Trump is not Obama

Trump is proving he is not Obama.  What does it matter if we bomb them using convential bombing or Assad uses chemicals ?  We killed civilians and they did.  The MSM made this retribution necessary.  We saw the children gasping for air while we sat in out living rooms.  Does that make us any better than them ?  The reason Obama didn't bomb Syria was he knew it would be a mistake and quagmire.  Trump only has Generals as advisors, guess what their response would be. BOMBING ~ We are in the hands of the Military once again.  Just as in Iraq.  Trumps poll numbers will go up.  YIPPEE.. 

 

Been here before.  This is an article written in 2014.

According to multiple media reports, President Obama may be on the verge of deciding whether or not to bomb Syria. We need to speak out today and tell him to say no to military intervention by the U.S.

The brutal and bloody Syrian civil war has already left 100,000 people dead and created millions of refugees. And now there is now strong evidence that chemical weapons have been used, killing hundreds of civilians.

But as morally reprehensible as use of chemical weapons is, and as heart wrenching as the ongoing civil war has become, the United States should not start dropping bombs. Unfortunately, there are no good options.

And the justifiable outrage evoked by the use of chemical weapons does not make attacking Syria -- where parts of the rebel resistance are allied with Al Qaeda and the authoritarian response by President Assad is aided by Hezbollah -- either just or strategic.

 As humanitarians confronting the horror of the Syrian civil war, we must consider how we can best protect civilians, end the violence, and uphold the international prohibition on using chemical weapons. But we shouldn’t make matters worse on the ground just to answer war crimes with a limited and largely symbolic show of force.

The kind of limited military strike reportedly under consideration by the Obama administration is very unlikely to affect the ultimate outcome of this messy and brutal civil war

And a more significant military intervention (either considered as an alternative to a limited strike, or as something we could be drawn into once we initiate “limited” hostilities with Syria) would only serve to pull us deeper into yet another war in the Middle East, with all the ramifications -- moral, humanitarian, economic and geopolitical -- that would entail.

Tell President Obama: Don’t bomb Syria.

There are times when military force is necessary and justifiable. But this isn’t one of them. 

A petition:

"President Obama: With civilians being butchered and refugees suffering immensely, it is horrifying to watch the brutal civil war in Syria unfold. But U.S. military intervention is far more likely to make matters worse, not better. The U.S. should not bomb Syria. The best thing we can do is commit to holding war criminals accountable, expand humanitarian aid for refugees, and maintain constant diplomatic pressure for a negotiated end to the conflict."

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Comments (13)

  1. nico44l

    He did well that he bombed that base. It was out of control the situation, everyone used chemicals the past months and no one did anything about it. Trump did something.

    April 07, 2017
    1. belladora

      Not disagreeing. Just not sure who are our friends, who are are enemies. You would think, Putin likes Trump so why didn’t he let him make " a deal". Then Trump would have been a hero. Not just another Republican that wants war.

      April 07, 2017
  2. croker

    Trump has committed a war crime.

    April 07, 2017
    1. nico44l

      The slow death from Chemical weapons is a war crime, the surgical hit on that base was a blessing.

      April 07, 2017
      1. belladora

        I will take your word for it. I know it is a war crime. Will Russia enforce it ? NATO ? Think not. Just very sad.

        April 07, 2017
      2. croker

        A blessing for whom.

        April 07, 2017
    2. belladora

      I would not go that far. It is for sure Russia or Assad did. No easy answers. War just never seems to be the solution.

      April 07, 2017
    3. GovMisdirection

      Look up what constitutes a war crime.

      April 07, 2017
      1. croker

        I think you need to look up what constitutes a war crime.

        April 07, 2017
  3. magnocrat

    It is an unfortunate fact of life that tyrants only understand one language; that of violence. Turn the other cheek fails to impress them and they make a mockery of negotiations.
    Leaders with their own agenda often support these dictators claiming to be peace brokers, or seeking trade agreements.

    April 07, 2017
    1. belladora

      You are right and I know it. Can’t help but worry w/ the instability in Administration.

      April 07, 2017
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  5. mrmacq

    shit
    lets try that again
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    Trump’s 2013 tweets on Syria tell a different story
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    President Trump’s statement on the Assad regime’s chemical attack today in Syria pulled no punches in blaming the Obama administration:
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    “Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a “red line” against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack."
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    But Trump’s tweets around the time that President Obama considered seeking congressional approval for military action in Syria — an idea discarded after the Syrian government agreed to destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles on September 10, 2013 in an agreement jointly negotiated with Russia — indicate an agreement with Obama’s ultimate decision not to act, if not his methods.
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    June 15, 2013: We should stay the hell out of Syria, the “rebels” are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS?ZERO
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    August 29, 2013: @walaa_3ssaf No, dopey, I would not go into Syria, but if I did it would be by surprise and not blurted all over the media like fools.
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    August 29, 2013: What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.
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    September 1, 2013: President Obama’s weakness and indecision may have saved us from doing a horrible and very costly (in more ways than money) attack on Syria!
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    September 2, 2013: If the U.S. attacks Syria and hits the wrong targets, killing civilians, there will be worldwide hell to pay. Stay away and fix broken U.S.
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    September 3, 2013: What I am saying is stay out of Syria.
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    September 5, 2013: The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.
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    September 5, 2013: AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!
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    September 7, 2013: President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your “powder” for another (and more important) day!
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    September 9, 2013: Don’t attack Syria – an attack that will bring nothing but trouble for the U.S. Focus on making our country strong and great again!

    April 07, 2017
  6. mrmacq

    Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria.
    Moscow’s suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely rejected.
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    The UK’s foreign secretary, a rebel commander and a weapons expert all said evidence pointed to an attack by the Syrian government, Russia’s ally.
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    What do the Russians say?
    The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies its forces launched a chemical weapons attack.
    Russia has acknowledged that Syrian planes did attack Khan Sheikhoun but says the aircraft struck a depot producing chemical weapons, for use by militants in Iraq.
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    “Yesterday [Tuesday], from 11:30am to 12:30pm local time, Syrian aviation made a strike on a large terrorist ammunition depot and a concentration of military hardware in the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun town,” Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konoshenkov said.
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    “On the territory of the depot there were workshops which produced chemical warfare munitions.”
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    What did they say at the UN?
    Matthew Rycroft, the UK’s ambassador to the UN, told the Security Council that Mr Assad had “humiliated” Russia by “making a mockery” of the peace process it had brokered with some rebel groups.
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    “What is your plan?” he asked. “What is your plan to stop these horrific senseless attacks? We had a plan and we had the support and you rejected it to protect Assad.”
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    Russia and China have blocked attempts to impose sanctions on Syria.

    April 07, 2017