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Clay Bennett

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    Well, hello there, come on out and join the world.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    It is interesting on how an “off the cuff” remark about red lines placed the USA on a path towards military intervention, and how another “off the cuff” response to a question opened a door to a diplomatic solution.
    Russia’s intervention has caused Assad to admit he even has these weapons and it is doubtful Mr. Putin would appreciate being made to look foolish should Assad rethink his options. Russia now has some ownership in what is to happen and up until now, this has not been the case.
    The usual voices of the conservatives are reluctant to speak well of this diplomatic option, and some are lambasting the POTUS for his ‘failure’ and making America look horrible. The usual voice of the Democrats are congratulating the Pres. for a brilliantly played strategy as if it were always his plan.
    Both are wrong.
    Mr. Obama’s success in this instance is in not having to fired a missile into Syria. That is the Arab League’s job, not ours.
    Mr. Kerry’s rather patronizing response to a reporter inspired Russian diplomats looking for a way to stop hostilities and quit looking like the Assad enabler they are to support the suggestion.
    Mr. Assad’s desire to not see 1000 US cruise missiles and aircraft over his nation, and perhaps his head, inspired him to accept his principle ally’s suggestion.
    As has often been the case in diplomacy, accidental solutions can be as useful as the ones chosen on purpose.
    However –
    This will not help the 5 million Syrians who have left their nation, or the nations to which they have gone. It will not stop bullets or other ‘conventional’ ordinance from killing combatants and innocents alike.
    But this is an Islamic civil war, and anything a western(Read Christian) nation does will not be appreciated even by those who ultimately win. The humanitarian aid is good as is any intell we can give to combatants who don’t hate us, but it is time for the Arab League to use the many weapon platforms they have bought from the USA and resolve this ‘family’ fight. We can help, but we cannot lead. There’s no future in it. Only time will tell what happens next, but there’s a lot of people finding out the truth about life after death, and some of them are very sadly surprised, or, they’re just dead and don’t care.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I would agree that the events, as they have happened, were not the result of a long range plan. However, they are the result of intelligent informed people keeping track of a developing situation and taking advantage of changes and potential for changes as they occur. It is the failure to give credit where credit is due that bothers me most about the critics’ carping. The future cannot easily be predicted, but in the short range the sharp participant will take advantage of immediate opportunities, which in the longer run may have positive effects.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, about 1 year ago

    Tiger – Please note that while Assad is talking he is not the one calling the shots.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Agreed. Mr. Martens.
    On all counts.
    It requires a more civil and respectful legislature and media than we have to see anyone say the very least kind thing that might be used in a political ad or policy ad. Honor is gone from these self serving creatures of politics and media, and money is more important than integrity.
    The Ends are always justified by the means, no matter how much damage is done to the country by their divisive and dishonest tactics.
    Thank you for your comment to which I do agree.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Whatever works short of another war, is a good idea. But let’s not fail to consider WHO may be the “alternative”. SOME are tied to Al Qaeda, some may be saner than that, some even CRAZIER!


    Interesting that playing poker, it depends on the game. Some games, all cards are held close to the chest, others, part of the hand is exposed from the start, and the “negotiation” over the pot is even MORE complicated. Too many Americans are unable to abide any “complicated” games. It’s been, and will continue to be, “interesting”.

  7. charliekane

    charliekane said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Well said.

  8. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    - This was the “blink” moment. Great job by President Obama in what was basically his Cuban Missile Crisis.

  9. Stephen

    Stephen said, about 1 year ago

    “Too bad the American Rednecks wouldn’t stand behind their president to make the threat more believable and effective.”
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    Of what business is it to a Canadian Redneck?

  10. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Stephen

    It is the business of all who care about people. If that were not true, why would any of us be concerned about the fate of the Syrian people?

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    DrCanuck said, about 10 hours ago
    Super how a good threat can focus the mind. Well done, Obama."

    What “threat” from Obama? he has told them he is going to set off some million $ firecrackers. That is about it. Please? We are going to this but not really that but in a few days but not weeks but only if i get permission but but duuuuuh, Really?

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 said, about 4 hours ago
    - This was the “blink” moment. Great job by President Obama in what was basically his Cuban Missile Crisis."
    Again what did he do? His secretary of state puts a foot in the mouth, Putin takes advantage, Asad is laughing. But what did he do? I am not going to hurt you that bad. i am going to shoot off some fireworks. that is if i get permission to blame the R’s and it will be a small thing but I will also make sure you know when it is coming.

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Stephen

    Perhaps you could address DrCanuck’s question as reasonable. Aren’t you capable of answering it cogently?

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    A best answer Reflex-76!

  15. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “Again what did he do?”
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    - Got Assad to admit having chemical weapons, and to inspections that will dispose of them.
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