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foxboyprower

The Topic of Syria

So there's some serious stuff happening with Syria. Over a thousand civilians were killed by a poison gas attack.
I'm surprised there hasn't been much talk about it. What should be done is a matter of personal opinion and speculation. So I won't bring it up in this journal. But I compiled the best sources I could find to lay things out for everyone.
BBC news summary:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23927399
What kind of gas was used:
http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2013/08/backgro...
Government statement on the evidence of those responsible:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/30/...
Site of the attack:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/201...
President's statements on action against the Syrian government:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/09/07/...
The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released these videos, which were compiled by the U.S. Open Source Center. You can watch the videos here. http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/syriavideo.html
Latest statement by the president:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24043751
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Added: 4 years, 11 months ago
 
Stumpycoon
4 years, 11 months ago
Here in Australia there's been piles of talk about Syria (including before the chemical weapons) and now the chemical weapons attack and other nations responses.  
foxboyprower
4 years, 11 months ago
Yeah. Lots of stuff is happening in the news. It's just surprising since here in the USA, the military are treated with the same oddly inflated respect that high school sports teams get. They're the heroes that stop the bad guys and stuff.
With all the awkward mixed feelings about the war we've fought in the middle east, it's surprising that America wouldn't collectively leap at the chance to stomp on a "bad guy" of some obvious public proportion. It would be the first big heroic victory in the eyes of the world since WWII.
The responses here are just very different than what I would have anticipated.
sonicrainboom
4 years, 11 months ago
We have had a lot of "big heroic victories" but the media and liberals won't let us have them, they bitch and moan the entire time and act like we are horrible horrible people.
Durning Bush's terms the news had death counts on how many of our people died, naturally these stopped the day Obama took office.
Speaking of the O, I hope they take his Noble Peace Prize back cause he just got showed up by a ex KBG Tyrant in peace talks.  
foxboyprower
4 years, 11 months ago
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions about recent wars. Personally, I haven't heard much either way about them.
sonicrainboom
4 years, 11 months ago
Well we did get a big win when we captured Sadam(spelling?) and later Osama.
Right now Im more worried about Obama care then a war, it already cost me a job cause the place I worked cut everyones hours down so they wouldn't have to pay the crazy hight insurance prices(had to get a new job in order to live).
sonicrainboom
4 years, 11 months ago
There has been lots of talk about it...where are you getting your news, maybe that's it.
Overall Americans are tired of the sandbox wars.
foxboyprower
4 years, 11 months ago
I meant talk about it in everyday life where I live. There's been tons of articles about it on BBC news so far.
sonicrainboom
4 years, 11 months ago
People I talk to ether don't want to attack cause they are (a) tired of it (b) don't think it will do any good (c) want to do more or nothing at all. But clearly we live in very different places...also the people I talk to are at lest Republican if not super conservative.
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