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  •  Syrian rebels are not the nicest people around (7+ / 0-)

    The establishment press seems to be conveniently demphasizing the atrocities that rebels in Syria have committed. When rebels eat the hearts of slain opponents, kidnap, torture, and execute without conscience, one can hardly blame Assad and the government for reacting. The rebels in Syria are often the worst type of heartless extremists.

    I totally disagree with Obama's view that we should get involved in their total mess.

    •  Are you condoning the use of chemical weapons? (2+ / 0-)
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      When rebels eat the hearts of slain opponents, kidnap, torture, and execute without conscience, one can hardly blame Assad and the government for reacting.

      "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

      by Texas Lefty on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 06:44:06 AM PDT

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      •  Are you condoning eating hearts of opponents (1+ / 0-)
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        Are you condoning eating the hearts of opponents, the kidnapping, torture and executions of these Al-Qaeda associated rebels?

      •  Are you condoning helping Al Queda? (0+ / 0-)

        Back then, anyone who questioned the war was accused of being a Saddam supporter or condoning the use of "torture and rape rooms".

        The "neat" thing about this conflict, however, is how easy it is to lob those straw men right back over the net.  If you support bombing Assad, does that mean that you support all of Al Qaeda, or just the heat-eating branch?

        Syria: the final resting place of the straw man.

        •  Nope (1+ / 0-)
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          All war crimes suspects should be tried from all sides of the conflict when it is over. Any commanders or individuals who authorize or commit atrocities should suffer the consequences.  

          "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

          by Texas Lefty on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 11:24:52 AM PDT

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          •  That's great, principled stance to have. (0+ / 0-)

            Still leaves the issue of opposing intervention = condoning CW use but no, however, bolstering Al Qaeda.  Neat hat trick.

            •  I responded to a specific sentence (1+ / 0-)
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              one can hardly blame Assad and the government for reacting.
              I can certainly blame Assad for reacting by using chemical weapons.  There is no excuse for that, just as there is no excuse for any war crimes committed by rebel forces.  

              "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

              by Texas Lefty on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 03:00:40 PM PDT

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              •  Did he say "react with chemical weapons"? (0+ / 0-)

                This is all still assuming that Assad is stupid enough to give the U.S. and Israel just the sort of reason they've been looking for to start attacking Assad's regime.

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