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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    "Syria using sarin gas doesn't make any sense, it would only benefit the rebels. Now the rebels have a lot to gain using gas and making it look like Syria used the gas". You got that exactly right Apache!

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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I didn't realize that Reagan/Bush-41 ignored what Saddam did to his Kurds in 1988, and that was close to 5,000 dead. I smirk at the attempt tonight to link the WMD of Syria coming from Iraq. Where did Iraq get them originally?
    Well, were ya smirking when the Syrian Rebels just got done running 30k Kurds out of Syria. By Blowing them out of their communities and homes. Course they didn't even bother to use Chems. They just went for the straight raw massacring.

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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I think any leader who would use chemical weapons on civilians intentionally deserves a cruise missle suppository.
    And what proof do you have this is true?
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    Oh, I read it. That's why I asked those other questions of you. Your "point" was near pointless.
    Here, if the words aren't helping maybe a gif will help you understand what happened in that exchange.


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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Is there only one bad guy in Syria or two? Or more? Is there any course Obama can take and please you?

    Why did Reagan/Bush ignore Saddam trash his Kurds? Where did Iraq get their weapons during the 80's when they fought Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, were ya smirking when the Syrian Rebels just got done running 30k Kurds out of Syria. By Blowing them out of their communities and homes. Course they didn't even bother to use Chems. They just went for the straight raw massacring.

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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Is there only one bad guy in Syria or two? Or more? Is there any course Obama can take and please you?

    Why did Reagan/Bush ignore Saddam trash his Kurds? Where did Iraq get their weapons during the 80's when they fought Iran?
    Yeah there is a course Obama can take.....stay out of it and wait to see. Syria will break into 3 regions. We need to see who rises to the top. We don't know all the players now. We do know that Al Nusra has 29 Oppositions groups and civilian committees behind them. Then there is the MB and the Salafists. Then AQ. That's what we know so far.....Oh and that Al Nusra stated there wont be any Democracy and they don't recognize the National Council and the FSA.

    Reagan didn't......go back and check the History. Reagan won the Cold war due to his ME Policy. He cost the Russians Iraq and that's from the Russians themselves.

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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Like Sadaam Hussein's attack on the Kurds ?
    Oh, so THAT is why Bush went it? Who knew?

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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    I'm not hearing about Saddam, the Kurds and Reagan and now don't expect to. You bring up the Russians without context. Am I to read that we gave Saddam the weapons to defend himself from Iran/Russia? But you can't say that? So we gave Saddam and therefore Assad the chemical weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah there is a course Obama can take.....stay out of it and wait to see. Syria will break into 3 regions. We need to see who rises to the top. We don't know all the players now. We do know that Al Nusra has 29 Oppositions groups and civilian committees behind them. Then there is the MB and the Salafists. Then AQ. That's what we know so far.....Oh and that Al Nusra stated there wont be any Democracy and they don't recognize the National Council and the FSA.

    Reagan didn't......go back and check the History. Reagan won the Cold war due to his ME Policy. He cost the Russians Iraq and that's from the Russians themselves.

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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Is there only one bad guy in Syria or two? Or more? Is there any course Obama can take and please you?
    Syria is a **** storm no geopolitical wonk or military wonk will ever figure out. It's much like Lebanon in the 1975 through 1990 and kinda like Libya and Egypt now. Now though the fact you have funneling of terrorist money and "forces" into these areas.. we (US Government) needs it to be Assad doing it and not them (Syrian Free Army) because we've been backing those little ****tards, training them all in hopes of dealing a blow to Iran and it would be the nightmare we don't want.. Terrorist with chemical weapons.

    And that Heinz Kerry with it was Assad and could only be Assad because do deny it is unconscionable just show desperate they are. If they had ANY, ANY evidence it would have leaked already as Pentagon and the CIA has more leaks then Bradley Manning's thumb drive.
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    Re: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I'm not hearing about Saddam, the Kurds and Reagan and now don't expect to. You bring up the Russians without context. Am I to read that we gave Saddam the weapons to defend himself from Iran/Russia? But you can't say that? So we gave Saddam and therefore Assad the chemical weapons?

    Here is how History plays it out.

    Four events were decisive.
    1. The Reagan administration cemented Egypt, the largest and most important Arab country, into the U.S. alliance system.
    2. Reagan oversaw the weakening of the Soviet’s strongest Arab ally, Iraq.
    3. Middle East events forced the Soviet Union toward an (ultimately doomed) reconstruction of its economy.
    4. Then the final shove: In 1985, the Reagan administration persuaded Saudi Arabia to increase oil production.

    Between 1985 and 1986, Saudi Arabia increased oil production from two million barrels a day to five million barrels. The oil price tumbled as oil supply surged: from US$30 a barrel to US$20 in just a few months.

    The effect on the Soviet economy was devastating. Oil was the Soviet Union’s main – practically only – exportable product, the most important source of hard currency for the economically stagnant regime.

    As former Soviet prime minister Yegor Gaidar details in a 2006 book, the Saudi action cost the Soviet Union $20 billion a year, money that had been used to pay for food imports from the West. How to close the sudden financial gap? The Soviets borrowed from Western banks.

    As the Soviet economy stalled, borrowing needs increased. By 1989, the Soviet Union needed US$100-billion to avoid food shortages. That desperate need for Western loans precluded any Soviet intervention when first Poland and then the rest of the Warsaw Pact shook off Soviet rule in the spring, summer and fall of 1989.

    The Reagan administration’s Middle East policy broke the Soviet empire. But no political achievement lasts forever. The price of oil has soared again, re-empowering Russia and other bad actors like Venezuela and Iran.

    The Reagan policy has run its course, as all policies do. But no statesman is expected to solve the problems of all time. The 40th President of the United States magnificently surmounted the problems of his time. We honor Ronald Reagan most not by replicating him, but by emulating him: by doing not what he did, but as he did. He was the right leader for his time. Modern conservatives need to discover the right leadership for their time.....snip~

    How Reagan’s Mideast Policy Won the Cold War

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