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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Anyone arguing for boots on the ground, I ask you this.

    Would you volunteer?
    I'm against it. So I don't fit the parameters you laid out.

    But I'm one of those been there, done that types.

    However with what's going on in the military nowadays, Syria or no Syria, I wouldn't sign the papers again.
    "“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Anyone arguing for boots on the ground, I ask you this.

    Would you volunteer?
    I know several someones I'd like to volunteer.

    Maybe start out with our anti-war sec'y of state: Rand Paul to Kerry: Remember 1971 Anti-War Testimony

    What a goober...
    Who chimes "No Absolutes!" chimes absolutely.

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If the UN decides then it should be the UN sending in the troops.
    I checked Friday's commodity prices on bananas and no change.

    You can always tell if the UN plans to deploy blue helmets, the price of bananas increase. UN soldiers go no where without a large supply of bananas to trade for sexual favors from the young girls.


    UN Troops Accused Using Bananas To Commit Sex Crimes Worldwide

    >" The problem is, indeed, pervasive. Over the years, accusations have arisen in Cambodia, Mozambique, Somalia, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, East Timor, and Kosovo. Alleged offenses include sex-trafficking, prostitution rings, rapes, pedophilia, even abandoning "peacekeeper babies."

    But the final straw was Congo, where, among other abuses, Moroccan and Uruguayan peacekeepers were accused of luring teenage girls into sex in exchange for bananas, cakes, and other food. "<

    UN tackles sex abuse by troops - CSMonitor.com




    >" Outrage is mounting around the world against United Nations “peace-keeping” soldiers as sex-crime allegations, ranging from charges of rape and exploitation in Haiti to wide-spread sexual abuse of children..."<
    UN Troops Accused of Sex Crimes Worldwide
    U.N. troops buy sex from teen refugees

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    Re: 'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yep.

    When the dust settles, the strongest leader will stabilize the country.
    If we're lucky, nobody will be left.

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Well, what are our policies since WW II? China and Russia/Soviets continue to oppose the USA in proxy wars all over the globe. Their prop-ups in N. Korea, Iran and now Syria. All who oppose the existence of Israel, across both aisles. I now return DP to the the Amash coalition.
    The REAL enemies are commies?

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yea, it's horrible that Assad is gassing his own people, but it's none of our business, unless it threatens our own interests. Should the US strike Syria? Well, should we have bombed Hitler while he was gassing Jews? We didn't, not until after Pearl Harbor. THEN we declared war on Germany. How about Striking Cambodia while Pol Pot was murdering most of the population there? We didn't.

    That's very true. The hazard of going to war for a stupid reason like in Vietnam was that once we got out the country was war-weary, so intervening in Cambodia, where it was more justified, was ruled out of the question. Here we are today, war-weary over the stupidity of invading Iraq, and cautious of intervening in a more justified way in Syria. Don't wage wars for stupid reasons, you never know when you might need to wage war for a good reason.

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    That's very true. The hazard of going to war for a stupid reason like in Vietnam was that once we got out the country was war-weary, so intervening in Cambodia, where it was more justified, was ruled out of the question. Here we are today, war-weary over the stupidity of invading Iraq, and cautious of intervening in a more justified way in Syria. Don't wage wars for stupid reasons, you never know when you might need to wage war for a good reason.
    What's the "justified" reason we'd be in Syria? Is it because Al-Qaeda doesn't have enough power or is it because Syria has WMD and will strike the U.S. at any moment? Is it because our debt isn't high enough?

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Right now maybe, but how about the future?
    You can't go around attacking nations because you think they may be a threat one day.

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You can't go around attacking nations because you think they may be a threat one day.
    History shows that you can, but it's not my policy either.

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Well if you mean that history shows that its happened, then yes of course I agree. But you must know that I meant its not right to do.

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