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    Assad has over 50 stockpiles of chem weapons. Along with his other military assets, he has been busy of late relocating these assets among the civilian population. So please tell me exactly how with ship-fired cruise missiles and bomber-dropped smart bombs we are going to substantially degrade Assad's assets without killing and maiming vast numbers of civilians?

    That not something you can answer satisfactorily, because it is not possible by air. So while I understand your heartfelt agony over all the destroyed lives in Syria to date, our military intervention is most logically able to be argued will cause far more deaths at least in the near term than not firing off missiles and dropping bombs.

    Further, the regional backlash and promotion of another generation of terrorists -- this time from the Syrian survivors of our bombs wanting revenge -- will only create more risk for Americans in both the near and long term that will result in adding Syria to our stable of drone-plagued countries.

    At this point, the only thing we can do save lives right now is to protect and aid the refugees.

    I'm just Double Tapped the hell out.

    by pajoly on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:08:07 AM PDT

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