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Posted: 4/26/2013 1:09:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 1:12:32 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
I was watching a discussion regarding the Syria situation and their use of Sarin on Syrians rebels.

As you may recall, the President warned the Syrians that the movement of, or use of chemical weapons were a "red line" that they should not cross.  Of course, this was an implied threat from us if they did this.  The Syrians have now done this in defiance of that threat.  The question is how should we respond?  If we do nothing, the tinpot dictators of the world will assume that a warning from the US is not something that necessarily needs to be taken seriously.  However, if we do respond, we have to dedicate assets to do this.

Now - the question isn't what Obama will do - the question is what do you think we should do?


Poll added - multiple answers allowed.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:09:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:11:26 PM EDT
Stay the hell out of other peoples business.  We are broke.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:12:38 PM EDT
Let them kill each other since we are broke.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:13:12 PM EDT
NOTHING
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:14:02 PM EDT
Words have consequences. You can't say the use of chemical weapons is crossing the line and then not act.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:14:05 PM EDT
Let them kill eachother and when the last one is sitting on a sand dune.......drone strike!
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:14:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlueDrewT:
Stay the hell out of other peoples business.  We are broke.


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Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:14:55 PM EDT
No good answer.  Getting involved in yet another mid-eastern war is not something we need to be doing.  In Syria it's not entirely clear who the good guys are or even who is calling the shots.  Assad or perhaps one of Assad's crew called our bluff.  And I suspect it was a bluff all along.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:15:20 PM EDT
Two voters are absolutely retarded.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:15:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlueDrewT:
Stay the hell out of other peoples business.  We are broke.


Problem is our dumbass in chief promised we would not allow them to cross the chemical weapon line.  Now they called his bluff.  Think Iran or any other nation we want to influence will believe him if he doesn't act on this?  He's going to undo 75+ years of America's foreign policy word meaning something.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:16:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By StevieJ309:
Words have consequences. You can't say the use of chemical weapons is crossing the line and then not act.


Sure you can.

Just because someone says something stupid doesn't mean that someone should react in a stupid manner to save face. Two stupid acts are worse than one.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:16:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 1:16:46 PM EDT by ContrarianIndicator]
Not our fight.

Picking sides generally backfires.

We should do nothing and stop sending the rebels body armor and NVGs.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:16:55 PM EDT
Let them kill each other off.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:17:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 1:26:52 PM EDT by Citadel-SC]
Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
Originally Posted By BlueDrewT:
Stay the hell out of other peoples business.  We are broke.


Problem is our dumbass in chief promised we would not allow them to cross the chemical weapon line.  Now they called his bluff.  Think Iran or any other nation we want to influence will believe him if he doesn't act on this?  He's going to undo 75+ years of America's foreign policy word meaning something.


It has not even been proven yet.  Lets hold our horses for a bit.


....or we can become useful idiots for the Salafists, terrorists, and other groups who have a vested interest in showing such.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:17:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 1:18:24 PM EDT by victor71]
Why would Syria use chemical weapons knowing the US would intervene? Makes no sense.

Q:What should we do? (Besides the money we already give the FSA)

A:NOTHING
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:17:29 PM EDT
Blame Bush then go golfing over weekend.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:17:53 PM EDT
We should be watching great snackbar liveleak vids. Nothing else.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:18:33 PM EDT
I used to be ALL about playing hero... stepping-in to save the poor, peaceful souls who are just victims of their "neighborhood" in the M.E.

Then I realized that it doesn't matter what we do... they will HATE us, use OUR money to bring terror to us, etc, etc, etc.

It's like being a cop and getting involved in a domestic. NO one "wins" those things.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO STOP VIOLENCE THAT'S BEEN GOING-ON FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS OVER THERE? Not a damn thing...

Only thing I support is stepping-in to some degree to kick some ass if they ever mount a full-scale war on Israel.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:19:01 PM EDT
I see no reason to make that war any larger.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:19:21 PM EDT
Who fucking cares what those fucking savages do to each other?  Not our damn problem.



I could give a rats ass about Mulisms using chemical weapons against other Muslims.    Its not worth the life of one Marine defending, no matter what one side did to the other side.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:21:05 PM EDT
Muslims killing muslims. I'm fine with that. Sell both sides nerve gas.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:22:18 PM EDT




Originally Posted By tygleran27:

Let them kill eachother and when the last one is sitting on a sand dune.......drone strike!




I like this idea
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:23:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By StevieJ309:
Words have consequences. You can't say the use of chemical weapons is crossing the line and then not act.


Well that's exactly whats going to happen.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:24:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlueDrewT:
Stay the hell out of other peoples business.  We are broke.




Sell small arms to both sides.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:27:29 PM EDT
Let them kill themselves. No reason to be involved. Bitch about two foreign wars then become involved in another. Brilliant!!!
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:27:47 PM EDT
nuke it from orbit?
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:28:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Citadel-SC:
Two voters are absolutely retarded.


yup


DO NOTHING
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:28:46 PM EDT
simply put-

fuck them.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:30:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 1:34:32 PM EDT by Kihn]
Originally Posted By AimsOff:
Originally Posted By StevieJ309:
Words have consequences. You can't say the use of chemical weapons is crossing the line and then not act.


Well that's exactly whats going to happen.


It's a bogus excuse. Fifteen people were killed maybe. All that proves is they are incompetent with using chemical weapons or the chemicals themselves are practically useless. Its the tail wag to support Arab Spring because they're incapable of bringing Assad's downfall about by themselves.

Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:32:10 PM EDT
I'll continue to scratch my ass.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:32:59 PM EDT
A stern email.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:33:39 PM EDT
Both sides hate us.
Whoever eventually wins this will hate us.
We should just let them kill each other so there will be fewer of them to hate us.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:36:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Whamo:
Both sides hate us.
Whoever eventually wins this will hate us.
We should just let them kill each other so there will be fewer of them to hate us.


Or it expands the influence of MB into another country supporting fundamentalist Islamism.

Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:37:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ContrarianIndicator:
Not our fight.

Picking sides generally backfires.

We should do nothing and stop sending the rebels body armor and NVGs.


We are giving those twats NVGs? I thought we were only giving "humanitarian aid".

I vote "fuck em" let them kill each other. But you know the closet muslim  is going to help them out one way or the other.

Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:37:14 PM EDT
Obama will be clear...

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Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:38:07 PM EDT


The only thing we should be doing is seeding that country with human intel assets for future benefit.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:41:08 PM EDT
Outsource a massive invasion to the Indians.  Pay them with an aircraft carrier that we were going to scrap.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:41:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Whamo:
Both sides hate us.
Whoever eventually wins this will hate us.
We should just let them kill each other so there will be fewer of them to hate us.


One of them is a much bigger threat than the other though obviously....and I am not referring to Assad and his secular regime.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:44:51 PM EDT
we sit back and watch the middle east kill each other, sounds good to me
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:45:01 PM EDT
Poll isn't realistic, no "Apologize and Bow" option
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:45:52 PM EDT
Those people cannot be helped. Fuck 'em.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:46:31 PM EDT
It's their war, let them fight and die for it.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:47:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Citadel-SC:
Two voters are absolutely retarded.


Four now, and the ranks are growing.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:47:23 PM EDT
Apologize.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:47:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By custom-classic:
Those people cannot be helped. Fuck 'em.


Right there . . . .  .
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:47:52 PM EDT
It shouldn't.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:48:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tcrpe:
Originally Posted By Citadel-SC:
Two voters are absolutely retarded.


Four now, and the ranks are growing.


Ughhh....well overall the poll has renewed my faith in Arfcom.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:48:55 PM EDT
Let them eff up their own place.

We don't need to lose any of our guys in this mess.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:50:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 1:50:51 PM EDT by Citadel-SC]
So eleven of you want to use drone or cruise strikes against the regime in order to aid Salafists, terrorists, and the Muslim Brotherhood backed FSA.  Nice.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:52:06 PM EDT
I think we're overdue to let one off the chain. The world needs a reminder.
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