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US, allies discuss worst-case scenario in Syria
Published: 16.08.12, 23:55
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1. just like Assad lets use thermobarics
zionist forever   (08.17.12)
Just like Assad does we need to use thermobaric weapons burn hot enough to destroy buildings and vaporise any chemical weapons inside so there is no need to worry about conventional bombs releasing gas into the atmosphere. Israel must must be the one to do it because the US has no desire to get into another Middle East war over WMDS and the idea of the use of ground troops two months away from an election would be unthinkble. If Assad falls before the election Obama will probably want to make excuses why there is no rush so he can avoid this becoming an election issue. Obama should give Israel any weapons it needs to do the job so we can get it done because it needs to be done and he doesn't need to worry about how it will affect election politics. Israel is used to global condemnation anyway so no image to worry about here, we have no peace treaties wirh Syria to break. Lets just get it done and get it done now and then nobody has to worry about what will happen to the things in future. WIth Iran we have time to think with the Syrian chemical weapons we have to carry out this attack ASAP and in this case we have the capability and all we need is a political will.
2. Israeli boots on the ground not an option, they are hated
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (08.17.12), America will have to save their ungrateful arrogant tails, again.
3. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.17.12)
Mind telling me when the United States has ever "saved" Israel? And don't even think about mentioning 1973. The U.S. refused to do anything until after Israel had surrounded the Egyptian Third Army in the Sinai, cut its supply lines, crossed the Suez Canal and stood poised to march on Cairo unopposed. That's what galvanized the U.S. to send spare parts. So far, all I've seen is a lot of American servicemen and women dying or becoming horribly maimed in the defense of a lot of ungrateful Arabs and Moslems. I guess you have forgotten, as well, that Israel destroyed the Osirac reactor in Baghdad, much to the dismay -- and sanctions -- of the United States. Of course, nine years later, the United States found itself opposing Saddam Hussein in Kuwait. Would have been quite a different war, wouldn't it, had Iraq been a nuclear power? Think of all the American servicemen and women that did NOT come home in body bags, thanks to Israel, and show just a little gratitude and a great deal of respect. What was that you were saying about saving ungrateful tails?
4. Two peas in a pod
Imafreeagent ,   Florida   (08.17.12)
Syria and Israel are so much alike, they may as well join forces. Syria practices genocide on Syrians and Israel practices genocide on her blood brothers, the Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Both are murderous regimes.
5. #3, Iraq war was a Bush stupidity, Osirak a research reactor
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (08.17.12)
...unable to produce nuclear weapons... "to collect enough plutonium [for a nuclear weapon] using Osirak would've taken decades, not years" Why am I arguing with a 10 year old?
6. To: No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.17.12)
Wrong, all counts. 1. The French admitted that the Osiraq facility was capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium and, in fact, was geared to do precisely that. They should know -- they built the reactor. 2. Which Iraq war? The one started by Bush Sr. or the one by Bush Jr.? Can you be a little more specific, please? 3. Why are you arguing at the mirror?
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