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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:14 PM

 

Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order

The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday



http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/05/15706380-syria-loads-chemical-weapons-into-bombs-military-awaits-assads-order?lite

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Reply Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order (Original post)
former-republican Dec 2012 OP
msongs Dec 2012 #1
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #2
Matariki Dec 2012 #3
former-republican Dec 2012 #7
joeunderdog Dec 2012 #4
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #5
former-republican Dec 2012 #9
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #11
former-republican Dec 2012 #13
spanone Dec 2012 #6
greytdemocrat Dec 2012 #8
AnOhioan Dec 2012 #10
former-republican Dec 2012 #12
OnlinePoker Dec 2012 #14

Response to former-republican (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:16 PM

1. sounds like the run up to Iraq all over again - the WMD story nt

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:16 PM

2. sigh wtf

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:17 PM

3. If the military was smart, they'd tell Assad to fuck off

and back the people.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:20 PM

7. This is either a bluff by a person who knows his days are numbered as President or

 

dictator , take your pick
Or

This is about to get really crazy.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:18 PM

4. HOLY SHIT

Can the world get any more fucked up?

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:20 PM

5. Smells like propaganda.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:27 PM

9. I don't think it is this time.

 



And if he does use them. President Obama is not going to sit on the side lines and watch.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:37 PM

11. We'll see, I guess. Also, just what would the US do?

I saw some general on the TV tonight saying it would take 75,000 troops to secure those scattered chemical weapons facilities. This in the middle of a civil war.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:43 PM

13. cut the head of the snake

 

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:20 PM

6. wake up the UN

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:25 PM

8. Why?

They'll just write a really,really,REALLY serious letter to...someone.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:32 PM

10. So..the un-named "US officials" are on the ground in Syria and have first hand knowledge?

not buying it....I agree, Assad is a bastard, but lets not repeat the Iraq fiasco.

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Response to AnOhioan (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:39 PM

12. My thought has always been let them fight their own civil war but

 

if the bastard starts killing people with sarin gas. Maybe a couple of tomahawks are in order.

Blow the fuckers palace back to hell with him in it.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:40 PM

14. How well did that work in Gulf War II?

They bombed the crap out of everywhere they thought Saddam and his sons were and missed. I highly doubt Assad is anywhere near his palace right now.

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