Comments on: Has Obama administration gone wobbly on Syria?’ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70499 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:11:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70499 Bennet Ramberg is doing Isreal’s bidding. Why doesnt he go to war himself if he loves war with Muslim countries so much!

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By: changeling http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70485 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:57:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70485 Just for fun, let’s try an “outside the box” exercise. Who thinks an attack on U.S. soil would be imminent if we withdrew all of our troops from foreign nations and concentrated instead on vigorously defending our natural borders? There is a huge “bait and switch” operation going on here, and it is perpetrated by our military industrial complex with the full complicity of our government. Bottom line is, the military industry is a major employer and a massive revenue generator for the federal government. This industry cannot survive if what it produces is not consumed. Most often, this means people somewhere have to die. Are we willing to say in good conscience that only “bad” people die as a result of our military industrial output?

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By: TastySalmon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70484 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:49:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70484 Wobbly? As others have mentioned, our government is thankfully trying to be somewhat neutral on this issue because we can’t support Islamic radicals. We have, after all, been fighting them for over 11 years.

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By: stevedebi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70476 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:15:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70476 Some people seem to forget that the only Constitutional power invested in the Federal Government is national defense and regulating interstate commerce. All of the other stuff, including the social programs, are not mentioned there, and are not included in the Bill of Rights. If we had stuck to the government’s true role, the country would not be in this financial morass.

Having said that, I don’t necessarily mean that it is advisable to intervene in the affairs of other countries. National sovereignty is the right of all nations who do not attempt to use military force to invade other nations. We should use military power very judiciously and reluctantly.

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By: xcanada2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70475 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:38:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70475 In my opinion, President Obama and his crew smartened up on Syria, just in a nick of time. Supporting Al Queda does not fit in with our story.

It is clear enough to all that the benefiters from Assad’s fall are the Gulf monarchies (our dictator friends) and Israel. The Gulf monarchies can get at Iran through Syria, thus shoring up their dictatorships against Iran Shiite influences in their countries. Israel is trying to figure out how to consolidate their control of the Golan Heights, and aims to stop Syria’s support of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, thus allowing them to take another crack at Lebanese territory. Of course, neither of these aims are according to US freedom and democracy “principles”. Clearly, the Assad government is a more straight path to greater democracy in Syria, than is Al Queda.

I would imagine that the US government is talking reality with Russia and China concerning Syria, and we are going to see an end to this horrific, Gulf monarchy/stupid-Turkey/Ridiculous-EU supported attack on the Syrian government and people.

And Zionist propaganda pieces such as this, from Reuters, will melt into the woodwork.

Oh Yes, just what we need now: get the bought out and paid for US Congress in on the issue. Probably they’d vote 525 to 10 for boots on the ground in Syria (to “protect” the Syrian people)!

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70474 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:05:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70474 another example of how dictators spend wealth on weapons systems, and their operators, instead of improving the national economy and the lives of the citizens. A major flaw in the Middle east that may never be overcome because of the culture. it is a terrible thing.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70469 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:41:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70469 Hey, we threw the Benghazi thing out there and it didn’t stick. Maybe we can find another “hype up” to get the right wing ranters invigorated again.

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By: pavoter1946 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70468 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:29:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70468 What better way to avoid a sequester for the Pentagon then to get bogged down in another war; this time a civil war in Syria.

And it is not as if the cheerleaders of new wars will be inconvenienced. In fact, they might even get their dream of ravishing the safety net for those who need it.

The situation is a terrible mess, and those next to Syria need to get more involved in solutions, not bluster.

There are consequences of action and inaction. We helped overthrew the government of Libya, but the arms and weapons slipped out, and the world is seeing the results. But in not moving against Libya, there may have been a slaughter.

It is a problem when decision makers have little knowledge of how the situation unfolded, and the history of the countries involved. Too often, the prism is the US prism, that isn’t relevant.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70459 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:52:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70459 Ah yes! Why ignore the possibility of yet another gallant little war in the Middle East? Has the USA lost all of its sporting spirit? When will this nonsense about invading every single country in the Middle East stop being a debate?

We cannot afford to feed our poor. We cut Food Stamps. We cut Social Security. We cut Medicare. And we are certain we must cut, cut, cut more and more social benefits. We cannot “afford” it even though we charged for these programs for a working lifetime, labelled them “insurance” (and still do), are certain the country faces ruin if it meets its obligations to its own people. Yet these same people, these same “public servants” involve us with wars in the following countries, none of which ever attacked us: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Pakistan and Israel. We can spend hundreds of billions of Social Security dollars on these endless wars but we cannot “afford” to pay an average Social Security benefit of about $1200. per month until death.

The American people are sick and tired of people like this finding ways to divert our benefit money to fight on their personal favorite side in ethnic and religious conflicts the world over. Each and every one of these opportunities, we are told, in more “noble” and “compelling” than taking care of the wretches sleeping under public bridges in every state in the union. Nonsense! These people do not have the support of the American people as a whole and this constant prattling about which new war opportunity we “must” take must stop. “Wobbly” !!!

Isn’t it ironic for these people to be arguing for fighting on the same side as Al Qaeda?

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By: Jas1969 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/29/has-obama-administration-gone-wobbly-on-syria/#comment-70449 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:02:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17478#comment-70449 Another story like this. It seems the USA has been the object of many a discussion, ridicule, disgust and otherwise blame for being the “world police” and butting into other countries affairs, but when they dont, they are seen as “wobbly” or labled the bad guys because they are not stepping in to help. Perhaps it is all the “Death to America” signs being held up and seen on every 24 hour news network or perhaps the constant burning of American flags whenever there is an uprising? Listen up, you cant have it both ways, either ask for ASmerican help and appreciate it and all that comes with it, or say no thanks and keep your criticism to yourself when it comes to who cares or not.

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