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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Where the hell did that stupidity come from?
    The idea that Syria is about the US performing a global dick-measuring exercise is fairly self-explanatory. Stupidity is a good word for it, thank you.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I don't mean to laugh but this is really a goofy concern.
    It's not, since Iran has gone nuclear.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Israel has nuclear weapons. I recommend she use them.
    That's not REALLY where we want to see this go, is it?
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    It is reassuring to see over 85% of respondents here against intervention in Syria. And they seem to be joined in public opinion polls across the land. Have we learned nothing from Viet Nam and other more recent events? It seems that while politicians on both sides of the aisle have not learned properly, much of the American people have. And that is a good thing.
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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?
    Starting with your examples: (1) We tried to invade Iran to get the hostages back, but Carter sent only a handful of helicopters that couldn't handle the sandstorm they ran into. (2) We fought proxy wars with the Soviet Union for over 40 years until Reagan finally came up with the strategy "We win, they lose" - and it worked, in spite of liberal opposition. (3) Clinton's feeble and half-hearted response to terrorist attacks, from Somalia to the USS Cole, did hearten the terrorists. See The Path to 9/11. (4) The so-called nation building efforts don't work when you think being liked is more important than being feared and respected. You can't be nicey-nicey to savages and expect positive results, but liberals don't seem to understand this.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Israel has expanded its borders after each try. You do realize that they have nukes, and if it comes down to their survival, they just might use them...
    Yep. During the darkest days of the 1973 war it did leak out that if they saw that the state would be lost, their last dying gasp would be to nuke the Aswan Dam. That may have had something to do with Sadat signing the peace treaty at Camp David, a treaty that has been honored ever since.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Sorry that I'm so busy, but I have kind of a question.
    Didn't the US agree a long time ago to sign up to take action against any state that used 'chemical weapons' against anyone?
    If so do we need to back out of that? Maybe we need to approve of chemical weapons used properly. Just a thought.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I think Putin is calling Obama's bluff and it's working.

    They see the US as weak and vulnerable.
    Why does the US feel the need to be the strongest...??

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Why does the US feel the need to be the strongest...??
    Judging by the actions of the current Admin, that's not how we feel. The down-sizing, sequester, etc of the military has really hurt our ability to respond to situations around the world much less being able to carry out multiple engagements.

    Russia, China, NK and Iran knows this.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Judging by the actions of the current Admin, that's not how we feel. The down-sizing, sequester, etc of the military has really hurt our ability to respond to situations around the world much less being able to carry out multiple engagements.

    Russia, China, NK and Iran knows this.
    The whole world is waiting for America to intervene..the Brits have made their feelings known....

    On our BBC news..the Syrians were sitting outside cafe's, drinking coffee.. looking up to the skies.saying ''The Americans are coming''

    So they will be ok then..

    It is not enough to kill a bee that stings you..you have to consider the rest of the hive...

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