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View Poll Results: Should Congress vote for or against arming FSA rebels to fight ISIS?
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:14 PM
 
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House members are expected to return to Capitol Hill on Monday, a day ahead of schedule, to begin preliminary work on authorizing the training and the $500 million in spending the White House wants for moderate Syrian rebels to help in the fight against the militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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Old 09-14-2014, 10:45 PM
 
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They don't tell us the far majority of FSA rebels ARE ISIS.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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The FSA are not moderate. There are no moderate rebels on the ground. All are Islamic extremists with ideologies similar to ISIS, just disagreements on implementation.

To be honest the rebels make Assad look like an angel. Assad enjoys support from the Syrian Christian, Alawite, secular Sunni, and other minority communities in part because he has maintained a secular system which all rebels seek to destroy.

Obama, McCain, and so on love to insist moderate rebels are a thing. That's just because the US will do anything to score one over Russia and Iran. Our leaders don't care for the Syrian people or the 200,000 dead, the vast majority of whom have been murdered by Syrian rebels - "moderate" and extremist.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Army has spent years fighting ISIS and these extremist rebels - Assad even warned the west two years ago their funds to the rebels would come back to haunt them. He was right, they enabled ISIS. If we were to help anyone, for the sake of humanity and not geopolitical interests, it would be the Syrian government. Although I stick by the position that we need to take our hands off of Syria and let them handle their own problems.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:16 AM
 
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Against, of course. We don't need to go supporting terrorists in a Middle Eastern civil war, again. Don't we ever learn?
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:51 AM
 
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House members are expected to return to Capitol Hill on Monday, a day ahead of schedule, to begin preliminary work on authorizing the training and the $500 million in spending the White House wants for moderate Syrian rebels to help in the fight against the militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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the only thing that should be done with isis is that a B-61 dropped right on top of their heads.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:18 AM
 
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Against, of course. We don't need to go supporting terrorists in a Middle Eastern civil war, again. Don't we ever learn?
You would hope we learned from 9/11 and not allow terrorists organize themselves into armies against us. We already wasted a whole year with Congress refusing any action in Syria last year.

Can you imagine the regret if we do nothing, and they strike US with a terror attack?

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Old 09-15-2014, 06:17 AM
 
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I was wondering how they were going to try to get back to trying to remove Assad. Now they're doing gymnastics trying to link him with ISIS. Before they blamed him for civilian deaths but could never produce the evidence it was Syrian forces and not rebels who were killing civilians. They wanted us to get involved and we said no. Assad is no saint but he's not as bad as others who are running around over there.
So now they want to arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS? ???? Are they nuts or just... stupid? PS, ISIS is not nearly the boogeymen they want us to think they are.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:44 AM
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You would hope we learned from 9/11 and not allow terrorists organize themselves into armies against us. We already wasted a whole year with Congress refusing any action in Syria last year.

Can you imagine the regret if we do nothing, and they strike US with a terror attack?
Will it be like the regret of arming the mujahideen in Afghanistan against Russia and winding up with al Qaeda attacking us?
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Against, of course. We don't need to go supporting terrorists in a Middle Eastern civil war, again. Don't we ever learn?
Agree.

The history of countries trying to sort out other countries is one of constant failure. The Americans, British, French and Russians have all tried and failed in several countries including Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

We need to stay out of other peoples issues.
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