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(CNN)   CIA to supply small arms to Syrian rebels. Because this worked so well in Afghanistan. And Beirut. And Nicaragua. And El Salvador. And   (cnn.com) divider line 219
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 06:46:16 PM
Worked great in Afghanistan and Nicaragua.
 
2013-06-14 06:47:41 PM
img534.imageshack.us
 
2013-06-14 06:50:58 PM
Do nothing: conservatives biatch
Arm the rebels: conservatives biatch

/I sense a pattern here
 
2013-06-14 06:52:56 PM
Arming Al-Qaeda? No downside here. And Putin has a good sense of humor, right.
 
2013-06-14 06:55:19 PM

simplicimus: Arming Al-Qaeda? No downside here. And Putin has a good sense of humor, right.


Yes, because all the Syrian rebels are Al-Qeada.
 
2013-06-14 06:55:34 PM
Who stands to profit the most?
 
2013-06-14 06:56:32 PM
How many wars are we trying to get in at the same time?
 
2013-06-14 06:57:43 PM

R.A.Danny: How many wars are we trying to get in at the same time?


What's the record?
 
2013-06-14 07:00:02 PM
Here's some actual analysis on this, The Syria Strategy Vacuum

The basics: What are the US goals? Looks like it comes down to two basic questions. Are we getting involved for 'humanitarian' reasons? or to spike Iran's wheel? We need to answer that question, before we do anything.
 
2013-06-14 07:00:08 PM

Dinki: simplicimus: Arming Al-Qaeda? No downside here. And Putin has a good sense of humor, right.

Yes, because all the Syrian rebels are Al-Qeada.


They are Muslim aren't they? Then they are Al Qeada.

/This is what some people believe.
 
2013-06-14 07:00:27 PM

Dinki: simplicimus: Arming Al-Qaeda? No downside here. And Putin has a good sense of humor, right.

Yes, because all the Syrian rebels are Al-Qeada.


Doesn't have to be all.
 
2013-06-14 07:01:50 PM

R.A.Danny: How many wars are we trying to get in at the same time?


All of them

/note to self: call broker, buy stock in Boeing, GE and Lockheed
 
2013-06-14 07:02:13 PM
The rebels promised U.S. and European officials that any military weaponry they get won't end up with extremists among the anti-government forces, he said.

Did they at least pinky swear?
 
2013-06-14 07:34:22 PM

whither_apophis: R.A.Danny: How many wars are we trying to get in at the same time?

All of them

/note to self: call broker, buy stock in Boeing, GE and Lockheed


toss some Raytheon in there too
 
2013-06-14 07:35:29 PM
We have no business getting involved in a civil war.
 
2013-06-14 07:37:15 PM
China to supply them with small legs, feet.
 
2013-06-14 07:37:31 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: We have no business getting involved in a civil war.


Probably not. As mentioned above, whether we should or not is irrelevant when there are other motivations, like pissing off Iran, waving our dicks at Russia and China, and the matter that Israel would really really like us to.
 
2013-06-14 07:37:45 PM
www.empireonline.com
 
2013-06-14 07:37:48 PM
[carrier lost]?
 
2013-06-14 07:37:50 PM
How's the Kool-Aid these days, libs?
 
2013-06-14 07:37:51 PM
believeinreason.com

Depressingly, Most voters in the next election won't recognize either of these people.
 
2013-06-14 07:39:28 PM
www.thetantive4.com
 
2013-06-14 07:41:08 PM

basemetal: Who stands to profit the most?


The Winner....
 
2013-06-14 07:41:45 PM
So can we openly admit the US is an empire, economically and militarily? Where *can't* you find weapons supplied by the US?
 
2013-06-14 07:42:41 PM
I'm looking forward to all the jingoism and paranoia coming in the 2030's after the Syrian rebels attack the US, and the ensuing war with Egypt that the US starts for no God damned reason.
 
2013-06-14 07:43:16 PM
If Assad's forces are using chemical weapons, the UN should intervene. We'd end up making up the lion's share of the forces and support, but at least it wouldn't be looked at as another American invasion.  Plus, it would make it easier to hand over maintenance of the area and get out sooner.
 
2013-06-14 07:44:04 PM
And we're getting involved there, why?
 
2013-06-14 07:44:24 PM
I think the humane thing to do is put them all out of their misery.
 
2013-06-14 07:44:35 PM
I shouldn't imply the Iraq war had no purpose. It was because of the abuse of the Kurds.

That's why we're at war with Iran and Turkey, as well. Oh.....you mean we never really gave a shiat about the Kurds? Okay then.
 
2013-06-14 07:44:39 PM

TuteTibiImperes: If Assad's forces are using chemical weapons, the UN should intervene. We'd end up making up the lion's share of the forces and support, but at least it wouldn't be looked at as another American invasion.  Plus, it would make it easier to hand over maintenance of the area and get out sooner.


Can we have General Powell convince you and the UN?

/not interested in war
 
2013-06-14 07:44:45 PM

Nadie_AZ: So can we openly admit the US is an empire, economically and militarily? Where *can't* you find weapons supplied by the US?


Admit? I take -pride- in it.

/liberal imperialist
//yeah, I'm weird
 
2013-06-14 07:44:46 PM

weltallica: Depressingly, Most voters in the next election won't recognize either of these people.


Robert conrad and michael caine left/center?

Or dwight yokum and oscar jaenada on the right?
 
2013-06-14 07:45:16 PM

basemetal: Who stands to profit the most?


www.aceshowbiz.com

/You rang?
 
2013-06-14 07:45:32 PM
come on all of you strong young men.....
 
2013-06-14 07:47:32 PM
You know it's real if it's on the internet for the world to see. morans.
 
2013-06-14 07:47:55 PM
Whew, I bet you right wingers and pro-Israeli shills were worried there for a minute. We can all relax now, Obama's going to make sure America fights Israel's wars.. no better than another Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton or Bush. And for those of you still rooting at home, he won't be another Carter.
 
2013-06-14 07:49:34 PM
For the very first time ever when they had a revolution in Nicaragua, there was no interference from America. Human rights in America! Well, the people fought the leader, and up he flew, with no Washington bullets what else could he do?  Sandinista!

And if you can find an Afghan rebel that Moscow bullets missed, ask him what he thinks of voting Communist.  Ask the Dalai Lama in the hills of Tibet, how many monks did the Chinese get?  In a war-torn swamp stop any mercenary and check the British bullets in his armory.  Que?
 
2013-06-14 07:49:34 PM
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of disappointed shells that dropped behind.
GAS! Gas! Quick, boys!-- An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime.--
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,--
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori

-Wilfred Owen
 
2013-06-14 07:49:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Do nothing: conservatives biatch
Arm the rebels: conservatives biatch

/I sense a pattern here


You really think this is a good idea? Or do you just feel like ignoring the bigger issue just to insult the other political team?
 
2013-06-14 07:52:13 PM
I prefer these lyrics

The microphone explodes, shattering the molds
Either drop tha hits like de la O or get tha fark off tha commode
Wit tha sure shot, sure ta make tha bodies drop
Drop an don't copy yo, don't call this a co-op
Terror rains drenchin', quenchin' tha thirst of tha power dons
That five sided fist-a-gon
Tha rotten sore on tha face of mother earth gets bigger
Tha triggers cold empty ya purse
Rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
I walk tha corner to tha rubble that used to be a library
Line up to tha mind cemetery now
What we don't know keeps tha contracts alive an movin'
They don't gotta burn tha books they just remove 'em
While arms warehouses fill as quick as tha cells
Rally round tha family, pockets full of shells
 
2013-06-14 07:53:03 PM

machoprogrammer: You really think this is a good idea?


Here's the thing.. do I think its a good idea tactically? Hell no. Do I think it's a political necessity (globally.. taking action in Syria probably has more negatives than positives in domestic politics). Unfortunately yes.
 
2013-06-14 07:53:12 PM

SirEattonHogg: And we're getting involved there, why?


Because, Hezbollah has now joined the fight and Assad and Iran are going to 'win' if we don't interfere or something. Oh, look! Egypt is now joining the war.  What a non-surprise.
 
2013-06-14 07:54:09 PM

Flatus: How's the Kool-Aid these days, libs?


Getting used to waterboard anyone that disagrees with starting another war. At least the kool-aid is delicious. Tastes like ... hope and change.
 
2013-06-14 07:55:29 PM

CheatCommando: Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of disappointed shells that dropped behind.
GAS! Gas! Quick, boys!-- An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime.--
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,--
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori

-Wilfred Owen



This ^ is why involuntary conscription of poets makes for bad warriors.

/pizza faced pencil necked geek
 
2013-06-14 07:55:38 PM
Hi cute because it's Obama war the liberals are turning into

(Rachel ) Maddow Marauders

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// can't wait for Madonna USO tour .
 
2013-06-14 07:55:41 PM
Hey. A Democrat is doing it now, so it will work. Right?
 
2013-06-14 07:56:20 PM
oi39.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-14 07:57:26 PM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Hi cute because it's Obama war the liberals are turning into

(Rachel ) Maddow Marauders

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// can't wait for Madonna USO tour .


Kids, don't do drugs.
 
2013-06-14 07:57:58 PM
Giving Iranian mullahs and Hezbolla the finger by arming secular moderates seeeeeeems like a good idea.

A dark game, foreign policy is.
 
2013-06-14 07:58:53 PM
"And if we can't do that, then the question ought to be asked to the American taxpayer -- to the Pentagon, 'What in the world are we wasting tens of billions of dollars for defense for if we can't even take care of this situation?'" McCain said.

One wonders....
 
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