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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Not immediately. That happens after ISIS bitch slaps the vetted rebels, takes their weapons and cuts their heads off. Then we'll have to bomb them. These things take time.
    I noticed this isn't such a hot topic for thr Left
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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    The more messed up the ME is, the easier to control. At least that is the White House modus operandi it seems.
    So what's our batting average so far? The only messed up ones seem to be us. Has Russia entered the picture yet on behalf of Iran?

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I noticed this isn't such a hot topic for thr Left
    Yeah. If Obama thought this was a really, really good idea, he's got a phone and a pen.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Jeez.

    From now on there should be an end-of-Presidency vote by the country.

    If 50% think he/she did less harm then good...he/she leaves office without penalty.

    If 50-75% think he/she did more harm then good...he/she forfeits all their wealth and stays under house arrest for 20 years.

    If more then 75% think he/she did more harm then good...they throw them in jail for life.


    I am obviously not serious...but I am sick and tired of POTUS's ****ing up everyone and everything with zero negative ramifications when they are through.

    There needs to be more accountability and responsibility...if they consistently mess up, they should be punished.

    They don't like it...don't take the job.
    It seems to me that this is more than the POTUS. He also has the IRS and the Attorney General on side, and probably more. It will take a real house cleaning to rid the country of this corruption.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I noticed this isn't such a hot topic for thr Left
    The same with another IRS employee taking the fifth, or the mess on the border.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    No, I haven't, really. I read Krauthammer's comments, but I've sort of been waiting for it to be shot down in Congress. Understand, it's my view that if it doesn't affect domestic politics, Obama isn't interested. So I think it's largely a show to give Obama cover to do nothing. This might be a rare case in which he's correct in spite of himself. I don't know.


    This will just cause more of the Shia to rally to Assad as well. Not to mention Iran. Which as we see there they are toying with BO and his Team.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I noticed this isn't such a hot topic for thr Left
    Mornin' WCH. Don't look like there will be much at all going forward for them. Just sayin.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What could you possibly mean by that??
    There was a point where in the Syrian Civil War where large scale intervention, including military assistance with US assets was feasible. But now the FSA, the Syrians we could've sided with and actually gotten a democratic, somewhat western friendly nation out of have either been killed off or reduced in power.
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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This will just cause more of the Shia to rally to Assad as well. Not to mention Iran. Which as we see there they are toying with BO and his Team.
    Do you get the impression that BO likes being in the middle? I do.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It seems to have been going down this road for the last 20 years with our people. To much into living off the camera and getting facetime. Revelin in all the pomp and ceremony with each and every visit. Taking in all the so called meaningful compliments and living off that type of BS. Ego and I am somebody.

    Have you seen any gains against these terrorists? al Nusra has reached the Golan Heights. What do you think their next phase will be? I don't think any can miss it.

    Now under BO.....terrorism has grown, expanded, and morphed. Look how the Ansar al Sharia groups started. From Yemen and moved west and back home to Africa. Now they are springing up all over the place. The kicker is.....some of them are just like charitable organizations. No fighters and not about the violence. New confusion to the mix of things.

    Its all moving westward.
    I agree with this caveat, terrorism expanded under Bush as well when we took a fight to Afghanistan and Iraq, Iraq particularly not connected to OBL, al Qaeda or 9/11. One of the stated purposes of the 9/11 attacks was US presence in the region. Bush hugely expanded that and provided the motivation for recruits. I'm not deflecting from your criticism of Obama, I agree with it, however what I'm suggesting to you is that presidents come and go, while US foreign policy remains largely consistent. Whether our diplomats are dispatched to make peace or war, it will be on the merits of what's good for big business who rules the day. And that for a very long time now. You recall the oligarch in the late 1800's who stated (and I paraphrase, I'm sure), give me control of a nations finances and I care not who makes the laws. Which is to say, big money makes the laws, sets policy. This micro perspective of party finger pointing misses the big picture. But one can't reason with the partisan, to him, its always the other parties fault, very discouraging MMC.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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