Oh hell yeah...end this mess
No...this makes us no better than he is.
Only if we have the blessing of the Arab League
Tough Call...but someones gotta do SOMETHING!
Assassinating one person is better than bombing a building and killing innocent bystanders.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
I'm always in some minority or less position w/o my position even approximated in this poll. That is the problem with those in my profession. Well anyway, getting rid of Assad doesn't solve the problem. There are many replacements waiting to assume his position in his criminal organization. The other problem is the culture in Syria as its not one that can support a rational leadership, they are getting the leadership their culture deserves and they will again.
Now I have to add, there is no easy solution for Syria, the culture has to change. War doesn't solve culture problems. We have some recent examples.
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Thank you, Quazi!
Please elaborate on this.The other problem is the culture in Syria as its not one that can support a rational leadership, they are getting the leadership their culture deserves and they will again.
And yes, I absolutely agree with the notion of measured response. I'm not suggesting you go from 0 to Assination (or Nuke) in 3.5 seconds. What I'm suggesting is taking it off the table wholesale as an option however is not good strategy imho. I believe it has worth while use, but at the same time I think the political ramifications and issues with it make it something that would relegate it to an option used rarely and in rather specific scenarios. Suggesting I find its use acceptable in general and suggesting that it should be basically a basic practice agains any threat is two different things.
I'm not going to pull out a gun or even throw a kick, or knee to the groin if I don't need to, in a bar fight with some idiot whose a bit too drunk and I'm by myself or with some friends. However in a different circumstance I may very well do that. Just because I don't take those options off the table doesn't mean I use the mevery time. Similarly, just because I wouldn't take assassination off the table completely doesn't mean I would use it in the national defense equivilent of a drunken bar brawl.
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.