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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    Obama says he did it. If you think some stupid media station like FOX has more information than the CIA, NSA, M7, etc. then I think you are backing the wrong horse. Assad has to die. I say take the bad guy out and move on.
    The UN disagrees with that assesment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks View Post
    Nation Building.
    This is very different from "nation building" like for in Iraq. We were told that it was only combatants and not civilians that we were fighting...

    Now in syria, by fighting Assad we are directly and indirectly aiding Alquaida. Worst of all, we might very well be turning Syria into an alquida controlled country... How would that benefit our national security??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    This is very different from "nation building" like for in Iraq. We were told that it was only combatants and not civilians that we were fighting...

    Now in syria, by fighting Assad we are directly and indirectly aiding Alquaida. Worst of all, we might very well be turning Syria into an alquida controlled country... How would that benefit our national security??
    Who cares about that when there's money to be made? War is peace.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    What can be negotiated?

    Withdrawal of Hezbollah?

    Withdrawal of Al Qaida?

    A bond to be posted committing Dollars of Barrels of oil, if the Assad Regime uses chemical weapons again?

    Did the FSA use chemicals in April, 2013?

    Are there some areas of demarcation that can be agreed upon, for a cease fire? Can someone draw a map for FSA territory and Assad's Syria?

    What other conditions could be workable to get a cease fire?

    What about agreeing that some areas are contested, and small arms fire can be used to fight over the contested territories in Syria?





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    Re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Steyn, as usual, nails it!! An Accidental War | National Review Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Who cares about that when there's money to be made? War is peace.
    If peace = profit yes.

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    Re: Congress to Vote on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    This is very different from "nation building" like for in Iraq. We were told that it was only combatants and not civilians that we were fighting...

    Now in syria, by fighting Assad we are directly and indirectly aiding Alquaida. Worst of all, we might very well be turning Syria into an alquida controlled country... How would that benefit our national security??

    Maybe the US should become an advocate for Democracy. Bashar Assad is up for re-election in 2014. Why not ask the FSA for a cease fire, and start working on elections? The US could furnish printing for election materials. The FSA could agree to no demonstrations until after the election, and Assad could agree to refrain from reprisals against suspected FSA members.

    The problem in Syria, according to Assad, is that demonstrations were used by radicals to attack the police, from the safety of a demonstration crowd. The right to demonstrate is important, but demonstrations are not practical with a civil war in progress. So the FSA could agree to no demonstrations in exchange for a cease fire, until at least after the elections.

    What harm is Assad doing that needs military intervention? Can't the US encourage all western powers to support the election process in Syria, 2014?

    Maybe US leaders should stop advocating Regime Change by armed rebellion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator View Post
    Maybe the US should become an advocate for Democracy. Bashar Assad is up for re-election in 2014. Why not ask the FSA for a cease fire, and start working on elections? The US could furnish printing for election materials. The FSA could agree to no demonstrations until after the election, and Assad could agree to refrain from reprisals against suspected FSA members.

    The problem in Syria, according to Assad, is that demonstrations were used by radicals to attack the police, from the safety of a demonstration crowd. The right to demonstrate is important, but demonstrations are not practical with a civil war in progress. So the FSA could agree to no demonstrations in exchange for a cease fire, until at least after the elections.

    What harm is Assad doing that needs military intervention? Can't the US encourage all western powers to support the election process in Syria, 2014?

    Maybe US leaders should stop advocating Regime Change by armed rebellion.
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    Those are all good ideas, and another option is that Syria being an ally of Russia and China, why not let those two countries work out this problem with their ally? They want to, Putin has asked the US repeatedly to bud out!

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    Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator View Post
    Maybe the US should become an advocate for Democracy. Bashar Assad is up for re-election in 2014. Why not ask the FSA for a cease fire, and start working on elections? The US could furnish printing for election materials. The FSA could agree to no demonstrations until after the election, and Assad could agree to refrain from reprisals against suspected FSA members.

    The problem in Syria, according to Assad, is that demonstrations were used by radicals to attack the police, from the safety of a demonstration crowd. The right to demonstrate is important, but demonstrations are not practical with a civil war in progress. So the FSA could agree to no demonstrations in exchange for a cease fire, until at least after the elections.

    What harm is Assad doing that needs military intervention? Can't the US encourage all western powers to support the election process in Syria, 2014?

    Maybe US leaders should stop advocating Regime Change by armed rebellion.
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    That's funny calling the FSA "protestors" is like saying that Obama deserves a Nobel peace prize... Err.. Well you get the point.

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