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

    One would think that we have enough experience in involving ourselves in the Civil Wars of others not to do it again. I guess not. And how does the administration know who the 'good' rebels and those who support terrorists organizations? Do they wear different colors like the gangs? Has Syria attacked the United States lately? If we are so concerned about how things happen internally in foreign countries, why haven't we invaded Mexico? People are dying there all the time. Oh wait, we did get involved didn't we? Gun running, I forgot. And this wonderful administration who is going to save the world is the same one who wants to know what kind of books I read or the content of my prayer.

    It's the same mentality that gave us the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. It's the same mentality by the same people who wanted to know why Robert Bork grew a beard, delved into his movie rental history, and asked him if he was an atheist. And before some here bring up Iraq please go back and research the likes of Hillary, Kerry and others and their comments about Hussein.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Yank View Post
    No we dont and you've made my point for me, both sides are bad actors and the best thing would be for us to stay out.
    I have to question why on earth we should sit back and let thousands of people be killed by their own government, which evidently has used chemical weapons against them.
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    U.S. to increase military support to Syria rebels | Reuters

    Just announced. The US has confirmed it has undeniable proof that Assad in fact used chemical weapons against his own people and, as a result, the US will begin supplying lethal military aid to the rebels for the first time since the war began 2 years ago.

    About damn time.
    I see this ending very badly for us. We just armed our own enemy.
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    I have to question why on earth we should sit back and let thousands of people be killed by their own government, which evidently has used chemical weapons against them.
    Soviet Union
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    Uganda

    There are more, but, hopefully you get the idea. BTW: Hussein used chemical weapons against his countrymen. I take it you had no problem with the Iraq war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    There remains no concrete indication that a successor regime in Syria would be more hospitable to U.S. interests, more willing to seek peace with Israel, or that it would exclude the extreme elements that are an integral part of its coalition.
    Who cares? There are no guarantees in life. As long as the new regime doesn't slaughter its own by the tens of thousands and gas them, it's a win. Not everything one does must be of direct benefit to oneself. Sometimes, one's just gotta do the right thing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Soviet Union
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    You think I'm okay with what happened then?

    I take it you had no problem with the Iraq war.
    Removing Saddam Hussein from power was a great thing.
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    You think I'm okay with what happened then?



    Removing Saddam Hussein from power was a great thing.
    I appreciate your position. But, what gives us the the authority to become involved in what is a Civil War? Again, Vietnam should have answered that once and for all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    But, what gives us the the authority to become involved in what is a Civil War?
    The authority? Not sure it has to do with authority, just seeing where tragedy has unfolded and having the humane responsibility to respond.
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Soviet Union
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    Cambodia
    Uganda

    There are more, but, hopefully you get the idea. BTW: Hussein used chemical weapons against his countrymen. I take it you had no problem with the Iraq war.
    I have problems with us sending Americans soldiers into Iraq, not supporting rebels who opposed Saddam. The Russians and Iranians are sending arms to Assad, we need to counter that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    The authority? Not sure it has to do with authority, just seeing where tragedy has unfolded and having the humane responsibility to respond.
    So you are of the opinion that we should police the world?

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