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Should The USA get involved in the Syrian Civil War?

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morrisnj
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/23/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheAmericanSomaon

Con

Personally I think America really shouldn't get involved in the war
morrisnj

Pro

Please clarify...are you talking about the Civil War in 2013 or the fight against ISIS in Syria now
Debate Round No. 1
TheAmericanSomaon

Con

The civil war happening now with the Syrian Free Army
morrisnj

Pro

I support the resolution as follows: On balance, the USA should get involved in the Syrian Civil War. First let me establish a framework:
According to Dictionary.com:
Involved: Committed or engaged, as in a political cause or artistic movement
In order to stop the advancement of the Assad Regime and the Islamic State of Iraq we need to get as much help as we possibly can, and one aspect of our involvement in the Syrian Civil War would be training the Free Syrian Army. With the right training and equipment they could be a valuable ally in the fight against the extremist groups. But to earn them as an ally we will need to send troops and equipment, all from the US, into Syria.
Debate Round No. 2
TheAmericanSomaon

Con

If the usa gets involved they could start to use nuclear weapons to attack the rebels. That could end badly
morrisnj

Pro

On the other hand of your argument, what if we don't get involved, and ISIS or some other extremist group that exists in Syria develops weapons of mass destruction?
Debate Round No. 3
TheAmericanSomaon

Con

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morrisnj

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
TheAmericanSomaon

Con

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morrisnj

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by morrisnj 2 years ago
morrisnj
Please clarify, are you talking about ISIS in Syria or the uprising that happened in 2013?
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Not much debating. Con didn't present much by way of justifying lack of involvement, Pro gave some reasons to get involved, and then the thing fizzled out. Due to Pro presenting SOME reasons, and rebutting what little Con presented (nuclear weapons, really?), Pro gets the win here. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.