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war in Syria

Anna

12 day(s) ago

Perhaps the metablog is not the place to do this, but can we do something as philosophers to stop this madness? or at least to say out loud that it is reckless madness? I am thinking of writing petitions etc.

I am very junior and not American (and not based in the US). Could senior America-based colleagues start thinking of something?

Thanks

Louis

12 day(s) ago

It's the anti-Trump coalition in action.

Sadistic Republicans want to fight Russia till the end of time. Kind of like that Star Trek episode?

Democrats want Trump to attack so they can protest the war. They will also deny they ever encouraged him.

Giordano

12 day(s) ago

How about you get a life?

Sengzhao

12 day(s) ago

The deep state bureaucracy is MAF that Hilltron didn't get elected, since she was a sure-thing to keep up that saber-rattling with Putin.

Here's hoping Trump actually has enough control over the government that his office is supposed to be in charge of to keep from turning this into the neo-con wetdream that mainstream Rs and Ds both desperately want.

George

12 day(s) ago

Infowars over here ----> https://www.infowars.com/

Gregory

12 day(s) ago

Infowars over here ----> https://www.infowars.com/

George

Sorry George I accidentally downvoted you because I didn't realise you were being snarky / sarcastic.

Aleksei

11 day(s) ago

It's amazing they can just recycle the same old thing. "Chemical weapons". It makes no more sense than the last two times. But people seem to buy it. What happened to the antiwar movement? There were huge demos against the Iraq disaster when the neocons were floating the idea. Now the same people who opposed that one fall in line immediately. Why does the left now support this shit, or not care?

Guillaume

6 day(s) ago

How do I answer this question and sneak in a resentful dog at philosopher x who I think about obsessively 24/7?

Morris

6 day(s) ago

How do I answer this question and sneak in a resentful dog at philosopher x who I think about obsessively 24/7?

Guillaume

haha yes. it will be an sjw on social media. they make me mad when they post their posts!

Sandra

6 day(s) ago

Have you seen the 50,000 images smuggled out of Syria by Tamer Turkmani? I have no problem believing a regime that would allow this would use chemical weapons. Surgical strikes to prevent the production and use of chemical weapons? Bravo!

Hryhori

5 day(s) ago

It's a place to test your new toys.

Cicero

5 day(s) ago

Have you seen the 50,000 images smuggled out of Syria by Tamer Turkmani? I have no problem believing a regime that would allow this would use chemical weapons. Surgical strikes to prevent the production and use of chemical weapons? Bravo!

Sandra

Thank God someone gets this. Who are all these self- appointed pearl-clutchers worried about the "madness"...

Edith

5 day(s) ago

Syria, is like last week’s news.

Edith

5 day(s) ago

Syria, is like last week’s news.

Feng

2 day(s) ago

Have you seen the 50,000 images smuggled out of Syria by Tamer Turkmani? I have no problem believing a regime that would allow this would use chemical weapons. Surgical strikes to prevent the production and use of chemical weapons? Bravo!

Sandra

Thank God someone gets this. Who are all these self-appointed pearl-clutchers worried about the "madness"...

Cicero

You want to risk a war with Russia so you can satisfy your feel-goods because you saw some pictures that gave you a moment of feeling in your otherwise bland consumerist existence.

Much like the same idiots who have magnified the suffering in Africa many times over by feeding tens of millions of people who already couldn't feed themselves.

I'm sure your compassion will count for a lot after a nuclear exchange wipes out Whole Foods and your ability to be sarcastic on Reddit.

Cicero

1 day(s) ago

You want to risk a war with Russia...

Feng

Jesus. Just let Russia and North Korea do whatever the fuck they want, including colluding in the use of chemical weapons, because heaven forbid someone actually say "no" to them.

You don't understand how these people work. Remember when Turkey shot their plane out the sky. What happened? Sweet fuck all. They depend on the threat of violence so that idiots like you just give them a pass in invading crimea, ukraine, massacring people in syria, and killing people in the uk.



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