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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    The answer is no, but somebody's got to do it. If we don't like that nobody is, then we have to decide if we make it our job.

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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    The answer is no, but somebody's got to do it. If we don't like that nobody is, then we have to decide if we make it our job.
    Agreed but I think we'd have more of an option not to if more of us drove electric cars and stability in regions of the world that supply oil to the global petroleum market, which is currently a global must have product.
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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Agreed but I think we'd have more of an option not to if more of us drove electric cars and stability in regions of the world that supply oil to the global petroleum market, which is currently a global must have product.
    Yup. Energy independence would be a game changer.

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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Agreed but I think we'd have more of an option not to if more of us drove electric cars and stability in regions of the world that supply oil to the global petroleum market, which is currently a global must have product.
    What does that have to do with a nation that violates international law and uses poison gas on its own people? The alternative to punishing Syrian leaders for the action is a worldwide rearming with poison gas and biological weapons. If sarin is to become a viable weapon, then all nations will need to have it including the US. We can't have a "Sarin gap" can we?

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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    I voted not present as a smart a**.

    In all seriousness I don't feel the need for us to continue to be
    the world's policeman!!

    If its important enough get the UN !!!!

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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    I voted not present as a smart a**.

    In all seriousness I don't feel the need for us to continue to be
    the world's policeman!!

    If its important enough get the UN !!!!
    One issue I have with that, although I think its inevitable, is we'd be helping to move toward setting up a scenario for the UN to come in an police us at some point. Currently, under the present accepted arrangement nobody else tell us what to do. Do we really want America under international law to be subject to a global body made up of governments like Zimbabwe, Cuba, North Korea, Russia, China, Somalia and Pakistan?
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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    Oh no, not the UN taking over thing again? I thought the Birchers were extinct.
    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    One issue I have with that, although I think its inevitable, is we'd be helping to move toward setting up a scenario for the UN to come in an police us at some point. Currently, under the present accepted arrangement nobody else tell us what to do. Do we really want America under international law to be subject to a global body made up of governments like Zimbabwe, Cuba, North Korea, Russia, China, Somalia and Pakistan?
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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    One issue I have with that, although I think its inevitable, is we'd be helping to move toward setting up a scenario for the UN to come in an police us at some point. Currently, under the present accepted arrangement nobody else tell us what to do. Do we really want America under international law to be subject to a global body made up of governments like Zimbabwe, Cuba, North Korea, Russia, China, Somalia and Pakistan?
    I don't think we're policeable at present.
    Too many Patriots with weapons available!!

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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    The USA needs to learn to mind it's own business. And it wonders why it's hated so much overseas ......

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    Re: Is it America's job to deal with countries that use Chemical Weapons?

    The fact that we used chemical weapons in WWI, Napalmed cities to the ground in WWII, Used Agent Orange in Vietnam, and White Phosphorus in Iraq, Hardly gives us the say in this matter. The U.S. is being hypocritical, and I'm still waiting for the Obama administration to release the proof that the Assad government personally ordered this attack.

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    And Obama's Favorite: Not Present.
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