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    USA carries out air strikes on Syria

    I wonder if he consulted Putin?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news
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    Yup, he asked for permission from Putie.
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    I understand Russia was given advance warning through secure diplomatic channels. I would think it went along the lines of "You guys forced us to do this, get your people out if you can and don't even consider retaliation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I understand Russia was given advance warning through secure diplomatic channels. I would think it went along the lines of "You guys forced us to do this, get your people out if you can and don't even consider retaliation."
    Yeah, sure... That is how it went. Right...
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    Nothing like a lovely little war to distract the masses. It's the ultimate shiny object--you'll notice cable news isn't talking about the dozens of Trump scandals anymore.

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    Syria is a confusing quagmire of various international groups with a hand in the mix. Chemical agents are hardly acceptable, but I don't know that they are much worse than the executions and slaughters of civilians carried on by ISIS, who the Asaad regime seems to be fighting against. I did notice that one cruise missle apparently costs about 1.5 million dollars.

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    I can say with certainty that the 85006 does not approve of this attack. I spoke with a Nicaraguan family here legally and they were of the opinion that the US needs to get it's own house in order before hypocritically exporting war to other countries and I could not agree more. It's beyond hypocritical to want to build a wall against your second largest trading partner (Mexico) and then send missiles to Syria. I don't know how much what little is left of middle class America or those above that level understand this but the lower social classes get this, and at least that gives me some hope and some comfort. Little good does my hope and comfort do for innocent dead Syrians, however. Rob

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    So far, critics of the strike include Russia, Iran, China and Rob's zip code. The rest of the world seems surprisingly supportive.

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    Sarin gas use should be everyone's line in the sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    So far, critics of the strike include Russia, Iran, China and Rob's zip code. The rest of the world seems surprisingly supportive.
    I just left the Mexican deli at Food City down the street. I ran into a neighborhood activist there and we talked of many things including this missile attack in Syria. I'm not an activist to the point that this youngish lady from Augascalientes is, but she tells me that Trump is now being seen as a Warmonger in the 85006, along with many other unflattering attributes/adjectives. Apparently there is going to be a protest later today and I'm bummed as I'm working a lunch banquet and a long dinner banquet and then prepping for a breakfast banquet the following day, so I'm unable to participate. My point however is that my take on this is far from isolated as your post would seem to imply. Rob

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