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Date: 08/30/13 09:57 AM

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  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2013 at 9:54 am
    Link: A Short Guide To The Middle East - So, what we need to do to solve this... is to kill the Batman!
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2013 at 10:17 am
    Simple, really...


    lol.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 30, 2013 at 10:43 am
    And it seems the UK will not be part of a Syrian adventure. If we can believe Mr Cameron.
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
    329 posts
    August 30, 2013 at 10:51 am
    Odd. if it`s in the news paper, why did whoever posted it decide to black out the name and whatever was after London (my bet is London England, but maybe its London Ontario or London Ohio)???
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
    329 posts
    August 30, 2013 at 10:55 am
    The person submitted their name to the paper. Why block it?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Let them kill each other off.
    None of our business.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2013 at 11:22 am
    And it seems the UK will not be part of a Syrian adventure. If we can believe Mr Cameron.

    Until you hear from the weapons inspectors next week..... We should do the same though both sides want us dead just let them wipe each other off the planet. We`ll get nothing from helping them.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7068 posts
    August 30, 2013 at 11:55 am
    This is a lose-lose situation.

    To think we can disregared the Middle East is foolish.

    To think we can control it is insane.

    I have absolutely no idea what right course of action would be here. Fortunately, that doesn`t matter a badgers fart.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    "To think we can control it is insane. "
    It was under control before. All it took was an Iron Fist. Nowadays people are too squeamish for that so they suffer as victims of terrorism instead.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    Tell me that again
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    `It was under control before.`

    OK, I most have missed that epoch.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    How do you do italics on here?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    All it took was an Iron Fist.

    Just leaving that thee.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    And they all hate Israel.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    I don`t envy the US government right now. You have all these poor people in Syria who thought they could have their own Arab Spring and toss their leader, only to get pasted and end up crying for help to America. Yet you know the moment the cruise missiles fly, there will be stories of a kid being killed in a daycare next to an arms dump and the whole Arab world will be chanting "death to America." There`s no winning.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    The US is in a lose/lose situation across the board. The world is looking to the US to take action for the war crimes, but as soon as a missile flies people will be crying "war mongers." Then there is the fact that if we help either side, it is still pretty much helping our enemies. No victory can be had here, so the best idea is to sit it out, in my opinion. We can`t afford it anyway.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    Those countries are in a state of perpetual tribal warfare, the only thing that even partialy unites them is they hate Israel and the US and anyone else who is non a member of Islam. Take US and Israel out of the situation then you have nothing but cilial war and unrest as you are seeing currently in Egypt. Although It`s unethical for the US to back ruthless dictators like Sadam, thoser type of leaders are the only oneswho can control the population.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    Well that covers that then
    and The UK just out voted Cameron to join you US guys in bombing Syria - could be on your own here dudes your bitch has turned!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    Hope the US backs out of this
    like many said, its a no win situation,
    looks like a bloody terrorist honey trap
    you drop one bomb in the wrong place and every middle east nut job will be gunning for you
    I think the UK has clocked this - and bowed out of the sorry mess
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    How do you do italics on here?

    Remove the spaces here... blah blah blehbedy blah blah
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    Demstar_Aus Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    Kegomatix - who is calling for the US to intervene? NOBODY!
    There are rallies in lots of cities at the moment protesting intervention. The Syrian government wasn`t involved in the chemical attacks. Polls say that most Syrians are happy with their government - secular, good healthcare, no national debt... Extremist rebels, sponsored by rich oil families with investments in the new gas lines, and many more, including the US government who has sold weapons to Qatar and Turkey who have then sold onto the rebels.
    I find it odd that anyone would support it. Perhaps it`s the attitude that Syria is a dump full of poor people wearing turbans - at least that`s what the news shows you.
    Unfortunately it`s inaccurate.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    If we do intervene and hit the nerve agent site it will most likely leave about 20% to 30% in functional form and in the process release it which the rebels/AL-Q will then scapegoat us for!

    For a guy who preached against Iraq so much Obama seems to be doing the same but in a much worse way.
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    Demstar_Aus Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    Now bear in mind I don`t associate Americans with the US Government. Much in the same way I wouldn`t want people saying that I am the Australian Government because that`d just be insulting.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    and he`s assuming the government over there did this! Now tell me who stood the most to gain using this gas it wasn`t the government....
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    "For a guy who preached against Iraq so much Obama seems to be doing the same but in a much worse way."

    Yep, looks like both our countries voted in even bigger lying mean persons than we usually do.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    Do you really think old Al Qaeda has a problem killing civies in order to sucker a world super power into a war with their foe?? Nothing is off limits for those maniacs.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Carmium - I`m so glad a non-American understands exactly the situation we so often seem to be in. There is no winning.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    Who`s on first, What`s on second, I Don`t Know`s on third...

    Yeah, that about sums it up!

    Now Obama has REALLY painted himself into a corner! Even the MSM cannot help him, since they are divided too!

    Sweet sweet shadenfreud!

    How do you do italics on here?

    @LordJim: You cannot, really. But you can "quote" in square brackets: []
    (quote) italics words here (/quote)
    But square, not round brackets :-)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    His Excellency, the most reverend Bishop Taylor {my best friend, a catholic bishop} told me "Shoot`em all, let God sort`em out."

    Sage advice indeed.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    August 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    We must admit that we made the classic blunder in 2001:
    Got into a land war in Asia.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 31, 2013 at 12:04 am
    We should be acting as clandestine agents provocateurs. Just give enough covert aid in the way of arms and intelligence to the losing side to keep them in the fight indefinitely. We could use psyops to feed their hate for each other till they totally exterminate themselves.
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    DinVen Male 30-39
    390 posts
    August 31, 2013 at 12:28 am
    Another good illustration of why the US and allies should not get into this mess. Thankfully the UK seems to have returned to their senses.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    August 31, 2013 at 1:38 am
    The fact that UK has opted out is not so much a political points-scoring exercise against Cameron, as parliamentary democracy in action.
    The peoples of the UK who are represented by their elected members of parliament have sensibly weighed up the situation and come to the conclusion that it would be foolish to enter into another expensive waste of life and property.
    Don`t ask me what the answer is; if I knew, then they would put me in charge.
    The killing of innocents will continue, but without the UK involved, the numbers killed will be less.
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    August 31, 2013 at 7:28 am
    Obama is backing Muslim Brotherhood and is against Sisi? Get your facts straight, Mr KN from London

    source

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