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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Maybe you would find this article interesting.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/op...ins.html?_r=1&


    They make any alternative seem pretty bleak....

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    "get away with it"? Who precisely do you believe is going to step in and stop us?


    Nobody could stop us, but wouldn't that force Russia into some sort of retaliation?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    This is going to happen whether you like it or not.

    Deal with it
    You said this so many times.
    Many things happen inside USA, and people deal with it even when they do not like it. No one here is trying to stop Obama, jeez.





    Do you really think people here care a lot if this is going to happen or not. NO. They don't have to. Because w/e happen, nothing will change for their life. They will eat same food, drive same car.

    Most of people here discuss what's the good and bad part in the "macro" picture.


    It's not going to be a surprise if a country is attacked, it's been happening every 4 years. Lol.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    No, they didn't. They were willing to be a more public face of the effort, but required U.S. enablement for their operations, and U.S. stand-in when they were unable to fulfill their agreed upon portions of the mission. So in terms of PAO support, yes. In terms of actually bombing bad guys... not so much.

    France has taken the lead in Mali - which has pretty effectively tied up its' force projection capabilities.



    They lack the ability to do this.
    Do you have any support for this whatsoever, other than blatant nationalism and American triumphalism?

    It was the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle floating off Libya. It was French and British jets in Libya, firing French, British and American missiles.

    It was French, British and American money that financed Libya.

    In fact, it seems a lot like the US was scared to get into another war, and so as usual just threw money at the problem, while letting other nations do the actual work.

    Furthermore, the French military is usually rated as the third most powerful in the world, after the US and Russia. I'm not sure if you've ever taken a look at Wikipedia, but in case this post convinces you to do so, check out the Mali intervention. France could absolutely sort out Mali and Syria at the same time -- the forces they've committed to Mali are negligible compared to their entire military capability.

    Oh, and they're still winning there.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    You said this so many times.
    Many things happen inside USA, and people deal with it even when they do not like it. No one here is trying to stop Obama, jeez.





    Do you really think people here care a lot if this is going to happen or not. NO. They don't have to. Because w/e happen, nothing will change for their life. They will eat same food, drive same car.

    Most of people here discuss what's the good and bad part in the "macro" picture.


    It's not going to be a surprise if a country is attacked, it's been happening every 4 years. Lol.



    Anyone who isn't happy with what's going on in the USA should invest a little time in trying to make things a little 'better'. according to that person.

    Or they can keep sniping from the sidelines.

    It's all up to them.



    Changing the future isn't easy.

    Putting up with it when it get's here isn't so great either.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 08-27-13 at 07:47 AM.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    BBC News - Syria crisis: UK draws up contingency military plans
    BBC News - Syria crisis: Foreign minister denies chemical attacks
    BBC News - Syria crisis: Russia and China step up warning over strike
    Russia and China have stepped up their warnings against military intervention in Syria, with Moscow saying any such action would have "catastrophic consequences" for the region.

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    I wonder one thing, how you people find or what you think will happen if there will be an attack without international mandate.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    They make any alternative seem pretty bleak....
    I think all the alternatives are bleak. That's why I think we should stay the hell away from that ****hole, but apparently, after watching the news this morning, we are more than likely going to end up going over there and sticking our noses into this situation.

    Goodness! We haven't even finished paying for the other wars yet!!! I think my government is trying to destroy my country.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Nobody could stop us, but wouldn't that force Russia into some sort of retaliation?
    they disinvite us to the olympics?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Do you have any support for this whatsoever, other than blatant nationalism and American triumphalism?
    I was very minorly involved, but in a military intelligence role that allowed me quite an interesting viewpoint.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I think that we should have done more two years ago, but it is never too late. We have to do something-- destroy the chemical weapons sites with cruise missiles, create no fly zones--but as part of a NATO and Arab League coilition.. We are a compassionate people who can and should help...
    Destroying chemical weapons with missiles is a non-starter. There would be chemical release. There's really only one way to secure them safely.

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