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

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    What is the 'will' of the people in Syria? Are the people those who identify annd support al-Qaida? We let others overpower the will of the people in this country. Abortion for convenience comes to mind. The precedent of overpowering the will of people was set long ago...thousands of years ago.
    Someone who sees a civil war and thinks of abortion needs help. Everything is not about controlling women.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Someone who sees a civil war and thinks of abortion needs help. Everything is not about controlling women.
    Who said anything about 'controlling' women? Again, what is the will of the Syrian 'people'? And you still haven't given a real answer as to why we should involve ourselves in the affairs of a nation involved in a civil war? And, what if the Russians are correct? What if the administration is lying about the use of chemical weapons? What definitive evidence has Obama provided? Which rebels are we supporting? How do we determine where the military hardware goes? Can we be sure that no American will die in Syria? How many innocent civilians will US military equipment kill?
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Police it? No, just do something when such a tragedy like this occurs.
    What about the tragedies in Bahrain, where Bahrani civilians were killed with US manufactured weapons and is a regime that we give support to? (World Report 2012: Bahrain | Human Rights Watch) (Revealed: America’s Arms Sales To Bahrain Amid Bloody Crackdown - ProPublica) (U.S. Backs Bahrain Royalty - WSJ.com)

    I consistently find that the people who want to end tragedies like this are extremely selective in when and what they want to support. You'll have the exact same situation going on, but if the country doing it is a US ally, they suddenly turn a blind eye.
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    it appears obama gave in to pressure to do that which his less political instincts would have avoided

    Syria: President Obama's forced hand - POLITICO

    he can't have the far more popular democratic president running around calling him a "total fool," "lame" and a "total wuss," now, can he?

    Bill Clinton splits with President Obama on Syria - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO

    the hottest hawk in his retinue is identified by politico above as our brand new DIRECTOR OF THE NSA: ms susan rice

    according to usatoday this morning, they're al qaeda (or close)

    USAToday: Syrian rebels pledge loyalty to al-Qaeda

    referring to al qaeda, the color crayon crowd from gannett reports that hardly on the run, "the terrorist group's influence is not waning"

    and now "may take a greater role"

    indeed, they're our best hope

    Al Qaida-linked group Syria rebels once denied now key to anti-Assad victories | McClatchy

    al qaeda in iraq (which has "killed hundreds of iraqis since us troops left a year ago") is eager to help

    it's al nusra

    it sees "no reason to hold elections if assad falls, 80% of syrians want islamic law"

    and "when we're finished with assad we will fight the us," bragged al nusra soldiers to mcclatchy

    our new allies are not very civil

    tuesday: Syrian rebels executed a 14-year-old boy for insulting Islam - The Washington Post

    the beheading of 14 year old mohammad is not an isolated incident

    Islamic law comes to rebel-held areas of Syria - The Washington Post

    leading from behind is expensive

    U.S. proposes $50MILLION A DAY no-fly zone in Syria | Mail Online

    so we'll just move tens of thousands of refugees here, to illinois, florida, pennsylvania, maryland and virginia

    U.S. considers taking in Syrian refugees - latimes

    they're gonna have to hitchhike the I4 corridor, however

    the latimes points out, "cars are not provided"

    and all for what?

    New military aid President Barack Obama is sending to the Syrian opposition is unlikely to tip the balance in the rebels’ favor, experts said Thursday.

    But after Obama’s public promise that chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime would be a “game changer” for U.S. policy toward the conflict, it may be just enough to preserve the president’s international credibility.
    Obama's no 'game changer' in Syria - POLITICO

    18 months ago mighta made a difference

    but now, just "an incremental escalation in us support that would not be enough to reverse the fortunes of a rebel force clearly on the ropes"

    the maverick is (not) mollified

    John McCain: Delay on Syria disgraceful - POLITICO

    operations prism and boundless, criminal warrants against leakers and reporters, military action in afghanistan, libya and syria---obama is a backdoor neocon
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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.
    Actually, there has yet to be any actual proof is either groups used chemical weapons (UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use - Middle East - Al Jazeera English)

    We have yet to see the "proof" the Obama administration says they have and I doubt that we will see it at all.
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The Russians probably sold them the Sarin. The Russians are only interested in cash now. They have "embraced" the worst of capitalism.
    Do you have any evidence of this or is this just baseless speculation?
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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Lotta wars where the "Religion of Peace" dwells.

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

    The leader of the Hezbollah has stated they will stay and fight the Syrian government until it's over. What he did not say is when this fiasco is over in 20 years they will take the arms provided by America and return to their homeland and use the weapons against Israel.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Actually, there has yet to be any actual proof is either groups used chemical weapons (UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use - Middle East - Al Jazeera English)

    We have yet to see the "proof" the Obama administration says they have and I doubt that we will see it at all.
    UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
    A UN team of investigators into rights abuses in Syria has stressed there is no conclusive proof of either side in the conflict using chemical weapons ...
    is this going to be Obama's equivalent of the shrub's infamous unproven WMD claim, the one that took us into an unnecessary war?

    there should be unquestionable PROOF before any change in American policy toward the syrian civil war is effected
    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 Ray410 View Post
    Lotta wars where the "Religion of Peace" dwells.
    I've noticed that.

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