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    Syrian-Americans Divided over U.S. Involvement in Syria.....

    For many, the ongoing crisis in Syria is something that has been experienced only through the media — through terrible images of the people killed in last week’s suspected chemical attacks and television footage of bombed out buildings throughout the country.

    But for tens of thousands of Syrian immigrants in America, the deadly conflict has hit closer to home, via phone calls and messages from family and friends who are still in Syria and worried about their own safety as the civil war threatens to get worse.

    But Mohamed still isn’t sure how he feels about the possibility of a Western-led military strike. He’s still not sure he believes that President Bashar Assad is responsible for last week’s mass killings. And he worries that any outside intervention would only empower rebel forces in the region — which he believes have come to Syria from other countries in pursuit of “jihad.”

    But mostly, he says, he doesn’t want to see his homeland become another Iraq — referring to the 2003 U.S. invasion after which that country was never the same.

    Since last week’s suspected chemical attack, there have been protests across the country — including in Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta — urging the Obama administration to intervene in the Syria. Many of those protests have been organized by the Syrian American Council, a Washington-based group that has been handling humanitarian relief in Syria.

    But there have also been protests against the prospect of a military strike, including one held Thursday night in Allentown, Pa., a city home to one of the largest Syrian immigrant populations in the country.

    There, participants waved signs that read “Hands Off Syria” and argued that Assad is not responsible for last week’s chemical attacks and that the U.S. should stay out of the conflict.....snip~

    Syrian-Americans divided over U.S. involvement in Syria

    Looks like those Syrian/Americans here are against the strike too. They also don't seem to think Assad is responsible for the use of Chems. Seems Pennsylvania has the most. They even took to the streets here. Do you think Obama is listening to any of them?

    Everyone seems to know that it is a matter of time before the US and France hit Syria.

    Think we will be prepared for the pics of the dead that Assad will have put into the media? Also what can we do now striking 5 days later when Assad has moved stuff around and or to other places? Also even possibly in Civilian neighborhoods. Like with the S300s.

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    Re: Syrian-Americans Divided over U.S. Involvement in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Do you think Obama is listening to any of them?

    Everyone seems to know that it is a matter of time before the US and France hit Syria.
    The U.S. has pretty low population density - 32 people per sq. km. For comparison, Syria has 118.
    If Obama wants to save Syrians, why not take 1-2 million refugees and save them? He could bring them back, well most of them, when the war is over.

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    Re: Syrian-Americans Divided over U.S. Involvement in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post

    Think we will be prepared for the pics of the dead that Assad will have put into the media? Also what can we do now striking 5 days later when Assad has moved stuff around and or to other places? Also even possibly in Civilian neighborhoods. Like with the S300s.
    And not one of those pics will ever me shown on any of the Obama lap dog media, not on CNN, not on NBC, not on ABC, not on CBS, and difintly not on MSNBC. but i can promice ypu this if it was a republican president it would be show on those channels 24/7 and photo shopped to be made to look more horrific

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    Re: Syrian-Americans Divided over U.S. Involvement in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The U.S. has pretty low population density - 32 people per sq. km. For comparison, Syria has 118.
    If Obama wants to save Syrians, why not take 1-2 million refugees and save them? He could bring them back, well most of them, when the war is over.
    Mornin"Canell. What are ya crazy Uhm......then we would have to pay for them and add them to the ranks of the unemployed and on to those welfare programs.

    Shhhhh.....Obama might hear you!!!!!

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    Re: Syrian-Americans Divided over U.S. Involvement in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    And not one of those pics will ever me shown on any of the Obama lap dog media, not on CNN, not on NBC, not on ABC, not on CBS, and difintly not on MSNBC. but i can promice ypu this if it was a republican president it would be show on those channels 24/7 and photo shopped to be made to look more horrific
    Mornin' Trfjr. Not to mention.....then any newsources coming out Russia, Iran, Syria, Asia,.....or from anywhere else in the world. Across the divide. They will say are not true or are not credible.

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    Re: Syrian-Americans Divided over U.S. Involvement in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
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    Mornin'-Evenin', MMC.
    Do you really want to help those people or not? They will not get citizenship, so unemployment will be fine. Welfare, well, that's another story. But you will spend billions of dollars on tomahawks and laser bombs, why not spend another 2 on those refugees? That would mean 1 000 per capita. Besides, they are going to see America and probably do some work for a living.

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    Re: Syrian-Americans Divided over U.S. Involvement in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Mornin'-Evenin', MMC.
    Do you really want to help those people or not? They will not get citizenship, so unemployment will be fine. Welfare, well, that's another story. But you will spend billions of dollars on tomahawks and laser bombs, why not spend another 2 on those refugees? That would mean 10 000 per capita. Besides, they are going to see America and probably do some work for a living.


    Well truthfully.....I think 2 million people Rising up with Rebels or the Government. Would definitely tips the odds in favor of which they themselves will want to choose in Ruling them.

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