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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:00 PM

Back in 1979, Jimmy Carter did the proper, humane thing and

let our old friend the ousted Shah of Iran into the US for cancer treatment. This led to the Iran Hostage Crisis and eventually to the election of Ronald Reagan.


It may seem that getting involved in Syria is the only honorable and humane thing to do, but these things rarely turn out to our benefit!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:04 PM

1. No good choices here.

As I keep saying.

I honestly don't know what we should do. But unlike some here, I have some faith that Obama, Kerry et al will try to do the right thing.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:05 PM

2. So how much are you willing to allow?

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:23 PM

3. While the rebels are eating hearts of the vanquished?

 

Uh, none of them to get power. We have a choice between shit and shittier over there, and I don't know which is which yet.

Turkey said they found chemical weapons with the REBELs. I think it is far too soon to decide what is going on to get involved in it.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 11:05 PM

9. Yeah right....you believe those stories...

 

how convenient! Why am I not surprised?

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:43 PM

8. And cruise missiles are going to disallow the killing how? n/t

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:21 PM

4. You know the old saying:

No good deed goes unpunished.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:54 PM

5. Sorry but it was a political decision.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:59 PM

6. Congress is going to vote down the authorized use of force

So Obama should send Carter to Syria to broker a deal.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 08:17 AM

7. That's a very tempting idea, but I don't think even Jimmy Carter can fix this mess!

I'd hate him to see such a loss this late in the game.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 11:18 PM

10. Medical care for a Dictator vs stopping the gassing of innocent children...

You're right; they're almost the same thing.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:03 AM

11. Carter was pressured at the time that we had to take care of our friends

in order to preserve the good word of the US. Sort of like we have to do something now, because the red line has been crossed.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 03:20 PM

12. S0 we should give Assad chemo??

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Response to DFab420 (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 04:04 PM

13. What I'm trying to convey is that Carter was pressured into admitting the Shah to the US so that

our other "friends" would continue to trust us, and the Iran Hostage Crisis as well as the Ira -Contra Affair as well as back door interference with the 1980 election was the result.

The argument that the US needs to bomb Syria in order to prove we'll stand by our word is specious.

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