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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

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    We've made this mistake before.
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I ain't made no mistake. I know wtf is goin' on. Abandon your confusion. Get on the right side.
    now there's a compelling argument
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    the national objective is to oust the current regime
    then the question should be, will this approach, arming the opposition, achieve that objective
    the answer to that question should reveal the legitimacy of the proposal
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I ain't made no mistake. I know wtf is goin' on. Abandon your confusion. Get on the right side.
    You even made a mistake reading my comment.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by sociotard View Post
    The best defense is having the good sense to avoid fights when fighting isn't actually necessary to preserve your personal life or liberty.
    Sure, but when theres a clear threat, it makes more sense to kill them before they kill you.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    And the worst defense is a bad offense, the latter in which the US military has plenty of experience.
    On the contrary we rarely lose a war, vietnam being the only one I can think of, and that wasnt due to the military. The US has obvisously the best offense in the world.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    On the contrary we rarely lose a war, vietnam being the only one I can think of, and that wasnt due to the military. The US has obvisously the best offense in the world.
    if you believe we have "won" in afghanistan, then please tell us by what measure you have decided that
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    On the contrary we rarely lose a war, vietnam being the only one I can think of, and that wasnt due to the military. The US has obvisously the best offense in the world.
    But they don't use it efficiently. Their defense now is largely spying on their fellow Americans and, in spite of the 4th Amendment, giving them body frisks and x-rays at all airports. In fact they won't even define the war on terror and do everything they can to avoid the term "Muslims", "Islamic" and "Terror" in the same sentence. This is not a sign of a confident nation. The Islamists don't share those same sensibilities, and why they appear to be the stronger horse, which is why they continue to attract young people. When the free world can't even define the enemy then the enemy will do the defining.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    if you believe we have "won" in afghanistan, then please tell us by what measure you have decided that
    The same is true of Iraq.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    if you believe we have "won" in afghanistan, then please tell us by what measure you have decided that
    The war was fought for revenge. We killed way more Afghanis than Afghanis killed New Yorkers, and we killed one guy in particular that we really hated. Revenge has been had, victory condition satisfied.

    I'll acknowledge that the crappy democracy we've set up is going to thrive like a water lilly in Death Valley, but we didn't invade afghanistan because they weren't democratic enough. We only put in that Potemkin Democracy to make us feel better about ourselves, like using an adorable lace doilly to avoid looking at the murder weapon we just used.

    So we had victory in the war in Afghanistan. Any democracy that enjoys rule of law and prevents future terrorists from training there is just gravy. That's gravy we've paid a pretty penny for and won't get anyway, but gravy.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I ain't made no mistake. I know wtf is goin' on. Abandon your confusion. Get on the right side.
    Yeah.....I know as well. Course myself I am not stuck with the tunnelvision in believing that anything has to be done with Syria to deal with Iran. Such was always a false premise from the start.

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