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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:49 AM

 

Are we headed for another war ? we very well could be




I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad and those under his command: the world is watching,” Obama said yesterday in a speech at the National Defense University in Washington. “The use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable, and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Obama-Warns-Syria-Amid-Signs-Chemical-Weapons-4089532.php#ixzz2E6Qek8cP

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Reply Are we headed for another war ? we very well could be (Original post)
former-republican Dec 2012 OP
MoonRiver Dec 2012 #1
former-republican Dec 2012 #2
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #5
MoonRiver Dec 2012 #11
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #18
Ligyron Dec 2012 #3
former-republican Dec 2012 #7
warrior1 Dec 2012 #4
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #6
former-republican Dec 2012 #8
Journeyman Dec 2012 #12
Fozzledick Dec 2012 #13
Journeyman Dec 2012 #14
former-republican Dec 2012 #9
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #16
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #10
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #15
bemildred Dec 2012 #17

Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:51 AM

1. Ok, and how will we pay for it?

There's going to have to be gigantic tax increases if we keep going to war.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:53 AM

2. No worries , a billion here a billion there

 

While the working class in this country are losing ground everyday.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:55 AM

5. Same way Bush paid for his--

with tax cuts for the rich?

Ya gotta know that's how Romney would have done it.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:08 PM

11. Romney and Bush are not the president now.

I've been disappointed in Obama before, but I really can't believe he'd resort to those tactics.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:30 PM

18. That's one of many reasons I vote No War!

I tried that war crap once. Didn't like it and don't recommend it.

It's getting to the point where low-grade war is like a continuous background noise in American culture. You habituate to it. A few dead here, a few dead there…

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:53 AM

3. Yeah but wouldn't any POTUS have to say something like that?

Still, that's what we get for inheriting the World Police role.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:57 AM

7. Or maybe just let them fight their own civil war.

 

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:54 AM

4. I don't think we would be going alone.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:57 AM

6. I think you're right.

Assad has already laid a turd in the mouth of the international community. No way they're about to let him fart Sarin without retribution.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:00 PM

8. This is going to turn into another aid package after of BILLIONS of dollars to what ever

 

crazy government takes over. We have become a laughing stock .

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Response to former-republican (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:02 PM

12. Please. Get the verb tense correct. We've been a laughingstock over this for decades. . .

ever since "The Mouse that Roared."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mouse_That_Roared

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:17 PM

13. Maybe we should just drop the Q-bomb on them...

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:28 PM

14. Back in the '70s, when all the talk was on the "N-Bomb", the weapon that would kill only people. . .

and leave all the buildings and trucks and the rest of the infrastructure in place, I thought at that time what we need is an "O&P Bomb" -- it kills only Officers and Politicians and leave the rest of us in peace.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:02 PM

9. We always go alone , look at any major coalition ever formed and see who always gives the most in

 

lives or money.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:40 PM

16. Money, yes; not always lives.

Kosovo. Libya.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:03 PM

10. It would involve all of NATO

 

and Turkey would bear the brunt as they are the most affected NATO nation.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:34 PM

15. Historically time can be divided into in war and headed toward war

So, in some sense there must be a war out there whose countdown time-line we must be on.

Seems to me it was in the interest of the power and influential who play in foreign policy to 'remake' SW asia a process that cannot be deemed complete until Syria completes the demolition needed for renovation.






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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:46 PM

17. We're just going to hold their coats this time.

Provide political and logistical support.

On the other hand, once well-begun, this one has the potential to grow much bigger.

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