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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    A very wise decision by President Obama that puts him a cut above the previous presidents who did not go to these lengths. Very well done.
    Bush got approval for Afghan and Iraq. Obama did not get approval for Libya.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Forgive me for saying so but that is a ludicrous scenario. In what way do you envision a global offensive involving all of those countries or World War III? That is just silly.
    It's not silly. Syria, Russia, China and Iran are friends and allies. Syria promised to strike Israel if attacked. Lebanon, I'm not sure. Jordan will not stay put. Egypt is already on fire... The whole region is a damn dynamite store.

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

    Domestically, I think this was a potentially smart move. The United States lost a key supporter from the UK, is currently blocked from the Security Council, and it is a risky move domestically to move forward. The President does need to make a public appeal through the Congress, but Congress should have met sooner to decide.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Usually you have to provide reasons that you think something like World War III is imminent.
    I didn't say it's imminent, I said it's very likely.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    It's not silly. Syria, Russia, China and Iran are friends and allies. Syria promised to strike Israel if attacked. Lebanon, I'm not sure. Jordan will not stay put. Egypt is already on fire... The whole region is a damn dynamite store.
    It is extremely silly. Russia has no reason and never would have become militarily involved over Syria. Which while obvious to everyone was underlined by Sergei Lavrov just a few days ago... Egypt remains unrelated to Syria by the way.

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    Re: Obatake military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporval

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    It poses a massive threat to not just US national security but the whole world, if you stand back and allow a dictator use chemical weapons on his own people then you are on a slipperley slope and Americas position is weakened globally because of it.
    Especially if you are put into a position where it is even more unpopular to go in and continue to uphold international goals. You can end up posturing all you want, but when allies and your own population aren't in favor of enforcing those positions, it becomes clear the international community is weak on its own idealism.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It is extremely silly. Russia has no reason and never would have become militarily involved over Syria. Which while obvious to everyone was underlined by Sergei Lavrov just a few days ago... Egypt remains unrelated to Syria by the way.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...ia-claims.html

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

    That is not relevant to the point under discussion. No one would dispute that Putin is overtly skeptical that Assad used chemical weapons or that the US should not attack Syria.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    That is not relevant to the point under discussion. No one would dispute that Putin is overtly skeptical that Assad used chemical weapons or that the US should not attack Syria.
    I wanted to tell you that Russia cares. So does Iran, they declared that many times.
    Why risk an open war for something that isn't even proven to be true?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    I wanted to tell you that Russia cares. So does Iran, they declared that many times.
    Why risk an open war for something that isn't even proven to be true?
    Your assertion remains unfounded. There is no reason whatsoever to believe we are risking 'open war' over a missile strike on Syria. The worst (and still unlikely) outcome is a Syria that lashes out at it's neighbors. I think even this scenario is supremely unlikely. Russian involvement is a fiction, it is not even part of the equation.

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