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Should US act on Syria? Local lawmakers split

August 29, 2013

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Scott36

Aug-30-13 10:04 AM

Capricorn, I am sure that you are much better informed on this issue than I. Thanks for the input. Now what constitutes "national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces."? I do not know, sounds clear enough, but are there guidelines for this, or is it up to debate? (I am sure it would be no matter who is making the decision)-Scott

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Capricorn1

Aug-30-13 2:23 AM

Scott, that 60 day period still has to meet the test of a "national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces." IMO, the Syria issue does not.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-29-13 8:55 PM

We need to pray to God for wisdom for our leaders and elected officials. We need to pray for the people in Syria.

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 3:14 PM

MarcusY--I will comment, it appears to me that the President of the United States can commit military action on his own, for a 60 day period, with a 30 day withdrawal period. Not saying I agree or disagree with it, but this is how I understand it.(He must also inform congress within 48 hours of doing so) I truly can see arguments for both sides of this issue. IMO, Much harm could be done to this country or our allies with our current Congress.

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johnnyad3

Aug-29-13 1:00 PM

President Obama should get Congress approval as per WPR. Congress and others should consider reactions. Russia is sending an aircraft carrier to Syria. Iran is going to side with Russia and Syria. Will there be escalation? The posturing suggests so.

How will the markets react? What will happen to the price of oil?

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MarcusY

Aug-29-13 11:41 AM

Cap - Sidenote, look at how NOBODY is responding to the point about the War Powers Resolution. It'd be hilarious if it weren't so terribly sad. We're so used to people acting unilaterally and without any semblance of principle (they do what they want when they want) that nobody bats an eye.

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MarcusY

Aug-29-13 11:38 AM

Thanks, Cap. Imagine the consistency we'd see in our elected leaders if they followed the rules - which are the same for everyone. There's no need to discuss Syria - the WPR has given us the answer.

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leaningright

Aug-29-13 9:39 AM

I say no also, even though i want the Syrian leader gone forever. I would not even give the opposition weapons as some of them are terrorist, islamic extremists that also want us dead. Look back as far as you can, where and who is causing these probelms? Look at Syria,Egypt,Afghanistan,Iraq,Yemen,Lebanon,Iran,Somalia,Libya.......tell me who they are, they are the problem. You know who they are. How about all of the "help" we get from Russia, China, great friends they are huh? Wait until Iran has a nuke, then the fun really gets started. If your going to commit to military action,then you had better be prepared to annihilate the enemy. Leave the country you attack a wasteland so the next time some extremist gets together with his extremeist buddys and says "hey, lets attack America" his freinds say,NO! are you crazy, remember what happened last time. You wont stop the problem until you prove to them that you are not going to stop (bombing) until they are all gone.St

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Capricorn1

Aug-29-13 8:24 AM

....And, the "conservative" flip-flopping (here), begins -Shaman

Sending our young men in women to war should not be just another childish left right debate on Capitol Hill. As Marcus has stated, this country and it's leaders need to just start following the laws that are in place regarding war. Presidents on both sides of the aisle have frequently used the lives of our servicemen and women in conflicts that had nothing to do with our national security. It needs to end.

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Capricorn1

Aug-29-13 8:15 AM

Marcus you are spot on. I would not consider this situation to be a "national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces." We need to get out of the business of cleaning up everyone else's mess with our young men and women in uniform. We should have learned our lesson in Iraq, just to name one.

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twinder

Aug-29-13 7:47 AM

NO! Stay out of Syria! No weapons. No aid. No military intervention. Stay out of this mess, for once.

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MarcusY

Aug-29-13 7:33 AM

How about since the reasons we have to initiate our military involvement do not pass the litmus of the War Powers Resolution - we say "no". Following the rules we've established for ourselves would be a great start. If you're unfamiliar with the War Powers Resolution, it's worth a light read before you discuss options that aren't even permissible. You can google it - find it on wikipedia. It's very clear...

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spike2

Aug-29-13 6:43 AM

I don't really want Marino deciding anything relating to war. Here is our problem, all of our problem, do we wnt any of these people deciding whether any enlisted person should be sent anywhere? Would you really want a child or grandchild to enlist? Does anyone trust anyone in the government with these decisions?

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 6:00 AM

"NO!!!!!!! Casey is kissing Dumbama's backside on this, which is nothing unusual!" - USABorn

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....And, the "conservative" flip-flopping (here), begins....

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USABorn

Aug-29-13 4:29 AM

NO!!!!!!! Casey is kissing Dumbama's backside on this, which is nothing unusual!

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