Well this one made me spit out my morning coffee, US Intelligence
has confirmed that Assad has crossed obama's "Red line" (always a stupid comment) So whats Obama going to do about, give them all more guns to
start killing each other with. This week it was also announced that the death toll in Syria is nearly
100,000 and Obama thinks giving them more guns is the
you hear that,
Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake, backing himself and American against a wall.
If any issue has exposed the Obama administration's weakess on the world stage, it is the Syrian crisis. From the moment the first anti-government
protestors took to the streets two years ago, President Barack Obama has appeared like a startled rabbit caught in the glare of a major international
Rather than seeing the explosion of political dissent in Syria as a golden opportunity to rid the world of a ruthless and brutal dictatorship that has
been actively hostile to American interests in the region for more than four decades, Mr Obama was seized by a fit of inaction. According to his
reasoning, supporting the rebels might draw the US into another costly war which would outweigh the benefit of removing the Assad gang.
oh and it gets even better because it looks like good O'l
Dave Cameron is also biting at the bit to get some more Blood on his hands in Syria.
We do [share the US judgment]. I discussed this with President Obama on my recent visit. Our intelligence agencies have been sharing information.
We share their view that, as we put it, growing levels of information about chemical weapons used by the regime and no firm evidence that chemical
weapons have been used by the opposition.
"I welcome this candid assessment by the Americans. I think it, rightly, puts back centre stage the question, the very difficult question to answer
but nonetheless one we have got to address: what are we going to do about the fact that in our world today there is a dictatorial and brutal leader
who is using chemical weapons under our noses against his own people."
Members may recall a couple of weeks ago i posted that France had confirmed Chemical Weapons in Syria and writing about
Obama's failing foreign policy so really this was only a matter of time, Obama had to
do something at some point.
Yes something needs to be done about Syria to stop the killing but giving them more guns to kill each other is not the solution. If anything this is
just going to mean that the Rebels start killing of more of Assad's forces making him ever more desperate making him use more chemical weapons.
anyone else think we should start a ATS countdown to Libya 2.
Nothing like a good old war as well to distract from a political scandal at home either.
Obama is really playing all his cards at once now that he has been exposed for what he really is. This is just completely sickening that he would
directly aid these rebels who have repeatedly been proven to commit psychopathic atrocities. This is the last straw for me, Obama has now lost any
ounce of respect I may have once had for him.
Well, there is a saying that goes it should be better to do the wrong thing rather than doing nothing at all, but... idk personal experience has
taught me that is a load of BS. This is going to be a # pickle. Thankfully, We said the same thing with Lybia, and that turned out alright.
yup that's the other problem we have three sides in Syria
the last two in that list we know have been working together, we know that there are lots of elements within the FSA who have committed horrible human
rights abuses (as has Assad), I wrote a thread on it and its really quite shocking.
like i said in my OP all Obama is really doing is giving them more means to kill each other. If he was going to act he should have done it months ago
or not atoll
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Originally posted by sylent6
I'm so confused on what is he trying to accomplish here.
The man has really lost all clear signs of good judgment.
when he said that chemical weapons would be his "red line", he backed himself into a very bad place whereby if it was proven that chemical weapons
were being used he would have to act otherwise his threat would have been a empty one.
so now that the French have proved that Chemical weapons have been used and so have the Americans now in addition to the strong fight back of Assad's
forces he basically has to do something because so far he has been all talk and no action.
Eeerrrr, Its not as if we dont have enough crap on our plate right now.
I know people say history repeats its self , or that it rhymes so how many times are we going to keep making these mistakes. Its almost as if they are
just trying to overload us with stuff to be mad about so we just cant compute everything going on.
My biggest question is, whats the $price$ tag on this, because im sure some public education or public programs could use an extra buck or two in
these rough times.
Originally posted by teachtaire
Is anyone concerned about what the Russians are saying about this? There's something about the dollar dropping by more than 50 cents compared to the
kopec???? "Доллар упал на 54 копейки"
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they will probably have a bit of a moan about it but nothing more.
its not like they have much of a leg to stand on chastising the west for supporting the rebels when they have been sending Assad guns and god knows
what else since before this civil war even started.
And here we go. I've stumbled over to liveleak and watched some videos coming out of Syria. Honestly, it's hard to tell which side you'd want to
support if either, intervention should have been the first step. Getting rid of a dictator like the despot on Syria would have been a bold and
beneficial move for Obama. But handing the country over to the rebels isn't the answer, they are just as bad if not worse but for the technology
so how many conflicts need to be going on at once before the whole thing implodes in our faces? 4? 5? 6?
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