Post by Cursitor Doom Post by tom
So you guys are OK with using nerve gas on kids? Says a lot about you.
Of *course* not. But the culpability of the Assad regime in this outrage
needed to be established 100% before taking such action - and it hasn't
been. Far from it.
Not to mention the fact that if Assad had any brains he would've hauled
away anything remotely of actual military value from that airbase
(chemical weapons, the Russian guys advising the Syrians on how to
deploy them) days ago when Trump started getting emotional on TV about it.
Oh, and also tipped off the Russians about it, likely at least somewhat
before the cruise missiles were launched, and then travel time, so
figure a good hour or two. Place was flippin' deserted by the time they
arrived would be my guess.
From the photo set I see a couple craters in runways and the wreckage
of some crusty 40 year old Mig-23s. Not exactly high-value targets here.
If you want to send an actual "message" then it's just "we're a bit
concerned" business-as-usual until 5 minutes before warheads are landing
on top of the planes, weapons, pilots, Russian advisors, and everything
Sort of basic Sun Tzu stuff.