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Old 09-06-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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Then 'boots on the ground'?

"France is considering supplying heavy artillery to the Syrian rebels to help them fight President Assad's forces.

That's according to diplomatic sources, who say Paris is also stepping up support for the Syrian opposition to help them forge a government-in-waiting."

France to give heavy artillery to Syria rebels to 'smash Assad regime' - BlackListedNews.com
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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Good. Let France be the fall guy this time around since Iran is supplying Assad.

Western report: Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq | Maan News Agency

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- Iran has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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Many of our adventures in the Middle East are rooted in the irresponsible way the French and British divided-up the Ottoman Empire after WWI. It's about time they got their hands dirty cleaning-up the century long mess that they created.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Are these the same "rebels" that wiped out old momar and took over libya to only turn around and kill our ambassador? I think they are. Anybody asked Hillary yet? I highly doubt it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I am gratified thet the French can be just as foolish as the Brits and us when it concerns the Middle East. We and the Europeans should just get out and stay out.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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I am gratified thet the French can be just as foolish as the Brits and us when it concerns the Middle East. We and the Europeans should just get out and stay out.

Foolish: No. Syria was a French Mandate since 1918. So France wants to protect its interests there in who they think will be the new leaders.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Good. Let France be the fall guy this time around since Iran is supplying Assad.

Western report: Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq | Maan News Agency
The last time France tried to conduct a military campaign we inherited it--Vietnam.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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The last time France tried to conduct a military campaign we inherited it--Vietnam.
Its not military that they are looking at down the road, its business/economic ties.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Its not military that they are looking at down the road, its business/economic ties.
Same thing.

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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Same thing.

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And what profitable business/economic ties has the US made with Afganistan, Iraq & Libya?
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