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  •  Well, since you know how the world works (12+ / 0-)

    Given that we are embarking on year 13 of perpetual war how many more decades and deployments of the Minnesota National Guard are you going to need to get the middle east working just exactly how you want it and are you going to fully fund the VA through the many decades after you have fixed the middle east or might you just forget about that end of the deal?  You know we're still caring for the veterans of WWII so I figure we are committed for the next 70 years already.  

    Just keep that tax revenue coming from the 50 states not in the middle east.

    •  Remind me again how many troops will be going (0+ / 0-)

      into Syria?  TIA.

      •  We don't even know how many are there now (7+ / 0-)

        I mean they might not be calling them combat troops but special ops?  CIA?  Support troops already in Iraq and Jordan.  People say this isn't Iraq.  Ha!  Our embassy in Iraq is a military base which we're using to do whatever and the American people don't know what whatever is.  We don't know how many will get called up to support this mission if it's ongoing.  

        That's a big reason there is so much opposition.  We're not getting the whole story.  

      •  a shitload more than none (1+ / 0-)
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        Kerry has already qualified his "no boots on the ground" pronouncement. And once they get started, they will certainly use ground troops.  They already are using CIA and/or Special Ops boots on the ground.  

        Power to the Peaceful!

        by misterwade on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:03:49 PM PDT

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        •  Really? And you know this how? (1+ / 0-)
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          Which Special Ops troops are there?  CIA may be there but they're everywhere but as far as active military goes, bupkiss.  The concern is that Johnny down the block will be fighting Assad.  Not going to happen now, not going to happen later.  And yes, this can be assured.   Not a single troop is required to come within 500 miles of Syria to carry out what is currently being proposed.

          •  oh come on. you are not that dense. (0+ / 0-)

            In Libya, we had boots (perhaps designer british Cheney hand made shoes) on the ground long before we sent in rescue squads to grab those pilots that crashed and parachuted after an air attack. We had intel coming in, laser guiding on critical locations, and contacts, PERSONAL contacts with those we hoped would become our allies.

            All the news reports hinted at a long effort on our part (and the brits) and there was no other way we could have been so successful.  the Benghazi attack? no doubt retribution for our successful efforts over many years.

            What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

            by agnostic on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 06:27:48 PM PDT

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