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After Syria chemical allegations, Obama considering limited military strike
What... is he trying to get Putin and Xi’s OK that the repercussions will be contained?
He should do NOTHING.
How about a cost of living increase for the old folks struggling to get by on their SS checks instead?
Translation: Obama knows that AQ used chemical weapons on their own people, but he has to do something to Assad to avoid looking like the limp wrist that he is.
Just send the Syrian Air Ministry the target list and time on target.
well we’ve leaked the timeframe and the duration
next let’s just leak the target list before we go to another phoney “kinetic military action” so they can move everything, make some “Baby Milk Factory” signs, and prepare “dead bodies” to stage the scene
where’s the UN security council resolution? Congressional oversight?
Everyone from the US Congress and the UN still on vacation? Gee timing is such a coinky dink
Does he have the precise times? I may be busy.
As opposed to proof, perhaps that the rebels used chemweapons, or perhaps even that the 0' regime paid for/backed rebel use of chemweapons thru Qatar...
So, as you can see, haste is of prime importance here, to accomplish an Assad bashing before it is more commonly known that it was the rebels using the chemicals.
If he does this it is simply not a proper use of our military
And just how far is this unsanctioned attack (by Congress) using long-range bombers and/or cruise missiles from a domestic attack against any of our more conservative recalcitrant states?
Here’s something to watch very very closely. If this tyrant does this without clearance from Congress, he WILL do it against our own citizens - count on it.
Using any planes near Syria would be stupid. They can be shot down.
US should butt out and MOOB.
What happens in Syria should stay in Syria. Same for Egypt.
nobama’s getting ready to step in it big time.
Its World War One; theres thirteen million killed; it was all because the militaries of both alliances believed they were so highly attuned to one anothers movements and dispositions, they could predict one anothers intentions, but all their theories were based on the last war. And the world and technology had changed, and those lessons were no longer valid, but it was all they knew, so the orders went out, couldnt be rescinded. And your man in the field, his family at home, they couldnt even tell you the reasons why their lives were being destroyed.
And here we are 100 years later, we haven't learned a damn thing.
President Assad respectfully requests that a Target List also be leaked in advance.
“Surely President 0bama doesn’t intend to hurt anyone or accomplish anything with his Kinetic Action. So we’re just asking for fair notice,” said Assad.
Bush was “shock and awe”
Barry is “mock and fore”
In other words he is just going to throw gas on a fire.
Okay, let’s pretend we’re Assad:
AIDE: The Americans are planning a two-day strike on you for using chemical weapons.
ASSAD: Okay, let’s think what options I can have. I can say I’ve learned my lesson, lay off the rebels, let them win, and then get tortured and hung. Or I could find a good hideout for a few days and keep doing what I’m doing. And with any luck, Obama’s bombs could kill a few kids and I could send the images all over the world and inflame the Muslims agains the U.S., which is never very hard to do. My choices here aren’t exactly difficult.
AIDE: But if you ignore Obama, he could get very angry.
ASSAD: And what’s he going to do about it? The Americans don’t want to get bogged down in another Middle East war. Worst case, it’s another round of bombing. And if the Russians and the Middle Eastern community back me, Obama would probably back off even that.