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US preparing to launch cruise missile attack on Syria

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spata, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Spata

    Spata Sharpshooter Member

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  2. TwoForFlinching

    TwoForFlinching Sharpshooter Member

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    Shenanigans... POTUS don't have the stones to attack his bros
     
  3. gl55

    gl55 Sharpshooter Member

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    Nothing like telling your enemies what you are about to do.
     
  4. Fyrtwuck

    Fyrtwuck Sharpshooter Member

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    Awwww...he's just being polite.
     
  5. mugsy

    mugsy Sharpshooter Member

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    Sometimes that is called "messaging" - your intent may be to bluff, but if the enemy doesn't know that it may deter or influence his actions. It is not unlike basic deterrence theory but has more variables.

    That is unless some "whistle-blower" decides it is his business to steal classified documents so that you have no leverage errr...I mean can wrong rights...errr...I mean right wrongs.
     
  6. Spata

    Spata Sharpshooter Member

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    this will work as well as obama's "red line".
     
  7. mugsy

    mugsy Sharpshooter Member

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    You may be right about that.
     
  8. Glocktogo

    Glocktogo Sharpshooter Member

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    Man I can't wait to get into another shooting war in a Muslim country with no strategic value to the U.S.! Good times! :rolleyes2
     
  9. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Member

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    Exactly.
    This has been used for many years to let the opponents know whats coming if they don't get their STG.
     
  10. GForce89

    GForce89 Sharpshooter Member

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    The terrorists will win, etc etc if we don't :puke:
     

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