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house Bill H.R. 31

Do Sanctions on Assad’s Supporters Need to be Increased?

Argument in favor

America needs to take a leadership role in ending the conflict in Syria peacefully. By giving Assad’s supporters a choice between increased sanctions or peace negotiations this will save the lives of innocent Syrians and allow war criminals to be brought to justice.

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01/21/2019
Has anybody ever thought that it might be ok, maybe even the right thing to do, to involve ourselves in a conflict for purely humanitarian and not just national security reasons? Putting aside that the conflict in Syria is both (no Trump supporters Mike Pence lied to you about the Caliphate being defeated...), could we use the power that we do have to stop a mass murderer just because he’s a mass murderer? We could at least try to be the good guy occasionally instead of the ones that ignored the Rwandan genocide for example.
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01/21/2019
Sanctions are absolutely warranted in this case!
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Sharon's Opinion
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01/22/2019
In my opinion, it is our moral and ethical responsibility to stand against war crimes and to participate in upholding international law. We were an isolationist country before World War II. The belief that we would not join the fight because it wasn’t on our soil or involving our citizens emboldened the aggressors, according to some historical analyses. Who are we as a country or individuals if we remain silent and passive in the face of the strong abusing the weak or laws are violated? “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” John Stuart Mill.
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Argument opposed

The U.S. shouldn’t be further involving itself in the Syrian conflict by sanctioning supporters of the Assad regime. Besides, there’s no guarantee that this bill would actually do anything to stop the regime and its Russian supporters from committing more war crimes.

TuckerWantsLiberty's Opinion
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01/10/2019
UNINVOLVE US. This is not our fight. We have not helped. We cannot help. Our track record does not indicate that we should expect (or be expected) to help. For the good of all that is good, STAND DOWN.
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eliyak's Opinion
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01/08/2019
We need to stop playing global policeman. We are bad at it too.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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01/21/2019
What good would or does it actually do? Russia and Iran will give them anything they need. Or does this make congress feel good?
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    Has anybody ever thought that it might be ok, maybe even the right thing to do, to involve ourselves in a conflict for purely humanitarian and not just national security reasons? Putting aside that the conflict in Syria is both (no Trump supporters Mike Pence lied to you about the Caliphate being defeated...), could we use the power that we do have to stop a mass murderer just because he’s a mass murderer? We could at least try to be the good guy occasionally instead of the ones that ignored the Rwandan genocide for example.
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    UNINVOLVE US. This is not our fight. We have not helped. We cannot help. Our track record does not indicate that we should expect (or be expected) to help. For the good of all that is good, STAND DOWN.
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    Sanctions are absolutely warranted in this case!
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    In my opinion, it is our moral and ethical responsibility to stand against war crimes and to participate in upholding international law. We were an isolationist country before World War II. The belief that we would not join the fight because it wasn’t on our soil or involving our citizens emboldened the aggressors, according to some historical analyses. Who are we as a country or individuals if we remain silent and passive in the face of the strong abusing the weak or laws are violated? “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” John Stuart Mill.
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    By ALL Means...... Why The Devil Shouldn’t We Democrats ..... H.R. 31 AKA the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act I support this House bill H.R.31 AKA the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act which would impose new sanctions on supporters of the Assad regime in Syria, encourage negotiations to end the crisis, and begin investigations that will eventually lead to the prosecution of war criminals. America needs to take a leadership role in ending the conflict in Syria peacefully. By giving Assad’s supporters a choice between increased sanctions or peace negotiations this will save the lives of innocent Syrians and allow war criminals to be brought to justice. SneakyPete.......... 🇸🇾Syria🇸🇾 1*21*19..........
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    Yes, but is it possible that some of Assad’s supporters are American Republican politicians???
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    Yes, sanctions should increase. I don’t know how effective they’ll be, however. It’s such a convoluted situation and I know experts in the U.S and the U.N are constantly thinking 20 steps ahead, just like the experts in Syria, Russia, and Iran are. It’s like a never-ending game of Chess.
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    We need to stop playing global policeman. We are bad at it too.
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    People don't leave their country without cause.
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    Assad regime - must be held to account for crimes. This bill should have bi partisan support.
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    What good would or does it actually do? Russia and Iran will give them anything they need. Or does this make congress feel good?
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    Don’s slap on the hand was disgraceful. We MUST do MORE!
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    So Now Rep. Engle want the US to apply sanctions on Syria. The Demo-rats are always late to the war, but also the last to leave a war.
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    This administration would vet it however, because Russia and Putin don't want them. and the traitor Trump doesn't whatever Putin wants!
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    A message needs to be sent to the Assad regime, and those who support it, that stability and peace need to become a norm in the Middle East. Hopefully the additional sanctions will have the desired result, especially now that Trump is ready to pull our troops out of Syria.
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    We are wasting our time and resources. It is obvious that sanctions have not worked thus far. They are not frightened by the US imposing a stinking sanction. HMPH!
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    If Assad is removed there will be instability in Syria. But there already is instability in Syria. So there is no easy answer here. But. Those who support Assad need to get the message that history is against them. Join History; Oppose Assad's supporters.
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    I agree. This bill should have bipartisan support.
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    It’s about time!
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    We cannot accomplish anything with this resolution besides strengthen and inspire our enemies and those that would go out of their way to try and destroy the US
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