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  1. Mahonay

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    No. This was a single strike, and Russia was allowed to get out of the way.
     
  2. famikon

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  3. Noroi_Kisaragi

    Noroi_Kisaragi
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    No

    Only get scared if china says anything.
     
  4. Crocodile

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    I would have more faith in this except
    • The messaging for this has been all over the place. Earlier Trump wanted to pull all troops out of Syria, then he wanted to do some sort of mega-strike. Now we have I guess a medium strike? Mattis said this is a one time shot but earlier we had reporting this would be a continued campaign. This flip-floping isn't filling me with confidence (putting aside I wouldn't trust Trump to hold my change LOL).
    • Sure is nice to do this now in the midst of one of the most scandal-filled Fridays in this Presidency (i.e. "Wag the Dog").
    • If Trump LEGIT cared about the plight of the Syrian people, he'd be letting Syrian refugees into the US. The fact that he isn't tells me he doesn't really care about what's going on. There is no moral cause here.
    • I'm 99% sure this is illegal without Congressional approval. It's fine if you don't care of course but that does kind of matter.
    Like those going on about "OMG WWIII" were being silly. But "I guess Trump is good now" takes are pretty bad too.
     
  5. BrutalInsane

    BrutalInsane
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    WE. ARE. ALL. GOING. TO. DIE.
     
  6. Wonderment

    Wonderment
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    There are members of our community affected by these events. Do not downplay them as unworthy of worry. Thank you.
     
  7. Opto

    Opto
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    I do expect US forces are not going to be tolerated anymore in Syria, even if they're there "just to fight ISIS"
     
  8. Kitad

    Kitad
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    Nonsense, if his approval rating goes down or his base of support gets weaker, then that's a great thing and something I like to pay attention to

    Also, it seems you read one post of a long discussion and assumed I don't have a position about this. I do have a position. Its of support of the strikes.
     
  9. TouchOfGray

    TouchOfGray
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    By far the most embarrassing thread I've ever had the displeasure of reading in a very long time.

    I hope all you fear mongers get very little sleep tonight.
     
  10. kristoffer

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    It was perfectly reasonable to predict what someone would do if nobody was enforcing the Geneva convention. I think a do nothing approach would normally be paired with the hope that the conflict would end quickly. But Obama prolonged the conflict by arming militia groups! Obama was a victim of trying to overcome the "Washington playbook" as he called it but still remaining true to American values. Then again, what was the post-Iraq president going to do? Just one of those lessons, I guess.
     
  11. Easy_D

    Easy_D
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    Y'all sounding like a doomsday cult
     
  12. finalflame

    finalflame
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    Yes, because Russia's response isn't troubling. Quite the calm demeanor you have in the face of Russia saying our attacks won't go without retribution.
     
  13. Woolley

    Woolley
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    No. Russia isn't going to war over this.
     
  14. Cochese

    Cochese
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    Even posturing, that doesn’t sound fine and dandy.
     
  15. Chalfonts

    Chalfonts
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    It helps them a little bit

    At the end of the day they're living on borrowed time. Their slow, painful deaths are inevitable and the "world powers" who were so quick to rush into iraq to find imaginary weapons will do fuck all because of russia

    This at least gives them more time
     
  16. thefit

    thefit
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    Yeah, if they limit their response to releases compromising material on Trump and the GOP, well that ain’t all bad and unexpected.
     
  17. Kinsei

    Kinsei
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    Fuck.

    I really hope there are very few civilian casualties.
     
  18. Avitus

    Avitus
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    This has happened numerous times before. It is completely routine. It is only surprising or alarming to people that never pay attention to this sort of thing.
     
  19. Venom

    Venom
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    So many weird, tin foil trump haters here who I thought were decent people who could rationalise thoughts without automatically throwing conspiracies around.

    Now see, nearly everyone including me hates Trump but when you start spewing shite around like some of the stuff in this thread I don't think you'll ever be taken seriously again in any context of any thread. Some of you need to chill and the k before posting. You're not children, you're grown adults however hard that is to believe.

    These strikes were absolutely necessary by US, France and UK. I'm personally glad as a British citizen that Teresa May decided to go ahead because we needed to take action against people willing to use weapons of mass destruction against their own fellow men, women and children.
     
  20. FreedomFighter

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    Nah, doesn't have to be dramatic. Iraq and Afghanistan are losses for the US. It'll just be bleed dry. I mean look now. There's so little investment in the country itself, all the money goes to welfare for corporations and the military. It's unsustainable. It's like a bubble that is waiting to burst. It will take awhile but it will pop.
     
  21. Rion

    Rion
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    An an extremely anxious person. Thank you for this.
     
  22. Kitad

    Kitad
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    Just to be curious. what do you expect an embassy to say?
     
  23. Kyra

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    It's only doomsday if trumps approval rating rises.
     
  24. dusteatingbug

    dusteatingbug
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    Imagine actually thinking like this
     
  25. finalflame

    finalflame
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    Mind to share an example? I'd love to read more.
     
  26. Gwenpoolshark

    Gwenpoolshark
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    Thank you
     
  27. Owl

    Owl
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    Honestly whether it affects members here or not, there are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people in Syria that this affects. It shouldn't be taken lightly whether you think these bombings are needed or not.
     
  28. Muffin

    Muffin
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    How about you actually address people and their arguments instead of vaguely calling people thinking these strikes wont help crazy and voicing your support?
     
  29. JeTmAn

    JeTmAn
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  30. game-biz

    game-biz
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    Yep, well said. A lot of embarrassing comments in this thread.
     
  31. Togruta

    Togruta
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    Yeah you’re right tbh. I guess it’s not a reason for the strikes, I just think that Trump and his team are probably real pumped that they can use this as a distraction.
     
  32. Dizagaox

    Dizagaox
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    Unless there's a US airline flying over Ukraine, Russia ain't doing shit. I support this operation though Trump is not the one who should be leading it.
     
  33. FreedomFighter

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    I don't agree with you at all. In fact, I vehemently disagree. But I respect this point of view. Only thing I ask is you apply it FAIRLY. So if ever there is a situation where any of these three use chemical weapons (the US was the last ones to use them), you be equally outraged.
     
  34. Chalfonts

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    Probably not, but if someone's got to die i'd rather it be them than the innocent children being killed by their weapons
     
  35. Ok, I actually apologize for assuming you don't have a position, and yes I jumped into a longer discussion. My bad.
     
  36. Mahonay

    Mahonay
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    It's America. Of course it will.

    Here's hoping after tonight the news cycle returns to hitting with the crazy discoveries from the FBI/Mueller investigations.
     
  37. EvilChameleon

    EvilChameleon
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    Russia can shove it. They're next.
     
  38. Noroi_Kisaragi

    Noroi_Kisaragi
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    Yea russia is just gonna bomb paris new york and london.

    No, ww3 not happening. At worst, allies will be told to leave syria. If they dont, then you can worry
     
  39. shinobi602

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  40. NullPointer

    NullPointer
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    Last year Russia's response was to reduce cooperation with US forces in the region and bolster Syria's AA defenses.

    This latest response is very different.
     
  41. whytemyke

    whytemyke
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    No shit. It's doing no good and is based on absolutely no evidence
     
  42. Jag

    Jag
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    He's not wrong.
     
  43. chandoog

    chandoog
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    If it's illegal and the proper authorities know it's illegal, something needs to be done about it. I hope the people capable of taking action do take it as soon as possible.
     
  44. NaM

    NaM
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    What's the word on fox news?
     
  45. FreedomFighter

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    I don't know if his approval ratings went up when he bombed Sharyat last year but the media sure fawned over him.
     
  46. Avitus

    Avitus
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    I don't know.. let me see here... oh how about this exact same scenario one year ago?

    Like are you genuinely trying to catch me in a moment or what? There are always "consequences" or "repercussions" for things that are "unacceptable." This is the routine game geopolitical powers play.
     
  47. Mahonay

    Mahonay
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    It really is a blank check.
     
  48. Kibbles

    Kibbles
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    Who gives a shit about Russia, support chemical weapons usage you can get fucked
     
  49. Papa Satanás

    Papa Satanás
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    Poor Syria. I feel badly for them -- some of my coworkers still have family there. They must be so fucking worried :/
     
  50. --R

    --R
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    Preach. I don't know how is he able to keep doing this stuff. Just playing with hundreds of thousands of lives.
     
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