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    Re: intervention in syria

    At this point, the USA is not sending weapons or military assistance to either side. I believe we are sending medical and humanitarian aid to Turkey and Jordan, to help with the refuge problem.

    Although we have sent some military troops to Jordan to help guard the border with Syria, I do not believe we would ever put troops into Syria unless as part of a NATO action, which Libya was. Even in Libya, we sent no weapons and our help was limited to knocking out anti-aircraft facilities to assist Spain, the UK, and France, who were leading the NATO action.

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    Re: intervention in syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    in fact l should have asked " should usa stop helping radicals overthrow Assad .but many people seem to have no knowledge about what is going on here
    Well, that is a very different question than whether or not we should be involved.

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    Re: intervention in syria

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    At this point, the USA is not sending weapons or military assistance to either side. I believe we are sending medical and humanitarian aid to Turkey and Jordan, to aide with the refuge problem.

    Although we have sent some military troops to Jordan to help guard the border with Syria, I do not believe we would ever put troops into Syria unless as part of a NATO action, which Libya was. Even in Libya, we sent no weapons and our help was limited to knocking out anti-aircraft facilities to assist Spain, the UK, and France, who were leading the NATO action.
    usa ordered turkish government to arm these monsters and tahts why turkish! government has been arming them


    if it says " o stop it " ,the bird will stop it .)))
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    Re: intervention in syria

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No. We need to STOP intervening in the ME, not increase our presence. Essentially all we gain with our presence there is to give the radicals someone to focus their hatred on. We need to let the ME handle middle eastern problems.
    Right. So. Your preferred mechanism for ensuring that the Al Qaeda elements fighting in Syria do not get their hands on that regimes chemical weapons stores is...... hope? We just sort of hope it doesn't happen? Maybe we could ask them pretty please? OH! Maybe we could call it a "red line". Everyone knows we mean those.

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    Re: intervention in syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    usa ordered turkish government to arm these monsters and tahts why turkish! government has been arming them
    Link to a legitimate source, please.


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    It's a fact you'll have to prove with a link to a legitimate source.

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    Re: intervention in syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    would you approve USA military intervention in the civil war in Syria if a referendum is held to determine whether us government should take action in syria ?
    No for four reasons. 1. Aasad is a tyrant and is backed by Iran, not good if he wins. 2. On the rebel side approximately 20%, perhaps more are AQ and this group is also backed by Iran, the AQ portion that is. 3. If the rebels win, since the largest minority group of rebels are AQ, you could very well have an Islamic Republic which is very anti-American. 4. The most important, it is congresses job to declare war, not a public referendum.
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    Re: intervention in syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    if we have to make a choice between two evil we need to choose the less evil one
    The less evil choice is abstaining in this case.
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    Re: intervention in syria

    No. No critical U.S. interests are involved.

    Moreover, the Assad regime has not been friendly toward U.S. interests and at least some strategic U.S. allies. There is no credible evidence that its opponents would take a materially different course. They have had ample time to chart their strategic direction but have not done so. No matter who prevails in the civil war, it won't have a marked impact on U.S. interests. There is risk that the extremist elements associated with the anti-Assad uprising might actually make the situation less favorable for U.s. interests if they gain significant post-conflict governing authority. An unstable Syria that will follow the civil war almost certainly will exacerbate risks to stability, especially in already fragile states e.g., Lebanon.

    Finally, this is a civil war in which a majority seeks to topple the governing minority. It is not a democratic or liberal revolution. In that civil war, both parties have very likely committed war crimes and other crimes against humanity. Both parties have shown a repeated disregard for the welfare of civilians. Hence, even on moral grounds, the argument for intervention is an ambiguous one.

    Having said that, I do favor assistance to Jordan and Turkey in dealing with refugees and to mitigate any attacks that might occur on their territory. I also support Israel's acting to preclude the flow of arms from Syria into Lebanon.

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    Re: intervention in syria

    No. Let them, Syrians, deal with it. It's an internal affair.

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    Re: intervention in syria

    NO.

    There are essentially 4 groups fighting against the government in a coalition. Of those, only 1 is not faction extremist. All the rest are no better than the current government. We are not willing to do what is really needed, have no real backing and no clear mission parameters, thus we shouldn't go.

    I have absolutely no faith in our current Political or senior Military leadership to be able to accomplish anything.

    Clear objectives, new leadership and willingness to do what is necessary, then I could support it, without that, NFW.
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