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  •  President Obama is not going (1+ / 0-)
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    to attack Russian Navy ships. But those ships probably won't be ordered to protect Syria in the first place. Neither the US, nor Russia, cares to get into a fight with each other over Syria. It takes two to tango, and in this case zero want to tangle.

    We just want to kick the shit out of this crappy regime for a few days, make Assad at least say "shit, let's not use gas on our people for a while". We're a superpower, and this is something we can do. The risks of this escalating, without our approval, is minimal.

    •  The ships the Russians have (0+ / 0-)

      There can do little other than directly attack the US ships. Now if they ever did that, I can't imagine under what scenario that might happen, they maybe will be able to harm so US ship if they attack by surprise. Then they will be all sink in few hours. US has 2 f-16 squadrons in Italy under few minutes range of the eastern Med. Plus AWACS

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