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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    Do you think the crease in Obama's pants looks better on his left leg, or his right leg?
    I haven't seen them. So you're ahead of me on that topic. Since you mention it, what do they look like?

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    This is a no win situation for the US. If we help the rebels, we risk the extremists coming in. We should just mind our own business for once.
    Can't do that because we have Israeli interests to advance.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Screw this guy. Just let the cruise missiles fly.

    Talk like this suggests the disarmament plan is nothing but a play for time.
    You're joking, right?

    We have no proof he used chemical weapons and even if so, we are not the world police.

    There are several dictatorships worse than Syria. If the crimes against humanity at the level Syria uses is the line in the sand, then we'd be battling a great deal of the world. Probably about 20% of the other nations.

    We struck Libya and look at it now...

    I'll bet we killed as many innocent civilians from collateral damage on that first day we launched 112 cruise missiles, than Gaddafi did in his last 10 years.

    You warmongers are crazy...

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Therefore, it's best to just let Assad's forces kill people left and right without resistance?
    Maybe you should make a trip over there. See the facts. I'll bet if the rebels stopped attacking, so would Assad...
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Imagine the leader of that worthless country giving orders to the President of the United States.

    The overriding theme behind all of this byplay is how silly and childlike Obama looks on an international stage with adults that are ridiculing him.
    Do you think he's suppose to cower to a idiot like Obomba?

    Hope you're being sarcastic.

    Besides. It's Obomba acting like a terrorist. Threatening other nations and bombing them from unseen distant locations.

    How do you think Obomba appears to the average, innocent Middle east citizen?

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Obama wants Assad gone because he's hellbent on having Al-Qaeda in power in Syria. The Obama admin has been training Al-Qaeda, arming Al-Qaeda, and funneling money and information to Al-Qaeda.
    Ain't that the truth.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    President Obama must promise not to arm rebel forces or Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will not hand over his chemical weapons, the embattled leader told a Russian state media outlet today while demanding that Israel also surrender its nuclear arsenal.

    “When we see that the U.S. genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria," Assad told RIA News.

    Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels, or no deal | WashingtonExaminer.com
    Sounds reasonable to me.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Egypt wasn't a straight black and white deal. There was some legitimate displeasure with the Egyptian government. Twitter was used (both legitimately and from other groups sock puppet accounts) to rouse the people into overthrowing the government.
    I never said that it was a "straight black and white deal." There was legit dislike of Mubarak and the did want him out because he was a horrible leader who mainly looked out for US and Israeli interests and terrorized the people of Egypt rather than helped them.

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    That's where the us stepped in propping up Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood, but it was not that long before the people stepped up again and showin that they were no longer going to live as puppets to the us, and have reclaimed the country for themselves. Who knows where it will go from there...
    Agreed.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It is not only a reasonable demand, its quite shameful that the US has to even be told to stop arming, training and giving material aid to the terrorists! The US prosecutes American people for doing the same. One of president Putins legitimate points in his NYT op-ed. and STOP repeating the unproven claim that president Assad used chemical weapons on his own citizens.
    I do get your point, but not all of the rebels in Syria are terrorists. The US is not giving weapons, training, and material aid to terrorists. That is an over generalization.

    Getting to Putin's point about the use of chemical weapons, has it been proved that he didn't use them? Again, this is information that average citizens don't have access to. None of the congressmen and women, after seeing the evidence, have claimed that there was any kind of significant doubt that the weapons were used by Assad's forces. That's good enough for me assuming that our representatives wouldn't want to mislead the general public in a bipartisan fashion.

    Whether you believe that we should be supporting the rebels or not, Assad has no legitimate authority to demand us to do anything at this point. His credibility has gone out the window several times throughout this ordeal by torturing and killing children, indiscriminate bombing and shelling neighborhoods, and finally using chemical weapons somewhere between at least 1 to a dozen or more times depending on what source you look at.

    On a side note, I do agree that we shouldn't be helping the rebels beyond humanitarian aid and other political diplomatic efforts against Assad. Many pro-strike/pro-intervention supporters argue that the majority of the opposition is moderate. However, we've seen time and time again in the ME that those in power often represent a minority e.g Saddam Hussein, Karzai, Gaddafi, Assad, and arguably others. So it is reasonable to expect that, though the extremists are in the minority, they are sufficient in number enough to seize political power in post-civil war Syria.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I haven't seen them. So you're ahead of me on that topic. Since you mention it, what do they look like?
    No idea, just felt like asking a random question.

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