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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Absolutely. How many of our merchant marines needed to sink on the oceans along with the supplies? Not to mention Hitler breaking every agreement he signed onto. With an Axis of Germany, Italy and Japan? And to think it took FDR turning off the oil spigot. I'm waiting for: Obama = Chaimberlain = appeaser
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    Hmmm... do you think the USA should have sent in troops and declared war on Germany sooner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yeah, but then "you" were pricking Germany around constantly - and don't pretend that your country gave a damn about the Jews.
    I'm under no illusions. Beyond pretexts, states don't go to war over humanitarian issues. The Third Reich's persecution of it's native Jewry had proceeded steadily for over a decade, prior to hostilities.

    Were we pricking them around when we declared war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yeah, but then "you" were pricking Germany around constantly - and don't pretend that your country gave a damn about the Jews.

    Besides, by Germany kicking every other country's ass until we got into it, the great European empires fell and the USA ended up King of the Hill economically and militarily. FDR was no great fan of the European empires.

    Two countries won WWII. #1 - the USA. #2 the USSR/Russia. Everyone else lost.
    Nice edit.

    Russia won the war. You guys just try to cash in on the glory.

    You kinda lose points for casually looking on while others fought.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Returning to the thread topic of Syria, here's an excellent and mercifully short comment piece that I think is right on the money. In a nutshell, if you want to save Syria and oust Assad, go in an save them and oust him. If you don't, then shut up and go away. Punishing a dictator for killing his own people by killing more of them doesn't contain a shred of sense.

    The west's threat to attack Syria is an idiotic gesture | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | theguardian.com
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    Returning to the thread topic of Syria,
    Thanks, Dad.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by lolabird View Post
    As part of the human race, do you have a red line? Should humanity have a red line?
    If I have a red line and tell you don't cross it or else, you better believe or else will happen immediately. See the difference?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I agree 100%, which is why Obama should have kept his pie hole shut. However, you can't walk out in the middle of a fight.
    What does this mean? Do you mean that Americans must fight and possibly die because the fool in the White House is a complete idiot?

    And why should Americana taxpayers have to pay out a few hundreds of millions of dollars so that one idiot can feel good about himself?

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    Holy cow ... Obama just said HE didn't set a red line but the WORLD set a red line ... yesterday Pelosi said essentially the same thing.
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    He's looking mighty bad.
    Rambling.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    What does this mean? Do you mean that Americans must fight and possibly die because the fool in the White House is a complete idiot?
    No. Though it's worth noting that the reason he is there is because we put him there, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

    But what is at stake here is not whether or not Obama get's to feel like he demonstrated testicular fortitude (though that might be important in his mind) - it is the worth of the U.S. security guarantee. Like a reputation, that value is relatively low-cost to maintain, but very high-cost to win back.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Nice edit.

    Russia won the war. You guys just try to cash in on the glory.

    You kinda lose points for casually looking on while others fought.
    Wow, that is some revisionist history.
    How were things going for a Russian invasion to Germany after Stalingrad?
    Russia came swooping in after Germany had been beaten back to its own borders.

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