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    If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Like all of us know the options are on the table for the USA to bomb ISIS in Syria. With that in mind if If the we are going to bomb ISIS in Syria should the we work With Syrian State?

    **When I say "We" I mean the US gov**


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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Assad is bad, ISIS is worse or at least has the capability and fanaticism to be.
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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Assad is guilty of horrible war crimes, including gassing the capital, and needs to go.

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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Like all of us know the options are on the table for the USA to bomb ISIS in Syria. With that in mind if If the we are going to bomb ISIS in Syria should the we work With Syrian State?

    **When I say "We" I mean the US gov**
    I voted 'no,' but if I had access to the intelligence that the President and our military officers have, I might change my mind. I caught part of the President's press conference today as I got home from work, and I saw he said he supported aiding the "moderate" rebels against Assad. And while, as it sits right now, I wouldn't support an alliance with Assad, I don't necessarily support the idea of an attempt to arm moderate rebels, simply because the logistics of that seem near impossible to ensure. But again, intelligence reports could change my mind.

    I do think the U.S. should speak with Assad regarding some of the specifics of the operation, however.
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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Honestly, if we're in there bombing anyhow, I don't think I'd mind much if we just "accidentally" blew the crap out of Assad too. Just sayin'.
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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Assad is guilty of horrible war crimes, including gassing the capital, and needs to go.
    Sure he does, but you can't fight both at the same time can you?

    At this point I feel Assad is the lessor of 2 evils.
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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Sure he does, but you can't fight both at the same time can you?

    At this point I feel Assad is the lessor of 2 evils.
    Assad created the mess by slaughtering 100k civilians and forcing moderates to seek shelter from terrorist groups. You're asking the arson to be the firefighter.

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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Assad created the mess by slaughtering 100k civilians and forcing moderates to seek shelter from terrorist groups. You're asking the arson to be the firefighter.
    So, you're going to fight them both at the same time?
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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    So, you're going to fight them both at the same time?
    I'm going to fight ISIS while maintaining that Assad must go. Ultimately, the choice is not between ISIS and Assad; the only choice is democracy and human rights. Those things are advanced through the defeat of ISIS and the removal of Assad. Given space to operate, moderates will re-emerge.

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    Re: If the USA is Going to Bomb ISIS in Syria Should the USA Work With Assad?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm going to fight ISIS while maintaining that Assad must go. Ultimately, the choice is not between ISIS and Assad; the only choice is democracy and human rights. Those things are advanced through the defeat of ISIS and the removal of Assad. Given space to operate, moderates will re-emerge.
    Those moderates have become bit of a nobody now in Syria havent they?


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