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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    But he CHOSE to go to Congress. He wasn't told he had to, certainly there's precedent for not doing so. He chose to go to Congress, so why would there be any embarrassment?

    There is both precedent and law, what could you mean?

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

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    Obama: US should take military action against Syria - CNN.com



    Obama is now seeking Congressional approval for strikes against Syria.

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    This sounds a lot like Libya. We have a tyrant who has slaughtered thousands of his people. We have a moral responsibility to take down his military capability and give the rebels a chance to take over.

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by distraff View Post
    This sounds a lot like Libya. We have a tyrant who has slaughtered thousands of his people. We have a moral responsibility to take down his military capability and give the rebels a chance to take over.
    Wtf. Have you been paying attention to the debate, cause it sounds like you just woke up and joined the discussion!?!?

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by distraff View Post
    This sounds a lot like Libya. We have a tyrant who has slaughtered thousands of his people. We have a moral responsibility to take down his military capability and give the rebels a chance to take over.
    I take it you never saw a war you didn't like huh?

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Appo

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    There is no reason. It is a completely implausible scenario which is why no one serious is considering it. There is zero chance that China or North Korea of all countries are going to start a war over Syria. It's audibly ludicrous.
    But that's exactly my point. It's wouldn't be a fight over control of Syria by another country, i.e., German's invasion of Poland during WWII to broaden its territorial control and gain access to raw materials. So, no one is advocating that fighting would escalate over one country encroaching upon another's sovereignty. The issues here is "influence", image and trade capabilities. When viewed from these dynamics it is very conceivable that a unilateral missile strike against Syria without provocation - because that's exactly how Syria and its closest allies would view such a strike by the U.S. - could be the spark that throws the world into chaos.

    Again, my hope and prayer is that you're right and that cooler heads do prevail. But if the U.S. goes this alone and does anything more than arm the rebels, I fear things could go terribly wrong.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Appo

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    But that's exactly my point. It's wouldn't be a fight over control of Syria by another country, i.e., German's invasion of Poland during WWII to broaden its territorial control and gain access to raw materials. So, no one is advocating that fighting would escalate over one country encroaching upon another's sovereignty. The issues here is "influence", image and trade capabilities. When viewed from these dynamics it is very conceivable that a unilateral missile strike against Syria without provocation - because that's exactly how Syria and its closest allies would view such a strike by the U.S. - could be the spark that throws the world into chaos.

    Again, my hope and prayer is that you're right and that cooler heads do prevail. But if the U.S. goes this alone and does anything more than arm the rebels, I fear things could go terribly wrong.
    It's not even about cooler heads, this just wouldn't happen. It is like saying China would attack Taiwan if the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. It's just not even worth discussing.

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Ap...

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Is there anything wrong with feeling that we should just let them kill each other and not get involved?
    Nobody has touched this post but I think it merits some notice. It seems cruel but then I also wish I could double our cities' police force to protect our innocents but I don't have the money to pay for that.

    I just don't see where we have the money to cover another war nor the heart to send our young into fight in another foreign country. Where is the outrage from Muslims of watching Muslims kill Muslims?

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    I just realized I made a spelling error in the title.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Ap...

    You really cant miss the Hypocracy here with Obama & his supporters endlessly critisizing Bush for his misadventure in Iraq telling us that was a bad war while supporting there messiah Obomber who wants to get involved into something that could start WW3. We have a few hundred people gassed and they want to go to war while in countries like Sudan millions are slaughtered by the Religion of peace and you see no such level of outrage. Thats because the real reason for involvement here isnt people being gassed its of course Obombers war for oil or pipelines as his pals in Qatar, Turkey & Saudi want to build a gas pipeline to Europe thru Syria and Assads in the way. Obower & the people who run him could care less about gassed civilians, they waited for an excuse to get involved and this was it. What the heck the WMD line of bull worked just fine for Bush and the Neostatists. You Liberals should be proud you can now put Obama in the catagory with Warmongers Mcain, Graham & Peter King who never saw a war they didnt like or think we shouldnt get involved in.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Appo

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's not even about cooler heads, this just wouldn't happen. It is like saying China would attack Taiwan if the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. It's just not even worth discussing.
    And yet here you are attempting to dissuade myself and others from a call for caution, smart governance and a need for my fellow Americans to pay closer attention to world events as opposed to keeping their attention fixed exclusively on domestic events.

    Far be it from me to be an alarmist or a conspiracy nut, but I can envision a very real possibility of a worse case scenario event taking place for this nation simply because its citizens turned a collective blind eye to world events instead of seeing how things that play out abroad can have a direct and profound impact on what happens here at home.

    But again I say I hope you're right and I'm very much wrong.
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