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Thread: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

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    Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    Obama and his administration are claiming that the use of chemical weapons threatens our national security.
    Do you agree with this statement?

    My answer is NO and here is why:

    Even if we do nothing about it, that is not to suggest that if someone launched a chemical attack on one of our allies, a NATO member, or on American soil, that we would do nothing about it.
    I do not think there is one single person on the face of the entire planet that thinks we would not respond in a very massive and aggressive way if we were attacked ourselves. We might even respond with the nuclear option depending on the severity.

    Obama is wrong.
    And that should mean something coming from me, as I strongly support Obama on all of his internal policy.

    Please explain in detail if you think I am mistaken.
    I'd love for you to sway my mind.

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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    I do not believe Syria chemical weapons and all inspectors so far agree.

    But regardless, no.

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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    I though they wanted to go for civilians.
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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    I think allowing bad behavior to go unpunished results in increased bad behavior. So, yes.

    I don't want to put too much blame on Pres. Obama but I do think his dithering allowed this conflict to escalate. We should have given Assad an ultimatum the moment his military started firing on his people and launched those missiles if he ignored our ultimatum.

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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    I think allowing bad behavior to go unpunished results in increased bad behavior. So, yes.

    I don't want to put too much blame on Pres. Obama but I do think his dithering allowed this conflict to escalate. We should have given Assad an ultimatum the moment his military started firing on his people and launched those missiles if he ignored our ultimatum.
    How many leaders around the world have done similar things in the last year? (fire on their people, not chemical weapons)
    Do you suggest we give them all ultimatums?
    Were we ever elected the world's policemen?
    If we are the world's policemen, then do they get a fair trial?

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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    How many leaders around the world have done similar things in the last year? (fire on their people, not chemical weapons)
    Do you suggest we give them all ultimatums?
    Were we ever elected the world's policemen?
    If we are the world's policemen, then do they get a fair trial?
    What does that even mean?

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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    I don't think Syria's actions threaten our national security. I think America's foreign policies, specifically with regard to the Middle East, threaten our national security.

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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    It not only threatens our nation, it threatens the world.
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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    I think at the very least we should bomb the known chemical weapon sites in Syria, to prevent not only Assad from using them but also to prevent them from being captured by the rebels.

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    Re: Does the use of chemcial weapons by Syria threaten our National Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think at the very least we should bomb the known chemical weapon sites in Syria, to prevent not only Assad from using them but also to prevent them from being captured by the rebels.
    I am not for attacking at all.
    But if we did attack, I do not understand why we do not focus on the chemical weapons, either.
    It is almost as though they are confusing chemical weapons with biological weapons.
    Syria does not have biological weapons.
    And it is only biological weapons that would have an extremely high risk of contamination if bombed.
    There would be some collateral damage from bombing chemical weapons too, but only marginally more than what is caused by the bomb itself. Especially once you consider a few misses and the collateral damage from those.

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