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Nerve gas
« on: April 07, 2017, 08:38:02 AM »
My BS meter went pretty high when I heard about this. I just assumed everyone else's did also and I did not think much more of it.

Hopefully this will just be a limited strike to quell some political rumblings and not the beginning of a larger military operation.

I guess whoever tried that back in 2013 said "let us see if Trump will fall for this"; good call for them. For everything I've thought or said about Obama and when the supposed "line was crossed" Valerie Jarret still kept that administration in line.

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Re: Nerve gas
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 09:38:42 AM »
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My BS meter went pretty high when I heard about this.

Do you not believe that Assad used chemical weapons?
"There cannot be two skies"

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Re: Nerve gas
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 10:21:51 AM »
I have a 9-5 and three kids...that 9-5 does not include satellites and military intel.

 I don't think we have any business policing the other side of the world.

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Re: Nerve gas
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 03:04:58 PM »
do not have military intel, and do not believe those that do". Sounds reasonable.

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Re: Nerve gas
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 04:05:07 PM »
According to Howe of "The Fourth Turning" fame, all this fourth turning is lacking at the moment is a grand unifying mission for the nation to rally around.  Personally, I was hoping for a tear down of the growth economy to something more sustainable. However, the last three have been large scale wars.

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Re: Nerve gas
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 10:14:11 PM »
Long-standing US policy is that use of chemical or biological weapons will be treated the same as dropping a nuke on someone.  All three are categorized as weapons of mass destruction.

I don't have a problem with it being known that the US response to a nation state using those weapons is to get some lethal ordinance where it will hurt - if we can get away with it without starting WWIII.   

I do have a problem with the president starting offensive operations the president is not legally authorized by Congress to undertake.    If it turns out that he had no legal authorization to do so, it would be an impeachable offense.

Frankly, I would consider bombing Assad and impeaching Trump a win-win.  :) 


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Re: Nerve gas
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 01:57:29 AM »
I do have a problem with the president starting offensive operations the president is not legally authorized by Congress to undertake.    If it turns out that he had no legal authorization to do so, it would be an impeachable offense.

Since when? What congressional authorization did Obama have to use military force against ISIS? IIRC, Bush repeatedly used his 2001 aumf for things that had little to do with it.