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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Destroying chemical weapons with missiles is a non-starter. There would be chemical release. There's really only one way to secure them safely.


    You're right--I meant the launchers and/or the air fields.. They have too many tanks to go after all of "them".

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    No, President Obama has tried his best to keep us out of this conflict, but he really has no choice now as he has run out of time...Hopefully, it will be quick and successful...and won't destroy anything that isn't Syrian..
    I've got a real bad feeling about this. I think we should avoid this conflict like the plague.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    More proof has recently surfaced that Reagan fully knew that Iraq had, intended to use, and did use chemical weapons vs Iran.
    Not only did we do nothing, but it suited our political interests at the time.
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    Then once Bush's lies were all blown away, he fell back on using Iraq's use of chemical weapons decades in the past, as a reason to invade, killing a minimum of 130,000 men, women, and children. Chemical weapons that we condoned at the time.

    We might be compassionate as individuals, but as a Nation we are a people of moronic sheep that care more about how Miley Cyrus is shaking her ass than we do innocent lives.


    Unfortunately, this nation has a history of such acts....so it's about time that we did something right....

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    Hell NO.
    We have our own problems.
    More Americans die in 3 years from lack of proper health care than have died in the total Syrian strife.
    I am ok with trying to manipulate the situation, but no more wars unless we are physically attacked. Period.
    Oh looky what the left trots out every time on queue. How about we return tax dollars back to the citizens, that would solve many problems.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh looky what the left trots out every time on queue. How about we return tax dollars back to the citizens, that would solve many problems.
    It wouldn't. Even with no taxes collected, many would still lack healthcare. It would be much worse than today. Just a little knowledge of history on this would correct your misperception.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh looky what the left trots out every time on queue. How about we return tax dollars back to the citizens, that would solve many problems.
    Those without health care do not pay income taxes for the most part. And payroll taxes are returned already, starting at the age of 65.

    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.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Unfortunately, this nation has a history of such acts....so it's about time that we did something right....
    Syria is a distraction. Yes I know it seems cold to not care about the victims of chemical attack and etc. And it is not that I do not 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.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    Syria is a distraction. Yes I know it seems cold to not care about the victims of chemical attack and etc. And it is not that I do not 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.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    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.
    I do not disagree about your description of Putin.
    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.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I've got a real bad feeling about this. I think we should avoid this conflict like the plague.
    The downside of doing nothing is that the Global Community sends the message to dictators that it's fine to use weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations. Effectively, we reduce our global commitments and treaties to little more than ink on paper, that we are not willing to enforce them when push comes to shove. This threatens the very foundation of global interactions. When you abandon the framework that leaders in the past have worked hard to agree to, what makes any agreement in the future worth doing when push comes to shove, we simply just drop it?

    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.
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