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    US Prepares for Possible Cruise Missile Attack on Syria Government Forces

    CBS News has learned that the Pentagon is making the initial preparations for a cruise missile attack on Syrian government forces. We say "initial preparations" because such an attack won't happen until the president gives the green light. And it was clear during an interview on CNN Friday that he is not there yet.

    "If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country, without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented," the president told CNN, "then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it -- 'do we have the coalition to make it work?' Those are considerations that we have to take into account."


    The attack on the Damascus suburbs, which left hundreds dead this week, is looking more and more like a poison gas was used. The United States warned Syria months ago that using chemical weapons could provoke a U.S. response.
    U.S. detected activity at Syria chemical weapons sites before attack
    Hundreds dead in Syria after alleged chemical weapons attack
    Syria opposition group claims 1,300 killed in chemical attack in Damascus suburbs
    President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, sent out a Tweet on Friday, calling what happened "an apparent CW (chemical weapons) attack." And the commander of U.S. forces in the Mediterranean has ordered Navy warships to move closer to Syria to be ready for a possible cruise missile strike.
    U.S. preps for possible cruise missile attack on Syrian gov't forces - CBS News

    It looks like very a complicated conflict. On one side you have many insurgents from different factions fighting the Syrian government. Now, if we help the wrong faction(s), heavy weapons could be used against us in another regional conflict. I am thinking about the weapons we (International community) sent to Libya and found in Mali (French intervention) and probably see some of these weapons in the Nigerian rebel hands.

    If the US strike with missiles, I don't know that the Russians will give a free pass. I guess everybody should think about all the consequences BEFORE we go, because it could be the spark for something much more bigger.

    Again, I don't think that we should go in something that is not our fight.

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    Another article to debunk the claim of chemical weapon.

    Experts Doubt Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims

    CBS News reports that the U.S. is finalizing plans for war against Syria - and positioning ships to launch cruise missiles against the Syrian government - based on the claim that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people.
    The last time the U.S. blamed the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack, that claim was was debunked.
    But is the claim that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people true this time?
    It's not surprising that Syria's close ally - Russia - is expressing doubt. Agence France-Presse (AFP) notes:

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    We are being duped by the White House, the Muslim Brotherhood and the media.

    First, it appears that Obama and gang were running guns to the Syrian rebels through the Benghazi facility. That operation went up in flames and 400 anti-aircraft missiles were stolen, some of which are likely to be used against us.

    Second, Alex Jones claims that the videos of the gas attacks on Syrian civilians were uploaded to YouTube the day Before the reported attack.

    � Video Footage of ‘Chemical Weapons Attack’ Uploaded Before it Happened? Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

    We have seen numerous fake claims of attacks, injuries and deaths in the past when Muslims were involved. Why should anyone believe that this chemical weapons attack is real?

    Oops? Al Jazeera Airs Footage of Apparently Injured Protester Miraculously Getting Better | Video | TheBlaze.com

    You can believe that the Syrian government does have chemical weapons. When we were going into Iraq the Israelis told us that we would not find Saddam's weapons of mass destruction because he had already moved them into Syria. I just do not have faith that the Muslim Brotherhood is telling us the truth.

    Saddam's WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli Says - The New York Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Tireur View Post
    If the US strike with missiles, I don't know that the Russians will give a free pass. I guess everybody should think about all the consequences BEFORE we go, because it could be the spark for something much more bigger.

    Again, I don't think that we should go in something that is not our fight.
    I don't think the Russians are going to give us a free pass on anything. They know we have an extraordinarily weak president, plus the Syrian government is an ally of Russia.

    Once again, I think the world will be a better place if we just let all the Muslim countries kill each other. We need to stay out of it. We can no longer afford to be the policemen of the world and we have nothing to gain anywhere by going after the Syrian government.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    If the Syrian government does like Saddam Hussein by taking some civilians in hot spots as shield, or miss a target and kill civilians, you can be insured that all the djihadists are going to exploit it and recruit more fundamentalists for their cause. I wouldn't give them a single opportunity to make the US and the allies look bad.

    As you may know, they love propaganda on their networks, and we shouldn't fall in this trap.

    It is a Middle East issue that should be resolved by the Arab league, in other words regional countries should resolve this problem themselves.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    Well, buck ofama wants to move our fleet close to Syria.
    Problem?
    Russia has a full fleet there already.
    Guess buck ofama wants a war with Russia?

    Assad today says, it was not the government but the rebels who carried out the chemical attack.
    And he has warned the US, leave us alone or face the wrath.
    See above on the fleet.

    Putin in his own way says the fleet is there to protect Russian interests and any interference by anyone will be dealt with.

    So, stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Tireur View Post
    If the Syrian government does like Saddam Hussein by taking some civilians in hot spots as shield, or miss a target and kill civilians, you can be insured that all the djihadists are going to exploit it and recruit more fundamentalists for their cause. I wouldn't give them a single opportunity to make the US and the allies look bad.
    There is nothing that we can do that will make us look good. It appears that our fearless leader is still trying to impress the Muslim Brotherhood in the hope that they will take over the Muslim world in the Middle East and then be appreciative for all the help we provided. It isn't going to happen that way. We are still infidels and they are still dedicated to our destruction (if they survive the Syrian and Egyptian military). The Muslim Brotherhood is playing Obummer like a fiddle.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    We've made the mistake of helping jihadists and expecting them to appreciate it before. Our assistance for the Mujahadeen against the Soviets was the genesis of Osama bin Laden's rise to prominence. Soon as the Soviets were ejected they turned on us. It's a little like trying to keep a pet Copperhead. Even if you feed it, it will still want to kill you.

    We need to learn from our mistakes. Staying the hell outta Syria's civil war is our best move. Obama and his stupid red-line statements will just get us into a war in which we have no business, no stake, and no way of coming out ahead. Sucking up to the Muslim Brotherhood may be his hobby, but it doesn't make good policy.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

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    Okay, I am actually a day late and a dollar short on this subject.

    Anyways, Russian fleet off Syria and buck ofama wants to send our fleet?
    I smell war.
    Could be, buck ofama finally will get his base wish...all out world war, muslims versus the rest, the russians versus us, china versus whomever (probably sit it out and wait to pick up the pieces).
    And it will be a world war we will NOT win!

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    The Russian president would enjoy nothing more than going toe-to-toe with Obama. He considers him to be a dilettante and a pansy.

    [Kinda hard to argue with that.]

    Obama could use a war to divert attention from the scandals plaguing his administration's record of using executive agencies like political brass knuckles and tax dollars like a personal piggy bank to reward friends and take expensive vacations.

    So basically I figure inside of a month we'll be shooting at Syria and dodging Russian retaliation. The guy hates our military, he isn't beyond getting more of them killed to further his political aims.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    We've made the mistake of helping jihadists and expecting them to appreciate it before. Our assistance for the Mujahadeen against the Soviets was the genesis of Osama bin Laden's rise to prominence. Soon as the Soviets were ejected they turned on us. It's a little like trying to keep a pet Copperhead. Even if you feed it, it will still want to kill you.

    We need to learn from our mistakes. Staying the hell outta Syria's civil war is our best move. Obama and his stupid red-line statements will just get us into a war in which we have no business, no stake, and no way of coming out ahead. Sucking up to the Muslim Brotherhood may be his hobby, but it doesn't make good policy.
    There is also an important issue beside the geopolitics, the economy. How much all of that will cost and who is going to pay? Perhaps the bankers private corporation which is the federal reserve has a special interest to create more money to pay for military expenditures. One more time, and it is the characteristic of the Keynesian economic model to print money indefinitely and empower the state. In the opposite, more money created would diminish the buying power of the people (the hidden tax).

    So, I believe that this intervention will do much more damage, than what the intend is suppose to do.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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