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Yes To Bombing Syria

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Apr 7, 2017 at 06:50

I agree that the balance of chaos should remain in Syria, but US credibility needed to be restored after Obama shrank from enforcing his red line on chemical weapons.

As for that balance, the Syrian regime has been too powerful lately thanks to the Russians, and that has tilted things too far in Iran's direction.
Despite the salutary moral and strategic benefits of the bombing, it would be a big mistake to enable a decisive opposition victory. We'll have to wait and see.

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