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Nick Anderson

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  1. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Better than a hammer an sickle.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago

    The most optimistic way to view this is that a POTUS is going to Congress to authorize a ‘war’ of which he will be Commander in Chief. This would alter the precedence set by past Presidents who committed US military personnel and resources under the opinion they had that authority. It also involves the legislature forcing them to take some responsibility for what happens.
    It must still be argued that any response to Syria must have Middle Eastern powers taking the lead with western powers providing intell and support, especially with eliminating SAM sties with unmanned systems like drones and cruisemissles.
    The US intell people should tell the Syrian people what is to happen. Put maps on the internet and broadcast for tvs to see. Color important static military targets in red. Secondary in yellow. And color targets we don’t want to hit, schools, historical or holy sites, in green. We don’t want to kill Syrian soldiers, we want them to turn on their leadership.
    And if we have the proper coalition from the Arab League, NATO and others, we can tell them this. Give them two or three days and after that, all bets are off. Promise that if we have to do what the Syrian people should be doing, there will be NO military structures standing and it will cost trillions and take decades to recover. Inform Assad that placing weapons in civilian areas will result in his palaces and family properties being destroyed. The Syrian people must be convinced that the spirit and the scorched earth tactics of General Sherman is about to descend upon their nation, and what the allies did to Dresden Germany will be done to every military bases, weapon systems, CnC centers, and storage areas. Ships will be sank at their moorings.
    And may the God of Abraham, the God of Jews, Christians, AND Muslims, have mercy on us and Syria for our failure to find a better way.
    I will add that Sherman dedicated his retirement to helping repair the damage done by his scorched earth strategy, a strategy for which he had much regret, but no idea of what else would have so critically harmed the Confederacy’s military infrastructure.
    This is what our modern military was designed to do. It is not a fencing foil, it is Thor’s Hammer Mjolner and if it is to be used, it needs be used with purpose and wisdom that our Syrian neighbors, and particularly their military, recognize there is truly no future in letting Assad remain in power.
    But still…
    I pray for peace.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, 10 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Very well reasoned if your belief is American’s manifest destiny (should be caps) as the most advanced culture in the world has the responsibility to correct the savages.
    They need America’s enlightenment?
    The poor ignorant savages do not know how to “do what the Syrian people should be doing” so we have to step in to show them the correct way.
    Folks that believe that are the proponents of dead soldiers throughout history.
    “Evil will happen if we do not destroy the enemy” is always the rallying cry on both sides.
    “And if somebody told you, God is on your side,
    I was told the very same thing, so you know somebody lied.”
    War, what is it good for?

  4. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    yes spend more money we have plenty. And heck we do not have enough dead soldiers now we need more

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    If individuals, or a “gang” attack a person, or another “gang”, it’s a criminal act. If a NATION ATTACKS ANOTHER NATION – it is “WAR”, no matter how few, or many, the bombs. 9/11/01 was a criminal act, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia (everyone forgets that one already), or Syria, represent WARS! period.

    Isn’t it interesting btw, that every nation in the Middle East that poses even a remote or a possible threat to Israel has already been bombed, overthrown, or is on the target list for our next “action”?? Just sayin’.

  6. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Obama did indeed draw ‘The Red Line’

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Initially Obama wanted to attack Syria without Congressional approval, but he changed his mind after talking with a staff member.

    I posted the link from MSN and NBC Reporter Chuck Todd a couple days ago

  8. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    When was Iran bombed or overthrown?

  9. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Now you know Obama is a Chickenhawk

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago


    There is no manifest destiny for a culture, that’s just an excuse. The United States can only ‘correct the savages’ by showing a civilized society whose people are at peace with one another, able to advance in life without making another neighbor fall. Present something closer to Utopia, and countries will seek to do the same.
    But humans are involved, and we can’t even form a bucket brigade to put our own fires out.
    I don’t think we can enlighten other cultures when we are still at odds with each other.
    God is on everyone’s side, atheist please pardon my illusions, and whenever a good person KNOWS what he’s doing is wrong, even evil, then does it, I think God gave him another chance to rethink it. I hope the soldiers in Syria are doing a lot of rethinking.
    I don’t want the USA to go to war.
    I don’t want stupid old people thinking the USA won’t act when nukes, chemical weapons, or biological weapons are used.
    The ‘allies’ have a chance to make a very powerful message in a way that can make Assad’s military rethink it’s future.
    War, What is It Good For?(Absolutely nothing!)
    Your reply is very thought provoking and I thank you for it.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago


    Tigger, the media was expecting Obama even before the report you mention. I think I saw the story on MSNBC later that day.
    I am glad he is holding off, not because he needs Congressional approval, though it’s nice of him to ask. I would like the US to take a similar role to what we did in Libya, though I know only we have the technology to identify and destroy SAM sites. The hazard will be mobile SAMs placed near schools, hospitals, and neighborhoods. The Arab League should be the actual nations overflying the country with aircraft.
    Glad to see you have variety in your news gathering.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 10 months ago

    The con conundrum, “Do we love war more than we hate Obama?”.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    If every last one of you posers on this site don’t write call or other wise inform your representatives that you are fed up with war (or criminal acts of violence trout) and refuse to vote for that person agains if they vote to approve ANOTHER military action for the sake of OIL then you are NOTHING but hypocrites.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago


    Thank you, Bruce. Whether or not I agree with you, anyone encouraging others to speak to their POTUS, Senators, and Representative is a good American by my measure.
    I still support the USA working in a support role with the Arab League, Turkey, and Jordan, but I can NOT disagree with your comment.

  15. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    What about sending humanitarian aid to the civilians?

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