Yes nothing like killing a bunch of innocent people to get Senators all wet between their legs
Hey Tom C-word, I wasn't talking to you. And judging from Ek's comments, he does not in fact know "who was fighting who."
And yet the threat of a wider war has brought China closer to the USA in order to curb mini-me even though the details are not being made public. (wise move) I also suspect that Trumps act against Assad will result in a bit of bluster from the Russians but with the Putin /Trump meet not very far away; that too will result in better relations with the Russians and that their part in bringing these trouble spots under control will be a benefit to all involved. This also showing Russia to be a nation of higher respect for their part in Trumps plan to bring the world to a more peaceful circumstance and Putin himself will be seen as a moderate and peacemaker as well as Trump and Xi. All the while relegating the liberal babble to the level of insane lunatics which will be mostly ignored by the electorate leaving the Democrat party only a shell of it's former self.
I'll take "insane tweets" over fake news any day.
Rebecca you sure can put a spin on a candidate that lied through his teeth and may have questionable abilities to understand complex situations or is he just worried about the JFK final solution?
If that, I can understand his capitulation, but still wait for him to DO something about it.
The U.S. airstrike delivers a message to al-Qaeda. Whenever under military pressure al-Qaeda can now stage or fake a "chemical attack" and the U.S. will act to destroy its enemy, the Syrian government. Acts as the one last night are then direct military support by the U.S. on al-Qaeda's request.
Here is another spin
Please Mike, many times you have good points and sometimes way off the mark. At least base it on some sense of actuality. Trump has been proven to be correct every time and yes this is is a delilcate balance of diplomacy but I think he can pull it off.
ps I'm not the only one who thinks this way:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rBAdoFIIueU
well watch this
Ivanka hearts Al Qaeda
I wonder what would happen if the President declared that all Syrian refugees between the ages of 15 and 45 MUST report to (pick your choice) military base for training to form a refugee army with the intent of returning them to their own country with the necessary training and support, supplies etc. to take back their own country? Could even be done in a different country or countries. (Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, whatever) They would be their own army and not an army of the US or any other country. It would take a long time and would be expensive but would it not be preferable to what is happening now? It would also provide for proper vetting of refugees and their families. Those found unfit to fight could be relegated to supply and staff people as opposed to front line soldiers. Could also reveal any ISIS saboteurs.
Pros and Cons?
This has been done down through the ages. The best example is the French in WWII who trained in England. They did not hit the beach on D Day. They went in to the south of France and worked their way north.
You can lead a horse to water.......
The road to democracy is not guaranteed by the blood of the people that stay to fight. (See South Vietnam)
The tribal societies and the adherence to the various flavors of Islam by the faithful in the Middle East do not lend themselves well to democracy.
We're better off to offer asylum to those that cherish democracy, let the rest do what they've done for a thousand years, which is fight amongst themselves, and do our best to quarantine and contain them to the shitholes they seem to prefer.
Looks like Eugenedouche has been attending the Roger "they wipe their ass with their left hand" Ek's school of myopic ignorance...
MAGA VS MAD
I have an idea why don't we completely pull out of the Middle east and spend all that money that we are pouring down that rathole on rebuilding America to make it great again?
Smegma jr. speaks :
Bruce, you illiterate boor, a colon needs to be followed by something (other than a duplicate post).
Not when smegma jr has nothing to offer....
@Rebecca:"I wonder what would happen if the President declared that all Syrian refugees between the ages of 15 and 45 MUST report to (pick your choice) military base for training to form a refugee army with the intent of returning them to their own country with the necessary training and support, supplies etc. to take back their own country? Could even be done in a different country or countries. (Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, whatever) They would be their own army and not an army of the US or any other country. It would take a long time and would be expensive but would it not be preferable to what is happening now? It would also provide for proper vetting of refugees and their families. Those found unfit to fight could be relegated to supply and staff people as opposed to front line soldiers. Could also reveal any ISIS saboteurs."
There is some merit to this idea. A lot of the refugees are just sitting in Limbo in their refugee camps, and really want nothing more than to go back to a peaceful Syria.
However there are some issues:
1) conscription armies generally suck, it would probably have to be volunteer. Also, children, elderly, and their caretakers would have to stay behind.
2) Not all refugees are pro rebel, or pro government. I think a lot of refugees don't care who wins, they just want to live their lives without fearing for the lives of their families. So, if you form an army, whose side are they on?
If you have them team up with a pro-rebel force, which one would it be?
3) It doesn't fix the biggest problem of all - if Assad falls, who replaces him? How do you install a government to unite various rebel factions and rebuild the country without running into the corruption & infighting that beset Iraq?
A Thank you to Smegma.
Your service as one of the unofficial AMG etiquette ,style and judges of posters participation is welcome as always.
Speaking of colons, eh, Bruce?
Uh, no Roger. The 1993 genocide was committed by Hutus killing Tutsis. In 1972, it was the other way around, with Tutsis killing Hutus. During Belgian colonial control, a minority Tutsi king ruled Rwanda.
With was ethnic based killing, nothing more, in large part reacting to no post-colonial guidance. This is true for much of Africa today - the western powers simply walked away from what they had created.
After the crucifixion, the apostles had to get out of town or they might have been crucified also. Bartholomew went north to a city northwest of Damascus called Aleppo It became the first Christian city.
In all the excitement over Syria , the chemical weapons attack,and the subsequent rocket attack ,where is little johnny, little johnny kerry.He seems to have dropped off the face the earth after hilarity's disastoruous election bid...........Hmm maybe the lies about the surrender of Syria's chemical weapons cache is just the beginning of the unraveling and unmasking of obama and kerry's malfeasance.....Possibly he has good reason to keep that snake like low profile.
Sometimes I think Roger EK might be a senile racist robot, reposting the same snippets over and again in random order on random threads.
The facts will survive us all. The last refuge of a progressive devoid of facts is name calling.
We've got a new liar-in-chief who is about to get us into another war and we talk partisan politics.
Don't know if you noticed, but Obama is no longer calling the shots even if he would like to mix things up.
Worse we have a ego-maniac who listens to his air-head daughter and son in law for foreign policy advice and when he isn't listening to those two egg heads he's listening to the warmongering generals that he has stuffed his cabinet with. The asshole turns 180 degrees.
Looks like dark times, but jesus let's go back in time and argue over where all those wmd that W and Colon Powell were looking for, syria , or how Obama should never have pulled out of Iraq so soon or how we should train syrian refugees to fight for ISIS.
Making American Great Again most assuredly will require dumping more trillions into the Middle East and killing the Russian Bear. YEE HAW
Saw a Facebook post the other day.
Picture of W and comment.
Remember when I said the wmds went to Syria ?
Roger, are you standing by your "facts" pertaining to Muslims killing Christians in Rwanda?