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So, Bombs on Syria....

Started by Bez, April 14, 2018, 11:46:55 am

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Bez

Thoughts?

Are we puppets of the US and the "chemical attack" was faked or are we riding white chargers into save the world.... :-\
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Nïckslïkk2112

Puppets? Co-dependents.

Chemical attack faked? Who knows.

A few bombs now, too little, too late? Probably.

What's the point of the UN?
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Matt2112

April 14, 2018, 12:38:38 pm #2 Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 12:45:02 pm by Matt2112
Great, so we step in as the jihadists' Air Force, in response to a chemical attack apparently by a slightly less deranged tyrant, who was already trouncing the opposition militarily. 

None of those actions make any sense, but then this is the fog of war; monsters on one side, theocratic lunatics on the other.

And that's before you throw the Russians into the mix.

What a complete mess.  :-\
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captainkurtz

I'm not sure who to believe. 
Anger is a gift.

Nick

Worryingly Mrs May has the power to do this without recourse to Parliament.
Everybody's got to evalate from the norm.

Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: Nick on April 14, 2018, 18:56:28 pm
Worryingly Mrs May has the power to do this without recourse to Parliament.

As would any UK PM.


We'd be safe with Jezza though, he'd roll over and have his tummy tickled whilst the rest of us were gassed :)
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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: captainkurtz on April 14, 2018, 16:38:31 pm
I'm not sure who to believe.

Don't believe the Russians - or Syrians - at all.
Don't believe 99.9999% of what anyone else says.


Hope this cleats things up :)
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Nick

Everybody's got to evalate from the norm.

zoony

I'll just let everyone else argue about it 😁.

Slim

I was pleased to hear this news. I think it's a measured and proportionate response. It makes total sense from a humanitarian point of view. And it makes absolute, 100% sense from a point of view of defending British interests - because it is advantageous to no-one that the use of chemical weapons, anywhere, becomes normal.

Given the indiscriminate carnage that we've seen in that country over the last six years or so it makes me laugh to see people getting upset over strikes on chemical weapons facilities in which no-one appears even to have been injured.

I would have been happier to see the action backed up by a UN resolution, but the Russians have a veto which renders the security council useless in this case.

Obama had the good sense to set a "red line" over the use of chemical weapons, but he didn't have the will or courage to back up his words with actions, when it was crossed. I believe that those 70+ people who died in the most recent attack would be alive now, if he had. That's what weakness gets you.

Fair play to Trump and his administration, I'm one of the first to criticise when he says or does something stupid, and with that comes a responsibility to give credit where it's due when he does the right thing. Bravo Mr President, and thank-you.


Matt2112

But that's just it, it may or may not be the "right thing", how can anyone know?  It seems that Trump can only ever be right in the same way a stopped clock is right twice a day.
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Slim

If that's the case, how can we ever comment on, approve, or disapprove of anything? Why even vote?

döm

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Slim

I did, someone with nothing to say.

Matt2112

Quote from: Slim on April 15, 2018, 16:44:11 pm
If that's the case, how can we ever comment on, approve, or disapprove of anything? Why even vote?



Not sure how you arrive at that, but I suppose it depends on what's at stake.
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