I said this before and i'm going to say it again the US does not even know who they are helping.
A lot of the "rebels" openly admit to being al qaeda, So you would rather remove a govt and let terrorists take over ? (sarcasm) Great idea.
A lot of the "rebels" have committed horrific crimes as well did you hear about that commander eating a dead mans heart ? He sure sounds like a friendly chap suited to take over a government of a war torn country that has just been flattened by the US.
But the US is not going to let the UN investigate the war crimes committed by the "rebels" because Assad has to be removed and innocent people need bombs dropped on them because they rule the world.
Why cant we all just get along?
Thats what i don't understand -_- i mean i do but still.
If we were to do anything to Syria it would just throw the US in more debt, Because then we would be rebuilding Syria just like we rebuilt iraq and what ever else we blew up over the last 12 years.
we all now USA statistic about Iraq war is a lie. in that 12 years they were in Iraq, they took enough oil from Iraq that covers up alot more than just war expenses !
you actually think US would invade a country and put itself in debt for the well being of the invaded country ??!! you actually believe USA Media BS ?
of course USA isnt going to say they stole all Iraq Oil in all those years, they are going to say to suffered hundreds of billions of $ over this war jsut for the well being of Iraq People and didint touch anything. How naive someone could be to believe this !!
if USA suffered 3 Trillion of $ in war expense they pulled 6 Trillion out of Iraq to compensate for it . they just didn't announce it on TV !
God Bless Syria. :'(
It would actually be a minimum of 230 Billion barrels U.S. companies would have to get in order for the government to get even, if you factor in the fact that there will be health care costs 3x of what the war/occupation cost, as well as the fact there is no State owned oil company in the United States. So the government would only be getting taxes from the companies. Iraq only has reserves of 112 billion barrels at the most.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress' most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a U.S. military intervention in Syria to a nation deeply scarred by more than a decade of war.
Having announced over the weekend that he'll seek congressional approval for military strikes against the Assad regime, the Obama administration is now trying to rally support among Americans and their congressman and senators.
Monday's meeting with McCain is meant to address concerns of those who feel Obama isn't doing enough to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad's government for an attack in the Damascus suburbs last month that the U.S. says included sarin gas and killed at least 1,429 civilians, more than 400 of whom were children. On the other side of the spectrum, some Republican and Democratic lawmakers don't want to see military action at all.
Obama's turnabout on Syria sets the stage for the biggest foreign policy vote in Congress since the Iraq war.
In an interview with an Israeli television network, he said Obama has "encouraged our enemies" by effectively punting his decision to Congress. He and fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have threatened to vote against Obama's authorization if the military plan doesn't seek to shift the momentum of the 2 ½ year civil war toward the rebels trying to oust Assad from power.
Obama is trying to convince Americans and the world about the need for action.
So far, he is finding few international partners willing to engage in a conflict that has claimed more than 100,000 lives in the past 2½ years and dragged in terrorist groups on both sides of the battlefield.
Only France is firmly on board among the major military powers. Britain's Parliament rejected the use of force in a vote last week.