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Thread: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    It depends. If a new head is ensured not to pop up, and this assassination is easy and substantially beneficial to our own country, then fine. Since these conditions are not satisfied, then no.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Given the opportunity to save a couple thousand people, by assasinating a single man...would you approve?
    How would assassinating him solve the problem? whoever is selected as his successor will likely carry on as normal. Given the sectarian aspect to this the security forces believe (perhaps correctly) that they are fighting for their lives and they will continue to do so regardless of who the leader is.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Given the opportunity to save a couple thousand people, by assasinating a single man...would you approve?
    Assad skips locations, and runs with a protective detail ringed by military forces ringed by an Integrated Air Defense System that isn't horribly shabby. You can't "SEAL Team" him like we did OBL - those sorts of raids only work when you have relatively lightly defended individual(s) in known locations with inferior early warning networks.

    Plus, by an Executive Order, the US Military does not assassinate foreign heads of state.

    The correct, measure, therefore, is simply to attempt to deny him the ability to communicate with his generals - which is legal. This can be accomplished by turning off his personal radio. With a 2,000 pound bomb.



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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Is Assad a bad guy or getting punked by the "Mighty Wurlitzer?" This is the same Assad that allowed millions of Iraqi refugees to enter Syria to escape war, mayhem, chaos, and death inflicted by us, the USA, during that long running show, "Shock and Awe." as we bombed a cosmopolitan city of millions of people. Somebody explain to me who the "good guys" are. Only "good guys" would have the right to assasinate anybody. Do "good guys" torture? This is not a slippery slope; it is a slimy slope. Must be somebody somewhere thinks they are standing on moral high ground. That's probably caused by standing downwind of a reefer seizure and burning.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Only "good guys" would have the right to assasinate anybody.
    So you would have objected if the Soviet Union had tried to assasinate Hitler?

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    On a personal level, it wouldn't bother me. Not even a little bit. However, it would be highly unethical, not to mention illegal to assassinate the head of a state that is not currently at war with or a threat to your own country.
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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    So you would have objected if the Soviet Union had tried to assasinate Hitler?
    Those are words from your mouth. I'm havin' some difficulty finding anything in my post even remotely similar. However, I would not condemn Assad because he is being demonized by the "Mighty Wurlitzer." I require a more credible source. There are no Hitlers in this picture. Lotsa dumbasses or low IQ donkeys. Don't stand in the smoke.
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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    So you would have objected if the Soviet Union had tried to assasinate Hitler?
    Those we're conditions of total war. Very different.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    It'd be nice to stop a tyrannical murderer.

    However, even if the guy is killed who's going to stop more people from filling in the gaps? Killing just him won't solve the problem.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    On a personal level, it wouldn't bother me. Not even a little bit. However, it would be highly unethical, not to mention illegal to assassinate the head of a state that is not currently at war with or a threat to your own country.
    Not only that, but the United States has an atrocious record when it comes to meddling in the affairs of other nations or instituting regime changes -- by which I mean, the vast majority of the time, the result is either worse than what we started with, or the cost is so high as to make the victory Pyrrhic.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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