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Thread: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    It's astonishing how many Americans think that our country is the world police force and that we can just sick our armed forces on whoever we don't like.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    It's astonishing how many Americans think that our country is the world police force and that we can just sick our armed forces on whoever we don't like.
    America seems to be a beacon of hope to others, as well as a beacon of peace.

    Should Americans just sit by and overlook the atrocities that happen in other nations/ Should the Congo have been ignored? How about the senseless killing in Libya? How about Hitler's murdering? How about the Stalinist Gulags, or the Killing by the hands of Che Guevera?

    I think America should use its power and influence to deal with senseless mass murders, etc.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Absolutely not. Assad is a head of state of a country with whom we are not at war. Assassinating a head of state is a blatant violation of both USA and International law.

    What's happening in Syria is tragic, but it has nothing to do with us. What happened in Libya was tragic; again, it had nothing to do with us. The only reason we were involved in Syria is because France, UK and Spain implemented NATO action to save their primary source of oil, and as a member of NATO the US was obligated to assist.
    NATO doesn't care about Syria, and apparently Assad doesn't either.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    America seems to be a beacon of hope to others, as well as a beacon of peace.

    Should Americans just sit by and overlook the atrocities that happen in other nations/ Should the Congo have been ignored? How about the senseless killing in Libya? How about Hitler's murdering? How about the Stalinist Gulags, or the Killing by the hands of Che Guevera?

    I think America should use its power and influence to deal with senseless mass murders, etc.
    You're delusional if you think America is altruistic. We don't do anything unless it benefits us directly. There are plenty of atrocities in the world every day. Darfur comes to mind. We only get involved in the ones that bring us long-term benefit, otherwise our government could care less if people are dying or being enslaved by dictators. All you have to do is examine our backward foreign policy to know this is true.

    I thought that would be common knowledge by now, but I guess people still drink the peace-maker koolaid.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    On the one hand, Syria is a enemy of the US and has sponsored violence against the US and its allies. That gives the US the right to take Assad out as he is the military leader of Syria. In this case, however, given the civil war going on, its better to work with a group to either put pressure on Assad to quit and let democracy take over, or intervene to protect civilians. I lean towards letting syrians fight their own war as we simply cant afford to help anyone right now.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    I think the USA should follow Starfleet's Prime Directive. Do not interfere with the internal development of alien civilizations.
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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    No we should not partake in political assasinations of any time, unless its in self defense of our country. And this is not one of those times.


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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No we should not partake in political assasinations of any time, unless its in self defense of our country. And this is not one of those times.
    It could be argued as self defense given Syrias sponsorship of terrorism. But I agree, at this particular moment, Syria isnt threatening externally, as far as we know. What should the US do if the UNSC passes a resolution to keep the peace?

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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 assassinating a single man...would you approve?
    Very tempting, very noble and very foolish.
    Have we learned nothing ?
    And, we should never have executed Osama, but capture him and have him live in a pig sty for 50 years... YES.
    We have too many cowboys with guns in our nation..
    "Know thine enemy !"

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I think the USA should follow Starfleet's Prime Directive. Do not interfere with the internal development of alien civilizations.
    Very well stated.
    And are the Islamics ever "alien"...They would be far less so if we would trouble ourselves to know them.

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