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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's great news Andalublue, hopefully our congress will vote on it here as well and vote the will of 91% of Americans!
    Congress is busy right now...LMAO..this isn't important enough to interfere with their vacations...Maybe in Sept when they get back they can start having hearings...

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Can the UN report say for certaintly who is responsible for the chemical attacks? I think the inspectors are only there to confirm that chemical weapons were used.

    If Assad's government didn't have complete control over their chemical weapon stockpile....then it is possible that the rebels may have gotten hold of some.
    I heard on the news tonight that UN inspectors were only on site in Syria to determine whether or not chemical weapons were used and that they should have reached a conclusion by the weekend. Tick, tick, tick...
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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    BBC News - Syria crisis: Incendiary bomb victims 'like the walking dead'


    Schoolkids being bombed by a Syrian Fighter Jet. ( graphic video)
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I heard on the news tonight that UN inspectors were only on site in Syria to determine whether or not chemical weapons were used and that they should have reached a conclusion by the weekend. Tick, tick, tick...
    I guess we're all just waiting for the UN report to make it official then. But I don't think there is a doubt in anyones mind that chemical weapons were used. Even Assad has admitted they were used...just not by him. Russia is saying it was the rebels. I heard on the news there are over 1,000 splinter rebel groups fighting Assad forces now. It could easily be anyone of those groups...or could be the Syrian army.

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Britain will not be joining the US in immediate military action against Syria. The House of Commons has just voted against supporting the government's plans for bombing raids against Assad's forces by 13 votes. It looks like it'll be just the US and France. I wonder who are going to get the 'cheese-eating surrender monkey' treatment now.

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    England remains a sensible country. They won't fall for Bush-like jingoism again.

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    England remains a sensible country. They won't fall for Bush-like jingoism again.
    bush has nothing to do with threatening to attack syria.
    In fact, if you hadn't heard, bush hasn't been president since nov. 08.
    Let's talk about current events. Want to?

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    I for one would love to see current events. Instead, most of what I see is historical revision, usually back to Vietnam and the usual blame-game. Take a quick count some time on SPY, like your pulse, to gauge which side is more guilty. Until then, I support the USA President.

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    It is absolutely a fact that Assad presently has the delivery systems to attack over 100 USA and NATO military installations in the region. This critical fact is what has our Commander in Chief worried..
    Traditionally, preemptive military strikes are justified when there is credible information that an enemy attack is all but certain and imminent. No such Syrian attack on U.S. bases is imminent. Syria understands that any such attack would bring about a U.S. response that would drive the Assad regime from power. The Assad regime is not suicidal. It won't deliberately provoke a conflict it knows with certainty that it cannot hope to win.

    If the idea that a nation could attack were the threshhold for war, then the U.S. should launch preemptive wars against numerous other states e.g., North Korea possesses chemical weapons, among others, and it has the capacity to attack American bases in Asia. In such a world, wars would be far more common than they are. The result would be far greater loss of life than has occurred in the wars to date.

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    Re: David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Traditionally, preemptive military strikes are justified when there is credible information that an enemy attack is all but certain and imminent. No such Syrian attack on U.S. bases is imminent. Syria understands that any such attack would bring about a U.S. response that would drive the Assad regime from power. The Assad regime is not suicidal. It won't deliberately provoke a conflict it knows with certainty that it cannot hope to win.
    He had to know that gassing 1,300 of his people would be retaliated against. Didn't he learn when Saddam was taken out? Obama must have intelligence we in the public don't have or I do not believe he would be doing this. I just have to hope that he does the right thing for USA, which is what I wish for no matter who our POTUS is. They surely do not have an easy job.

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