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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Why waste american lives and money, especially when most Americans including yourself don't exactly have a softbspot in their hearts for the Arabs who are living thousands of miles away half way across the worldbwithout oil. Gung ho cowboys who like to come in with guns blazing against a weak opponent make me sick, how about attacking Korea who are actually a nuke threat. Once again another useless thread keep up the good work cowboy

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I will submit my personal opinion later in the thread. Simple question, complicated issue.
    No. We have enough **** on our plate already, and I don't see any good outcome from meddling in their personal affairs. If it gets out of hand, let the UN deal with it.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    how about attacking Korea who are actually a nuke threat.
    lol, no they aren't. North Korea is full of huff and puff, and they know what the backlash will be if they pull some **** like that.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    good idea. if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that Al-Qaeda getting its' hands on Syrian chemical warfare resources will in no way ever negatively impact us.
    Like our involvement is going to STOP it anyway? Like they won't just go and take it from someone else? And so we're the ONLY ones in the world who have a possible interest? We're the ONLY ones who can do anything?
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    How ab out doing a quick, surgical strike: Go in and destroy Syria's chemical weapons, then leave.
    A lot like we should have gone into Afganistan, taken out Bin Laden and his cohorts, and then left.

    Just what is our goal in Afganistan, anyway? What would be our goal in Syria?
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How ab out doing a quick, surgical strike: Go in and destroy Syria's chemical weapons, then leave.
    A lot like we should have gone into Afganistan, taken out Bin Laden and his cohorts, and then left.

    Just what is our goal in Afganistan, anyway? What would be our goal in Syria?
    Now that we've got bin Laden (barely a year ago) the only goal is leave and take our equipment with us. But we've been there a long time. There's a lot of equipment there and the supply routes out aren't the best in the world. At best we could only be out by late this year or early next year. We've been pulling stuff out since last summer.

    For Syria I'm fine with surgical strikes or maybe air strikes as part of the UN ala Libya - but no more than that.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Like our involvement is going to STOP it anyway? Like they won't just go and take it from someone else?
    well hell. if all men die, why should we even use medical care? that child is just going to kick the bucket in another 80 or so years anywho....

    Of course the threat of WMD materials falling into the hands of terrorist organizations is not limited to Syria. That fact does not justify people who have taken oaths to protect the lives of American citizens ignoring it. You deal with the threats as best you can before they produce mass-casualty attacks on Americans as best you can. That includes keeping AQ and affiliates from getting their hands on Syria's stores now.

    And so we're the ONLY ones in the world who have a possible interest? We're the ONLY ones who can do anything?
    we are the ones best situated who have both the willingness and the ability. Israel could launch strikes, but would be more limited in her capacity, and would have to over-compensate; the backlash to that makes the entire region more chaotic and likely to tip further into the abyss. The only other potential solution I see is a limited invasion by Turkey, but I don't see that as exceedingly plausible given the large number of casualties that Turkey would have to absorb.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    I can't buy into the excuse, I won't call it a reason, for invading any country is some terrorist group MIGHT get their hands on what???

    You mean chemical weapons that are so easy to make in dozens of dispersal forms other than artillery shells?

    Simply not an issue, if al-Queera wanted chemical weapons they can make them after a visit to any Home Depot here in the states.

    We don't maintain a naval fleet larger than the next dozen nations, an air force that can fly around the world to drop a bomb on a target, a field army while never really a good fit for Empire maintaining can crush any conventional force that holds resources we demand...

    we don't maintain all that to 'protect' Taiwan, or South Korea- we do it to maintain control over resources we demand.

    We do it to keep a corporate empire with the rules rigged in it's favor. I'd favor a healthy tax on corporations for no other reason than taxpayer money pays for the military cops who ensure corporate interests.

    Fantasy of course, but the bottomline is we don't act to protect others, we act to protect our interests.

    We don't need to spend more than the next 14 other nations in 'defense', we do so to project power to maintain our hegemony.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Hysterics isn't going to get you much credibility here. No one has called for an invasion / occupation of Syria. But you are correct to point out that maintaining a forward-leaning defense posture that allows us to ensure a greater degree of global stability is indeed in the US best interests.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Hysterics isn't going to get you much credibility here. No one has called for an invasion / occupation of Syria. But you are correct to point out that maintaining a forward-leaning defense posture that allows us to ensure a greater degree of global stability is indeed in the US best interests.
    We invaded and occupied Iraq with basically the same motivation. How is Syria different?
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