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(Washington Post)   Russia says attacking Syria would be catastrophic (with pic of Russian Bear attacking)   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 149
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2013-08-26 03:07:53 PM
WW 3 just around the corner.

Thanks Obama.
 
2013-08-26 03:34:34 PM
Imagine a line of those...things from one horizon to the other charging your position.
 
2013-08-26 04:32:13 PM
Everybody watch your Archdukes.
 
2013-08-26 04:41:21 PM
Help us Sarah Palin. You're our only hope.
 
2013-08-26 05:03:39 PM

Deep Contact: WW 3 just around the corner.

Thanks Obama.


I think we're up to WW 5 at this point. Which is ok because WWV looks much cooler.
 
2013-08-26 05:04:17 PM
Not now John, we gotta get on with these.
 
2013-08-26 05:05:33 PM

Carth: I think we're up to WW 5 at this point. Which is ok because WWV looks much cooler.


WWV, you say?
 
2013-08-26 05:06:18 PM
You know, Russia. Once we blow all that stuff up, they are gonna want replacement stuff. maybe some newer equipment that might no explode so much.

Just saying.
A wise Ferengi Nagus once said: War is good for profits
 
2013-08-26 05:06:27 PM
Seriously:  Russia, was it THAT HARD to keep your buddy from raiding his nerve-gas stash?
 
2013-08-26 05:07:20 PM
Especially if you have to eat what you kill.
 
2013-08-26 05:07:43 PM
Is Russia wrong on this? reading the article, that Lavrov guy sounds pretty level headed. That didn't sound like the normal "Russia will nuke if we don't get our way!" stuff that's usually presented. More like he was pointing out this would be Iraq all over again.
 
2013-08-26 05:07:59 PM
Calling it:
Massive waves of air strikes, followed by Turkey rolling in from the west/NW and the Foreign Legion dropping into Damascus.
 
2013-08-26 05:08:03 PM
Can another country play World Police this time?
 
2013-08-26 05:10:18 PM
Saw the pic in the article and immediately had this song in my head.
 
2013-08-26 05:11:11 PM
I vote that the UN DOES SOMETHING other than PEACE KEEPING
 
2013-08-26 05:13:48 PM

Glitchwerks: Can another country play World Police this time?


Who?

Russia is correct. It is going to be another boondoggle. But what are the good alternatives? Assad knows this too and is gambling that when push comes shove we'll shove off. There are no good solutions here, that I see.
 
2013-08-26 05:14:26 PM
Obama: Peregruzka?
Putin: NYET
Obama: Oh well
 
2013-08-26 05:17:19 PM
So the Russians may have a better handle on this stuff than our people .

"U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power has been on the job less than three weeks, but appears to have skipped an emergencyU.N. Security Councilmeeting on Syria Wednesday because it interfered with her vacation."
 
2013-08-26 05:18:13 PM

Deep Contact: WW 3 just around the corner.

Thanks Obama.


Getting America into world wars is a recurring theme with Democrats
 
2013-08-26 05:18:42 PM

LewDux: Obama: Peregruzka?
Putin: NYET
Obama: Oh well


Zdrastvotsya, eta maya koshka!

/ all the Russian I know
 
2013-08-26 05:20:32 PM

Calmamity: Everybody watch your Archdukes.


The Archduke has already been gassed.
 
2013-08-26 05:24:21 PM
I for one welcome our overlords from both the military industrial complex and foriegn bankers.
 
2013-08-26 05:24:41 PM
Which disgusting asshats should we side with?
 
2013-08-26 05:26:49 PM

worlddan: Glitchwerks: Can another country play World Police this time?

Who?

Russia is correct. It is going to be another boondoggle. But what are the good alternatives? Assad knows this too and is gambling that when push comes shove we'll shove off. There are no good solutions here, that I see.


It isn't your problem to solve.  Has no one farking thought that little bit of reality just yet?

Seriously, fark them.  It's not our problem, and it should never have even been considered our problem.
 
2013-08-26 05:26:57 PM

bojon: Which disgusting asshats should we side with?


The ones whose asses are most fittingly be-hatted, of course.
 
2013-08-26 05:33:31 PM

gestug: I vote that the UN DOES SOMETHING other than PEACE KEEPING


With what? They have no army, they just give out the Blue Hat of Just Cause to real states with real armies stepping up. The big value of the UN is it makes it much less likely countries will go to war accidently by providing clear communication of who is officially saying what and a hint of how big a pile of shiat attacking X country may end up snowballing into.

For example, right now Russia is acting butthurt, but there is no lining up of real military assets on Assad's side. He's as in season  and alone as Quadfi was...
 
2013-08-26 05:34:07 PM

Kuta: Not now John, we gotta get on with these.


Bingo
 
2013-08-26 05:36:00 PM

Glitchwerks: Can another country play World Police this time?


Probably not. But we can just stand by and let people get gassed instead.
 
2013-08-26 05:36:13 PM
www.gonemovies.com

Catastrophe!
 
2013-08-26 05:37:33 PM

gestug: I vote that the UN DOES SOMETHING other than PEACE KEEPING


How? Do you think a random small-ish country like Uruguay is going to be ok with "donating" its soldiers to an actual armed conflict in a different continent?
 
2013-08-26 05:37:41 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Calling it:
Massive waves of air strikes, followed by Turkey rolling in from the west/NW and the Foreign Legion dropping into Damascus.


It's actually kind of dicey for Turkey to roll in, given that they'd be rolling into land currently held by the Kurds. Turkey and the Kurds have... history.
 
2013-08-26 05:40:12 PM

worlddan: Glitchwerks: Can another country play World Police this time?

Who?

Russia is correct. It is going to be another boondoggle. But what are the good alternatives? Assad knows this too and is gambling that when push comes shove we'll shove off. There are no good solutions here, that I see.


Kosovo? Libya? There are any number of options other than the Bush-Cheney full retard invasion of Syria.
 
2013-08-26 05:41:30 PM
He's right. It will be catastrophic. Only question is for whom.
 
2013-08-26 05:41:42 PM
catastrophic... to our economy/debt.
 
2013-08-26 05:41:51 PM

This text is now purple: Satanic_Hamster: Calling it:
Massive waves of air strikes, followed by Turkey rolling in from the west/NW and the Foreign Legion dropping into Damascus.

It's actually kind of dicey for Turkey to roll in, given that they'd be rolling into land currently held by the Kurds. Turkey and the Kurds have... history.


Or they might just be very eager to roll into said country to "settle" the aforementioned..... History.

/this would be bad
 
2013-08-26 05:42:31 PM
Maybe the translator meant "stratospheric." You know, because of the planes involved.
 
2013-08-26 05:42:47 PM

worlddan: Glitchwerks: Can another country play World Police this time?

Who?

Russia is correct. It is going to be another boondoggle. But what are the good alternatives? Assad knows this too and is gambling that when push comes shove we'll shove off. There are no good solutions here, that I see.


Want the non-moral truth? The best alternative, as far as US interests, is to cripple Assad with strikes, level the playing field between the rebels and the state, and have a long drawn out war that drains the resources of both parties.
 
2013-08-26 05:43:38 PM
Get ready for some Nobel Peace
 
2013-08-26 05:43:54 PM
Sounds like it's going to be a mix of Libya and Kosovo, maybe just enough to kick the legs out from under the regime. Ultimately Russia won't care as long as the new guys let them keep their warm-water port.
 
2013-08-26 05:45:38 PM

pedobearapproved: worlddan: Glitchwerks: Can another country play World Police this time?

Who?

Russia is correct. It is going to be another boondoggle. But what are the good alternatives? Assad knows this too and is gambling that when push comes shove we'll shove off. There are no good solutions here, that I see.

Want the non-moral truth? The best alternative, as far as US interests, is to cripple Assad with strikes, level the playing field between the rebels and the state, and have a long drawn out war that drains the resources of both parties.


and we make bank off of weapon sales?
 
2013-08-26 05:46:16 PM
I blame Bush
 
2013-08-26 05:47:13 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Calling it:
Massive waves of air strikes, followed by Turkey rolling in from the west/NW and the Foreign Legion dropping into Damascus.


That would be a neat trick for Turkey, considering Syria's western border is the Mediterranean Sea. The usual route invading South from Turkey is Aleppo, Homs, Damascus.You could have somebody come in from the sea at Tripoli, if you were gonna go all ground troop invasion, but I doubt that's going to happen. I wouldn't expect any NATO boots on ground (other than special forces) before Assad quits or loses. Then you'd have blue helmets.
 
2013-08-26 05:48:42 PM

Deep Contact: WW 3 just around the corner.

Thanks Obama.


Wouldn't that be some serious irony if the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize actually starts WW3?!!!
 
2013-08-26 05:48:45 PM

Carth: Deep Contact: WW 3 just around the corner.

Thanks Obama.

I think we're up to WW 5 at this point. Which is ok because WWV looks much cooler.]


Western West Virginia!
 
2013-08-26 05:49:43 PM

Deep Contact: WW 3 just around the corner.

Thanks Obama.


Don't blame me, I voted for Ackerman

One word: attack blimps
 
2013-08-26 05:53:43 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Is Russia wrong on this? reading the article, that Lavrov guy sounds pretty level headed. That didn't sound like the normal "Russia will nuke if we don't get our way!" stuff that's usually presented. More like he was pointing out this would be Iraq all over again.


This.
I have to wonder whose military Obama would use to "strike" or "attack?"

/The US "contractor" system farking LOVES quagmires.
 
2013-08-26 06:06:23 PM

Virulency: pedobearapproved: worlddan: Glitchwerks: Can another country play World Police this time?

Who?

Russia is correct. It is going to be another boondoggle. But what are the good alternatives? Assad knows this too and is gambling that when push comes shove we'll shove off. There are no good solutions here, that I see.

Want the non-moral truth? The best alternative, as far as US interests, is to cripple Assad with strikes, level the playing field between the rebels and the state, and have a long drawn out war that drains the resources of both parties.

and we make bank off of weapon sales?


Well we can't, because it would look bad, but Russia could. We can get in when the rebuilding part comes around.
 
2013-08-26 06:06:40 PM
The Russians are strategic thinkers:  they won't go all Kim Jong Il just because we launch a couple dozen cruise missiles into Syria's command and control bunkers.  If we nuked Assad's last known location, they might lob one of their own into Georgia (Tbilisi, not Atlanta), just because they could get away with it under the "you did it first" doctrine.
 
2013-08-26 06:10:12 PM
Huh, I just read the other day that the Maltese were the fattest people in the world, and then there's that picture.

/Pretty athletic for a big fat guy, though, I gotta say.
 
2013-08-26 06:11:10 PM
Tried to check out my new trusty news site america.aljazeera.com, and it's been farked. It's great they're getting the traffic, but come-on, some tech needs to be caned over this
 
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