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Forum Post: I am usually against military intervention overseas but...

Posted 6 years ago on May 26, 2012, 7:25 p.m. EST by JoeTheFarmer (2654)
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Isn't it time NATO sent in a "special ops" team to kick Bashar al-Assad's sorry ass out of Syria?

Today: 90 people (32 children) killed in Syria

Gruesome video Saturday showed rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria's 14-month-old uprising.

According to various sources, including the United Nations, up to 12,790–18,360 people have been killed so far. Many more have been injured, and tens of thousands of protesters have been imprisoned, beaten and even tortured.

Just because they don't have oil like Lybia is no reason to let this go on and on.



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[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 6 years ago

Make sure our own house is in order first. Our war on drugs has killed 50,000 people in Mexico in the last 5 years. Some by weapons we exported to them. The violence has spilled over our border into many lands and puts at risk millions who do not deserve to suffer because of America's problem.

Remember back in the 20's when gangland killings were common? Al Capone and others fighting for their share of the lucrative alcohol trade. The same bloodshed is occurring, just on a different turf. The war is perpetuated by the false notion that prohibition works. It has failed and only succeeds in killing the innocent.

Bashar Al Assad a ruthless killer? Yes. But the ignorant masses in America who believe drugs are evil and continue the prohibition against drugs kill thousands more.

After our soldiers invaded Afghanistan, opium production increased 20 times it's 2001 level in 2007. The Taliban use profits from the sale of opium to fund their war against the Nato forces. Does this make any sense, to allow the source of money that kills our own soldiers to prosper?

We need to get OUR sorry asses out of Afghanistan and start taking care of our own problems at home!

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 6 years ago

I understand, and I don't think we should police the world however I don't think the world should let this guy continue to slaughter innocent civilians.

And I agree, far more people are killed each day because drugs are illegal than would be if they were legal. And I don't believe if drugs were legal that score of people would suddenly start using them

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 6 years ago

If you saw a fight on the street, what would you do? Pull them apart, or give one brass knuckles so he could win the fight?

In the case of Syria, it is the sons who are battling their own Father, who has for decades mistreated them. Should we jump in the fight as well and beat the crap out of their Father until he gives up?

Will the sons who choose violence as their weapon to expel that tyrant then choose to rule by peace once they assume power?

I would rather see those who rule gain their power by peace, not by who waged the most vicious war.

Let's send an international peace keeping force in and break up this fight.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 6 years ago

I am not sure how to get it done but it has been going on for years. The past 14 months have been very bloody over there. I think the guy needs some brass knuckles to the head.

[-] 1 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 6 years ago

Just because they don't have oil like Lybia is no reason to let this go on and on.

This is exactly why they let it go on and on. It isn't the first time either that the U.S. has turned a blind eye to the suffering of others because there was nothing to benefit them there.

[-] 1 points by farmer88 (40) 6 years ago

Does it look like we are reaping the rewards of Libyan oil? We won't see a drop. The US purchased a TINY amount of oil from Libya.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 6 years ago

Whatever... that was not the main point.

We need to take this guy out. How many need to die before something is done?

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 6 years ago

Actually, putting Libyan oil in context of global demand, we will see stagnant oil prices because the nations that are using Libyan oil won't have to buy oil from our suppliers. If Libya had chosen to stop selling oil to Europe, then Europe would have had to go some where else to buy their crude, which would have made it more expensive for us to buy our oil. This reasoning is the same that is used to argue that we will only see a mild down tick in energy prices if we were to bring on line the KEy Stone Pipe line. Even if we created the pipe line it would do very little to bring down cost because world demand is still rising