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    Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tactic?

    Do you believe that Obama's public support for the Syrian Rebels by arming them a diversionary foreign policy tactic?

    To get an idea watch this short video: Escobar: Obama starts Syria war to deviate from Snowden scandal - YouTube

    Do you think its a tactic or do you think its tactic used by the Obama admin?


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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    No, I don't. I believe that he made a tough-talk statement about the use of chemical weapons being a "red line" with the USA if crossed, so once it was crossed he had to follow through.

    I think it's bad policy for our country, though. We'll be arming Islamists of all hues, including Al Qaeda, and it's not a matter of "if" they use those weapons against us, it's a matter of "when".

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    His foreign policies have been absolutely disastrous.

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    His foreign policies have been absolutely disastrous.
    I support Obama's hawk policy. I figure it's thanks largely to Hillary. Qaddafi was a scumbag piece of garbage whose entire family abused their servants and squandered the nation's wealth for over 40 years.

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I support Obama's hawk policy. I figure it's thanks largely to Hillary. Qaddafi was a scumbag piece of garbage whose entire family abused their servants and squandered the nation's wealth for over 40 years.
    What about his little "talks" with Ahmadinejad? He certainly isn't taking a hard line approach in a lot instances, and I don't think his foreign policies have proven to be successful at all. Besides, we can't fix those countries. It's only a matter of time before there is another problem. A lot of them are just lost causes IMO, and I also think that in a lot of cases, the citizens of those countries should be the ones to overthrow their dictators if that's what they want.

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What about his little "talks" with Ahmadinejad? He certainly isn't taking a hard line approach in a lot instances, and I don't think his foreign policies have proven to be successful at all. Besides, we can't fix those countries. It's only a matter of time before there is another problem. A lot of them are just lost causes IMO, and I also think that in a lot of cases, the citizens of those countries should be the ones to overthrow their dictators if that's what they want.
    After the whole bowing thing, it's been pretty good. I don't see a problem with offering to talk to the Iranian regime, there's really no reason to ever completely cut off the opportunity for bi-lateral agreement and movement forward.

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    After the whole bowing thing, it's been pretty good. I don't see a problem with offering to talk to the Iranian regime, there's really no reason to ever completely cut off the opportunity for bi-lateral agreement and movement forward.
    I think they've proven time and time again that "talking" is not what they want to do. Does anyone REALLY know what Iran wants?

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    His foreign policies have been absolutely disastrous.
    I think so too, but probably not for the same reason. I believe his foreign policies have been disastrous because they first belonged to Bush, and Obama carried on with them, despite promising not to. We've still had troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past 4 years, although Obama promised to end the wars immediately. Gitmo is still stuffed with prisoners who have had no trials or legal representation, although Obama promised to immediately shut it down. And tenants of Bush's Patriot Act are still being used, although Obama stated that the USA should not be invading the privacy of US citizens without probable cause. (And yes, I know Obama-the-green as senator voted for it.)

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I think so too, but probably not for the same reason. I believe his foreign policies have been disastrous because they first belonged to Bush, and Obama carried on with them, despite promising not to. We've still had troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past 4 years, although Obama promised to end the wars immediately. Gitmo is still stuffed with prisoners who have had no trials or legal representation, although Obama promised to immediately shut it down. And tenants of Bush's Patriot Act are still being used, although Obama stated that the USA should not be invading the privacy of US citizens without probable cause. (And yes, I know Obama-the-green as senator voted for it.)
    I didn't vote for Obama, and I don't necessarily agree with the things that he touted during his campaign, but I am so tired of politicians and they empty promises.

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    Re: Is Obama's Public Support of the Syrian Rebels a Diversionary Foreign Policy Tact

    I think supporting and providing arms to one group who is in alliance with another group we are currently battling against is asinine. Let Syria sort itself out.

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