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Top US Military Officer: America Is Considering Entering Syrian War



Wonderful.

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WASHINGTON — The nation's top military officer told a Senate panel Thursday the Obama administration is deliberating whether to use military power in Syria, where a civil war entering its third year has killed almost 93,000 people.

Amid an increasing clamor among President Bashir Assad's opposition for active U.S. involvement, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said during congressional testimony that he has provided President Barack Obama with options for the use of force.


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"Senator, I am in favor of building a moderate opposition and supporting it," Dempsey said. "The question whether to support it with direct kinetic strikes ... is a decision for our elected officials, not for the senior military leader of the nation."

The use of kinetic strikes, a military term that typically refers to missiles and bombs, "is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government," Dempsey said.

"There are a whole range of options that are out there," Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said of the planning for military action in Syria. "We are ready to act if we're called on to act."


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goldenbadger08
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Motherfricker.





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themunch
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Watched the Graham guy on tv spouting off and effectually getting the military to agree we need to go there. It was during some confirmation hearing.





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Alahunter
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Anyone with sense knew this was coming. It's going to be FUBAR before much longer.





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Alahunter
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It was Dempsey and another guy's nomination for 2nd terms.

U.S. military options range from one-off missile strikes on infrastructure linked to chemical weapons, to funneling more weapons to rebels, to carving out no-fly zones, and even as far as putting 20,000 U.S. troops in Jordan for a ground invasion.

Also on the table are drone strikes targeting rebels linked to al-Qaeda, which indicates that America would actually be attacking the strongest elements on both sides of the conflict






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The perfect way to divert from the scandals is to bomb a nation.

FORWARD MARCH






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NO BLOOD FOR OIL!





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Lima Whiskey
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We couldn't go to war if we wanted to. Sequestration just gutted the Navy, readiness is the worst it's been since the 70s. You'd want at least two carrier air groups - and they're just not prepared.





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The perfect way to divert from the scandals is to bomb a nation.


We gona wag the dog...Wish the media wasn't so war-loving, now!






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Alahunter
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We couldn't go to war if we wanted to



Couldn't and shouldn't are 2 different things. If Obama wants to, he'll do it, prepared or not. When has reason or logic ever stood in the way of him making/implementing bad policy?






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TheLankiestLawyer
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We're in a perpetual state of "considering" war.





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Alahunter
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We're in a perpetual state of "considering" war.


Only problem now though, is this same top Official has done a 180. Looks like everyone is setting the stage for something to happen, rather than just threatening it.

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In March Dempsey said that would be a bad idea: “I don’t think at this point I can see a military option that would create an understandable outcome. And until I do, it would be my advice to proceed cautiously.”



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Interception
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Why would we bomb inside of Syria?

What is the strategic objective?






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TheLankiestLawyer
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Humanitarian reasons

I'm sure we'll find some silly excuse. We are the moral police of the world, after all.






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Humanitarian reasons

I'm sure we'll find some silly excuse. We are the moral police of the world, after all.


Samantha Powers and Susan Rice are pushing Obama in this direction I'm sure. The problem is if we are ineffective in changing the tide then what do we do next?

That's rhetorical btw






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No way this is good.





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OMLandshark
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Just what we need, another fricking war.





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are you really worried about money??? We'll just print more! Stocks will rise, we'll wipe out syria







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jmarto1
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It looks like Hope and Change should have been Just More of the Same shite.





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Patrick O Rly
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The sure fire way to win in the war on terror is to get involved in another conflict. THEY'LL LOVE US FOREVER!





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