• Why should the US get involved in Syria?

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 #4676  by lemmiwinx
 Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:40 am
Let's face it - it could have been any bad actor that perpetrated this including but not limited to the Assad regime. I have to think Assad would know better because it would mean the end of him.
 #5231  by Concerno
 Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:59 am
America and Europe have got enough oil to suit their needs. Russia has more than enough. So doesn't it make more sense to just ignore that desert full of shit and befriend the Russians? We can still invest a few billions in defense. Walk softly and carry the biggest fucking stick in the world.
 #5232  by lemmiwinx
 Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:12 am
Concerno wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:59 am
America and Europe have got enough oil to suit their needs. Russia has more than enough. So doesn't it make more sense to just ignore that desert full of shit and befriend the Russians? We can still invest a few billions in defense. Walk softly and carry the biggest fucking stick in the world.
Now we're starting to get it. The West has no need for ME oil since shale oil is now competitive with the black gooey stuff. The entire middle east is like a giant tribal/religious war zone. Best thing would be to isolate them and don't invite them into your country.
 #45192  by HolidayFriday
 Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:56 pm
The problem is that the U.S. shouldn't be involved in the Middle East. It seems like the last administration was focusing on having Iraq able to control the situation in their own country so that America could eventually be out of there for good. The only reason I can see for an attack on Syria is that they made fools out of us with the sarin gas thing, which isn't a good reason at all. Not that the retaliatory attack on them was effective.

According to the U.N. and French investigators, the original sarin gas attack way back when was by the rebels. They not only had stores of the stuff to make sarin gas bombs (which has gone completely unnoted and unpunished), but the gas in the attack wasn't high enough quality to have been Assad's. The fact that Obama and Kerry couldn't provide any kind of reasonable proof that Assad would do such a thing is why Congress and the rest of the world wouldn't allow an attack on him. But now, after Assad, Putin, and Obama had their little agreement that Assad would hand over all of his chemical weapons, he seems to have gassed a bunch of civilians.

If the U.N. decides he deserves punishment, NATO is going to make us go in there either way, but you're right, it should be along side of NATO forces - not just the U.S. stepping up as world police and saving face.