Weaver95: Nobody wants us to bomb Syria...nobody will help us bomb Syria....so what are we gonna do? Bomb Syria. Because reasons!I really hope we don't do this. Enough with the bombings already.
incendi: We've let quite a few minor genocides slide since the USSR collapsed. We've got no legacy to uphold in that regard. If we're concerned about sheer destruction of peoples, there should be higher priorities than the escalation of a civil war where we're at least partially fueling the escalation by supporting rebelling factions.
Surool: mrshowrules: Surool: mrshowrules: Surool: F*ck 'em all. Let the rest of the people in the world slaughter each other. They don't need our help to do it.[tomjsteel.files.wordpress.com image 270x270]We are never responsible for their sh*t. Everyone else is willing to let them all die, why do we want to do this alone and draw everyone's attacks for trying to "help"?Listen to Spidey up thread.I just said that "spidey graphic" isn't an excuse. You are just going to abdicate the debate then? Okay.
somedude210: Where do we draw the line at sheer destruction of a people before we decide to care?
StopLurkListen: I don't care if the rest of the world is opposed. When crimes against humanity are happening, and we have the power to stop it, we have a responsibility to our fellow human beings to stop it.
give me doughnuts: netweavr: give me doughnuts: He_Hate_Me:There is no international norm against chemical weaponsReally?Tear gas is a chemical weapon...Not according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The treaty I linked to doesn't consider "riot control" agents like tear gas to be a chemical weapon.
qorkfiend: The best one I've heard is that we don't want Al Qaeda or Hezbollah
AirForceVet: I support bombing Syria because of its use of nerve gas.NPR interviewed a retired general this morning who explained they went to nerve agents as the rebels had been occupying a Damascus neighborhood, were using anti-aircraft missiles to keep government aircraft away. So the Syrian government went to gas warfare to make the rebels withdraw.I understand everyone's issues with Iraq as I was really pissed about that myself. However, this appears not to be the case.Sometimes the only superpower has to act to enforce international law, like in Kosovo, etc.
Seth'n'Spectrum: In fact, it might be a battle that has already been lost.
ourbigdumbmouth: Like a spoiled rich kid, he will do whatever he wants because shut up you are stupid
somedude210: At what point did we go from the last great superpower to country of moral cowards?
somedude210: I mean I understand that there is massive war weariness because of Iraq and Afghanistan, but when do we stop caring about humanity at large? When do we decide that those people don't matter even when they get gassed because we're tired? We're the largest power in the world. We're the last great superpower. We have the ability to reach anywhere in the world in a few seconds and we can't be bothered to help a people being gassed by their own leaders?At what point did we go from the last great superpower to country of moral cowards?
vygramul: Weaver95: Nobody wants us to bomb Syria...nobody will help us bomb Syria....so what are we gonna do? Bomb Syria. Because reasons!I really hope we don't do this. Enough with the bombings already.This is really the big problem: we've spent so much time doing stuff we shouldn't have (such as invading Iraq) that when one of the few instances I think we should feel COMPELLED to act finally comes up, everyone is too sick and tired of it to do it.
LasersHurt: What it seems like, though, is a lot of people making assumptions about what he'll do that do not align with any actual words he's said.
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