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  •  Passionate concern for the people of Syria (11+ / 0-)

    who are suffering and dying most unjustly, is the redeeming feature here.  But the idea that the US should rush in with open warfare anyplace that injustice is occurring, is a very very problematic one.  I appreciate Obama's behind-the-scenes approach here -- a proxy war among other powers, played out as a civil war in Syria, would do no favors to the people of Syria.

     

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 03:23:56 PM PDT

    •  If Obama is stopping weapons from reaching the FSA (0+ / 0-)

      he has a lot of blood on his hands. from the Australian:

      Over the past 10 months, a Syrian opposition official told The Sunday Times, the CIA has blocked shipments of heavy anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, which rebel units of the Free Syrian Army have long said are vital to their efforts to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
      With 'friends' like this, no wonder the Syrian people have trouble telling friends from enemies.

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

      by Clay Claiborne on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:27:09 PM PDT

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      •  Please explain (3+ / 0-)

        How slowing arms into region puts 'bloods' on someone hands.

        Do you dare ask that of Qatar and Saudi Arabia that are sending arms into the country?

        Hint: The more arms...the more killing. Less arms...less killing.

        •  It doesn't work that way (1+ / 0-)
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          joe from Lowell

          The ability to shot down planes and helicopters that are slaughtering people results in less violence believe it or not.

          Are you one of those people that would ask police sharpshooters to stand down while a mass murderer was doing his grisly work because "that would only add to the violence?"

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

          by Clay Claiborne on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:12:12 PM PDT

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        •  When one side has all the arms... (0+ / 0-)

          and is committing mass slaughter, it is most certainly NOT the case that "the more arms...the more killing."

          I doubt you'd have trouble understanding this if it was your family being shelled.

          Art is the handmaid of human good.

          by joe from Lowell on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 08:01:25 AM PDT

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