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No, Please No

Posted on the 14 June 2013 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

Let's not go down this road:

In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late ObamaSyriaThursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons against the opposition.

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."

Rhodes brushed aside repeated questions about whether this meant Washington would now start providing weapons to the rebels, insisting he could not give an "inventory" of the aid. But while he never explicitly confirmed that Obama had decided to to arm the opposition, he left little doubt about Washington's new course of action.

"The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition. That will involve providing direct support to the SMC. That includes military support. I cannot detail for you all of the types of that support for a variety of reasons," Rhodes said. The assistance is "aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of the SMC on the ground."

I don't see what our interests are in this bloody battle.  I don't see a reason our blood and treasure should be put at risk.

Yes, it's tragic that they're killing each other over there but let's not get mired in yet another situation where there'll not be a clear definition of victory and where those we are aiding hate us as much as those we're opposing.

No, please no.


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