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2013-06-14 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
U.S. Military Plan to Arm Rebels Includes No-Fly Zone in Syria
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Posted by Fred 2013-06-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6481 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Syria 

#1 When was it ever a good idea to give arms and ammunition to allies of Al Qaeda? Making announcements of future half-hearted military plans is a good way to get into an war unintentionally, though.
Posted by Whatadeal 2013-06-14 04:33||   2013-06-14 04:33|| Front Page Top

#2 None of what is going on in Syria is a threat to the national security of the United States. This is a "wag the dog" [grab the nightly news] initiative which has the potential go to very badly for our military.

Backing either side is backing the wrong party, something historically, we appear to excel at.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-06-14 04:48||   2013-06-14 04:48|| Front Page Top

#3 Backing the taliban and making it a no fly zone for Russians in Afghanistan didn't backfire...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-06-14 08:24||   2013-06-14 08:24|| Front Page Top

#4 Desperate to divert attention to so many failures. Obama is not the right stuff. Count on him to muck it up. All the domestic surveillance programs except for Muslims, Mosques. Heaven forbid profiling for them. This shows is is really in control. Not Obama. Everyone is doing their own thing. Data mining for control of future elections and money period.
Posted by Dale 2013-06-14 09:40||   2013-06-14 09:40|| Front Page Top

#5 Backing the taliban and making it a no fly zone for Russians in Afghanistan didn't backfire...

Different sort of civilian and military administrations back then.

Most likely what one will see is Arabs doing the actual supplying with the US playing the vendor. Contractors likely will be doing the training.

No-fly zone was enforced in Afghanistan using Stingers; a few ended up with the Iranians. I'm not sure you'll see MANPADS supplied this time around.
Posted by Pappy 2013-06-14 11:41||   2013-06-14 11:41|| Front Page Top

#6 What is the Champ gonna do when Iranian missiles start hitting those airbases in Jordan?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-06-14 11:42||   2013-06-14 11:42|| Front Page Top

#7 The limited no-fly zone wouldn't require the destruction of Syrian antiaircraft batteries, U.S. officials said.

Certainly not at first. However, once they power up their fire-control radar, the question becomes a little more interesting and immediate.
Posted by SteveS 2013-06-14 16:24||   2013-06-14 16:24|| Front Page Top

#8 As per RENSE, Artic says it will cost US$50.0Milyuhn per day for the Bammer's NFZ.

Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, the US + NATO-EU = Russia = China = Israel = Saudi Arabia are ironically on the SAME SIDE when it comes to denying control or domination of Syria to Radical Islam includ but not limited to Iran.

IMO the above are all quietly giving out a deep sigh of relief that Baby Assad is winning in Syria, until such time the Rebs are willing to accept anti-Radicalist, moderate or liberal, pro-secular + pro-democratic Islamic rule.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-06-14 19:53||   2013-06-14 19:53|| Front Page Top

#9 Certainly not at first. However, once they power up their fire-control radar, the question becomes a little more interesting and immediate.

That all depends on the Rules of Engagement.... and if our pilots are allowed to defend themselves.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-06-14 22:25||   2013-06-14 22:25|| Front Page Top

#10 BHARAT RAKSHAK > [Reuters = Chicago Tribune] WHITE HOUSE SAYS SYRIA NO-FLY ZONE WOULD BE COSTLY + DIFFICULT.

As DARTH VADER may say, "Difficult ... most difficult'!

Japan? ROK? Philippines? Vietnam-ASEAN? Guam? Hawaii? US West Coast?

* SAME > [WSJ.com] US MILITARY SEES [Limited, Jordan-based] NO-FLY ZONE IN SYRIA.

* SAME > [The Times.UK] US-FRANCE TALKS GO AHEAD AS SYRIA NO-FLY ZONE IS PLANNED.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-06-14 22:57||   2013-06-14 22:57|| Front Page Top

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