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Originally posted by Hijinx
Ugly, ugly ugly.
This will not be a cake walk, there will be a Russian presence. They are already there patrolling the shores, and protecting their naval bases. I'm not sure they are going to take likely to NATO intervention with out UN clearance. I'm not even sure they will like it if the UN does give the go ahead.
IF the US waits for, and receives UN clearance I imagine Russia will enforce strict Dead zones, around their naval bases. NO FLY, NO SHIPS, NO GROUND TROOPS, and I'm sure any infringement of those zones will be met by utter destruction.
I've heard they are sending more ships to the area as well, and I can't imagine it will be nice to rub shoulders with them attempting to set up no fly zones, drones, or cruise missile strikes with them there.
The Bear is very likely to flex some very unexpected muscle if this kicks off.
Originally posted by AndyMayhew
No it's not.
And if you are walking down the street and see an old lady being mugged, it's none of you business either.
Personally, I think it's the business of everyone on the planet and we should be ashamed that we have sat back an watched mass murder of innocents simply because there was no financial benefit in us intervening.
And it's not just Syria.
The fact that we cocked it up in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya is not a reason not to keep trying. Though I accept that there is little confidence in those idiots we have elected to be in charge (whose fault is that though - if you vote, you are to blame. IMO)
Official Tells CNN US Could Strike Within Hours; Russia Warns Against Attack
WAR DRUMS: An official tells @CNN The U.S. could strike #Syria within hours
BREAKING NEWS: @RepPeteKing 'I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT CAN TAKE ACTION WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION OF CONGRESS.'
TURKEY BLOCKS NORTH KOREA WEAPON SHIPMENT TO SYRIA, SANKEI SAYS
Israelis scramble for gas masks- @TimesofIsrael
Families of Syrian brass ‘fleeing’ ahead of feared US strike
Warplanes spotted in Cyprus as tensions rise in Damascus. Signs of advanced readiness at likely hub of air campaign
China's Internet hit by biggest cyberattack in its history
There is no good guy in this fight and because of Russia/Iran we can't put in a good guy as a puppet
Originally posted by Hijinx
reply to post by Aazadan
Since when is it the US's job to decide who is good or bad, or who should be leading which country??
This is why Terrorists attack the US, and American troops die every day.
Originally posted by earthling42
So 1300 were most likely killed in a chemical attack of which no proof has been found that Assad and his army did it, and now in retaliation probably another 100.000 will die to take out Assad.. Logical