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  •  this is kind of amazing (0+ / 0-)
    Let them get together and deal with this issue.  And first, the Shia, and Sunnis need to start making it to peace talks starting with the historical breach between them.
    As if Assad has any intention to let the Syrian people "get together" to deal with anything.  The result of non-intervention will likely be a brutal crackdown and the return of an incredibly oppressive regime after a good deal of the internal resistance has been suppressed (read, murdered).  THis notion that discussion or negotiations are going to happen is kind of amazingly naive to me.

    But as Wrangel says "not our problem" that this is what's going to happen, I guess

    •  Do drone strikes bother you? (2+ / 0-)
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      Mindful Nature, aliasalias

      I understand how much it bothers people when innocent people - especially children, are killed by US drone strikes.

      But I don't understand how when children in the same part of the world are killed horribly, we're hearing "well I guess it's not great, but lets not spend any MONEY on it!"

      I understand the argument that cruise missile strikes will not be effective, so we should try something else.

      I don't understand the "kids die all over the world, so what's a few more" argument that frankly I've heard a lot of on this site.

      When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

      by PhillyJeff on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 01:11:43 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

        This seems like a tiny minority that share this view.

      •  Kids are dying in America (7+ / 0-)

        And, if we bomb some other country (killing more children, btw), then more of our resources will be taken from those here to pay for it and, thus, more kids will die in America.  How bout we look after our own, first?

        Seriously, all wars are pretense.  Its all about enriching the obscenely wealthy at the expense of the people and "making them look forward to the trip".

        Some George Orwell quotes:

        War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

        The object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war.

        All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

        War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent.

        Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

        Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

        Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.

        "Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will."—Frederick Douglass

        by costello7 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 02:04:53 PM PDT

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