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  •  Well that: (1+ / 0-)
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    there is no casus belli for war

    is not what's getting discussed at DK.  What's getting discussed is Kerry's suitability for the SoS job or "We can't execute a bombing attack Assad's forces because white phosphorus".

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    by Satya1 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 07:34:21 AM PDT

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      those conversations are appropriate in posts involving kerry, or double standards. this post is about casus belli.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 07:36:36 AM PDT

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      •  You're right (0+ / 0-)

        those comments should be in the diary where you equate (at least implicitly) Rice's mushroom cloud comment in the Iraq context with Kerry's Munich comments in the Syrian context.

        My apologies.

        You still haven't made the case in this diary that there is "no casus belli for war, even if assad doesn't turn over his cw".  And when people put up a decent argument that undercuts your second sentence of this diary, you don't have a good answer - yet.

        I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

        by Satya1 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 08:37:11 AM PDT

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        •  depends how low you want to set the bar (2+ / 0-)
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          for a casus belli. i'm not into playing limbo for war. your mileage may vary.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 08:45:47 AM PDT

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          •  I thought the bar was high enough (0+ / 0-)

            for you to walk upright under it.  Your entire logic hinges on your second sentence IMHO, but when challenged on that point you chose to turn away from the discussion with a diversion:

            i also hope assad does that i also hope obama does, with out own war criminals. would set a nice standard.
            On the other hand if you responded to the substance of my original comment in another thread with something not quite so evasive, then I would be glad to know of it.

            But don't tire your fingers.   You "win".  I've got to get back to work and am having ever shrinking confidence of an honest conversation of these issues at Daily Kos.

            I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

            by Satya1 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:28:03 AM PDT

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