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On GPS this Sunday: A special live show on Syria, including Fareed’s take on the latest developments, and expert analysis and commentary on the military options for the Obama administration, how the politics look in Washington, and the regional implications of U.S. intervention.
Please be sure to analyse how and who in America stands best to benefit by direct military intervention and why it is worth risking it given the potential downsides.
It would have been a lose lose for the President and hence the country had he gone in mainly on his own. At least this way he has taken the measures and given himself the time to gather more support or expose those who need to either show up or you know the rest, ie. United Nations, European countries, Arab countries, NATO and etc..
And as for our own dear Republican controlled Congress. – the dog has caught the car. quote by David Axelrod
1 nuke and israel is burned to the ground and every jewish child is turned it to ashes.
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western World, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, and is known for its beauty and hospitality. Something went wrong, though. But what? USA should defend the Western Culture from the impetrators from Asia.
General Discussion is carried our about the morals of U.S. strike, but no attention is made about the reactions of the strike.?
Fareed you missed a very important point when you presented the story on the global poverty numbers. A significant factor in the reason for China impressive numbers showing the drop in the poverty level is because China has moved a SIGNIFICANT number of its population to developing countries and via immigration to the west.
Since immigrants and migrant workers are usually the poor leaving their home countries for a better life, this would impact the ratio of the poverty level favorable for the country exporting its poor. The same applies to India despite India's continuing low numbers. As for "sub-Saharan Africa" as usual the largest segment of the world gets lumped together and the individual growths and failures get lost. Et tu Fareed ?
close to a billion people in china/. emmigrants no matter how wealthy or poor is so small in comparison as to make no difference in the country's percapita anything. they got the jobs and we got low priced sweaters and toys. china's gain is strategic and ours is tactical. we shall not recover for a long, long time and the employment rate will stay stubbornly high while us businesses learn how to make money without increasing head count. i wish it were not so.
I have heard comments about the need for the U S to have a broad policy on the Middle East. What would such a policy look like that would be flexible enough to deal with the crises that have surfaced over the last several years?
The chemical weapon attack is nothing more than a pretense for American invasion, reminiscent of Saddam Hussein 's non-existent "weapons of mass destruction". It is merely a red herring. The alleged chemical weapon attack has actually been connected to radical Islamist militants (including the radical Al Qaida affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra) who are supported and armed by Saudi Arabia, NOT Assad! Why would the United States support the overthrow of a Ba'athist socialist dictator in favor of a regime change that could result in the implementation of radical Islamic fundamentalisms? Assad's anti-Israel statements and a skirmish between Israeli and Syrian troops in a demilitarized zone along the Syrian/Israeli border are one reason. Another reason is that Assad’s overthrow is in the best interests of Saudi Arabia, who have continually bribed US policy makers, to oust the Assad regime and pursue an Islamic Caliphate in Syria. These are the TRUE reasons for American involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Fareed, the Sunday show was very interesting, for a change not from a studio, but from Istanbul, which might be the hub of more medial activities in the coming days.
Fareed,I agree with your views much more often than not, but I could not disagree with you or your guests more regarding Syria.
My stomach turns when I hear the blather bemoaning “the lack of comprehensive Middle East (or any other region) policy. Never mind that no administration has ever had such a policy; certainly not one in which Zbigniew Brzezinski served as National Security Advisor. I submit that it is impossible to have such a policy, which can be turned obsolete in an instant by spontaneous events.
My stomach also turns hearing all the inconsistencies and contradictions in your and your guests’ comments. Neither of you seems to understand the meaning of a military strike as a punishment. You do not want the US to get involved in another war in Syria. But when it comes to such a strike, you immediately start talking about how it would affect the civil war. It would help the Assad’ opposition, so it is involvement, it would not help enough, so it is not sufficient. Who cares? Is punishing a criminal useless if it does not prevent other further misdeeds ? Also, all that talks about the strike being only “symbolic,” “cosmetic.” Where do you get the certainty about that before any strike is executed?
What ever happened to the penalty for war crimes? Is this not a crime against the U.N treaty . This is not just a problem for the US
Watching GPS with Zakaria. Like the suggestion made by the General Clark. Even if Congress approves President Obama's request to teach President Assad a lesson for using chemical weapons, President Obama should gather consensus from other nations, should try political and diplomatic resolution prior to any military action.
If rebels are active inUSA , would you like foreign countries to intervene and support them ?
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