About Problems in Syria Page 2
|June 20th, 2012||#11|
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Exactly, why should we the U.S. taxpayer have to pay 500k per bomb , risk our aviators and airmen's lives to bomb Assad out of power, only to have the country then fracture into many potentially dangerous militant groups that may eventually end up attacking Americans abroad or even attempt to here at home as well.
I am not stabbing at our military there, I am stabbing at our foriegn policy mindset.
There is a little tale about something similar to this in a far away land called Afghanistan.
And it starts with a little forgotten war called the Soviet Afghan war, and how America's groups of restistance and interest eventually turned their guns to what we have today.
It may take decades but it can, and has, and still is happening.
That is why I am extremely cautious about the U.S. lending help to new foreign "allies' whether it be with bags of rice or bombs.
If you are thinking that I don't have solid trust in the Sryain resistance movement,
It's because I don't.
|June 20th, 2012||#12|
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So we should support brutal dictators because they are better than giving people the freedom to not like us?
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC – AD 65)
|June 20th, 2012||#13|
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Not support them, but not knock them down based on our and their claims of "freedom". There are other brutal dictators out there other than Assad you know. What I am saying is we should not intervene military, especially if we can not certain who is who when it comes to these rebels. The fact is after giving these people "freedom" to rule themselves through monetary and/or life sacrifices only for them to spit in your face, is not healthy nor smart policy.
I would like for some other western country to lead a Syria military intervention if they so desire.
U.S do too much (except regarding Iran and Israeli-Palestinian issues) in the M.E and it backfires, even NATO countries complain when they don't even do as much of the work. They complain when we step into stuff all the time, so I think we should take our time on this one.
The main thing I am talking about in this thread though is the legitimacy of our western media and governments on their accusations of the Syrian government. Is it not possible the a certain faction of rebels is not killing civilians themselves to make it seem like the regime is?
Where is our (the public of the western countries) hard evidence of Syrian military/militia doing it?
Last edited by RayManKiller3; June 20th, 2012 at 07:27..
|June 20th, 2012||#14|
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First are you sure the Syrians really don’t want Assad as a leader at least at this condition that their country is faced with a lot of different conspiracies from the west and some Arab countries?
Second if you in the west are really want to expand freedom!! In the world, why don’t you start from the countries that have high priority? The conditions of freedom in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar … are worse than Syria. If you used your media and spent your dollar about 10% of you are doing in the Syria, their governments would fall several month ago. For some of them, for example Bahrain and Yemen, without your hidden helps they couldn’t stand more than three month.
Third as I told before west tries in the Syria are just for Israel. It is very important for west that Syria, as a country who is the Israel enemy and is one of the main supporters of Hezbollah, remains in these upset conditions. It is why after a short period of peace, a terrible criminal event happen there.
Last edited by hamidreza; June 20th, 2012 at 16:30..
|June 20th, 2012||#15|
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Such as those oppressed by the Taliban... We are waiting for the final conclusion there.
You can shatter a pane of glass but then you have to clean up the mess.
|June 20th, 2012||#16|
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and hezbollah has ruined lebanon
the west wants to help, unlike your regime which is all too happy to support the slaughter in syria, so that they can continue to prop up assad and hezbollah
|June 20th, 2012||#17|
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The Syria problem is very complex. The past was dark and the future isn't rosy either.
Take the problem for Israel. With Assad they knew nothing was going to happen but the support for Hezbollah was dangerous. With Assad gone the support for Hezbollah will decrease but the new government of Syria might be more hostile than Assad. Look at Egypt, they are blowing hot and cold.
The west and the US have an interest in helping the rebels to dispose Assad because the Russians will lose their only mediterranean port and one of their last military clients in the ME, Lebanon will be more west-oriented and the chance that regime change will spill over to Iran.
The Sunni Arab states want Syria back after losing Iraq and stop or decrease Iranian influance in the ME.
The Turks are dreaming to regain the role they lost in the ME since the defeat of the Ottoman Empire.
Iran and Russia cannot afford to let Assad fall but they are not strong enough to prevent it without a major escalation of the conflict.
There are alot of elephants walking around in the porcelain shop.
I have no crystal ball but I don't think there is a good solution. It will be bad or worse. The rebels are not united as it should be and that problem will sever once government power is within reach.
What I an sure of is that there is a lot of talk behind the scenes to contain the problem.
I'm not optimistic.
About freedom, democracy and using power to attain it: is a vote by someone who is brainwashed, by whatever side or means, legitimate?
|June 20th, 2012||#18|
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So you are right we can shatter a pane of glass but we can also help the window repairman put the replacement in and just maybe you will get the shatter proof kind at a discount.
The reality is we either practice what we preach and run the risk that in doing the right thing we get a bad result or we carry on as we are with the knowledge that a bad outcome is guaranteed.
|June 21st, 2012||#19|
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We like driving sometimes up to a 100 miles a day to commute, we like driving for hours to reach a vacation destination.
Fact of the matter is, average Joe and Jan at home may feel bad for the Syrian populace (which at this junction for now, does not appear anti American, for now..)
But as soon as their local Cheveron throws up a dozen extra cents on the gallon, then suddenly people are along the lines of "Crisis? What Syrian Crisis? Where is Syria?"
The talk of the hour becomes the intteruption of our extremely overindulging lifestyle that a vast majority of my countrymen for better or for worse are dependent upon.
Think about this then think about the fine tightrope any American policy maker who ever hopes to see relection or support from big business to pay for a campgain has to ponder when dealing with the Middle East.
Is it better to prop up a murdering tyrant? And secure oil flow at cheap prices out of the region?
Or risk security and save a oppressed populace that may splinter and interupt the oil flow, causing prices at home to rise, corporate lobby groups to not donate money for campagin funding.
Pissed off mobs dumping litter for a weekend all the National Mall, and the media having your reputation put through a televised shooting gallery.
This is what in the end weighs on the minds of any U.S. policy maker when dealing with situations just like this one.
And a whole bunch of this behavior is attributed to our lifestlyes and us getting what we consider necessities, the same exact lesson was learned with the Diamond trade from conflict zones.
Americans and Westerner's wanted shiney rocks to wow that special lady, disregarding the dirty little seceret that the profits from that same rock paid for forcing drug addicted orphans into brutal civil wars.
It's also a factor of business, you disconnect the connection from dead Middle Eastern Childeren in the streets from the gas pump, and the toleration of tyranny for the sake of security of oil exports will, and has prevailed.
The best part is with the emerging middle classes in India and China, it's only a matter of time before they to must indulge in this behavior to get what is in demand in their countries as well.
It's down right dirty, but it's the way of things.
Last edited by Yossarian; June 21st, 2012 at 01:45..
|June 21st, 2012||#20|
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In fact the Syria’s crisis has an external origin not internal. West is not sure about a military attack because they can’t forecast its results and some countries like Russia or Iran will support Assad. Maybe the war expands in other countries. In the other hand they don’t know who will get the power in Syria after Assad, as they hadn’t forecasted true about Iraq.
But they don’t want lose this opportunity so they always try to keep the fire light. It is very important for them that Syria, as a country who is on the frontline of war against Israel, be under pressure. And also as a Russian’s ally.
What is the different between Assad’s regime and Mobarak’s regime?
What is the different between Assad’s regime and Malek Abdullah’s regime?
What is the different between Assad’s regime and other Arab’s regime?
Just one thing. Because Assad is really against Israel in the region but the other Arab regimes aren’t.
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