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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Why not the Rebels?
    Bomb them all.
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Here's a very good comment piece by a very respected correspondent. This is exactly what I believe to be the correct course of action - beefed up diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. As the piece says, "it's not much, but it's better than bombing". These are Jenkins key points:

    1. No reasonable person denies that Assad used sarin in Damascus a fortnight ago.
    2. Obama and Kerry are right that international law must be enforced, bringing war criminals to justice. The US isn't generally in favour of this, doesn't support the ICC; but now appears to be changing its stance. Good!
    3. Missile strikes do not bring about régime change. They punish a population for the actions of a government that they do not necessarily support.
    4. Shifting objectives from, "a surgical, punitive strike" to a massively destructive one is against the very international law the US claims to be wishing to enforce.
    5. Obama and the US doesn't have the will or the means to invade, so what function would bombing serve?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Here's a very good comment piece by a very respected correspondent. This is exactly what I believe to be the correct course of action - beefed up diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. As the piece says, "it's not much, but it's better than bombing". These are Jenkins key points:

    1. No reasonable person denies that Assad used sarin in Damascus a fortnight ago.
    2. Obama and Kerry are right that international law must be enforced, bringing war criminals to justice. The US isn't generally in favour of this, doesn't support the ICC; but now appears to be changing its stance. Good!
    3. Missile strikes do not bring about régime change. They punish a population for the actions of a government that they do not necessarily support.
    4. Shifting objectives from, "a surgical, punitive strike" to a massively destructive one is against the very international law the US claims to be wishing to enforce.
    5. Obama and the US doesn't have the will or the means to invade, so what function would bombing serve?

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    5. partially agree. we don't have the will, but we do have the means... all those Soldiers, Marines and equipment we pulled out of Iraq
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    I'm honestly baffled by this administration.

    Why does he want to attack Syria? There has to be some ulterior motive.


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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'm honestly baffled by this administration.

    Why does he want to attack Syria? There has to be some ulterior motive.
    The motive there for the US is always the same, keep the oil flowing.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    We need to stop trying to solve everybody problems.There's way more than enough problems, here in the United States to be solved! Jobs,Immigration, Leadership in both the House of Representatives, and the Senate.To name a few.


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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'm honestly baffled by this administration.

    Why does he want to attack Syria? There has to be some ulterior motive.
    He's trying to look like a strong and effective leader. IMO, this all boils down to the fact that he opened his big fat mouth and made threats and now he has to carry through and do something.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    The motive there for the US is always the same, keep the oil flowing.
    I don't know how you can make that correlation, especially in this instance.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    The motive there for the US is always the same, keep the oil flowing.
    That can't be it. the oil flow ceases or diminishes with these conflicts.

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