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Old 02-07-2017, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It would be beyond foolish to make alliances with people like that.

At Least 13,000 Hanged in Mass Executions at Syrian Prison: Amnesty International - NBC News

BEIRUT — Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse," Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

The report covers the period from 2011 to 2015, when Amnesty said 20-50 people were hanged each week at Saydnaya Prison in killings authorized by senior Syrian officials, including deputies of President Bashar Assad, and carried out by military police.

Other rights groups have found evidence of massive torture leading to death in Syrian detention facilities. In a report last year, Amnesty found that more than 17,000 people have died of torture and ill-treatment
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:17 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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If your buddy Obama had enforced his line in the sand, Assad wouldn't have hanged all those people, right? Weakling Obama has a lot of blood on his hands and a Syrian refugee crisis to boot, and your whining about President Trump. Stop the liberal madness!
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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I hate to break it to you, but governments must do what is in their "national interests" at all times, or risk destruction.


America will kill anyone who stands in our way. Whether it is million of Vietnamese and Cambodians, or millions of Arabs, or millions of American-Indians, or Africans, or Germans, or even our own citizens.

If you threaten the national security of America, you will be dealt with, harshly. Lincoln killed hundreds of thousands of Americans to "Preserve the Union". And today, we will throw you in prison, or cast you into an internment camp, or send you to Guantanamo Bay, the moment you pose any real risk.


If a Civil War broke out in this country tomorrow, you can guarantee there would be tens of thousands of people shot, or hung, or otherwise dealt with.


The United States has, for decades, propped up a multitude of strong-man dictators, who have killed or imprisoned anyone who threatened their rule. We will do whatever must be done to serve our national interests. Nothing is off the table.


Do you know who our most-important ally in the Middle-East is? Saudi Arabia. And do you have any idea what its like inside that country?


So why are they our ally? Obviously not because they are in favor of freedom, or democracy, or secular Western-values. But merely because it serves our national interests. And we will continue to support them, regardless of how many people they stone to death, or hang, or oppress, as long as it serves our interests.


Grow up.
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Western Asia
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I hate to break it to you, but governments must do what is in their "national interests" at all times, or risk destruction.


America will kill anyone who stands in our way. Whether it is million of Vietnamese and Cambodians, or millions of Arabs, or millions of American-Indians, or Africans, or Germans, or even our own citizens.

If you threaten the national security of America, you will be dealt with, harshly. Lincoln killed hundreds of thousands of Americans to "Preserve the Union". And today, we will throw you in prison, or cast you into an internment camp, or send you to Guantanamo Bay, the moment you pose any real risk.


If a Civil War broke out in this country tomorrow, you can guarantee there would be tens of thousands of people shot, or hung, or otherwise dealt with.


The United States has, for decades, propped up a multitude of strong-man dictators, who have killed or imprisoned anyone who threatened their rule. We will do whatever must be done to serve our national interests. Nothing is off the table.


Do you know who our most-important ally in the Middle-East is? Saudi Arabia. And do you have any idea what its like inside that country?


So why are they our ally? Obviously not because they are in favor of freedom, or democracy, or secular Western-values. But merely because it servers our national interests. And we will continue to support them, regardless of how many people they stone to death, or hang, or oppress, as long as it serves our interests.


Grow up.

Well said...props!
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Old 02-07-2017, 03:09 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Make alliances with people like that???

You mean like ourselves?

Had no problem making buddy-buddy with Saddam in the 80s. Or Bin Laden in the 80s. Or Stalin in the 40s. Or Pinochet in the 70s.

Running out of ink...
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:21 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Kill Assad we get another ISIS.

The devil you know...
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:24 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Redshadowz View Post
I hate to break it to you, but governments must do what is in their "national interests" at all times, or risk destruction.


America will kill anyone who stands in our way. Whether it is million of Vietnamese and Cambodians, or millions of Arabs, or millions of American-Indians, or Africans, or Germans, or even our own citizens.

If you threaten the national security of America, you will be dealt with, harshly. Lincoln killed hundreds of thousands of Americans to "Preserve the Union". And today, we will throw you in prison, or cast you into an internment camp, or send you to Guantanamo Bay, the moment you pose any real risk.


If a Civil War broke out in this country tomorrow, you can guarantee there would be tens of thousands of people shot, or hung, or otherwise dealt with.


The United States has, for decades, propped up a multitude of strong-man dictators, who have killed or imprisoned anyone who threatened their rule. We will do whatever must be done to serve our national interests. Nothing is off the table.


Do you know who our most-important ally in the Middle-East is? Saudi Arabia. And do you have any idea what its like inside that country?


So why are they our ally? Obviously not because they are in favor of freedom, or democracy, or secular Western-values. But merely because it serves our national interests. And we will continue to support them, regardless of how many people they stone to death, or hang, or oppress, as long as it serves our interests.


Grow up.

Can't argue with any of it.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Here.
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Kind of like saying "Lincoln killed hundreds of thousands of Confederates." Syria is in a civil war.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Florida
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If your buddy Obama had enforced his line in the sand, Assad wouldn't have hanged all those people, right? Weakling Obama has a lot of blood on his hands and a Syrian refugee crisis to boot, and your whining about President Trump. Stop the liberal madness!
I didn't vote for Obama, so feel free to blame him for something some madman your candidate wants to get in bed with. Grand deflection.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:23 AM
 
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What happened to Obama's "Red Line" with Syria?

Case closed.

/thread fail

(yet again)
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