My apologies Georgie, I forgot I had to dumb it down for guys like you who don't understand nuance and see everything as black and white, good and evil, etc.
Is the person killed with the machine gun or the baseball bat or the machete any less dead the those killed with chemical weapons
Do you think their families understand why the deaths of those killed with guns don't matter and that the world needs to wait until a few hundred of them die by chemical weapons in order for the deaths to be significant enough to warrant action
I don't know if we should get involved in Syria or not but I definitely don't know why the way someone is killed should make any difference in our decision
I think whenever we get involved that we should either be 100% committed or stay the fuck out
Can baseball bats or machetes be used to exterminate millions of people at will? Do you think we should get some Seal's stationed outside of the Louisville Slugger factory in Aleppo? (Aleppo is in Syria).
Did Obama concoct his idiotic "red line" comment because people are being tickled to death?
Of course it makes a difference how these people are killed you dipshit.
I agree with your last sentence. We never fully committed ourselves in Afghanistan. It's a disaster. We sprinkled ourselves into Libya and the results have been catastrophic for the entire region. We never fully committed ourselves in Iraq. Now its a complete mess (and we never should have invaded to begin with). The purpose of war is to defeat the enemy. Not build nations, run a public relations gala or teach uncivilized baboons how to govern themselves. If you are not going to engage your armed forces in a military conflict for the singular purpose of complete and total victory, it is a waste of time, money and lives.
This is simple common sense and logic. One group of sadistic sociopaths who hates America is engaged in a brutally bloody civil war with another group of sadistic sociopaths who hate America. One side has the backing of China, Russia and Iran-- and the other side is Al Qaeda. What kind of warped logic could possibly justify America arming Al Qaeda?
How about for once, we let these animals in the camel turd third world destroy themselves while we do nothing? Tyrants like Assad stabilize the region and are more concerned with power than ideology. I cannot think of a better outcome than Al Qaeda being crushed while Assad's regime is substantially weakened and depleted in the process. If we play our cards right (for once) this situation can ultimately be favorable for the US regardless of the outcome.