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(03-01-2017 02:14 PM)Maggot Wrote:  We should not be in Syria to start with.


Agreed but I think it's only a matter of time before bodies start coming back through Dover.






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03-01-2017 02:40 PM
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Trump hasn't received his orders from Russia yet as to what you guys are going to do there next.





03-02-2017 02:14 AM
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Most of us think orders from Obama did not and do not carry as much worldwide weight as Putin and now Trump.





03-02-2017 02:37 AM
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(03-02-2017 02:37 AM)BigMark Wrote:  Most of us think orders from Obama did not and do not carry as much worldwide weight as Putin and now Trump.

eewwww yuk. I know your joking but it's still a horrible thing to say.





03-02-2017 04:24 AM
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Obama was considered weak. Same with John Kerry.






03-02-2017 10:58 AM
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Sure could go for some of that no drama Obama right about now. Damn this is fun.






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More U.S. Boots on the Ground in Syria

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The Pentagon said Monday (Mar 6, 2017) it has sent additional US troops into northern Syria in a show of strength aimed at deterring rival powers from targeting each other instead of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

Defence Department spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the troops have in recent days entered Manbij city, a former ISIS bastion that US-backed forces liberated last year.

"We have brought in some additional forces to be able to do this reassurance and deterrence mission," Davis said, without giving numbers.

America wants to make sure competing powers congregating in and around Manbij remain focused on hunting ISIS- and not attacking each other.

The United States is backing a Kurdish-Arab alliance called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to fight ISIS, and these fighters pushed the extremists from Manbij last year.

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria celebrating after seizing the town of al-Bab from ISIS on Thursday.

Around the same time, Turkey crossed into northern Syria and joined the anti-ISIS fight, while also working to keep in check the Kurdish fighters, which it views as terrorists.

Turkey has threatened to strike the Syrian Kurdish militia forces if they do not withdraw from Manbij.

Last week, Russian and Syrian regime troops headed to Manbij and are now just outside the city, very close to US forces.

That move might be beneficial for the United States, as it could stop Turkey and Kurdish forces - both of whom are US allies - from fighting there. "This is obviously a really complicated situation, Davis said.

"We have made visible actions in deploying US forces as part of the coalition in and around Manbij to reassure and deter - that's to deter parties from attacking any other parties other than ISIS itself."

The US military currently has about 500 mostly special-operations troops in northern Syria on a train-and-advise mission to help local forces tackle ISIS. Davis said commanders have the ability to request extra troops if needed.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation...5180c.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...Syria.html





03-06-2017 04:37 PM
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I hope they have great success and don't die trying to achieve it. Smiley_emoticons_slash






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That monster has gassed his own people again. trump spoke out about it, he called Assad an animal and for the first time mentioned Putin. Russia has responded - "Military intervention under false & fabricated pretexts in Syria, where Russian servicemen stay at the request of the legitimate government, is absolutely unacceptable and may trigger the gravest consequences."

Russia is basically saying the reporting & video footage is fake news.






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(04-08-2018 03:23 PM)Duchess Wrote:  That monster has gassed his own people again. trump spoke out about it, he called Assad an animal and for the first time mentioned Putin. Russia has responded - "Military intervention under false & fabricated pretexts in Syria, where Russian servicemen stay at the request of the legitimate government, is absolutely unacceptable and may trigger the gravest consequences."

Russia is basically saying the reporting & video footage is fake news.

'Fake News!' -- it's been a very effective propaganda tool against gullible people, allowing leaders to falsely deny their actions and emboldening them to keep crossing previous humanitarian lines. Fake news is real, but real news is being labeled as fake by those who can't accept inconvenient truths all the time.

Even though ISIS has been greatly weakened in Syria over the last few years, the opposition to the Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian controllers continues. The civil war rages on.

It's so fucked up; very disturbing and sad seeing the footage of Syrian civilians (including many children) fighting for life and dying in yet another illegal chemical attack.

McMaster warned during his time as U.S. National Security Advisor (and on his way out the door) about the consequences of idolizing autocrats and dictators by some in the west, including plenty of U.S. citizens and our leadership.

In regards to the latest chemical attack in Syria......John McCain issued a public statement pointing a finger at President Trump's comments last week. The President, who says he never announces military intent publicly, did just that when he said he'd be pulling U.S. troops out of Syria in the next six months. That reportedly took U.S. security and military leaders by surprise.

In McCain's view, Trump's statement emboldened Assad and Putin and Iranian ground forces to step up atrocities against opposition groups and against unaffiliated Syrian citizens unfortunate enough to be living in areas under opposition control.

This weekend's retaliatory missile attacks on Iranian ground troop bases in Syria were originally attributed to the U.S. by Russia. It's now believed they were launched by Israel.

The U.N. Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting today in attempt to determine what really happened and how to respond.

However, any of their recommendations can be vetoed by Russian members, meaning allied countries would need to develop their own game plans. Trump and French PM Macron are already reportedly talking strategy between themselves.

I'm interested in hearing new National Security Advisor Bolton's recommendations and seeing whether Trump listens to him.





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Every year a new "Boogyman" it gets old after a while.






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I don't want to have a war but we can't let that monster continue to do this shit. I heard that this was the 8th attack this year, I haven't looked further to confirm that.






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He likes chemicals and I've often wondered if he had Saddam's stash.






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This is impossible. John Kerry said we got all of the chemical weapons from Syria.

Oh, that's right. Some chemicals weren't included, we may not have gotten them all, and bad guys don't follow rules.

If you like your chemical warfare, you can keep your chemical warfare.





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