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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That is the nature of war (national defense) - you must fight against all of those that chose to fight you. The attacked do not get to declare themselves too busy to deal with additional attackers. We could decide to wait until the attackers cross our borders, if you prefer, but zapping them outside the US limits the collateral damage to their current chosen locations.
    That makes sense, but I was making a statement about Obamas hypocrisy and incompetence.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    An acquaintance of mine said something like that and I asked him what he had been smokin'? Wahabbis are the root of al Qeda. It was Saudi Nationals that did 9/11. OBL was funded and armed by Saudis and the CIA. OBL was a Saudi. The Saudis behead lots of foreign Nationals to the tune of 43% of beheadings. That is the same technique used by ISIS and ISIS is wreaking havoc with Saudi OIL competitors in the Saudi neighborhood. I know, I know , it just looks like Big Money conspiracy and skullduggery, and the Saudi scumbags are sweethearts, don't ya' know? I know those really warm-hearted Saudis wouldn't spend billions of dollars to support agents of destruction working against nations that are detrimental to the Saudi OIL monopoly, or not? KeeeRisssst, don't ya' know, that would be like cutting the price to less than half to destroy competition. To quote a not so great American, "jus bidness."
    OBL wasnt exactly doing this for Saudi Arabia. Those guys are as opposed to the Saudi govt as they are to the US.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So weve been bombing Iraq and Syria for months, have thousands on the ground in Iraq (some of whom have been attacked) with more to come, and now we are going into Syria.

    And yet this conflict still has no name. Obama's ISIS war?

    This is what happens when you cede nations like Iraq to Iran and terrorists.
    Yeah, where's the Declaration of War from Congress?
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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    An acquaintance of mine said something like that and I asked him what he had been smokin'? Wahabbis are the root of al Qeda. It was Saudi Nationals that did 9/11. OBL was funded and armed by Saudis and the CIA. OBL was a Saudi. The Saudis behead lots of foreign Nationals to the tune of 43% of beheadings. That is the same technique used by ISIS and ISIS is wreaking havoc with Saudi OIL competitors in the Saudi neighborhood. I know, I know , it just looks like Big Money conspiracy and skullduggery, and the Saudi scumbags are sweethearts, don't ya' know? I know those really warm-hearted Saudis wouldn't spend billions of dollars to support agents of destruction working against nations that are detrimental to the Saudi OIL monopoly, or not? KeeeRisssst, don't ya' know, that would be like cutting the price to less than half to destroy competition. To quote a not so great American, "jus bidness."

    It wasn't Saudi nationals.. there were six that remain unidentified because they used false papers.. They were very likely Hajj overstayers who used the US consulate to get visas into the US.. KSA students have had a fast track for US visas since early 1950.

    Saudi only beheads people convicted of rape, murder and other capital crimes.

    Wahhabi had NO connection to Al Qaeda.. AQ's Islam is a combination of Deobandi and Egyptian nationalist thought dating back to the early Muslim Brotherhood. OBL was the black sheep of his family..

    The Saudis aren't out to break the US shale industry.. They are putting the screws to Russia and Iran as well as ISIS. Shale oil is not a competition for Saudi oil .. We don't export US oil and We buy less Saudi oil now than anytime in the past two decades.

    You really should follow the oil business more closely... Iraq just announced they will double production out of Kirkuk this year.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Obama has finally decided to send American troops to assist Syrian terro..i mean rebels, has he?

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, where's the Declaration of War from Congress?
    Hope and change he said.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Good grief. These people better know what they are doing.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So these boots on the ground means we are officially at war with Syria, right? And that being the case, did the President consult with congress before putting US soldiers in harms way, as is required by law? And will he seek authorization as required by law?

    How many wars is this now? Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia. You might say its one big war on terror.
    Arming rebels...that always turns out well.
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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    1.)This is breaking news? We have been doing this for the bast 3 years now.... U.S. has secretly provided arms training to Syria rebels since 2012 - Los Angeles Times Americans are training Syria rebels in Jordan: Spiegel | Reuters West training Syrian rebels in Jordan | World news | The Guardian
    2.)I wonder what their endgame is? Lets say in some god given miracle theses "moderate rebels" actually win. What happens? Peace and democracy!? I doubt it, I bet the factions turn against each other and we have something like current day Libya..... It looks like Obama stays the course of the neo-liberal foreign policy that has been with us for the past 30 years...


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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Good grief. These people better know what they are doing.
    Team BO MildSteel? Cmon now.

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