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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #150 on: September 06, 2013, 07:22:07 pm »
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday portrayed the current conflict in Syria as one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who Paul said "has protected Christians for a number of decades," and "Islamic rebels," who Paul said "have been attacking Christians" and are aligned with Al Qaeda.

"I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians, and all of a sudden we'll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted," Paul said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/rand-paul-syria_n_3852644.html

Wait, is he saying we should be defending the guy in charge? The guy who ordered the killing of his citizens for no reason? The guy who supposedly used illegal weapons against his own people?? THAT'S the side we should be on??

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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #151 on: September 06, 2013, 07:33:54 pm »
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday portrayed the current conflict in Syria as one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who Paul said "has protected Christians for a number of decades," and "Islamic rebels," who Paul said "have been attacking Christians" and are aligned with Al Qaeda.

"I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians, and all of a sudden we'll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted," Paul said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/rand-paul-syria_n_3852644.html

Wait, is he saying we should be defending the guy in charge? The guy who ordered the killing of his citizens for no reason? The guy who supposedly used illegal weapons against his own people?? THAT'S the side we should be on??
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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #152 on: September 06, 2013, 10:23:46 pm »
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday portrayed the current conflict in Syria as one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who Paul said "has protected Christians for a number of decades," and "Islamic rebels," who Paul said "have been attacking Christians" and are aligned with Al Qaeda.

"I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians, and all of a sudden we'll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted," Paul said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/rand-paul-syria_n_3852644.html

Rand Paul, if you want to argue against intervention, don't make it sound like you're okay with dictators as long as they are "protecting Christians." I'm against intervention because it's a waste of money, a waste of lives, and we don't need yet another war in the Middle East (the third in little more than a decade). I don't oppose it because Assad is protecting Christians while persecuting people of other faiths. Contrary to what Rand Paul is implying (probably not intentionally, but it's how he's coming off) Christians aren't the only people who deserve freedom.

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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #153 on: September 06, 2013, 11:56:21 pm »
It's Rand Paul so he is being intentional

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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #154 on: September 07, 2013, 10:00:13 am »
Ooh, now Russia's delivering some advanced anti-ship and anti-air missile systems to Syria. The anti-ship missiles can hit targets as far away as Cyprus (where the US has several military bases), and advanced targeting systems that, in theory, will have an easy time striking naval vessels. The AA platforms, as well, appear to be more advanced than what US forces have had to deal with in the past.

The following weeks are going to be so much fun to watch.
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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #155 on: September 07, 2013, 01:00:10 pm »
...We're going to end up going to war with Russia, aren't we?
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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #156 on: September 07, 2013, 01:15:17 pm »
No, it's just posturing. Russia gains nothing from a conflict with the US.

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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #157 on: September 07, 2013, 02:13:24 pm »
Yeah but are those state of the art systems or cold war surplus?

Ironbite-my money's on the latter...Putin needs to stop trying to back this moron.

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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #158 on: September 07, 2013, 02:17:37 pm »
Yeah but are those state of the art systems or cold war surplus?

Ironbite-my money's on the latter...Putin needs to stop trying to back this moron.
I'm not familiar enough with Russian/Soviet weaponry to say how advanced they are, only that the information I've found says that this tech is more advanced than anything the US has come up against in the Middle East.
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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #159 on: September 07, 2013, 02:20:19 pm »
That's not saying much dude.

Ironbite-I mean, the highest form of tech in the Middle East right now that's not US Military is a rock tied to a stick.

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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #160 on: September 07, 2013, 02:28:07 pm »
I can only go by what I've found.
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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #161 on: September 07, 2013, 07:51:06 pm »
Most of the stuff that has been given to Syria was Cold War surplus. Take of that what you will. I doubt Putin would give away state-of-the-art stuff. He needs it for Mother Russia.

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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #162 on: September 07, 2013, 07:58:55 pm »
The P-800 Oniks is pretty new. The problem- and this is the problem with all anti-ship-cruise-missile systems- is that 50% of the US Navy's effort is spent to stopping them. You're not going to sink anything with 72 Oniks, it'll be detected three hours off and then blown up by CIWS.
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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #163 on: September 07, 2013, 08:32:33 pm »
The AA is pointless, too, if the proposed self guided cruise missile attack is used. Unless somebody has an anti-cruise missile-cruise missile, or magic tech rocket drones with laser lances, a Tomahawk is just gonna glide right through and go boom.
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Re: Fun times in Syria
« Reply #164 on: September 10, 2013, 03:23:18 am »
Does anyone think this Syria debacle is another distraction from the NSA issue?
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