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Thread: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Syria has enabled terrorist groups to seek out and murder Americans internationally; and increasingly they are operating off of our border in Mexico. Even the "only defend America" argument justifies punching that regime in the nose.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Syria has enabled terrorist groups to seek out and murder Americans internationally; and increasingly they are operating off of our border in Mexico. Even the "only defend America" argument justifies punching that regime in the nose.
    Yeah, sure but where are the proofs? There are lots of countries around the world that would love lo punch America in the nose. Is that a reason to invade them?

    cpwill, tell me something - are you a troll or what?

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    I never said invade. I said bomb. Take this opportunity to destroy what we can of the Syrian regimes' ability to make real trouble in that region. Ground troops necessary would be minimal at most - and limited to the kind of SOF / Black community that specializes in going in and out of such places very quietly. There is no reason that it would be necessary that we even use them.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I never said invade. I said bomb.
    Oh, excuse me, that is so much different.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the white house should definitely intervene. we should take this opportunity to come out against a major opponent in the region and weaken Iran's growing attempts at hegemony. This is an excellent opportunity to take out alot of Syria's higher-level-bad-stuff and say we are only doing it to help the rebels. The rebels winning is an important point, but less important than destroying the current regime.
    Intervening in Syria is a poor move. 1) The Syria Rebels outright stated they didn't want the U.S. to intervene 2) Compared to Libya, the rebels are far weaker and the government forces are far stronger 3) International opinion isn't behind an intervention 4) Neighboring countries probably won't give us airbases.

    Don't make the same mistakes as Iraq. Even people who hate the government will unify to fight foreign invaders. Getting rid of the current regime only makes sense if you can replacement it with something better.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    There was nothing the enemy could do to stop it or even slow it down, and it was Shock and Awe
    It would have a lot more awesome if we had actually picked a country that was a threat to us to blow up!
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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Oh, excuse me, that is so much different.
    well, you are excused, given that you apparently don't know very much about this kind of thing.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Intervening in Syria is a poor move. 1) The Syria Rebels outright stated they didn't want the U.S. to intervene
    interesting - which ones and where? why should we care?

    2) Compared to Libya, the rebels are far weaker and the government forces are far stronger
    oh absolutely. I don't pretend that we will even tilt the scales in their favor - Captain Jesus McAwesome appears unwilling to even try to go that far in Libya, where he has UN permission.

    Which in no way means that we shouldn't take advantage of the current chaos.

    3) International opinion isn't behind an intervention
    no, international opinion isn't publicly currently pushing such an intervention. they would, of course, be hard-pressed to protest it for anything other than soveriegnty concerns; and if you are defending Assad's sovereign right to mow his people down, then frankly, i couldn't care less if yo are 'behind' me or not.

    4) Neighboring countries probably won't give us airbases.
    with the exception of Iran, 'neighborhing' countries are not fans of the Syrian regime. In a world where the Saudi's quietly urge the Israelis to take out the Iranians, I am not all that worried that Bahrain will kick out the 5th Fleet.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    You have no plan at all. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to collapse the entire Syrian regime from the air alone. Even if you do that, you have no guarantee that the successors will be any better, especially if are pissed about being attacked. Even if you succeed at that, the backlash from the rest of the Arab world would probably negate any benefits in overall security. Syria is a minimal threat to the U.S. in the first place as they primarily focus on Israel. There simply is too little gain and too much to lose by such an action.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I don't have one to wiggle.
    so many comments, so little time

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