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    Posted: Apr 06 2017 at 11:16pm
I wasn't even close! I made a political post on January 28th, "Fortunate Son in 192 hours". If my math is correct, it's taken us closer to 1,825 hours to go into Syria.
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Finally someone willing to do something when the line is crossed 
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Someone did try to stop chemical bombs in the late summer of 2013. Congress wouldn't put a stamp of approval on military action.
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I guess you are correct on the line being crossed. It's okay with the world to kill thousands upon thousands with barrel bombs, artilliary, rifles, torture,rape, and drive 500,000 people out of there country...but kill 2,000 with a chemical crosses the line. The world is sick. Pathetic. Discusting.
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Perhaps President Bush was correct about Iraq sending Syria it's chemical weapons  
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This sh!t storm did not start with the past regime.
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Use of the air base that was 'struck' resumed the next day.
I'm a little confused as to where the tomahawks actually hit?
Isn't the purpose to take out both the aircraft and the ability to land and take off from the runways?
~60 missiles seem sufficient to at least disrupt the asphalts of the airstrips.
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Depends on what the targets were

I would guess the military commanders would select the targets and not the President 


Runways can be repaired quickly





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Don gave a heads up call to Putin. Putin gave a heads up call to Assad. The troops and aircraft where in safe bunkers. One runway wasn't even targeted.
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What was destroyed ?

Don't leave that out 
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To do list :

Yemen ✔️
Syria.    ✔️

North Korea....
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Originally posted by zapp2525 zapp2525 wrote:

What was destroyed ?

Don't leave that out 

Do we even know yet exactly what was destroyed?  I heard some buildings were flattened but no explanation of what was housed in those buildings.  I saw a Russia video showing possible planes damaged and an ammo bunker.  

I also saw that 6 Syrian soldiers were killed and 9 civilians.  So the "collateral damage" sits around 60% for that particular strike.  That's incredibly high in my opinion.  
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Were the 9 "civilians"   civilians or non-military persons employed by the Assad "government" in supportive roles? i.e: loading saran gas onto planes, refueling etc.?
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Please explain under what circumstances the term "civilians" does not mean non-military?
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One who has not taken a military oath/is not part of a military "squadron/Batallion" (whatever colloquial term) AND does not work for/support/or in any way does not aid military activities.
In other words if you are working with and supporting the military but are not an active/sworn-in member you may still be subject to the same consequences, because you are not an innocent passer-by.
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The airbase was specifically targeted and by all accounts was hit by the missiles with"precision". So if those "civilians" were on that base, they were (most likely) supporting/aiding military activities. Same with US bases...if "civilians" are there to aid and support (the job they took knowing the risks) they are subject to Military action against that military installation.
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We have a ton of civilians working on our military bases.........and are also expendable 

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Originally posted by zapp2525 zapp2525 wrote:


We have a ton of civilians working on our military bases.........and are also expendable 




Harsh (and sad), I know, but true. If you are willing to take a job on a military base in support of the military activity there, you are subject to aggressive military action directed at that base. You don't take an oath and are free to leave if/when you want.
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