View Poll Results: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    yeah... that sorta reminds me of when Obama said the exact same thing (troop increases) about this time in his campaign.

    All told, you have evidence that Romney wants to put 75,000 troops in Syria? Or just that he (wisely) wants to refund missile defense and increase our Navy?

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    No.

    Very much no. Let's not step into that mess.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yeah... that sorta reminds me of when Obama said the exact same thing (troop increases) about this time in his campaign.
    Obama ended the war in Iraq and has proposed military spending cuts vs Romney's stated plan to increase military spending.

    All told, you have evidence that Romney wants to put 75,000 troops in Syria? Or just that he (wisely) wants to refund missile defense and increase our Navy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "Wednesday night's GOP debate saw a lot of tough talk when it came to intervening in Syria, but a new report by the U.S. Central Command gives an ominous view of what destabilizing the Assad regime could mean for U.S. troop deployments. During the debate, Mitt Romney publicly backed arming the Syrian rebels in a deal brokered by the U.S. with its Middle East allies. "We need to work with Saudi Arabia and with Turkey to say, 'You guys provide the kind of weaponry that's needed to help the rebels inside Syria,'" the former Massachusetts governor said. But destabilizing President Bashar al-Assad's regime risks a different kind of threat that could embroil thousands of U.S. troops: The securing of Syria's chemical warfare facilities.

    According to a new report by CNN, the U.S. military has calculated that more than 75,000 grounds troops would be required to secure Syria's chemical sites if they were left unguarded or looted. The estimate was calculated by U.S. Central Command as it's tasked with considering different military responses to an escalation in Syria. Currently, the Assad regime maintains control of its chemical facilities but that could change as rebels jockey for power. And securing the country's chemical stockpile would be particularly important given its size and the risk of it falling into the hands of extremists."

    Romney's Plan Could Put 75,000 Troops in Syria - Global - The Atlantic Wire
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    "At a speech at the Citadel Military College in South Carolina on October 7, Mitt Romney outlined some of his goals for American foreign policy if he wins the presidential election in 2012. He made two large promises: first, he pledged to reverse cuts in defense spending, and second, he vowed to deploy missiles and ships.

    He also assured the audience that he would rebuild the US economy, reverse President Obama’s “massive defense cuts,” and increase the number of soldiers in the military by 100,000."

    Election 2012 : Mitt Romney’s Promise to Reverse Military Spending Cuts | The Toonari Post - Breaking News, U.S., World, Entertainment

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

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    OK, you know this how?
    Not much of a counter argument...
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Beware of "humantarian" causes.

    Remember this photo published in Time magazine?

    The supposed "concentration camps" in Bosnia to bolster U.S. intervention?

    These reports were knowingly falsified so NATO invasion was justified.



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    whatreallyhappened.com???

    seriously?

    they're about as trustworthy as Rense.com or Prisonplanet.com.
    No bigger sham going than the TV media, after Iraq and Libya that should be obvious.

    "Beware of "humantarian" causes," yes ,because there are usually some oil or banking interests there wanting to pillage some new resource or exploit some new market.

    And lets not forget - the war machine itself is a giant business.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Obama ended the war in Iraq and has proposed military spending cuts vs Romney's stated plan to increase military spending.

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    ah. so no, in fact, you have no evidence for your utterly idiotic insinuation that Romney would put 75,000 troops in Syria?

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ah. so no, in fact, you have no evidence for your utterly idiotic insinuation that Romney would put 75,000 troops in Syria?
    As noted above:

    "During the debate, Mitt Romney publicly backed arming the Syrian rebels in a deal brokered by the U.S. with its Middle East allies. "We need to work with Saudi Arabia and with Turkey to say, 'You guys provide the kind of weaponry that's needed to help the rebels inside Syria,'" the former Massachusetts governor said. But destabilizing President Bashar al-Assad's regime risks a different kind of threat that could embroil thousands of U.S. troops: The securing of Syria's chemical warfare facilities."


    "the U.S. military has calculated that more than 75,000 grounds troops would be required to secure Syria's chemical sites if they were left unguarded or looted."
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?



    so no, no more evidence than the similarly baseless Draft claims?

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post


    so no, no more evidence than the similarly baseless Draft claims?
    Estimates by the US military are good enough for me.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Yup. I think you should throw in that they will be drafted troops, too. Probably say that they will be drafted minorities, that will help you bring out your base.

    Romney has also stated that he would take moves against China's currency manipulation. MITT ROMNEY WANTS TO DRAFT 15,000,000 MEN AND WOMEN TO FORCE THEM TO INVADE CHINA.

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