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Comment #2913644 by Conor Quirke

Conor Quirke Sep 18th 2014, 10:45 AM #

I’m confused. Do they actually want assad gone anymore or do they just want to destroy Syria. Could you imagine how bad Syria would be if assad was taking out of power. it would be catastrophic for the region.

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    Sep 18th 2014, 1:08 PM

    It seems to me anyway, to be considered a ‘moderate’ rebel in Syria, one only has to eat the heart of his dead enemy,before chopping his head off. The US Senate should be classified an insane asylum for this decision.

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    Sep 18th 2014, 3:07 PM

    Is anyone else thinking of the Mujahadden and how a subset of them eventually turned into AlQaeda? Ye know…”blowback”…have they learned no f___king lessons from the past at all?

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend…until later on when he turns on me and crashes airliners into my cities, gets chemical weapons and desperately tries to get HEU to make a nuke…they really have learned no bloody lessons at all.
    They were warned the Iraq war would destabilize the whole region and didn’t listen.
    You can be sure all those lobbyists are queuing up at the Pentagon to sell more drones, jets etc and egging this whole thing on, salivating at what a big pay day it will be for them, f__g monsters I don’t know how they sleep at night.

    I’ve a lot of family and friends in America, I always looked up to the country as something special, watching Clinton on trial in the late 90s, even though it was politically motivated, having an American aunt say ”the most powerful man in the country is not above the law” was impressive to me. Seeing them do good made me be in their corner a lot. Reading about the marines corps end the famine in Somalia, seeing them try, after doing nothing in Rwanda and Bosnia, to half the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo…they were a force for good as often as they were bad it seemed. But since 9/11 that ratio has shifted from 5050 to 80-20. They’re mostly a force for bad, and inside their own country the America that used to be is vanishing with the mass surveillance and militarized police.

    Al Qaeda didn’t have to destroy them, they’re doing a fine enough job committing national suicide all on their own.

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