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Russia Is Sending Attack Helicopters to Syria, U.S. Says
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/12/12 | Unattributed

Posted on 06/12/2012 12:00:49 PM PDT by TonyInOhio

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To: tbw2
In the new world of geo politics everyone is just happy to have the Good Ole USofA as the sole superpower. This leaves them free to exert their influence in the sphere they choose. Think China and the supposed South China Sea, India and it's "territories", Russia and Iran as a quasi confederation. France and Germany doing whatever they can to remain relevant on the world stage and using American power and influence to force change in Libya, Syria, South Africa, etc. All areas we (read I) could care less about. This also mitigates against their spending cash on any real offensive forces, as a percentage of their GDP, as a opposed to our ability and desire to spend upwards of 4% of GDP for the latest in military gear and offensive forces.
101 posted on 06/13/2012 7:03:06 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Eleutheria5
Time for Mossad to ship some Stingers to the rebels, circa Afghan/Russian conflict. Have some techno-nerds upgrade them, give them to the MB idiots, and wish them good luck. Do NOT give them state-of-the-art anything.

Do you really think having a super-sized Hamas/Hezbollah (i.e. a Muslim Brotherhood Syrian government) with 10 times Israel's land area and 3 times Israel's population, armed with MiG's and SAM's on Israel's borders is a good thing? Syria's Alawite regime has been funneling Iranian supplies to Hezbollah in exchange for Iranian aid to Syria. A Muslim Brotherhood-run Syria will devote the entire resources of the state towards killing as many Israelis as they can. The Alawites have traditionally been hostile towards Israel because they were using Arab Nationalism as a shield against Sunni Arab resentment at being ruled by Alawites. The sectarian war against Sunnis has basically destroyed the whole idea of Arab Nationalism in Syria. It's now everybody in Syria against the Sunni Arabs, who are now being financed by the Gulf's Sunni Arabs - the same people who are keeping Hamas alive and financing al Qaeda. Why would Israel shun this opportunity to reach an unspoken understanding with the Alawites - the same kind of understanding it reached with Jordan's King Hussein after the 1967 war? Especially with Egypt about to hand power over to a Muslim Brotherhood government that is about to march against Israel? If Syria's falls to the Ikhwan, Jordan won't be far behind, given its long and porous border with Syria.

102 posted on 06/13/2012 9:11:44 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: berdie

I hear ya. A the time I could not understand her goals in visiting Syria. Good grief!

103 posted on 06/13/2012 9:31:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Karliner
Beat me to it. More than stars aligning. All of Christianity is suffering from apostacy and apathy and this...and more. I think it's real close. Looks like a "hooks in their jaws," moment. The last straw will be for Islam to go to war because of the Tom and Jerry cartoons.

Now is the time to know where you will spend eternity. If you don't know, your time is running short.
104 posted on 06/13/2012 10:35:29 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: paulcissa
Nothin’ a few Stingers can’t bring down......
So you want to give Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood Stingers? Brilliant.
105 posted on 06/13/2012 11:16:06 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Zhang Fei

I don’t want Syria falling into MB hands, or the Alawites regaining mastery, or any combination. If Assad has attack helicopters, give the MB stingers. Let them just beat each other bloody and finished. The MB wants to kill as many Jooos! as possible, but Assad is in partnership with Iran and Hizbollah to utterly destroy Israel. So keep them at each other. Every attack helicopter felled by a Stinger is one less. Every MB fighter killed by an attack helicopter is one less. Let them kill each other to their hearts’ content, and that way there’s hope for Israel, Syrian Druze, Syrian Christians, Alawites, Kurds, and all the other would-be victims of them both.

106 posted on 06/13/2012 1:10:43 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Those killed since March last year comprised 9,862 civilians, 3,470 soldiers and 783 army deserters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based watchdog counts rebel fighters who are not deserters from the army as civilians
Those 3400+ killed while attempting to desert are still counted as soldiers. The Alawites take a back seat to no one, including the Sunni, for agitprop.

107 posted on 06/13/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: Zhang Fei

As I’ve said many, many times, the nice thing about a muzzie civil war is, everyone wins.

Follow the money — anyone in or out of gov’t who is opposed to US energy production should be considered as funded by OPEC and/or one or more of its member states.

108 posted on 06/13/2012 2:59:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: Quix

Obama's Satanic Hand Signals
109 posted on 06/13/2012 3:13:07 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: musicman

“There was that sense of sacred obligation that, frankly, we have lost during these last two wars,” Obama said. “I want to restore that.” It’s also important that a president speaks to military service as an OBLIGATION not just of some, but of many.”, Barack Hussein Obama Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm

110 posted on 06/13/2012 3:21:32 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Quix; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; aragorn; auggy; ...

What on Earth Is Going On in the Middle East?

The message at the link is by David Davis , the pastor of a congregation on Mount Carmel in Israel .(this congregation was planted by David Wilkerson ) He is in contact with born again believers in Syria and Egypt and many other Islamic nations . He goes into detail about what is going on and the persecution and exactly what this so called democracy movement is doing . It’s very much worth taking the little bit of time to listen to it .

111 posted on 06/13/2012 5:42:23 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Lera

Thanks for the ping!

112 posted on 06/13/2012 7:58:13 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: All

RT (Russia) news says that the helicopters going to Syria are being *returned* to Syria after undergoing routine maintenance and that Syria currently has no orders for new helicopters.

Sounds to me like another Clinton is trying to wag a dog for the upcoming election.

113 posted on 06/14/2012 11:24:33 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Lera
What on Earth Is Going On in the Middle East?

Daniel 7:8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.


The third horn/king was uprooted 2011, Muammar Kaddafi, before that Hosni Mubarak and Saddam Hussein. Uprooted is the perfect word as these three had nearly 100 years of combined rule in the Islamic world.

As for the little one…

Daniel 8:23 “In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise.

The stern faced king stands up!

Isaiah 17:1 The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.

Tick tock…

See: Psalm 83 for the lineup ... and Google Amman seven mountains fyi.

114 posted on 06/14/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT by Jeremiah Jr (Chi ha-Olamim)
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To: TonyInOhio
Stinger bait.

115 posted on 06/14/2012 1:22:34 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Love it, both the historical anecdote and the analogue to the U.N.

116 posted on 06/15/2012 9:29:44 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: iopscusa
Your observation ( Post #25 ) is spot on !!!

The headline for this thread :

Russia Is Sending Attack Helicopters to Syria, U.S. Says

The un-American MSM turns a blind eye to :

U.S. DOD Buying Russian Attack Helicopters for Afghanistan Military

117 posted on 06/15/2012 7:37:47 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: who knows what evil?

Time for a little Gog & Magog?

118 posted on 06/17/2012 3:32:47 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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