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Four battleships move within striking
range of Syria as President Obama
weighs military options after a reported*

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/24/2013 11:55:35 AM

In light of new reports that the Syrian government used nerve gas against it´s own citizens, killing at least 213 and as many as 1,300, President Obama is considering military options to respond to an action he previously warned the Assad government was crossing a ´red line´. U.S. naval forces are moving closer as the president emphasized that a quick intervention in the Syrian civil war was problematic, given the international considerations that should precede a military strike. The White House said the president would meet Saturday with his national security team to consider possible next steps by the United

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*1,300 are killed in nerve gas attack on Damascus

Do we still have some battleships or has the headline writer made a mistake? Where is Mr. A when I need him! Anyway, the point is we have some big gray ships in the eastern Med pointing their missiles at Syria.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mark34, 8/24/2013 12:06:37 PM     (No. 9489253)

Where is it written that if some distant country uses chemical weapons (not against the U.S. or against American citizens), the U.S. must intervene militarily as the world´s policeman?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: novakid, 8/24/2013 12:14:20 PM     (No. 9489258)

Headline obviously written by a Journalist. Probably thinks any ship that has a gun is a battleship. Sigh.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tc1969, 8/24/2013 12:16:45 PM     (No. 9489260)

No-the only "Active Duty" battleship is USS Arizona and it´s in its own special category.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 8/24/2013 12:18:07 PM     (No. 9489263)

Will they be meeting before or after his round of golf, or is the NSC taking turns caddying today?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 8/24/2013 12:20:17 PM     (No. 9489266)

A substantive correction is required for this article as America has no active duty battleships. The USS Iowa (BB-61), USS New Jersey (BB-62), USS Missouri (BB-63) and USS Wisconsin (BB-64) are all museum ships now.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 8/24/2013 12:22:26 PM     (No. 9489269)

I was laughing the other day when someone suggested these photos were faked. Then I thought about it...why are all the children´s faces uncovered? I get that they would ID the bodies, but why all uncovered? And why do the faces all look like they have color in them?

Not that I want to spend any more time looking at what appears to be ghastly pictures, but it makes one wonder.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 8/24/2013 12:23:21 PM     (No. 9489270)

Four Destroyers, the USS Ramage, Mahan, Gravely and Barry. All equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles. We could unload a world a hurt. Obama´s playing with fire. He has no justifiable cause to launch an attack.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: master sergeant, 8/24/2013 12:30:42 PM     (No. 9489280)

Where is it written that it is the responsibility of the United States TO SAVE ISLAMICS FROM THEMSELVES? We did it in Iraq with the loss of American blood and treasure - Iraq is an Islamic sectarian battle field (Sunni vs. Shia). We are in Afghanistan with the loss of blood and treasure - we see the Pashtun Taliban will be soon fighting the Northern Alliance (Uzbebs, Tarjiks, Turkomen) again after we depart in 2014. It is NOT our responsibility to save Islam!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 8/24/2013 12:36:18 PM     (No. 9489287)

You are correct number 6, the pictures look posed and fake. The Palestinian intifada started off with a fake picture of a child who was supposedly shot by the Israelis, also supplied by French photo journalists, that was much later proven to be posed and fake!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nimby, 8/24/2013 12:39:03 PM     (No. 9489292)

Too little too late

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Reply 11 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 8/24/2013 1:03:05 PM     (No. 9489322)

#6, was Flat Fatima in the photo? Then you know its a fake...

http://tinyurl.com/mrfzyyk

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Reply 12 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 8/24/2013 1:32:15 PM     (No. 9489361)

Oh boy battleships!

Four destroyers with cruise missiles - so what. A couple of B-52s could do more damage. But I think nothing is going to happen. Maybe Obama will go to the Golan Heights and hit some golf balls into Syria.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: harper, 8/24/2013 1:49:53 PM     (No. 9489383)

Battleships? Really.

Ass. Press further beklowns itself. But we are supposed to believe their half-baked political musings? They think credibility is what gets you a Visa card.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rambo77, 8/24/2013 1:50:16 PM     (No. 9489384)

Being an old-time news person, these headlines are awful! Any self-respecting news person knows the status of our ships and everything else we fight with. The total number of ships required to put 4 battleships into play would fill up the entire end of the Mediterranian sea! They were destroyers for goodness sake!! Besides, we don´t have four battlefleets on active duty. Do your homework, for goodness sake!! Are there no grown-ups left in the media? Above posters have it right.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/24/2013 1:52:52 PM     (No. 9489388)

Ignorant reporters writing about something they have little interest in--military hardware and guns.

Surprised that no mention was made of the fact that those "battleships" probably have "assault rifles".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: web, 8/24/2013 1:54:19 PM     (No. 9489390)

Well, what did we expect after Saddam moved all his WMD from Iraq to Syria? Syria wanted them for some reason. All the Arabs can kill each other all they want. It´s their continued killing of Christians that gets us involved. We were on the wrong side in Kosovo and Bosnia, and we should just leave them to murder each other, which is about all Mulims know how to do.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/24/2013 2:03:13 PM     (No. 9489397)

About the condition of the victims. It is Islamic law that after death the deceased is bathed and any wounds "tidied up," then the body is wrapped in a white shroud. Apparently, some embalming process is also performed to prevent fluids leaking through the shroud. The mortuary usually takes care of these rituals, provided free of charge by the state.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jt26, 8/24/2013 2:11:40 PM     (No. 9489403)

Well that will get Assad shaking in his boots.
He has killed so many of his own, he is moving for the final blow against the opposition, and a poofta chocolate rodeo clown like Obama is not going to scare him.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 8/24/2013 2:40:58 PM     (No. 9489438)

Wave your Peace Prize at them President Øbama.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: veritas, 8/24/2013 2:53:14 PM     (No. 9489459)

The article convinced me that all "news" people must take an extensive and wide-ranging test of general knowledge, and must score a zero, to become "reporters".

"Battleships" my sitzfleisch.

#7: All Arleigh Burkes, like the article´s photo?

#12: No, they don´t have a bunch of Tomahawks on board, but we don´t know the load-outs of their vertical launch cells. Can we compromise? Let the Navy attack one side, and the Air Force the other? A coin flip to see which goes after Assad?

#12: Yes, destroyers. But at 8,000 tons plus, they´re the size of WWII light cruisers, with far more striking power.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/24/2013 2:59:34 PM     (No. 9489467)

I would never undertake anything under the leadership of fools like Obama, Hagel, and Kerry. That is not up for consideration at all.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Muguy, 8/24/2013 4:05:32 PM     (No. 9489498)

Why do we need to get involved in this?

Haven´t we learned that our efforts at the "new world order´s" idea for "nation building" doesn´t work?



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Reply 23 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/24/2013 4:37:42 PM     (No. 9489514)

obama, being a sunni muslim himself, has to make whatever gesture he can pull off to help his muslim brotherhood of terrorists. But as we all know, as well as the laughing russians, our man child muslim leader won´t fire a shot, and if he did, russia would out maneuver obama in a heartbeat. This could be as serious as a heart attack, and it´s all because obama is a muslim.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: comstock, 8/24/2013 4:40:20 PM     (No. 9489516)

Give the poor Limey a break. With what? 25 ships left in the UK Navy a US DDG probably looks to him like a battleship.

The article also states that the US ships are armed with "ballistic missiles" so ignorance appears to be widespread in the journalism guild. In fact, may I go as far as to say it appears to be a requirement.

A cruise missile does not go ballistic, but this old Navy Chief does when he reads this kind of drivel.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chance_232, 8/24/2013 5:15:49 PM     (No. 9489528)

The correct word/phrase is WAR SHIP.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: capeheader, 8/24/2013 7:20:55 PM     (No. 9489648)

We could send the USS Constitution like we did in 1803.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/24/2013 7:40:12 PM     (No. 9489668)

There´s a submarine in Muskogee, Okla they could send if the mothballs are too much on the Battlewagons.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/24/2013 8:16:02 PM     (No. 9489694)

#15 ~ not just battleships with assault rifles, but semi-automatic AK74s with Extra Capacity ´clips´ .......

and lug bayonets (have seen that one ~ LMAO)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ArtieC, 8/24/2013 9:22:19 PM     (No. 9489738)

There are no battleships currently commissioned in the US Navy. This writer is an idiot.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LaVallette, 8/25/2013 4:06:32 AM     (No. 9489908)

Whose version of the Religion of Peace are the US Messiah and the rest of the Western Bright secular liberal cohorts going to defend?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: provide, 8/25/2013 8:28:13 AM     (No. 9490078)

When I saw the video, there was only one body that had that grey complexion of death.

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Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
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says it will NOT try to seize cattle from
cowboy at the centre of armed showdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of

Obama Begins to Say Good-Bye
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National Journal, by James Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:20:56 AM     Post Reply
Because you can find anything on the Web, you can easily search and pull up a running clock that tells you just how long, to the second, Barack Obama has been president. It moves in real time. It only feels like it´s speeding up. Constrained by crises over which he has little power to impact events, hemmed in by a divided Congress more interested in scoring points with voters than in legislating, and watching as his potential successor assumes more and more of the political spotlight, Obama may be receding into history more quickly than either he or his aides ever anticipated. It was impossible to listen to the president's speech Thursday


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