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Tue Sep 3, 2013, 01:22 PM

Anyone watching CNN now?

Christians Amanpour just had a very powerful interview Bahshar Ja Afari, Syrian Ambassador to the UN- basically told him the world knows they are lying and they (Syrian regime) has brought this on themselves. She was very direct and did not mince words.

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Reply Anyone watching CNN now? (Original post)
KaryninMiami Sep 2013 OP
TM99 Sep 2013 #1
AZ Mike Sep 2013 #3
KaryninMiami Sep 2013 #4
Happyhippychick Sep 2013 #5
TM99 Sep 2013 #6
ForgoTheConsequence Sep 2013 #2

Response to KaryninMiami (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 01:38 PM

1. The world knows?

Really? Because I have read reports from other news agencies that contradict the American message.

That seems very inappropriate of her. But she was a good little 'journalist' for the homeland.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 02:04 PM

3. Or...

....perhaps she is right.

Kerry seems certain and he's not some arbitrarily, warmongering hawk.

I am personally conflicted. At this time, I would be among the, what, 46% of undecided. However, I am certain that the absolutism by some on here coupled with the unfounded accusations against the character of certain elected officials are out of bounds. And your insinuation against Amanpour is not fair at this point. You are presuming that the intelligence is false and that Amanpour is essentially co-opted by the government. You don't know more than Obama, Kerry, and probably even Amanpour at this point - and neither do I.

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Response to AZ Mike (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 02:15 PM

4. I'm conflicted too

If it was anyone but Kerry and Obama I'd be positive this was bullshit war mongrel drama. I trust "our team" and I believe what they claim happened in Syria really did happen. But their solution- and I now believe it is inevitable that we are going in- their solution just feels wrong and will only lead to more conflict. Iran is chomping at the bit over this- Russia as well. How is it that "we are all responsible" but it's us alone taking action?

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 02:21 PM

5. I trust Kerry, I trust Obama, but I don't see how anything can be helped by bombing Syria. In fact,

I think it will make the situation far worse. More people will die if we attack, not fewer. I trust that what these men say is true but I don't believe it will help the Syrians who are being gassed.

I am 100% opposed to it.

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Response to AZ Mike (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 03:14 PM

6. Or perhaps she is not.


Seeming certain and being certain are two different things.

Of course, we question the character of our elected officials. Did you not question Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell, et al.? Are Kerry and Obama above that because they have a D after their name and not an R?

How do you know what I know? Her treatment was inappropriate and does not lend itself to a 'diplomatic' solution. What if the administration is wrong? What if the intelligence is proven false or inconclusive? What if Congress says no and Obama says ok, diplomatic solutions only.

Do you think Amanpour directly accusing the Syrian Ambassador of lying is going to be able to be undone then? Of course not. She did not think before she spoke. She allowed her emotions to over ride her brain. Will she issue a formal apology if she is wrong later on?

That is why it is inappropriate. Because she and this administration are acting like it is a fully understood, resolved deal, and action is imminent. Funny though that Syrians themselves as well as other nations don't actually feel this same way.

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