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US moves forces toward Syria
AP ^ | 8-24-13 | Bradley Klapper

Posted on 08/24/2013 7:04:53 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists

the Obama administration prepared for a possible military response by moving naval forces closer to Syria.

Obama discussed the situation in Syria by telephone with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the White House said. It was Obama's first known conversation with a foreign leader about Syria since the reports this week that hundreds of Syrians had been killed by the alleged chemical attack in a suburb of Damascus, the capital.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; forces; hizbollah; iran; iraq; israel; lebanon; moves; naval; navy; obama; operationdesertclown; randsconcerntrolls; russia; syria; syriachemicalweapons; waronterror
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We're going in regardless of the truth. This war was preplanned 12 years ago. Next stop Iran . . .
1 posted on 08/24/2013 7:04:53 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists
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To: Deathtomarxists

For the first time in my life my heart desires to participate in an anti-war rally. But where are all the peaceniks that usually organize these things? Obama must have rounded them all up and shipped them off to colorado to get high for the duration of that US-Syrian war.


2 posted on 08/24/2013 7:06:08 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: Deathtomarxists

No Congress, no UN, just the WH - what possibly could go wrong???


3 posted on 08/24/2013 7:08:02 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

Worked so well in Libya./sarc


4 posted on 08/24/2013 7:10:37 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: elpadre

I don’t believe in fighting UN wars anyway but even without UN “approval” Obama will talk about bringing “order” and “peace” to the situation.

I’m on the stay out team for this one.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 7:10:42 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Don’t do it.


6 posted on 08/24/2013 7:11:45 PM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Any million man marches in Europe to stop the baby killer Obama?


7 posted on 08/24/2013 7:12:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Is it just me or did the “Arab Spring” pretty much come to a screeching halt once the bodies started piling up in Syria? I think the citizens in other countries might have decided that turning their towns into rubble and dying under the treads of tanks doesn’t sound as appealing as it did a few years ago.

Maybe Obama thinks he can get it started again with a fresh infusion of American blood.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 7:14:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: novemberslady
"Arabs make terrible enemies and even worse allies" -Napolean Bonepart, in his memiors.

What was true 250 years ago is even more true today. Paying attention to history is an important duty.

9 posted on 08/24/2013 7:15:48 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Deathtomarxists
This war was preplanned 12 years ago.

Please post a source for this important information.

10 posted on 08/24/2013 7:16:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Let’s list all of the good things about moving forces toward Syria.

One,............


11 posted on 08/24/2013 7:16:28 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Dallas59

12 posted on 08/24/2013 7:17:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

$4!T

We don’t need to go to war over this.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 7:17:55 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Another Nobel peace prize for Obie.


14 posted on 08/24/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Some US ships will be lost to the supersonic anti-ship missiles that Syria has. They are wicked and countermeasures are iffy if many are launched at a ship at the same time.
The Russians made a good system when they made the Yakhont.
They are powered by a kerosine burning ramjet and travel at about 1800mph. Range is 300km+ They are in Latakia and possibly aboard some ships.


15 posted on 08/24/2013 7:21:55 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

ChemTonkin for the ObaJohnson, very nice.

So much has change, right?


16 posted on 08/24/2013 7:22:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Deathtomarxists

I wonder what would happen to the general staff officer that refused the illegal attack on a country that is not currently ins state of war against us; and with no legal authority from Congress.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 7:24:21 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Bobalu
Dirty little bird.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Bobalu
Back in the late Fifties during the war game scenarios often acted out by our military and intelligence people, an incident like you describe in your first sentence always led to a nuclear exchange that unfolded either immediately or incrementally over a two week period.

This does not bode well.

19 posted on 08/24/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: mylife

Yes. Can’t the country see what this guy is all about?


20 posted on 08/24/2013 7:27:53 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: JSteff

Apparently not.


21 posted on 08/24/2013 7:30:51 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

“This message came to me concerning Damascus: ‘Look, Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted. Sheep will graze in the streets and lie down unafraid. There will be no one to chase them away. The fortified cities of Israel will also be destroyed, and the power of Damascus will end. The few left in Aram will share the fate of Israel’s departed glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Isaiah 17:1-3 (NLT)


22 posted on 08/24/2013 7:31:39 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Deathtomarxists

Hell Yeah, now we can show them heathens how tough are gay and women fighters are.


23 posted on 08/24/2013 7:33:01 PM PDT by soupbone1
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To: Deathtomarxists

Well, this source ain’t Debka but it might be accurate


24 posted on 08/24/2013 7:34:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Deathtomarxists

Have to disagree with you. We could have taken out Iran in 2009 without firing a shot. Obama sided with the Imans over the people.


25 posted on 08/24/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Interesting. if that’s the case this may end the Iran proxy wars.

sure wish Bush was here.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 7:35:00 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for our country...Pray for America and the brave souls who are defending us!)
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To: Vermont Lt

Oh, Obama said “I don’t need no Steenkin Congress!” don”t you know.

I’m starting to like ron Paul...yikes!


27 posted on 08/24/2013 7:36:36 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for our country...Pray for America and the brave souls who are defending us!)
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To: Deathtomarxists

This war was not planned 12 years ago. It might have been war gamed..but not planned. How do I know? Because any plan to remove Syria would not have consisted on setting the whole region on fire first...like Obama has done. We would not have put the Muslim Brotherhood and AQ in power in Egypt and Libya first. We would not have armed a bunch of Islamist terrorists and sent them in to Syria first where they could lay in wait for our own troops. It is insanity to think that Obama is following some predetermined goal made 12 years ago under the Bush administration.

It makes no sense, unless our goal is to lose the war.


28 posted on 08/24/2013 7:39:59 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Bingo!!


29 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:36 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: gaijin

P-800 Yakhont launch, 20 seconds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4AW1XHUcAsQ#t=29


30 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BenLurkin; Deathtomarxists

“This war was preplanned 12 years ago.

Please post a source for this important information.”

Whether or not this was preplanned 12 years ago, I have no idea.

However, at the time I thought to myself that after Iraq, Syria would be next and then Iran would all fall like dominoes although it would be a very slow process. It is much slower than I had anticipated.

I am not agreeing with Deathtomarxists nor disagreeing with you. I’m simply stating what went through my mind in 2003.


31 posted on 08/24/2013 7:43:48 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Deathtomarxists
This war was preplanned 12 thousands of years ago.

There. Fixed it.

32 posted on 08/24/2013 7:45:59 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: Publius

In 1959, Pat Frank’s novel, “Alas Babylon” started WWIII in Syria..


33 posted on 08/24/2013 7:47:28 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The GOP, the ultimate battered wife? Or willing co-conspirators?)
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To: Deathtomarxists

One Russian Soldier dies or one Chinese Soldier dies we could have a real problem.


34 posted on 08/24/2013 7:53:37 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Deathtomarxists
bit what about that WE DONT TAKE SIDES Mission Statement?


35 posted on 08/24/2013 7:56:05 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: gaijin

lol!


36 posted on 08/24/2013 8:03:43 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: BenLurkin

Obama is emperor Palpatine. With that commie in charge of the US War Machine I fear he cannot be stopped.


37 posted on 08/24/2013 8:05:29 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Deathtomarxists

I’m certainly 100% against getting involved in Syria, but I’m not about to share any of my ‘protest’ space with any grubby, dopehead hippie scum. They’re the Obama-voting idiots that helped turn this country into such a tyrannical cesspool. I’d just as soon ship them off to Syria to meet up with those “rebel” al-Qaeda jihadists that Obama so lovingly supports. And then see how many of them manage to get back with their heads still attached.


38 posted on 08/24/2013 8:08:34 PM PDT by greene66
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To: lurk
What forces?.....he turned “One” ship around to return to the other three that are always in the Mediterraian....”One”....and that one was on a return trip home.

There's a lot more “maneuvering” left to do....even Cameron said they'll be putting together a document with the UN to give Assad one more chance....so this has far to go yet.

39 posted on 08/24/2013 8:13:56 PM PDT by caww
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To: MeshugeMikey

Very good!


40 posted on 08/24/2013 8:14:34 PM PDT by caww
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To: BenLurkin

“This war was preplanned 12 years ago.
Please post a source for this important information.”

certainly everything that happens in this world had been planned for years. you just need to ask, why wouldn’t it be? that is the nature of the human race. its been true throughout history. the wealthy and the intellectuals have a need to impose their will on others.

especially after ww2, when it was said never again, people have been designing a world of control of the masses.
if you look at world events in the last 60 years, they fit that model.


41 posted on 08/24/2013 8:15:21 PM PDT by willywill
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To: greene66

I’m certainly 100% against getting involved in Syria, but I’m not about to share any of my ‘protest’ space with any grubby, dopehead hippie scum. They’re the Obama-voting idiots that helped turn this country into such a tyrannical cesspool. I’d just as soon ship them off to Syria to meet up with those “rebel” al-Qaeda jihadists that Obama so lovingly supports. And then see how many of them manage to get back with their heads still attached.


Good post. Find the side in the Middle East that hates the Christians/Jews the most and that seems to be the side Obama consistently supports.

We live in interesting times.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 8:15:29 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: TigerClaws

If that happens in the time frame currently....might be Russia will soon follow with attacks on Israel....which too will happen in time.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 8:17:00 PM PDT by caww
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To: miliantnutcase

The quality of the men and women in American service is likely to decline.


44 posted on 08/24/2013 8:18:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Deathtomarxists
Somebody please explain to me why we would send troops into a country led by a dictator who is no friend of the U.S. and is fighting against a group of Islamic terrorists who killed 3,000 innocent Americans on 9/11/2001?
45 posted on 08/24/2013 8:18:07 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Obama is pulling a Klintoon and....WAGGING.......THE......DOG


46 posted on 08/24/2013 8:19:18 PM PDT by kingpins10
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To: miliantnutcase

Well, the “US War Machine” has been preoccupied of late, with gay-pride festivities overseas, and serving up drag-queen groups stateside to promote “diversity.”

Count me as someone who no longer has much faith in our military. Not to mention, dwindling respect. When institutions embrace evil, the whole ball-game changes.


47 posted on 08/24/2013 8:26:02 PM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

We need to send the anti war left to be human shields over there...lol...like they did with Saddam.


48 posted on 08/24/2013 8:26:52 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: greene66

yes we could not punch our way through a gay pride banner with these pregnant women.


49 posted on 08/24/2013 8:28:12 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: soupbone1

OPERATION DESERT CLOWN


50 posted on 08/24/2013 8:36:56 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do`s it ----- ----- -----)
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