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  •  We may be saying "No," but will they get (0+ / 0-)

    that message? Or will they just see us as invading foreigners? Both sides may just see us as interlopers.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 01:18:15 PM PDT

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    •  Not sure what this means. Who's the other side (0+ / 0-)

      that could be interpreted as interlopers?

      We will definitely be interlopers, in the sense of not being from the area.  I'm not sure how much that matters, if we back Assad off from using poison gas.

      •  Rebels are fighting the Assad (0+ / 0-)

        regime. Actually there may be several sides. It's refreshing to hear your confidence that our intervention can accomplish the "no gas" message so precisely. Precision such as that is rare in life in complex systems.

        "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

        by Lily O Lady on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 02:43:15 PM PDT

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