War Drums for Syria

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    War Drums for Syria?

    Of course, we never let the truth get in the way of our war propaganda before, so why would we start now?
     
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    There will be no intervention in Syria by the US nor NATO. If we interfered we would be undermining Iran and Russia, and those two things, much less interfering with Syria, would be completely out of character of this administration.
     
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    Russia may change its mind, however.
     
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    Wouldn't that put them at a geographical disadvantage? They need Iran geographically, and Iran needs Syria as a proxie. That fact is what kept Obama from supporting the student uprisings a couple years ago. Now it's Syria, and nothing has changed.

    Our support doesn't have to be military, and never did. There were numerous ways to support the students in Iran, and Obama remained silent; all the while the students were in the streets calling for Obama, specifically.

    As long as oil is the mainstay of the Russian economy, there will be no change viz Iran nor Syria
     
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    All fair points, but Obama doesn't need Russia's permission to act. If it becomes an issue in the election I can easily see Obama attacking Syria regardless of how Russia feels about it.
     
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    Won't Obama wait until after the election if he wants to attack Syria?
     
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    So what is O Bullshitter now...a dictator? He may not need Russia's permission but he does need congressional approval. Syria is involved in a civil war that has been fueled by foreign powers funding agent provocateurs and terrorists groups, which is a war by proxy and it is meddling in the sovereign affairs of Syria.
    Syria is a sovereign nation that has not attacked the United States in any way shape or form and O Bullshitter does not have the casus beli, legal right, to use military intervention in Syria.
     
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    The complicated situation in Syria is ever more obfuscated by myriad forces at work to destroy the friend of Iran and the foe of Israel.
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday that Syria has become the target of imperialist foreign conspiracy and that the country is facing a real war waged from the outside.
    In an address to the new parliament in Damascus, Assad said, “We are not facing a political problem because if we were this party would put forth a political program. What we are facing is (an attempt) to sow sectarian strife and the tool of this is terrorism."
    The Syrian leader also slammed the perpetrators of the Houla massacre as "monsters". The carnage claimed the lives of 108 people, including 49 children and 34 women.
    "What happened in Houla and elsewhere (in Syria) are brutal massacres which even monsters would not have carried out," Assad said.
    As an act of character assassination and in order to portray Assad as an illogical person, the media only broadcast a select part of his speech, cutting his speech only to those parts which could be easily misinterpreted or interpreted out of context instead of giving every listener or viewer the chance to judge everything in its proper context.
    In his speech, Assad defended Syria’s right to fight the terrorists who “dominate the scene” and “decapitate the Syrians”, a right seen by the international community as violence against protesters. [Because that is the way that the controlled propaganda outlets in the West are erroneously portraying it!... All the news that fit to skew by the Zionist dominated media!]

    Source link:Israel Formulates Tripartite Plot to Destroy Syria
     
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    War tends to create a nationalistic fervor in people and leads them to rally around their "leader." Attacking the "evil" Syrian regime for their transgressions against humanity would be just one more thing to add to his foreign policy resume.
     
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    He didn't have Congressional approval for Libya either, but did that stop him?
     

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