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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:18 PM Aug 2013

So what do you figure this shit is all about? [View all]

10 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Punishing Assad
1 (10%)
Influencing the outcome of Syria's civil war
1 (10%)
Provoking Iran
2 (20%)
Poking a sharp stick in Russia's eye
0 (0%)
Wagging the dog?
1 (10%)
5 (50%)
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Oil. LiberalEsto Aug 2013 #1
Maintaining chaos in regions containing Shit the West Wants leftstreet Aug 2013 #2
^^this^^ sibelian Aug 2013 #3
But weakening Assad could speed the end of this civil war Motown_Johnny Aug 2013 #10
If it is only limited strikes then they need only be directed at which ever side KurtNYC Aug 2013 #18
+1 leftstreet Aug 2013 #19
If that was the case then we could pressure Saudi Arabia Arctic Dave Aug 2013 #28
Continuing the PNAC plan to "run the table" in the middle east, eliminating every independent regime Warren Stupidity Aug 2013 #4
Preemptive defense of Israel 1-Old-Man Aug 2013 #5
Israel has nothing to do with this. Mosby Aug 2013 #16
Russia and malaise Aug 2013 #6
THANK YOU. DevonRex Aug 2013 #15
How about some of the usual reason, the continuation of the Pentagon's eternal war, avaistheone1 Aug 2013 #7
Two step process: Premature Idealism >>> CYA cthulu2016 Aug 2013 #8
Appeasing RW war-mongers. Graybeard Aug 2013 #9
PNAC and corporate empire. woo me with science Aug 2013 #11
Tough guy PR. But, it's turning into a flop. Tierra_y_Libertad Aug 2013 #12
bingo! paulk Aug 2013 #21
Whatever pics and video we've seen of the effects of use of chemical weapons against civilians, NYC_SKP Aug 2013 #13
These days? Please. You are right though, those pictures show very healthy people with full The_Casual_Observer Aug 2013 #17
Trying to keep Russia from supplying Syria, Iraq and other ME nations with DevonRex Aug 2013 #14
yes, I get the feeling we are at war with Russia via Proxy/Syria. And it leaves me feeling KittyWampus Aug 2013 #22
Yes. That's what DevonRex Aug 2013 #24
LOL Arctic Dave Aug 2013 #30
It sure as shit isn't humanitarian. The Link Aug 2013 #20
Money, which is to say oil. nt rrneck Aug 2013 #23
Keeping DU in a continual state of freak out. JoePhilly Aug 2013 #25
Other: Multiple causes and a whole lot of jingo. HereSince1628 Aug 2013 #26
Both sides are worried that their mommy ate too many chicken wings while she was pregnant. Glassunion Aug 2013 #27
Face-saving for politicians. It's kabuki politics with bombs. n/t backscatter712 Aug 2013 #29
Making sure the one percent make money somehow, someway. BlueJazz Aug 2013 #31
Other. Profits for the MIC. We have ordinance Warpy Aug 2013 #32
MIC needs a bone. truebluegreen Aug 2013 #33
A distraction DJ13 Aug 2013 #34
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