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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    While that quote from MLK is not familiar to me, it is hard to disagree with it.
    I wrote to my representative, my senators, and the POTUS after returning from a wonderful visit to the mountains of Tennessee. The emails expressed my opinion that the Arab League and Syria’s neighbors should take the point on any military actions with western “crusader” nations acting in a support role. Muslims do not like it when “Christian” nations are part of the solution. Even our assistance to Kuwait when they were invaded by Iraq was met with protests across the Muslim world.
    An interesting story on CNN last weekend mentioned the brother to Assad who is called “the Enforcer”.
    ^
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/30/troops-led-assads-brother-likely-blame-chemical-we/
    ^
    It would be nice if Russia and China would join the majority of nations who want to stop Assad’s regime from doing more harm in the area, but…
    the cartoon says it well.
    Sadly, but Respectfully,
    C.

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    He has been misguided since day 1. Some are just now seeing how bad it has been and will be with this joke in office. When all you have is Sal Alinsky politics of getting elected what do you expect. You get people voting for LIES like “YouTube and Spontaneous”

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    If you’ll watch Russia Today, they keep asking, ‘Where is the proof that al-Assad was the mass murderer who used chemical weapons?’ And the answer is, ‘You can always trust the US government, which always tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so why doesn’t Russia accept that the US know much more than they do, that the US have irrefutable (but classified) proof, so if Russia wants to do the decent thing, they must join the US in getting rid of al-Assad and putting Saudi Arabia Wahabbis in full control of Syria. For starters.


    Of course, the UK/France/Ottomans/Saudis/Qataris are hoping the US will topple al-Assad and let them pick up the pieces, as they’re doing in Libya. And I can’t see why they wouldn’t like that, it’s a no-loss all-gain for them.


    What is not clear to me is why Israel is so desperate to decapitate all the Arab nations and turn all of Arabia into a stateless region, so there won’t be any states that could threaten Israel. (Which just goes to show that stupidity does not eschew any ethnic group.) Israel can bomb Syria with impunity, because, if Syria shot down an Israeli plane, all of Damascus would be destroyed, and al-Assad would like to keep as much of Syria as he can. But for the stateless Wahabbis, there isn’t any resource they’d mind losing if they can destroy Israel. And that’s what Israel is trying desperately to achieve.

  4. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, 11 months ago

    MStevenson58 said, about 1 hour ago

    “You are getting the ‘hope and change’ you voted for. How do you like him now?”

    I like him quite well, thank you.

  5. r2varney

    r2varney said, 11 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    He and many before him were misguided. The idea that a country (yours) can dictate with bombs the way others live is just wrong.
    .
    You may not like the way the middle East countries are run.. And there may well be some atrocities that the world should condemn.. But.. by encouraging and helping militant groups overthrow the sitting government leads to a lot dead people and lost treasure.
    .
    Which..of those middle East countries the US has had a hand in “fixing” would be a good place to vacation now. Compared to ~20 years ago.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 11 months ago

    After the vote in the British Parliament, and France’s pledge of cooperation, we can now call those golden potatoes French fries again. English muffins, however are now freedom muffins.

  7. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 11 months ago

    I don’t get it. Most politicians allow themselves to be guided by those of us in Big Business.

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    So according to you, Israel is trying to convert all Arab countries into one stateless region while the Arab countries want to turn Israel into a grave yard full of dead Israelites…

  9. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @dannysixpack

    Wait until you see your portion of what you pay for your employer backed Health Care Benefits skyrocket out of sight.

    Wait until Obama tells us we must put boots on the ground in Syria as the missile strikes are ineffective.

    Will you like him then?

  10. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    @echoraven

    That’s not quite what I said. The Wahabbi Arab Muslims (and some, but not all, of the other Arab Muslims) want a Palestine free of infidels. Dead or just departed doesn’t matter.


    Israelis would like to stay alive, in their own homes, and I can’t blame them.


    A state, by definition, wants to remain a state, and Israeli materiel can reduce any Arab state to rubble.


    The stateless Wahabbis, whom Israel wants to put in charge of Syria, have no state to lose, and a fanatic hatred of all infidels, but especially of the infidels west of the Jordan.


    So what do YOU think would be the shrewdest option for Israel?


    And what would be best for the non-Wahabbi Syrians?

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    I still think you’re really over simplifying the situation. There are still rebel groups who lean towards a secular state. Even the Wahabbi/Salafist groups have differing ideas on what & more importantly WHO, should replace Assad. The Israelis can reasonably expect chaos to go on for years after Assad’s demise.

    They may be using Egypt as a template: let the hardcore Muslims get a moment of control. Let them show they can not in fact govern, then topple them. Worst case, post-Assad Syria looks like Lebanon in the 90s. A threat to Israel, but not an existential one.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “It would be nice if Russia and China would join the majority of nations who want to stop Assad’s regime from doing more harm in the area, but…”

    Methinks Putin is going to regret his choice to support Assad. Russia should be more worried about WMD proliferation in their backyard.

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 11 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    Do what we did in 1982 over the war between Iraq and Iran – nothing
    .
    Oh, y’mean St. Ronnie, who sold the Iranians missiles, and traded weapons for the hostages? And also supported his “pal”, Saddam? That war?

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