Comment by Arcus on September 8, 2013 at 3:25pm

@Unseen: In Finland's case the Winter War and the Continuation War against the Soviets.

And there won't be any bombing of chemical weapons sites, that's just insanity. If it escalates to a full scale war the US may use it's Massive Ordnance Air Blast (Mother Of All Bombs) to evaporate the sites, but as it's delivered by slow moving Hercules props the air space needs to be secured first.

Comment by Warren on September 8, 2013 at 3:42pm

It is thought that these weapons came from Saddam's stockpiles, isn't a bit late to think of "non-proliferation"? Our "boots on the ground" didn't stop them from disappearing (and our money) then, do you think the outcome now will be any different?

Do you think that tossing missiles at them just might piss off someone enough to come here and attack us on our home ground? They are have a war of there own there, do you really want to get in the middle of it and have them come after us too? When does lobbing missiles at someone make peace, when has that ever happened?

War is a lie

"to the remarkable and very welcome skepticism that is greeting the U.S. government's current claims about Syria.  The fact is that, were the White House telling the truth about the need for an attack on Syria, it would be a first in history.  Every other case for war has always been dishonest."  - David Swanson

Comment by Warren on September 8, 2013 at 4:04pm

Thought this was rather funny, and on the point

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/2637115355001

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on September 8, 2013 at 4:13pm

Arcus, war does make strange bedfellows, and Unseen who can dispute with everyone will sleep alone.

Comment by M on September 8, 2013 at 4:42pm

I wonder if anyone of you knows the fact that Al Nusra Front, which claims allegiance to al Qaeda and share the same ideology with them.

simply America is fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Meanwhile they are supporting their allies in  Syria .. does this make any sense !?

Comment by M on September 8, 2013 at 4:43pm

@archie ... we are fine here in Egypt .. thanks for asking my friend.

Comment by M.M. on September 8, 2013 at 4:53pm

Strange how the people who can not or will not do any of the actual fighting are the first and loudest to beat the war drums.

And strange how it is considered heroic to kill in the name of peace, but it is not heroic to die in non violent protest in the name of peace.

Comment by Gregg R Thomas on September 8, 2013 at 5:31pm

If I recall correctly chemical weapons were used in the Iran/Iraq war...did the USA bomb either country?

If not then why is the US president entertaining the idea now?

Comment by Unseen on September 8, 2013 at 8:40pm

@M.M.

Strange how the people who can not or will not do any of the actual fighting are the first and loudest to beat the war drums.

I remember when I was 20 and that was one of my own favorite arguments. After a while, I realized the corollary: "If you don't like the way we do things here in the U.S., why don't you leave the country?"

Luckily, this is the U.S. where all are encourage to take part in discussing current events. Encouraging all sides of a discussion is simply patriotic. Wanting to throttle discussion through shaming is not.

BTW, I was on the streets in the Vietnam era. I was among those helped to bring the boys home.

And strange how it is considered heroic to kill in the name of peace, but it is not heroic to die in non violent protest in the name of peace.

Okay, who said that and where is that happening?

Comment by Unseen on September 8, 2013 at 8:43pm

@Marvelsi

smply America is fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Meanwhile they are supporting their allies in  Syria .. does this make any sense !?

Obama is supporting al qaeda's allies in Afghanistan? No, not exactly. While some politicians want to arm the rebels, for Obama it's all about preventing WMD's from being used. He realizes that the rebels are a very mixed bag.

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