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NanLaew    8,235
4 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

The Americans would seem to have some information on where the planes took off from, that launched the chemical strike.

50 Missiles is a lot, so I guess the idea was to render the place completely unusable again.

...and place Assad, Putin and Khamenei on notice.

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NanLaew    8,235
1 minute ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Given they have probably been expecting such an attack since Obama's "line in the sand", it might have done little real damage, depending on how deep they are buried. If done properly, only the deep penetration bombs would do much damage.

I would wager that the 59 Tomahawk's will have for all intents and purposes, pretty much buggered it.

 

Coming soon... B52 carpet bombing. Just for a few hours though.

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craigt3365    17,977

Interesting comment.  Russian soldiers were at these bases 48 hours ago.  If so, were they aware of the use of chemical weapons?  If so, all bets are off.  But it's been confirmed Russian soldiers were there.  The US was in touch with Russia regarding these soldiers.  Who were obviously evacuated.

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thaibeachlovers    9,437
3 minutes ago, craigt3365 said:

Libya is better off than Syria.  But yes, both places are a mess.  No easy answers.

No easy answers.

Exactly, and in my opinion, none that turn out well for anyone.

If the US bombs Assad out of power it will be a civil war between all the opposing rebel groups. If it sends in troops, it will be worse than Iraq.

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hyku1147    1,474
6 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

No dispute that that is horrible, but one must know who to take the fight too, and that is by no means clear so far, I believe. Entirely possible it was done by IS, or as I think the Russians said, caused when a rebel gas depot was hit by non gas weapons.

Obama back tracked on his threat to "do something" before, but he made the right decision, IMO.

Yes, we definitely need all the facts.

 

Nevil Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler is  a lesson from history that is frequently ignored.

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NanLaew    8,235
6 minutes ago, Rob13 said:

Who makes the cruise missles and whats trumps holdings in that company?:coffee1:

Raytheon makes them and there's no evidence of Trump interests.

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NanLaew    8,235
1 minute ago, attrayant said:

What a difference four years makes. 

 

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Did Trump get congressional approval?

Didn't need it for Gorsuch to (eventually) get on the Supreme Court so why should this be any different?

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