Ready For The NEXT US Military Involvement?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. JamesL


    sounds rather similar to the reasons NATO got involved in the Libya "crisis":

    U.N. rights chief urges 'immediate' international steps to protect Syrians

    (CNN) -- The top U.N. human rights official deplored the "devastatingly remorseless toll of human lives" in Syria and exhorted the world community on Friday "to take immediate measures" to protect citizens.

    "The onus is on all members of the international community to take protective action in a collective and decisive manner, before the continual ruthless repression and killings drive the country into a full-blown civil war," said U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in a written statement describing a dire human rights situation in Syria.

    Her remarks came as protesters took to the streets Friday in various Syrian cities, a nationwide outpouring supporting the "free army," a reference to personnel who have defected from President Bashar al-Assad's military and to the recently formed Syrian Free Army. At least 12 people were reported dead in the latest protests, according to Syrian Observatory, an activist group.
    Pillay said the government has "manifestly failed to protect its population" and has "ignored the international community's calls to cooperate with international investigations," she said.

    "At stake are the universal rights to life, liberty and security of person which must never be brushed aside in the interests of realpolitik. The international community must speak with one voice and act to protect the Syrian people."

    Protests erupted in Syria seven months ago, with demonstrators demanding changes to regime policies and/or an end to the regime. Opposition activists have accused officials of killing protesters, but the government has said it is going after armed groups.

    The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, a London-based activist group with a network of informants across Syria, estimates that more than 3,100 people have died since the uprising began in mid-March. Most of them are civilians but some are military personnel as well.

    Pillay also said the death toll has exceeded 3,000 people and at least 187 of them were children. She said more than 100 people have been reported killed in the past 10 days.
    The government "has consistently used excessive force to crush peaceful protests," she said.

    "Sniping from rooftops, and indiscriminate use of force against peaceful protesters -- including the use of live ammunition and the shelling of residential neighborhoods -- have become routine occurrences in many Syrian cities," she said.

    "In addition, thousands have been arrested, detained, forcibly disappeared and tortured. Family members inside and outside the country have been targeted for harassment, intimidation, threats and beatings. As more members of the military refuse to attack civilians and change sides, the crisis is already showing worrying signs of descending into an armed struggle."
  2. Ricter


    We have to help the Syrian government crack down on its dissent, if only to make a point with ours, namely, "don't go there, hippy."
  3. The zionist decision makers would not allow intervention in Syria, because of concern that Syria might bomb Israhell if Syria is attacked.
  4. The time has come to bomb Syria and Iran, countries which are persecuting their people.

    God bless USA and Israel in the war on evil.

    Jake Jones Cohen.
  5. Not Syria, but Uganda:

    "WASHINGTON — President Obama said Friday he's dispatching roughly 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help battle the Lord's Resistance Army, which the administration accuses of a campaign of murder, rape and kidnapping children that spans two decades.

    In a letter to Congress, Obama said the troops will act as advisers in efforts to hunt down rebel leader Joseph Kony but will not engage in combat except in self-defense.

    The White House says the first troops arrived in Uganda on Wednesday. Ultimately, they'll also deploy in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    Long considered one of Africa's most brutal rebel groups, the Lord's Resistance Army began its attacks in Uganda more than 20 years ago but has been pushing westward."

  6. Jesus, Obama and the democrats are war mongers.
  7. Nice work for a Nobel Laeurate.
  8. Eight


    and you know this because you are a mind reader?
  9. Max E.

    Max E.

    You dont actually believe there is a similarity between the protestors in Syria, and the OWS, or Tea party crowd in dealing with our government do you?

    Id be willing to bet that less than 0.10% of the people in either of the OWS or Tea Party movements would protest if their life was on the line. Which goes to show you just how motivated, and courageous the protestors in Syria really are.
  10. rew


    Has the second coming occurred without me knowing about it? How did Jesus get involved in these wars? (Please don't confuse Jesus with jakejones.)
    #10     Oct 14, 2011