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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post

    Nice try.....tell Media Matters next time just go straight to the State Dept. Or at least go thru the Fact Checkers First.


    State Department — Benghazi — Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report (Unclassified)

    1. The attacks were security related, involving arson, small arms and machine gun fire, and the use of RPGs, grenades, and mortars against U.S. personnel at two separate facilities – the SMC and the Annex – and en route between them. Responsibility for the tragic loss of life, injuries, and damage to U.S. facilities and property rests solely and completely with the terrorists who perpetrated the attacks. The Board concluded that there was no protest prior to the attacks, which were unanticipated in their scale and intensity.

    2. Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department (the “Department”) resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.

    5. The Board found that certain senior State Department officials within two bureaus demonstrated a lack of proactive leadership and management ability in their responses to security concerns posed by Special Mission Benghazi, given the deteriorating threat environment and the lack of reliable host government protection. However, the Board did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.....snip~

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This may answer that question Pero. It has to do with Khorasan/ Former AQ. Yeah and ISIS already moved its leadership and clerics out of there. 2 weeks ago they started hiding equip and tech. Including the Scuds they took from Assad. 14 attacks on ISIS with Air Strikes and 47 Tomahawks were fired. They hit ISIS' HQ to, unfortunately nobody was home.....at the time. Also 8 strikes on Khorasan.




    US Syria raids also aimed at thwarting attack plot: Pentagon.....


    US forces staging the first strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria also targeted a separate extremist group plotting an imminent attack against US and Western forces, the Pentagon said. In the air strikes against IS jihadists, the US was aided by Arab allies Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, it said.

    Eight US air strikes were also aimed at the hardline Khorasan Group which is made up of former Al-Qaeda operatives, the Pentagon said in a statement. "The United States has also taken action to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned Al-Qaeda veterans -- sometimes referred to as the Khorasan Group -- who have established a safe haven in Syria to develop external attacks, construct and test improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations," the statement said.....snip~

    U.S. Syria raids also aimed at thwarting attack plot: Pentagon
    It seems Assad and Syria knew about the air strikes.

    Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    As for no one being home, I think it was planned that way. Today we want to fight a war in which no one dies, the computer game mentality.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Nice try.....tell Media Matters next time just go straight to the State Dept. Or at least go thru the Fact Checkers First.


    State Department — Benghazi — Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report (Unclassified)

    1. The attacks were security related, involving arson, small arms and machine gun fire, and the use of RPGs, grenades, and mortars against U.S. personnel at two separate facilities – the SMC and the Annex – and en route between them. Responsibility for the tragic loss of life, injuries, and damage to U.S. facilities and property rests solely and completely with the terrorists who perpetrated the attacks. The Board concluded that there was no protest prior to the attacks, which were unanticipated in their scale and intensity.

    2. Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department (the “Department”) resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.

    5. The Board found that certain senior State Department officials within two bureaus demonstrated a lack of proactive leadership and management ability in their responses to security concerns posed by Special Mission Benghazi, given the deteriorating threat environment and the lack of reliable host government protection. However, the Board did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.....snip~

    State Department — Benghazi — Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report (Unclassified) | Full Text Reports...
    Obama strikes ISIS in Syria and conservatives think it's about their Benghazi talking point. Amazing. Next they'll call for deregulation and tort reform as a way to defeat ISIS.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Well, someone has managed to upset the old, dried up hippie crap leftists here. It's amusing to watch. I expect whomever is responsible for triggering this outburst to step forward.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    As reticent as the president was to take action you make a stupid comment like that? But then again your 2nd grade level avatar says it all.
    Too much truth for ya. C'est la vie.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    I'm not a combat vet and never said I was. I served as a weapons specialist loading ordinance on F-4's but was never in combat. So quit making stuff up. Apparently you never served? Just a stud on the keyboard?
    Oh I served and shed blood for this Country. Which you were already given a clue. Yet couldn't figure it out. So save all the BS about what you think you know about Combat then.

    Oh and I don't know need to make anything up about where.....I was. I'm the one that came out missing pieces.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    With the immediate cry from many that the US supports dictators?

    No, no. Can't have that, the cry is raised. So I guess turmoil such as what we now have in the ME is better?

    But No! It's not! Is now the cry. Well folks, you can't have it both ways.

    Either you support, or at least not depose, limit and manage these dictators, or you wade in depose them and have to accept the results such as this.

    You can't have it both ways. The two choices are mutually exclusive.
    I agree. It is one or the other. I think Syria will be much worst if we succeed in ousting Assad. At least Assad wasn't permitting Syria to be used as training grounds for terrorist or planning attacks on the U.S. He may not be a nice man, but he is a man who brought stability to Syria and to a certain extent that stability helped the rest of the middle east.

    Jordan and Lebanon are now threaten, I think if we just stayed out of the Syrian Civil War that threat to those countries would not have risen.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    Obama strikes ISIS in Syria and conservatives think it's about their Benghazi talking point. Amazing. Next they'll call for deregulation and tort reform as a way to defeat ISIS.
    "Say What"....Did you get all confused? Was it real hard to figure out I was responding to another's post and the what he had brought up? Now that must be real hard for you to figure out while sitting there and reading.....huh? Damn and here I thought you Socialists could read.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    I just read that the White House did reluctantly inform Assad that air strikes would be taking place in Syria, contrary to BHO's initial downright refusal to do so. It seems that worldwide condemnation of his arrogance toward a sovereign nation did cause a change of thinking. When I look at the countries in the "coalition," I don't see many faces friendly toward the US. This seems to indicate that although they have fought amongst themselves for a thousand years due to religious reasons, they will stick together when "their ox is being gored" by ISIS, and use us to fight their battles for them. I wish I could say the same for our ""allies," who apparently don't agree with what we're doing, and will only provide humanitarian aid to the non-combatants who are being harmed. Bad mess all around, because if it doesn't succeed, we'll be held responsible!
    Sure we will. The world is not a nice place and the middle east is all screwed up with shifting alliances depending on the time of day. I think if you want ISIS to be defeated, Assad has to be a major player. I think we must decide which one we want defeated and which one we want left standing. I would choose Assad, no comparison between the two. In my mind you can't do away with both and if one could, what becomes of Syria, who ends up ruling that nation? Will Syria become another Libya, total chaos and turmoil and a breeding ground for terrorism? Will it become an Islamic Republic with a goal of exporting their religion and killing all who will not convert? IS there really moderate secular Islamist that can be trusted in the Rebels that are trying to overthrow Assad?

    The questions keep coming.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    Bush/Cheney policy = Chaos in the Region.

    A simple equation even conservatives can understand, if they think real hard.
    Using that logic, Clinton policy in the region = 9/11 attacks
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