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    June 14 2013

    WESLEY CLARK: In this case, arming the rebels with RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) and mortars and so forth is probably not going to be significant. We're in a full scale, or starting to move toward a full scale proxy war with Iran here. Iran's engaged, they've got people in there. Hezbollah is fighting hard, and the Bashar al-Assad regime is willing to use chemical weapons.

    They simply don't want to lose.  So I think if the administration now hands concluded, as they have, that chemical weapons have indeed been used,  I think is more than just a red line, it also gives us greater diplomatic throw weight in the United Nations.

    We need to go back to the Russians and Chinese. We need to say to them, look, we are going to provide more active assistance, and there's not necessarily a stopping point once we start this. So we're in for tit-for-tat escalation once this starts to go.

    GOP/LIBERTARIAN/TEA PARTY: don't hold political offices to govern or serve, they hold political offices to dominate and steal; an effective racket!

    by anyname on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 09:09:55 PM PDT

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