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That's a perfectly valid reason. (I'm not sure that's his reason, though.) But the idea of accountability confuses me. If he killed al-Assad, I could understand it. If he killed thousands of Syrian troops, I could understand it. But if the missiles (or whatever) don't directly hurt al-Assad, or significantly weaken his power, won't he just shrug it off and tell the world he's survived unhurt? That, of course, announces to the world that the US is feeble.
Maybe he wants to send a message that dictators who murder their own people must be held accountable.
Ok, I'll take your word for it that it's a three-sided war. Obama's hope is that FSA wins, I assume. It's easy enough for him to defeat al-Assad if he wanted to, he and his forces are a pretty clear target. (Except, he's said he doesn't want to do that.) But how in the world would he assure that AQ doesn't take power in Syria as the Muslim Brotherhood did in Egypt?
He's supporting the Syrian people that are struggling (two million refugees) because Assad has lost control of the situation. "The AQ elements in the FSA" is a false statement. The FSA hate AQ and actually fight them when they don't have their guns trained on the dictator Assad.
Originally posted by Turkenstein
Obama is a good president ...
"You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror." George W Bush
The biggest "terrorist" threat to the People in the U.S.A. is not Ossama bin Laden or any other so-called "terrorist" leader or group. While Americans are preoccupied with a rigged phony election and "wars for PROFIT" in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Illuminati controlled Federal Reserve "terrorists" are orchestrating a financial collapse in the U.S.A. that could destroy the U.S.A. and other countries in the world much more than the Great Depression of 1929-32.
The biggest threat to America are the "terrorists" that are conducting "FINANCIAL WARFARE" in America and other countries of the world, possibly leading to s Global Financial Meltdown. These "terrorists" are a small covert, clandestine, London, European and American based organization operating in the U.S.A. as a supposed "U.S. government agency".
They're called the Federal Reserve, which is controlled by the most EVIL "terrorists" in the world, the "Elite terrorist" group of criminals, crooks and killers, known as the Illuminati. By the President and Vice president of the U.S.A. and every Senator and Congressman making it appear that the Federal Reserve is a Government Agency, when it's an independent PRIVATE company, should show the American citizens the extent to which this most
The Illuminati Controlled Federal Reserve 'Terrorists'
The man who claims to lead the fight against terror is terrorizing the entire world. He terrorizes little old American ladies by making them strip naked at airports and having their private parts probed by minimum-wage security Nazis searching for weapons of mass destruction. He terrorizes allies around the world with bribes and threats into saying exactly what he says regardless of what they actually think. He terrorizes opposition party politicians into nervous silence when planes fall out of the sky with no explanation.
The belligerent little twit from Texas has single handedly has turned the world's greatest democracy into a paranoid police state. He recently killed 5,000 people in Afghanistan without a shred of verifiable evidence, and now is threatening to do it again ... and again and again and again.
The Real Terrorist Is George W. Bush
Originally posted by JoeP2247
And I think if there is indeed an EMP weapon - use it now on Syria. Do so and I think you will scare the crap out of the Russian and Chinese.
If we have such a weapon use it now - and we may just avoid a third world war. Would there have really been a second world war if we could have a Hiroshima in advance of it - a warning??
And I think people who do not rally behind our president - or any other elected president at such a juncture in history - are bordering on treason. Even if it was W I would support him at such a time as this. All politics stop at waters edge.