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  •  There is nothing stopping Obama from unilaterally (1+ / 0-)
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    doing a humanitarian intervention. By your standards, this means these lives also don't matter to Obama.

    Polls show the majority of Americans, Europeans, British, Turks, Canadians, Chinese, Russians don't support military intervention.

    The way to have minimized bloodshed was to not have enabled it in the first place. Don't you find it ironic that the Sadi's and Qatari's were the first to arm the more Islamic orientated brigades of the opposition in a supposed bid for "democracy"?

    •  The Syrian opposition are not pawns of Sadi's and (0+ / 0-)

      Qatari's. This bloodshed belongs to Assad (and his supporters :-) ) not any foreigners.

      You seem to feel that Syria is a victim of foreign aggression. Are you already ready to defend Assad's use of WMD on that basis? Or will you call it a CIA false-flag? Or will you wait to see what RT says?

      Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

      by Clay Claiborne on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 05:33:08 PM PDT

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      •  The bloodshed belongs to all in Syria who (0+ / 0-)

        have taken up arms (rebels and forces) as well as those from foreign nations that have exacerbated the situation by funding with arms and money.

        You seem to feel that Syria is a victim of foreign aggression. Are you already ready to defend Assad's use of WMD on that basis? Or will you call it a CIA false-flag? Or will you wait to see what RT says?
        You are writing nonsense here.

        I suggest you calm down and read the following which comes from the viewpoint of one the opposition. The situation in Syria is a lot more complex than you make it out to be.

        Islamism and the Syrian Uprising

        Syria's uprising is not a secular one. Most participants are devout Muslims inspired by Islam. By virtue of Syria's demography most of the opposition is Sunni Muslim and often come from conservative areas. The death of the Arab left means religion has assumed a greater role in daily life throughout the Middle East. A minority is secular and another minority is comprised of ideological Islamists. The majority is made of religious-minded people with little ideology, like most Syrians. They are not fighting to defend secularism (nor is the regime) but they are also not fighting to establish a theocracy. But as the conflict grinds on, Islam is playing an increasing role in the uprising.

    •  I don't have a lives-only standard (0+ / 0-)

      and neither does Obama.  Your strained twisting is both wrong and futile.  The rest of your post involves some theory irrelevant to both me and the situation at hand.

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