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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    I doubt Syria will do anything significant against Israel. Were Syria to do so, Israel has the capability to knock the Assad government out of power.

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    The debt "ceiling" must be raised (again) and the one year anniversary of Benghazi is upon us, so it is time to get the focus shifted to "truely grave matters" in the world, the U.S. is at war and America must come together to fight this newest boogie man. We must put all partisan politics aside (give Obama much more borrowed money) to do battle with that most serious current threat to America (world peace?) - Syria. USA, USA, USA...
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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    It is all saber rattling and it is downright stupid. Let the Syrians kill each other. It has no effect whatsoever on the U.S. One doesn't end killing by adding to the killing.

    True. But the killing would have ended long ago had the US not been supporting the terrorists in Syria, allowing Assad to crush them early on.

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    I doubt Syria will do anything significant against Israel. Were Syria to do so, Israel has the capability to knock the Assad government out of power.
    That is dependent on how involved Russia is willing to get involved. China/Iran, too. We see the potential for what Russia has already predicted, widespread chaos that Iraq and A-Stan would pale by comparison. Since Syria is no threat to us, do we want to risk that, just because we "think" regime change would be a good idea?

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    True. But the killing would have ended long ago had the US not been supporting the terrorists in Syria, allowing Assad to crush them early on.
    What can I say. Most of the world thinks the U.S. is incompetent in foreign affairs. I do too but that's because we have decided to be the world's police force. That is a very hard thing to do. We should turn the job over to the rest of the world and them have a spin at it.

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    What can I say. Most of the world thinks the U.S. is incompetent in foreign affairs. I do too but that's because we have decided to be the world's police force. That is a very hard thing to do. We should turn the job over to the rest of the world and them have a spin at it.

    That, I agree with.

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    I doubt Syria will do anything significant against Israel. Were Syria to do so, Israel has the capability to knock the Assad government out of power.
    So there's no need for us to get involved, then.
    No more american blood for israel.

    the jews hate us and call us "unclean" and Goyim".
    The muzzies hate us and call us "infidels".

    Let them work it out among themselves. We've interfered enough in the middle east. It's none of our business.

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That is dependent on how involved Russia is willing to get involved. China/Iran, too. We see the potential for what Russia has already predicted, widespread chaos that Iraq and A-Stan would pale by comparison. Since Syria is no threat to us, do we want to risk that, just because we "think" regime change would be a good idea?
    My guess is that Syria won't fire any significant number of missiles at Israel. One probably can expect some kind of salvo from Syria's Hezbollah ally, but with growing instability in Lebanon between Hezbollah and anti-Assad elements, even that could be limited.

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    My guess is that Syria won't fire any significant number of missiles at Israel. One probably can expect some kind of salvo from Syria's Hezbollah ally, but with growing instability in Lebanon between Hezbollah and anti-Assad elements, even that could be limited.
    I don't necessarily disagree with that. But my point was that, we haven't seen the Russians this adamant for decades. Do we really want to risk that their threats are empty, that their predictions about the results of a US attack on Syria are baseless, just so that we can attack another country that hasn't harmed us? ANYBODY that supports this is insane!!

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    Re: Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I don't necessarily disagree with that. But my point was that, we haven't seen the Russians this adamant for decades. Do we really want to risk that their threats are empty, that their predictions about the results of a US attack on Syria are baseless, just so that we can attack another country that hasn't harmed us? ANYBODY that supports this is insane!!
    The Soviet Union's collapse was accelerated because of overspending on their military to maintian parity with the U.S. buildup. Perhaps the Russians (and the Chinese) now see that by helping to keep things "stirred up" (while profiting from arms/nuclear sales to U.S. enemies) in other nations (supporting the Jihad?) will lead the U.S. to go down the same path - military overspending leading to economic decline.

    The USSR was overly-focused on military build-up, neglecting domestic troubles that would play a major role in bringing down the USSR. This was largely due to the perceived need to keep pace with the massive U.S. military build up.
    Causes of the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    In the middle 1980's about seventy percent of the industrial output of the Soviet Union was going to the military.
    The Economic Collapse of the Soviet Union

    The immediate cause of the Soviet collapse was economic, as the Soviet Union lost the arms race and international competition with the West. The United States was able to profit from its imperialist exploitation of other countries, while socialism could only lose economically in that competition. By the end, the ruble collapsed as Soviet consumers turned to imports to satisfy their needs. They could not buy a good pair of leather boots or a good television set or a computer made in the Soviet Union, because all the boots and the electronics were swallowed up by military procurement. And, needless to say, there were no quality goods to export in order to balance imports.
    Collapse of Soviet Union
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
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