Syria

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by KrazyKat, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Nation building time! Panama, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt (mildly turbulent as of late), Libya (bonus embassy renovations), and now Syria.

    Updside is that the economy gets a minor boost every time Rush has to rework the lyrics to his songs.
     
  3. Things might be starting to get real. The troops don't like this one. Infowars and Voice of Russia (kind of a caffeinated RT, think Voice of America only prosthelytizing back at us) have this right now:
    US military revolt against Obama’s decision to 'support Al-Qaeda in Syria'

    I can't seem to post pictures, can somebody else maybe? They're chilling: selfies of troops in uniform covering their faces with notes about how they didn't join to fight along with al Qaeda. Then right after that, Voice of Russia posts on their Google profile that their website is down from probable hacking.

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  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The choice is between supporting Al Qaeda and supporting the guy who used Sarin gas.

    I think we should put some teeth in our promise to deal with anyone who uses WMD, but without putting combat troops on the ground. Bide our time and when the opportunity is ripe, send a couple carefully aimed cruise missles up Assad's derriere.
     
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Possibly. The UN seems to think it was Syrian rebels who released the gas.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-not-assads-regi/

     
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  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    So opting out of involving ourselves someone else's civil war is not one of the choices? I've seen a number of comments suggesting other alternatives, including letting factions kill one another, and the entire region that hates the US left be.
    Hey, if the State Department says it was 1400+ and Assad did it, it must be true (LOL).

    Methinks the moment to protect targeted, defenseless Syrian civilians passed around 100,000 deaths ago. I agree with Pat Buchanan, who says this event reeks.
     
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  8. Isn't that funny about Pat Buchanan? He's one of the last I ever want to agree with, but I do more often than not.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We can do that, and still send a couple cruise missles up Assad's nasal cavities when the opportunity presents itself.

    I'm with you 95%.

    I certainly don't want our troops on the ground conducting another ten years of nation "building".

    Remember, I grew up with a daddy whose voice could launch nukes. What's a couple cruise missles among friends and family?
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'm sure we can rely on our elder statesmen in the Senate to reach the proper conclusion after careful forethought, consideration and deliberation -- and a few rounds of poker on the smartphones:

    Meanwhile, the UK Independent revisits our last great exercise in nation building (and embassy remodeling):​

     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    What % would be up for a few hands of poker?
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    After skimming through the latest round of articles on Drudge today, I'm trying really hard not to ascribe more credibility to the ex-KGB head (Putin) than to our "war hero", John Kerry.
     
  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    John Kerry was only anti-war until he discovered how much money can be made by investing in the manufacturers of ordnance and materiel.
     
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