shybuffguy saidFirst of all, you need to stop telling stories. Republicans are not "howling that the President would be in violation of international law", because they are jus as divided about this issue as Democrats are. Second it's the Un and the rest of the world who are against any action, something I've tried to point out to you already.Third you really should stop with your tired "children" meme, children being shot, dismembered alive with a saw or having their heads bashed in by the but of a gun are just as awful and just as dead as people that have had gas used on them.The false equivalency you keep parroting is ridiculous. pretending that using gas is somehow worse than being raped and shot, beheaded, dismembered or beaten is laughable!
No one is giving Assad and Putin cover. But acting as the Air Force and Navy and arming the Islamist so they can use those weapons against us latter is hardly in the best interest of our National Security. But I wouldn't expect you to understand something so complicated as that.
The one thing you and all of the great minds like you are missing is, Assad is going nowhere. Putin can't allow it. Russia has no warm water ports. Putin needs the warm water ports of Syria. He also needs the stability provided by an Assad or some one like him in order to make use of those warm water ports. One other thing your missing, there is a pipeline being built from Syria to Russia that Russia badly needs and Putin can't allow an unstable Islamist government to get in the way of that.
Again I ask, what makes the use of chemical weapons any different this time than it was any of the other 13 times it's been used in the two and one half years of this "Civil War" ?
Your vague generalities that don't stand up to facts. The entire UN world are not against action in Syria, that's a lie.
If there were the country where children were being being shot at, dismembered, and bashed and the US ignoring their plight means destabliziing the entire world like is happening with the Syrian refugee crisis, the point would still be moot. Just because detectives don't solve all cases does not mean they should not solve any cases. Hypothetical children being dismembered in ??? does not mean that the US should turn a blind eye to the plight of Syria's children and to a Civil War which could cause the world to blow up. You should lame false equivalences to justify the Republicans' indifference to the gassing of Syrian children.
The international community which in 1925's Chemical Weapons Treaty singled out chemical weapons use as beyond the pale of standard war protocol, so right-wingers are in the minority in America and in the world if you don't think WMDs demand special attention. But nobody except Republicans to understand the complexities of the Geneva Conventions treaties.
Congress approved this week in a bipartisan that the CIA should continue to arm US-friend non-Islamit Syrian rebels. So your riduculous Fox News talking points about being al-Qaeda's air force and arming Islamits is a lie so egregrious that reasonable Republicans slammed Ted Cruz for this kind of dishonest Limbaugh language. Voters have come to expect lies from the Tea Party.
If Assad is not going anywhere, it's because of fringe leftists and fringe conservative fascists who colluded with Putin to undermine America and keep the tyrant in power. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Assking what makes the Ghouta massacre a bigger deal than the previous attacks demonstrates your unawareness of the scale and horror of this incident and are therefore blowing smoke out of your but. Western diplomats reacted with universal outrage to Ghouta, one describing it as a "game-changer." You just weren't paying attention, which is your own fault.
Even so, it's a moot question, tantamount to suggesting that police department does not catch a serial killer on the first try, they should no donthing. "What makes the 13th victim different from the killer's first murder?" It's a pointless question. So why increase pressure on Assad now? Why not now?
"You can lead a horse to water, but you just can't make him drink".
You think by continually shouting about this being about "children" being gassed that you are somehow marginalizing what I've been saying. I've tried to get you to actual think for yourself, ask some questions and do some homework and maybe actually learn something in the process. BTW, I hope you're not a grad student in anything consequential, because your critical thinking skills just suck!
You suck at analogies and metaphors. Every time you use them it highlights exactly what I'm saying and makes you look stupid. BTW why is it you always have to try to paint anyone who doesn't agree with you as not being able to think for themselves and getting all of their "Talking points from Fox News?, it just makes you look small because it shows that you really can't think at all, let alone on your own.
Your serial killer one is a prime example. If you have a serial killer and you know that after the fifth murder and you know who it is, why wouldn't you try to stop him before he killed a sixth one instead of averting your eyes and pretending nothing is going on until he killed the 13th one? Why would you allow someone you know is a serial killer to kill 13 people and do nothing to him, but decide that after you watched him kill 13 that you need to do something now that he has killed the 14th victim? If you don't have enough brain cells to question this, then you shouldn't be running around pretending you have anything relevant to say.
You just keep doubling down when confronted with reality and running your mouth and saying a whole lot of nothing, when just saying nothing would be better.
Instead of showing how much you don't know , try checking into what's been going on in Syria in the last few years, aside from the civil war. A good place to start would be the "Islamic pipeline", you do know how to use Google, don't you? For a grad student, you're pretty slow on the uptake!
I just have to go back to, you can't fix crazy!