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December 20, 2018 - 9:09am

Today's Poll: Should the U.S. withdraw all troops from Syria immediately?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
Daniel Norstrand
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Thank you Howard, for your immediate attention to the most intelligent thing a President has done for our country, as well as for all mankind in at least 30 years. The continued warmongering on Russia's doorstep would be pushing the doomsday clock closer and closer to the death knell of this planet. President Kennedy realized that our missiles in Turkey (Also on Russia's doorstep) were unacceptable to the Russians, just as their missiles were unacceptable on our doorstep (Cuba). Then, as now, WE were/are the aggressor. Most Americans still don't realize that WE, the US, backed down in the Cuban Missile Crisis! Why? Because we were bellicose in placing missiles so close to them (which we did before Russia started placing their missiles in Cuba) and Kennedy, being a reasonable man, agreed to remove our missiles from Turkey in exchange for their removal of missiles from Cuba. The Russians agreed to let America save face by not revealing the quid pro quo of the agreement, and kept to their word.
Bring them all home. Make the military a "wall" on the southern border. In rudimentary calculation a year or so ago, I figured that if we applied 10% of our military personnel to Mexican border security, we could place a sentry about every 100 ft on that border 24 hrs a day, daily. All the wasted resources of warmongering, applied to the friendship and respect we SHOULD be treating people around the globe with, would MAGA! Hopefully President Trump has such a scenario in mind. In any case, this is a great start to what is hopefully a new beginning.

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You need to read Thirteen Days, by RFK

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I don't know too much about the Syrian people but I do know the U.S. has been sending the real deal "assault weapon" over there by the plane load. Imagine the Syrian people being slaughtered by their own government and there is nothing they can do to protect themselves except hope. Hope someone will come and save them.
Imagine if all those people had something like the U.S.'s second amendment. Imagine if they were all armed to begin with. They may be in a better situation then they are today.
Without our second amendment, Syria could happen here. Without our second amendment, Syria could have already happened here.

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Ok Thomas, I read a couple of synopsis of the book and being that #1 His book was published in 1969, before the truth came out regarding our missiles in Turkey, that angle would be moot. And #2, since the book was published 2 years after his death, there is an awful lot of room for ambiguity and misinformation. The 2 very important things I came away with were Robert Kennedy's "deep concern that many innocent civilians would be killed" in any attack on Cuba. And that "President Kennedy’s effort to understand the situation from the Soviet perspective was an essential component of attaining a peaceful resolution of the crisis, as was providing a check on the military."
Also, if your actually going by the movie, it, in reality is based on a different book. It would be nice to have some idea as to why I "need" to read this book. Lacking energy today?

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David, the Syrian people are not "being slaughtered" by their government. The "chemical weapons attack" pinned on Assad was a false flag operation conducted by the anti government elements that we were supporting. When that attack happened (the 1st of 2) it was shortly after the Russians got involved and ISIS was on the ropes. It made absolutely no sense for Assad to do anything that would give our war machine a reason to attack his forces. Please do some research yourself as there is plenty of documented proof that our media ignored. Here's a link to someone who no doubt will raise the ire of the clinton crowd:
Watch "Tucker: Would war against Assad make US safer?" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/cSGf2ZpDENU

There are many other sources to back up my claims, along with plain old common sense.

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Daniel, I did some quick research on the Syrian people and I found they are indeed being slaughtered. I won't argue with you as to who is responsible as the info I found blamed both insurgents and the government. Bottom line is they are running and they are dying. The point I was trying to make is still the same, If the people where armed in the first place, maybe they wouldn't be running and dying like they now are..

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I absolutely agree with your point David. A perfect example of the intent of our constitutional right to bear arms.

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One of the few things Trump has gotten right. Next, Afghanistan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01-2pNCZiNk

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