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Message 1859913 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 1:56:24 UTC

In response to the earlier chemical weapons attacks, we are now sending Tomahawk missiles into Syria.

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Message 1859931 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 3:01:22 UTC



All we can hope is next time they are wary of massacring civilians indiscriminately for fear of consequences.

Go kick some Assad. :^)
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Message 1859935 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 3:16:05 UTC - in response to Message 1859931.  



All we can hope is next time they are wary of massacring civilians indiscriminately for fear of consequences.

Go kick some Assad. :^)

As in all matters of this kind..............
I hate war and all that it has done.
Although I realize that at some point, civilized people must do what they must do to stop somebody that is killing his countrymen, I still do feel the pain of those innocents caught in the crossfire.

Why?
I surely do not have the answer, although I have chased it all my life.

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Message 1859936 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 3:24:35 UTC - in response to Message 1859935.  

As in all matters of this kind..............
I hate war and all that it has done.


Absolutely... there are few times when it is justified, but I hope that the outcome may vindicate that this was one of them.
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Message 1859938 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 3:37:52 UTC - in response to Message 1859936.  

As in all matters of this kind..............
I hate war and all that it has done.


Absolutely... there are few times when it is justified, but I hope that the outcome may vindicate that this was one of them.

One can only hope.

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Message 1859940 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 3:44:20 UTC

Before we all start cheering and waving the flag, lets wait and see what the response is. Will the manned aircraft taking on ISIS now be lit up by the anti-aircraft systems operating in Syria and the consequences of that.
There are US ground forces operating in the area that rely on the US aircraft for support, we don't need these people put at more risk.
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Message 1859943 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 3:50:00 UTC - in response to Message 1859936.  
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As in all matters of this kind..............
I hate war and all that it has done.


Absolutely... there are few times when it is justified, but I hope that the outcome may vindicate that this was one of them.

Having been 'On the Ground' in one war... My stomach always repels when this happens.

Whatever may happen in the future. May God Bless, and keep safe, all who oppose evil.
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Message 1859945 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 3:59:57 UTC - in response to Message 1859943.  

As in all matters of this kind..............
I hate war and all that it has done.


Absolutely... there are few times when it is justified, but I hope that the outcome may vindicate that this was one of them.

Having been 'On the Ground' in one war... My stomach always repels when this happens.

Whatever may happen in the future. May God Bless, and keep safe, all who oppose evil.

I always ask God to bless our troops.
The hope is that they should be home with their families or protecting us on our homeland instead of wasting their lives in some useless endeavor in some hopeless land when their efforts will lead to nothing but more extended war and more loss of life.

We should be minding after the homeland rather than running amock in situations that we either have no control over or should have never stuck our noses into in the first place.

I understand that there is a responsibility that comes with being the most prominent nation in the world.

But I guess I have to ask the question.................
Where does one draw the line between keeping the peace, letting them just all kill themselves, and just where dos it endanger our own country if we just stand back and watch it go to hell?

At what point, really, do we need to step in, waste our resources, and go to war?
Is this really a threat to our national security? Could be. I am just asking.
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Message 1859949 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 4:07:06 UTC

A man very much wiser and lyrical once said this, and the time is approaching.

Not dark yet, but we are getting there.

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Message 1859955 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 4:24:49 UTC - in response to Message 1859945.  
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But I guess I have to ask the question.................
Where does one draw the line between keeping the peace, letting them just all kill themselves, and just where dos it endanger our own country if we just stand back and watch it go to hell?
At what point, really, do we need to step in, waste our resources, and go to war?
Is this really a threat to our national security? Could be. I am just asking.


There have been five million refugees out of Syria since the conflict began. Most have gone to Europe but many would like to come to the U.S. (and Canada) if possible. While the majority will be good people, this is a great opportunity for "bad actors" ie ISIS/Daesh to sneak in.

So, in addition to lessening the human tragedy, the U.S. and its allies do have a security interest in ending the conflict, and I doubt that will happen until Assad is gone. Assad's regime is also one of the prime raisons d'être for ISIS/Daesh being there.
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Message 1859958 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 4:40:50 UTC - in response to Message 1859955.  

But I guess I have to ask the question.................
Where does one draw the line between keeping the peace, letting them just all kill themselves, and just where dos it endanger our own country if we just stand back and watch it go to hell?
At what point, really, do we need to step in, waste our resources, and go to war?
Is this really a threat to our national security? Could be. I am just asking.


There have been five million refugees out of Syria since the conflict began. Most have gone to Europe but many would like to come to the U.S. (and Canada) if possible. While the majority will be good people, this is a great opportunity for "bad actors" ie ISIS/Daesh to sneak in.

So, in addition to lessening the human tragedy, the U.S. and its allies do have a security interest in ending the conflict, and I doubt that will happen until Assad is gone.
However there is a big issue with that. The ones who don't want Assad left. That leaves the people who do want Assad. So when the USA goes installing another Puppet, like Ngô Đình Diệm and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, don't be surprised at the final result. And don't forget tRump wants to cut the State Department budget!
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Message 1859960 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 4:46:48 UTC - in response to Message 1859958.  

However there is a big issue with that. The ones who don't want Assad left. That leaves the people who do want Assad.


That is also very true. So only time will tell if there are enough left who didn't support him but just didn't leave yet. As well if he is gone, many may return. Hard to tell. Complicated situation, thus as Mark noted all we can do is hope that this is the right decision.
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Message 1859966 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 5:54:59 UTC
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US President Donald Trump should have asked for authorization from Congress before launching the Thursday missile strike against a military field in Syria, as required by the US Constitution, Senator Rand Paul said in a statement.
I don't get it.
In Los Angeles, United States, you will hear critical voices against Trump's decision to send cruise missiles to Syria. Some believe that this is a hasty decision of the president and this is a way to take the focus away from the president's real problems.

- I do not think we have anything to do there.
- It does not feel as if the president thought about what this will have for the consequences.
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Message 1859973 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 6:16:08 UTC - in response to Message 1859960.  

However there is a big issue with that. The ones who don't want Assad left. That leaves the people who do want Assad.


That is also very true. So only time will tell if there are enough left who didn't support him but just didn't leave yet.
Those who didn't leave and don't support him are those who are too weak to stand up against him, not the people upon whom a stable government is made.
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Message 1859975 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 6:20:45 UTC - in response to Message 1859973.  


Putin Considers US Attack in Syria Aggression Against Sovereign State - Kremlin


The United States' missile strikes on a military airfield in Syria violates international law and represents an act of aggression against a sovereign state under a far-fetched pretext, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
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Message 1859981 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 6:43:45 UTC

DEATH.

It's a mO fO.

Take Out Every Military Installation in Syria.

Let dA Chips Fall where they may.

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Message 1859997 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 8:34:18 UTC

This is posturing on the part of tRump while Xi is in the country.
The US has few targets in Syria suitable for cruise missile attacks.
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Message 1859999 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 8:48:35 UTC - in response to Message 1859997.  

This is posturing on the part of tRump while Xi is in the country.
The US has few targets in Syria suitable for cruise missile attacks.

Apparently they found a few.
And please stop referring to him with your not so cute snowflake defining of his name, might you?
His name is President Trump. President of the United States of America.
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Message 1860000 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 8:58:58 UTC - in response to Message 1859999.  

This is posturing on the part of tRump while Xi is in the country.
The US has few targets in Syria suitable for cruise missile attacks.

Apparently they found a few.
And please stop referring to him with your not so cute snowflake defining of his name, might you?
His name is President Trump. President of the United States of America.

What we know right now it's only the air base Al-Shayrat outside Homs that was attacked.
The US believes that it is from that base the chemical gas attack in Idlib was delivered.
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Message 1860002 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 9:06:53 UTC - in response to Message 1859999.  

This is posturing on the part of tRump while Xi is in the country.
The US has few targets in Syria suitable for cruise missile attacks.

Apparently they found a few.
And please stop referring to him with your not so cute snowflake defining of his name, might you?
His name is President Trump. President of the United States of America.

No Thanks.
I'll refer to tRump any way I like.
If anyone is a snowflake it is you.
Whah, mommy he called the president a Rump. lol.
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