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    Post Trump: US, allied strikes in Syria bring heated response

    WASHINGTON (AP) ó The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, but also stirred up angry responses from Syria's allies and ignited a debate over whether the attacks were justified.
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    In the back of my mind, I wonder whether these strikes may have been timed so that they kill two birds with one stone. Send a message to Syria to knock it off and to dilute the effect of James Comey's book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlegiant View Post
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    and to dilute the effect of James Comey's book.
    You may have a good point there but IMO James Comey is a lying, disgraceful son-of-a--$@!. I would not trust nor believe a thing he says.
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    The democrats will eventually start accusing Trump of attacking Syria to avoid attention on the book. When they start doing that our response should be "You like seeing the Syrians getting gassed."
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    Oh, Oh. An enemy spy. .
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    Assad claims he shot down most of the missiles. Trump said all one hundred hit the target. I wonder which the democrats will believe.

    It reminds me of a civil war battle in which both sides claimed victory in spite of being vastly outnumbered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlegiant View Post
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    In the back of my mind, I wonder whether these strikes may have been timed so that they kill two birds with one stone. Send a message to Syria to knock it off and to dilute the effect of James Comey's book.


    I would think that also, but since France and GB fired some missiles...


    I am just wondering what took so long, I have been reading reports Assad gased civilians a few times since the last Trump strike . .I also don't get why B1 bombers were involved the last time we fired 110 this time 105 tomahawks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear513 View Post
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    .I also don't get why B1 bombers were involved the last time we fired 110 this time 105 tomahawks?
    Not that it makes much difference. If the B-1 were involved, they would not have all been Tomahawks since the B-1 does not carry Tomahawks. They have their own version of a cruise missile, The AGM 86 Air Launched Cruise Missile.

    There could have been a number of reasons for using B-1s. It could have been that there were not enough assets in the region without the B-1s. It could have been that they wanted to use a variety of launch platforms so as to make defense more difficult. They may have simply wanted to exercise the B-1. I am guessing the B-1s were used as a standoff weapon and never entered Syrian airspace.
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