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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    ...and you think we'll be more welcomed than the French?

    I really wish we could mind our own business for once. But whom am I kidding? Call the World Police. AMERICA - **** yeah!
    Well said.

    Does anyone, other than myself, find it somewhat ironic that some folks, from one side of their mouth say that America reflects a weakened image by not acting as the world's policemen and with the other side of their mouth warn us how dangerous China is, who have avoided international interventions for as long as I can remember, as they are now such a 'super power."

    If China can grow and prosper by keeping their noses out of other nation's pissing matches, why can't the US?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    I'd rather not.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Well said.

    Does anyone, other than myself, find it somewhat ironic that some folks, from one side of their mouth say that America reflects a weakened image by not acting as the world's policemen and with the other side of their mouth warn us how dangerous China is, who have avoided international interventions for as long as I can remember, as they are now such a 'super power."

    If China can grow and prosper by keeping their noses out of other nation's pissing matches, why can't the US?
    As far as I can tell, the US is the only country that represents a danger to anyone else. Iran and NK talk a tough game and they do, in fact, worry me. China seems far wiser than us and is investing in their own country which is why they will overtake us in time.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I wouldn't have a problem with cutting out the waste part, but I certainly don't want any skimping in order to fund an entitlement program.
    How about in investing in infrastructure? Energy development and efficiency? Economic development? Paying off your debts to China?
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    How about in investing in infrastructure? Energy development and efficiency? Economic development? Paying off your debts to China?
    I think energy development should be left to the private sector. Infrastructure should be up to the individual states. Yes, paying off the deficit is also a concern of the federal government.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Well Obama's red line has been crossed and we went into Libya for far less so what do you think?
    "Residents of Damascus suburbs recount massive assault by Assad army; videos show small children convulsing on the floor, foaming at the nose and mouth. Doctor: Injuries correspond with sarin gas "
    "The men, women and children lying undisturbed in their beds had looked so peaceful they might have been just sleeping, Abu Nidal thought, as he and other rescuers dragged their bodies into the street."

    "His was one of many accounts of a massive assault on the eastern suburbs of Damascus that activists say killed more than 500 people on Wednesday morning. They say some of the bombs were loaded with chemical agent, which would make it the worst chemical attack since the conflict began"
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    I think that when you said that Syria has turned into a hornets nest that the USA should stay away from you may have hit the nail on the head.

    Whatever the USA does in the near future I do not see a happy conclusion for what is going on in Syria.

    Many more innocent people will die there.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think energy development should be left to the private sector. Infrastructure should be up to the individual states. Yes, paying off the deficit is also a concern of the federal government.
    Regarding energy development;
    I agree except the government makes "regulations" that purposely make exploration and development exceedingly difficult. Whenever they can't get what they want legally, they "regulate" it so as to make it impossible to accomplish.

    This nation could be 100% energy independent if the government really wanted us to.

    Look at it this way. In WWII when germany got cut off from the oil in ploesti they were forced to fight the war on synthetic fuels...now that was 70 years ago...since then we've been to the moon 6 times...and THAT was 45 years ago.

    You can't tell me that the nation that put 12 men on the moon and brought them back can't come up with a way to manufacture/develop ANY other way to fuel our (19th century technology) internal combustion engines?
    Even though oil IS the ONLY method right now, we have enough in this nation to last for many decades....but we aren't "allowed" to exploit them

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    ...and you think we'll be more welcomed than the French?

    I really wish we could mind our own business for once. But whom am I kidding? Call the World Police. AMERICA - **** yeah!
    Depends on the mode of engagement, there was hardly overwhelming opposition in Libya or in Iraqi Kurdistan as there was no attempt at nation building in either case, in a worst case scenario logistical support could be offered to Turkey. Erdogan gets to look like a hard main and an major regional crisis is averted, everyone wins.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    let's see....we've got two sets of bad guys killing each other. should we send young (and in many cases not so young) american men and women into harm's way to stop it? hell no. I say let 'em fight it out and then go in and sweep up the pieces. Set up a couple of wal-marts and costcos

    My only complaint is with Obama. If you are going to draw a line in the sand...have the ****ing balls and be prepared to back it up if/when the line is crossed. If you don't.....keep your ****ing mouth shut.



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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    France needs to just STFU. When's the last time they actually did anything?


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