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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in the Middle East will warn Congress on Tuesday against efforts to scale back the Navy's presence in the embattled region, saying threats from Iran and elsewhere will require more ships and maritime missile defense capabilities.
Marine Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command, also said Syria has a "substantial" chemical and biological weapons capability and thousands of shoulder-launched missiles. Until now, the U.S. military has largely declined to describe the expanse of weapons that President Bashar Assad's regime has at its disposal.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Same WMD threat, no proof.
Originally posted by stevcolx
Are these statements aimed at the incredibly stupid?
And or is that General been smoking too much weed?
This is another BS story just like Iraq's WMD.
All those Generals are either idiots or they think the public are all idiots.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I wonder, is it their intention that we be at war forever? It sure looks that way.
Originally posted by jrod
Originally posted by milkyway12
The Iranians have been working on Syria since the 70s in getting them in bed. They accomplished this in the late 80s. Iran and Syria are an equal threat to Israel and military bases. If you attack Iran , obviously you would have to deal with Syria. If the Syrian population hasnt already delt with Assad.
Iran is still the head perpetrator. I guess you havent done your home work , war with Iran is war with Syria.
People keep yelling about Iran , but do not look at Iranian allies. This is how you know who knows anything about military action , they keep yelling we invade Iran blah blah blah , Iran isnt the only that will be hit , Syria will as well.
Originally posted by Ranong
The russians are already on the coast of syria, ships anyway, not sure if the naval base is in operation yet. If they weren`t there I think the U.S Navy would already be right up close to the syrian coast-line.