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    Re: Ed Asner: Hollywood Silent on Syria Because They ĎDonít Want to Feel Anti-Black[W

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    You got this part 100% correct, "spin it as you will, doesn't make it a fact." They were going to get the missiles and other stuff anyway. They didn't strike back because at the time it was not in their best interest to strike back. Whatever strike they would have done was far less than the coalition was going to do. Smart move on their part.
    I recall Israel's missile batteries being manned by US Troops, not Israelis, so we know they were not going to get those missiles anytime soon. Those Patriot batteries were rushed from the US Army inventory and manned by US Troops. So facts still be facts.

    So how effective were the Scud attacks Saddam launched? How effective do you think the Scud attacks will be from Syria? What does Assad gain by pissing Israel off? Do you think any Arab country will support Assad if he does launch on Israel?

    Assad is talking crap- like Saddam he is promising the 'mother of all....' but he knows he will be a greasy spot on a concrete wall if he uses chemicals outside of Syria.

    It still isn't in Israel's best interest to strike back.

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    Re: Ed Asner: Hollywood Silent on Syria Because They ĎDonít Want to Feel Anti-Black[W

    You DO catch the irony there, don't you? Two Hollywood people (Asner & Mike Farrell) say - while in the midst of declaring opposition to the POSSIBLE Syrian strikes - that Hollywood isn't declaring opposition to the possible Syrian strikes. And yet, there they are, proclaiming opposition to the possible Syrian strikes.

    It sounds more like they're against the possible strikes, and they're trying to convince others that lots of other people agree with them. Only those other people won't say so 'cause they're scared of being called racist. Come again? So...Sean Penn is a fraidy cat?

    It could be because Asner is right. But it also could be because possible strikes in Syria as a direct response to chemical weapons is a murkier issue than declaring outright war with Iraq as a result of an incident Iraq had nothing to do with. The second was clearly a fake reason given for a war that was wanting to be fought and a leader that some wanted killed, on a personal level. The first has ostensibly legitimate reasons. But most Americans are against it, so I would assume actors (since they're Americans, too) are also probably against it, for all the same reasons most of the rest of us are.

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    Re: Ed Asner: Hollywood Silent on Syria Because They ĎDonít Want to Feel Anti-Black[W

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks View Post
    Been wondering where the anti-war crowd is this time around?

    "Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being called racist.
    A lot of people donít want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama,Ē he said."

    Asner: Celebs Quiet on Syria 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black' | Mediaite
    ha ha! Ed Asner! He's old.

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