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Old 08-27-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It is estimated that at least 100 Canadians mainly in their 20s and coming from Ontario and Alberta have left for Syria in the past year, joining a steady march of foreigners drawn to the conflict, security sources say.


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100 Canadians? I'd say it's likely more accurate if one stated that it was 100 Syrian-loyal, Canadians of convenience.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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Problem for western countries in the Syria conflict is both sides are equally as bad. on the one hand you have a dictator who has no problems killing and gassing his own people then on the other hand you have the so called rebel freedom fighters who are basically al queda and Taliban type combatants.
personally i think their conflict is none of our business and we should let them deal with thier own civil war issue repugnant as their actions are and not risk it escalating into a global conflict... WW3 if you will..
I agree Jambo also yesterday Obama stated that regime change was not a goal. Really?, then what the he!! are we doing?

Both Iraq and Syria have said they will retaliate against Israel(big mistake for them), if we strike. Both Russia and China are "warning us".

We have no stated goal, no description of victory, no end game, no plan if Assad is killed or overthrown, no plan if he isn't. We aren't planning a strike from strength and conviction, but from weakness and embarrassment.

What could go wrong?
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:55 AM
 
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I would suppose America and whatever allies it can muster are of the opinion that a regime using chemical weapons on its own people is so reprehensible it needs to be taken to task for such crimes against humanity,while i somewhat agree, it is a big world and one country cant realistically appoint itself the worlds policeman and go around attacking sovereign countries it deems have crossed its definition of what constitutes law of the world, sometimes and this is one of them ya have to let a country deal with its own problems rather than risking perhaps a world war for the atrocities being played out in Syria..
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:00 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Lmfao....
Are we seriously talking World War III?


I wonder if UN or DoD members ever read these sites just to get a good laugh out of people who think they know what they are talking about.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:28 AM
 
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Lmfao....
Are we seriously talking World War III?


I wonder if UN or DoD members ever read these sites just to get a good laugh out of people who think they know what they are talking about.
Its quite naive to think the possibility though rather remote coudnt escalate to that level rapidly if America charges in with bombs a blazing.
If you think this is all a big joke merely good for a laugh thats your opinion.
My opinion doesnt put so much faith in the pacifistic nature of Iran,Russia and China's governments or our enemies who maybe causing this whole scenario in hopes the super powers will take each other out leaving the world in chaos and having Allah gleefully taking over total control.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Lmfao....
Are we seriously talking World War III?


I wonder if UN or DoD members ever read these sites just to get a good laugh out of people who think they know what they are talking about.
Is your skepticism about a world war due to Jambo's mention of the US partaking, or of the idea in general? Because I think the Middle East is a powder keg. About US involvement, well, we don't need US involvement to have a world war, but I am guessing it would be pretty hard for the US to stay out of it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm guessing the majority of these are Syrian Canadians or Syrian nationals...
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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Lmfao....
Are we seriously talking World War III?


I wonder if UN or DoD members ever read these sites just to get a good laugh out of people who think they know what they are talking about.
The plot thickens..
Syria, Iran issue first explicit warning to Israel if US attacks | The Times of Israel
I'm sure your imagination can see where a domino effect could start and a major global conflict ensue, not saying it will happen but the potential is there.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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personally i think their conflict is none of our business and we should let them deal with thier own civil war issue repugnant as their actions are and not risk it escalating into a global conflict... WW3 if you will..
Well it should be our business. We have signed a half-dozen peacekeeping treaties that obligate us to act when such mass murder is taking place.

E.g. The NATO agreement. If the NATO troops get UN clearance .....
The New NATO and the Evolution of Peacekeeping: Implications for Canada
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm guessing the majority of these are Syrian Canadians or Syrian nationals...
In other words, people who don't view Canada as their home and never will.
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