Obama to arm Syrian rebels

Discussion in 'Latest News' started by Meliai, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    because clearly this has really worked well in the past...

    The military-industrial complex is really raking in a profit from US policy.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...55de58-d500-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html

     
  2. Voyage

    Voyage Noam Sayin

    Finally.
    That's been the problem all along? Not enough weapons? We coulda solved that years ago.
     
  3. skitzo child

    skitzo child PEACEFUL LIBRA

    Here we go another war we shouldnt get involved with
     
  4. lively_girl

    lively_girl Member

    How many wars are the US in at the moment?
     
  5. odonII

    odonII O


    The US Central Command (CENTCOM) is active in 20 countries across the Middle Eastern region: military training, counterterrorism programs, logistical support, and funding to the military in various nations.

    US Africa Command (AFRICOM), “supports military-to-military relationships with 54 African nations.”

    74 nations
     
  6. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Banned

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. America will fall one day, and it will only have itself to blame.
     
  7. rjhangover

    rjhangover Senior Member

    With a war based economy like the U.S., it's mandatory to keep getting in wars. If we don't use up the war machine, then we have to lay off all those workers that make all the bullets, guns, drones, and bombs. We spend a trillion dollars a year on the war machine. Sick philosophy huh.
     
  8. NoxiousGas

    NoxiousGas Old Fart


    WOW!
    I actually agree 100% with rj on this one....:svengo:
     
  9. eggsprog

    eggsprog anti gang marriage HipForums Supporter

    Does that include Latin America as well? Add at least one for the base in Cuba.
     
  10. odonII

    odonII O

    What percentage of the U.S economy relies - directly or indirectly on military hardware? - does anybody know?
     
  11. odonII

    odonII O


    Not bases/stations. Wars (or what is included in my post). The U.S has bases in the U.K, and they are not at war with us, are they? o_O
     
  12. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    Another question - How many groups or nations has the US provided arms for, only to have them used on the United States later?

    I can think of....the mujahideen of Afgahnistan, and Iraq in the 80s to fight against Iran. We also helped in the overthrow of the Shah in Iran. I don't know if those weapons were ever used against us but it certainly destabilized an otherwise secular nation.

    Does anyone know any other examples? I've sure there are dozens.
     
  13. rjhangover

    rjhangover Senior Member

    Raygun supplied chemical weapons to Iraq during the Iraq/Iran war. He also sold weapons for hostages to Iran. And gave weapons to the contras in Nicaragua, with the profits he made from selling cocaine with Noriega in Panama.
     
  14. odonII

    odonII O

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  15. AquaLight

    AquaLight Senior Member

    What is Obama hoping to accomplish arming terrorists ? Really, what ? Did these rebels/terrorists promise him oil or US bases on Syrian soil?
    Other than creating a distraction from the NSA scandal, is there anything else?
    If Obama wanted to get involved, he should drone the shit out of those terrorists in Syria. They're all in one spot now, and it isn't such a tough terrain like Afghanistan.
     
  16. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    I think the motive is probably profit for the arms industry.

    edit: Also, judging from the examples I listed earlier, the United States seems like it wants to further destabilize the Middle East. It seems to have been US policy since at least the 1970s, if not the end of WWII.
     
  17. AquaLight

    AquaLight Senior Member

    I don't think so, he'd have to be really stupid if it was so. The rebels are already getting their arms from neighboring countries who in turn buy their arms from the US (Saudis, Turkey, etc.).
    If its to counter Iranian influence, well he could have remained neutral on the issue and that would have left at least some chance to talk with Assad in case he wins the conflict, especially after the UN confirmed that gas attacks were used by rebels themselves and other human rights violations and even cannibalism.

    So what the fuck?
     
  18. AquaLight

    AquaLight Senior Member

  19. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    More than you care to realise TRUST ME!!

    Pretty pathetic!!
     
  20. roamy

    roamy Senior Member

    :hurray: and high time to.they should have helped the rebels with more arms long before now.but better late than never.:2thumbsup:
     

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