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Nick Anderson

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  1. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    As fun as it is to imagine that simply bombing the country to hell and back will resolve the problem is unlikely for the following reasons

    . Civilians are entrenched across the country, air force backing would create thousands more casualties

    . Any undetected weapons depots can be utilized even after a decimation level strike

    Attempting to send soldiers in would likely have a mirrored response by Lebanon and other countries in what would likely become a proxy war

    Never mind that the aftermath of the conflict will involve segregation attempts by the Kurdish, and courtesy of Assad’s forces repeated attacks on the Sunni majority may result in a genocide of religious and ethnic minorities.

    That said there is a long list of things that could be done to reduce civilian casualties, this includes

    . Properly funding refugee camps
    – as of the present the UN is having difficulties maintaining existing camps

    . Provide funding to near governments (Jordan, Turkey and if really feeling adventurous Iraq and Lebanon) based on how many refugees they accept, this creates open border incentives

    . Provide funding to syrian civilians enough to support a month outside the country, As many civilians don’t have enough savings to support them and most don’t want to flee into a life on the streets

    . Provide medical supplies to civilians, in more dangerous areas I would recommend supplying gas masks. Which as I can get it online for 70$, I presume could be beat on a larger scale

    . Provide food & water to civilians, Damaged infrastructure and instability mean water can be non-existent and food costs greatly inflated

    . Provide highway patrols, In many civil wars citizens become trapped in cities, with highways not being secure from essentially thugs and pirates.

    . Provide transportation in any empty vehicles once any previous function is achieved, these can either take people from dangerous zones into less dangerous zones or to the border

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago


    Sounds good. I think Saudi Arabia and France should get right on it.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 3 years ago

    Nick Anderson is an idiot. Why would Assad use chemical weapons the day after the UN inspectors landed and use them right next to the UN inspectors? Total BS just like the weapons in Iraq, just an excuse for the USSA to bomb them like Libya and that worked out so well.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Colin Powell just said it a moment ago on TV. Assad is a pathological liar and a bad guy. However, this is now a civil war and we have NO IDEA who among his opposition would be any better!!!

    Caution, and a refusal to get sucked into yet another civil war is the intelligent action, which Obama has been trying to do, but the chickenhawk brigade again beats the drum in America, for the noble right to proceed, just like in Iraq and Afghanistan, to kill a few hundred thousand people again with absolutely no justification, or goal.

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    Move along, nothing worth America’s young men, move along.
    No dead Americans this time, move along, let Syrians die for their own country, move along.

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Al Qaeda is in Syria with the original rebels. Al Qaeda is not above using chemical weapons to kill civilians of all ages.
    Other type weapons are continuously brought into Syria…why not chemicals? Saddam was known to use chemicals against his own people, it is a “dictator thing”….or a “revolution thing”!

  7. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This can’t end well…

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    I, for one, am more than willing to sit on the sidelines while the Syrians kill each other instead of Americans.
    Priorities, if mass death must take place, please don’t let it be our people that die.
    No apology to Syria, better you than US.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^As Islam is only around 1,300 years old I assume you mean Semite killing Semite, as in Jews killing Arabs and vice-versa, along with Philistines, and all those folks in what is now Lebanon, who were also Semites?

    Note to Churchie and the folks, I’m NOT “anti-Semite”, I’m against ANY group who randomly kill others off to get what they want, and that includes all the “good Christians” who keep calling for the destruction of everyone from any other faith, hmmm, as in Revelations? Ah, yes, the “good book” on how to love evil and hate, in way too many “followers” minds.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago


    “that includes all the “good Christians” who keep calling for the destruction of everyone from any other faith, hmmm, as in Revelations”
    Where is this happening?
    And I don’t mean some tiny “church” in the middle of N. Dakota with 10 members.
    What organized Christian church with thousands of members is calling for the killing of all non-Christians?
    I think you meant Moslims?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^The billions of “Christians” around the world, especially “evangelicals” who wait for Christ to come back (it’s been a long wait, and Paul, along with all the real apostles, died assured it would be in THEIR lifetimes) and destroy the world and start over after killing off ALL NON-CHRISTIANS and keeping them out of that “wonderful new world” promised in Revelations.

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