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Reed’s position on U.S. involvement in Syria is consistent with local residents

September 10, 2013
 
 
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Marcia

Sep-11-13 12:44 PM

PhilJulian, you are spot on in your assessment of the Israeli situation. Now some may accuse you of being anti-semitic, as have I, and that is totally false. I have a problem with Israel and their treatment of Palestinians, not J e w s. And many in and out of Israel agree with me.

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PhilJulian

Sep-11-13 9:51 AM

(con't) destroy their homes confiscate their lands has been OK with the U.S. government. Is it any wonder that the Arab world hates our guts? The last American president who was not afraid to offend the Israelis was Eisenhower. In 1956 he told them to get out of the Sinai or he would freeze all of their assets. They got out of the Sinai. I hope I don't have to tell you who controls the American media and the American government. The Israeli lobbyists, the same ones that gave Congressman Reed a free trip to Israel possess enormous wealth and power in Washington. So we have to make a choice. We can either develop a more fair foreign policy in the middle east or we can continue to face terrorism in our own country. We can continue to ignore world opinion or we can return to the position of respect by other peace loving nations.

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PhilJulian

Sep-11-13 9:42 AM

joew - I always respect your opinion but I suspect you have been brainwashed by the same government and media propaganda that dominates the thought process of most of Americans. There are reasons why Arab countries hate the U.S. and Israel. Consider these: Israel invaded and continues to occupy land belonging to Palestine - the U.S. says "that's fine". We condemned Iraq and Iran for weapons of mass destruction but it is Israel that has nuclear weapons - again the U.S. says "that's OK". There are far more Palestinian deaths that Israeli in the conflict - the U.S. says "that's fair". The fact is that our soldiers are not dying for peace and freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are dying for corporate profits and to make the middle east a safer place for Israel. Maybe we need a reassessment of our foreign policy in the middle east because it is obvious that we have been grossly unfair to the Palestinians. What ever the Israeli's want, kill them, destroy the

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judeye

Sep-11-13 9:24 AM

DKexpat "after a Repub wins the next election, are you willing to serve as Secretary of State? "

You really think Hillary is going to change parties? lol

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judeye

Sep-11-13 9:22 AM

JoeW...read from Amnesty International exactly what is going on there....Horrors, mistreatment, checks at the border, blockades, crimes against humanity, etc

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judeye

Sep-11-13 9:17 AM

JoeW..."crossed and the President did nothing. "

What are you talking about? They just used the chemical weapons in late August. Not even a month later our President has called on a limited use of force on specific targets. Then comes along DIPLOMACY, where with the help of Russia, Syria has admitted for the first time they even had such weapons, are willing to sign the ban against them, and will let them be destroyed.

I do not think that is doing nothing. Who I see doing nothing is our Congress who cannot come up with an alternative plan.

By the way, hope all of you are praying and sending good energy, crossing your fingers or whatever else you do when you really really want something to happen...for this plan..the non violent, diplomatic plan to work.

Talk softly...BUT carry a big stick.

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Marcia

Sep-11-13 8:25 AM

OK, stangv8. Romney wanted to arm the rebels during the election. In April Marco Rubio said "the time for passive engagement in this conflict must come to an end, It is in the vital interest of our nation to see Assad's removal." Much more than Obama is asking for. In June Ted Cruz said: "we need to develop a clear, practical plan to go in, locate the weapons, secure or destroy them, and get out." Both are now against this incursion. Are they conservative enough for you? They sure are hypocrites to me.

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stangv8

Sep-10-13 10:53 PM

Marcia, please back up your statement about right wingers wanting Obama to take care of Syria. And please, don't use McCain and Graham as they are as far from right wing as you can get.

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joew

Sep-10-13 9:39 PM

Actually Marcia I am holding him to his own standard,really!

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Marcia

Sep-10-13 8:23 PM

Really joew? How long was the run-up to the Iraqi war. As usual, holding Obama to different standards.

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joew

Sep-10-13 5:29 PM

Marcia I was for doing something to rid the Syrians of the WMD'S and stated so previously. You do not telegraph your intentions to someone and allow for(how much time now)them to prepare. The red line was drawn and crossed and the President did nothing. This has now evolved into a total fiasco and allowed Putin to save the tyrant. Amateur hour at 1600 Pa Av!

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Marcia

Sep-10-13 4:52 PM

What I find most interesting is all the right wingers who were calling for Obama to take care of Syria, until he proposed doing so. Then they were against it. If a republican president had proposed this they would be all on board. Kevin Drum added the other day, "When Obama wanted to stay out of Syria, they spent hours on Fox sputtering about his lack of leadership and insisting that we had to do more to bring down the Assad regime. But now that Obama is proposing to do exactly what they asked for, suddenly they're spending hours on Fox explaining why it would be foolish to enmesh ourselves in a brutal and intractable civil war five thousand miles away. It's pretty stomach turning."

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joew

Sep-10-13 4:34 PM

Marcia why don't you check into the medical assistance provided by Israel to Palestinians including treatment,training,and funding for medical supplies. Over 250,000 Palestinians were treated in Israel hospitals last year alone. It's not all one sided Marcia.

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DKexpat

Sep-10-13 4:33 PM

theonion[dot]com notes here that 90% of Americans are in favor of sending Congress to Syria - -

theonion[dot]com/articles/poll-majority-of-americans-approve-of-sending-cong,33752/

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joew

Sep-10-13 4:28 PM

Marcia why don't you check into the medical assistance provided by Israel to Palestinians including treatment,training,and funding for medical supplies. Over 250,000 Palestinians were treated in Israel hospitals last year alone. It's not all one sided Marcia.

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ProudToBeUnAmerican

Sep-10-13 4:11 PM

"Reed’s position on U.S. involvement in Syria is consistent with local residents."

Yes, in true TeaTard fashion, Reed is against whatever Obama is for. It makes life as a GOP'er so much easier!!!

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Marcia

Sep-10-13 4:09 PM

I think Phil is more right than joew. The treatment of the Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli's is a major culprit in the middle east's hatred for the US. We should be getting something for the billions we give them-we get primary access through the Suez Canal for the money we give to Egypt. But the Israeli's spy on us, harm us and themselves by constantly building new settlements and their treatment of the Palestinians, and undermine the peace process. And draw us into wars on their behalf, which is why many are saying we must attack Syria, so Israel's neighbor's realize we won't stand for these weapons against them.

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joew

Sep-10-13 3:17 PM

Once again the "Dcroakernig" ship of state meanders rudderless through the strait's of intelligence. Someone throw the person a life jacket or a straight jacket or both!

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joew

Sep-10-13 1:30 PM

No DKexpat but thanks for asking. I tell people how it is, not what they want to hear! I wouldn't even make it through the 1st minute of the confirmation process.

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DKexpat

Sep-10-13 12:22 PM

Agree with joew. And come to think of it, after a Repub wins the next election, are you willing to serve as Secretary of State? :-)

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joew

Sep-10-13 9:50 AM

Phil I just don't buy that as the reason. What caused the attacks that were thwarted on this past Canada Day,and how about the gas attack carried out in the Japanese subways a few years ago? The people who hate us are the radical wings who want only to have sharia law imposed on the whole world. They can't stand it for example that women don't have to wear that burlap bag and are allowed to drive cars. They hate our culture Phil plain and simple.

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Dcronlg

Sep-10-13 9:10 AM

Oh boy -- Fat Uncle Fester Tom Reed listens to his constituents. What a guy -- gold stars all around.

Maybe if he were a good reader, he would read that he should pay his taxes on time and read to use the correct checks and bank account.

Maybe if he were a good do-er, he would actually do something -- anything -- economically for his district, instead of watching his constituents' hard-earned federal tax dollars get siphoned off by other GOP states who receive more in spending than they pay.

A good listener -- heck of a guy.

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PhilJulian

Sep-10-13 8:56 AM

I'm still not convinced that the Syria government is responsible for the killings. It might easily been caused by a rebel group trying to draw America into the conflict. Reed said he is in total support of the $3.2 billion in annual aid to Israel. We are $16 trillion in debt. Why are we giving aid to anyone. I believe that it is our UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT of Israel that is at the foundation of the hatred toward America in the middle east and the reason for terrorism toward Americans.

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joew

Sep-10-13 8:46 AM

Positive proof that not only Putin reads the Observer but Secretary Kerry as well. Anyone remember this from the "Observers View" "Syria a Dangerous Proposition"? Sep-05-13 11:42 AM

Yes DKexpat especially since Syria is nothing more than a client state of Iran. What I would do is give Assad 72 hours to begin assemblying the WMD'S at three places,Damascus International airport,and both the ports of Latakia and Tartus. The Russians maintain a naval presence at Tartus so they could secure what is delivered there,and the UN at Damascus International and the port of Latakia with charted ships and aircraft. That would of course require the POTUS and the Sec of State as well as the UN Ambassador to do some negotiating. I think the Russians would buy into it since we would not be lobbing tomahawks at their expensive ADS's.

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judeye

Sep-10-13 8:35 AM

Rep Reed did listen to the many people who showed up at the town listening session in Dunkirk. He listened to each and every comment and question.

However, at the opening he stated what his view was and how he would vote. Not sure he would have changed his mind even if the people differed. (not that the majority did by any means)

Non violent intervention was APPLAUDED during this session. I hope he heard that as well.

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