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Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria
Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept 7, 2013 | David S. Cloud

Posted on 09/07/2013 8:37:24 PM PDT by Innovative

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To: CommieCutter

“This is going to be WWIII I bet.”

Looks like Russia is taking it “personally” — do we really want to go to war with Russia for no good reason?!

Russia cancels Syria lobbying mission to D.C.; More Russian war ships reportedly head for Mediterranean

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57601648/russia-cancels-syria-lobbying-mission-to-d.c.-more-russian-war-ships-reportedly-head-for-mediterranean/

“The RIA-Novosti agency said two ships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the frigate Smetlivyi and the landing ship Nicholai Filchenkov, an electronic surveillance vessel, were ready to head to the region, according to a high-ranking source in the defense ministry. Russian news agencies said at the end of August that the navy was dispatching an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean.

Russia has a military base on Syria’s west coast at Tartus, and has been slowly increasing its naval presence in the region, along with the U.S., in recent weeks. “


51 posted on 09/08/2013 7:55:46 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Would Obama open a Pandora’s box with a Syrian strike?

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Would+Obama+open+Pandora+with+Syrian+strike/8879925/story.html

“What is the risk that terrorists could obtain Syria’s chemical weapons?

A: It’s pretty high should the regime collapse and Syria dissolve into political and social chaos. Jeffrey White, a defence analyst at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said in an interview that the weapons are secured in special chemical weapons storage facilities. There is always the danger, however, that rebel forces could overrun them. In this case, the enduring threat against the U.S. and its allies comes more from rebel actions than from the regime of Bashar Assad.”


52 posted on 09/08/2013 8:01:55 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Putin is playing a strong hand against Obama. Obama doesn’t want to look weak (too late). This leads to a situation where neither will want to back down. Not good.

Obama has painted himself into a corner. If the ramifications weren’t so serious, I’d be sitting down with popcorn in hand.

I think this could get very ugly.

If you’re going in, do it. Don’t wait for weeks while your opponents regroup and outflank you.

Obama, you’re a pussy. You’re about to get our ass kicked to prove you aren’t. Not gonna happen. You’ll always be a pussy. Our nation will pay.

The intellect of a nine year old, with his finger on the nuclear trigger. What could go wrong?


53 posted on 09/08/2013 8:06:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: VideoDoctor
...their only alternative to an ECONOMY and GROWING DEBT that can not be sustained much longer.

Wrecking our economy was only one piece of Obama's overall plan to destroy our country. Enabling our enemies is another important aspect in his long-term planning, and his second term is the time where he can really act on that part with impunity.

54 posted on 09/08/2013 8:08:35 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

And now he wants us to get involved in a war on the side of Al Qaeda...

“Just Friday, a rebel group claimed responsibility for a chemical attack for which “intelligence” tags Syrian strongman Bashar Assad. Another rebel group was exposed for summarily executing captured Syrian soldiers. These are the kinds of rebels who appear to hold sway, hardly the “moderates” that Mr. Kerry insists “intelligence” shows to be dominant.

War-weary Americans deserve the facts. Right now, from this administration, they’re not getting them. “

Strike Syria? Think again

http://triblive.com/opinion/editorials/4658884-74/intelligence-think-attack#axzz2eIPPYpaD


55 posted on 09/08/2013 8:14:33 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

One of our carriers is going to be at the party, and the George Washington may be rerouted from the Persian Gulf. Carrier based planes are going to be part of the attack, and will remain there to enforce a No Fly Zone until the authorization expires.


56 posted on 09/08/2013 8:27:29 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Innovative

Not going to take ‘NO’ for an answer, are they?


57 posted on 09/08/2013 8:32:19 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Innovative

Mission creep already. What a shock. And bam-bam doesn’t even have France, anymore. The USSA will be all by it’s lonesome in this.


58 posted on 09/08/2013 10:47:12 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Innovative

I believe Russia said they will defend Syria from foreign aggression.


59 posted on 09/08/2013 12:59:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Innovative; Nachum; 444Flyer

FYI, Israel has moved an Iron Dome to the Jerusalem area.

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Iron-Dome-rocket-defense-battery-deployed-in-Jerusalem-area-325545

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4427238,00.html


60 posted on 09/08/2013 2:39:21 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Innovative

Putin preparing to show Obama how “Diplomatic compromise?” is still possible ...

‘Monday Meeting’....... Syria, Iran and Russia working on counter-proposal to U.S. strike.

The plan, which will be discussed by Putin and the Iranian FM on Monday, moots democratic transition in stages and expedited elections without Assad.

While United States President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry continue their never-ending efforts to convince the Congress and America’s allies to support an attack on Syria, Iran and Russia are promoting a proposal for a diplomatic compromise that could prevent such an attack.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/.premium-1.545890


61 posted on 09/08/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: DoughtyOne

See post 61...looks like Putins meeting with Syria, and Iran to hatch out a counter proposal to Obamas “fire”....but diplomatically..without Assad.


62 posted on 09/08/2013 5:09:47 PM PDT by caww
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To: RedMDer

I just posted that Putins going to show Obama how to do this diplomatically.....he’s meeting with Syria and Iran tomorrow...they have a plan apparently which will not include Assad...

Stunning how over this past year Russia has taken the lead on the International stage..but our news doesn’t report on it!

HE’s hosted many International Conferences just in the past year....In Russia... we use to host. He is playing his cards and our media ignores it!


63 posted on 09/08/2013 5:13:42 PM PDT by caww
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To: maine-iac7

Wow!

I’d get out of Charleston.


64 posted on 09/08/2013 5:27:40 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Lil Flower

I think you could well be on to the truth, frankly.

And Roll, Tide, Roll!


65 posted on 09/08/2013 5:33:58 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: HollyB
FYI, Israel has moved an Iron Dome to the Jerusalem area.

BTTT

Thanks HollyB!

66 posted on 09/08/2013 5:54:44 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Habakkuk 2;Isaiah 55)
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To: Innovative
And here we go.. limited strike turns into more extended one, then it turns into a full scale war... then Russia gets involved against us and we'll have a full fledged WW 3. Way to go, Obama -- when at this point there are NO US INTERESTS involved, but let's have a little war to distract for Obama's problems like Benghazi, the IRS scandal of targeting conservative groups, who knows what is really going on with the NSA, the Obamacare coming disaster and so on...

We've seen it all before. There is even a handy little term: Mission Creep....

67 posted on 09/08/2013 6:31:31 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: Leaning Right
It's not the left this time. They are against this adventure as much as the right is. This war is being sought by Obama and Kerry, and to a lesser extent by the neocon Republicans. No one else wants it.

Absolutely, spot on correct. Well said. Too bad the American people who re-elected not to mention elected in the first term weren't well educated enough to see him for what he is: An Islamist in Democrat (sheep's) clothing. I blame the public schools. For which I share a small measure of the blame. I'm an educator, after all with 24+ years on the job. I've tried my whole career to fight this sort of nonsense and it's getting very tiresome. I think in a few years I might retire.

68 posted on 09/08/2013 6:36:54 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: caww

If he can accomplish that our media will have report it somehow.


69 posted on 09/08/2013 6:46:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Innovative
Bears repeating from smoking Rep. Joe 'You Lie Obama' Wilson: "“Why was there no call for military response in April?” Wilson asked Secretary of State John Kerry during the hearing. “Was it delayed to divert attention today from the Benghazi, IRS, NSA scandals; the failure of Obamacare enforcement; the tragedy of the White House-drafted sequestration or the upcoming debt limit vote? Again, why was there no call for military response four months ago when the president’s red line was crossed?”

Why now? The Obamacare October 1st start 'deadline' and all the scandals. Typical Democrat - Start a war to get out of crises/scandals.

Any chance the Joint Chiefs will refuse?

70 posted on 09/08/2013 10:30:11 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Innovative
Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria


’We’re not talking about war’: Kerry outlines ’unbelievably small’ strike on Syria

Which is it? Does the clown admin even have a plan? I seriously doubt it.........
71 posted on 09/09/2013 6:58:58 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Innovative
A non-conservative friend in Europe said there's two ways to deal with Syria: total takeover like Germany at end of WW2 or do nothing. We don't have the political will to do the first so doing nothing seems appropriate. Half measures are failures.

The situation could easily be allowed to fester until the next Republican, where it'd be said he (or she) 'lied us into war,' and protests of 'no blood for oil' will be nightly news, etc.

72 posted on 09/09/2013 9:47:34 AM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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