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Will the U.S. Intervene in Syria?

New Yorker, by Matthew McKnight

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Posted By:Oblio, 12/8/2012 9:52:29 AM

The possibility that Bashar al-Assad, desperate to hang on to power in Syria, will use chemical weapons against his own people can’t be considered in isolation. Nor, even, can the ongoing civil war between al-Assad’s Alawite supporters and the Sunni anti-Assad fighters. “All of these countries—whether it’s Iraq or Syria or Lebanon—were literally drawn with lines in the sand,” says Dexter Filkins. “You’re seeing in these artificial states, these pressures that have been in play for decades, for almost a hundred years.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/8/2012 10:34:13 AM     (No. 9055202)

Of course they will. Why else would they be running this poison gas dog & pony show on us? Does anyone really believe Zippy would disapprove of killing political opponents any way you can?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/8/2012 10:36:16 AM     (No. 9055209)

Let´s just stay out of this. I don´t care who wins or who gasses who. I have morphed into an isolationist when it comes to the ME. The Arabs aren´t worth it. The only country worth our support for strategic (and moral) reasons is Israel.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 12/8/2012 10:58:27 AM     (No. 9055250)

According to a story in Haaretz we´re already on the ground with advisors. Safe havens and no fly zones are next. We´re going to be heavily involved. Syria is a disaster. No food, runaway inflation and a complete economic collapse soon to follow. We will be on the hook for billions. The Eisenhower and Iwo Jima aren´t sitting off the coast of Syria for nothing. Hillary should have started working with Putin last year to put an end to this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Eljay, 12/8/2012 11:07:44 AM     (No. 9055267)

American armed forces put at risk for less than nothing . . .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 12/8/2012 11:30:03 AM     (No. 9055289)

Muslims killing Muslims?

We should encourage them.

Give both sides all the weapons they need ...

... and protect Israel in every way.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/8/2012 3:18:45 PM     (No. 9055507)

If we continue on the same foreign policy path that we taken for the last four years, then yes we will get involved (we are more than likely already involved). After all there are only a couple of Arab countries left that we haven´t screwed up...from the Arab spring, to summer, to fall, to winter, and the band played on!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harper, 12/8/2012 4:35:40 PM     (No. 9055598)

BO is running guns to Alqueda. That´s more than enough.

As others have said, let the crazies go at each other. It´s their cultural thing and at least they are not attacking civilized people at the moment.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/8/2012 5:08:56 PM     (No. 9055638)

Obama´s Al Qaeda Arab Spring invaders have the gas. Even he knows that´s a bridge too far. They captured 3 military bases & got the gas from them.

The idiot MSM tries to tell us bombs in the city where Assad lives, are dropped by Assad. No one is reporting the civilian massacre by Al Qaeda.

I suppose Obama will gift both Libya & Syria to The Muslim Brotherhhod in Egypt.... just strengthening the march to a Caliphate.

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