Russia sending attack helicopter shipment to Syria, Hillary Clinton says

  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Russia sending attack helicopter shipment to Syria, Hillary Clinton says

    Wow....this could get ugly...

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/russia-attack-helicopters-syria-hillary-clinton-191518289.html

  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    So what should we do:

    1. do nothing

    2. attempt to stop the helicopters through discussions with the Russians or physically stop them.

    3 provide fire power/defense to the other side.

    4. other
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    Jun 12, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    There is little we can do. How's that Obama reset in relations working?

    In 2009, Obama unilaterally pulled out of a missile shield giving the Russians something they wanted very much, embarrassing our allies, but he did not demand a quid pro quo. Many experts believed he could have obtained concessions from the Russians in return, especially to get some support with Iran and Syria. The professionals at State must have made that suggestion, but Obama and his Chicago advisors knew better. He was both naive and arrogant. Any experienced person would tell you that the Russians respect strength and you don't make concessions without demanding something in return.

    Now recently Hillary said our strategy is to hope the Russians will help. How weak and lame is that? Putin is now ruthlessly cracking down on internal dissent, so he is hardly going to be shamed by us into doing "the right thing" in Syria.

    So what can we do? Not much. When a leadership vacuum exists in the West, bad things are more likely to happen.

    A shame with all the killing.
  • tazzari

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    Jun 12, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    metta8 saidSo what should we do:

    1. do nothing

    2. attempt to stop the helicopters through discussions with the Russians or physically stop them.

    3 provide fire power/defense to the other side.

    4. other


    Cut taxes for the wealthy!

    Ooops - that spilled over from the GOP playbook....
  • metta

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    Syria: on and ground and Elie Wiesel



    http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/international/2012/06/12/amanpour-syria-elie-wiesel.cnn#/video/international/2012/06/12/amanpour-syria-elie-wiesel.cnn
  • Streicher

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    Aug 02, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Syria bought thous helicopters a long time ago from USSR. Thous helicopters were in Russia because of scheduled maintenance. Nothing serious or wearied.