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Re: Syria
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2013, 01:34:28 PM »
LOL! Nan and Lurch are running around saying the bumbling of this is a great success!

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He added, "Nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of a hanging," claiming the "credible threat" of military action is what brought the Assad regime to its knees.

Help kickstart WWIII!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-sdO6pwVHQ


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Re: Syria
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2013, 08:59:57 PM »
P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C!

But did you expect anything more?

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Re: Syria
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2013, 08:12:07 AM »
i didn't even watch, couldn't stomach it.
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Re: Syria
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2013, 10:46:50 AM »
He's backed into a corner so far, I almost felt sorry for him as he twisted and turned to spread his lies.

It was only 15 minutes long and had some comedic value.

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Re: Syria
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2013, 12:26:11 PM »
even his most ardent supporters are running away from him on this. :laugh-til-cry:
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Re: Syria
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2013, 12:43:42 PM »
I guess I been out of the news loop on this Syria BS. So, Muslim extremists are taking up arms against the Syrian gov or vice versa (which would be better), which was said to use chem weapons (WMD) against its citizens (or muslim acitivsts?)?  I know Bush or republicans always get get the blame by media/fags,  despite any facts......... but can anyone BRIEFLY give a synopsis of WTF is going on with this deal?  Is Barrack helping these kids, or those jihads douche, or just acting due to the WMD line being crossed by Syria gov?

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Re: Syria
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2013, 04:06:36 PM »
Obama drew a line in the sand and said Syria, don't cross it or else. They crossed it. Then he announced we would strike Syria, but wanted a vote from Congress. They (Congress) are sitting in a room somewhere flipping a coin, saying best of 3? best of 5? best of 7?, etc. Now Russia has stepped in and told America that they would take care of everything, don't worry about it. Now Obama is asking Congress to sit tight to wait for that Russian help.

So, to sum the whole thing up. Obama is telling America that Russia will save us all. Somehow I'm pretty sure Russia will soon be getting American foreign aid as a result of their involvement. Maybe even arms or top secret information b/c Obama and Puten were recorded in private stating that he would have more flexibility after the election. So in essence, he's up to something.

In regards to Syria. That region of the world has been killing each other since the BC's. If the WMD - gases were happening as often as mentioned, I would think these people would be beating feet to get out of the country and running to neighboring countries, where those countries would and should step in and correct the situation - not American solders.

In the meanwhile, this is a gigantic embarrassment for our country. Our commander in chief is taking orders from our enemies.





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Re: Syria
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2013, 04:06:46 PM »
I guess I been out of the news loop on this Syria BS. So, Muslim extremists are taking up arms against the Syrian gov or vice versa (which would be better), which was said to use chem weapons (WMD) against its citizens (or muslim acitivsts?)?  I know Bush or republicans always get get the blame by media/fags,  despite any facts......... but can anyone BRIEFLY give a synopsis of WTF is going on with this deal?  Is Barrack helping these kids, or those jihads douche, or just acting due to the WMD line being crossed by Syria gov?

Unfortunately there are no real Cliff Notes that will make any sense. The problems in Syria go back hundreds of years and in more recent times have become more complicated. In an effort to narrow an explanation in a couple of sentences, I offer the following.

There's a multitude of groups within Syria, many are Muslim but there's also a surprising number of Catholics. Generally Catholics are Catholics but the Muslims break up into tribes of which there are majorities/minorities and differing views as to how they practice their Muslim faith. Assad is an alawite which is a minority tribe in Syria and they run the whole show, kind of like how the blacks currently run the US. Some of the tribes have aligned together, some of them are imported for the sole purpose of disruption, some are al Queda. Assad has had his hands full due to the recent Arab uprisings keeping these folks nice and also maintaining power as a minority. For this reason he is threatened and using the force he has available against the various rebel groups in an effort to maintain power.

If you have time and want to learn more, aside from me linking a whole bunch of articles to read, here's a couple of good vids.

Syrian history - BBC documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E_oOuqsuQs

Journalist embedded with rebels during bombing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHUKBaFetJY

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Re: Syria
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2013, 08:57:14 AM »
While I agree with your overall point, I think you need to recheck your stats. July 31 was only 41 days ago. If your figures were accurate, that would be an average of almost 35 shootings and nearly 10 deaths per day.

The last update on the crime blog was July 31 as in Jan 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013.

Here's a more up to date source.

http://www.heyjackass.com/


OOPS!  :icon_redface: For some reason, I read your original post as reading "since July 31" instead of "as of July 31"
My bad.
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Re: Syria
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2013, 01:38:13 PM »
I'm now convinced that this is not like IRAW was, and we need to stay out of it.  I believe Barrack may be interested in war to induce patriotism and distraction to keep attention away from dismal economy, and recent race tensions. 

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Re: Syria
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2013, 01:52:17 PM »
I'm now convinced that this is not like IRAW was, and we need to stay out of it.  I believe Barrack may be interested in war to induce patriotism and distraction to keep attention away from dismal economy, and recent race tensions.

welcome to obama's america.   :beer2:
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Re: Syria
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2013, 02:13:18 PM »
I'm now convinced that this is not like IRAW was, and we need to stay out of it.  I believe Barrack may be interested in war to induce patriotism and distraction to keep attention away from dismal economy, and recent race tensions.

Federal government runs out of money on October 1st. Debt ceiling will come yet again, with no real budget cuts, yet again. A war would be very convenient right now for him. 

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Re: Syria
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2013, 08:41:09 PM »
OOPS!  :icon_redface: For some reason, I read your original post as reading "since July 31" instead of "as of July 31"
My bad.

NP, it's a discussion!

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Re: Syria
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2013, 08:57:49 AM »