View Poll Results: If Syria uses WMD's on it's own people

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  • the USofA should get involved militarily. Immediately.

    7 14.89%
  • the USofA should continue to stay out of it completely.

    16 34.04%
  • it's proof the USofA should have gotten involved militarily sooner.

    2 4.26%
  • it would be the UN's problem, not ours.

    11 23.40%
  • let some other coalition of countries deal with it. The US should stay out.

    6 12.77%
  • other - please explain

    5 10.64%
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    How do we know they have them? They've never used them on their own people and no evidence has been produced that they have them at all.
    Why should that matter? Saddam did have chem weapons and did use them on his people but still to this day there are millions of people who figure that we just went in and overthrew the second coming of Ghandi for oil revenues.

    Obama's ME policy seems to be appeasement and deferral to the UN security council for decision making so I suspect that's the way things will go. Even if Assad does use chem weapons China and Russia will probably oppose intervention so all signs seem to point toward "do nothing".

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    other , the easy way out....
    I'll say this over and over..
    We must learn to mind our own business !
    We do have a UN, do we not ?
    I am asking this, as I do not know for certain.
    And, I do question if we support the UN as much as we should.
    Now, if any nation were to attack us, and this has been done many times, unprovoked, IMO.,
    we must respond, not in kind, but 100 times greater..
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    And I am speaking "nation", not criminal elements within that nation.
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    US weighing military options if Syria uses WMD - Yahoo! News <-- clicky



    Is this a problem the USofA should deal with? Or the UN? Or some other coalition of countries?
    It is not the US's problem. If the UN wants to deal with then let the UN deal with it. Right now we are too broke and in serious debt to be playing world police.
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    I think the majority of this country has grown tired of the military, in general. If we can't cut Welfare checks and leave it at that, then we don't want any part of it!

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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    The rich in the USA want to control the Middle East at whatever cost in human life. Their puppets are spending large sums on destroying the Syrian government in favour of a Sunni dictatorship. What his this to do with us? Heil Netemyahu!

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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    Is this a problem the USofA should deal with? Or the UN? Or some other coalition of countries?
    They using them against us proper? If yes then yes. If no then no.
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It is not the US's problem. If the UN wants to deal with then let the UN deal with it. Right now we are too broke and in serious debt to be playing world police.
    Agree 100% ... unless it's an immediate threat to the U.S.
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    Ill say what ive said time and time again. Yes this sucks. This however is a civil war with a very divided population in the country. We should stay out of civil wars. Syria for Syrians! Let the Syrians decide their future.


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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    I think if you draw a line in the sand such as that, you pretty much have to be willing to do so. Albeit, it should be done with multilateralist approach as Obama has done in the past. Also, responding to a WMD attack would be the decent thing to do, and will score the U.S. some points. It will have to walk a tight-rope though. You don't want the United States to become too involved. You wouldn't want the public at home to think about another lengthy conflict, and you wouldn't want Syrians to consider leadership from the United States being a reality on the ground. You want them to determine their own course as much as possible.
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ill say what ive said time and time again. Yes this sucks. This however is a civil war with a very divided population in the country. We should stay out of civil wars. Syria for Syrians! Let the Syrians decide their future.
    I'm surprised at this opinion, I would think you would have more internationalist and egalitarian sympathies than this--its what I usually find positive about my socialist friends. More to the point the Syrian opposition has repeatedly made clear that absent the use of weapons of mass destruction it believes it is capable of overthrowing Assad on their own, and that all they need are arms and proper support. Unfortunately we have been very slow in meeting those demands, which has allowed Islamists groups to fill the power vacuum, as well as allowing more conservative and reactionary militias to be propped up by some of our regional allies.

    My current position is that we should be funding, coordinating with, and arming Syrian rebel groups under the aegis of Riad al-Asad and pushing them towards a final victory over the Baath party in Damascus. If however they began gassing Syrian cities I believe it would be imperative to launch interdiction strikes as a measure not only of preemptive security, but as a moral and strategic measure to prevent the Syrian people from being crushed underfoot and in facilitating the departure of the Baathist government.

    No one is calling for an invasion and the fate of the US fiscal outlook hardly rests on whether or not we commit to targeted strikes in Syria, not anymore than it did in Libya.

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