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To: PieterCasparzen
The money we spent on the Cold War, for the most part, was money well spent.

And pointing out that Syria is Russia's ally is not an "utterly enormous and idiotic leap of the imagination." You might wish it was so . . . but that's something with which you need to struggle.

I don't support a Syrian intervention, either, but it appears that you are tilting at a different windmill altogether.

8 posted on 09/14/2013 9:51:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
My comment:

Whip up the conservative base, remembering the glory days of the cold war, to somehow.... [utterly enormous and idiotic leap of the imagination]... start making Syria about...

is that the excuse for bombing Syria was that the US government was alleging the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

The excuse for bombing Syria was never presented as some kind of generic "opposition" to Russia that was to be carried out by bombing their ally, Syria.

It's not any sort of international law or legitimate in any way to bomb country A because we are generally opposed to their ally, country B.

That would be tantamount to saying we can bomb anyone at our discretion at any time.
9 posted on 09/14/2013 10:10:27 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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