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    US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria - Telegraph

    I am so very opposed to this action.
    There is plenty of evidence chemical weapons were used. But not enough evidence that it was the Government that used them.

    Attacking Syria is a big mistake.
    I've been fairly pleased with Obama up until now, only wishing he would stand up to Republicans better.
    If this article is correct and we attack Syria, I will be very unhappy with Obama.

    It will create more terrorism.
    It will worsen tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
    It will make Muslims world wide start to really wonder if we are trying to wage a war against them.
    It will empower the rebels of which are even more our enemy than the Syrian Government.
    It will cost money and create more debt.
    It will cause more political turmoil.
    And we might be attacking the wrong side if the rebels did this to try and lure us in.

    Can't think of any positives...

    Oh and HAH... wish I could edit the thread title LOL

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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria - Telegraph

    It will create more terrorism.
    It will worsen tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
    It will make Muslims world wide start to really wonder if we are trying to wage a war against them.
    It will empower the rebels of which are even more our enemy than the Syrian Government.
    It will cost money and create more debt.
    It will cause more political turmoil.
    And we might be attacking the wrong side if the rebels did this to try and lure us in.
    I agree with you but NONE of that matters when war = profit.

    Yay capitalism.
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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    Is there ever a time when intervention is appropriate? Ever? Under any circumstance, at all?
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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    ya gotta love the Brits They come along on all our misadventures Gawd save the Queen

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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    ya gotta love the Brits They come along on all our misadventures Gawd save the Queen

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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    ya gotta love the Brits They come along on all our misadventures Gawd save the Queen
    Haha, yeah. At least they are on our side.

    Those SAS guys are scary.
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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    This would be a great mistake! It will involve all surrounding countries and the mess will be staggering.

    I say leave them alone. Syria is a sovereign nation, let them fight their civil war.

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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    Things took a turn for the worse just 4hrs ago with the Russians.....we had better think things out before attempting to launch any strike on Syria.


    Russia, West on collision course over Syria.....

    Russia's two-and-a-half year dispute with the West over the conflict in Syria hit a new peak Monday as Moscow warned against military action without UN approval and cast doubt over the regime's involvement in a claimed chemical weapons attack.

    A telephone call Monday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron underlined how far apart Moscow and the West were.
    With clamour growing in Western states for military action against Assad, Russia warned such intervention would destabilise the entire Middle East and be based on false reasoning.

    "If force is used without a UN resolution it will lead to very serious consequences in relations between Russia and the United States and its NATO partners," said Alexander Filonik, a Middle East expert at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    At a hastily called news conference Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said any use of force against Syria without UN approval would be a "very grave violation of international law."

    He said ideas floated in the West about knocking out the regime's military infrastructure and helping hand victory to rebels were not just an "illusion" but a "grave mistake that will not lead to any peace, but only mark a new, even bloodier stage of the war in Syria."

    Taking military action against Assad would be a clear sign from the West that it does not want to take account of Moscow's opinion, Maria Lipman of the Carnegie Centre in Moscow told AFP.

    "Moscow could not let that go by without a response," she said, adding that Russia could hit back by strengthening military cooperation with the Assad regime.
    "London and Washington... just need a guilty verdict (on Assad). Any other verdict will be rejected," the head of the lower house of Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee, Alexei Pushkov, wrote on Twitter......snip~

    Russia, West on collision course over Syria
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    Re: US and Englad preparing to attack Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Is there ever a time when intervention is appropriate? Ever? Under any circumstance, at all?
    Rarely.

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