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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I was so angry when I heard the news...President Obama better have a dam good reason for doing this--like pushing for more extensive action than a limited and narrow strike... Right now the FSA feels betrayed, The Syrian Regime feels emboldened, and the USA feels embarrassed, or should...
    Oh but it's so perfect; the rebels and Alquaida use chemical weapons to justify the us joining in the fray. Assad then retaliates against some of those assets, then they show the video of dying us soldiers, or talk about a ship being sunk and then there will be the support needed for a full invasion or whatever is deemed necessary.

    The big risk depends on how attached Russia is to defending Assad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I was so angry when I heard the news...President Obama better have a dam good reason for doing this--like pushing for more extensive action than a limited and narrow strike... Right now the FSA feels betrayed, The Syrian Regime feels emboldened, and the USA feels embarrassed, or should...
    It's their trademark. Democrats start senseless wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If we go to Syria we need to have a solid plan and get the job done right. We can't afford to intervene only to have some terrorist organization or Muslim extremist government taking control.
    Yes, what's the point of setting up another Egypt situation??

    That IS a best case scenario afterall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    It's their trademark. Democrats start senseless wars.
    No no... Presidents start senseless wars. Whatever party they claim is a side-issue.

    Theres not one thing that Obama has done that would not have been done by bush had bush been allowed to carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    No no... Presidents start senseless wars. Whatever party they claim is a side-issue.

    Theres not one thing that Obama has done that would not have been done by bush had bush been allowed to carry on.
    I completely disagree. Bush was improving relations with Libya, and Obomba blew the country to hell. Just one example.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If we go to Syria we need to have a solid plan and get the job done right. We can't afford to intervene only to have some terrorist organization or Muslim extremist government taking control.
    Right. This is what I thought also.

    So first kick Assad and his backup such as Russia, Iran, and his own military. This is a challenge of its own with possibilities of escalation into a 3rd world war by for instance blowing a Russian ship or so.

    Then and if Assad goes away, with so much stress and risk involved as mentioned, terrorist and religious extremists would have to be dealt with. Should a religious extremist whom is against democracy and pro Sharia law be elected democratically (irony!) then the Syrian type Morsi also needs to fall just like it did in Egypt.

    That is the involvement necessary to free Syria and "get the job done right." Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Oh but it's so perfect; the rebels and Alquaida use chemical weapons to justify the us joining in the fray. Assad then retaliates against some of those assets, then they show the video of dying us soldiers, or talk about a ship being sunk and then there will be the support needed for a full invasion or whatever is deemed necessary.

    The big risk depends on how attached Russia is to defending Assad....


    I've read the released unclassified info on why the President feels there is absolute proof that the Assad Regime launched the chemical weapons attack on civilians.. There is not one unified group fighting Assad and the only group we are affiliated with and supplying some supplies is the Free Syrian Army..

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    It's their trademark. Democrats start senseless wars.


    We have not started a war..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I've read the released unclassified info on why the President feels there is absolute proof that the Assad Regime launched the chemical weapons attack on civilians.. There is not one unified group fighting Assad and the only group we are affiliated with and supplying some supplies is the Free Syrian Army..
    You are right; that makes the situation even worse.

    Let's say Assad is toppled. Btw, I am not saying he's a good guy in any way. Then you wind up with a new civil war afterwards to figure out who gets to control the pile of ashes.

    Again, the best case scenario is a destabilized middle east...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    We have not started a war..
    Haven't exactly been pushing for peace either...

    Edit; most sensible people on both sides 85-91% oppose military action against Assad, but that's not going to stop obama and friends.

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