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    Putin done run his mouth on Obama and laughed at us, now he tells Obama us to sit down and mind his own business.
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    @dances-weebles you shouldn't be so willing to bet another 100,000+ people's lives on a "maybe". I'm not saying to send in the troops but surely there is some way we can stop this utter madness.
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    And if Putin had offered to ally with us and advised that we charge right in, you'd be here trashing Obama for caring what Putin thinks.

    I think it says a lot that you seem to respect Putin -- a ruthless dictator. Yet another example of someone so loyal to his party over his country, he'd cheer Stalin as long as Stalin wasn't a Democrat.
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    @Hound again... it's not up to us to stop it. it's up to them... and you're really going to have to go some to convince me that bombing syria is going to save lives. it sure didn't work in iraq.
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    Oh hell naw. I just know candy ass obama is not going to let Putin dictate U.S. foreign policy. Oh my God, what a disaster this administration is turning out to be. The obama is far worse in his second term than I could have ever imagined he would be. Now that's pretty bad too!
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    If you've got a silver bullet for Syria PLEASE share it. Assad gone OK now who takes over? Shia? Sunni? Kurds, Hamas? Hezbollah? Al Qaeda? OMG I can't wait to hear your solution.
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    I won't argue the candy ass, homosexual promoting, disarming and bargain through weakness, embarassment to all of US, Obama is, but, we have terrorists on one side, and Islamic extremists on the other, both hate us, so what do we gain?
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    Listening to the opinions of others and considering them is not "letting Putin dictate our policies." It's called statesmanship. I doubt very much Putin's is the final word on the subject.
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    All the more reason to leave things alone. What exactly do we hope to gain by sticking our nose in there? Haven't we learned anything from Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan and Iraq?
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    Again we are in agreement. All this will accomplish is more U S death,more U S expense and more people in this world wanting to condemn us for sticking our nose where it doesn't belong. I think that we have enough of our own problems to resolve first?
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    @marine1 Let Syria slug it out and see who wins. Then make a decision as to whether to back them or not. We need to stay out of other peoples business. Sure, there will be bad things happen, but both sides appear to be bad for us. We can't police the world!
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    Obama painted himself in a corner with his red line speech. Now the incompetent one either needs to back up his threats with action or go sit on the sidelines and continue to be punked by Assad and now Putin. His mouth has pulled us close to war. It's an unnecessary shame military action, American lives and treasure may now be forced to back up his impetuous rhetoric.
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    @slayer98_l It would be stupid to put American lives at risk because of political mis-statements. Own up to making a mistake and let these guys deal with their own problems. It ain't our fight.
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    @slayer98_l What's to stop him from launching a few airstrikes against suspected Chemical weapons depots after neutralizing their air defense system? Put those Billion dollar bombers to work. They can fly in from Turkey, the Mediterranean or Israel and be gone in minutes. The President has plenty of options, I don't see him in a corner at all.
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    Oh yea we could, but this fight is not for the limp waisted liberal Americans.
    Devastation, or the world will see weakness in our attack, and call our bluff, so don't bluff. All the way or nothing.
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    yup, now why did 'bama have to say this whole 'red line' nonsense.... now we gotta get involved in this mess?
    I say if we get in, give em an order to evacuate all the womens and children, then carpet bomb the whole country into the stone age
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    What started out as an insurrection against as brutal a regime as you can find escalated when both sides needed assistance. It quickly became a war with the government backed by Iran and the insurgents backed by Saudi Arabia. When that wasn't enough it became a proxy war between Russia / Iran / Assad and america / Saudi Arabia / insurgents with side bars of things like Hezbollah. What, I suspect will happen will be a coalition of america, NATO, and Europe providing weapons and training like Libya. What happens after Assad is ousted is anybodies best guess. Personally I suspect that, unlike Libya, it will be a long running sectarian bloodbath.
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    Last count -14 different rebel groups. Also, you can't dismiss the Kurds who claim Assad wouldn't be so stupid to resort to poison gas while he has the upper hand..
    The Kurds are seeking to carve out their own state from, Syria, Turkey, Iraq (some oil fields are Kurdish homeland, israel (Golan heights). They are not clients on any major power. The battle for power is coming down to the ruling Alawite tribe, Shia -Assad v the Jihadi Hamas, Hezbollah al Qaeda etc.. any perception that western military power can affect the outcome is wishful thinking.
    When everyone is will to die for Allah or their country our only move is to them kill each other rather than our troops. Never enter when you don't know where the exit is
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    @martydotcom Good points. I have a hunch Obama / Kerry are working with Europe to keep their troops out but their supplies / training in. The place is one crazy ideological area.
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    Like the way you used capital for every country but America, tell me again how you learned British English in Africa.......
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    @fayban No far from it. They were hoping to keep america far away from this mess but a desperate Assad hit the tipping point button. What I am hoping they are doing is forging a coalition where Europe will lead the charge and america will provide whatever is lacking in the European arsenal. The last thing america needs is any of its fingerprints on this mess.
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    @methinks : that's their problem, we have Al Quada here incase you forgotten. there is 400,000 of them living in mexico cause mexico sees them as being beneficial to their cause of taking over America.
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    @Food4thoughts : looked up the demographics of mexico, listed are 400,000 arabs. Palastinians, Iranians, Turkish, and several others who hate America.
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    That's the quagmire we're in, isn't it? Assad is bad, but Islamists are far worse.

    Obama's dilemma is that he created a line to cross...and it has now been crossed. If he does nothing, then the world WILL view him as the weakest president in modern history. If he does something, then we run the risk of having Al Queda set up a puppet regime in Syria.

    The only alternative would be to have a European coalition go in, take out Assad, and run the country to keep Iran out. That's probably the only option...and then we'd be facing off against Putin and possibly China.

    Welcome to Armageddon.
  • #41
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    If you really believe America should fight every bodies civil war, stop sitting here and go fight them.
    oh yea that's right you still believe America deliberately invaded Mexico in 1846.
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    no they are more concerned with gay rights in russia than boldly letting the russians know that support for the syrians killing children is wrong.
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    We aren't going to war over gay rights. No US troop will die because of it. How many more american soilders will die fighting in Syria against their government and Russia's?
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    @bleakoutlook Todays military is not by draft those that serve know what they joined and know the glory and the death the choice can bring.My son as a marine knew it and I am proud of his choice to serve and protect all including those like yourself.
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    They don't claim they're going to. They're giving a warning that an attack on Syria would hurt Syria more than help. Sorta like how grinders have warnings, saying to wear safety glasses when using them.
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    @dances-weebles They are taking a threatening tone against the US. My comment was just that they can talk, but they won't dare back it up.
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    @Now_What read it again... it wasn't a threat. it was good advice. he's not threatening war, he's just saying that nobody else should add to the mess because if they do, then negotiations will be right out the window.
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    It is sad that I, a cold war kid and Regan Republican, have far greater respect and admiration for the President of Russia than for the current POTUS.
    Does anyone know if Russia would be interested in a Presidential exchange program?... I know, they are not that foolish.:-(
    OBAMA = One Big A$$ed Mistake, America!
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    you recognize putin's an ex-commie himself?
    he rules through stunts and abusing their ridiculous political system, if they were both in an elevator together and I only had 2 bullets in my gun, sure i'd shoot Obama twice
    but I wouldn't forget to pistol-whip putin to death neither
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    Uh Oh Barry, Putin is putting down the law.....Whose your Daddy ? Whose your Daddy?.......we all know who the real leader is.......
  • #132
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    putin's a punk
    Obama's a liberal idiot who's destroying our country but at least he aint an ex-commie dictator, oh wait
  • #82
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    well Obama made us second rate just like he said we needed to be in 2008 when he apologized to the world for our actions. So Russia has filled the void and we get to sit down and shut up. it is such a proud time for America
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    Putin is exactly right. destroying Assad will leave a vacancy for the extreme Islamists that John McCain met with. it will leave a void just like Libya where Al Qaeda and its affiliates can move in and take over. Obama knows this. This is Syrian hope and change. and the result will be the same as they were in Egypt.

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    Putin's strategy is the correct one for Syria and the US doesn't have one. So rather than have a half-assed strategy put in place by a half-assed idiot, let's let Putin handle the situation. I don't think most Americans realize that Russia has an enormous stake in keeping its bordering nations out of Islamist hands. I also don't think he's going to back down on this issue and I hope Obama's gang realizes this. If they don't, I suspect their going to get into a fight they are not going to win. Moscow is a hell of lot smarter than DC and they play the international game far better than our amateur diplomats.
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    Wonderful relationship the Obama has with Putin. Attack Syria and pay the price Russia will exact from us. Putin is like a chess grandmaster playing against a 6 year old beginner. Barry the Baby against Vlad the Victorious. Glad Obama let Putin know he would have more flexibility after the election. Barry has shown his flexibility to bend over and kiss Putin's a$$.
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    We have a very realistic chance of crushing Assad's forces.
    What do we really get after its all over ? What will the people of Syria get in the long run?
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    Syria is the last place for us to engage the Russians in a pissing contest......just not worth it.
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