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Title: Official: Israeli air strikes against Syrian military targets
Post by: booksmart on May 03, 2013, 11:55:36 pm
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/03/18043900-israeli-launch-airstrikes-into-syria-possibly-targeting-delivery-systems-for-chemical-weapons-us-officials-say?lite (http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/03/18043900-israeli-launch-airstrikes-into-syria-possibly-targeting-delivery-systems-for-chemical-weapons-us-officials-say?lite)

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Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes against targets inside Syria on Friday, U.S. officials told NBC News.

Okay, so what's next?
Title: Re: Official: Israeli air strikes against Syrian military targets
Post by: xsquidgator on May 05, 2013, 07:05:10 am
If we're lucky, nothing other than some dead ay-rabs.  If we're not lucky, look for a repeat of the Tokyo subway nerve gas attacks, but in New York or DC.

This Syria thing reminds me of the Iran-Iraq war back in the 80s.  It's not nice to say but the best outcome is probably something like keeping it going as long as possible so as many of the bad guys on both sides kill the crap out of each other.  I think the muslim nutjob rebels have less self-control with respect to using chemical weapons on us infidels than Assad does.  Better for Assad to sort of hang in there by his fingernails than to have the muslims take him down and then get whatever nerve gas leftovers he hasn't yet used.  Seeing them use nerve gas on each other wouldn't really make me cry though, I remember the 1980s particularly and what Syrian-backed muslims did to kill and torture a lot of Americans, from our CIA station chief, to the 283 Marines and sailors in Beirut, to many others.  Talk about self-control ... back in the day we (in the strategic defense community) used to muse how one SSBN could clean up that whole part of the world in about 15 minutes.  We have far fewer of them today than 20 years ago but it's still true.
Title: Re: Official: Israeli air strikes against Syrian military targets
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on May 05, 2013, 04:19:50 pm
Hopefully, the destruction of a lot of Syrian chem weapon stockpiles.  Real hopeful on that part.
Title: Re: Official: Israeli air strikes against Syrian military targets
Post by: booksmart on May 05, 2013, 09:59:59 pm
More airstrikes on Saturday... debkafile.com's blaring air raid sirens for TEOTWAWKI, but well... debkafile...