"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
[QUOTE=Sherman123;1062261924]There is a vast, vast, vast to the 99th power difference between granting political or material support to a country and going to war on their behalf. [/quoute]
Hence, the reason I'm hopeful the President (and Congress) will chose to arm the rebel forces rather than fight their war for them via an aerial assault (which would include a strike by launching cruise missiles).
Of course there would be reason behind it...the same "reason" many people belief would be the primary reason our nation's President would go forward with a military strike with or without Congressional approval or multi-lateral support - to save face, to bolster his position of power, to demonstrate a show of force. World leaders have big egos. Why do you think Hitler and Stalin did what they did!? Not that I'm equating President Obama to either dictator. I'm just saying when push comes to shove some world leaders will resort to face saving as rationale to do what they do. China, Iran, NKor and Russia's leaders would be no different under the circumstances. If it increases their position of power on the world stage, they'll do it!There is no reason (absolutely, positively none) to suspect that any of the aforementioned countries whether it be Russia, China, or bizarrely enough North Korea will become involved militarily. It would be one of the most bizarre and unanticipated actions in history with literally no reason or forewarning behind it.
Well, it's good to know something I said made sense to you. (sarcasm)The plausibility of Syrian attacks beyond its borders is also very low but it is the only possible option that you mentioned which passes the most basic plausibility test.
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
Is there anything wrong with feeling that we should just let them kill each other and not get involved?
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.
Then country A goes to war with country B; we are still at war with A, now Obama is seeking approval to go to war with B to help A, neglecting that we are still at war with A.