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

    US weighing military options if Syria uses WMD - Yahoo! News <-- clicky

    "Today I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad and those under his command: The world is watching," Obama said. "The use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. And if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable."
    Is this a problem the USofA should deal with? Or the UN? Or some other coalition of countries?

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

    You left out "Put Syria On Double Secret Probation".
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    So, its OK for other nations to execute their civilians using tanks, rockets, machine guns, grenades and aircraft, but if they use a "WMD" then the U.S. will come to their rescue. That makes total sense to...?
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    We should stay the hell out of it. We've got enough of our own problems to deal with.
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    Re: If Syria Uses WMD's - Should USA get involved militarily?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    So, its OK for other nations to execute their civilians using tanks, rockets, machine guns, grenades and aircraft, but if they use a "WMD" then the U.S. will come to their rescue. That makes total sense to...?
    Obama recently said that he wasn't confident that Syrias stockpile was secure and i imagine Obama is more concerned that any chemical or biological weapons will fall into the hands of the wrong people if/when Assad's authority erodes. Assad has been killing his own citizens for 17 months now and he knows there will be no intervention like we saw in Lybia and he seems unconcerned with committing War Crimes. If it keeps up, soon he will have no one left to rule. We will never really know the full truth of what is happening there. The pro-democracy protestors are on their own.

    My thoughts and solidarity are with the Syrian people.

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

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Obama recently said that he wasn't confident that Syrias stockpile was secure and i imagine Obama is more concerned that any chemical or biological weapons will fall into the hands of the wrong people if/when Assad's authority erodes. Assad has been killing his own citizens for 17 months now and he knows there will be no intervention like we saw in Lybia and he seems unconcerned with committing War Crimes. If it keeps up, soon he will have no one left to rule. We will never really know the full truth of what is happening there. The pro-democracy protestors are on their own.

    My thoughts and solidarity are with the Syrian people.
    That differs how from North Korea and Pakistan? There are a lot of nations, with serious WMDs, headed by the "wrong people", Syria is but one. It seems that the "pro-democracy" protestors in Egypt have been duped as well, Lybia is still in total chaos and the entire region is, at best, "unstable". The last thing the U.S. needs is another 10-15 year commitment to a foreign war with no objective but to find a way out if (when?) things don't "improve".
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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.
    Syria threatened Monday to unleash its chemical and biological weapons if the country faces a foreign attack, a desperate warning from a regime that has failed to crush a powerful and strengthening rebellion.
    Syria's first-ever acknowledgment that the country possesses weapons of mass destruction — suggests President Bashar Assad will continue the fight to stay in power, regardless of the cost.

    Syria is believed to have nerve agents as well as mustard gas, Scud missiles capable of delivering these lethal chemicals and a variety of advanced conventional arms, including anti-tank rockets and late-model portable anti-aircraft missiles.

    During a televised news conference Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi stressed that the weapons are secure and would only be used in the case of an external attack.
    Syria says it will use chemical weapons if attacked
    Syria says will use chemical weapons if attacked - Yahoo! News

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

    So we don't know they have them. I thought not. From your first article: "all of these types of weapons — IF ANY — are in storage and under security." Even they don't know whether they have any.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So we don't know they have them. I thought not. From your first article: "all of these types of weapons — IF ANY — are in storage and under security." Even they don't know whether they have any.
    You thought wrong. Read it properly without conveniently omitting part of the quote to take it out of context.

    During a televised news conference Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi stressed that the weapons are secure and would only be used in the case of an external attack. "All of these types of weapons are in storage and under security and the direct supervision of the Syrian armed forces and will never be used unless Syria is exposed to external aggression."
    and the rest of the quote you ommitted..

    The Syrian government later tried to back off from the announcement, sending journalists an amendment to the prepared statement read out by Makdissi. The amendment said "all of these types of weapons — IF ANY — are in storage and under security." It was an attempt to return to Damascus' position of neither confirming nor denying the existence of non-conventional weapons.

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