War or Assassination ?

About: russia stands by syria president bashar assad - latimes.com

Perhaps Assad is "successfully" using his chemical weapons as a bargaining token with Russia to partition Syria. If backed up against the wall he will use them and kill thousands of his own people. Obama has said that is not acceptable. Perhaps a solution is to take him out with a drone.

Why not?

Some discussions on Facebook here.

Tags

  1. syria
  2. assad
  3. assassination
  4. war
  5. big death

Comments


Mark de LA says
M 2012-12-10 16:17:08 16339
It's against the law (executive order 12333) .  Obama should first rescind the order and then return his Nobel Peace prize.



Seth says
If you assume the following ..
  1. Assad has chemical weapons
  2. He is using those as a threat to somehow allow his regime to survive
  3. if backed up against a wall he is just crazy enough to use them 
  4. if he uses them thousands of people will die
  5. America should intervene to prevent those thousands of people from dieing

Lots of assumptions.  I personally do not believe them all ... especially #5.  But if you do believe all of those assumptions, then taking Assad out with a drone might just the best solution.  Obviously we would need to be able to be assured that the weapons were secured with Assad gone.  Of course that will be difficult ... perhaps impossible without boots on the ground ... so i am not so very sure, even granting the assumptions, that this is a good solution.


Seth says
M 2012-12-14 08:09:49 16339
Apparently war is becoming the option of choice: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/13875-us-troops-are-reported-back-in-iraq-over-syrian-crisis
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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IMHO, capture Assad & bring him to justice via the World Court would be a better option.
It's time to get rid of assholes &/OR an ineffective UN & World Court.

I have been told that "all that is necessary is air cover, and the opposition can do the rest".  Of course which "opposition" faction makes such a claim is uncertain.  I have heard that the most effective opposition fighters are Jihadist sympathetic with Al Quaeda in Iraq and that Hezbollah might become involved.  CNN also reports that missiles and troops are being sent to the Turkish border.   Russia now admits that Assad may fall.  Apparently something is going to happen. 

I have not heard that anybody cares if Assad is captured and brought to justice.  As far as i can tell, it is not that kind of world over there.

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