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Thread #151984   Message #3554521
Posted By: GUEST
30-Aug-13 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Subject: RE: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
So who replaces Assad when we take him out with Special Forces That's why Obama has been walking a knife edge on this whole ordeal. Sure, Assad is a bad guy, but if/when he's gone, he leaves a power vacuum that has to be filled by someone, perhaps a Free Syrian Army candidate, or perhaps someone who doesn't give a whit about the good ol' US of A. And that's what worries the US strategists when it comes to Syria.

And why Obama wants a retaliatory strike for chemical weapons but just a "shot across the bow" that doesn't effectively cripple the Assad regime and leave him vulnerable to being taken out by someone over there who's a whole lot worse when it comes to "US interests" than he is.