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  •  I only support providing humanitarian aid to (8+ / 0-)

    the people of Syria and the investigation of war crimes.

    Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

    by InAntalya on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:46:46 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, but in terms of US policy (1+ / 0-)
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      Does anyone know how/why US policy evolved to tacit support for the rebels? Is it just because they're winning or was there some other reason?

      Please visit: http://www.jkmediasource.org

      by Noisy Democrat on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:04:32 PM PDT

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      •  They've been acting as a proxy army trying to (11+ / 0-)

        overthow or help instigate the overthrow of the Assad regime.  It's another tactic in the long line of tactics used for US sponsored regime change operations.  It hasn't evolved, it started that way.  It's not working, i.e., the Al Qaeda, mercenaries and Jihadist proxies are not winning, not even close, which is why they're pulling out all stops now after two years.  

        "I'm an antiwar propagandist as accused by democrats. Not even republicans have called me that."

        by BigAlinWashSt on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:12:59 PM PDT

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        •  I seem to remember something about a (2+ / 0-)
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          national uprising. I didn't know all those people were U.S. 'proxies' that we used (paid?) to instigate  it!

          Oh wait: the 'proxies' weren't the whole number of protesters if they were 'instigators'; they were some elite cadre and the Syrian people just mindlessly followed them like a bunch of sheep.

          Now me, I always thought of the Arab Spring as real, full-fledged grown-up human beings like us, with independent thinking skills and everything.

          But I guess you know better. You are smart!

      •  I think (0+ / 0-)

        Initially that we thought that by displacing Assad that the Arab spring would continue with a real chance of Democracy
        emerging.  The administration went cold when they realized that complete impossibility.  As more time passed and new info became available, it was revealed that many rebels were bad actors themselves.

        •  Our elected officials in both parties (2+ / 0-)
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          have never given a tinker's damn about Arab democracy.  In fact they oppose it at all costs, because they know that the man-in-the-street interests in that part of the world do not repeat not harmonize with the interests of our rich and powerful interests.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:11:29 AM PDT

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        •  If real democracy in Arab nations were anything (2+ / 0-)
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          we had any interest in promoting we wouldn't have signed an 80 billion dollar arms deal with the House of Saud while they were mowing down peaceful protesters in Bahrain.

          Wash. Judge Tells Cops To Return Man’s Marijuana Or Be Found In Contempt

          by JesseCW on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:15:49 AM PDT

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          •  Well, our erstwhile SoS and next President (2+ / 0-)
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            (swooooonnnnnnnnnn!!!!) did ask for a vase  (that's pronounced vaaahs, of course -- obscure film reference here) so that she could shed a tear for the Bahrainis.  That wasn't enough for you?  Geez, how many ponies does it take to get you emoprogs to STFU?

            (/snark)

            Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

            by corvo on Wed May 08, 2013 at 08:45:06 AM PDT

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      •  Because they believe (2+ / 0-)
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        their desired end, regime change, justifies the means.

        Review "the redirection" by Seymour Hersh from back in 2007 on this change of strategy.

        Orwell - "Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"

        by truong son traveler on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:29:21 PM PDT

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