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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Well, I think you're projecting a rightwing movie on the screen here.

    There's no evidence Obama was "locked and loaded." He's cautiously and deliberately moved forward, gathered intelligence and tried to garner support, both from other countries and more importantly Congress, which is appropriate. I call that statesmanship. I call what Bush did stupidity.
    Another partisan apologist. The attack was imminent any day, could be on Thursday. You think the war machine works that fast come on head, you know better.
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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Another partisan apologist.
    Just stating the facts, which seemed to have been lost in your narrative of Obamaphobia.

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Your up on phobias aren't you?

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Assad is a SOB, if not a monster. So are half the leaders of the world. That's not the issue we face. Let's stipulate that Assad is a vicious dictator. It doesn't follow that he deployed the chemical weapons, or that the rebels are good guys. Indeed, the rebels have a substantial number of jihadists who would do a lot worse than use chemical weapons if they had a chance. I don't think we should be the ones to give them that chance. Even if there are some genuine democrats mixed in with the rebels (we think)

    This is not patriots versus redcoats. It's vicious secular dictator against vicious sectarian jihadists.
    I couldn't agree more. I think we just kill'em all. However, that's neither here, nor there. The reality of the situation, is that if we don't make good on our threat, the bad guys will be encouraged to act out even more.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Well, I think you're projecting a rightwing movie on the screen here.

    There's no evidence Obama was "locked and loaded." He's cautiously and deliberately moved forward, gathered intelligence and tried to garner support, both from other countries and more importantly Congress, which is appropriate. I call that statesmanship. I call what Bush did stupidity.
    I call what Obama is doing indecision and weakness.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I call what Obama is doing indecision and weakness.
    I call it Politics.

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Assad is a SOB, if not a monster. So are half the leaders of the world. That's not the issue we face. Let's stipulate that Assad is a vicious dictator. It doesn't follow that he deployed the chemical weapons, or that the rebels are good guys. Indeed, the rebels have a substantial number of jihadists who would do a lot worse than use chemical weapons if they had a chance. I don't think we should be the ones to give them that chance. Even if there are some genuine democrats mixed in with the rebels (we think)

    This is not patriots versus redcoats. It's vicious secular dictator against vicious sectarian jihadists.
    Jihadists and Islamists make up a minority of fighters and organized formations in Syria. The Free Syrian Army remains largely moderate (i.e. non-Islamist) and is commanded and officered primarily by non-Islamist's. The FSA still fields more than 50,000 fighters.

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Jihadists and Islamists make up a minority of fighters and organized formations in Syria. The Free Syrian Army remains largely moderate (i.e. non-Islamist) and is commanded and officered primarily by non-Islamist's. The FSA still fields more than 50,000 fighters.
    The UN has categorised the FSA as an al Qaida affiliate!

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The UN has categorised the FSA as an al Qaida affiliate!
    I question whose side the UN is on, anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Rebels are to blame for gas attacks? (Syria)

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The UN has categorised the FSA as an al Qaida affiliate!
    No it does not.

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