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First give them what they need to win, second offer them something Ideologically that will be compatible to their location , religion and mentality, that would pull them in the direction of democracy. If what we have offers them , isn't enticing. then that seems to be our problem that maybe needs to be addressed then doesn't it.
This is s opportunity for the future of the region, without putting one foot on the ground, we should do what is needed to support the rebels and yes we are taking a chance. but in my opinion it is worth it and it could hardly be worse then what they have now. If the people of that country supports the outcome , no matter what it is, we can't do much , or shouldn't do much to change it.
Nope. Stay out of it. It's not our business and we don't have the funds to support it.
Air power is Assad's advantage now. A no fly zone would put the onus on him: If you fly your planes, we will shoot them down. The choice would be his. EXCEPT, to establish a no fly zone, we have to take out anti-aircraft missile sites, which would inevitably bring with it human collateral. So let's train 300 rebels to parachute onto Assad's airports with bazookas and shoot up the planes. The rebel mortality rate in such a raid might be high.., but what a blow!
Don't hold your breath on Obama doing anything - it's ridiculous that he said that using chemical weapons crosses a "red line." The Syrian government can cross lines of red and any other color - and Obama will do nothing. Look at Bengazi.
I heard some prominent republicans scream that we need to do something now.... how quickly they forget Iraq. We really made a difference there and yes, that is sarcasm; read about Iraq in the papers lately? Obama is absolutely correct in waiting on this. If some of you are so gung ho about sending our military somewhere, I would suggest bringing them home from around the world and protecting our southern border.....
Time for the president to come up with some new empty threats.
Let's not do another GW Bush and have another ten year war.
How about for once, the federal government worry about the USA instead, and stop meddling in others affairs and playing world police. We are broke and 16 trillion in debt. Taxpayers ( the few of us that are left) are sick and tired of our money being wasted like this.
Potter - I thought liberals claim we have no right interfering in the matters of other countries.
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