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Old 06-18-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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They should be all jailed as should Obama for arming AQ in Libya.

"Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote in a joint letter to Mr. Obama Tuesday that Syrian government forces are advancing so dramatically that they're urging the president to authorize "robust lethal assistance" to the Syrian rebels.
"[T]he United States must take more decisive military actions in Syria to change the balance of power on the ground against Assad," the senators wrote. "Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted, with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, to authorize robust lethal assistance to vetted opposition units in Syria. We urge you to take this essential step."
The administration last week announced it would provide military support to the rebels. But it isn't trying to enforce a no-fly zone or otherwise intervene militarily to halt a war that has killed almost 93,000 people.
The senators say the U.S. should consider targeting regime airfields, runways and aircraft, and help rebels establish safe zones in Syria."


Senators: U.S. must take "more decisive" military action in Syria - CBS News


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Old 06-18-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Well heck didn't BO draw a line in the sand and say use of chemical weapons constituted stepping over that line.?

How about BO brings it to a Senate vote, as President Bush did for Iraq in 2002?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I don't favor this policy, but I sincerely doubt the government is going to fund organizations designated by itself as terrorist. Whether these groups should be designated as terrorist is an important question, but a different question.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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Idiotic. Makes me wonder if McCain wouldn't have been just as much of a disaster for this country as Obama. Whatever happens in Syria, it isn't our problem. There is no reason to spend the US taxpayer's dollars or our servicemen's lives supporting one group of Islamic nutcases against another group of Islamic nutcases anywhere in the ME.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:39 PM
 
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Appears not to many democrats want to admit to their war mongering senators. Pathetic.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Actually, I am not happy with the Democrat senators that are in support of this...McCain on the other hand, I expect this from.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The tin foil hat conspiracy folks are right yet again.

From back in Jan 2013...Yahoo news in India folks, not the US.

A hacker in Malaysia got emails and other documents from a British contractor server in Dec 2012.
The US State Dept declined to comment on the email.
Yahoo picked up the story from Infowars.

US 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria, blame it on Assad govt': Report
The Obama administration gave green signal to a chemical weapons attack plan in Syria that could be blamed on President Bashar al Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country, leaked documents have shown.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Earth
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How about those in Congress who want war, go, and take all of their families with them.
Put their families on the line where their ideology falls.
No exceptions.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Well heck didn't BO draw a line in the sand and say use of chemical weapons constituted stepping over that line.?

How about BO brings it to a Senate vote, as President Bush did for Iraq in 2002?
Yes he did.

He was fine with the 99,900 previous deaths.

But the 100 deaths caused by use of chemical weapons was stepping over the line. lols.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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What in Hell did Assad do to **** us off?

Why should we care who wins and who loses so long as the winners are too weakend to present a problem for us? Why should we care how they kill each other so long as they thin the herd?

The most we should be doing is parking a Hospital Ship offshore to treat the injured women and kids that were in the wrong places at the wrong time. The fighters can take care of their own.
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