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Originally posted by wildtimes
(mustn't rush them, you know ),
Given the complexity of the situation in Syria and the uncertainty of what the groups fighting in Syria stand for, the consequences of any American intervention must be carefully considered before taking action. Thank you for sharing with me your opposition to U.S. involvement in Syria.
I am deeply concerned about what is happening in Syria as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to massacre his own people. I deplore the use of chemical weapons—especially on innocent civilians, including women and children. However, I oppose U.S. military intervention in Syria. America's military leaders and other experts have stated that intervening in Syria would be very difficult and the President has not articulated why intervention is in America's national interest, nor what the goal of such an attack would be. I believe that unless it is a defensive action, President Obama must consult with and seek the approval of Congress before committing American forces to any action in Syria. I will be sure to remember your thoughts as this situation continues to unfold.
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reply to post by wildtimes
i just read yesterday....
the Saudo government released more than 1,200 Death Row Inmates if they agreed to fight in Syria against the Syrians (thats not too reassuring is it)
the supposed agreements are that the death row inmates would have a degree of freedom but must fight Assada Forces and they will receive a regular paycheck as long as the conflict goes on and they will be given a pardon from the death sentence at the end of the action..
i think that these death-row soldiers are in some sort of organized group(s) be it companies or battalions within a larger organized force... which flies-in-the-face of thread speculations that the FSA is leaderless and just a mob of fighters.
the AQ or al Nusra or even the Muslim Brotherhood are leadership-- but not as 5 tar generals or other western military command structures.
i suppose that there is a humanitarian and a type of Geneva Convention rule about the insertion of these death-row inmates as ordinary soldiers...Where's Kerry and 0bama in this unorthodox use of volunteers under penalty of death by the Saudi monarchy
i have a sound notion that units of these men are to be used to make villages an example of just how inhuman the rebels can be--- so desist & surrender before we even get to your town or village ---talk about genocides
i also heard that the CIA has finally put a unit of their own AQ types on the ground in Syria....
i suspect that many more ears & fingers are gonna be reported cut off of Syrians in the future... that kind of activity was just developing in the early years of SE Asia (early 1960s) when MAG individuals (special assignment) soldiers were sent to the jungles in a covert type of way
there are (intentionally) too many moving parts to this Syria action to be able to focus our attention upon for stopping the inevitable war scene
There is no issue of American national security at hand. Neither the United States nor its allies have been attacked or threatened.