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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes of course. Can you imagine mushroom clouds over US cities, too? The attacks you reference are in retaliation of the US CIA training and arming Islamist extremist and sending them into Syria with hopes of toppling a government that the US hasn't liked for a long while now. Why is it so difficult for people to make the obvious conclusion that US foreign policy in the ME is provocative at best.
    If we are going to assume that these stories are true, then yes my sentiments exactly.

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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.
    How many nations sit around the energy center of the world and uses chemical warfare against it's people? And remember, we thought that one time when Hitler was gobbling up countries in Europe.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    How many nations sit around the energy center of the world and uses chemical warfare against it's people? And remember, we thought that one time when Hitler was gobbling up countries in Europe.
    This is nowhere near Hitler's Germany of the 30s. No need to go hyperbolic yet. All one has to do I believe is show how attacking Syria is in America's interests.
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    Re: 'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    If we are going to assume that these stories are true, then yes my sentiments exactly.
    Two reports in recent days have suggested that establishment-backed Syrian “rebel” forces trained and led by American, Israeli, and Jordanian commanders entered Syria and began pushing toward the capital city of Damascus this month. According to sources cited in the international reports, the foreign-led opposition fighters began the latest offensive in mid-August, prior to the reported chemical-weapon attack in the Ghouta region of Syria widely said to have claimed hundreds of civilian lives so far.

    Sources seeking to blame the Bashar al-Assad regime for the August 21 massacre have seized on the reports to claim that the dictator, despite repeated vows not to use weapons of mass destruction absent a foreign invasion, resorted to such desperate measures to beat back the latest offensive. Those suggesting the attack was a so-called “false-flag operation” perpetrated by opposition fighters to blame on the regime, meanwhile, have pointed to the news as yet another indicator that the rebels were indeed responsible for deploying the chemical weapons.

    According to a report dated August 21 by DEBKAfile, an Israeli intelligence and analysis service, the first contingent of 250 foreign-trained “rebel” fighters entered Syria from Jordan on August 17 under foreign command. The opposition fighters were trained in “special operations tactics” by U.S. and Jordanian instructors and armed with Russian-made weapons supplied by the Obama administration and the Islamist rulers of Saudi Arabia, the report continued. “They are fighting under U.S. and Jordanian commanders based in the Hashemite Kingdom,” DEBKAfile reported referring to Jordan, adding that additional rebel fighters were standing by ready to be deployed.

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-...hemical-attack
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    How many nations sit around the energy center of the world and uses chemical warfare against it's people? And remember, we thought that one time when Hitler was gobbling up countries in Europe.

    Are you STILL accusing the Syrian government of the Islamist extremists act?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is nowhere near Hitler's Germany of the 30s. No need to go hyperbolic yet. All one has to do I believe is show how attacking Syria is in America's interests.
    Seriously. Are you kidding? You tell that to the Jewish people living there that got rounded up and sent to detention camps - and we all remember what happened next. And tell that to the people in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and France.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Are you STILL accusing the Syrian government of the Islamist extremists act?
    I never said anything at all about that. You're the one that mentioned that.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    I think that anybody who uses the term "boots on the ground" needs to be sent to Syria to be gassed. That is an incredibly dehumanizing term. Our military troops are people, human beings.
    It's actually an intramilitary term.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    I think it does need response. On the International Relations scale, we'd be foolish not to respond. I do, however, dislike the unwillingness to hear the UN report. Hopefully it will be out before Congress convenes anyway.
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    I never said anything at all about that. You're the one that mentioned that.
    Oh ok, I see. I thought you mentioned using chemical weapons against its people.

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