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Sit it out.
The blowback from our involvement in another ME issue is not worth the price.
We have no real security interests over there so I say let happen what will, they can deal with it themselves. Syria is kind of Russia territory anyways.
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
I tend to agree with both of you.
I just really wish a Arab country would step up to the plate. If they started policing their sphere of influence, we would never have a excuse to get involved.
Can not say "Thank the good lord his not the POTUS" enough, what does get me is why the now , could they know something we do not know?,
yes it is but we are slow to act, but then you have John McCain saying go and go now ,what a war hunger person he has become , true colors do show in time.
GHASSAN HITTO: We are certain that this regime has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people.
HOLLY WILLIAMS: The White House says that it still needs conclusive evidence.
GHASSAN HITTO: President Obama, with all due respect for him, the price of the first child who died in Daraa is far more important than waiting for conclusive evidence of the use of chemical weapons for him to do something. That was too much of a price for the Syrian people and too much of a price to be placed on the conscience of America ... we are not asking for boots on the ground. We are not asking for any US soldiers, or any British soldiers, or any foreign soldiers to come in and put their lives at risk.
HOLLY WILLIAMS: Give me some specifics. What do you want from the US Government?
GHASSAN HITTO: What we need from the US is surgical strikes of all the launching pads of Scud missiles. These locations are known to the intelligence community. That's one. We need the establishment of a no-fly zone. We need safe passages to be established so we can deliver aid to the Syrian people more effectively and more regularly.
Originally posted by all2human
reply to post by princeofpeace
More like the American people are going to expect and demand more concrete evidence before getting involved in yet another war,wev'e lost alot of good people in wars with bs excuses lately ,enough i say
Besides it would add insult to injury considering Obama's empty promise to bring the boys home from Afghanistan just to send them to Syria.We have smartened up Since Iraq and he knows it.edit on 26-4-2013 by all2human because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
NATO and the UN can handle Syria they do not need the US to take the lead, yes we are part of NATO , there is a difference of taken the lead and being a part of a force.
IA-controlled Al Qaeda operatives in Syria are reporting Israeli war planes have began bombing Syria to destroy targets claimed to be chemical weapons plants. The bombings occurred over the weekend as the corporate media has gone into full-spin propaganda push to drum up support for military intervention claiming Syria crossed a red-line by using chemical weapons. The tailspin of rhetoric comes as the CIA has admitted it is arming Al Qaeda and hackers recently reveal the US hired mercanaries to use chemical weapons in Syria so it could be blamed on the government.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) reports that Israeli fighter jets slipped into Damascus over the weekend and bombed a chemical weapons depot outside the city. Neither Damascus nor Jerusalem have yet confirmed the attack, according to UPI. According to The Jewish Press (JP) "many" reports came in over the weekend confirming the mission. Sources told the JP Israeli jets arrived over Damascus early Saturday morning and circled Assad's presidential compound before moving on to target the weapons site. Read more: www.businessinsider.com...
The Pentagon has in recent days stepped up planning for potential military intervention in the Syrian civil war, specifically because of growing evidence the regime may have used chemical weapons, CNN has learned.
"There is intensified planning in the works as more precise information comes in on the Syrian regime's potential use of chemical weapons and the body of evidence grows," a senior administration official said.