"...how to ensure it stays out of the hands of extremists battling for
control of Syria." Sounds good in principle, but in practice I don't
see how we can possibly control that, particularly without "boots on the
ground" which I think would be a big mistake."shoulder-fired
remote-propelled grenades"?! Does one control them with a joystick after
launching? Or perhaps they are ROCKET-propelled.
Obama and Hillary unwittingly helped the Muslin Brotherhood take control of
Egypt, Libya and now he is ignorantly working to help them control Syria! At
least Iraq is still free at least for now!
Obama is acting like a fool republican getting us involved in Syria. It's bad enough that he's still cleaning up after president cheney
in those other two debacles of the conservative warhawks. We need to stay out of
the middle east for a while let them beat on each other without the US trying to
pick the winners, this includes Israel and Iran, they want religious wars, let
them.Just in for MtnMan…Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed
a provincial election candidate in a drive-by-shooting in a restive northern
city.Insurgents struck cities across Iraq on Monday with car bombs,
suicide attacks and gun battles, killing more than 70 people in worsening
sectarian violence.Yep still free, we did a great thing there?
I'm often an Obama critic. But in this case, I say kudos to the president
for keeping his word about an enemy crossing his pre-announced and
pre-established red-line. Had he not done so and not now taken
action, both opponents and allies alike would've had a hard time believing
any warnings he might make in the future. This is a positive step in
reestablishing some credibility along those lines... in the face of so much
McKinley - the Maine - Spanish American WarWilson - the Lusitania - World
War IRoosevelt - Pearl Harbor - World War IIJohnson - Gulf of Tonkin
- Viet NamBush - weapons of mass destruction - Iraq WarObama -
chemical weapons - war in Syria?There is a pattern of history which
demonstrates that it little matters who is president or what their stated
beliefs are on war. The people must first be convinced, as the result of some
outrage, that war is inevitable and they must send their sons and daughters to
fight and die. Obama is no different. Many who voted for him thought he would
be different but he is not. There is no change. There is no hope. Not in
man-made institutions anyway.
So to sum it up, a brutal Middle Eastern dictatorship is using chemical weapons
against its people, and we must stop it.Let's see...now where
have I heard this before?
How far are we going to go in supporting the rebels in Syria? Are we sure we
want to openly support a rebellion that has taken on the tones of opposing Assad
as from a religious minority. In Iraq there was a massive exodus of Christians.
It seems quite likely that the same will happen with both Christians and
Shi'ites if the Assad regime falls in Syria.How far are we
going to go to ensure that regime falls. Its fall will not be pretty for many
people. Will we wend troops on the ground?
Aid to Syrian rebels, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, but not to West Texas?Go figure.
I am still trying to understand why the liberals are not all up in arms over
this.The liberals said that Bush went into Iraq to help his friends
in the oil businesses. Obama is going into Syria and is helping known terrorist
organizations. The Muslim Brotherhood is helping the Syrian rebels. The Muslim
Brotherhood helped establish Hezbola, and other similar groups. Why are we
sending terrorists weapons?Doesn't this go against Section 3,
Article 3 of the Constitution?
@Redshirt1701"I am still trying to understand why the liberals are not
all up in arms over this."A lot of liberals I know, including
myself, strongly oppose this. In that senate committee vote a couple weeks ago,
2 of the 3 no votes were from Democrats (Murphy and Udall, the Republican was
Rand Paul). "The Muslim Brotherhood is helping the Syrian
rebels."I'm rather concern myself with the actual group
that is helping the rebels in large numbers on the ground, Al-Nasra, which is
Broken record time. Here we go again. Redshirt I too wonder where all the
Democrats who so opposed Bush are on this one. Just remember everyone who
supports this move to send weapons to "rebels" in Syria. When the U.S.
supported the Afghans against the Soviets in the 80's, and the Taliban/Bin
Laden types took over, some of those weapons were used against us in the current
war there. In the meantime, our dear leader is headed to a big vacation in
Africa in preparation for his vacation out on Cape Cod. Have I been watching a
Monte Python movie for the last 5 years? Is that what this is? I guess the
jokes on us.
Divert attention from the I.R.S. scandal, the AP scandal, the wiretapping
scandal, and the Bengahzi scandal. Oh wait, he's already used the Benghazi
scandal to cover to be elected. Foolish people believe a foolish
President who does foolish things to divert attention away from his his failures
and his failure to be honest about anything that he does or says.