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Should the U.S. get involved in SYRIA??!!

BlueRepublican 2012/05/30 19:33:35
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By now, I am sure you've all heard about the massacres in Syria. Many countries around the world are openly condemning the actions taken by the Syrian govt.
They, of course, blame terrorists for the atrocities.
Many are calling for military action against the Russian-backed Syrian govt forces and there's open talk of arming the rebels.

The U.S. has been bogged down in the Middle East for over 10 years now. The American public has polled overwhelmingly for immediate withdrawl from Afghanistan.
The last American intervention in Lybia did not exactly bring forth the desired outcome that President Obama wished. That country is still divided and in chaos.

Furthermore, what will be the cost to taxpayers for another intervention? What about the costs in military soldiers? If we succeed, we will still need to provide BILLIONS in foreign aid and support to the struggling new democracy. Assad has after all been a U.S. supported dictatorship for over 40 years and a strategic asset. Removing him will certainly cause undesired "ripples" across the Middle East.

So what do you think? Should we help the Syrian people become a free country?Should we do nothing while Assad kills his own people?
Should the U.S. get involved in the Civil-War in Syria?

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  • nverumind 2012/05/30 19:40:15
    No
    nverumind
    +9
    When your car is broken you cant give anyone a ride.
    Our country is in distress as of now and we are so thinly spread out as it is, not only can we not afford to get involved in Another war but other countries and their citizens need to work things out for themselves. By the USA intervening in every single occurence like this one, we are creating a dependance that we can not and should not be responsible for.
    America is the way it is because its OWN people stood up to tyranny!
    It is sad and ofcoarse my heart breaks for them, especially the children, but America shouldnt be the world's police when we cant take care of our own country.

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  • ETpro 2012/05/31 14:25:14
    Undecided
    ETpro
    +1
    It's a sticky wicket. Assad is a monster and a client of Iran. But if he falls, what next? There is no united resistance. There are warring clans with only one uniting factor; they hate Assad and his small tribe just a little worse than they hate all the other competing tribes and clans in Syria. Seems like if we help topple Assad without some solid plan for how Syria transitions into an orderly state, we open the door to a fundamentalist Islamist takeover and perhaps even a new base of operation for al Qaeda.
  • Fenris 2012/05/31 14:16:57
    No
    Fenris
    +3
    For the last time NO!!!!!
    People die in war and many more flood other countries despabilizing them in turn just look at Europe┬┤s "refugee" problem!
    And we are sick and tired off trying to (and failing)clean up after all these wars!
  • HenriLewkowiczhenri 2012/05/31 14:09:14 (edited)
    Yes
    HenriLewkowiczhenri
    we should supply the revolution with money and arms to get rid of the murderers in power in Syria ..it would be much cheaper then eventually a military intervention
  • Centris... HenriLe... 2012/05/31 19:17:46
    Centrist_Bill
    +1
    Why?? Did they invade US? No they didnt. We are not the worlds police force. We have our own problems here.
  • Kirby 2012/05/31 12:54:28
    No
    Kirby
    +6
    Sorry but I am tired of our soldier getting killed protecting countries other than our own. Bring our troops home from all over the globe . Someone else can play world cop!
  • Bud Smith Kirby 2012/05/31 13:15:57
    Bud Smith
    +1
    Who would you suggest keep the fight off the street where you live? Who do you suggest be the world cop, Russia or China, who?
  • Mel Mar... Bud Smith 2012/05/31 22:46:21
  • Kirby Bud Smith 2012/06/01 03:50:27
    Kirby
    I agree with Mel Mar let NATO handle it so that would include Russia and China. We are in a deep enough mess . The last thing that needs to happen is to add to it. When is enough enough . We don't know how to play nice no one does. Have you seen the kids coming back from Afghanistan or Iraq missing body parts or so destroyed mentally that readjusting to civilian life has become the ultimate struggle. It's time to say enough!
  • Bud Smith Kirby 2012/06/03 14:19:02
    Bud Smith
    What do you see NATO doing? I manage to get most of my body back from Korea and learned that most Americans neither know nor care about the enormous cost of freedom. Some people paid so you could live the soft life. How can you stand aside while others are being killed in cold blood?
  • Kirby Bud Smith 2012/06/03 15:44:01 (edited)
    Kirby
    That's just it I have served in the Navy, and have seen the cost of these wars. NOTHING CHANGES except the new dictator who now runs the country. What did we accomplish in Korea , Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan.... NOT DAMN THING except more people who hate us. We are too broke to be the worlds cop. I do feel sorry for the people of Syria but its their country fight your own war. We had a Civil War if you remember and we fought it ourselves!
    Personally I think NATO is a joke, but I say let them figure this mess out and keep our troops home. This has nothing to do with OUR Freedoms!
  • Nan 2012/05/31 11:57:01
    No
    Nan
    +3
    Absolutely NOT!!! We need to heal ourselves. Besides, it never seems to work when we do 'interventions' over there in the Middle East, so why should we keep trying? Let some other country do it for a change. Yes, it's extremely sad, not to mention horrifying to hear of these atrocities but we cannot always be there to try and put the pieces back together It seems that no matter how hard we try, the terrorists are still there and will always be there..
  • TheR 2012/05/31 11:43:03
    No
    TheR
    +3
    The US is funding Alqaida Libya Fighters in Syria. How does that make sense? The US should not be supporting armed conflict. There are many dictatorships in the ME. The US is not trying to overthrow Saudi Arabia, or Jordan. So why the need to hijack Syria? Regime change is not a option, when we still have Clinton and Bushes running America for so many years. Get rid of the Killer leaders in the US, and the rest of the world will get better. Stop the War Madness.
  • Gordon 2012/05/31 11:07:28
    No
    Gordon
    +4
    We are already involved in too many costly, dead end wars. We should cease all foreign aid, and bring all of our troops home.
  • The_Infidel_Atheist 2012/05/31 09:23:29
    Yes
    The_Infidel_Atheist
    +3
    Do the same people who believe we shouldn't get involved in Syria, believe it was the right choice to not get involved in Rwanda in 1994?
  • Latti I... The_Inf... 2012/06/01 03:44:08
  • The_Inf... Latti I... 2012/06/01 03:51:03
    The_Infidel_Atheist
    +1
    Very interesting! Thanks for the link!
  • Latti I... The_Inf... 2012/06/01 03:53:02
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    You're welcome T ;-).
  • doc1st 2012/05/31 08:17:07
    No
    doc1st
    What about Kony 2012?
  • Sheila doc1st 2012/06/01 16:17:51
    Sheila
    As much as I hate to say it we are on that already.
  • William 2012/05/31 08:15:20
    No
    William
    +5
    Let's put an end to reckless military adventurism.
  • Latti I... William 2012/06/01 03:52:00
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +1
    Too late.

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    Russia is already arming the Assad and we are about to give the other side weapons. In addition the US has been sending 50% of their weapons towards the Middle East since 1960. Most of the countries regime have been using those weapons against their people and the U.S. Another dumbass decision that has now come back to bite us in the ass. It will only get worse.

    Spread the word.
  • Pat 2012/05/31 07:02:36
    Undecided
    Pat
    I would only agree to a Libyan style assault in conjunction with other NATO forces. We should not go it alone. I hate to see the Syrian people or any other people suffer but we can't save the world. We can barely help ourselves at this point. There is a human tragedy playing out in Syria. If the world would come together and make it a truly international force then maybe we could be part of it. But we can't do the whole job. And then what about Egypt. The election doesn't seem to be going well there either. They have a choice between two bad candidates at this point. They could end up worse off than they were under Mubarhrak. Where does it end?
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/05/31 07:00:40
    No
    nothingbutthetruth
    +1
    Let Republicans them go and take their family with them!
  • Sheila nothing... 2012/05/31 13:52:55
    Sheila
    +2
    Really lovely sentiment there dear.
  • Latti I... Sheila 2012/06/01 03:43:34
  • Sheila Latti I... 2012/06/01 16:16:52
    Sheila
    +1
    Thanks!!
  • Latti I... Sheila 2012/06/01 16:17:38
  • nothing... Sheila 2012/06/03 07:59:46
    nothingbutthetruth
    Thank you. Republicans believe so much in wars that they are turning the veterans against President Obama, saying that President Obama against Military because he wants to end the wars. Silly, isn't it?
  • Sheila nothing... 2012/06/04 14:27:29
    Sheila
    LMFAO....which war is it that he wants to end? And he has tied their hand while IN war with his new rules of engagement. He has tried to lessen their medical benes. Bless your heart. Libs on the whole do NOT respect our military. Finds them offensive as a force and then tries to say "oh we LOVE you" in election years.
  • nothing... Sheila 2012/06/07 06:08:59
    nothingbutthetruth
    I don't like to waste my time and answer silly questions, or respond to people who seem like their live behind God's back. It's a lot of work to do that!
  • Sheila nothing... 2012/06/07 12:56:04
    Sheila
    Not sure what on earth you are talking about but THIS is how you handle it if you don't want to talk to someone.....lol....
  • nothing... Sheila 2012/06/09 06:07:28
    nothingbutthetruth
    Yes, I just shut the door in their face(:-0)
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/05/31 06:56:52
    No
    TimothyBrianFoley
    +2
    this will lose direct focus on al qaeda and they are rebels there we need no wars
  • Steve 2012/05/31 06:53:35 (edited)
    No
    Steve
    +3
    Boots on the ground? Hell, no.



    Maybe a naval blockade, no-fly zone, maybe. Let only food and medicines in. But even this, only as a NATO combined operation. The US, acting alone, has no business being the world's policeman, especially in the Middle East.

    And you write: "Assad has after all been a U.S. supported dictatorship for over 40 years and a strategic asset. " Absolutely false. Syria is still technically at war with Israael, and hostility between Syria and the US is deep. It is true, though, that Syria's regime is secular, in a region where Islamicism strikes fear in the US.
  • geneticmistake 2012/05/31 06:37:33
    No
    geneticmistake
    +4
    The US can't afford to save the world in terms of $s or American lives. We wouldn't succeed anyway even if money was no obstacle and androids did the fighting. We spent nearly 200 years learning to get democracy and equal rights somewhat right. Countries with no history of democracy won't become democratic in a few months. The idea that foreign forces toppling a bloody dictator will solve that country's problems is flawed. Just like the American revolution a country's natives have to shed their own blood to appreciate freedom. Foreign intervention can result in resentment especially if things get worse for the country in turmoil. Even just supplying the rebels with arms could backfire if they become as brutal as Assad. Hopefully I'm wrong but I'm not overly optimistic about the prospects of even a somewhat democratic Middle East in the foreseeable future.

    Humanitarian aid should be supplied by the UN and other international organizations so long as fighting continues.
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/05/31 06:19:29
    No
    Fariborz-Zak
    western countries out of Syria,Viva free Syria with Pres. ASSAD
  • Steve Faribor... 2012/05/31 06:59:00
    Steve
    +1
    So you're in favor of shelling civilian communities and massacres of families and children?
  • Faribor... Steve 2012/05/31 07:08:54
    Fariborz-Zak
    U mean killing Civillians in Iraq and Afghanistan by US troops,who said massacre was done by Syrians Govt,USA said so?
  • Steve Faribor... 2012/05/31 07:11:13
    Steve
    +2
    The USA doesn't just say so. All independent journalists on the ground, and UN officials say so.



    Here's a clue. Just because the US government says the sky is blue, that doesn't mean the sky is really yellow.
  • doc1st Steve 2012/05/31 08:21:35
    doc1st
    America has perfected the ways of passifying the masses without massacre, however if a unified force rose up in america against the government what would they do? Surly not use peaceful means.

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