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Old 03-26-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Will Obama support pro-Democracy protestors in Syria and Iran with air-support in order to stop other possible African-like massacres?

What is your opinion? Is Obama afraid of the governments of Syria and Iran... Or is Obama more supportive of the governments of Syria and Iran...
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Nope.


Obama only wants the oil.


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Old 03-26-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Will Obama support pro-Democracy protestors in Syria and Iran with air-support in order to stop other possible African-like massacres?

What is your opinion? Is Obama afraid of the governments of Syria and Iran... Or is Obama more supportive of the governments of Syria and Iran...
He's afraid of them, and wants Israel and the other arab nations like KSA to take on iran and syria.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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Iran is just a different dimension. It can't be compared to some dusty desert like Libya. I don't think anyone will dare to interfere in Iran.
Syria, hm, I don't know yet what to think of the situation there. So far Syria actually was a rather progressive country, probably among the best Muslim countries.
Sometimes I get the impression that this revolution is spreading like wildfire even when there is no real reason to have a revolution in all those places.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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Iran is just a different dimension. It can't be compared to some dusty desert like Libya. I don't think anyone will dare to interfere in Iran.
Syria, hm, I don't know yet what to think of the situation there. So far Syria actually was a rather progressive country, probably among the best Muslim countries.
Sometimes I get the impression that this revolution is spreading like wildfire even when there is no real reason to have a revolution in all those places.
It looks like Obama is picking which Revolutions he wants to succeed.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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It looks like Obama is picking which Revolutions he wants to succeed.
It is not Obama alone. The French or Brits won't interfere in Iran, either. It's just common sense. Especially since the West already has so many troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, there are probably not enough resources for another big conflict.
Frankly, I think the world community should set up some kind of global elite team specialized on taking out dictators etc. Many times cutting off the head of the snake would be much easier and cheaper than fighting the whole snake.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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He's afraid of them, and wants Israel and the other arab nations like KSA to take on iran and syria.
might be right we just sold some f-15's to To Saudi Arabia,


the sale of the F-15, one of the more sophisticated jet fighters in the U.S. arsenal, is a test−not merely of Washington's intent to be evenhanded in the Middle East but, specifically, of whether America is prepared to be a reliable friend. As Crown Prince Fahd explains it, the Saudis' relationship with the U.S. involves a basic tradeoff: oil for security. They are prepared to hold down oil prices, expand their productive capacity and help protect the dollar−all of which are vital to the U.S. and its Western allies. In return, they want security.

They need it. Saudi Arabia is a country one-fourth the size of the U.S., with a population somewhere between 5 million and 9 million (estimates vary wildly). Its oil reserves, far and away the world's largest, are virtually unprotected from potential enemies. To the north are the leftist Iraqis, equipped by the Soviet Union; to the south is Marxist South Yemen; to the east is powerful Iran.

The Saudis realize that with so small a population they cannot possibly build an army large enough to defend their vast frontiers. (Indeed, simply to begin developing their country, they have imported a foreign labor force of about one million.) Their only hope for defense, they believe, lies in acquiring modern weapons, like the F-15, that require limited manpower. The Saudis believe they need a military force capable of holding out against attack for at least two or three days−just long enough for a powerful friend to come to their aid. They want that friend to be the U.S., and thus they regard the proposed sale of 60 F-15s, which two U.S. Administrations have supported, as a barometer of that friendship

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...919600,00.html
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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He's just waiting for the UN resolution and its exact wording.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:36 PM
 
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Will Obama support pro-Democracy protestors in Syria and Iran with air-support in order to stop other possible African-like massacres?

What is your opinion? Is Obama afraid of the governments of Syria and Iran... Or is Obama more supportive of the governments of Syria and Iran...
You forgot Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Palestine/Israel.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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Will Obama support pro-Democracy protestors in Syria and Iran with air-support in order to stop other possible African-like massacres?

What is your opinion? Is Obama afraid of the governments of Syria and Iran... Or is Obama more supportive of the governments of Syria and Iran...
He supports anyone that is anti-Israel.

Bye, bye Israel.

Sorry.
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