........................ do "the Algor" on those leftist moderators - whatever the question is, ignore it and talk about your agenda/plans/ideas. The audience will love it!
ummmmm...wait a minute, we are supporting the terrorists err...rebels. errr.....
.....anyone else noticing nothing ever seems to change?
""Even as war rages, Syrian group plans for "Day After" ""
"The United States and its allies are hoping for a new government that can bridge sectarian divisions and unite a country that includes majority Sunni Muslims and minority Alawites like Assad, along with Christians, Kurds and Druze."
"About 50 Syrians, some participating from inside the country via Skype, worked on the project which sought to develop recommendations based on the principles of tolerance, transparency, and accountability"
"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Turkish officials in Istanbul two weeks ago to coordinate efforts on Syria and set up a joint working group."
yeah, that'll work
Great! Another chance to go to fight in a 7th century pedophile worshiping country, restricted by Rules of Engagement. Hey, it might work this time.
I've gotten to where I think brutal dictators are the only way to keep peace in the region. I've also gotten where I don't care if they kill each other night and day and if there's oppression. Releasing the muslims, so to speak, is a threat to the rest of the world (and it will come about to haunt us). Let them live with the oppression they deserve under a secular dictator that keeps them under control with threats of killing their whole family. I really don't give a crap any more. Just stop putting our troops on the ground because we can't help them people. Give them a chance for freedom and they choose Sharia Law. The one nation that has young people that want to go to western ideals and Obama wouldn't support them. Yet, he supports a movement that has elements of Al Qeda leading it. What a jackass.
Agree completely. We've got poor in this country to worry about. I get a kick out of people who say that Americans are too dumb to locate these despotic hell holes on a map. I think to myself, " Why the hell should we be able to locate those backwards hell holes on a map?"
Amen brother! Son was there in 2010 deployment, USMC. The region is a waste of effort by boots with ROE restrictions.
Seems like we learned nothing from supporting alqueda vs the USSR a few decades ago in Afghanistan. Now, I've come across some things alleging that alqueda is somehow involved with the Syrian rebels. What extent is unclear. Point is we know very little about who these Syrian rebels really are. We ought to know something about who the US chooses to support.
US threw Egypt's former leader Mubarak under the bus & look what is the end result. The muslim brotherhood is in charge. While the Assad regime is no friend, learning from the Egyptian experience, we can certainly be alot worse off than the current situation.
On a personal note, as an American born Jew, currently living in northern Israel, I view the Syrian civil war as - so long as they're shootin' at each other - they're too busy and preoccupied to be bothering us. And that aint so bad.
Romney drawing a line in the sand will only increase the financial backing from the Islamic Middle East to their ally in the White House. I know there are restrictions on political contributions from foreign countries, but what law has Obama ever obeyed if it wasn't in his best interests.
When Gaddafi fell in Libya, literally tons of weapons disappeared from storage facilities inside Libya. Where did the weapons go? Nobody knows. We also don't know what type of weapons were taken, but certainly some shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles must have disappeared from those facilities. So let's think about what al Qaeda could do with some shoulder-fired missiles at a local civilian airport. That wouldn't be such a happy outcome, would it? So imagine what would happen if a terrorist organization like al Qaeda or Hezbollah got their hands on chemical weapons, weapons that are known to be in Syria right now. A terrorist goup would automatically become a major power simply because it had some weapons that were capable of killing thousands of people within a few minutes. If that doesn't merit sending troops into a country to prevent that from happening, I don't know what does. The only thing I would have to say is that we had better have excellent intel on where these weapons are before we go in. We don't want to have to go searching all over Syria for WMDs like we did in Iraq.
No American blood or treasure should be expended on Muslim internecine warfare. I am vehemently opposed to American boots on the ground in any muslin country. Have we learned any thing in Iraq and Afganistan, where it now seems to be open season on our military personnel. Where is the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council? They can adjudicate the warfare in their tribal community. Running the global constabulary is not financially feasible.
This may sound cold and calloused of me, but I always thought that we should have gone into Iraq and Afghanistan, bombed them back to the Stone Age (very easy to do in Afghanistan), and then left afterwards. They have nothing to offer anyway. Let them clean up the mess and see that messing with the U.S. means very bad things for them. But we're so worried about what the world thinks about us that we have to do the politically correct thing and fix everything after we break it.
Let them kill eachother. And if it gets out of hand and threatens our security, lob a nuke in their direction. But, none of our men and women need to die anymore for "democracy (bullshi%)" in the Middle (7th century pedophile worshipping) East.
Isn't it about time the Saudis cleaned up their own backyard?
Saudi Arabia ranks in the top 10 in the world in government spending for its military, representing about 7 percent of gross domestic product in 2005. Its modern high-technology arsenal makes Saudi Arabia among the world’s most densely armed nations.
Army: The army is composed of three armored brigades, five mechanized brigades, one airborne brigade, one Royal Guard brigade, and eight artillery battalions. The army also has one aviation command with two aviation brigades
Air force: Over 300 combat aircraft.....newly acquired Eurofighter Typhoons and upgraded Tornado IDS, F-15 Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle fighter planes. Saudi Arabia has a further 80+ F-15 Eagles on order and an option to buy another 72 Eurofighter Typhoons
Navy/marine: Western Fleet has bases in Jeddah, Jizan, and Al Wajh. Eastern Fleet has bases in Al Jubayl, Ad Dammam, Ras al Mishab, and Ras al Ghar. The marines are organized into one infantry regiment with two battalions. 11 principal surface combatants, 65 patrol and coastal combatants, 7 mine warfare vessels, 8 amphibious craft, and 7 support and miscellaneous craft. Naval aviation forces have 19 helicopters (armed) serving in naval support
National guard: three mechanized infantry brigades, five infantry brigades, and one ceremonial cavalry squadron
It is not deja vu, we really have been here before.
""the u.s. is worried about syrian chemical weapons .... now, just where in the hell did they come from""
So what does Romeny think is going to happen after American forces go in there and oust another dictator? Let the Muslim Brotherhood take over? "Install" yet another failed "democracy"?
There are only two steady states in a mulsim country... brutal dictatorship to control the islamists, or brutal sharia control by the islamists. Everything else is a transition in between.
How's that different from Obama's stance? Absurdity knows no bounds. We should have bombed Assad when he was letting terrorists into Iraq in 05 to kill US troops
British National Archives release birth registrations. 1 son born to obama Sr between 1961 and 1963. Who could that be?
I'd like to do a survey of democrats and ask them "If Barack Hussein Obama went on national TV and admitted that he isn't a citizen of the United States, would you still vote for him?" That's what's scarier to me than the whether he's a citizen or not, the fact that the majority of them would say yes.
Americans do not understand citizenship. We no longer know the difference between legal immigration, illegal immigration, or colonization. Our media ensures it stays that way.
The US Government has deliberately disposed of the Constitution's Natural Born Citizen requirements, and the vast majority of Americans are ignorant of its significance.
So of course, they would still vote for him. Some out of ignorance. Many because they or their families are illegals themselves or stand to benefit enormously from the elimination of America's sovereignty and our states' sovereignty.
The end game is in sight and our government has abandoned all defense of our sovereignty and Constitution.
sDee, you have hit a major point in what is happening to our country with this attack by our present administration. Since the majority of Americans don't have a clue what you are describing, it is not a matter of stopping it, but slowing it down so the loss of our sovereignty will not be a fatal blow to our country. Slowing it down can allow a transition from a life of freedoms to a life of liberties being selectvely granted by those who, in their minds, are so superior to the average citizen.
It will take time to recover Don, and yes we start by slowing to a stop and then rebuilding. But the first step is for the citizens to realize we are committing national, cultural and generational suicide.
To even slow it, I would think we would have start the following at minimum.
- Immediately enforce immigration laws with no leniency.
- Deny all benefits and rights of citizenship to non-citizens.
- Repeal the 1965 Immigration act, eliminating diversity based quotas and returning to needs-based immigration of people with core values of liberty and capitalism.
I see no politicians willing. Any citizens willing to force them?
i just wish mitt would've stood up for conservatives there... the reporter saying his joke was somehow red meat thrown to the conservative wing of the party... Mitt should've said no, real conservatives don't really believe all that. the birthers have just been magnified and highlighted by the media to discredit and paint all conservatives as crazy.
Sorry, I have to disagree. I think he handled it very well, no panic, no fear, just straight up conversation tone. Do you really think if he would have responded in an attorney like attitude, defending the conservatives, that he would have accomplished anything positive. I think not. I wish people would stop trying to create class warfare between the conservatives & moderate conservatives. We do ourselves no good. Mitt is the best choice we have right now, and if he continues to make decisions like he did for his VP, I think he is a positive for America. Thank You.
mitt is not a conservative. that is why he doesn't stand up for them. go back and look at his records in ma - that is if you can find any. he and his staff destroyed them when they left the governorship. and I'm no obama fan or supporter either.
Seizing WMD's is one thing. Participating in the takeover by the Okwan and AQ of Syria is another thing altogether. Keeping WMD's out of the hands of the Islamic lunatics is just fine by me, but let the Ikwan and Assad and his Mahdiist bretheren kill each other.
As to Iran, the way to proceed there is to support the opposition, and undermine the nuclear program from within. There are still about 350,000 Jews in Iran. They can be tapped into to assist, along with the Persian patriots who hate the regime.
I think there's more like 20,000 Jewish people in Iran at most, and we can be sure that they have little, if any, freedom of movement. But we can deduce from their Persian exodus that they're persecuted at least as badly as the Baha'i community there.
You can argue the numbers with Michael Ledeen, who should know, since he is an Iranian expert. Just because they're Jews, doesn't mean that they have exposed themselves as such. These people are Persians and they have assimilated into the culture and can easily hide their true nature. They exist in much larger numbers that people think. Just like the Christians who are now something like 10 - 30% of the population of Iran. The Persians hate Islam. They are dominated by the 30% that don't. Yet they are leaving Islam in droves or adopting their historical beliefs whether that be Zorastrian, Christianity or whatever.
Man you just hit on a great point. All Persians hate Arabs, even the Mahdi-ists resent them for conquering their land. Which is why the chief rival of the Mahdi-ists isn't Israel but Saudi. Once the lunatics in Tehran get the bomb, you can bet that the Shia in Tehran will use it first on Saudi, as revenge. Then Israel will be attacked; this time by the whole Muslim world, led in large part by Tehran and Ankara in the largest convential battle in all of history. It will again be Gideon's mighty men against the Medianites. It won't be 300 vs 100,000 this time. It will be more like 6 million vs 3 -400 million. The teaser is that just like in Gideon's time when his enemies turned on each other, so too will Shia and Sunni turn on each other in the last battle for Jerusalem.
No argument here, I assure you, 911. I assumed you meant declared or known Jews rather than those who've assimilated.
More power to them in that case, and agree the better the chances of them assisting. I know from Persian friends how they feel about the arabs.
It is essential that your enemy know of your power and your will to use that power. Wars are averted when America wields its influence on the world. America is like the big brother of the weak being bullied by the strong. Iranian Regime should fear America.
Ground troops in Syria? Why???? I say hell no to any more of our soldiers being sacrificed in that God forsaken part of the world. I supported the Iraq and Afghanistan wars but I never dreamed it would turn out the way it has- war fought PC to the hilt.
That just knocked Romney down a few rungs for me.
What are you a dirty hippie? Just kidding, I agree, I think our troops need a break they've been fighting for over 10 years and after seeing these reports of guys commiting suicide it's obviously taking a toll on them.
If chemical weapons are actually at stake? Why not simply have missions to secure those? Pretty simple hit and run recovery missions.
Especially because chemical weapons are at stake. No mission is ever simple, soldiers risk their life for every mission in war, no matter how simple it seems to civilians. 11 years of war and no end in sight. Enough. I have relatives and friends on active duty over there that would laugh at the idea of a simple hit and recovery mission in Syria. Simple for who?! Our military is war weary and our country is broke. Enough war already.
My intuition was always that Iraq was trucking all their weapons to Syria during the time we had to rebuild our military because clinton depleted what Pres Reagan had built up. Oh yeah - all spent to TRY and distract us from his massive abuses of the highest office of the land. Pres Bush, Rummy, Cheney, and even Gen Powell and the rest were spot on when they were telling us why "we" needed to go in. During that 6-8 mos period I saw news reports showing the "trucks" and their workers busily moving about in the dead of night over there through infra-red cameras. We all know about Gen Powell now, that's a different topic though.
Yes. Bush, Cheney, et al wanted to strike Iraq sooner, but they couldn't because they needed to get the U.N. to go along with it. They finally convinced the "world community" (the U.N.); however, by the time they did and this is my guess, Hussein already moved the majority of his WMDs out of the country. It's all a moot point now.
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'Rebel army? They're a gang of foreigners'