The political, social networking site that integrates politics with popular culture.

Avatar of John PharmD
John PharmD @epharmd 5 years ago

What could possibly go wrong?

         
Avatar of Luann Keller
Luann Keller @luannkeller 5 years ago

If you have 2 sworn enemies get into a fight, you back out slowly and close the door. While they are fighting each other they leave you alone and which ever one wins emerges with fewer resources to come out after you.

War is hell and it needs to be in order to encourage peace. The victims tear at our hearts but thst is how civil wars work. We can’t force peace. We can hope that they settle it quickly bug we endanger ourselves if we give either enemy resources.

         
Avatar of Gary
Gary @grand-vizier 5 years ago

I completely agree. Usually I am a bit hawkish but this is stupid.
On one side we now have Assad,Russia Hezzbola and Iran.
On the other side we have Al Queda and other Islamist people who are our sworn enemies.
Who should we support?
Somehow our genius State Department thiks it can negotiate with Putin to abandon Assad,who is winning?
Where do we get these “leaders”?
Is this just an excuse to go to Ireland and have a pint?
Luann has it dead right.
Save the travel money and the time for some purpose that has at least a outside chance of success.

         
Avatar of Julia Wotten
Julia Wotten @juliaw 5 years ago

Republicans were for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan when Bush was in office, why are they taking the opposite position regarding Syria? They claimed we had to go in there because there were WMD’s. Then when it become 100% clear that there were NEVER any weapons of mass destruction there, you argued we had to stay for humanitarian reasons. Well what is more of a humanitarian reason to go into Syria than chemical weapons being used against the people living there. @luannkeller you say we should stay out so they leave us alone even though it will tear our hearts out, but I say you are completely turning a blind eye to the innocent people being tortured in this civil war. America needs to help these people. Going in to Syria has bipartisan support, John McCain, the guy Republicans supported for President in 2008, is for aiding Syria. What is the problem here? We need to help these people.

         
Avatar of Gary
Gary @grand-vizier 5 years ago

When your enemies are on fire don’t stand too close to them.
Syria is a place where both sides will be happy to kill us.

         
Avatar of Jackie Wellfonder
Jackie Wellfonder @jlwellfonder 5 years ago

Quite simply, no. More specifically, hell no.

         

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.