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  •  The purpose is punishment (0+ / 0-)

    for killing civilians with bug spray.

    The question is what is the purpose of a military strike in Syria by the United States.
    •  Punishing who? (0+ / 0-)

      Is the stirke going to be a sniper on a roof shooting at Assad? At Syrian generals?

      How does this punishment work?

      •   Assad's assets being destroyed is punishment (1+ / 0-)
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        The link below lists possible targets.

        Washington Post

        It appears most likely that the primary purpose of the strikes would be to “punish” Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his regime for their alleged use of chemical weapons, a ritual meant to deter him from using them again and, hopefully, do the same for any future military leader.

        Some reports suggest that, as part of this, the strikes would also aim to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to launch chemical weapons, although this is very difficult given that the regime is thought to have huge quantities and to move them around the country. It’s unlikely that the strikes will target chemical weapons specifically, as this risks dispersing the chemical agents.

      •  Ruining Assad's assests is punishing him (0+ / 0-)

        The link below offers possible targets:
        Washington Post

        It appears most likely that the primary purpose of the strikes would be to “punish” Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his regime for their alleged use of chemical weapons, a ritual meant to deter him from using them again and, hopefully, do the same for any future military leader.

        Some reports suggest that, as part of this, the strikes would also aim to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to launch chemical weapons, although this is very difficult given that the regime is thought to have huge quantities and to move them around the country. It’s unlikely that the strikes will target chemical weapons specifically, as this risks dispersing the chemical agents.

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