August 23, 2014 6:22 pm -


EDGARTOWN Mass. — The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday. President Barack Obama, soon to end a two-week working vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard,…


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18 responses to U.S. Considering War In Syria

  1. tiredoftea August 23rd, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Still no allies willing to step up in this mess. ISIL grew as a result of our mistakes and now we are, apparently, going to keep making the same ones. Being a 20th century super power sure isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

    • edmeyer_able August 23rd, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Cairo (AFP) – Saudi Arabia is to host a meeting of foreign ministers from several Arab states to discuss the Syrian conflict and the rise of Islamic State jihadists, Egypt’s foreign ministry announced Saturday.

      It said Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia were to take part in Sunday’s talks to be held in the kingdom’s Red Sea city of Jeddah.

      The meeting will address “the growing presence in Iraq and Syria of extremists, notably the Islamic State (IS),” the ministry said in a statement.

      • tiredoftea August 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

        You’d sorta think that shutting off ISIL’s money supply would be more effective than a meeting. Their funding goes through banks in the Middle East, no doubt. Their oil certainly does go through Middle East ports. Cut them off from money and their source and ISIL just becomes just a group of Bundys.

  2. edmeyer_able August 23rd, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Using our air power seems to be our only option until the new and improved Iraqi gov. can muster their army to be a more formidable force. What ever happened to the vaunted Soviet supplied air power Putin made such a big deal about supplying?

    This just in from

    Car bombs killed at least 18 and injured scores in Iraq’s Kurdish-controlled cities of Kirkuk and Irbil on Saturday, as the United Nations called for immediate assistance to 15,000 Shia Turkmen, a minority group under siege by the Islamic State in northern Iraq.

  3. uzza August 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    And …. right on schedule, the war expands into Laos , Cambodia, Syria…

    • neworleans878 August 23rd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      EXACTLY what occurred to me when I first heard about this.

      Quite sad…we bang our heads on a wall then come back for more of the same 40+ years later.

  4. Suzanne McFly August 23rd, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Why are we leading this? Who is physically closer to Syria? Not the United States, other countries need to step up their game and quit relying on our military to lead the pack.

    • bhil August 23rd, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Why not the people closest to area getting involved this time, these guys (ISIL, ISIS, IS etc) have killed one American now how about all the Iraq and Syrian people they have killed, fellow Muslims, time to let those in the area with all the military aid sent to them from us to get involved if they really want to stop them. It’s a small world these days but we are still further from the area than they are.

  5. NW10 August 23rd, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Until it comes out of the mouth of President Obama, I’m not concerned.

    • edmeyer_able August 23rd, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Obama has 60 days starting on Aug 8, then congress has to authorize all further actions unless the UN decides to make a move.

  6. No way out August 23rd, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I have no problem with us hitting specified targets in southern Syria and the supply lines leading to Iraq. The borders are a fictitious joke anyway, they don’t pay attention to them, why should the Kurds, the Iraqi army and the U.S for that matter?

    • fahvel August 24th, 2014 at 4:01 am

      no problem eh? remember the great success with the ho chi min trail? and 50k dead americans and the end to the communist hordes – nothing different here ‘cept they aren’t communist hordes –

  7. bhil August 23rd, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    It seems that before we get mired down in Iraq, again, then we can send John and Lindsey to take care of ISIS. They will be missed on the Sunday shows while they are gone

  8. Abby Normal August 24th, 2014 at 12:19 am

    It’s time to use our secret weapon against ISIS. Parachute this guy into Syria.

    • tiredoftea August 24th, 2014 at 12:53 am

      I read that someone offered to send the Westboro creeps there. Think how well that will go.

      • Abby Normal August 24th, 2014 at 8:01 am

        Excellent. Parachute them in with Cheney, McCain and Lindsey Graham.

    • crc3 August 24th, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Dickie’s heart wouldn’t hold up which is a good thing…a very good thing!!

  9. fahvel August 24th, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Scrooge said it will reduce the surface population and, of course, help the economy so off you go and start another war without end. Loonies!!!!!!!!!!!!!