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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Because Obama is working with Arabs, Israel is going to keep quiet as a church mouse unless its directly attacked again. They have struck syria in the recent past though.
    They took out a Syrian Fighter over the Golan this morning. Right when we began our attacks.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    You might want to be careful about using that colloquialism in connection with Mr. Obama.
    Meh.....now you know where MC Hammer got his idea on To Legit to Quit.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    Oh, OK, so, you find what the DNC did wrong, and then you go and do the same thing, huh? Two wrongs don't make a right.
    The Dems merely set the tone for dealing with a wartime president. And the next dem presidential candidate said it was my DUTY...I am merely complying with her wishes to show how diplomatic I can be.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Nice to see your partisan agenda trumps your support of an American military mission and CIC. "I won't work! It won't work!" Jesus listen to your self deprecating whining.

    And furthermore the right was pleading the president to do something. Now some like yourself are complaining he is. WTF?
    I'm whining? LOL

    Please tell me how this has a snowball's chance in hell of doing anything. I hope it does, but I can't possibly see how.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    Thank God Republicans don't time policies for elections.
    We don't start military campaigns for it, no.

    Like Bosnia when a stained blue dress surfaced.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I think it would be fair to state the 100 budgeted for 2015 will be used up before 2015 even arrives. And when you consider all air weapons took a major cut in funding, how many other weapons will be the same?
    Greetings, Vesper.

    Agree with your thoughts! Since I don't think Tomahawks can be built in a day or two, why are we wasting them on this? You don't see Russia or China depleting their capability to defend their countries if necessary. We have already been told by our enemies that they will retaliate, and I think they meant what they said, unfortunately. I wonder how many of the five terrorist leaders we swapped recently are actively involved? You may be right on us becoming sitting ducks! :

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Does everyone believe that anytime some group around the world, hideously, kills an American or even commits a criminal act of bombing our buildings that we should retaliate with the entire US Military, and does that really solve the problem?

    We don't seem to know 'what to do' or 'when to do it' for an effective outcome anymore?

    We started the mess in the ME and destabilized the area, but will we ever get it back to some semblance of sane stability?
    This is a defacto terrorist state-I say that any time a defacto terrorist state starts beheading Americans and killing children for being from the wrong town that we should respond with great vengeance and furious anger. Send em to allah in style.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    You really, really, really don't know what you are talking about. The Syrian civil war was sparked during the "Islamic Spring" which was brutally crushed by the Assad regime. Militants flocked to Syria to help overthrow Assad. The US, under the leadership of Barack Obama, tacitly supported the Islamic militants in Syria over Assad under the mistaken assumption that they would be allied to the US due to US support. This has been the standard Achilles heel of Obama throughout his presidency in his ME policy. His "we'll offer a hand if you unclench your fist" plays precisely to the Islamic militants in Syria (and Libya and Egypt) who play along until they have built a strong enough army to break loose and start expanding their area of control.

    This con game has been going on for a few years now: Islamic Militants melt into a group of "student uprising", the resident dictator stomps "student uprising", Obama comes to the rescue and boots out the dictator, "student uprising" is over powered by Islamic militants.

    This didn't happen in Iraq because we hung around in Iraq to combat this Islamic uprising after Saddam fell. It came from Syria because Obama doesn't know what the hell he is doing and backed the Islamic Militants in Syria.

    General rule of thumb that Obama fails to understand: In the Middle East you either back the dictator or you put boots on the ground and overthrow him yourself and maintain he peace. Helping overthrow the dictator and not putting boots on the ground to maintain the peace gets you AQ controlling Libya and ISIS controlling half of Iraq and Syria.
    Its amazing how many people dont know these fundamental facts.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Really? I seem to recall that the overwhelming application of military force for several years put an end to the idealology of Nazism as a serious threat to the world.
    Well, you're correct Nazism is not a serious threat at the present time, but it does still exist and in the future it could once again rear its ugly head.


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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Interesting that your first and, apparently, only consideration in this war is what the "conservatives" think. Which, I suggest, this "war" has not one thing to do with terrorism but over all public opinion heading into the mid terms.

    I am neither happy nor sad, but still asking 'what is the objective'? and how will it be achieved through aerial bombardment alone?

    American progressives, in their headlong, blind rush to prove that Obama is incapable or error seem to have lost sight of what is war. People, civilians die not only in the bombing but as has been learned in Vietnam and other ugly little wars, civilians are the target for reprisals and there is NO way to prevent that without boots on the ground. We have seen the medieval horror these vermin are capable of, Obama announced his attack weeks beforehand allowing ISIS cells to go underground. They will re-emerge to torture and behead in retribution.

    So, what is required here is not an on going political, name calling feud, but actually seeing this as war and not a political chess piece to be moved around an imaginary board. Progressives and the president need to pony up and start answering some of these questions. What Republicans may or may not be doing is irrelevant. Finding an end to a war Obama said he had ended is the priority.
    Well stated and I'd argue that the best way to end any war is to WIN it. Appeasing enemies and singing about peace only lead to more of the horrors of war.

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