Killertomato wrote:orcbuster wrote:Last time the west "grew a spine" they got stuck in Iraq and for 14 years and achieved jack shit with a few thousands americans dying achieving nothing. This is the exact same thing. And obama did more damage to russia and assad through sanctions than this will ever do.
This is 60 cruise missiles on an airbase, not a ground invasion. If we have a few armored BCTs in Syria in a month, yeah it'll be a different deal.
For now, it's not comparable to Iraq. Maybe Iraq during the '90s.
So you mean achieves nothing but creating further chaos untill 12 years later you decide to stay for good without the (admittedly valid) pretext of an allied country being invaded this time around?
Again, it's freaking military adventurism for the sake of it by an incompetent clown just like with Bush to distract the public. Courage does not come into it. Morality does not enter into it. It's cowardice from a politician with his back against the wall to litterally say: Ohh look at the shiny explosion, isn't that cool?
The turn in attitude is reminiscent of 1984 and that is not a similie I take lightly. We've always been at war with Eastasia indeed.