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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    To paraphrase all that, then, we don't have to worry about them turning our own weapons we've given them and trained them to use on us, because we have much more effective weapons that we didn't give them.
    Not only that, we only taught them how to deploy/employ those weapons. We didn't send them to The War College and turn them into expert tacticians.
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    Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    To paraphrase all that, then, we don't have to worry about them turning our own weapons we've given them and trained them to use on us, because we have much more effective weapons that we didn't give them.
    Bingo.
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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Bingo.
    I suppose there is something to be said for finding a use for our obsolete weapons. Someone is bound to make money from such a thing.
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    Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Yup. It was destruction of the Red Army helos that enabled the mujahedeen victory in Afghanistan. The helo is the critical vehicle for a government fighting an insurgency.
    We learned alot about helos in Vietnam. We also did in Iraq and Afghanistan and Somalia and so on. If we ever deal with Syria they won't have anything the US military hasn't seen and trained for.
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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    We learned alot about helos in Vietnam. We also did in Iraq and Afghanistan and Somalia and so on. If we ever deal with Syria they won't have anything the US military hasn't seen and trained for.
    We won't need to do much in Syria except supply. There are Syrians willing to fight for themselves.
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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I suppose there is something to be said for finding a use for our obsolete weapons. Someone is bound to make money from such a thing.
    Course then there is what AQ can funnel in thru their sources as well. Which also they have reported the killing of Syrians Inside Iraq.

    Moreover now the Shia have struck assassinating a Sunni Cleric. Outside of Syria. So the sectarian divide is being pushed and expanded upon.

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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Course then there is what AQ can funnel in thru their sources as well. Which also they have reported the killing of Syrians Inside Iraq.

    Moreover now the Shia have struck assassinating a Sunni Cleric. Outside of Syria. So the sectarian divide is being pushed and expanded upon.
    Lucky for us there's no bad news.
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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Course then there is what AQ can funnel in thru their sources as well. Which also they have reported the killing of Syrians Inside Iraq.

    Moreover now the Shia have struck assassinating a Sunni Cleric. Outside of Syria. So the sectarian divide is being pushed and expanded upon.
    all good news for the arms manufacturers.

    not so much for the people of the Mid East.
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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    all good news for the arms manufacturers.

    not so much for the people of the Mid East.
    For major weapons industry, this is not even decimal dust. No one cares from that angle.
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    Re: Update: U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House 'stepped up assistance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Lucky for us there's no bad news.
    Well.....there is, if our Sunni Allies Clerics and leaders keep getting assassinated. Then it's really bad news for us. As we will then be expected to come and save the day.

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