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  •  well it would be... (1+ / 0-)
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    Linda Wood

    ...a lot easier to sell this...

    The idea behind military strikes is to prevent more mass-casualty events and put pressure on Assad to negotiate, which he has thus far refused to do. In essence, the idea is to keep the death toll from rising (yes, even if that means taking the lives of some soldiers and thugs who are menacing civilians, as we did in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Libya) and hopefully bring a swifter resolution to the war.
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    ..if this was more than an idea and a hope. Or that the resolution would be one we would like.

    As I see it either resolution is bad.  Either Assad stays in power or the rebels win, rebels I am not all that confident wouldn't start killing people in a spate of sectarian revenge.

    I don't trust anyone to say with confidence that our actions would not make the situation worse or even cause the war to become regional.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 05:36:53 PM PDT

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