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What can be done about the civil war in Syria?

  1. Nick Hanlon profile image61
    Nick Hanlonposted 5 years ago

    Obama is now supporting the rebels in a covert manner-without the support of congress or the United Nations.What would you do to end the civil war in Syria?

  2. perrya profile image87
    perryaposted 5 years ago

    A tactical nuke.

    1. Nick Hanlon profile image61
      Nick Hanlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      love ya perrya

    2. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Possibly the most functioning route.

      In all seriousness whichever side has the most public support will probably win, we should provide arms to the rebels but otherwise stay uninvolved.

  3. vocalcoach profile image96
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    This is scary. I'm not sure what I would do to end this.

  4. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    The issues with Syria should not be looked at by the world as being 'Rebels' against their government... all that does is provide tyrants a justification for greater repression and more direct human rights abuse! 
    We should be also voicing our opinions against those other countries that also practice blatant human rights abuse and support the vested interests that they maintain with governments like the current Syrian regime.
    What is the value of life when it is spent on one's knees?  sad

  5. Cody Hodge profile image66
    Cody Hodgeposted 5 years ago

    We definitely need to get Russia to get its head "out of the sand" (to keep things PG) and wake up to what is going on.

    Assad needs to go.

    Unfortunately, if Obama decides to get the US involved, the GOP will have a field day with it.

    If Obama decides to sit it out, the GOP will have a field day with it.

    Taking politics out of it, whoever decides to ally with the rebels needs to get some sort of leadership group formed now for the eventual transitional government. Otherwise we may be booting one tyrant to install another.

    1. Vladimir Uhri profile image59
      Vladimir Uhriposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cody yep.

    2. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yea Cody, its always the GOP. What would we all do without your wisdom

    3. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The problem is this, speaking from experience when a country is having a civil war, particularly in an area that is suspicious of the US at best the US joining one side makes great political fuel for the other, suddenly it's framed as a foreign invasion with the US wanting to install a puppet leader for their own benefit. The end result is not only massive spending for the US and loss of life but also a  longer and more bloody war, I think it's great to support them with arms and training and given that if there is enough public support the rebels will win.

  6. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Technical advisers? That's just the start. Obama's plan to keep unemployment low is to send troops. Can you imagine the unemployment rate if all the soldiers came home at once? It would start a civil war in the USA.

    (I am being sarcastic facetious but also jaded and world-weary)

    Unemployment for Young Vets: 30%, and Rising - BusinessWeek
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