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US readies possible missile strike against Syria - report

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Despite President Obama cautioning against intervention in Syria, the Pentagon is making “initial preparations” for a cruise missile attack on Syrian government forces, according to a new report.Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is expected to present options for such a strike at a White House meeting on Saturday, CBS News reported on Friday.

President Barack Obama is under renewed pressure to take action following the emergence of footage of what appears to be the aftermath of a toxic agent attack in a Damascus suburb on Wednesday. The forces of President Bashar Assad were assaulting a rebel stronghold in the district at the time, but deny responsibility. Moscow, which has maintained close ties with the regime, called the incident a rebel “provocation” possibly designed to derail upcoming Geneva peace talks.


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Please lets not go down this road. Lets not also bomb Syria, they already are ****ed up enough lets not make it worse.
 

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Using cruise missiles and airpower seems to be the government's MO when they're not really capable - or have the political support for - doing much of anything substantive to affect the outcome or someone else's behavior. (See: Operation Deliberate Force, Operation Desert Fox/Desert Strike, etc.) I guess in the post-Iraq and Afghanistan era we're reverting back to what Col. Andrew Bacevich called the "Gunboats and Gurkhas" strategy.
 

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Please lets not go down this road. Lets not also bomb Syria, they already are ****ed up enough lets not make it worse. [/FONT][/COLOR]
Yeah, the Russians and Assad should be allowed to kill as many civilians as they want, by any means. Stopping them would be horrible.
 

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Why should Obomba change his routine?

The last democrat president exhausted our supply of cruise missiles, causing some to be so irate, they flew airplanes into building. What will the repercussions of this president be?
 

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Why should Obomba change his routine?

The last democrat president exhausted our supply of cruise missiles, causing some to be so irate, they flew airplanes into building. What will the repercussions of this president be?
Bill Clinton caused 9/11?
 

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Bill Clinton caused 9/11?
It is one distinct possibility. The first time in '93, they didn't succeeded. In '01, they did.

Clinton was relentless in attacking the middle-east with cruise missiles. Nothing is more infuriating than having an attacker stays at a distance that can't be reached.

O-bomb-a seems determined to unite factions against us for our spineless help over there.
 

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It is one distinct possibility. The first time in '93, they didn't succeeded. In '01, they did.

Clinton was relentless in attacking the middle-east with cruise missiles. Nothing is more infuriating than having an attacker stays at a distance that can't be reached.
Wouldn't that be 'a defender that stays at a distance'?
 

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Excellent. I hope that we intend to target their capability to coordinate WMD attacks on Civilians, and their integrated air defense systems.
 

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Wouldn't that be 'a defender that stays at a distance'?
Attacking with drones?

Aiding in a civil wars not knowing who the right side is to aide?

Libya was a very bad decision.
 

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Attacking with drones?

Aiding in a civil wars not knowing who the right side is to aide?

Libya was a very bad decision.
Are we still talking about Bill?
 

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Are we still talking about Bill?
Every democrat president in recent history has started BS with nations that put us at war.

Carter changed the stabilizing powers in both Iraq and Iran leading to such messes.

Clinton kept targeting Iraq with cruise missiles.

Now look at what Obomba is doing.

It's an obonation.

In the name of freeing people harmed by their governments, we help put in place government heads that are worse than the previous.
 

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Every democrat president in recent history has started BS with nations that put us at war.

Carter changed the stabilizing powers in both Iraq and Iran leading to such messes.

Clinton kept targeting Iraq with cruise missiles.

Now look at what Obomba is doing.

It's an obonation.

In the name of freeing people harmed by their governments, we help put in place government heads that are worse than the previous.
Why did you radically change subjects? We were involved in a discussion of Bill Clinton and his strikes. Can you not deal with that?
 

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Why did you radically change subjects? We were involved in a discussion of Bill Clinton and his strikes. Can you not deal with that?
You mean O-bomb-a, right?

I'm only pointing out that it is all democrats who take these knee-jerk reactions that put our nation in harms way.

Johnson... Vietnam...

Why should Obomba be any different?

Of course he's going to take even more foolish actions in the middle-east.
 

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Truman... Korea...

At least when Republican's went into conflicts, we had results.
 

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You mean O-bomb-a, right?

I'm only pointing out that it is all democrats who take these knee-jerk reactions that put our nation in harms way.

Johnson... Vietnam...

Why should Obomba be any different?

Of course he's going to take even more foolish actions in the middle-east.
You're not going to allow anyone to question your statements regarding Clinton's strikes? Perhaps you'll answer a question or two:

1. Do you believe Clinton's strikes on Afghan were unprovoked?
2. Do you believe those strikes were unjustified?
3. Do you believe those strikes caused 9/11?
4. Should (Bill) Clinton be arrested for War Crimes?
5. How do those strikes relate to possible strikes against Assad?

Let's deal with Clinton's strikes first, then we can debate others and how they reflect on possible strikes against Assad.
 

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#1.

So, we hit a civilian target because terrorists who may have been helped by that place?

How many innocent civilians did he kill, infuriating more to become radicalized? How much did he help Osama's cause to get people to hate the infidels?
 

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#1.

So, we hit a civilian target because terrorists who may have been helped by that place?

How many innocent civilians did he kill, infuriating more to become radicalized? How much did he help Osama's cause to get people to hate the infidels?
Clinton bombed an aspirin factory to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It was all made up too. The evidence against the aspirin factory was contrived. Total BS.

Bill Clinton Bombs an Aspirin Factory

The Clinton administration will not challenge a lawsuit filed by a Saudi businessman who said the bombing last year of his pharmaceutical plant in Sudan was a "mistake" based on faulty intelligence data.

The Aug. 20, 1998, cruise missile attack, which the White House claimed was in retaliation for terrorist attacks on two U.S. embassies in Africa, came three days after President Clinton's appearance before a federal grand jury investigating his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
Clinton had 3 chances to kill Osama and he failed each time.

Bill Clinton is a scumbag. The recent reports coming out about his BS charitable foundation only confirm that fact.
 

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.... This guy is looking at you and laughing.
How do you mean?

We didn't have a military industrial complex then, and he was reluctant to enter a righteous war. That is, until Pearl Harbor.
 
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