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Old 08-30-2013, 04:10 AM   #1
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Should US bomb Syria?

Just wondering how everyone thinks about this. Part of me feels that we should stop innocent civilians from bring killed. We are/were the greatest country in the world. Kinda the big brother for others. Another part feels that they are in a civil war and whoever wins will still hate us. Why bother? We should just mind our own business, get out of the middle east, and protect ourselves. Any thoughts? It looks like Obama wants to bomb Assad.
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I don't think that any western country should interfere anymore. Look at what happened in Iraq, look at Afghanistan and now Egypt. Nothing changed, and we keep pouring money and lives of our soldiers in those bottomless pits. Let them fight it out amongst themselves.
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I don't think that any western country should interfere anymore. Look at what happened in Iraq, look at Afghanistan and now Egypt. Nothing changed, and we keep pouring money and lives of our soldiers in those bottomless pits. Let them fight it out amongst themselves.
Yes I'm thinking you are right. We are hated by so many in the Middle East. It's hard cause they used chemical weapons but I'm starting to feel that it's not our problem. It's sad that this is happening against humanity but why get involved. This isn't like Bosnia. They are not our friends.
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I never know enough about these sorts of situations to make a comment, and that is most definitely the case here, but it breaks your heart to hear of chemical attacks, and I wish there was a way for other countries or the UN or whatever to put a stop to innocent people being killed.

I remember when the US bombed Iraq. I was in the early years of high school. I remember seeing vision on the news and just feeling so sad about it all.
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No, it never ends well.

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We are/were the greatest country in the world. Kinda the big brother for others.
Turn up the nationalism just a little more.
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The short answer; no.

The longer answer: there are no good answers, but some tried-and-true anti-sarin-gas assistance mightn't hurt.

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Syria, lest we forget, is in the throes of a civil war. The government—a nastily dynastic version of the Ba'athist quasi-fascist ideology that dominated many Arab nations between the mid-1950s and the early noughties—is fighting a varied bunch of rebels. Note that the government is largely dominated by secularized elements of the Shi'ite Alawite minority, who make up around 12% of the population; the majority are Sunni (74%), Christian (10%) and a variety of other sects.

If this sounds like the same sort of demographic split as Iraq, with Christians instead of Kurds, then give yourself a gold star: both "nations" were carved out of the bleeding carcass of the Ottoman Empire by France and the UK in the wake of the First World War under the auspices of the Sykes-Picot Agreement.
Incidentally, the linked piece is worth it just as a check to the 'because Islam' reaction to nearly any trouble afflicting this part of the world.
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No, it never ends well.

Turn up the nationalism just a little more.
What other country has been there to protect the innocent or donated more money to deserving countries over the last 30 yrs? You go Vlad wherever you are from.
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I live in Australia, but where I live is irrelevant.

So I guess you strongly believe your country has helped others, can you give me some examples? I want to understand this from your point of view.
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I live in Australia, but where I live is irrelevant.

So I guess you strongly believe your country has helped others, can you give me some examples? I want to understand this from your point of view.
Not even worth my time Vlad. Enjoy Australia. Hope to visit it some say.
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Beware the dropbears and crocodiles.
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Beware the dropbears and crocodiles.
Thanks buddy I will. Heard recently about people getting eaten by the crocs there. Must me a great place to live. Are you living right up close to them? I'll buy you a Fosters when I arrive.
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I'll buy you a Fosters when I arrive.
You'll be deported immediately. We don't drink Fosters.
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You'll be deported immediately. We don't drink Fosters.
What's going on with this world. Just found out the Irish drink Heineken and not Guinness.
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Kinda hilarious how Heineken is looked down upon by us Dutch people, annd it's majorly praised all over the world.
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And apparently the Dutch hate Heineken and Mexicans hate Corona. Both are popular here.
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