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Originally posted by snafu7700
second, if, as you say, we attacked syria, it would not be a simple operation over in a couple of days. they are much better equipped than iraq was after 10 years of sanctions.
third, if you actually think that iran will stand by and wait while we take on syria, then you really need to put that pipe down. we might could handle one if we werent already tied up in two other countries, but not both at the same time, and they full well know that.
fourth, two words: chemical weapons. both countries have them, and would not be afraid to use them to repel infidels.
bottom line....it just aint gonna happen. like i said, maybe a few strategic strikes here and there, but no invasion.
Originally posted by Baxter
I hate to interrupt guys, but what happens to the local population when nukes are involved?
Originally posted by pfcret
Where are we going to get the people, equipment, etc. We do not have a large enough military to keep invading all of these countries. I know they asking retirees to come back, but they need young new soldiers...
Originally posted by gobucks2073
Why not invade Syria this is not the only problem we have had with them. Where do you think the WMD's from Iraq went?
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Currently, there are 499,000 active duty Army troops, backed up by 700,000 National Guard and Army reservists...130,000 Army troops are in Iraq.
Pentagon officials had hoped to reduce that number, but the ongoing insurgency prevented it; 9,000 Army troops are in Afghanistan; 3,000 help keep the peace in Bosnia, as do 37,000 in South Korea.
Where are the Legions
Of the 37 combat brigades and Armored Cavalry Regiments in the US Army's active component, some 12 are currently deployed
Of the Army National Guards 37 combat brigades 4 are currently deployed with 4 more slated to deploy in the near future. The National Guard has one Armored Cavalry Regiment, it is not deployed but it has been alerted for a possible deployment.
Of the 12 aircraft carrier strike groups that are in the fleet the Navy has 2 currently deployed, 5 in pre-deployment training, and 5 receiving extensive yard periods that would make the strike group unavailable for deployment within 60 days. Of the 295 ships and submarines in the Fleet roughly 99 are currently on deployments.
As of January 2005, there are some 250,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed in support of combat, peacekeeping, and deterrence operations. This figure does not include those forces normally present in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom or Japan[...]If one were to include these forces [there'd be] 350,000
Originally posted by Where2Hide2006
Bush just announced that the assasination of Hairiri would not have taken place without syrian involvement.
Bush is demanding a Special Metting at the U.N.
War With Syria Days Away!