US Forces Move Closer to Syria as Opt...

US Forces Move Closer to Syria as Options Weighed

There are 142 comments on the ABC News story from Aug 24, 2013, titled US Forces Move Closer to Syria as Options Weighed. In it, ABC News reports that:

U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government.

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mission accomplished

Peterborough, NH

#84 Aug 26, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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BS Accounting SUNY Binghamton... top school in the country for passing the CPA exam.
My father was on its board of directors, so I guess you can kiss my feet, ma petite. LOL
Shinichiro Takizawa

Japan

#85 Aug 26, 2013
American-stock-prices must crash now.
Dow must be $3,000 now! S&P must be 300 now.
The U.S. must tighten its monetary-policy now.
The U.S. must contract its domestic-demand now.
Ecnomic-growth-rate of the U.S. must be lower than economic-growth-rates of Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and South-Korea now.
Economic-bubble of the U.S. must crash now!

Occupy Wall Street!
We need Occupy Wall Street now only in the U.S. only for Americans now!

Nikkei-225 must be 100,000-Yen now!
If Japan raises its consumption-tax-rate, then Nikkei-225 must be 200,000-Yen in order to cancel out the effect of Japan' rising consumption-tax-rate.
Japan must be competitive-society now!
Japan must loosen its monetary-policy now.
Japan must expand its domestic-demand now.
Economic-bubble must occur in Japan now!

Germany's, China's, Taiwan's, Japan's and South-Korea's stock-prices must be 7-times as high as their current-stock-prices now!
Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and South-Korea must be competitive-society now!
Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and South-Korea must loosen their monetary-policies now.
Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and South-Korea must expand their domestic-demands now.
Economic-bubbles must occur in Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and South-Korea now!

The U.S. must revive Labor-Unions only in the U.S. only among Americans now!
The U.S. must revive antitrust-law only in the U.S. only for Americans now!
The U.S. must have Universal-Health-Care-Systems only in the U.S. only for Americans now!
The U.S. must decrease the gap between the rich and the poor only in the U.S. only among Americans now.
Minimum-wage of Americans must be $70,000 per person per year now.
Jobless-rate of the U.S. must be 2% now.

The U.S. must revive American-Heavy-Industry only in the U.S. only for Americans now!
The U.S. must be the largest creditor-nation in the world ever in world-history now.
The U.S. must be the world's factory now.
The U.S. must have 5-Trillion-dollar-trade-surplu s per year and 5-Trillion-dollar-current-acco unt-surplus per year now!
American-companies and the U.S. must monopolize all the markets all over the world now.
The U.S. must fill the world with Made-in-U.S.A.-products now!

The U.S. must decrease its Military-Budget to $100-Billion per year now.
Or, the U.S. must decrease its Military-Budget to its 1% of GDP per year now.

The U.S. must withdraw its American-Forces from Japan, South-Korea, Singapore, Asia, Germany, Italy, British, Europe, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq now.
The U.S. must withdraw its American-Forces now from all the wars in which the U.S. now involves.

Chechen war, Sotuh Ossetia war, Uyghur (Xinjiang) Independence war, Tibetan Independence war,
Japan-China war, Japan-Russia war, Japan-S.Korea war, Japan-N.Korea war,
Asian war, Korean war, Sino-Veitnamese war,
Sino-Russia war, Sino-Indian war, Indo-Pakistani war, China-Malaysia war, China-Indonesia war,
European war, Balakn war, Germany-Russia war, British-Russia war, British-Spain war, Falklands war,
must begin now!
The U.S. must not involve in these wars.
The U.S. must make cars, ships, steel, airplanes, PCs, home-electric-appliances, and weapons, etc., in the U.S.,
and the U.S. must export those cars, ships, steel, airplanes, PCs, home-electric-appliances, and weapons, etc., from the U.S. to the world now.

Remember Pearl Harbor!
Finally, Japan will be destroyed!
I love the U.S.

Since: Apr 13

Podolsk, Russia

#86 Aug 26, 2013
No one is going to start any wars to save the collapsing American economy. USA is going down and people oversea are not fools to start wars to save it. There will be no equivalent of 2ww which saved USA from the great depression. Forget about it.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#87 Aug 27, 2013
mission accomplished wrote:
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My father was on its board of directors, so I guess you can kiss my feet, ma petite. LOL
It's a public school. Americans don't boe like you chi-coms.

That figures. It's been run into the ground. I doubt he had anything to do with the elite School of Management. If he did, he'd disown you.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#88 Aug 27, 2013
bow*
anonymous

Barberton, OH

#90 Aug 27, 2013
Russian Ubermensch wrote:
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One Russian attack submarine can easily destroy several US battleships.
1. There are no operational U.S. battleships. Reagan took the Iowa class battleships out of mothballs during his buildup to a 600 ship fleet, but they have since been put back into storage.

2. the Iowa class battleship has an appalling amount of armor, something along the lines of 12 inches of steel, some of that includes interior bulkheads. A properly secured-for-combat battleship is VERY hard to sink because of the number of sealed spaces combined with the heavy armor they begin with.

You really need to think through what your weapon is and what it is designed to kill. Most modern ships are missile cruisers or destroyers. Destroyers are smaller ships whose main function is to hunt submarines. Both are less armored but smaller, faster and more maneuverable than a battleship.

Under no circumstances are you likely to see larger combat ships out of some sort of a formation in times of war. You'll not be worried about a battleship because it will be nearer the center of a formation defending the carriers or preparing to engage in artillery bombardment of shore defenses. The destroyers and aircraft would be on you in an instant if you were bold enough to try to engage a battleship with something short of a tactical nuke.
Thom

Berlin, Germany

#91 Aug 27, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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1. There are no operational U.S. battleships. Reagan took the Iowa class battleships out of mothballs during his buildup to a 600 ship fleet, but they have since been put back into storage.
2. the Iowa class battleship has an appalling amount of armor, something along the lines of 12 inches of steel, some of that includes interior bulkheads. A properly secured-for-combat battleship is VERY hard to sink because of the number of sealed spaces combined with the heavy armor they begin with.
You really need to think through what your weapon is and what it is designed to kill. Most modern ships are missile cruisers or destroyers. Destroyers are smaller ships whose main function is to hunt submarines. Both are less armored but smaller, faster and more maneuverable than a battleship.
Under no circumstances are you likely to see larger combat ships out of some sort of a formation in times of war. You'll not be worried about a battleship because it will be nearer the center of a formation defending the carriers or preparing to engage in artillery bombardment of shore defenses. The destroyers and aircraft would be on you in an instant if you were bold enough to try to engage a battleship with something short of a tactical nuke.
clearly it is the highest peak of uss-british technological possibilities like boeing or titanic, it is not possible to sink and even God or devil cannot sink or destroy it? It was not one time good proved and all these wrecks lie on the bottom in small, useless pieces

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#92 Aug 27, 2013
Thom wrote:
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clearly it is the highest peak of uss-british technological possibilities like boeing or titanic, it is not possible to sink and even God or devil cannot sink or destroy it? It was not one time good proved and all these wrecks lie on the bottom in small, useless pieces
Fear God, and DREADNOUGT.

I'm reading Jutland, by John Campbell at the moment.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#93 Aug 27, 2013
Russian Ubermensch wrote:
I hope brave people of Syria will give hell to these despicable American nazis.
It's amusing that a supposed "Russian" (who's also an arrogant troll) should style himself an "übermensch" along the lines of Russia's hated Nazi enemies. Or is that why you left Russia? Maybe a former concentration camp guard for herr Hitler?:)
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#94 Aug 27, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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I have one of your WW2 rifles here Frenchie... never been fired, and only dropped once.
I knew your primary language was that of the last century's greatest retreaters and appeasers.
French have traditionally been one of the great military powers of Europe, and were simply overwhelmed by the Nazi blitzkrieg (as were many others) in 1940. To call them cowards, especially when so many then took up Resistance against their occupiers, is the act of a coward itself.

But then it's not like you ever have anything meaningful to say here.
mcphersonspub

Toronto, Canada

#95 Aug 27, 2013
This is going to be amusing - watching the coward Obama attack Syria with absolutely nothing to gain but everything to lose. This will certainly backfire and in the end Obama will look even more incompetent and inept. Oil will increase in price and U.S. foreign relations will further erode.

The rodeo clown in Missouri would make a better U.S. president than the real clown that the Americans elected as their president.

Where are the all the anti-war Americans liberals now? Please don't come to Canada. We don't want you.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#96 Aug 27, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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French have traditionally been one of the great military powers of Europe, and were simply overwhelmed by the Nazi blitzkrieg (as were many others) in 1940. To call them cowards, especially when so many then took up Resistance against their occupiers, is the act of a coward itself.
But then it's not like you ever have anything meaningful to say here.
I agree they were great once, then the surrendercrats took over.. like America.

They surrendered to the Germans in six weeks, and have been surrendering ever since.
retarded wife

Los Angeles, CA

#97 Aug 27, 2013
brilliant to turn untrustworthy people against eachother george and obama must b buddies
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#98 Aug 27, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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I agree they were great once, then the surrendercrats took over.. like America.
They surrendered to the Germans in six weeks, and have been surrendering ever since.
Very foolish and offensive remarks, totally unrelated to reality.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#99 Aug 27, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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Very foolish and offensive remarks, totally unrelated to reality.
baloney.

Ask a Frenchman, he'll agree.

I heard a good joke the other day.

Name the three greatest French military leaders that weren't French men.

Charlemagne, Frankish
Napoleon from Corsica
Joan of Arc, a woman
anonymous

Barberton, OH

#100 Aug 27, 2013
Thom wrote:
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clearly it is the highest peak of uss-british technological possibilities like boeing or titanic, it is not possible to sink and even God or devil cannot sink or destroy it? It was not one time good proved and all these wrecks lie on the bottom in small, useless pieces
The Iowa class battleship is a relic of WW2 design. Of course it can be destroyed by modern technology but If it were one attack sub which just had to own it, the battleship would likely survive if properly deployed with escort ships.

Battleships were never meant to hunt subs. Destroyers primarily hunt subs while missile cruisers maintain an inventory of asrocs in the event of needing to defend against a sub.

Battleships are gun platforms that take a ton of punishment. They were designed to be the long distance platform of their time, only to be superseded by aircraft carries in that tactical role. They still had the ability to soften up beach heads before a landing or aggressively punch through an enemy formation in close quarters by brute force. Poor maneuverability and cost is the shortcoming of a battleship in modern times.

Pitting one sub against one battleship, if the battleship is properly armed to attack a sub, that sub is toast. A sub won't outrun a battleship once it knows the sub is out there. It won't get a second chance to crack the hull, let alone sufficiently flood enough compartments of a battleship to sink it.
quantum chaos

United States

#101 Aug 27, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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I heard a good joke the other day.
You ARE a good joke. Today, tomorrow and every other day.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#102 Aug 27, 2013
quantum chaos wrote:
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You ARE a good joke. Today, tomorrow and every other day.
Then why is everyone laughing at your feeble response to my post?

Mental Midget
quantum chaos

United States

#103 Aug 27, 2013
All the time you're worth, sweets.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#104 Aug 27, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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Then why is everyone laughing at your feeble response to my post?
Mental Midget
WHERE is lois lerner?

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