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  •  It looks to me, raptavio, like *both* military (1+ / 0-)
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    action and inaction result in al-Quaeda very likely getting its hands on chemical weaons (and other weapons of course). And nonstate actors, by all accounts, are already in possession of deadly chemical weapons in Syria (weirdly enough, we're arguably responding by allying with them, albeit loosely). This is something the entire world needs to be in on stopping, we need all the help we can get. One country sweeping in with a military attack is not going to help contain the mess. It's just going to heat it up further (IMO, of course). In fact, I don't really think a military coalition is what's needed to contain the mess either, but rather an economic and diplomatic one.

    Despite all the um, contempt thrown around about the idea of sending food, I'd suggest that if the rest of the world could offer something that would help stabilize some of the chaos (part of which was caused by some really horrible climate change) that might sweeten the pot for Assad--and before you tell me what a monster he is, I'm not suggesting that the man actually cares about his people in any way. But the aid--if it actually got to where it needed to be--could calm and stabilize part of the chaos, and I think, at this point, Mr. Assad would probably like it if any of those groups stopped fighting him, no matter what the reason.

     But if we're wanting to stop it, I'd suggest the first step is to tell Mr. Bandar bin Sultan that we would like it very much if he would stop giving people who want to kill us chemical weapons. In private, of course, and very tactfully. And if he keeps on funneling weapons into the hands of dangerous, non-state actors, I'd respectfully suggest that the CIA should get some new allies and that the Bush family should bug the eff out of our foreign policy. Finally.

    The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:34:32 AM PDT

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