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    Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    It appears we will be going into Syria to take action on ISIS. This could be a problem. What do you think of this considering BO and his Team have not talked with Assad and or the Russians about this? Oh, and after Assad released a statement yesterday? What say ye?


    President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad.

    Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said.....snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/wo...yria-ISIS.html

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Naturally, Al Jazerra Headlined it in a different way.


    Obama 'authorises spy flights over Syria'.....
    'US dilemma'

    But the dilemma Obama was facing was the lack of partners in Syria, Landis said. Neither the Syrian regime, nor the fragmented moderate rebels could be seen as reliable allies. US officials, according to Reuters, have said privately that Washington has no plans to seek consent from the Damascus regime for any military flights.

    The Syrian government on Monday warned that Syria must be involved in co-ordinating any air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria Syria's government considers not only these two groups, but all those fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad to be "terrorists"......snip~

    Obama 'authorises spy flights over Syria' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It appears we will be going into Syria to take action on ISIS. This could be a problem. What do you think of this considering BO and his Team have not talked with Assad and or the Russians about this? Oh, and after Assad released a statement yesterday? What say ye?


    President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad.

    Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said.....snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/wo...yria-ISIS.html
    Maybe the best would be to use the bombs not needed for IS on Assad. Rid the world of him with leftovers.

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Maybe the best would be to use the bombs not needed for IS on Assad. Rid the world of him with leftovers.

    Mornin Jog. Well Assad could take out drones and blame the Terrorists. But I don't think he wants to get into it with us. Eventually Putin will take notice. Also, on the 19th we banned all other flights over Syria. We have to have an idea of what the Terrorists have too.

    Still who would take Assads place? The Rebels don't have an Army.....nor a way to bring the country together.

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Jog. Well Assad could take out drones and blame the Terrorists. But I don't think he wants to get into it with us. Eventually Putin will take notice. Also, on the 19th we banned all other flights over Syria. We have to have an idea of what the Terrorists have too.

    Still who would take Assads place? The Rebels don't have an Army.....nor a way to bring the country together.
    Succession ist a real problem in the region. It is still a strongman sociology they have obviously very hard to break without being the strongman oneself.

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Succession ist a real problem in the region. It is still a strongman sociology they have obviously very hard to break without being the strongman oneself.
    According to Reuters our drones are already flying over Syria as of early this morning or started late last night.. Which I think BO had to rush, once knowing they had Scuds. Question is.....what else have they got from Assad and are there any other Ballistic Missiles. As we know they did pick up some Anti Air defenses.

    After hearing about the Numbers these Terrorists have inside Syria.....we had better send in recon, First.

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    According to Reuters our drones are already flying over Syria as of early this morning or started late last night.. Which I think BO had to rush, once knowing they had Scuds. Question is.....what else have they got from Assad and are there any other Ballistic Missiles. As we know they did pick up some Anti Air defenses.

    After hearing about the Numbers these Terrorists have inside Syria.....we had better send in recon, First.
    I don't think we will be sending boots on the ground anytime soon. The American public will not stand for it and given an election year no senator or congressman up for re-election is going to put a "yes" to it. Limited airstrikes and survellience until after the election at least.

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I don't think we will be sending boots on the ground anytime soon. The American public will not stand for it and given an election year no senator or congressman up for re-election is going to put a "yes" to it. Limited airstrikes and survellience until after the election at least.
    Mornin TNE. Yeah and until there is someone willing to put boots on the ground. These terrorists wont be able to be taken out. Airstrikes just move them around.

    I think you are Right with the issue on the election.

    After hearing of their Numbers and the way they are fighting. We definitely do not want to rush in blazing guns. Nor run into a storm of Anti Air.

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    After hearing of their Numbers and the way they are fighting. We definitely do not want to rush in blazing guns. Nor run into a storm of Anti Air.
    Also without international support in money and troops I would not want us to go in there alone either. IMO, and I know it sounds harsh, but if we cannot get international support I am all for letting it get bad enough there to jusitfy nukes.

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    Re: Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It appears we will be going into Syria to take action on ISIS. This could be a problem. What do you think of this considering BO and his Team have not talked with Assad and or the Russians about this? Oh, and after Assad released a statement yesterday? What say ye?


    President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad.

    Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said.....snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/wo...yria-ISIS.html
    This isn't new for Obama. In 2008, Candidate Obama said that as president that he would attack al Qaeda in Pakistan with or WITHOUT the Pakistani governments permission. Yet we have all Obama's handwringing over suppossed failure of the Russians to respect Ukrainian sovereign borders. More typical hypocritical US foreign policy. I can't imagine Russia and Syria will be fond of this, although I can't imagine what if anything they could do about it. Clearly shooting down surveillance planes would be within their right, but would probably be presented by the US as provocation. How many times have we seen this bull**** play out.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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