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  •  It is Iraq in the sense that in both cases (8+ / 0-)

    we are/were seeking to remove brutal dictators who we propped up and supported for decades all in the name of keeping the oil flowing. This has left generations of America hating victims of our foreign policy, and rightfully so. In both cases we are now left to have groups who hate us fighting for control of their countries when their leaders are removed. We've painted ourselves into a corner with wrong headed policies, and we can't bomb our way out of it. This is in addition to the idiocy of not realizing that a 10 year old can build a launcher that can fire a projectile filled with sarin a good distance. Destroying their high tech launchers will accomplish nothing if Assad is determined to gas his opponents.

    I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

    by jhecht on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 06:46:57 AM PDT

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    •  Trucks can just drop tanks of the stuff off the (2+ / 0-)
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      tailgate, for that matter. Put a 30 second timer on the tank. Slap a gas mask on the driver...

      The daily milk truck could kill thousands. Chemical weapons gas is a primitive weapon that can be delivered in many ways.

      Our missile strikes and bombing won't end chemical weapons, but they will certainly kill Syrian human beings who wouldn't be dead without our intervention.

      Who are we to decide random people should die for what Assad did?  He'll be safe and sound in an undisclosed location, after all. Perhaps aboard a Russian navy ship in his harbor. . .

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 12:39:21 PM PDT

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