Yes, the red line has been crossed
No way Jose, not our problem
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
No, your talking about returning money to people like me that do not need it. And people like the 1% that most certainly do not need it.
And that is not going to help the 30 million+ with no medical care.
But it is distracting our leaders from the big picture.
We absolutely MUST stop nuclear proliferation. And we must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. To do EITHER, we MUST have Russia on board.
Obama is massively failing at the main objective.
Syria will drive an even further wedge between the United States and Russia and move us farther from the main goal of stopping the proliferation of Nuclear Arms.
I think that we are already doing all we can to stop nuclear proliferation, and we have the Star Treaty. Now to Putin, who is an arrogant, narcissistic, ex KGB jerk who thinks he is Stalin and who believes that he has intimidated this country into doing his will....We have to prove him wrong and do what "we" feel is the proper course of action...We should have intervened sooner, but better late than never...Lebanon and Jordon are on their last legs and Hezbollah needs a lesson as well... I don't think that just taking out launchers and airfields will be enough....We have to make it real for all concerned.
BUT... Without Putin, we stand no hope of preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weapons.
We can not even handle a war with Iran. Our military can. Our gas pumps can not.
And God only knows where a war with Iran will lead.
We need to do just the opposite. It is time to stop the pissing match with Putin and work on what matters.
Russia still has thousands of unsecure nuclear weapons in all sorts of various stages of disarmament.
If Iran even gets closer to having a weapon, the entire Middle East will want a weapon too.
No country wants to get involved, but doing nothing reveals that such weapon bans and global agreements on human rights mean absolutely nothing.
The extent of our actions should however, be limited to cruise missiles. Let the Europeans handle the rest.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu