Syria Crisis: Obama Requests $500M to Train, Equip Rebels

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    **** you Mr. President. None of these rebels are moderates. If the US and its allies had stayed out of Syria from the beginning, Assad would have crushed the rebels and we wouldn't be where we are today.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/syria-crisis-obama-requests-500m-train-equip-rebels-n142006
     
  2. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Spend our tax money training rebels. Anyone remember when we spent money to train Afghans to fight the Soviets? This will come back to bite us in the derriere in 30-40 years.:rolleyes:

    Will any modern leader listen to Winnie Churchill:
    Time to look for alternative fuel. Leave the Middle East to its own devices.
     
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    I'm against it. None of these people are our friends.
     
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    Perhaps you mean alternative sources of fuel, as there's enough fossil fuels in North America to last thousands of years. (Shhhh, don't tell that to the war mongers).
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    But but but ...... not in my backyard. :p
     
  8. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    500 milli isn't a lot by government standards. Honestly, I'm sure Obama knows what he's doing here. We don't have all the info to make a good judgement like he does.

    I think Bashar needs to be ousted one way or another. I'm with Obama on this one!
     
  9. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Same solution as always... Throw other people's money at it.
     
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    Totally agree with this. US needs to learn that some culture cannot be changed.
     
  12. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    No, screw that.

    We need to walk away from that part of the world and let it fall apart..
     
  13. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Help Syria but not Ukraine? How about the US helps themselves.
     
  14. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    I'll bite, WHY does bashar need to be ousted & why should WE be involved?
     
  15. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    World order. All dictators must go. They are a threat to Democracy.

    Every country we target has dictatorship.
     
  16. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    World Order?

    You know America actively SUPPORTS dictators as well right?
     
  17. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Don't see you guys cleaning up China, Russia, North Korea :rolleyes:
     
  18. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    Every country the US has beef with is a dictatorship.

    When was the last time the US called India an enemy?

    Never. They have a democracy.

    But Iran? Egypt? Syria? North Korea? Lybia? Iraq?

    All enemies...
     
  19. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    How is....

    Iran?
    Syria?
    Libya?
    Iraq?
    North Korea?

    A direct threat to the US of A?

    And if we hate dictatorships so much why are we on good terms and support

    Saudi Arabia?
    Oman?
    Turkmenistan?
    China?
    Chad?
    Turkmenistan?

    All brutal governments.

    Why don't we attack them to?
     
  20. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Better idea.

    Take that $500 million and put 50 electric charging stations in every state, add a $10k tax credit to every electric car purchased, new and certified used.

    Do that until the number of fuel burners drops 25-35%

    Export no more oil. All American oil stays in America.

    Tell the Islamic/Jihadist world to kiss our ass.

    No war needed. I've been to war. It isn't fun, especially for stupid ass reasons like Syria.
     
  21. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    Stop using common sense!!!!!

    How would the defense industry fill its belly with American tax dollars?!?!?!?!?! :eek:
     
  22. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    totally cool
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    Agreed. This is a bad idea.
     
  24. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    It's an amazing arrogance to think they want that
     
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    sorry but you'll have to share with the rest of us
     

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