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originally posted by: Spider879
Lookie here, I criticized Obama for a lot of things, but on this he made sense and I think he was on point, yes he fked-up elsewhere , as in Libya so that's fair game, but not crossing that red line he self imposed, is ok by me, for one thing he didn't have congressional approval, yes that sounds wordy to some, but it is important, I can understand seeing he horrible images of babies gassed to death ,I understand why Trump or most other POTUS would want to do something immediately like fireing off a few rounds, but there are the images of bombed babies before then, well some many ask how much worst could it have been if he had crossed that red line, the answer look at Iraq, post Saddam, which of our friends would have jumped into help us police a post Assad regime when even our own congress didn't even approve, yes Senator McCain and Hillary would have been down among other hawks.
So the million dollar question are we prepared to take on Iran and Russia over Assad.
Btw it was the Russian's responsibility to take the chems away from Assad as part of the brokered deal making with the U.S.
originally posted by: buster2010
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Spider879
But he did send troops. Just not US troops. He sent ISIS and Al Queada.
I'm sure you can back up such an ignorant statement.
In their report, BIRN and OCCRP stated that the acquisition of significant amounts of military weapons from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe for the Syrian opposition were directly controlled by Washington. Earlier, the respected military journal Jane’s Defence Weekly in its article “US arms shipment to Syrian rebels detailed” stated that the US supplies the Syrian opposition with weapons and ammunition from Eastern Europe, and noted that these facts were almost officially recognized by the US Senate.
Over the last five years, Ukraine alone has sold nearly 615,000 small arms to Syria. But it’s curious that its official customers are not third world nations, but large Western companies like Hire & Fire, IZH Impex Inc, Waffen Schumacher GmbH, BVS, spol. Sro – all buying old Soviet weapons en masse. In 2012 alone the American Hire & Fire made an accusation of 90,000 Soviet rifles. That’s almost enough to arm four divisions, and in just one year.
Reports on US arms purchases provided by SOCOM show that it paid at least 27 million dollars for Bulgarian weapons and 12 million dollars for Serbian weapons and ammunition in a period from 2014 to 2016 that were supposed to be used for covert operations in Syria. Since December 2015, SOCOM commissioned three cargo ships to transport 4,700 tonnes of weapons and ammunition from the port of Constanta in Romania and Burgas in Bulgaria to the Middle East.
The Montenegro Defence Industry has already exported 250 tons of ammunition and 10,000 grenade launchers to Saudi Arabia since August 2015 for them to be smuggled to Syria. The British SkyNews channel conducted a journalistic investigation, which resulted in uncovering the largest weapons supply channel from Ukraine and some countries of Eastern Europe to the Middle East.
That is why Washington and its European allies are particularly interested in the Syrian conflict to be protracted, preventing people from enjoying peace only to profit from their “bloody business”.
So we must be prepared for new evil designs to be disclosed as new communities in Syria and Iraq are liberated from militants, unleashed by the Obama administration and its European allies.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
The interesting thing is that Obama is condemned for doing what Trump claimed he would do, and Trump is praised for doing what Republicans were afraid that Obama would do.
Nah, there's nothing wrong with the logic there.