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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    Bombing Syria without sending troops is pointless and they know it well.
    Really? I can think of quite a few things we can achieve by bombing portions of Syria.

    By bombing Syria key points won't make the regime fall.
    Regardless of whether or not that is true - who said that has to be the intent?

    Bombing is very very expensive. If they intend to bomb Syria just to support rebels, they have to make sure to throw many missiles ($$) because those rebels are so amateurs when it come to war.
    Who says we should allow the rebels to do our targeting for us? We didn't do so in Libya.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Anyone else besides the United States would be fine by me.
    Who did you have in mind?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    My thoughts.

    Heartbreaking to know that there are tens of thousands killed so far and terrible knowing that many of them are children. These kids didn't stand a chance. I find that incredibly upsetting.

    In relation to the Poll question. You're either in or you're out. You need to make your mind up. None of this half assed crap. If you're out then stay out completely because like it or not you are already involved if you're funding and arming the rebels.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Who did you have in mind?
    A peacekeep coalition organized by the UN, similar to first Iraq war (minus the US doing all the work and funding).

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Who did you have in mind?
    Anyone else besides the United States. I also read on another website that the attacks were staged or actually performed by another rebel group in order to escalate things to get the US involved. Don't know how true that is, but we still really don't know what's going on over there. Honestly, I don't trust a single one of them. I don't trust any of those rebel groups.

    It seems as if you are ignoring this aspect. Helping these insurgents could actually make things even worse in terms of our best interests. You are putting too much faith in these rebels. You think helping them will help us, and I disagree. I think it will probably be even worse after all is said and done.

    Jihadist Robin Hood? Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria seek to change image with social outreach | Fox News


    TEL RIFAT, Syria – Battle-hardened Al Qaeda-linked fighters helping insurgents in Syria are winning over their fellow warriors with a newfound discipline that could make them even more formidable in the war for the hearts and minds of civilians caught in the crossfire of a bloody civil war.

    Syrian fighters seeking to topple strongman Bashar Assad told FoxNews.com the jihadists from the Al Qaeda-affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra are ferocious in battle, but then share their spoils with suffering villagers while other insurgents line their own pockets with loot. The new approach by the terror group, infamous for killing civilians with suicide bombings and videotaping grisly beheadings, threatens to broaden its appeal to beleaguered citizens of the war-torn nation.

    “They aren’t corrupt like the others. What they capture from government bases they distribute." “They don’t push their ideology at us,” Hassan, a driver and 37-year-old father of three, said as he ate mutton stew by candlelight with four other fighters and a reporter in the northern Syria village of Tel Rifat. “They aren’t corrupt like the others. What they capture from government bases they distribute. They are proper, very correct.”

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman909 View Post
    I suspect the French will jump in, just in time to surrender... to anyone....
    Ah yes, just like they surrendered in the Gulf War, the Afghanistan War, the War in Mali, the Rwandan Genocide and the intervention in Libya, amirite?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Who did you have in mind?
    France and Britain took the lead in Libya, and France has taken the lead in Mali. They could sort Syria out and have the US provide logistics or something so the US can say it helped.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    France and Britain took the lead in Libya, and France has taken the lead in Mali. They could sort Syria out and have the US provide logistics or something so the US can say it helped.
    I've got no problem with that whatsoever. In fact, I would prefer it if we could say that we were NOT involved when all is said and done.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Partly. I maintain my original position - that Syria is a place where we have huge national interests, and that we should utilize a targeted campaign to dismantle their integrated air defense system capability, secure or destroy their WMD stocks, and provide cover to fleeing civilians. We don't need to invade, or even seek to ensure one sides' victory over the other, but we do need to ensure that WMD's do not get loose, doing so will require serving some of our national interests (the dismantlement of some of Syria's C2 functions), and we should also utilize what force we have to mitigate or minimize the mass human suffering taking place on the ground.
    It is strange how much the liberals of today sound like the isolationist conservatives of 80-90 years ago.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    It is strange how much the liberals of today sound like the isolationist conservatives of 80-90 years ago.
    Does anyone really want to be involved in that cluster****?

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