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  •  I didn't mean to insinuate that there was (2+ / 0-)
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    skohayes, schnecke21

    something nefarious about Hillary's working with Petraeus to craft a plan to involve the U.S. in Syria's civil war.  I don't know whether she worked with the CIA behind the president's back or with his full knowledge.  But the idea that she thinks the U.S. should be more involved in taking sides in the middle east upheavals - to the point of having the CIA, presumably in Turkey and perhaps in Jordan training and arming Syrian rebels, of drawing us slowly but inexorably into that conflict, and also threatening to draw Russia and Israel into it as well, is an indication of a mindset that U.S. intervention will bring about results that we prefer and a government built on democracy that would be our ally.  

    There are dozens of rebel groups in that country, all infiltrated and cross-pollinated by terrorists.  But there is no way of knowing who to support - the group we seem to prefer at the moment does not have the backing of the majority of the Syrian people - and what would keep the dynamics of those groups from changing?

    And speaking of Libya, which was neither a close ally of Russia nor a close neighbor of Israel, we armed their rebels with materiel to fight the Qaddafi regime, much of which was hijacked or stolen or simply scooped up by insurgents who were responsible for killing four of our embassy staffers and now threaten the new interim government.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:55:00 AM PST

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