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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    ...but [I] didn't really know the reasons to strike.
    The reason why you can think of any of the reasons to strike is because there aren't any. Unless you want to include feel good reasons like "it's so terrible" or "Assad is a brutal dictator".

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Can a country that hasn't signed the chemical warfare agreement still be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity? If so, then why can't and why shouldn't the signed countries intervene when they are used? Where is the teeth in such agreement if the nations that signed do nothing?
    Sure, just like you can sue someone for something stupid like a frivolous lawsuit. And that's exactly what striking Syria amounts to; a frivolous action undertaken by a nation or nations just to demonstrate that they can strike. If party A and B sign a contract why should Party C be forced to oblige by that contract?

    P.S. Israel also hasn't completely signed up for any bans on chemical weapons.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat and one of the DNCs leaders...also huge supporter of Obama, says "dozens" of countries will be with us and saying "never again" with respect to the use of chem weapons. Sounds like this has more traction than I originally thought.
    It's manufactured support. Just like how "hundreds of nations" allied with the U.S. in Iraq. As for "Never again", I rolled my eyes so hard I got a sprain. But this does confirm something I mentioned earlier: establishment Democrats and Republicans love warmongering in equal measure.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Boots on the ground was never an option.

    I made pea soup with potatoes and fried onions.



    Sounds good to me, I'll have a bowl.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Boots on the ground was never an option.

    I made pea soup with potatoes and fried onions.
    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin;1062255024[B
    ]Obama smart.
    [/B] Bush dumb.

    It comes down to that.



    Bush and the neocons decided to go to war in Iraq, then scatched around trying to round up some plausible excuses for their war of choice.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response - CNN.com



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    The emperor? War weary? I guess his actions contradict his words, as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Bush and the neocons decided to go to war in Iraq, then scatched around trying to round up some plausible excuses for their war of choice.
    Really? Because about 40% of Democrats in the house and about 60% of the Democrats in the senate voted "yay!".
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    To me a 'limited strike' means "damaging the Syrian governments military and weapons enough to make it difficult to conduct more chemical weapons attacks."

    What does it mean to you?




    Do you have a link to your CIA claim?


    The Syrian Electronic Army made another strike on US interests today.....

    'Syrian Electronic Army' hacks Marines website - NYPOST.com
    Well I could have no way of knowing what a "limited strike" would mean. I'm talking about what the White house could mean by it. It never means anything. When Bush went to congress for funding on Iraq, they asked him how much, he said 80 billion dollars. They grasped their throats in shock but said, OK. But over a trillion dollars later!!! When asked how long the conflict would last Rumsfeld said could be six days, maybe six weeks but I doubt six months, and ten years later!!! My point is "limited strike" means absolutely nothing. It will ALWAYS be more, last longer and cost more. Anybody that disagrees with that hasn't been paying any attention.

    As far as the CIA link. I've put it up in a couple of these numerous Syrian threads we've got going here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    What do you think might happen if the US does make a limited strike?
    It will be a sleight to the overwhelming majority of Americans, it will likely be against a no vote from congress and it will certainly be in violation of international law!!!! WHY.........does this notion find support here??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Doesn't every country that signed this chemical weapons agreement have an obligation to intervene when chemical weapons are used? Otherwise, what is the point of signing such agreements?

    Chemical Weapons Convention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Then IF ANYTHING we should be attacking the rebels.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It's manufactured support. Just like how "hundreds of nations" allied with the U.S. in Iraq. As for "Never again", I rolled my eyes so hard I got a sprain. But this does confirm something I mentioned earlier: establishment Democrats and Republicans love warmongering in equal measure.
    Me too!!! Support is all 'classified information"! That information was certainly never classified in the past. It's amateur hour!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Then IF ANYTHING we should be attacking the rebels.
    The idea seems to be that somebody should be attacked for what's going on in Syria, so lets do it some time soon so we can have some credibility.

    They may find a reason for an action on Youtube.

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