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Chemical attack in Syria

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by Aus22, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    You should never have posted this part if you wanted a serious discussion, and not one of your cover up sessions. And both Trump, and the Republican controlled Congress said "Stay out of it". Yes Obama could have ignored the Constitution as many others have done. He could have ignored the Russian offer to get rid of Assads chemical weapons. In fact, he could have sent 50,000 American troops in to battle.

    He didn't, and people like you have whined about it ever since. Now you want more war, so Trump dumps the "Mother of all bombs" on Afghanistan, NOT SYRIA.

    And you think that is going to stop Islamic terrorism. :censored:
     
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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    No. Without the approval of the Congress, and he could not get the Congress to fund a withdrawl, he could do nothing. He does not control the purse. Additionally, Obama sought a new AUMF for the specific purpose of fighting ISIS to no avail. So, here you have a Republican controlled Congress that will not repeal the AUMF of 2001, and will not pass a new AUMF for the purpose of fighting ISIS.

    And Obama is to do what?
     
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    Your right .. I know..
     
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    My point exactly.. He couldn't make up his mind.. so for once he let congress do it..as far as sending Troops, NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.. He kept pushing the narrative he only had twp choices, diplomacy or all out war..He knew better..
    People like me who see things differently are going to complain anyway, JUST LIKE YOU. The mother of all Bombs, should have been displayed a long time ago..There were a whole lot of our enemies our generals wanted to introduce it to..
    No it won't stop terrorism, IMO, that's not the only reason he did it..
     
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    It demonstrated that the old tunnel system is not immune to attack.
     
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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    No, his mind was made up, all he needed was the cooperation of the Republicans, and that was not coming, not ever.

    15 MOAB's have been produced since its conception in 2002. But anyway, my "complaints" are based on reality, not the alt-reality of the right.

    "He" didn't do it. In fact, "He" did not even order it.
     
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    I know how many have been built..There is one reality.. things are changing..
    I agree...Kinda like whats going on today..
    No it wasn't, you read the New York Times story.. if they could have painted him in a better light they would have..
     
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    Did the Syrian government launch this chemical weapon attack?

    Maybe not:

    MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged

     
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