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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #21
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I don't think so. I've thought mostly of late Syria has been the hotbed for terrorism and one of the biggest problems over there for us outside of Iraq, Iran, etc...

I'm not up on the latest, but at one time Syria was considered an ally because they were enemies of Iraq.... the old 'enemy of my enemy is my friend' thing.

Reality, the enemy of our enemy is our enemy's enemy, nothing more.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #22
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Now, isn't Syria supposed to be one of our allies in the Middle East? And we are going to bomb them? I mean, the most I've been able to get from what little news I see is that Syria *may* have used chemical weapons on their own people, so we are going to teach them a lesson by dropping bombs on them?

I just can't see anything good coming from this.
Syria has never really been an ally of the US and diplomatic ties have been essentially severed since we tried (and failed) to overthrow their government in 1957 and when they sided with Egypt in the Six Day War against Israel (and subsequently lost the Golan Heights). Ever since then they've sort of acted as a proxy for Iran to launch terrorist attacks against Israel.

One big reason they were considered an enemy of Iraq was because during the Iran-Iraq War, the Syrians allowed Iran to use Syria as a western base of operations for attacks into Iraq. Syria has very few natural resources of their own but they do have one of the quickest pipeline routes for oil from the Caspian Sea and Iran's northern oil fields west towards the Mediterranean and European markets. If Iran didn't buy off the Syrians for access to the Mediterranean and Europe, Syria may just as well have been an ally of Iraq instead.

For what it's worth, I don't support U.S. intervention in Syria. The use of chemical weapons against their own people is absolutely appalling, but not technically a violation of the Geneva Convention. Unless and until their civil war begins spilling over into Turkey, Israel, Jordan, etc. let's stay out of it. Especially since we would probably just be toppling one shitty despotic leader for another.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #23
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Same type of shit as Egypt. Hardcore



ur voices have been completely ignored here and will continue to be and it could lead to our downfall. I wish this was an exaggeration. I really do... but it isn't.
But Obama is giving us free health care and sticking it to the rich man. What else should I care about besides that?


Seriously though I totally agree with everything you said.

It's even more scary, and downright disgusting, that our government is getting in bed with Al Qeda.


Wait...what am I saying. Al Qeda never did anything wrong. 9/11 was an inside job by Bush and his cronies to get rich. Duh!!!


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I'm not up on the latest, but at one time Syria was considered an ally because they were enemies of Iraq.... the old 'enemy of my enemy is my friend' thing.

Reality, the enemy of our enemy is our enemy's enemy, nothing more.
And Iraq was an ally against Iran at one point...
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #25
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Especially since we would probably just be toppling one shitty despotic leader for another.
Dats how we duz it...

Keep replacing shit with shit until we actually get the anti-Christ in power somewhere.
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Want to make a difference? Email your congressman and tell him/her to vote NO for a strike on Syria.

I'll make it easy for you. Go to this website, type your zip code, and "send an email" to your representative. It only has to be a concise 1 sentence email to have your voice heard.

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #27
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Dats how we duz it...

Keep replacing shit with shit until we actually get the anti-Christ in power somewhere.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #28
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And Iraq was an ally against Iran at one point...
Yep... it's why I'm not up on the who's who of the middle east, it changes daily.


We need to keep out of the sandbox, let them kill each other off.
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Want to make a difference? Email your congressman and tell him/her to vote NO for a strike on Syria.

I'll make it easy for you. Go to this website, type your zip code, and "send an email" to your representative. It only has to be a concise 1 sentence email to have your voice heard.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:06 AM   #30
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Where does Germany stand on this? You can't have a serious WW without them.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:07 AM   #31
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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:16 AM   #32
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Putin just announced he will give Syria a missile shield if the U.S. acts without the backing of the United Nations (which we all know will never happen).

Thanks to Obama and the Democrats we are officially on the verge of going to war with Russia.
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And ppl laughed at me when I sold off all my assets and bought a shipping container sunk in the ground.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #34
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Putin just announced he will give Syria a missile shield if the U.S. acts without the backing of the United Nations (which we all know will never happen).

Thanks to Obama and the Democrats we are officially on the verge of going to war with Russia.
and Iran is in till the end

Iran will support Syria \\\\\\\\\\'to the end\\\\\\\\\\': military chief


i dont think we should be calling any ones bluff right now
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They aren't bluffing.

That's the problem.

This is why Putin moved serious naval hardware into the Med.

After 12+ years of war we are in no position right now to fight Russia unless nukes come into the picture. If that happens we all know where it will lead thanks to the Cold War hysteria.
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i dont think they're bluffing either. i'm sure they all know we're stretched to far right now
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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #37
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we've been doing business in Syria for some time, doesn't this just seem like a formality?
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and Iran is in till the end

Iran will support Syria \\\\\\\\\\'to the end\\\\\\\\\\': military chief


i dont think we should be calling any ones bluff right now
Given how our "President" has handled everything up until this point he is:

A)Too arrogant to not call a bluff

B)Too stupid to realize it's not a bluff
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Done.
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