View Poll Results: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    We shouldn't deploy troops anywhere. We are not the world's policeman. If people want our troops, they can pay for them.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Both sides are too distasteful to support over the other. Hezbollah v Al Qaeda, Assad v the Muslim Brotherhood. Doing what we can covertly to enable both to destroy the other might be the best course of action, there.


    As I said from the beginning. We should be taking advantage of the chaos on the ground to "support the rebels" by destroying select strategic Syrian sites and removing their ability provide Early Warning to Iran as well as their ability to deploy any WMD's. I wouldn't be adverse to targeting Hezbollah infrastructure, either. In addition, we should be closely monitoring said strategic sites, and Tier One individuals should be on stand by to launch heavily supported raids into Syria should such sites seem to be at risk of being overrun or abandoned.


    As a theoretical example. Let us say that we have secret intelligence that the reported nuclear facility supposedly destroyed by Israel a couple of years ago managed to get out some uranium, which has been turned into a dirty bomb, and loaded onto a ballistic missile at Site X. We observe through various collection means that Site X is being attacked by Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel forces, who intend to take control of that weapon system. That facility should mysteriously explode and / or that asset should be seized shortly before they get there.




    In the meantime, I would also support combat air patrols designed to provide cover to large groups of civilians trying to flee the bloodshed, as well as providing US Support to refugee camps.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    We shouldn't deploy troops anywhere. We are not the world's policeman. If people want our troops, they can pay for them.
    And pay handsomely. If another country wants the help of the US military then let their citizens pay for it. I'm tired of ours always having to foot the bill.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    No we are on track for debt and financial collapse, any more wars will cost trillions of more dollars. Let some of these other countries do something, it's about time they stepped up to the plate.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    nope.....


    well, unless the President has a scandal he needs to deflect attention from.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Not just no but hell no.............
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Both sides are too distasteful to support over the other. Hezbollah v Al Qaeda, Assad v the Muslim Brotherhood. Doing what we can covertly to enable both to destroy the other might be the best course of action, there.


    As I said from the beginning. We should be taking advantage of the chaos on the ground to "support the rebels" by destroying select strategic Syrian sites and removing their ability provide Early Warning to Iran as well as their ability to deploy any WMD's. I wouldn't be adverse to targeting Hezbollah infrastructure, either. In addition, we should be closely monitoring said strategic sites, and Tier One individuals should be on stand by to launch heavily supported raids into Syria should such sites seem to be at risk of being overrun or abandoned.


    As a theoretical example. Let us say that we have secret intelligence that the reported nuclear facility supposedly destroyed by Israel a couple of years ago managed to get out some uranium, which has been turned into a dirty bomb, and loaded onto a ballistic missile at Site X. We observe through various collection means that Site X is being attacked by Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel forces, who intend to take control of that weapon system. That facility should mysteriously explode and / or that asset should be seized shortly before they get there.




    In the meantime, I would also support combat air patrols designed to provide cover to large groups of civilians trying to flee the bloodshed, as well as providing US Support to refugee camps.
    I've not seen any evidence connecting the Free Syrian Army to Al Qaeda thus far, what is it about them you find so objectionable that you want them killed off?

    As far as the OP is concerned I'm willing to be convinced as regards surgical airstrikes are concerned but putting kids who don't speak a word of Arabic into a complicated and bitter sectarian conflict never works well, as we discovered in Iraq.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Where is the "Oh, Hell No!" option?

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    no.
    im sick of helping people
    who turn around and hate us for it.
    i imagine syria would one of those situations.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    I've not seen any evidence connecting the Free Syrian Army to Al Qaeda thus far, what is it about them you find so objectionable that you want them killed off?

    As far as the OP is concerned I'm willing to be convinced as regards surgical airstrikes are concerned but putting kids who don't speak a word of Arabic into a complicated and bitter sectarian conflict never works well, as we discovered in Iraq.
    Two things. One, surgical airstrikes require observers on the ground, require aircraft carriers or friendly bases to be used AND guarded, and is just as much an act of war as boots on the ground. Two, Iraq is a success in that the defined mission (unlike Afghanistan) was accomplished and country is better off for it. Should we have been there to begin with? No. But we were and the job was done. Afghanistan is a whole different mismanaged ball game.
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