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  •  They won't start with nothing, unfortunately (0+ / 0-)

    There will be well-organized cadres of foreign fighters, salafists and other fundamentalists, not to mention the agents, spooks and mercenaries of several foreign powers. The idea that this war is simply between evil Assad and noble freedom fighters is nonsense. In "liberated" parts of Aleppo, it seems, women are already forbidden to drive and appear in public unaccompanied... in order "to protect their modesty" (although it is difficult to know what's actually happening given the fact that all sides lie)...

    Assad can't "simply" do anything. You know, what with the civil war and all.

    The U.S. has the largest nuclear arsenal and the most sophisticated multi-tiered array of "conventional" weaponry in the world. (Depleted uranium, for example, has lingering, severely toxic effects beyond its immediate lethality.) The U.S. simply didn't need its collection of decaying, 50-year-old chemical agents. They have a huge redundancy in mass destructive power without them.

    Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg

    by chuckvw on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 12:48:23 AM PST

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