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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    You could say that Obama forgot to get his shoes shined and twenty progressives would pipe up to announce that Bush never wore shoes.
    Its as reflexive as it is boring at this point.

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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Wasn't the Taliban created by Pakistan intelligence ?
    Indeed, Pakistan was the biggest supporters. But Operation Cyclone, was the US policy to decidedly arm the militant Islamists in Afghanistan rather than the moderate elements. This practice for decades now,, it began in 1979, has bitten us in the ass repeatedly.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Support of the Mujahideen created a power vacuum that gave rise to the Taliban. US interference has been creating consequences for decades.


    And even that is not clear cut. The ever changing allegiances within the rebel movements are still not fully understood as the western world continues to read Arab culture through western eyes. I was once told by a Lebanese exchange student in international studies that the phrase "the enemy of my friend is my friend, the friend of my enemy is my enemy. My "friend" today may be agreeing to not attack me today, tomorrow brings new light
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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I'm thinking Obama trying to get these guys to do his fighting for him will be a tricky, touchy, dangerous endeavor. I wish him luck.
    At this point Obama needs more than luck.

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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    And even that is not clear cut. The ever changing allegiances within the rebel movements are still not fully understood as the western world continues to read Arab culture through western eyes. I was once told by a Lebanese exchange student in international studies that the phrase "the enemy of my friend is my friend, the friend of my enemy is my enemy. My "friend" today may be agreeing to not attack me today, tomorrow brings new light
    And you bring a very good point. Syria being a glaring example of that with the morphing of these groups, making alliances, dissolving them, coming in from Libya, Lebanon and elsewhere, quite the cluster foxtrot!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its as reflexive as it is boring at this point.


    It passed boring and rounded to nauseating in the first term.

    It displays the real truth, they have no ethic, no tenet, merely PR.

    Have you noticed none of these gerbils has jumped in to defend Obama's stupid decision not to seek congressional approval? Just like when he didn't say "if you like your plan...."

    That's because no other president in history has ever jumped headlong into that sewage laden gutter, they can't say "Bush did it to" as the last guy who didn't was this fellow who has a rather ugly reputation even though he did end the Vietnam war and go to China.

    They aren't comfortable saying "Nixon did it too!" for some reason.
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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    At this point Obama needs more than luck.

    Yeah. Not much though, just a workable plan.
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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    It passed boring and rounded to nauseating in the first term.

    It displays the real truth, they have no ethic, no tenet, merely PR.

    Have you noticed none of these gerbils has jumped in to defend Obama's stupid decision not to seek congressional approval? Just like when he didn't say "if you like your plan...."

    That's because no other president in history has ever jumped headlong into that sewage laden gutter, they can't say "Bush did it to" as the last guy who didn't was this fellow who has a rather ugly reputation even though he did end the Vietnam war and go to China.

    They aren't comfortable saying "Nixon did it too!" for some reason.

    Precisely. The "Reluctant Warrior" label the media is trying to assign him is humorous as well.

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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Yeah. Not much though, just a workable plan.
    I think thats a bridge too far.

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    Re: US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And you bring a very good point. Syria being a glaring example of that with the morphing of these groups, making alliances, dissolving them, coming in from Libya, Lebanon and elsewhere, quite the cluster foxtrot!
    Hey Montecresto, you ever hear of the AGITATORS ?

    Not the community organizer type of agitators but they are like two peas in a pod. I'm referring to the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute, Director of National Intelligence and most of all FREEDOM HOUSE.

    Think of John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Donald Rumsfeld, etc. etc. etc. The Agitators just to name a few.
    Think of Georgia, the Ukraine, Arab Spring, Libya, Syria, etc. Freedom House and the other agitators fingerprints are all over these places.

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