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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    for what ???

    i wish the world power really wanted a real democracy there.......
    And yet you criticize these same people for not intervening in Bosnia soon enough?

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by listener View Post
    ?????????????? What are you saying?
    yes!! what are you saying in this thread???????????
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    And yet you criticize these same people for not intervening in Bosnia soon enough?

    yes! because those poor bosnians had no oil!! they had to die and been raped!!!!!!!


    and those were christians who killed them too ,civilized europe sucks!!


    you know ,that europe which claims to be a christian club.
    you are a lefty , but i dont understand u now...
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    We don't have the money for another war...especially with Iran. The only way we would be "forced" into war is if they attacked us directly.
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Syria. And it's not even close.

    Libya proved that we CAN get in, get the job done, and then get out with minimal loss of life to our troops. And oh yeah, we've done it before--See "Desert Storm."
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    well it's a mixed bag. There are three major reasons to want to intervene in Syria:

    (in no particular order of precedence)
    1. Strategic victory against Iran
    2. Protect fleeing civilians
    3. Secure or destroy WMD before third party actors (read: Hezbollah or Al-Qaeda affiliates) can get ahold of them or the Syrian regime can use them.


    For military strikes against Iranian nuclear program (which I assume is what the OP is referencing), there are also several reasons:

    (again, no particular order)
    1. Avoid regional nuclear arms race
    2. Avoid another regional war against Israel
    3. Avoid Iranian attempts to seize regional hegemony
    4. Strategic victory against Iran



    I say both.


    But if you have to pick one, I say strike Syria, and then give Israel the greenlight for Iran.

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Syria. And it's not even close.

    Libya proved that we CAN get in, get the job done, and then get out with minimal loss of life to our troops. And oh yeah, we've done it before--See "Desert Storm."
    Yeah. And it also proved that when you back AQ affiliates and members (Al Qaeda may already be among Libya's rebels - World Watch - CBS News) (Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links - Telegraph) that you end up with Sharia law. (Libyan leader's embrace of Sharia raises eyebrows - CNN.com)

    There are Al Qaeda in the Syrian rebels (Al-Qaeda Joins the Syrian Rebellion) (U.S.: Al Qaeda, other extremists aiding Syrian rebels | WashingtonExaminer.com) and they are seeking an Islamic state (Jihadists join Aleppo fight, eye Islamic state, surgeon says | Reuters)
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by listener View Post
    If we must use force in the M E would it be more helpful in Syria or Iran right now?
    Hard to say.

    Syria in the short term, but Iran in the long run.
    It would be nice to pull back all of our forces just to show the world why they need us out there. Unfortunately if we pull back people will die, and evil men that have power will gain more power. Most of the world’s despots do not act on the things that they would like to do because they fear the U.S.A.

    Military intervention in Syria would save lives in the short term by stopping the violence. This would not solve the problems that started the violence in the first place.
    I think the only time we should step in is if one side or the other starts killing civilians (on purpose).

    I have a feeling that the situation with Iran will unfold in one of two ways. Iran will continue to try to find ways to, as they have stated “wipe Israel off the map”. Either Israel will attack Iran with our backing and support, or we will persuade Israel to stand down and then Iran will attack Israel. The only choice is; do we hit military installations in Iran, or do we allow Iran to hit civilians in Israel?
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    So.... get the civilians out, get the WMD out, and then sell weapons to both sides?

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So.... get the civilians out, get the WMD out, and then sell weapons to both sides?
    Undoable, but would be fun to watch!
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