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Super Social Butterfly

Re: Syria Strikes

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@NOTHAPPENING

How many more Syrians are going to die because trump has no plan?

And how many have died because the “great fixer” has not fixed anything. 

 

What plan?

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Re: Syria Strikes

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@ChasKy53wrote:

Why didn't trump seek Congressional approval?


Because that would have taken another six months and many more Syrians would die thinking Trump was leading from behind as Obama did.

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Re: Syria Strikes

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@10BlueMule71wrote:

Our missiles have a explosive expiration date of 15 years - they would have expired before congress got around to agreeing on the issue. I know there are people who because it was Trump's decision would rather sacrifice infant deaths by chemical warfare than stop that inhumane murder - and some people wished the strikes didn't work because of their hatred of Trump. Trump did the right thing and the world agrees, some just don't have the guts to engage and think words from the U.N. or (like our community comments) change behavior.


Since we have no idea what Assad will do next, this might be an ideal time for the Congress to put together some sort of guidance. However, until that happens, the President has to react to events as they occur.

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Valued Social Butterfly

Re: Syria Strikes

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@Richvawrote:

I am trying to determine what Trump did in this drama over Syrian chemical weapons. He picked an option and the military delivered.  

 

The military was able to do this because of years of training, recruiting, and preparation.  The problem for Trump is that he is tearing down all of the other functions and tools of government. Sometimes intentionally and sometimes through pure mismanagement.  The State Department, the Interior Department, the Education Department and the administration itself is being driving into the ground by his incompetence and inability to hire or keep quality staff. 

 

Yes, striking back at Syria was the right move but if they announce they want to discuss how to stop this cycle of bloodshed, Trump has no assets in place to respond. 


Of course he does - his door is always open and he picks up his phone. Plus he has capable people around him.

 

Do you know of anyone in Syria or Russia who is trying to resolve this bur can't find anyone to talk to?

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Valued Social Butterfly

Re: Syria Strikes

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@10BlueMule71wrote:

Our missiles have a explosive expiration date of 15 years - they would have expired before congress got around to agreeing on the issue. I know there are people who because it was Trump's decision would rather sacrifice infant deaths by chemical warfare than stop that inhumane murder - and some people wished the strikes didn't work because of their hatred of Trump. Trump did the right thing and the world agrees, some just don't have the guts to engage and think words from the U.N. or (like our community comments) change behavior.


"15 years" is a most ridiculous claim. It didn't take Congress 15 years to approve of Bush Jr taking us into Iraq. Trump has a Republican controlled Congress, he should have gotten their approveal first, it would have came swiftly.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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Valued Social Butterfly

Re: Syria Strikes

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Germany, Japan, and Italy to a lesser extent, were 'losers' in WWII.  Their cultures and political systems since then have been heavily influenced by those painful facts.  Human loss of life and other irreplaceable treasures were lost as a result of descending into militaristic dictatorships. Their political structure and behavior since that loss reflects recognition of the consequences.  

 

Perhaps IF we remind current 'dear leader' wanna-bes of these consequences, they may listen and we can avoid a repeat.  I'm not optimistic.  Almost all of those who were there then are now gone and shed no more tears for man's stupidity.  How easy we forget.

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Re: Syria Strikes

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Our missiles have a explosive expiration date of 15 years - they would have expired before congress got around to agreeing on the issue. I know there are people who because it was Trump's decision would rather sacrifice infant deaths by chemical warfare than stop that inhumane murder - and some people wished the strikes didn't work because of their hatred of Trump. Trump did the right thing and the world agrees, some just don't have the guts to engage and think words from the U.N. or (like our community comments) change behavior.

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Re: Syria Strikes

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I am trying to determine what Trump did in this drama over Syrian chemical weapons. He picked an option and the military delivered.  

 

The military was able to do this because of years of training, recruiting, and preparation.  The problem for Trump is that he is tearing down all of the other functions and tools of government. Sometimes intentionally and sometimes through pure mismanagement.  The State Department, the Interior Department, the Education Department and the administration itself is being driving into the ground by his incompetence and inability to hire or keep quality staff. 

 

Yes, striking back at Syria was the right move but if they announce they want to discuss how to stop this cycle of bloodshed, Trump has no assets in place to respond. 

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Valued Social Butterfly

Re: Syria Strikes

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Why didn't trump seek Congressional approval?


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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Re: Syria Strikes

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@tpschmitt1wrote:

Does anyone have insight as to why Germany / Merkel refused to join with allies France, UK and the U.S. in their rocket strikes on Syria in retaliation for the chemical weapons attacks on its own civilians? In a statement Merkel said, "We support the fact that our US, British and French allies ... assumed their responsibilities. The military intervention was necessary and appropriate." In what form does Merkel “support” her allies’ efforts, and what does she feel Germany’s responsibilities are? I have read that Merkel opted out of any direct military action against Syria because of Germany’s heavy reliance on Russian natural gas. Any ideas out there?   


Germany's need for Russian NG is a big factor, but the German Constitution has very strong prohibitions on deploying troops outside Germany and its likely Merkel didn't have the votes or perhaps was told by her legal experts she lacked the authority to even ask.

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