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  •  Very ominus report. (2+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, cotterperson

    Next I imagine we'll be dispatching the 5th fleet out of Bahrain...

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    Kick apart the structures - Seth

    by ceebee7 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 03:14:07 PM PDT

    •  Do your tax dollars now pay for Russian (0+ / 0-)

      troops?

      •  No, but if/when the 5th fleet sails we do (0+ / 0-)

        pay for that.

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        by ontheleftcoast on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 04:07:35 PM PDT

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        •  Any sources (other than your imagination) that (0+ / 0-)

          it will be happening?

          •  Didn't say it was. I was pointing out that if it (2+ / 0-)
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            happens (note that "if") then it would be on our dime. As to whether or not it will happen, the sabre rattling from the Obama adminstration has been fairly measured on Syria. However, they've been reluctant to engage as they did in Libya because of the Russian and Chinese stonewalling in the UN. If that part of the equation changes then I'd say we're looking at some level of US military involvement. And yes, that is in my imagination, though I don't think it requires a particularly creative imagination to predict that outcome.

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            by ontheleftcoast on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 05:15:17 PM PDT

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            •  I really don't think NATO wants in on this fight (0+ / 0-)

              Especially not Obama. Frankly I think they are secretly happy that Russian & China are "holding them back."  Let's NATO off the hook. I think the Russians, Chinese, US, EU, UK and especially Israel were reasonable happy with Assad in charge versus what is like to replace him be it Islamic, revolutionary or even merely democratic.

              I want someone to draw a cartoon of Obama facing Assad and Obama is kicking and screaming "Let me at him" and behind Obama is Putin holding him back with on finger and a thumb clinching the back of his jacket.

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              by Clay Claiborne on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 10:07:52 PM PDT

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