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    al Qaeda's Air Force

    Airstrikes on Syria would turn the U.S. military into “al Qaeda's air force,” former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) told The Hill.
    The outspoken anti-war activist said any such action would plunge the United States into another war in the Middle East and embolden Islamist militants fighting Bashar Assad's regime.
    “So what, we're about to become Al Qaeda's air force now?” Kucinich said. “This is a very, very serious matter that has broad implications internationally. And to try to minimize it by saying we're just going to have a 'targeted strike' — that's an act of war. It's not anything to be trifled with.”


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    Kucinich and I disagree on, well, most things. I think that I can agree with him on this. I don't think we have anything to gain in Syria and if we eliminate the current government we side with al Qaeda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Kucinich and I disagree on, well, most things. I think that I can agree with him on this. I don't think we have anything to gain in Syria and if we eliminate the current government we side with al Qaeda.
    Yep. A total no brainer. Yet, look at the number of people on this board supporting doing just that. Some people never learn.

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    Re: al Qaeda's Air Force

    Has anyone thought that the US soil might turn into a terrorist target of pissed islamists? Fires, poisoned water, bombs, you name it...
    How about that, hm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Has anyone thought that the US soil might turn into a terrorist target of pissed islamists? Fires, poisoned water, bombs, you name it...
    How about that, hm?

    Preach it Canell. These people need to hear it.

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    Re: al Qaeda's Air Force

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Has anyone thought that the US soil might turn into a terrorist target of pissed islamists? Fires, poisoned water, bombs, you name it...
    How about that, hm?
    That's been a possibility all along. Pissing off or killing terrorist is not a problem. Doing things that might help them can be.
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    Re: al Qaeda's Air Force

    People, myself included, often speak of how communities here in the US should fight back against gangs destroying them. Well, Syria has been fighting radicalism with an iron fist for decades. Other than not hugging Israel, the Syrian government had been relatively isolationist in relation to ME affairs. The "democracy cures everything" people have no real idea what that place would look like without autocratic rule. It will be an unmitigated disaster if the current government falls. The same Arab Spring that brought down the Egyptian government put people worse in its place. This is not an area that is fertile ground for democracy--not yet, and definitely not all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    People, myself included, often speak of how communities here in the US should fight back against gangs destroying them. Well, Syria has been fighting radicalism with an iron fist for decades. Other than not hugging Israel, the Syrian government had been relatively isolationist in relation to ME affairs. The "democracy cures everything" people have no real idea what that place would look like without autocratic rule. It will be an unmitigated disaster if the current government falls. The same Arab Spring that brought down the Egyptian government put people worse in its place. This is not an area that is fertile ground for democracy--not yet, and definitely not all at once.
    Democracy doesn't work here although it's critical for the development of a representative republic. Countries in the Middle East particularly are cultured to identify with a high degree of theocratic rule. I was astounded when I saw protesters in the Middle East with signs that read **** Freedom. We can't spread our version of democracy into cultures that don't have the underlying value system.

    I have long held the belief that countries that allow people to prosper in which people are allowed to enjoy themselves will dominate by example and no military force will represent the lifestyles enjoyed by that culture.

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    All you guys are correct. Of course "spreading democracy" is the stated objective. Only the gullible believe that anyway.

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    Re: al Qaeda's Air Force

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Has anyone thought that the US soil might turn into a terrorist target of pissed islamists? Fires, poisoned water, bombs, you name it...
    How about that, hm?
    I brought up all the strange accidents, fires, failures not long ago. I was told pretty much that I was wrong.

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    Re: al Qaeda's Air Force

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Has anyone thought that the US soil might turn into a terrorist target of pissed islamists? Fires, poisoned water, bombs, you name it...
    How about that, hm?
    How many times in history do you think people in a nation have been happy with the country dropping bombs on them?
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