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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 57
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2013-08-26 09:27:06 AM
7 votes:
 B1 bombers loaded with 125,000 pounds of Nobel peace prizes each.
2013-08-26 10:29:59 AM
6 votes:
www.asingularcreation.com
OUR DRONES WILL BLOCK OUT THE SUN!
2013-08-26 09:31:52 AM
5 votes:

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 11:54:56 AM
4 votes:
farking Bush.

War mongering economy collapsing asshole.

We need to get Obama in office so he can fix this shiat once and for all.
2013-08-26 09:29:20 AM
4 votes:
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 09:42:57 AM
3 votes:
They will love all the freedom we'll be flinging at them. Preferably with drones.
2013-08-26 02:07:14 PM
2 votes:

verbaltoxin: Smeggy Smurf: PainfulItching: What's with the blinking contrarians coming out of the woodwork? Not quite trolls, but knuckledraggers who will take up an opposite position just to fark with your head. I don't have the right medication for that. Time for the ignore.

That's right, ignore opposing views or even the Devil's advocate.  The echo chamber is a safe place to hide.

Yeah that's it. It's not that most Farkers are titanic assholes or anything.


www.screenslam.com

What a Titanic asshole might look like

/do not GIS titanic asshole
2013-08-26 12:55:58 PM
2 votes:

Giltric: B1 bombers loaded with 125,000 pounds of Nobel peace prizes each.


www.politifake.org
2013-08-26 12:21:03 PM
2 votes:
Let's attack them with Hope and Change.  It worked so well for him here.
2013-08-26 11:47:01 AM
2 votes:
What will the American response look like?

3.bp.blogspot.com

That sums up what it will actually look like, except with no glasses bigger ears and darker skin.

...And less jowel-y
2013-08-26 09:45:19 AM
2 votes:
img849.imageshack.us
pew pew pew
2013-08-26 09:32:09 AM
2 votes:
Like Timothy McVeigh, Obama wants to bomb federal buildings to overthrow a government.
2013-08-26 09:21:10 AM
2 votes:
Great article there, Fred Kaplan.

/rolls eyes
2013-08-27 06:30:02 AM
1 votes:
jtgfug.bay.livefilestore.com
2013-08-27 12:50:09 AM
1 votes:
Subby is cute. He thinks we have a president with a spine who walks what he talks.

Cuuuuuuute.
2013-08-26 04:15:43 PM
1 votes:

veedeevadeevoodee: [300x420 from http://www.toonpool.com/user/997/files/obama_meet_new_boss_same_old_bo s_308775.jpg image 300x420]


I don't make any apologies about voting for the Bushes, but I always agreed with Daddy about US troops patrolling Bagdad.

Then the unPatriot Act and other crap just seemed to "happen", with the help of the other idiot's.

Now the Boy King stands frozen in the headlights of history, and chokes.

I know, I know, he'll eventually kill more people, he hasn't missed a chance yet. Nobody will complain, because the guy won a Peace prize.
2013-08-26 03:46:23 PM
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: 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.


As someone who has good friends who are Albanian, go to hell you farking ignoramous.
2013-08-26 03:45:32 PM
1 votes:

urbangirl: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke


Oh, and what was his position on the trans-Atlantic slave trade?  And people striking for a living wage in Britain?
2013-08-26 01:55:05 PM
1 votes:
Currently Syria looks like this:

i2.cdn.turner.com

We will use some of these:

www.militaryfactory.com

To make Syria look like this:

northiowatoday.com

And then the Syrians will feel like this:

www.nypost.com
2013-08-26 01:45:13 PM
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: PunGent: Joe Blowme: PunGent: freak7: Attacking Syria is okay because Obama is President, had Bush done it, Democrats would be losing their farking minds.  he'd quit halfway to Aleppo in order to invade Jordan, which was nearby, and had some brown guys in it who said something mean to his daddy once.

FTFY.

/Agrees we should stay out of Syria, actually.

right, trying to assassinate a POTUS is just saying something mean. revisionist history, this is how it works?

NATO didn't believe that crap, and neither do I.

You should totally get that into Wikipedia though...they seem to have not believed it either :)

wiki? The site that even HS wont accept for citation?


U.S. Strikes Iraq for Plot to Kill BushBy David Von Drehle and R. Jeffrey Smith
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, June 27, 1993; Page A01

U.S. Navy ships launched 23 Tomahawk missiles against the headquarters of the Iraqi Intelligence Service yesterday in what President Clinton said was a "firm and commensurate" response to Iraq's plan to assassinate former president George Bush in mid-April.


Damn that Clinton, i knew he was just another Bush lackey.


Lol...citing CLINTON for veracity now?  I thought you wingnuts were all about his perjury  :)

Make up your minds.

Both ways:  not yours.
2013-08-26 01:33:38 PM
1 votes:

PainfulItching: I've decided not to put anyone on ignore and watch this unfold. It's like watching an orangutan play with it's own poop. Antihumanists trying to convert others. It's a laugh a minute.


If you care to, go look up some of the pre-Iraq threads from 2003-ish. The come back and see how many farkers with war hard-ons back then are all, "God, what was I thinking?!" today.
2013-08-26 01:29:53 PM
1 votes:
Syria hates us for our freedom.
2013-08-26 12:33:27 PM
1 votes:

Loaf's Tray: [323x176 from http://www.dailyllama.com/news/2003/images/bridgekeeper.jpg image 323x176]

WHAT...IS THE CAPITAL OF SYRIA?


"S" ?
2013-08-26 12:23:26 PM
1 votes:
I like how they used Kosovo as a shining example yet just recently terrorists from Kosovo tried to attack Fort Dix, NJ.

STAY THE F*CK OUT OF SYRIA
2013-08-26 12:08:01 PM
1 votes:

PunGent: Joe Blowme: PunGent: freak7: Attacking Syria is okay because Obama is President, had Bush done it, Democrats would be losing their farking minds.  he'd quit halfway to Aleppo in order to invade Jordan, which was nearby, and had some brown guys in it who said something mean to his daddy once.

FTFY.

/Agrees we should stay out of Syria, actually.

right, trying to assassinate a POTUS is just saying something mean. revisionist history, this is how it works?

NATO didn't believe that crap, and neither do I.

You should totally get that into Wikipedia though...they seem to have not believed it either :)


wiki? The site that even HS wont accept for citation?


U.S. Strikes Iraq for Plot to Kill BushBy David Von Drehle and R. Jeffrey Smith
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, June 27, 1993; Page A01


U.S. Navy ships launched 23 Tomahawk missiles against the headquarters of the Iraqi Intelligence Service yesterday in what President Clinton said was a "firm and commensurate" response to Iraq's plan to assassinate former president George Bush in mid-April.


Damn that Clinton, i knew he was just another Bush lackey.
2013-08-26 11:58:46 AM
1 votes:
www.dailyllama.com

WHAT...IS THE CAPITAL OF SYRIA?
2013-08-26 11:37:16 AM
1 votes:
Lucky for us Romney didn't win we'd be invading Iran right now based off these chemical weapons attacks.
2013-08-26 11:06:08 AM
1 votes:

neversubmit: 21-7-b: Oh, so you are jsut another conspiracy nut?

I'm sorry that it troubles you to see how the sausage is made, do you like sports? Maybe you would be happier in the sports tab.


Look, dude, the simple fact is that you didn't fact check something that you posted and then defended. That's fine. You've been called out now and can't defend it further, except to hint at ever greater conspiracies. You want to make yourself look like a conspiracy nut who latches onto debunked evidence as the central evidence for there being a conspiracy, you carry right along. I can't stop you making yourself look like a conspiracy nut, but obviously I can help others to take you as seriously as you deserve to be taken - which, as you have demonstrated, isn't very seriously. Good on you
2013-08-26 11:04:20 AM
1 votes:
www.mojodojo.co.za
2013-08-26 10:39:57 AM
1 votes:
A STERN NOTE!
2013-08-26 10:35:38 AM
1 votes:
I'm just glad CNN has it's priorities straight and is really focusing on the key issue of this week, which is of course Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs.  I guess nothing else of interest is happening.
2013-08-26 10:32:46 AM
1 votes:

21-7-b: Oh, so you are jsut another conspiracy nut?


I'm sorry that it troubles you to see how the sausage is made, do you like sports? Maybe you would be happier in the sports tab.
2013-08-26 10:02:16 AM
1 votes:

xenophon10k: What will it look like? Smoked Mackerel fired by an Arleigh Burke-class gun.


/Tiny fist.
2013-08-26 09:56:56 AM
1 votes:
What will it look like? Smoked Mackerel fired by an Arleigh Burke-class gun.
2013-08-26 09:45:36 AM
1 votes:
I know.. lets send in planes to the third most heavily network air defense.  You know.. the one with missles that can go 100k feet in the air.

And no Russians will be keen to test any stealth detection equipment.....
2013-08-26 09:44:02 AM
1 votes:

trotsky: They will love all the freedom we'll be flinging at them. Preferably with drones.


Freedom is delivered from approximately 5 miles away and comes in 18 pound packages
2013-08-26 09:43:23 AM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: SuperChuck: IdBeCrazyIf: 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.

What if the transmitter is inside the apartment?

Are you trying to make his mind explode?


what if the transmitter was actually an implant in his head?
2013-08-26 09:43:06 AM
1 votes:

amundb: Why do we always have to do something? How come no other countries see this as a problem? Let France go in there and surrender all over them or something. Sick of us sticking our nose where it does not belong.


Pay attention, son, I say, pay attention. Britain and France led the way in Libya, with our quite considerable air support. You're going to be hearing a lot about Syria in the next month, and it's going to involve NATO and especially Turkey taking the lead, again with our quite considerable air support. And Russia is gonna FREAK (my personal experience talking to Russian soldiers is that they're OK with the US, but they freakin' HATE NATO (probably because Germany is in NATO).
2013-08-26 09:42:16 AM
1 votes:

urbangirl: 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.


It's flying downward.
2013-08-26 09:41:25 AM
1 votes:
At least Fox News can finally switch over from bleating about "why doesn't Obama act  in Syria!" to "why did Obama act in Syria!" for a change.
2013-08-26 09:39:54 AM
1 votes:

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


Some will just vanish for a while.  A large number of the usual Total Farkers have been very silent about Obama lately.
2013-08-26 09:38:49 AM
1 votes:
It will be a symbolic move, cruise missiles vs a few warehouses. My gut says Obama just wants to delay the real fight until the next presidency, he's only got a couple years then it's not his problem. I think he's hoping a republican has to deal with it cause then he gets this nice legacy of peace sandwiched between two presidencies heavy with conflict. ( drones don't count because they don't make the news/history books like bombings and tanks do )
2013-08-26 09:38:38 AM
1 votes:

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


A bunch of Libyans would probably have a thing or two to say about these alleged "doves" if they weren't already dead.
2013-08-26 09:37:57 AM
1 votes:

TheGreatGazoo: Can we just bomb the government and the rebel camps?  Then maybe the people will rise up and come up with a decent government.


Nope. Take out those two, then whichever third party that has the ambition and is also the most savage and ruthless will rise to power by cutting down anyone who opposes them, including those who could probably govern better. Tis the way it has always been.
2013-08-26 09:32:02 AM
1 votes:

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 09:31:19 AM
1 votes:
Im just going to enjoy watching all of Barrys supportive doves turn into hawks
2013-08-26 09:29:54 AM
1 votes:
Attacking Syria is okay because Obama is President, had Bush done it, Democrats would be losing their farking minds.
2013-08-26 09:29:06 AM
1 votes:
I'm betting that it will look like bombs. Falling from the sky. Landing in Syria.
2013-08-26 09:25:05 AM
1 votes:
www.toonpool.com
2013-08-26 09:24:38 AM
1 votes:
Candygram for Mongo...
2013-08-26 09:23:55 AM
1 votes:

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 09:22:08 AM
1 votes:

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 09:21:24 AM
1 votes:
Two words: Keystone. Kops.
2013-08-26 09:17:59 AM
1 votes:
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 09:13:50 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-08-26 09:11:50 AM
1 votes:
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 09:11:22 AM
1 votes:
More nerve gas?
 
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