Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Happy Hours: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Why is killing your own populace with bullets and missiles acceptable but gassing them isn't? Torture thousands of children, get a sternly worded letter. Drop some gas on a safe house, the world unites against you.Because most of the civilized world decided after WWI that chemical weapons were very bad.Assad's killed what, tens of thousands with conventional weapons? I just find it weird that it's somehow more abhorrent to the world to use chemical weapons, rather than torturing children to death.
I_C_Weener: Why would we fight Assad again? Oh, because its okay when your president is playing World Policeman.
Steve Zodiac: BecauseA) Syria is next to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey and may attack or destabilize one or more of them.B) Turkey is a NATO ally and the U.S. is required to come to their aid, Saudi provides oil to much of Western Europe and it would be bad for their economy, and therefore our economy, to have a major disruption in energy supplies, and no US politician dares ignore Israel if he wants to be reelected.
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