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Thread: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

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    Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Syrian tanks and troops 'enter flashpoint Baniyas city'

    So, the situation in Syria is getting hot. Should the White House intervene?

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Depends on just how bad it is, and how much likelihood there is of trouble spreading to other countries and causing us security or oil supply problems.

    Offhand I'd say no. I think our dance card is kinda full at the moment.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    The rebel uprising in Libya made intervention a practical possibility. It headed off criticism that the intervention was western imperialism, and provided a way to avoid a power vacuum if Qadaffi was toppled. In addition, Libyan oil provided a powerful incentive to get European involvement. Geographic location was also important for launching airstrikes from friendly soil.

    Syria doesn't have those factors. People are uprising, but haven't organized into even a vaguely cohesive force. International opinion isn't nearly at the same level because the media has become saturated and lost interest. None of the nearby nations are likely to want to give their airbases for use in an attack.

    Libya was a decent opportunity, but even then it wasn't capitalized upon in an effective manner. I have little confidence that the U.S. would get better results in a much tougher situation. Unless something changes and major U.S. interests are at stake, it isn't worth getting involved at this time.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Where's the "Oh HELL No!" option?

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Hellz to the NO!
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Offhand I'd say no. I think our dance card is kinda full at the moment.
    Why, the US quited Libya, Iraq is fine, Bin Laden is now dead, so the war in Afghanistan may soon be over too?

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Why, the US quited Libya, Iraq is fine, Bin Laden is now dead, so the war in Afghanistan may soon be over too?
    OK. we have a candidate for funniest post of the week right here.

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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Sending of troops to Syria is not necessary, because instead of a non-religious Dictator the West will get a new Islamic Republic.
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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    No, we should not send troops ANYWHERE. Enough playing the world's policeman, bring everyone home and stop running around the planet wiggling our dicks.
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    Re: Should the USA send troops in Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, we should not send troops ANYWHERE. Enough playing the world's policeman, bring everyone home and stop running around the planet wiggling our dicks.
    I don't have one to wiggle.

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