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reply to post by ketsuko
Not necessarily, if the word of the president was all it took, we would have bombed Syria right after the chemical weapons dust up. As I recall, no one wanted that, including congress, so he had nowhere to go.
Is Iran playing both sides in Syria to draw in the USA?
“The United States is bating China and Russia, and the final nail in the coffin will be Iran, which is, of course, the main target of Israel. We have allowed China to increase their military strength and Russia to recover from Sovietization, to give them a false sense of bravado, this will create an all together faster demise for them. We’re like the sharp shooter daring the noob to pick up the gun, and when they try, it’s bang bang. The coming war will will be so severe that only one superpower can win, and that’s us folks. This is why the EU is in such a hurry to form a complete superstate because they know what is coming, and to survive, Europe will have to be one whole cohesive state. Their urgency tells me that they know full well that the big showdown is upon us. O how I have dreamed of this delightful moment.” “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
Wikileaks has reported that the US government has been covertly funding the Syrian opposition. Special Activities Division teams are speculated to have been deployed to Syria during the uprising to ascertain rebel groups, leadership and potential supply routes. In early September 2013, President Obama told U.S. Senators that the CIA had trained the first 50-man insurgent element and that they had been inserted into Syria. The deployment of this unit and the supplying of weapons may be the first tangible measure of support since the U.S. stated they would begin providing assistance to the opposition.[
The enemy of my enemy is my friend...
along with improper and incomplete use of force
Unsurprisingly, it turned out that Agent Orange, so effective in killing plantlife, was not great for humankind, either. Tens of thousands of Vietnamese have died as a result of this poison that the Americans monsooned down on them, and such is the evilness of the dioxin within Agent Orange, even today children in the third generation are being born with hideous deformities.
Why can't we ever seem to learn from our own mistakes?
May u burn in eternal hell mccain...
Sep 10, 2013
(Reuters) - The United States has begun distributing some weapons to the Syrian rebels, a spokesman for the Syrian Coalition of groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday, after months of reported delays.
White House officials suggested in June that President Barack Obama had decided to provide military aid to the Syrian rebels, but in the months since, rebel leaders and U.S. lawmakers have said no lethal assistance has arrived.
Separately, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Washington was trying to upgrade its support for the Syrian opposition.
"It is ramping up, but I can tell you that many of the items that people have complained were not getting (to) them are now getting to them," Kerry said in a Google+ Hangout interview. He declined to say what military items were arriving.
U.S. providing some lethal aid to Syrian rebels: opposition spokesman
I would suppose most Americans just want to live life and be left alone, just like anyone else.
reply to post by buster2010
It's disappointing to see seemingly intelligent people get so hung up by either a left or right wing perspective that they become either unable or incapable of seeing the bigger picture.
Don't let your bias blind you to everything else.
Not going in when it could have made a huge difference for the Syrian people was an epic mistake.