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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 hope you're not speaking of the same intel services that provided the intel about WMD's in Iraq. They were outstanding..... As far as the civilians, it sucks they get caught in the middle. Guess what else sucks. Deploying troops to support them. If they don't like the atmosphere, I suggest they support the rebels and convert from Muslim to something else. Syria and its citizens provided safe haven throughout the Iraq War to terrorists fleeing Anbar Province. Its time they reaped what they sowed. No support, whatsoever, should go to these people. Let them fight it out.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I hope you're not speaking of the same intel services that provided the intel about WMD's in Iraq. They were outstanding..... As far as the civilians, it sucks they get caught in the middle. Guess what else sucks. Deploying troops to support them. If they don't like the atmosphere, I suggest they support the rebels and convert from Muslim to something else. Syria and its citizens provided safe haven throughout the Iraq War to terrorists fleeing Anbar Province. Its time they reaped what they sowed. No support, whatsoever, should go to these people. Let them fight it out.
    I've actually heard that the WMDs were shipped across the Syrian border during the buildup. The first source of that was one of Hussein's own commanders, 2nd in command of the Iraqi Air forces IIRC and the second source were some of our returning NSA and marine friends of mine that said a whole lot of suspicious "relief" trucks were crossing into Syria around the time we were going in. Of course this is speculation on my part but it makes sense to me.

    EDIT - The first source wrote a book about it, obviously I didn't meet him personally, the second sources were personal.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    No. We need to keep our noses out of other sovereign nations business.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    nope.....


    well, unless the President has a scandal he needs to deflect attention from.
    Yeh, because he totally told those SS men to go get hookers. lol
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I hope you're not speaking of the same intel services that provided the intel about WMD's in Iraq. They were outstanding.....
    and we learned alot from it. however, it's not like this stuff is theoretical.

    Syria is thought to have large caches of nerve and mustard gases, plus thousands of shoulder-fired missiles – weapons that some worry could fall into the hands of Al Qaeda

    As far as the civilians, it sucks they get caught in the middle. Guess what else sucks. Deploying troops to support them. If they don't like the atmosphere, I suggest they support the rebels and convert from Muslim to something else
    you do realize that sounding like an a-- is not quite the same thing as worldly cynicism?

    Syria and its citizens provided safe haven throughout the Iraq War to terrorists fleeing Anbar Province
    oh, I remember.

    Its time they reaped what they sowed. No support, whatsoever, should go to these people. Let them fight it out.
    I didn't say land conventional forces and stop the fighting. I encourage the fighting. I just agree we should be willing to kill whatever fighters are necessary to protect non-combatants.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vendablebow View Post
    Yeh, because he totally told those SS men to go get hookers. lol
    If it was Clinton, I mite have believed that.

    Come on! You know you were thinking it!
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    No. Period. Never. We have been trying to police the freaking world and turn dictatorships into democracies for far too many years, with far too many of our own soldiers' lives, for people who aren't culturally adapted to western-style democracy.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vendablebow View Post
    Yeh, because he totally told those SS men to go get hookers. lol
    .. i wouldn't think so... but my comment was a reference to Clinton's tail wagging the dog... Bosnia.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    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.
    My point wasnt so much that surgical strikes where less of an act of war more that they are more likely to work, the same applies to sending troops to perform what is basically a policing role, which on a purely humanitarian level didnt work so well even if actually removing Saddam was quite straightforward.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    there are only two scenarios under which we get involved militarily.

    1. if there is clear evidence of mass genocide going on.
    2. as part of a much wider coalition force.

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