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  •  It seems that the US is already in position.. (10+ / 0-)

    According to this NEWS

    "The USS Eisenhower group joins the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group which carries 2,500 Marines.  

    Facing Syria now are 10,000 US fighting men, 70 fighter-bombers and at least 17 warships, including the three Iwo Jima amphibious craft, a guided missile cruiser and 10 destroyers and frigates.
    Four of these vessels are armed with Aegis missile interceptors."

    Let's hope they are not needed !

    "The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few or many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is democracy". Aristotle

    by MuskokaGord on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 04:46:31 PM PST

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    •  I heard on NPR There Are Rumors Assad is... (1+ / 0-)
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      looking for a way out of Syria so... I agree, let's hope those Marines are not needed.

      Let's hope for an end to the bloodshed.

      I'm just here for the Mojo!

      by Gator on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:55:44 PM PST

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    •  If Syria isn't attacking us, (5+ / 0-)

      or at least Turkey (with which we have a mutual defense agreement, thanks to NATO), I don't see why they'd be needed at all.

      •  If Syria USES Chemical weapons (1+ / 0-)
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        And I doubt they will by the way, but if they do, them I support a massive US airstrike to cripple their ability to fly the planes necessary to deliver the weapons.

        Chemical weapons are fuckimg evil, a blight agaimst humanity.

        The world must act against those that commit genocide or use WMDs...it is the moral act and will serve to stop others from using them in the future. Among the things that pisses me off about Bush, is that through his actions we can never again trust our government when they say WMDs were about to be used...we must now wait before we act.  

        But to be clear, if Assad uses sarin...I say send in the Air Force and blow his planes, missiles, command centers and the rest to bits.

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:21:13 PM PST

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        •  The only country that I know that did (1+ / 0-)
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          ...both of those things in recent history is the United States.

          The world must act against those that commit genocide or use WMDs.


          A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

          by Pluto on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:25:49 PM PST

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          •  Yes, we did (0+ / 0-)

            And,it was wrong...but that does make anyone else who does it right.  And as point of fact, all the European countries in   WWI used chemical weapons...leading to the Geneva,conventions.  Many have committed genocide moremrecentlymthan the US.

            Just because we did wrong in the past should not be used to argue against doing what is right in the present.

            "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

            by Empty Vessel on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 10:13:09 PM PST

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    •  Your source is Debka (6+ / 0-)

      I'd like to see another source that doesn't have quite as close a link to the Mossad.  

      (They do some useful translations from Arabic into English, but they are not an unbiased source.)

      "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

      by Yamaneko2 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:00:48 PM PST

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