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Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Ruble Noon, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Secret. Seeeee-ca-rit. Secret. secret.

    No matter how hard I try, I just can't reconcile that word with this headline.
     

  2. trifecta

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    Read that earlier and wondered at all the possible reasons to make it public. Something simple like somebody just can't keep their mouth shut, Obama people did to make him look good somehow, Republicans did it to make him look bad somehow or something else.

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  3. janice6

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    Shushhhhhh. It's a secret. Only the voters are supposed to know.
     
  4. Kablam

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    Not much of a secret is it? :whistling:
     
  5. Stubudd

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    Try it with the headline in the link rather than ruble's slight typo.

    And it certainly was a secret, from a lot of GT members anyway, as of a couple weeks ago. They hadn't an inkling what the US govt may have to do with the goings on in syria.
     
  6. JBnTX

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    You can bet your last dollar and the shirt off your back that we are eyeball deep in the internal affairs of not only Syria, but every other Middle Eastern country.

    Secret or not, we've got our fingers in everybody's pie.
    And that's a good thing.

    We need to straighten those s***hole countries out and make them capitalist democracies like us.

    It's the cheapest and most effective way to fight the rising tide of Islamic extremism and the terrorism it spawns.

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  7. Cavalry Doc

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    I think you nailed it. Good things the Syrians can't read English and don't have Internet access. :upeyes:
     
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    an f-troop rerun.
     
  9. TheExplorer

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    Well put.
     
  10. JFrame

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    That being the case, it would have been nice if Obama had also supported the popular uprising against the theocratic regime in Iran.


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    But it's a fantasy.

    ....and a waste of lives and money
     
  12. evlbruce

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    Nah, we send out guys in to fight along side the theocrats.*

    *(As long as they are not in Iraqistan.)
     
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  13. JFrame

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    Yup -- that would seem to be the case.


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  14. ModGlock17

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    It is a custom that every candidate would stand against a present war, then start new ones when they're in office.
     
  15. Ringo S.

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    Really? The best way to make people hate you, is to try to make them live as you think they have to live
     
  16. JFrame

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    On the other hand, I can't think of a time when the Muslim world didn't have hostile intentions on the West (or pretty much anyone else)...


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    I'm sorry, but you couldn't be more wrong.
    Any change in those people's lives is a change for the good.

    Don't listen to the "Blame America First" idiots.

    America changes people's lives for the better when we instill a good healthy dose of democracy, freedom and capitalism in their country.
     
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    Lol...
     
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    Syria – Thank God for the Russians

    http://www.christianvoice.org.uk/?p=3832


    "Only Russian and Chinese resistance to Western stupidity is standing between Israel, Syria’s Alawite minority, the Christians in Syria – and a bloodbath.
    The Christian church will go the same way as our brothers in Iraq where the American and British invasion and toppling of Saddam, despotic as he was, has led directly to systematic persecution of the Christian church. In every country affected by the ‘Arab Spring’ the writing is on the wall for Christians. Similarly in Syria, if the Islamic fundamentalist rebels gain power, they will be gradually exterminated.
    Stop Press: The BBC News at Ten reported on the growing persecution on the Syrian church on 31st July, just four days after this post was filed. Hard to take what the Muslim Brotherhood man says at the end, mind!
    The same fate will befall the Alawites, of whom President Assad is the most prominent figure, if his secular regime falls.
    And if Syria’s stock of chemical and biological weapons falls into the hands of the Islamic rebels, there could be carnage both in Syria and in Israel. Sales of gas masks are already booming in the latter. While it is true that Syria has funded and supplied Hezbollah with weapons used against Israel, a fundamentalist regime running Syria with control of President Assad’s arsenal – which he has never used – is a dangerous prospect indeed..."