Syrian Red Lines - 1000 + dead Wed from Chemical Weapons Attack

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    So the hang up is the American ambassador's truancy, huh? Heh.
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    Hopefully the hang up is about getting the intel 100%, absolutely right.
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    Well then what are you talking about? You can't just send long-range missiles all over the place - First off you'd run a higher risk of the type of "innocents" getting killed that you're trying to protect originally. Second, any country where those bombs fly overhead would take it as an excuse to attack us (like they need one).

    Gas chambers and open usage of chemical warfare are two ENTIRELY different things. Just look at old footage of WWI vets who had been hit by chemical weapons to know the difference. The chambers where internalized to where it was a building/set of buildings. It wasn't just out there.

    As for the other examples, and including this Syrian one, you're talking about a region that has been doing this to itself for HUNDREDS of years. That we are seeing it/hearing about it speaks more to the technology of today than anything else. The types of weapons used - speaks more to the technology as well. The west has been getting involved to "stop" these conflicts for how long now? Because we must "protect the innocent"....how is that working out for folks? Same number of deaths, and plenty of hatred towards the west on top of it.

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't - so what will make this different? Let the UN handle it, let it be a coalition type of force and that's it. I don't want the US taking front in another endless war that won't make a bit of difference to the stability of the region. Because there will ALWAYS be a conflict, ALWAYS be a faction issue...it's the region.
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    see Libya for course of action. Russia has dropped their objection privately but not at the UN Security Council level.
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    You guys know Obama will bomb the $hit out of these guys. The regime needs a new distraction since rates are about to be released for Obamacare. What better distraction than a few buildings being blown up live on CNN during prime time? It will make him look like he wears "big boy pants" since he was pulled off the golf course in his Bermudas when the seals got OBL.

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