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originally posted by: Meee32
I see the same games being played over and over, if Obama had done this the opposition would be up in arms, it's like tribalism, we are still very primitive people really... We make decisions based on our sexual desires, feelings and such. It's actually quite hard to keep that rational head on your shoulders without emotion clouding our vission. How many people have done something or said something in anger that maybe you didn't really mean or wouldn't normally say?
I think it pretty much happens to us all to varying degrees. But we try to strut around like we are better than animals... We're humans! We're much better!
I don't think people have lost their minds, this is just the level we have reached so far. Nothing we can do about it either, just time can solve our issues. Maybe in a thousand years we'll be past all this?
originally posted by: icanteven
a reply to: DBCowboy
People haven't lost their minds. They simply disagree with your assessment.
Trump supporters and detractors seem to be equally susceptible to writing posts with strong opinions. And, besides, posting on a message board isn't a sign that someone is less intelligent than you. It means they have an opinion and wish to share it. It isn't apropos of "freaking out."
You don't really believe people here are smarter than you, even though that's what you said. Otherwise, you wouldn't feel that you have some special wisdom to share with us about how we are behaving.
originally posted by: Justoneman
...I complained that he supposedly killed Osama Ben Laden but buried him at sea . Then, shortly after that Seal team 6 was basically wiped out in what seems to me to be a freak 'accident'.
originally posted by: Indigo5
a reply to: DBCowboy
(A) Trump establishes back-channel covert communications with Putin via Erik Price's meeting in UAE.
To discuss exactly what? We don't know.
We do know, that despite the searing heat of an investigation, it was worth the risk to establish off-the-books communications.
(B) April 4th, Assad drops Sarin Gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun is Syria. The attack was launched from the Syrian/Russian joint run airbase Shayrat.
(C) April 6th Pentagon notifies Russians (and admittedly Syrian forces) that they intend on bombing Shayrat airbase and thus Syrian and Russian forces evacuate troops, planes, equipment and supplies.
Later that day the US Launches 59 missiles at the airbase.
STRANGELY...The runway was left largely intact.
Russia expresses it's outrage and declares that they will no longer coordinate with the US on strikes or airspace, effectively making it impossible for the US to continue to operate in Syria without risking mid-air collisions or accidentally bombing Russian or Syrian troops.
Within 24 hours of the "Strike" the bombed airbase is up and running and launching attacks again.
The town of Khan Sheikhoun, still recovering from Sarin gas attacks is bombed AGAIN.
So what was actually achieved beyond Putin having a pretense to no longer work with the international community and the US not being able to operate in Syria?
Hell...Bad weather would put that airfield out of business longer than our "strike" did.
Why didn't we destroy runways?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
People are now "Cold Warring", "Day Aftering" and generally pissing themselves
The smartest thing anyone has said in the last few days is a Moderator here by the name of "TheRedneck"
He said. . .
To get that, you have to either be elected President, rise through the military to the top level, or be confirmed as a Cabinet Member. You have done none of those. You got angry on an Internet forum. Insufficient.
If you want to know why Assad would do this, it's simple. He thought he could. After all, it is painfully obvious that chemical weapons existed in Syria, even though Obama, Kerry, and Rice all stated otherwise, Assad agreed to remove them, and Putin promised to make sure they were removed. They lied. He got away with the last attacks, and even got to keep his nasty stuff. Russia wants that pipeline.... BAD... so he's got a superpower protecting him. And he was looking at a new President who the media has been calling weak since the guy rode down an escalator.
We don't know "nuthin'. We'll probably never know "everything". We can guess, speculate and piss ourselves with fear, if that is your thing.
I don't like what happened. But guess what? I'm just an idiot on the internet. So what do I know.
What I do know is that I'm not going to freak out about it..