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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Just noticed his web address. Funny!

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Over a half a million refugees in Jordan, almost as many in Lebanon and Turkey.
    The red line was crossed a year ago. But if the USA is the only one to really respond militarily, it is more likely to make Arabs angrier with us than to praise us.
    Russia needs to stop shipping supplies to the regime, and Iraq needs to stop letting Iran ship material buy air over Iraqi air space.
    We can’t do this alone, but something needs to be done.
    Sadly,
    C.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    The middle east has been a quagmire of senseless death and destruction for centuries, and shows no signs of changing its character. If we intervene, we will lose more American lives and much more money, and the result is unlikely to be any different than if we stay home.

    I vote to stay home.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    The Amateur is once again beyond his skill set. We know why he won’t release his college transcripts and the reason he was accepted into law school.
    He’s just not very smart.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The Middle East was a “house of cards.” The region has always been unstable, no thanks to American and European meddling. That house, which Bush helped to topple, by destroying Iraq, further destabilizing the region. Obama keeps stirring the pot with Pakistan drone missions. Syria is just another domino. It is falling into the hands of either a military dictatorship, as before, (the most likely result considering the size of its military) or to a mullah driven state like Iran. I think this will end up being a protracted civil war which the rebel religious fighters can’t win anytime soon. We should stay the hell out of there!

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Chain of Custody. Yeah, how would you feel if there actually was a signed invoice for the chemical weapons:

    One ton of mustard gas circa 1975. Created USARL, Adelphi, Maryland.
    Signed:
    Saddam Hussain 1/1/78
    Qusai Hussain 6/25/90
    Bashar al-Assad 7/5/90

    Just a thought.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @ahab

    It is impossible to disagree with anything you have said, Ahab. Two questions – If a Halabjah style attack killed hundreds or thousands, would that change your mind? if NATO and the Arab League would agree to take ‘point’ on these missions, would you support the USA using intell resources, drones and rockets to suppress anti aircraft weapons, and other non “boots on the ground” actions?
    If we can’t get other nations to take the load, I don’t think we should go in unless he does a massive WMD attack. If Assad orders/allows gas attacks, et al, on his people, we need to at least to do a no fly zone with attacks on clearly identifiable military infrastructure.
    That last would really please Israel.
    Right now, we are the largest supplier of nonlethal aid and there are diplomats and ‘resources’ on the ground in Syria to advise and aid where practical.
    But it would really be nice not to take point on this one.
    I’m still hoping for Assad’s to leave office, but if not – for a few officers to walk into Assad’s office during a meeting with senior staff and shoot everyone dead.
    What a world.
    I always enjoy reading you, Ahab.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thanks C. Those scenarios are all interesting, and ultimately each action we make is an international chess game, but with consequences. America is still burdened with GITMO, the Bush war debts, a bloated homeland security infrastructure, a failing domestic electrical grid,an ailing-failing domestic travel system, and a recovering economy, to list just a few. I believe American interests abroad can be protected by limiting our actions, without being drawn into another costly quagmire of gradual increasing military actions involving Syria.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I mentioned a site to Dr C that you may find interesting. The Official Pugwash Society has won a Nobel Peace Prize, and it draws together world leaders and thinkers to address social conflicts/war,etc. http://www.pugwash.org/

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Tigger, the differences between the two Presidents is vast. They have certainly made their own mistakes.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Professor Canuck, I suppose it would be as fruitless as all of America’s other machinations to influence world affairs to benefit America, instead of the MiddleEastern countries as a whole. Our foundation there is so very complex, and beyond simply switching sides. Besides our goals are antithetical to many of that region’s desires. We are the “Great Satan” to many in the Middle East, and humanitarian efforts, and a “hands off” policy would be better than what we really do there. I don’t see our government, or its people willing to reconsider the road we’ve gone down on Middle-East policy. Obama has had opportunities, and has moderated some, but lost ground in Pakistan by an overly aggressive drone program under the CIA, which I suspect is the dumb reason we are still in Afghanistan. I believe we should retire from that region ASAP!

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’d like to find the soft-hearted dictator, and support him. * :-o

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yet, he didn’t really take care of Hussein, now did he?

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I enjoy your posts as well C. It is refreshing over the troll posts so prevalent of late.

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    OK. I would arm the rebels with weapons and back them up with air support. Thats it, no more.

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