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  •  the helicopter story is not discredited (2+ / 0-)
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    mookins, FG

    as I understand it returning repaired helicopters vs. selling brand new helicopters...well, reparied helicopters can kill just as easily as new helicopters can.

    "Whether they are new or they are refurbished, the concern remains that they will be used for the exact same purpose that the current helicopters in Syria are being used, and that is to kill civilians," US State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was quoted as saying by Al Arabiya.

    "These are helicopters that have been out of the fight for some six months or longer. They are freshly refurbished. The question is simply what one expects them to be used for when one sees what the current fleet is doing," she said.

    Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

    by kimoconnor on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 09:08:27 AM PDT

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    •  That's not how it came out at first from Clinton. (1+ / 0-)
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      But the same question remains, what should be done, the same thing as Libya, should we bombs away at another evil dictator with weapons of mass destruction?

      "The Global War on Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 09:29:23 AM PDT

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      •  no (0+ / 0-)

        I do not support military action from the US.

        Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

        by kimoconnor on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 09:33:23 AM PDT

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      •  This is how it first came out from Clinton: (2+ / 0-)
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        mookins, FG
        "we are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically."
        Which remains a completely factual statement.

        The morning after I published BREAKING: Russia denies supplying Syria with NEW attack helicopters here, Russia Today mis-quoted Clinton claiming that she had used the adjective "new" so they could deny with a straight face. That was a complete lie.

        They have also denied "selling" and helicopters etc, and used other slick phrases to evade the reality that they are supplying weapons of mass murder to a mad dog killer on a rampage.

        Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

        by Clay Claiborne on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 10:34:49 AM PDT

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      •  Another troubling question (2+ / 0-)
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        Claudius Bombarnac, mickT

        Having heard reports that the rebel army(for lack of a better description) is being backed by the Salafists and possibly elements of Al Qaeda, will a change result in anything other than a different brutal dictator?

        Seems like Joe Syrian is screwed no matter who wins.

        You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

        by Johnny Q on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 12:27:27 PM PDT

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