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  1. Quipss

    Quipss said, 8 months 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
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22045451

    . 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
    http://www.armynavysuperstores.com/gasmaskis.htm

    . 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, 8 months ago

    @Quipss

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

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, 8 months 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. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 8 months ago

    All this suffering would not be, IMO, if Assad had love of people rather than love of power.
    JonesB, to disagree is one thing, to insult – another..
    Sadly , I have no solution…..

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, 8 months 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.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 8 months 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”!

  8. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @jonesb

    You are not living on Planet Earth, NBC News reports Assad used Chemical Weapons on his own people.

  9. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    So, you will sit on he sidelines and watch Assad kill all Citizens in Syria?

  10. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    NBC News Reported They’re using Chemical Weapons.

    You can’t stand to hear the Truth

  11. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Obama is a Chickenhawk because he said if it is proven Assad is using Gas on his people, he will be dealt with.

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Stipple

    Obama has already sent Naval and Air Force Troops to the area

  13. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    I Gen Powell said it, we must act immediately. We are so lucky we had him to warn us that Saddam had nukes almost ready to launch at the US, so we went in just in time, even though our army wasn’t equipped with armour, but if we hadn’t, Saddam would certainly have launched all those nukes we found, minutes from being launchable.


    So we need to go into Syria now!!!

  14. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    RTV says they’ve found huge numbers of spent chemical shells. All marked, ’MADE IN SAUDI ARABIA"


    So al-Assad is clearly guilty. As Gore Bane posted, 7 billion eye witnesses saw al-Assad deploy those Saudi weapons.

  15. Corosive Frog

    Corosive Frog GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    This can’t end well…

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