Comments on: A moment of truth in Damascus and Washington http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: loyalsys http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/#comment-3010 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:33:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2384#comment-3010 @WillShirley

For at least 65 years, every US president of every stripe and every party has supported Israel with money and technology.

Could it be that Israel is not only an ally but an absolutely indispensable ally in an unstable (but very vital) region of the world?

Maybe you know something the most important US politicians don’t.

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By: loyalsys http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/#comment-3009 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:21:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2384#comment-3009 Holding someone accountable doesn’t necessarily trigger a punishment for a crime. And it’s also possible that whoever made the gas was not the one who used it.

Also possible that a gas canister blew up which was never intended to blow up. Maybe it happened to be stored too close to explosive projectiles which were hit and detonated.

What seems to be missing in all this are expressions of regret for the loss of innocent life.

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/#comment-3006 Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:54:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2384#comment-3006 America doesn’t even hold high level criminals accountable in the USA, it is a joke to think anyone else well be held accountable. Don’t they have courts in Syria? If anyone is accountable to respond outside of Syria, it is Israel or the UN.

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By: barenski http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/#comment-3002 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:32:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2384#comment-3002 when they signed convention about chemical weapons, didn’t they agreed on what should be done if the violation took place? something like they had for Trojan war, in case someone steals Helen

well, theres violation, so everyone who signed should send soldiers in, or no one at all

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By: WillShirley http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/#comment-3001 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:07:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2384#comment-3001 We can preach to the world because our leaders are hypocrites and war profiteers. Our glorious ex-Vice, “Shotgun” Cheney makes billions from wars all over the world and with his influence can guarantee many more wars to come. We destabilize entire regions to keep the cost of energy high, we sell weapons to both sides and we use other people’s politics as the basis for our own. If we did not support despots and kings we would not have the hatred of the people to deal with. If we did not somehow feel that keeping Israel “safe” is more important than anything else in American politics we might be able to just let the Middle East work out it’s own terms. Instead we spend billions on Egypt’s army because they claim they will not strike Israel first. We send billions to Israel for weapons to make them even more dangerous to the region. Why should American taxpayers continue to spend so much of our own money to protect some intrusive little meatball country like Israel? How about we fix our own nation first, educate our children, fix the hospitals and roads and libraries? Instead we throw it away on BS and bloodshed. Absurd, obscene and wrong.

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By: PeterBarlow http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/#comment-3000 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 07:31:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2384#comment-3000 International law also bars the use of long term solitary confinement and the forced feeding of inmates who are protesting prison conditions, but that does not cut any ice with the United States of America, the sweet land of liberty, land of the free and home of the brave. This is happening at Guantanamo Bay Prison now, to men who have been held without charges filed against them for many years. I do not think we can preach to the world.

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By: bald1 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/08/22/a-moment-of-truth-in-damascus-and-washington/#comment-2999 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:58:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2384#comment-2999 Rebel accusations, even when backed with videos and still images, do not constitute facts. A US and/or UN military action justified by rebel accusations, media hype/pressure, and public emotion (if applicable) is a non-starter. The US had 8 years of war in Iraq. A war that was, without doubt, justified by lies and disinformation. If the Obama Administration has a strategic policy that requires the removal of Assad, let’s get it into the public realm for discussion. If a short or long-term policy objective might lead to the necessity for war, let’s debate the objective and not use lies to justify implementation of the policy.

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