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Offline hemm

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Trump Bombs Syria - give it 48 hours
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »
My thoughts are torn on this bombing.  Having been in that region of the world many times in uniform and seeing what I've seen makes me wonder.  Obviously assad needs to be pushing desert imho.  The nerves part is that we might end up putting (more?) troops on the ground there and for WHAT!?!?!  I'm fine using cruise missile's etc. But don't put a boot on the ground if the ROE is going to cause a single fighter to come home in a body bag.
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Re: Trump Bombs Syria - give it 48 hours
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 08:08:43 AM »
I'm torn as well, hemm.  I don't really know if Assad should be pushing desert or not, despite him being a dictator; Syria is a sovereign country, he's their problem.  It's civil war; not our problem.

On the other hand, ISIS.

I've read the US foreign policy is supporting the "rebels", ISIS.  If that's true, wtf are we doing supporting the terrorists there, and then fighting them elsewhere.

But, then again, Syria is a client state of Iran and Russia (as I understand it; I could be wrong), and that's not good.

If I had a firmer grasp of the facts, I'd be better able to judge.

You're right, though, about NO boots on the ground.

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Re: Trump Bombs Syria - give it 48 hours
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 08:46:47 AM »
I'm torn as well, hemm.  I don't really know if Assad should be pushing desert or not, despite him being a dictator; Syria is a sovereign country, he's their problem.  It's civil war; not our problem.

On the other hand, ISIS.

I've read the US foreign policy is supporting the "rebels", ISIS.  If that's true, wtf are we doing supporting the terrorists there, and then fighting them elsewhere.

But, then again, Syria is a client state of Iran and Russia (as I understand it; I could be wrong), and that's not good.

If I had a firmer grasp of the facts, I'd be better able to judge.

You're right, though, about NO boots on the ground.

 You're both right no boots on the ground!! Don't forget Hezbolla works out of Syria.  As far as I care use the bombers and any other long range system to level the place.   Their leader need to know that he personally is a target and not for capture.


  I expect that he's not sleeping in one place for more than a night.  Russia was interesting in that they did nothing last night which has to tell Assad that Russia is a show pony and not going to war for him.
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Re: Trump Bombs Syria - give it 48 hours
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 10:13:49 AM »
Assad gasses his people; we bomb Assad; ISIS benefits; Russia sides with Syria and Iran supporting Hezbollah; Israel has existential enemies among them all, except the US - unless Leftists win elections, then the US is Israel’s enemy as well...

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Re: Trump Bombs Syria - give it 48 hours
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 01:13:46 PM »
Assad is a POS, but no boots on the ground, period.  That asshole isn't worth one life.  Russia shouldn't be there but they are in a box...they cannot charge Europe up the ass for oil & gas without the pipelines, and that is the ONLY reason they are there...protecting the Almighty Petro-Ruble. 

Trump saved face, lobbed some missiles, fine, call it a day and pullback...see what all the asshats there do...it is a situation that should be contained, not entangled.
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Re: Trump Bombs Syria - give it 48 hours
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 07:30:43 AM »
Trump saved face, lobbed some missiles, fine, call it a day and pullback...see what all the asshats there do...

Saving face. I'm beginning to think this whole think is theater. It appears the Russkies had prior notification and their only response to the attack is pull their people out.

The only real result of this I see is it gets the NorK's attention. Short and round will surely take notice.
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Re: Trump Bombs Syria - give it 48 hours
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 10:53:28 AM »
Trump saved face, lobbed some missiles, fine, call it a day and pullback...see what all the asshats there do...

Saving face. I'm beginning to think this whole think is theater. It appears the Russkies had prior notification and their only response to the attack is pull their people out.

The only real result of this I see is it gets the NorK's attention. Short and round will surely take notice.

Yup, nobody is going to change the situation on the ground there much, not unless they want to get their hands really messy, it's about containment, letting everybody know you're keeping an eye on whoever, looking like you are doing something, testing toys, etc.  Even the Russians aren't dumb enough to put many of their boots on the ground, they hire mercs for that sh*t detail and their only aim is to keep the pipelines open.
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