Do you support US military intervention in SYRIA?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you support US military intervention in Syria?
    Yes, get in and get out ASAP so we don't lose our credibility. : (11 votes)
    12 %
    No, we have no business getting involved. : (68 votes)
    75 %
    Unsure/indifferent : (12 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    502 posts
    Busy bee

    What I don’t love is how the conflict in Syria has been ongoing for so long, but once US citizens start to get upset about being spied on, THAT’S when the focus is suddenly redirected to international intervention.

    I dislike I personally see as intervention with another nation simply to distract its own population from its frustrations and protests.

    But I totally understand there are a million viewpoints other than mine, all equally vehement 🙂

    Post # 4
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Nope.  So long as the civil war continues within the country itself, I don’t believe we should intervene.  Cultural revolutions have to play themselves out and neither side wants our involvement from what I can tell.  The chemical warfare is unfortunate and horrible but I still don’t think it supports our intervention into an internal civil war.

    Post # 5
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    3889 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am genuinely unsure. On one hand, I believe the US should stay out of other countries’ civil wars, but on the other hand, there needs to be some penalty for the use of chemical weapons; otherwise the Geneva Convention becomes meaningless.  It doesn’t matter so much if Syria itself is punished for that— they’ve already done it— but as a message to other leaders considering the same action, they have to know that if they do use chemical weapons or violate other international treaties, there will be some kind of penalty.

    The big problem with the whole topic is that very few people actually read past the headlines and know enough to form a truly informed opinion. Everyone gets very passionate about a few hot-button talking points and it quickly becomes a very divisive topic.  This is largely the fault of the US media, who tends to report what brings in the viewers and helps them sell ad space, which unfortunately for us in the US is not usually the full meat of a story.  To fully understand the situation would take days or even weeks of nonstop research and reading, but we like to make our opinions on a 30-second news clip (which may be heavily slanted depending on the news channel you watch or the website you read).

    Post # 7
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    4576 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    It gives me anxiety. Everyone hates us already (or, at the very least, has a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” attitude), and this isnt going to help. Not that politics are akin to a beauty contest, but can we just try for *once* to make a popular choice and butt out?

    Post # 8
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    6507 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  +1

    I absolutely do not agree with US intervention. I think the US needs to stop policing other countries.

    ETA: I think a poll might be interesting as well.

    Post # 9
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @badabing88:  We do hate you! Canadians are so nice and you guys are terrible awful bullies who only care about your own self interests. Well, your government anyway 😛

    Seriously though, if people doesn’t follow the same moral standards and values as you do, then why would bombing the shit out of them change that?

    Also, I’d rather not have another world war and die mmmk? Did anyone think of that?! Okay, I have to stop now.

    Post # 11
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    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I don’t know about the US. However, I can say that, if the UK wants to create a precedent whereby they use military intervention in order to remove oppressive world regimes, then I’m OK with that.

    Let’s start in Zimbabwe. The people there are crying out for regime change. We’d be welcomed with open arms. The African Union has had enough time to sort it out, and they do sweet FA. The only reason we won’t go is because we’re worried about being accused of colonialism, as far as I can see. My attitude? **** that ****. Colonialism is just a word. Being raped and killed for opposing Mugabe hurts more.

    … and now, no doubt, the flaming will begin…

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @fishbone:  This. I can see both sides. 

    Post # 13
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    1788 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @beachbride1216:  Agreed. Revolutions are important for political and social progress, and history holds many examples of this. The US showing up unwanted and throwing money and power at the situation doesn’t hold any promise of future stability or progress. 

    Post # 14
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    4576 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  I’ve always loved Canada. I’d probably obtain citizenship if it weren’t so difficult.

    Post # 15
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    2642 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @fishbone:  I’m with you.

    I don’t think we need to get heavily involved in Syria.  But something should be done about the chemical weapons being used.  Perhaps a quick, one-time strike just to say “Hey, we know what you’re doing.  That is not okay.”

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