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originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: AnkhMorpork
I think that people are spinning things. The situation in Syria is complicated. But people are jumping through hoops to make this fit some kind of thing that it is not.
There was proof that Assad was responsible for the chemical attack. The entire world was saying that, not just the US.
originally posted by: DazDaKing
a reply to: Zaphod58
A great example was anti-RPG vehicle armour for jeeps out in Iraq. DARPA was paid some silly money (I believe) to produce a super elaborate sensor system that detected the RPG and deployed a counter measure in time. It actually worked, which is impressive in its own right, but it was honestly just big boys playing with big toys.
originally posted by: alphabetaone
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Vector99
Once again, Russia doesn't want a shooting war. The US doesn't want a war with Russia. Why is that part so hard to understand? Russia isn't going to start shooting down American aircraft.
What they want and what ends up transpiring are often at odds.
Besides, how would you know any better than anyone else what Russia will and wont do? You cant make that claim any better than anyone else.
On Friday, Fox Business reported that a Russian warship has entered the eastern Mediterranean, heading towards the direction of the two U.S. Navy destroyers that were used for launching the missiles on Syria Thursday night. The Russian Frigate has left the Black Sea, gone through the Bosphorus strait and is traveling to the position of the USS Ross and the USS Porter. A U.S. Defense official told Fox News that the Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the strait “a few hours ago.” This is a breaking story, we will continue to provide updates.