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Thread: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and why

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    There is too much information that only a select few get to know for me to weigh in on this from an intelligence perspective.

    Also, Congressional Reps have more information on the matter than I do, so my opinion on the matter is based mostly on fairly superficial concerns.

    I don't want to see us in another war, though to some degree this matter could be considered a continuation of our war with al Qaeda.

    I'm not sure what's necessary here to prevent Israel and Iran from going at each other, which would be a concern of mine, as Israel is "reported" to have nuclear missile submarines within range of Iran.

    This is a quagmire.

    For all we know, the rebels planted the chemical weapons and exploded them on their own people, just to get our attention and hope we'd do to the government of Syria what we did in Iraq .. I mean, after all, these rebels are greatly al Qaeda.

    I would favor greater U.N. participation and to create a watchdog on both sides with regard to keeping weapons within "acceptable" scope and perhaps pushing for peace talks.

    Posturing with missile salvos may be self-defeating.

    This situation is grim.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Actually I don't think we should be involved in Syria. You kind of entered a conversation mid stream. This is whether or not conservatives are "rational' for supporting Iraq and not supporting Syria.

    Yes...Iraq was completely based on WMD's. The presentation to the UN was about Iraq WMD's. The sunday talk shows were filled with Administration members talking about Iraq WMD's.

    If the use/ownership of WMD's is a cause for war...why wouldn't be a cause in this situation? How is it rational to call for an actual invasion yet not support strikes?
    Actually, in my recollection, Iraq was about WMD, yes, and Sadaam's unwillingness to live under multiple UN sanctions related to them. In addition, it was about Sadaam not living within the "Oil for Food" UN sanctions and France's double-dealing in that regard - one of the reasons why France vetoed action in Iraq at the time - they were grossly benefitting and feeding money to Sadaam outside the UN sanctions.

    Iraq was about many things, not least of which was Sadaam boldly putting up bounties for terrorist's families, I believe it was $25,000 a suicide bomber, to attack Israel and other western targets. It was about an evil, dangerous, dictator ruling his country brutally and thumbing his nose at the UN. And in the aftermath of 9/11, Bush and his administration wasn't going to sit idly by while Sadaam potentially funded an attack with money from France.

    These are different times - Assad, for all his evil, has not threatened any nation other than his own and has not participated in any action against another nation such as did Sadaam. There is no equivalency between Iraq in 2003 and Syria in 2013, but a foolish move into Syria could create even greater problems in the region - nobody supported Sadaam - Assad still seems to have some support in the region.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Obama's position, on this issue, has evolved.
    I guess he found out Assad is gay.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    NAY.

    Th USA should not get inolved in any military action in Syria unless Syria directly attacks America or a protected ally that we have a treaty or agreement with.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    There is only disagreement amongst people who would prefer to believe that Assad is not responsible. Russia is also not in the picture, they are not militarily involved in this question in any way, shape, or form.
    Sherman, I pray you are correct! But if we bomb Syria, which is an ally of theirs, should we expect anger from them? We "mother hen" our allies, wouldn't Russia do the same? That's what has me worried. Russia is a super power, too.

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    No chance in hell for anything. It's not our problem and we're not the planet's policeman.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
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    I vote nay. Syria is not our problem. Any strikes will bring us into war.Obama,Biden and other democrats gave Bush so much **** for Iraq and argued that we shouldn't attack another country unless they attacked us first or are a direct threat to us.They also pulled out of Iraq before before the job was done, why get into another war we are not going to finish? Plus it seems that when we help another country it comes back later to bite us in the ass.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Sherman, I pray you are correct! But if we bomb Syria, which is an ally of theirs, should we expect anger from them? We "mother hen" our allies, wouldn't Russia do the same? That's what has me worried. Russia is a super power, too.
    Russia will of course be upset, they obviously do not want to see Assad bombed or his regime threatened. But the medium of their response and its possible outlets are fairly limited. They can stir political trouble in the Caucuses or Ukraine, they can reverse course and increase support for Iran, and... well beyond that it gets rather limited.

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    NAY.

    Th USA should not get inolved in any military action in Syria unless Syria directly attacks America or a protected ally that we have a treaty or agreement with.
    Good afternoon, haymarket.

    : What worries me is that Russia and Syria are allies with each other, and Russia has already made their position known with regard to Syria. Surprisingly, they are urging restraint in this matter by suggesting that America wait until the truth is known about who actually used the chemical weapons!

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Nay. This is a job for the UN. Let the inspectors present their evidence, and act accordingly. No bombs, no artillery, no missiles. If chemical weapons are present, they need to be located, contained, and properly disposed of in a safe location.
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