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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: enlightenedservant
Ok so to be clear now Russia doesnt like Trump? so Putin is a good guy again? LOLOLOL
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
And it's so predictable, too. How many times do we have to keep getting baited back into these BS fights? Why would Assad do chemical attacks when his administration & his allies have pretty much won?
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Willtell
What are the "most serious consequences?" Russia isn't going to launch a military attack on the US no matter how many oh-look-at-our-cool-toys videos they released last week.
Let me say this for the 1,000th time on ATS. Putin is not crazy — he's far more stable than Trump — he's almost certainly more clever and strategic and he actually knows a thing or two about geopolitics and international relations.
And I imagine given that he's a fantastically wealthy autocrat with a lifetime gig, he probably enjoys his life tremendously, so I doubt he's suicidal.
Is a strike on a Syrian airbase worth a hot war with the US?
So what does that leave? Sanctions would be a joke. While the long term Russia strategy seems to be energy dominance, we don't import much in the way of fossil fuels from them. Maybe 1% of our oil imports or less.
Cyber attack of some sort? I'm genuinely curious.
originally posted by: vinifalou
Also, earlier today
Trump says 'major decisions' on Syria coming in next 24 to 48 hours
FALSE-FLAG CONFIRMED - CHLORINE GAS USED FOR CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA WAS "MADE IN GERMANY" BY MERCK CORPORATION
Government documents and information from the Assad regime indicate that German companies may have helped Syria produce chemical weapons over the course of decades. So far, the Merkel administration has shown no willingness to investigate.
The thing is they've been trying to peg chemical weapons on him for a while, to justify intervention.
originally posted by: Kurokage
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14
I think people have learnt some what from the mess the Iraqi war was, but surly any country that uses chemical weapons on its own populous needs to given an ultimatum (if proven true) about such usage.