Up for Debate: U.S. influence in Syria

Monday, June 17, 2013 at 1:22am

Do you think the United State should support Syrian rebels? What should the U.S. — or the U.S. and other countries — role be?

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Tagged: Syria | Up for Debate

82 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 6/17/13 at 4:43

Very very tricky intervening at this time. Best hope (looking through my rear view
mirror) would have been to help the original rebel true citizens that were protesting.
With Iran now so heavily involved on the side of the Government, it will be impossible
for these rebel groups to win a victory without a lot of help from someone.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 5:13

The USA is not the 'police of the world'. What is the purpose of sending US troops to fight for Syrian troops. Why should our soldiers be ordered to die for another nation?

By: Libertine on 6/17/13 at 5:26

We should mind our own business.

Our intervention certainly didn't help in Iraq, Egypt, or Libya. How is a Syria controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood or al Qaeda any better than a tyrannical dictator?

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 6:05

A more important issue for Americans today is the possibility of National ID cards. Do we want the government to know that much about us?

Why doesn't the government want us to know anything about them?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/17/13 at 6:47

We do not need to send our troops over there. It's past time we stay out of the politics of the Middle East if possible.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 6:58

Welcome to the club, B2. At least we agree on one thing; take care of our troops.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 7:06

Interesting: I just read where Syrian forces are training to storm Israel's border. Could that be why Barry would be so willing to send troops to assist Syrian troops?

Ref.
www.wnd.com/2013/06/syrian-forces-training-to-storm-israel-border/

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/17/13 at 7:07

BTW, this is not the first administration to try to push the National ID card. This is nothing new. However I agree that I don't like it.

Nice to see you agreeing with the ACLU, yogi. Welcome to the club.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 7:35

It is a Catch 22 situation the U.S. finds its self in once more. After years of medaling into others affairs, we can not just stand by and do nothing. We should not send troops there, but back Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arab. I think if f we do not do anything to help the Syrian rebels; we will pay for it later.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 7:40

I'm nowhere close to your ACLU club, B2. I'm a full blooded American and independent in my way of thinking.

You seem to think you have all of the answers; can you explain why your man Barry is so willing to spend almost 2 million dollars (1.7 million in my last count) to keep his official birth certificate under lock and key instead of just throwing 20 bucks in the pot for it to prove he's who he claims to be?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/17/13 at 7:42

I agree, Nemo. You're right - yogi didn't realize that he's endorsing the same things as the ACLU! LOL!

By: bfra on 6/17/13 at 7:44

yogi you are independent of thinking, all right. You have to have brains to think & you have none. Plus, there is no Barry incharge of our troops! Another of your brainless ideas.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/17/13 at 7:47

He's so independent in his thinking that he parrots every anti-Obama conspiracy he hears - without any proof!!!!

By: bombing8 on 6/17/13 at 7:53

Does the U.S. have " a dog in the fight"?

By: bfra on 6/17/13 at 7:55

Blanket - That relates to the "1 track mind" & his is also stuck on "repeat"!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 7:56

Turkey and Jordan, if you want to call them dogs.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 7:58

Prove to us you are an American, yogi. We just have your word and that is questionable.

By: budlight on 6/17/13 at 8:03

Blanket, the ACLU will do anything for attention. I think Yogi probably does know that he's endorsing the same thing as the ACLU in this matter.

But usually they are defending things such as some guy who's too fat to execute. Or some athiest who can't stand to hear a 60 second prayer.

Did you read where the University of Chicago has turned a campus christian chapel into a prayer place for muslims by removing pews to show them that they are welcome? Why don't muslims put a few pews in their mosques to show christians that they are welcoming towards us? Hmmmmm!

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 8:05

bfra,

If Barry isn't in charge, who is. A little history should tell you he was nicknamed Barry in his Obama childhood. His stepfather gave him Barry as his name when he was adopted into Indonesian citizenship. So if Barry isn't his name, who in the hell is he?

And B2, his autobiography should be all of the proof your feeble brain needs. But you say I've never offered any proof. Give me one piece of evidence you've offered to prove me wrong except your method of proof [you said so].

By: budlight on 6/17/13 at 8:07

Literature describing the artwork that was created by UC Director of Arts and Public Life Theaster Gates, also describes the removal of the pews as symbol of religious tolerance.

“The pews were recently removed from the chapel in order to offer Muslim students a place to pray, a symbolic gesture of religious tolerance,” according to an official description of the exhibit which includes a “set of repurposed pews from the University of Chicago’s campus church.”

- See more at: http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4787#sthash.ixPI6SuX.dpuf

By: bfra on 6/17/13 at 8:09

9:05AM comment = repeat of same old s**t from the commenter!

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 8:17

I read that about UC, budlight. It seems their old pews are on 'display' in a museum now. And you're right, I'm not interested in what ACLU is interested in as a ACLU supporter. We do agree on some issues. Hell, that's proof here on this NCP site. I've agreed with the Barry admirers on a few issues; but damn few and far between.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 8:21

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 9:12
I'll make a deal, dumba$$. You convince your man Barry to show his authentic birth certificate to the public and I'll show you mine.

Once again, the shrivel half brain does his song and dance. He can’t prove a thing, including that he is an American. Just lie after lie comes from the mouth of the son of a dumb-ass sheriff.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 8:22

Well, bfra, if you know what you're claiming to know: Prove it. All you seem to be able to post is 'he's lying'. But you never offer any proof. Why not? Don't you have any except in your feeble mind's manner of speech?

By: bfra on 6/17/13 at 8:24

comment 9:22AM - Pitiful brainless LIAR offers more BS**T!

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 8:41

bfra,

you and your "buddies" on this site are one of two things. Fellow communists with Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama... or idiots that don't have any idea what you're thinking about.

So why are you all supporting him so firmly when you have no idea who in the hell he is and has refused to identify himself from day one?

But as I've posted before, Barry is the least of your worries. Congress should be your main concern for letting him usurp that office without question.

If you're interested in a couple of things that should be interesting... unless you can prove them to be lies, go to:

www.sodahead.com/united-states/whos-your-daddy-whos-your-momma/blog-232489/?page3

givemeliberty1776/blogspot.com/2012/09/hawaii.html/

www.wnd.com/2012/03/mailman-discouraged-from-telling-obama-story/

Well, the grass is getting dry and I've got to mow my field. Bye for now.

By: bfra on 6/17/13 at 8:46

9:41AM comment - Biggest pile of Bulls**t of the day!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 8:47

In a country that advertises that it is a country of religious freedom and that all have the right to worship in the way that they see fit and the University of Chicago being a part of that country. I can see why they would accommodate for their Muslim students.

Now, I ask if there a Masque on the campus of the University Of Chicago there would be no need to accommodate the Chapel. Which as I understand that Chapels are use by many denominations.

I hope that answer your questions, bud.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 8:55

You are the only one on this site that has been near a Communist country, yogi. How do we know that you are not a Communist agent and are here to cause confusion and disorder to the American way of life?

It is a fact that the North Korans brain washed GI’s and then returns them to the American soil, to do harm at some point later. Since you only have a half brain, I suspect that the washing was most affected in you.

By: bfra on 6/17/13 at 8:56

Nemo - Bud is just an old hypocrite! Always accusing everybody else of not believing in God and then post hate for everybody that doesn't agree with her.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 9:01

I have had said before, bfra, it is better to be a sinner, than a hypocrite. Sinners have a chance and hypocrites think they know it all.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 9:13

Now back to the subject.

I wish that we would not get involve in Syria, not so soon after Afghanistan and the stupid war in Iraq. The war in Syria could be a righteous war, but we are war weary, both morally and financially.

By: Jughead on 6/17/13 at 9:24

Who cares? Kim Kardashian had her baby, and that is the most important issue of the day.

By: Jughead on 6/17/13 at 9:24

Balls.

By: BenDover on 6/17/13 at 9:41

Is it worse to have a high moral standard and come up short of it; or to have no moral standard in the first place Capt.?

By: BenDover on 6/17/13 at 9:58

I think we've been educated as a society that hypocrisy is a worse than the moral offense itself where common sense dictates otherwise.

Just like we are taught all discrimination and judgement is bad where really these things are often necessary for a society to survive.

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3ptx0y/

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/17/13 at 10:02

Ben, are you implying that only Christians have a moral standard and others do not?

By: Jughead on 6/17/13 at 10:24

Christians are much better than all other religions combined. Except Jews.

By: MamaG on 6/17/13 at 10:34

Why don't you go become a Christian, then, Jug. Obviously you aren't one by your posts here all the time.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 10:37

Hate to disappoint you, dumba$$, but I never set foot on/in Koran (where ever that is) so I don't know if they were in your grade school level of communism as you are.

I just flew all over Korea south of the 38th parallel. We never landed North of that line so I never set foot on the communist's North Korean side.

Where was you when I was there; North, or South of the 38th parallel? I'll bet you was "North of the Border" to become such a communist. How many hours (or should I say minutes) did it take to rattle your brain?

By: bfra on 6/17/13 at 10:52

11:37AM comment - OH! The brainless LIAR is back spewing more lies.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 10:59

We just have you word yogi that you never set foot in Korea and that is not very reassuring, Comrade.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 11:00

Prove it, bfra. I'm not sure you know what you're posting about; so prove it, don't just post it.

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 11:01

Oh, and prove that request for proof is a lie, bfra.

By: budlight on 6/17/13 at 11:02

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 9:47
In a country that advertises that it is a country of religious freedom and that all have the right to worship in the way that they see fit and the University of Chicago being a part of that country. I can see why they would accommodate for their Muslim students.

Now, I ask if there a Masque on the campus of the University Of Chicago there would be no need to accommodate the Chapel. Which as I understand that Chapels are use by many denominations.

I hope that answer your questions, bud.

No it did not. My question is: Are muslims putting pews into their mosques to "accommodate" Christians? Accommodating vs. over-compensation. The hyper active, overbearing politically correct crowd has run amuck in this country.

OK, that's enough for today. Yogi, you fight a noble battle with these libtards. We all know that liberalism is a mental and emotional disorder.

Hey I finally watched "Argo" (good movie about US embassy takeover and getting 6 americans out of Canadian embassy). Ben Afflack is awesome. Then I watched Lincoln. OMG, the democrats were totally against freeing the slaves. Unless the movie is a lie, of course. Lincoln was determined. According to the movie. Republicans were in charge when the slavery was abolished. I just wish people would be nicer to each other.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 11:02

By: BenDover on 6/17/13 at 10:41

Is it worse to have a high moral standard and come up short of it; or to have no moral standard in the first place Capt.?

Ben, I think every dictator and conquer in history has said that or something to that order.

By: Jughead on 6/17/13 at 11:06

Thanks for the memorable weekend, MamaG. I especially enjoyed the ice cream/hot fudge trick.

Looking forward to you in that hot schoolgirl outfit. Is it back from the alteration shop yet? Did they find enough matching material to enlarge it to your size?

By: yogiman on 6/17/13 at 11:08

I just read where the inferior Supreme Court decided you didn't have to prove you're eligibility to vote in Arizona.

Why should you have to prove you are eligible to buy a pack of cigarettes or a six pack of beer? Shouldn't the 'guvmunt' just start handing it out with our money even if you're too young to drink?

And why do you need to prove your child is old enough to enter kindergarten?

Ah yeah, the damn good old USA... for the illegal aliens.

By: pswindle on 6/17/13 at 11:09

We can't go into another Middle East War that we can not win. We should do all that we can do to help the good guys if we know who the good guys are. The problem with the Middle East is that they are our friends until they get our money then they turn around and kill us. Most of the people do not understand what freedom is. The country will have to change from within. With all the money and lives that we have lost in Iraq and other Middle East countries, freedom is just a word to them.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/17/13 at 11:12

Well if a Muslim Collage did not have a place for Christian to worship, then I think you question would be valid. However your question is Apples and Oranges, like most of the questions that comes from you pointless chain of thoughts.