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Over 550 people killed in Syria today, and it hardly gets a blurb on the news.  So sad.

It is our problem, somewhat.  Assad is a monster and there is no doubt he needs to go.  And the sooner the better.

A) The Syrian people are suffering

B ) Jabhat Al-Nusra is lurking and waiting for the gov't to fall

C) The war is beginning to spread to Lebanon, Iraq

D) It wouldn't take much US force, no boots on the ground

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It is a civil war that since  2011 has a death total of over 70,000. After a while it does not become all that newsworthy. Also your totals are unconfirmed, the number starts at 80. The Syrian government is calling them terrorists.

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United States borrows money from China, rebels borrow money from United States, rebels uses guns on United States, United States borrows money from China to fund war against rebels, etc. etc. etc.

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I can't wait for 10 years when the rebels turn their guns they bought with our money against us

 

On Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a doubling of US aid to Syria's rebels to $123m (£81m), including new, non-lethal military equipment. The rebels have been pushing for military supplies and insisted that any weapons they received would not "fall into the wrong hands".

 

The US and EU have so far refused to supply the rebels with weapons, amid concerns that they may end up in the hands of Islamist extremists inspired by al-Qaeda.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22240540

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...Carney said that he could not speculate on what action if any Pres. Obama will pursue against Assad, but said “as a general principal the United States retains the ability to act unilaterally.”

Haha. F'king US government. Act unilaterally? Yeah, because this is clearly our problem to fix.

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It is our problem, somewhat.  Assad is a monster and there is no doubt he needs to go.  And the sooner the better.

 

A) The Syrian people are suffering

B ) Jabhat Al-Nusra is lurking and waiting for the gov't to fall

C) The war is beginning to spread to Lebanon, Iraq

D) It wouldn't take much US force, no boots on the ground

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That is pretty much the exact same wording they used for Viet Nam.

 

Besides, our we sure who the good guys are in this?  Are we ready to tackle Russia with in this? 

 

It's a good topic - Russia.  Personally, I don't think Putin will get in the way.  Iran would be the real problem, they have soldiers actively fighting in Syria, and are basically running the gov't.

 

With no troops on the ground, I don't think this will be Vietnam/Iraq.

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With no troops on the ground, I don't think this will be Vietnam/Iraq.

 

What MT is saying is THIS is what happens when "we don't have troops on the ground, only advisors making sure it doesn't spread to neighboring countries"

vietnam-memorial1.jpg

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Israel has conducted an airstrike on Syria - Per CNN.

 

 

Just spit-balling, but I would say it was a strike on Hezbollah elements.

 

 

Also, Syrian forces killed dozens in the city of Banias with knives.  A city with virtually no rebel fighters.

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