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Unintended consequences from a Syrian attack continue to grow

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Following an informal meeting on Thursday between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Putin made clear that he would continue to provide all manner of military aid to Syria’s President Assad. Such aid would include completing delivery of the S-300 defense missiles ordered by Syria but temporarily delayed over payment issues. The S-300 radar system can simultaneously track up to 100 different targets and deploy as many as 12 missiles in retaliation inside five minutes.

Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) quizzed General Martin Dempsey, chairman of Obama’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the dangers of such an action: “We can certainly say that Russia would have options to strike us in that theater in retaliation for us striking their ally.… [What would the United States do] if Russia decided to strike at us…?” Dempsey demurred, saying only that “it wouldn't be helpful in this setting to speculate about that.” But a retaliatory action of some sort by Russia is one possible consequence of a U.S. attack on Syria.


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“We can certainly say that Russia would have options to strike us in that theater in retaliation for us striking their ally.… [What would the United States do] if Russia decided to strike at us…?” Dempsey demurred, saying only that “it wouldn't be helpful in this setting to speculate about that.” But a retaliatory action of some sort by Russia is one possible consequence of a U.S. attack on Syria.
I think if this situation were to arise, we really cannot know what would result; it's terra incognita and all the more dangerous for that.
 

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I think if this situation were to arise, we really cannot know what would result; it's terra incognita and all the more dangerous for that.
Agreed, particularly with the incompetent amateurs (Obama & Co.) who would formulate the US response.
 

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Basically the Sunni's go with their west and their counterparts the Shiite's go with Russia. Too little for Russia perhaps but conveniently sided as per religious differentiations.

If there is no regime change in Syria now with Russia heavily in it then I give them a decade. They will be crawling for help after Russian freaking mobs start bullying the streets with rackets and all that typical Russian stuff.
 

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It's not that there's a serious concern that Russia would retaliate, BUT...................stranger things have happened, and who knows with any certainty what Iran, Russia and China may or may not have worked out. One thing is for certain, slight as the risk may be, if the US found itself at war with all three of them, it ain't no slam dunk, sure the US may prevail in the end, but what would THAT price tag look like????
 
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