posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 05:17 PM
Not sure where the sailor/marine in those pictures are getting their info. In my unit, it's pretty well understood we aren't there to support either
side. Heck, Assad having control of his arsenal is much better for the US than the rebels. And I'm not going to bother reading the initial article
the OP put up about the Joint Chiefs saying we aren't ready, or that we need to be retrained.
There are not going to be (conventional) boots on the ground. CONOPS and OPLANS have existed for that region of the world for a while. Pretty sure
between the AF and the Navy, we'd be able to take out their SAMs, the SYAF, and anything related to their chemical weapons. I doubt we'd even end up
going after their armor and infantry. I would HOPE that our military involvement ends there. Don't see why Assad would retaliate against Israel,
knowing we'd both end up destroying him. Random IEDs and such going on in the US however is my biggest fear.