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  •  Sorry, it's actually quite likely they do NOT have (6+ / 0-)

    a plan for what happens next. This is an ill-conceived face-saving gesture -- which will, in the end, cause the U.S. and Obama to lose MORE "face" than if they'd just recognized that throwing a few cruise missiles at a situation like this is worse than nothing! -- with no end game. And it is likely to spin out of control.

    Most of the military, the general public, and the foreign policy analysts don't think much of this. Obama is letting his ego get in the way, at least in part, and even if part of his motive is purportedly humanitarian, it's not going to do the most affected and afflicted civilian populations a bit of good, and could indeed kill more of them.

    Gotta know when to hold 'em, and when to fold 'em. We needed to have done the former for now. This is just American cowboy bluster and bullshit, and it will make us look like ineffectual idiots in the end: IF we're lucky. If we're not lucky, it will embroil us in an escalating regional war that we are ill prepared for.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:16:52 PM PDT

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