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originally posted by: youcanttellthepeople
a reply to: Scouse100
Thanks for posting that. Calm, level-headed - and didn't give in to the host. Well played to that man.
I'm surprised thus far how few voices there are asking why there wasn't a proper investigation first before pressing the button.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
originally posted by: buellmph
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: Vector99
He didn't kill anyone. He just bombed an obscure air force base. Something else is going on here.
You have to back up those "red lines" every once in awhile.
Trump never said that he would never protect the innocent. There are some reasons worth battle. Morality is the best reason. This was not done for political reasons, it was done for moral reasons. This was not political. If it was, they would have wasted time on useless sanctions, etc. There is a difference between protecting the innocent and nation building.
America can be strong morally. Trump always said that the US needs to be respected in the world. Part of looking out for America first is being sure that our enemies realize that we are strong. North Korea and other countries now know that Trump is not going to ignore the rest of the world, as so many have falsely spread.
It was a direct response to an attack on civilians, and the response was measured and limited.
Those thinking that Trump acted rashly are not looking at the whole story. Some act like Trump picked up the phone and ordered a strike. That's not what happened.
Trump met with Joint Chiefs of Staff, military and intelligence extensively. The chemical attack was from planes that were Syrian. It was not a terrorist attack. They did not jump into this or take it lightly. It was a deliberate measured response.
originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: tommyjo
6 MiG-23 aircraft destroyed in US strike on Syrian airfield, runway undamaged – Russian MoD
So 59 tomahawks fired in order to destroy 6 Mig-23.
Quick math : MIG-23 unit cost : 6.6 M multiplied by 6 = 39.6 M
59 Tomahawks unit cost : 1.59 M multiplied by 59 = 93.81 M
Difference : 54.21 M in favour of Assad VS US taxpayers
originally posted by: Enderdog
a reply to: DBCowboy
Too many things come together, too neatly for this to be anything but political craft...and well done, IMO.
Nerve gas attack, purportedly. But, no pics of anything but children victims....no mothers...no fathers...
Assad definitely isn't stupid enough to order that, when we just announced last week officially, that removing him is off the table.
Russia gets warned in advance of our attack, so they can move their military to a safe location.
Pr.ess gets told that going home at their regular time, might be a bad move on their part.
Two day response time... and some warhawk public support in the deal...
Syria is Russia's ally....so how could Trump be in Putin's pocket?...and it blows everything else off the front page. No or vey low casualties....but, good fodder for blustering and saber rattling.......maybe eveneven threats to blow up some Israeli #, in retaliation?
Big show of pinpoint accuracy with lots of million dollar missiles blowing expensive # up....
And then Trump goes to dinner with China....perhaps the conversation included something about their delinquent child North Korea....who has been causing some problems lately?
Just my theory, of course....