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Thread: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

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    idea Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Given the opportunity to save a couple thousand people, by assasinating a single man...would you approve?

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    I would be happy to see us pull an Osama on this prick...but whatever came after him might make the whole Iran thingy even worse.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    "take that bastad out"

    What?
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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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?
    No. What makes you think that another head won't grow out to replace the old one?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    no, we shouldn't... we should let Syrians worry about Syria.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    No, not having the information the actual people who make those decisions do, I think I would refrain and that.

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    The United States doesn't take part in political assassination, unless it is in self-defense or during wartime.

    Here is a CNN piece about that:
    U.S. policy on assassinations - CNN

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Only if you could seriously and honestly do it yourself should you ever ask someone else to do it for you. The gravity of what you might ask is greater than you might know.










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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Only if you could seriously and honestly do it yourself should you ever ask someone else to do it for you. The gravity of what you might ask is greater than you might know.
    Our president just did it....was it ok then?

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    Re: Should we" Seal Team" Assad?

    On an ethical level, killing Assad wouldn't bother me given his actions. However, its simply not very practical in reality.

    1) Their are political consequences for assassinating a head of state, especially one who hasn't engaged in military action against the U.S. and who has powerful allies.
    2) It probably couldn't even been done, as Assad is going to be hiding and very well protected.
    3) There is no guarantee that killing him would even end the conflict, as other ambitious family members or military leaders could seize power.

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