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Report: US strike on Syria to be 'significantly larger than expected'
JPost ^ | 9/6/2013 | Staff

Posted on 09/06/2013 11:25:11 AM PDT by mojito

Despite statements from both US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry that a US-led strike on Syria would be a "limited and tailored" military attack, ABC News reported on Thursday that the strike planned by Obama's national security team is "significantly larger" than most have anticipated.

According to ABC News, in additional to a salvo of 200 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from four Navy destroyers stationed in the eastern Mediterranean, the US is also planning an aerial campaign that is expected to last two days.

This campaign potentially includes an aerial bombardment of missiles and long range bombs from US-based B-2 stealth bombers that carry satellite-guided bombs, B-52 bombers, that can carry air-launched cruise missiles and Qatar-based B-1s that carry long-range, air-to-surface missiles, both ABC News and The New York Times reported.

"This military strike will do more damage to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad's forces in 48 hours than the Syrian rebels have done in two years," a national security official told ABC News.

Meanwhile, Obama has directed the Pentagon to expand the list of potential targets in Syria following reports Assad's forces have moved troops and equipment used to employ chemical weapons in anticipation of the US-led strike against them, the Times reported on Thursday.

In order to degrade Assad's ability to use chemical weapons, the list of 50 or so major sites has to be expected, officials told the Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: congress; corruption; obama; syria; teaparty; tyranny
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Big bad Barry bashes Bashir.
1 posted on 09/06/2013 11:25:11 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
significantly larger than expected

*DRINK*

2 posted on 09/06/2013 11:25:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito

We’d be better off taking out Iranian nuclear weapon facilities.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 11:28:11 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mojito

Que the left’s moral outrage in 5, 4, 3....never mind.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 11:28:14 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: mojito

OBAMA SPENDS TAXPAYER MONEY AND RISKS AMERICAN LIVES SO HE CAN HELP AL-QAEDA!


5 posted on 09/06/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mojito

FUBO!! IDIOT!! TRAITOR!! LOSER!!


6 posted on 09/06/2013 11:28:48 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: dfwgator

Solution, do not give this guy an open ended invitation to attack. Vote NO, in fact, vote hell no.

We cannot give up on this, write and call your rep daily to get the point across. I and I hope most here do now want this war.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 11:29:17 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: dfwgator
significantly larger than expected

*munch, munch*
I detect boots.

8 posted on 09/06/2013 11:29:53 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: dfwgator

Why don’t they just post a schedule and link for live video feeds?


9 posted on 09/06/2013 11:29:55 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: mojito

It takes a child to RAZE a village.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 11:30:08 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: mojito

This is an act of war.

All the dancing around to avoid Russia and China in the cold war ...

...and now it comes down to this. Some stinkin’ Islamic sandhole in the middle east...

Do you know where your fallout shelter is?


11 posted on 09/06/2013 11:30:58 AM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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To: mojito
Big bad Barry bashes Bashir.

More likely: Bathhouse Barry baits bear, bungles bigtime.

12 posted on 09/06/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Mouton

At least a positive here...two hundred of the cruise missiles used up. He’ll have to move the military budget up a notch by the end of the year to replenish them. Course...if the Russian umbrella takes down half of them....it might trigger some harsh talk at the Pentagon over ‘what next’?


13 posted on 09/06/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: mojito
"This military strike will do more damage to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad's forces in 48 hours than the Syrian rebels have done in two years," a national security official told ABC News.

Not if the Russians are there waiting on them with their S-300s warmed up and rarin' to go.

14 posted on 09/06/2013 11:32:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mojito

Deafening silence from the formerly anti-war Leftists (who were not anti-war, just anti-EVIL BOOSH!)...


15 posted on 09/06/2013 11:32:33 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: shove_it

Fear not, the French are with us ...


16 posted on 09/06/2013 11:33:14 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: dfwgator
significantly larger than expected

That's what she said...

17 posted on 09/06/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: mojito

Our President appears to be willing to empty his bag of political capital on this and go it entirely alone. For what motive? Personal pride? Muslim/Marxist ideology? To do the bidding of the God of Israel to set up the events of the final spasms of history?

This is July 1, 1863, and our President is Robert E Lee.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 11:33:59 AM PDT by lurk
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To: mojito
Well, that's nice to know. Now if they'll just post the target list ahead of time - four-color maps, please - we'll have us a real media event going here.

OPSEC appears to be as obsolete as the blunderbuss.

19 posted on 09/06/2013 11:34:20 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: shove_it

Excellent quip!


20 posted on 09/06/2013 11:34:26 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: mojito

Wag, wag, wag...


21 posted on 09/06/2013 11:34:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mojito

Everyone call and email your Representative.

House:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/


22 posted on 09/06/2013 11:35:43 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: mojito
Time to go shopping, FReepers!

Gas Masks at Amazon.com

23 posted on 09/06/2013 11:36:30 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Old Sarge
It sounds like the media want Obama to use Clinton's war on Serbia as a model of subduing a state from high altitude. The Left had no problem with Clinton bombing the bejeebers out of those people either.
24 posted on 09/06/2013 11:36:35 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: grobdriver

“Boots on the ground....boots on the ground....you’re lookin’ like a fool with your boots on the ground.”


25 posted on 09/06/2013 11:38:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito

The blowback from this adventure will be bigger than expected too. Obama has no idea what the consequences will be. None whatsoever.

Some of those consequences will likely be a cratering U.S. stock market and skyrocketing oil prices. Not good news for a struggling economy if you’re an ordinary American and not one of the ruling elites.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 11:38:34 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Load up on iodine pills.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 11:38:43 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I can hear the chorus: “We did it before, and we can do it again...”


28 posted on 09/06/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Mouton

Agreed. This must be 0’s baby, and his alone.


29 posted on 09/06/2013 11:39:38 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Leaning Right
Bungling big time is a Bathhouse Barry byline.
30 posted on 09/06/2013 11:39:48 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: jazusamo

I have made several calls but it never hurts to make more. :)


31 posted on 09/06/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: mojito

32 posted on 09/06/2013 11:40:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mojito

Well it worked. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS abuse of power. All forgotten.


33 posted on 09/06/2013 11:42:08 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Clinton's Bosnia = Helping Kosovoan Muslims kill Serbian Christians
Obama's Egypt = Helping the Muslim Brotherhood kill Christians
Obama's Syria = Helping Al Qaeda kill Christians

I see a pattern here.

34 posted on 09/06/2013 11:42:49 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: mojito

Cindy Sheehan, please pick up the red courtesy phone.

Cindy Sheehan, please pick up the red courtesy phone.

Cindy Sheehan, please pick up the red courtesy phone.

Oh wait, never mind. There is a dumbocrap in the white hut.


35 posted on 09/06/2013 11:42:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Starboard

Exactly...Keep the phones lit up and computers receiving emails.


36 posted on 09/06/2013 11:43:16 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: mojito

The same mentally ill agendas of Obozo Liar, McAinal, Kerry the Faux Vietnam hero, and congressional rats wanting to bomb Syria could apply to 9/11!


37 posted on 09/06/2013 11:43:21 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Paladin2
We’d be better off taking out Iranian nuclear weapon facilities

Especially since this war is supposed to be to show Iran "we mean business when Obama draws a red line".

Why not just cut to the chase and go after Iran's crossing of the red lines and let Assad see what will happen to him next time.

If Assad launched the chemical weapons attack on Aug 21 (which I have my doubts) it was probably because he had seen how Obama had reacted to Iran and North Korea's crossing of the red lines.

38 posted on 09/06/2013 11:43:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Col Frank Slade

Cruise missiles are like German V1 `buzzbombs’ and the Brits tipped them over with Spitfire wingtips.
Barry thinks the Syrians and their big friends are just going to watch them fall, like the Iraqis did?
He really is in beyond his pay grade.


39 posted on 09/06/2013 11:45:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Nice touch. esp pic #1


40 posted on 09/06/2013 11:45:24 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Let’s just send the libs into Syria to do battle.

The hypocrisy of the left is dripping serious blood.

To hell with all of them.


41 posted on 09/06/2013 11:49:12 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Doh, beat me to it.

LOL

42 posted on 09/06/2013 11:50:31 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: mojito

Mission creep from The Big Creep.


43 posted on 09/06/2013 11:50:50 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: shove_it

Blatant thievery in progress. Well done.


44 posted on 09/06/2013 11:51:45 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: mojito

Complete target list to be published in tomorrow’s edition.


45 posted on 09/06/2013 11:51:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mouton
Hello,

Unfortunately, I am extremely allergic to iodine. I'm am toast if they are needed....

MOgirl

46 posted on 09/06/2013 11:52:30 AM PDT by MOgirl (STAND)
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To: mojito

Comments to the Boner can be made at 1-202-225-0600; press 1. Feel free to voice your concerns at the marshmallows in the GOP leadership.


47 posted on 09/06/2013 11:52:33 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: mojito
Gotta use up the ammo to no good end.
48 posted on 09/06/2013 11:53:02 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: lurk
for what motive?

Never let a crisis go to waste.

With this on the table where is the IRS, Benghazi, etc.?

Better yet...will this push the National Emergency Envelope for him to declare martial law? We've all been watching the pawns be put in place for it.

A reason they can finally pass the National Universal Service Act and draft our children and even older Americans into service to country.

And don't forget about those funny looking FEMA camps either....

49 posted on 09/06/2013 11:54:35 AM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let me just share a thought with you all: 1 each Tomahawk missile costs $ 1,450,000 dollars. So Obamas first wave will cost us up front 290 $million dollars. Not counting the cost of the crews and fuel and salaries and benefits of the destroyers an the range is 1000 miles away an that is not max an lets not forget the second largest Russian naval base in the world is right next door to 4 of the targeted cities and bases.....

you guys do the math and also I forgot the interest on the loans for these missiles is lets see 4% x 290,000,000 dollars times 30 years is 348,000,000 plus the cost of buying them makes the cost to be $680,000,000.....to make a has been look like a leader??????are they friggin nuts?


50 posted on 09/06/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by straps (Angry Vet..)
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