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!
Unofficially, yes if it increases our hegemony in the region and we can make it appear to be the work of one of our competitors.
Of course, the problem with assassinating political leaders, even recklessly brutal political leaders, is the potential for blowback and likewise reciprocation. This is why such things are done sparingly.
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I have no problem with assassinations. Foreign heads of state I take issue with though, efforts to capture and prosecute should be taken within reasonable limits before an assasination is ordered. We would need to be very sensitive to world opinion before doing taking action. However, if we leave enforcement up to UN well just repeat what happened last week when China and Russia voted against a resolution to remove Assad from power.
For people who oppose assassinations? How do you define it? This seems to be pretty controversial
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And Iran doesn't have a nuke...
Also... I'm pretty sure the USSR had nukes.
And terrorists don't.
and that the Russian revolution was in the 20th century.
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I would say NO, for several reason, not least of which are that the USA will be blamed by the Arabs for whatever happens.
Assassinations are supposed to be against American law, not that the LAW matters with this administration.
Obama (Being inclined to favor Islam) would not agree to Assad being taken out.
It would be a waste of yet another SEAL's life, as with those that took Bin Laden out, were in their turn taken out.
Under the circumstances I think assassination may be useful, I like how the US is handling this and should there be an assassination I would not be surprised.
"Syrian rights activists say government forces have bombarded the rebellious central city of Homs for a sixth day, killing at least 60 people and leaving makeshift hospitals overwhelmed as divided world powers struggled to end the violence.
The activists said Thursday relentless government shelling and rocket strikes on Homs were creating a worsening humanitarian crisis, with rebel-dominated neighborhoods lacking water and electricity and running low on basic supplies. They said the onslaught that began early Saturday has killed hundreds of people, making it the deadliest attack on Homs of the 11-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's autocratic rule.
Mr. Obama has agreed to work with Washington's European and Arab allies to organize a group of nations known as Friends of Syria to explore ways of further isolating and pressuring the Assad government to stop the violence. Western and Arab nations decided to try to form the group after seeing Russia and China block their efforts to pressure Mr. Assad through the U.N. Security Council."
Activists: Assad Forces Kill 60 in Syria’s Homs, Hospitals Overwhelmed « VOA Breaking News
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