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Russia Sending Syria Attack Helicopters: Should Western Governments Interfere?

Fef 2012/06/12 18:07:58
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Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has killed over 10,000 civilians since the beginning of Syria's "Arab Spring." America talked about intervening to stop the violence, but has done little so far. Russia continues to increase the stakes by supporting Syria.

Contrast America's lack of involvement in Syria with its aggressive policy in Libya: America conducted airstrikes and covert land operations in Libya to oppose the violence of Moammar Qaddafi. America also supplied the anti-Qaddafi forces with heavy military equipment, including ground-to-air missiles. Western forces help depose Qaddafi.

Now what should America, UK and other Western nations do in Syria?The Obama administration said Tuesday that Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and warned that the Arab country's 15-month conflict could become even deadlier.

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  • Zak Smith 2012/06/15 05:53:45
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    Zak Smith
    Let's not get in a war for a little while. My brothers are getting tired.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/06/13 15:21:13
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    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    Let me guess. Remember Libya, when we supported Benghazi based Al Qaida. Then later they made off with 20,000 stinger missiles. Today the Al Qaida flag flies over Tripoli. Next we airlifted the Libyan Al Qaida to Jordan and Turkey and they later infiltrated into Syria. Now the Russians will have Deja Vu all over again. They are going to have their choppers all shot down by stinger missiles just like when they were in Afghanistan.
  • sjalan 2012/06/13 07:20:24
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    sjalan
    DNI Directly. Raise hell in the UN against the attrosities that are happening
  • DoxieDad 2012/06/13 02:48:20
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    DoxieDad
    If the Russians do send attack Helicopters that the Syrian government uses against their own people the embarrassment to Moscow will do more to change minds then western interference.
  • James 2012/06/13 02:14:37
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    James
    However I have no problem selling the rebels some of these....

    stinger missile
  • U Mad Bro? 2012/06/13 00:19:33
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    U Mad Bro?
    I'm tired of the policing of the world mentality by Americans. America will come crashing down if it attacks Iran or Syria, the massive forces of Russia and China will turn America into a wasteland.
  • gocar 2012/06/12 21:49:42
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    gocar
    I believe the Russians are worried that democracy in the Arab world would bring more Isllamic states that are radical onto their border. Also they are not above making a buck selling war material anymore than the US is.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/06/12 20:47:14
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    TheTruth1313
    +1
    We need to address our own issues. It is time for the world to fend for itself without us getting involved.
  • Gregaj7 2012/06/12 20:06:43
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    Gregaj7
    The Ron Paul foreign policy of non-intervention seems to be gaining ground here.
  • Steve 2012/06/12 19:08:51
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    Steve
    Syria is a profound problem. Using military force against civilians is unacceptable.
    But overt military attacks by the US against Syria are unlikely to be helpful or useful in the long run.
    Certainly, whatever the US does beyond sanctions and diplomacy should be done in concert with NATO.
    A no-fly zone over Syria might be reasonable. A sea-and-air embargo to prevent arms going in might be appropriate. However, there's a land border between Syria and Iran, so good luck preventing military hardware being trucked in.

    Right now, applying diplomatic pressure on Russia and China to get in line with the rest of the world is very appropriate.
  • James Steve 2012/06/13 02:15:04
    James
    In cases like these, proxy wars will probably do.
  • Joe61 2012/06/12 18:58:02 (edited)
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    Joe61
    Personally, I believe we are on the brink of a a major war.....and I think it could be the major incident that Obama needs to cancel the POTUS election. Just my thoughts on a deepening crisis in the Middle East. Let's not forget Obama has been having a number of unscheduled meetings with the Russians and we know the positioning of America's nuclear sites and Missile Defence Systems was part of those discussions between Obama and Medvedev.
  • EdVenture 2012/06/12 18:45:44
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    EdVenture
    This is a soverign country and a member of the international community. We are doing everything possible within international law and what it will tolerate. The process that is in motion must take its course and i believe is more severe than we realize. This is not to say lives are not being lost, hopefully this will come to an end soon before a major confrontation occurs. Bomb and burn kills many more inocent people.
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/06/12 18:32:57
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    Lerro DeHazel
    With this present Administration, I don't think that we should get involved. The Russians would kick the asses of the United States in a minute. Could you see BH Obama and Hillary Clinton trying to fight a War? You gotta be kidding. No, just let Russia do whatever Russia wants to do. What would BH do, anyway? . . . Just flash the reflection from a Solyndra Solar Panel at them? Get real.
  • relic 2012/06/12 18:29:16
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    relic
    +1
    Syria killing Syrians. Let it go... People need to see what a dictator can do before they allow Oslime to become Dictator of the United States.
  • Striker 2012/06/12 18:14:05
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    Striker
    Russia may be gaining from the sale of some helicopters, and that's quite okay with me. Ask again if Russia actually intrudes and brings on WW3.

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