel.

    But, hey...believe whatever twisted piece of logic you want, if you think it makes you right and makes you feel better.
    And you just keep making excuses.

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And you just keep making excuses.
    I keep being right.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I keep being right.

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure that is so. But keep in mind actions mean more than words.
    You're not sure? You're right, actions do mean more than words...For example I give you the NYTimes....

    "Though no official will publicly acknowledge it, the bottom line is clear: killing is more convenient than capture for both the United States and the foreign countries where the strikes occur."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/wo...anted=all&_r=0



    Syria will largely have to sort this out themselves. That's as it should be.
    So, our intervention is selective right? Ok for Libya, ok for Egypt, not for Syria. What makes Syrian's different, are they less deserving in your eyes?

    But I do oppose the drone strikes.
    So, what would your preference be?
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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You're not sure? You're right, actions do mean more than words...For example I give you the NYTimes....

    "Though no official will publicly acknowledge it, the bottom line is clear: killing is more convenient than capture for both the United States and the foreign countries where the strikes occur."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/wo...anted=all&_r=0





    So, our intervention is selective right? Ok for Libya, ok for Egypt, not for Syria. What makes Syrian's different, are they less deserving in your eyes?



    So, what would your preference be?
    Killing and genocide are two different things. Do you see killing from the drones large enough to equal genocide? Present that information.

    And I have also stated clearly that we should not be involved in any of them. Not Afghanistan, not Iraq, not Lybia, and not Syria. Imperialism should not our thing.

    I have made a distinct in level of involvement when some have tried to pretend one was equal to another.

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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Killing and genocide are two different things. Do you see killing from the drones large enough to equal genocide? Present that information.
    I don't believe I introduced 'genocide' into the discussion. Why are you adding things not talked about?

    And I have also stated clearly that we should not be involved in any of them. Not Afghanistan, not Iraq, not Lybia, and not Syria. Imperialism should not our thing.
    Ah, but the fact is that we either were, are are involved in three out of your four listed....So, are the Syrian's not worthy of our help of something?

    I have made a distinct in level of involvement when some have tried to pretend one was equal to another.
    I am not saying your distinction is right or wrong at the moment, I am just asking you to explain it.
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    Re: Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't believe I introduced 'genocide' into the discussion. Why are you adding things not talked about?



    Ah, but the fact is that we either were, are are involved in three out of your four listed....So, are the Syrian's not worthy of our help of something?



    I am not saying your distinction is right or wrong at the moment, I am just asking you to explain it.
    You might read the post your respond to. It was to someone else, and the discussion was about genocide. You broke in and said Obama was doing that as well, genocide.

    And being involved doesn't make any worth it. We didn't go into Rawanda either (where there was a more valid reason to be involved). The fact is we should not be inserting ourselves into other people's struggles. Being imperialistic has hurt us enough.

    Some have tried to pretend that Lybia was equal to Iraq, for example. While I disagreed with both, they were not alike. There were major differences.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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