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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    There is nothing to be gained by bombing Syria. There are at least six factions trying to topple Assad, and when he's gone, they'll fight amongst each other for control of the country...
    There's a helluva lot to be lost by backing down. We back down in the 90's and in 2001 we were attacked and lost 3,000 Americans. Iran has already threatened to attack the US embassy in Baghdad and to rape Obama's daughters.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's a helluva lot to be lost by backing down. We back down in the 90's and in 2001 we were attacked and lost 3,000 Americans. Iran has already threatened to attack the US embassy in Baghdad and to rape Obama's daughters.
    If you want the country to attack, it should be Iran that is attacked. They are the puppet master running Syria. Syria in no way is a threat to the US or the region. You also need to take into account that Russia has a naval base in Syria and will not sit idly by while a new regime might not like that.

    Our entire ME policy is a mess. Hell, I'm not even sure what it is...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And that proof would be? I think at best you're going to have WW II, the last time we officially declared war. At best.
    Iran hostages, the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviets and 9/11 are other examples.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If you want the country to attack, it should be Iran that is attacked. They are the puppet master running Syria. Syria in no way is a threat to the US or the region. You also need to take into account that Russia has a naval base in Syria and will not sit idly by while a new regime might not like that.

    Our entire ME policy is a mess. Hell, I'm not even sure what it is...
    You're missing the picture. The point, is that Obama made a threat. Failure to carry it out will be exploited by the bad guys.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Iran hostages, the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviets and 9/11 are other examples.
    Would you want the US to take over the entire ME? The Iran hostages debacle was Jimmy's train wreck and he probably had better foreign policy skills. WTF would you have done to prevent either of your last two examples?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Iran hostages, the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviets and 9/11 are other examples.
    We didn't invade Iran to get the hostages back, US and then Soviet Union fought many a proxy war in the 80's which netted nothing more than trained terrorists. 9/11 wasn't caused by backing down and our response has doubled the American loss, gotten us bogged down in over a decade of war which is still expanding, cost us over a trillion dollars, and done nothing to solve the problems that led to 9/11.

    So do you have any actual examples?
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're missing the picture. The point, is that Obama made a threat. Failure to carry it out will be exploited by the bad guys.
    The President is incompetent in these matters and supporting incompetency is never a good idea...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The President is incompetent in these matters and supporting incompetency is never a good idea...
    Backing down magnifies that incompetance. Do you want his dumb ass calling the shots during a real war, or a half assed missile attack? Can you imagine what will happen if Israel is invaded, with Russian support?
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    We didn't invade Iran to get the hostages back, US and then Soviet Union fought many a proxy war in the 80's which netted nothing more than trained terrorists. 9/11 wasn't caused by backing down and our response has doubled the American loss, gotten us bogged down in over a decade of war which is still expanding, cost us over a trillion dollars, and done nothing to solve the problems that led to 9/11. So do you have any actual examples?
    You need to brush up your history. Seriously! Your conclusions couldnt be more wrong.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Backing down magnifies that incompetance. Do you want his dumb ass calling the shots during a real war, or a half assed missile attack? Can you imagine what will happen if Israel is invaded, with Russian support?
    There is no country competent enough to invade Israel or it already would have done so. As to backing down, sometimes it is the wiser strategy rather than moving forward with no mission plan. I don't think any country respects our current President's actions relating to foreign policy...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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