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Syria's Insurrection Is Not America's War

shubi_ Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 1:15 PM
2 tough policies that would stop all the nonsense: 1. Withdraw. If they give us any trouble nuke em. 2. Announce if we are forced to come into any country, we will take over their resources forever. We can use neutron bombs on Iran, for instance, then walk in and take over everything they have, since they will all be dead. The nice thing about shubi tough policies is most likely they never will be implemented because the consequences are too grave. The Big Zero foreign policy rewards bad behavior, since the more money we give our enemies the worse their behavior. When they act badly we give them more money to stop acting badly.
In pushing for U.S. military intervention in Syria -- arming the insurgents and using U.S. air power to "create safe zones" for anti-regime forces "inside Syria's borders" -- The Washington Post invokes "vital U.S. interests" that are somehow imperiled there.

Exactly what these vital interests are is left unexplained.

For 40 years, we have lived with a Damascus regime led by either Bashar Assad or his father, Hafez Assad. Were our "vital interests" in peril all four decades?

In 1991, George H.W. Bush recruited the elder Assad into his Desert Storm coalition that liberated Kuwait. Damascus sent 4,000 troops. In gratitude,...