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View Diary: F*ck Public Perception and F*ck "Blowback." What is the RIGHT decision re: Syria? (150 comments)

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  •  We should help ALL democratic revolutions (1+ / 0-)
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    and we are WAY late on this one.  

    If Obama does go into Syria in some fashion, it will be too little, too safe, and too late, to be much help for the democracy movement there.  

    And we will be viewed (rightfully, based on American foriegn policy.) as not really caring about democracy in the Middle East.

    •  Agreed, but getting credit for doing the right (0+ / 0-)

      thing isn't a prerequisite for doing it.

      •  The Admin (0+ / 0-)

        has said this isn't about regime change.  That is what causes me to pause.  In general I would be all in for helping a democratic government come to power.  But we aren't apparently even going to attempt that.

        Ostensibly the reason to attack is that the REGIME used chemical weapons and we must punish them for this.  If we aren't going to attack the regime (i.e. Assad and the regime stakeholders) with the intent of removing them who are we going to attack?  Are the targets the people responsible for initiating the chemical attack or are we just lobbing bombs at some poor bastard that made the mistake of being near the object we've chosen to make a point.  

        How do we punish this regime without taking a side and working toward regime change?  

    •  Too many reports (6+ / 0-)

      from other sources are saying that Saudi Arabia is behind the attacks.
      Counter pounch, mintpress and others.
      SA is supplying the REBELS withthe CWs.
      The rebels trained and armed by the US.
      SS os also threatening Russia with attacks during the Olympics by Chechen rebels.
      Russia is moving ships and troops in to the area.
      Iran will come to play, too.
      The info that Assad is using CWs is coming from Israel who have no love for Obama.
      And you think democracy is possible?  
      Democracy has never been the goal for the ME.
      Smoke screen.

      Passing a law that the Constitution doesn't allow does not negate the Constitution, it negates the law that was passed. Secret courts can't make up secret laws. SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

      by snoopydawg on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 12:13:34 AM PDT

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