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#1 Ummm... anyone count the number of days this took? I think it was 9. Which is worrisome.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-27 03:34||
#2 "a clear demonstration of the agility and flexibility of NATO forces and of our willingness to defend allies who face threats."
So what exactly are the ¬"threats¬" that would justify NATO deployment of Patriot missile batteries? Why it¬'s to intercept ¬"possible¬" rockets fired from Syria you silly goose. OK, except that Assad hasn¬'t threatened, has absolutely no desire, nor is there any strategic advantage to expanding operations into Turkey. In fact, when a Turkish aircraft was downed Damascus nearly shit itself apologizing. Moreover, they don¬'t have to. The Syrian forces have been mostly successful in pounding the ratlines out of Turkey on their side of the border anyway. It all may seem a bit counter intuitive until to recall Hillary¬'s Smart Power admonishing. What does it matter?
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-27 11:14||
#3 OK, except that Assad hasn't threatened
Actually, he has. It's essentially the Syrian, (likely) non-nuke, version of the 'Samson Option'.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-27 20:47||