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  •  Why would Russia (1+ / 0-)
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    "be required to respond" to such?  And what exactly could it plausibly supply that would make any difference?

    Poison gas use is considered a war crime.  I'm not sure Russia wants to go openly on record in support of war crime weaponry.  That would not make a whole lot of difference in the outcome in Syria and shoot their credibility in the next couple of such conflicts.  

    •  They wouldn't most likely but are called to (0+ / 0-)

      do to foreign relations and treaties between the two nations.

      But you are correct that most likely they would just sideline on the matter, posture and complain, and then do nothing. A lot like Libya.

      --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

      by idbecrazyif on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 10:49:45 AM PDT

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