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Just Breaking on CNN, Strike on Syria Within Hours Without Congressional Approval

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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:52 PM
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It all depends on what platforms are used. If we're talking tactical bombers (F-15E, Typhoon, Etc), then one or two KC-135s could move six of them from Hawaii to the Midwest or East Coast, so you could be looking at a pretty big strike package. If you're talking B-2s, then they could use six or seven (spares included) to hit two or three bombers (they used to offload 150,000+ pounds into one receiver that was going on a long mission). If I remember correctly the B-2s going from Whiteman-Afghanistan/Iraq-Whiteman non-stop hit something like 14 tankers throughout the mission.

We'll probably be looking at some to refuel the SEAD package, and some to refuel the bombers, so a medium sized strike package.




posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by Senduko
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Yesterday you spoke of the size of the tanker in particularly the amount of fuel was being readied. Could you give us a rough estimate how much fuel that can deliver/ duration...

I mean could you make an educated guess with that amount of information how big the scale of the "attack " would be.

That would be difficult. Even if the strike was using only submarine launched cruise missiles, it would be prudent for the military planners to have tankers on hand for whatever air operations might take place if there are repercussions.... like military action by Iran against Israel.
You just never know what might happen when you throw rocks into a hornet's nest.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:53 PM
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Obama is a Nobel Pieces Prize winner.
He's blowing everything to pieces.


Where are the liberal anti-war protesters?
Oh, I forgot, Obam's black.....



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:53 PM
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Or, and this is a radical thought, go through with your annual exercise that happens about the this time every year.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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Ty, your input is much appreciated.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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If Syria follows through retaliating against Israel if US attacks, it will be a game changer. While Israel didn't retaliate against Iraq when we engaged last time over there at our behest to keep together the coalition, they will not sit back this time. What Israel lacks in sheer numbers and land size, if they know they're going down, they won't hesitate to take the whole ME down with them.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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PM David Cameron says Military Intervention must be 'Legal' hmmm



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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Well this thread is a dud...was started yesterday and there has been no strike "within hours". In fact, latets from the White House this afternoon is that Obama still hasnt decided on whether to strike or not. Typical ATS to jump the gun though.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:27 PM
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The Israelis have systematically wiped the floor with every country to attack them since 1948, including Syria twice. If they'd kept up the attack in '73, they could have taken Damascus. What makes you think that an attack against them now by several fractured Mediterranean Arab states would end any differently?



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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Not to mention the fact that Israel has allegedly hit Syria twice and Syrian defenses didn't even fire a shot. Syria would have a very limited ability to hit Israel short of firing missiles, that Israel would have a decent chance of knocking down.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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I wonder if this coincides with all of the activity at MacDill two weeks back. Saw refuel tankers and Galaxies a lot more than usual while at the beach. Would they deploy from there?

Also, the war drums in Iran have started also...

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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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Tyndall AFB has an F-22 and F-15 units that could be deployed. The 325th normally trains pilots and maintenance types, but they're also part of the 1st AF planning, so they could be deployed if they decided to. At MacDill itself is the 6th Air Mobility Wing which uses KC-135s, which could easily be deployed in an air bridge mission if not for active use in anything happening.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by princeofpeace
Well this thread is a dud...was started yesterday and there has been no strike "within hours". In fact, latets from the White House this afternoon is that Obama still hasnt decided on whether to strike or not. Typical ATS to jump the gun though.



Doom and gloom at it's finest. I'm still waiting for the North Korea imminent action from six months ago.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by ShadeWolf
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The Israelis have systematically wiped the floor with every country to attack them since 1948, including Syria twice. If they'd kept up the attack in '73, they could have taken Damascus. What makes you think that an attack against them now by several fractured Mediterranean Arab states would end any differently?


Because Syria and Iran are bolstered by arms from Russia and China. The stakes are different than they were forty years ago. Hezbollah is stronger there too.

And also it appears chemical weapons are on the table now.
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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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The entire region was supported by Soviet weapons in the past, so why is it so different now? In previous wars chemical weapons were USED, so again, what's so different now?



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:00 PM
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They hit Syria with an Drone remember what happened with the Turkish Pilots?



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by UnBreakable
 


The entire region was supported by Soviet weapons in the past, so why is it so different now? In previous wars chemical weapons were USED, so again, what's so different now?


So you prefer the region to be ruled by Saudi Arabia and Qatar with Turkey then? whom are not Democratic?



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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I see this thread has disintegrated into revisionist history conversation. When will anyone ever start a thread on here and folks stick to the topic?

Okay doom and gloomers, where is this so called strike?



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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The Turkish pilots were in an RF-4, built during the 60s and 70s. The Israeli Air Force has been claimed to have hit Damascus at least twice in recent months and not a single shot was fired in return.




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