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  •  Sometimes bad stuff is real (2+ / 0-)
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    The Hamlet, FistJab

    Not everything bad is a Ct from the government. Sometimes war actually can be the right think, look at Kosovo. Clinton helped stop genocide....

    Iraq was not the right thing, but stopping the use of chemical weapons on people we should have been helping already is the right thing to do.

    •  Sometimes it's bullshit catapulted by chickenhawks (1+ / 0-)
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      Pluto

      This place needs a PVP server.

      by JesseCW on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:23:30 PM PST

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      •  There they go again. (2+ / 0-)
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        JesseCW, blueness


        A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

        by Pluto on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:27:24 PM PST

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      •  That link is older than the link in the diary (0+ / 0-)

        so while the report linked to in the diary may ultimately not be true, your link does not show that at all.

      •  ok, you have posted this same link (2+ / 0-)
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        snowman3, mahakali overdrive

        Like a dozen time.  As has been noted, its from yesterday, the article the diarist linked to is today,from the sme source...NBC.

        This link just isn't a refutation of the first link...they coulda started today or last night.

        As I have said elsewhere, I really doubt that Assad would use chemical weapons.  So my comment is Not because I beleive this article.  Skepticism is very, very warranted here.

        Just sayin that your link is not a valid refutation of the current story.

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:32:10 PM PST

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        •  it's the extreme antiwar position: (3+ / 0-)
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          snowman3, Empty Vessel, killjoy

          All war is evil  and a product of nefarious M.I.C. intentions.  Therefore everything is a conspiracy -- and even if we have to dig up an outdated news report to bolster our case, we will do so and hope no one catches it.

          I'm with you on the skepticism aspect.  We need local sources' confirmation--not just 'unnamed defense/intelligence' sources.

          •  Sadly (3+ / 0-)
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            bevenro, LLPete, mahakali overdrive

            As someone else said, given the history of bogus claims for war by the US, there is no way many folks will beleive the US if we act premptively and stop Assad.  Before the US can act, Assad has to actually do it...if Obama is concerned with people actually believing it was justified.

            Like I said, I am very skeptical.  But assuming for the moment it's real, and that Obama could actually prevent it...I would hope that he would and accept the disbelief and scorn that will come his way and stop it.  And to be clear, that disbelief and scorn would be coming from me as well.

            This is why a nation should never lie its way into war. Cause once they do, they can never be trusted, even when the threat is real.

            "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

            by Empty Vessel on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:00:17 PM PST

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