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(Slate)   Now that it's basically a given that Obama will bomb Syria, what might the US attack look like?   (slate.com) divider line 211
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2013-08-26 09:11:10 AM
It will be based in Jordan and will only secure the chemical weapons sites. That's it. Now what Turkey does is up in the air.
 
2013-08-26 09:11:19 AM
Imperialism.
 
2013-08-26 09:11:22 AM
More nerve gas?
 
2013-08-26 09:11:41 AM
I'm thinking a lot of missiles, launched from Israel
 
2013-08-26 09:11:50 AM
So even if it was the rebels/terrorist that used chemical weapons, he's going to attack the Regime.  Just as long as chemical weapons was used that's all that matter?

Looks like he's setting himself for another Bengazi.
 
2013-08-26 09:12:39 AM
So the US is going to bomb people to save lives?
 
2013-08-26 09:12:50 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-08-26 09:13:50 AM
Hackers Expose U.S. False Flag to Frame Syria

Phil, we've got a new offer. It's about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved in Washington. We'll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell [sic] from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record. Frankly, I don't think it is a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous.

Your Kind regards, David
 
2013-08-26 09:13:50 AM
It seems likely that President Obama will bomb Syria sometime in the coming weeks.

I would love to go for a few years without this country exporting its top product overseas.

If Obama does use force in Syria, he will do so because of clear evidence that Assad's regime has killed lots of civilians with chemical weapons. Two considerations will likely drive his decision, if it comes to that. First, he has drawn a "red line" on this issue, publicly, at least five times in the last year, and failure to follow through-especially after the latest revelations-would send confusing signals, at best, about U.S. resolve and credibility. Second, failure to respond would erode, perhaps obliterate, the taboo that the international community has placed on chemical weapons (especially nerve gas) since the end of World War I. I suspect that this factor may be more pertinent to Obama, who takes the issue of international norms very seriously.

Why are we getting involved again? Because our President couldn't shut up and feels like he has to act? No, that's not reason enough. Nor is it reason enough that a country in the middle of a civil war is basically throwing the kitchen sink at each other for survival.
 
das
2013-08-26 09:14:20 AM
NO!!!!
 
2013-08-26 09:14:48 AM
I just hope Iran keeps their word and gets into the mix.
 
2013-08-26 09:14:49 AM
 targeting electric production, water treatment, radio and tv stations
as well as general destruction leading to

 billions of tax dollars (after being handled by no bid contractors)
to be spent on reconstruction

win win win
 
2013-08-26 09:15:36 AM

neversubmit: Hackers Expose U.S. False Flag to Frame Syria

Phil, we've got a new offer. It's about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved in Washington. We'll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell [sic] from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record. Frankly, I don't think it is a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous.

Your Kind regards, David


When you wake up in the morning do you change your tinfoil hat then or wait until after you shower?
 
2013-08-26 09:17:59 AM
FTA: Most telling perhaps is a story in the New York Times, noting that Obama's national-security aides are studying the 1999 air war in Kosovo as a possible blueprint for action in Syria.

Indeed it's very telling that they're using that.

After eight years of searching, evidence of genocide against Kosovo's ethnic Albanians has not materialized. The number of ethnic Albanians who died or went missing is anywhere from 90 percent to 99 percent lower than the estimates we were given during the war.
 
2013-08-26 09:18:01 AM

Outrageous Muff: neversubmit: Hackers Expose U.S. False Flag to Frame Syria

Phil, we've got a new offer. It's about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved in Washington. We'll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell [sic] from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record. Frankly, I don't think it is a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous.

Your Kind regards, David

When you wake up in the morning do you change your tinfoil hat then or wait until after you shower?


Tinfoil? LOL How dated.

Go back to sleep, old man.
 
2013-08-26 09:19:04 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-26 09:20:23 AM

neversubmit: Outrageous Muff: neversubmit: Hackers Expose U.S. False Flag to Frame Syria

Phil, we've got a new offer. It's about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved in Washington. We'll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell [sic] from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record. Frankly, I don't think it is a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous.

Your Kind regards, David

When you wake up in the morning do you change your tinfoil hat then or wait until after you shower?

Tinfoil? LOL How dated.

Go back to sleep, old man.


No really, what color are the chemtrails in your universe?
 
2013-08-26 09:21:10 AM
Great article there, Fred Kaplan.

/rolls eyes
 
2013-08-26 09:21:15 AM
Whoa, gutsy call.
 
2013-08-26 09:21:24 AM
Two words: Keystone. Kops.
 
2013-08-26 09:21:39 AM
Oh, lets not waste time worry about the details!  Hey, I hear Miley Cyrus did something inappropriate with Beetlejuice on stage last night, how about that?
 
2013-08-26 09:22:08 AM

Outrageous Muff: It will be based in Jordan and will only secure the chemical weapons sites. That's it. Now what Turkey does is up in the air.


IdBeCrazyIf: I'm thinking a lot of missiles, launched from Israel


Ahem? Global Force for Good? C'mon, it's 100,000 tons, four acres of sovereign U.S. territory that doesn't require a permission slip to operate anywhere it dang well pleases. You know who did all the initial air strikes in Afghanistan in 2001? Wasn't the dang Air Force, that's for sure.

What American air power might look like:

www.fas.org
 
2013-08-26 09:23:03 AM

Outrageous Muff: When you wake up in the morning do you change your tinfoil hat then or wait until after you shower?


Please, the hat is for traveling. The walls and windows are lined with it so normal apartment use can be done.
 
2013-08-26 09:23:18 AM
I hope subby is a Social Studies teacher too. We force other to make predictions all day. This is a great question, and I might ask it at the top of Government tomorrow. Bellwork!
 
2013-08-26 09:23:49 AM
 It's a no-win situation.

Either we are helping the military which overthrew a democratic government or a Islamist extremist that used the veil of democracy to attempt the creation of a theocracy.

At the most somebody from the UN should blow up the chemical weapon sites, it doesn't even need to be us.  We shouldn't try to create a democracy, or nation build, or fix any infrasturcuter.
 
2013-08-26 09:23:55 AM

Outrageous Muff: When you wake up in the morning do you change your tinfoil hat then or wait until after you shower?


You never take it off.

That's when they get you.
 
2013-08-26 09:24:38 AM
Candygram for Mongo...
 
2013-08-26 09:24:47 AM
Whoever comes out on top in this mess, the US will not get a government friendly to our interests in the region. The only way to win is not to play unless, like Libya, it is by proxy. France and Britain seem anxious to punish the regime, so let them have at it. We have all the ordnance they might wish to purchase for their endeavor.
 
2013-08-26 09:25:05 AM
www.toonpool.com
 
2013-08-26 09:25:32 AM

Wolf_Blitzer: neversubmit: Outrageous Muff: neversubmit: Hackers Expose U.S. False Flag to Frame Syria

Phil, we've got a new offer. It's about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved in Washington. We'll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell [sic] from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record. Frankly, I don't think it is a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous.

Your Kind regards, David

When you wake up in the morning do you change your tinfoil hat then or wait until after you shower?

Tinfoil? LOL How dated.

Go back to sleep, old man.

No really, what color are the chemtrails in your universe?


Is casting weak aspersions all you got. Pathetic.
 
2013-08-26 09:26:17 AM

mbillips: Ahem? Global Force for Good? C'mon, it's 100,000 tons, four acres of sovereign U.S. territory that doesn't require a permission slip to operate anywhere it dang well pleases. You know who did all the initial air strikes in Afghanistan in 2001? Wasn't the dang Air Force, that's for sure.


Yup, because the Army hasn't been training to secure chem sites in Jordan for four months and have set up a base for 20,000 soldiers.
 
2013-08-26 09:26:41 AM
being engaged in battle almost endlessly is awesome and does wonders for the mental health of all those involved.
 
2013-08-26 09:26:57 AM
Viet Nam with sand.

the US would never use chemical weapons.
Cue the Agent orange pics, and the shot of  Kim Phuc running with her skin all burned off.

the US is just a bigger group of assholes with chemical weapons.
 
2013-08-26 09:27:06 AM
 B1 bombers loaded with 125,000 pounds of Nobel peace prizes each.
 
2013-08-26 09:28:31 AM
 the internet makes it so hard to rule

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc2WPSZCrR4
 
2013-08-26 09:28:51 AM
I'm guessing trebuchets and ballistas
 
2013-08-26 09:29:06 AM
I'm betting that it will look like bombs. Falling from the sky. Landing in Syria.
 
2013-08-26 09:29:13 AM
Can we just bomb the government and the rebel camps?  Then maybe the people will rise up and come up with a decent government.
 
2013-08-26 09:29:20 AM
I won't believe Assad used chemical weapons on his own people until Judith Miller and the New York Times say it's true. It doesn't get any better for proof than that.
 
2013-08-26 09:29:32 AM
Bam! Kobyashi Maru.
 
2013-08-26 09:29:37 AM

Outrageous Muff: mbillips: Ahem? Global Force for Good? C'mon, it's 100,000 tons, four acres of sovereign U.S. territory that doesn't require a permission slip to operate anywhere it dang well pleases. You know who did all the initial air strikes in Afghanistan in 2001? Wasn't the dang Air Force, that's for sure.

Yup, because the Army hasn't been training to secure chem sites in Jordan for four months and have set up a base for 20,000 soldiers.


Operation YOINK!
 
2013-08-26 09:29:54 AM
Attacking Syria is okay because Obama is President, had Bush done it, Democrats would be losing their farking minds.
 
2013-08-26 09:30:53 AM

rkiller1: So the US is going to bomb people to save lives?


From TFA:  In all, "collateral damage" over the 78 days [of the Kosovo bombing campaign] killed an estimated 1,200 civilians.

More than 100,000 Syrians have died in the civil war, 1,000 in the recent chemical weapons attack. It's difficult to stop a war just by bombing one side, but dropping precision-guided bombs on military targets and infrastructure doesn't kill nearly as many people as the civil war you're trying to stop does.
 
2013-08-26 09:31:19 AM
Im just going to enjoy watching all of Barrys supportive doves turn into hawks
 
2013-08-26 09:31:38 AM

Cybernetic: I'm betting that it will look like bombs. Falling from the sky. Landing in Syria.


Can I get a pie chart on this? I need it spelled out for me.
 
2013-08-26 09:31:52 AM

Outrageous Muff: It will be based in Jordan and will only secure the chemical weapons sites. That's it. Now what Turkey does is up in the air.


turkeys can't fly,dumbass.
 
2013-08-26 09:32:02 AM

manimal2878: It's a no-win situation.

Either we are helping the military which overthrew a democratic government or a Islamist extremist that used the veil of democracy to attempt the creation of a theocracy.

At the most somebody from the UN should blow up the chemical weapon sites, it doesn't even need to be us.  We shouldn't try to create a democracy, or nation build, or fix any infrasturcuter.


You're describing Egypt, not Syria. Go stand in the corner, and put this dunce cap on.
 
2013-08-26 09:32:09 AM
Like Timothy McVeigh, Obama wants to bomb federal buildings to overthrow a government.
 
2013-08-26 09:32:14 AM

Onkel Buck: Im just going to enjoy watching all of Barrys supportive doves turn into hawks


*sigh*
 
2013-08-26 09:33:00 AM

utah dude: Outrageous Muff: It will be based in Jordan and will only secure the chemical weapons sites. That's it. Now what Turkey does is up in the air.

turkeys can't fly,dumbass.


maybe so, but if you drop one from a jet, it WILL definitely fall.
 
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