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This is a war of deals not bullets
They keep telling that it will be a limited intervention, only to degrade Assad and his army, but this cannot be just limited.
The goal is to oust Assad and to help the rebels, people are even trained to go and fight alongside the rebels.
hundreds of millions are already spend on Syria to support and supply the rebels.
There is much more to this than the chemical attack which is most likely used to force a good reason to intervene.
And let's assume the US goes to war, shoot missiles at targets in Syria for 1 or 2 days, and than what?
Let's say they do a really good job and the rebels win, that will mean that the terrorist groups have access to the chemical weapons of Syria.
I don't think we want that.
Originally posted by darkbake
You make a really good point, once we bomb them, those chemical weapons could easily get into the hands of Al Quada - if they haven't already!
Originally posted by snapperski
So according to Kerry and Obama, there will be no boots on the ground in Syria.
What i fail to understand is how can they say there will be no boots on the ground, when its no secret, Syria has massive amounts of Chemical weapons of mass destruction, so when we the west bomb the crap out of Syria back into the 10th century, who is going to secure all these weapons of mass destruction, so rebel forces and rouge groups don't get there hands on them.
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
There are boots on the ground already, and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis.
These boots are paid mercenaries, and the CIA thought they would suffice. However these troops are poorly trained and equipped, and can do not stand a real chance against a real Army, like the SAA.
And this is where the airstrikes come in handy. They aim to cripple SAA airports as well as the command and control structure, and the communications capabilities. They think this will give their little Al-CIA-da mercenaries a tactical advantage and tip the balance in their favour.
In my personal opinion, they mainly aim to draw a response from Iran in order to have a reason for striking Iran. Syria is the gatekeeper and a strong ally.