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Offline pjohns

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Assad is moving his weapons underground
« on: September 05, 2013, 12:32:54 AM »
Since the likelihood of an impending US attack upon Syria has been telegraphed to the Syrian president--the element of surprise, obviously, has now been lost--Bashar al-Assad is apparently moving his weapons underground.

From The Algemeiner:

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun to move his arsenal of advanced weapons underground in preparation for a possible strike on the country by the United States, Israel’s Channel 1o reported on Wednesday.
 
Since learning of U.S. President Obama’s desire to attack Syria, Assad ‘s forces have begun to move the weapons, including possibly chemical warheads, into underground bunkers. The process was accelerated when Damascus realized that the U.S. strike would not be a surprise and in fact would be delayed by a Congressional vote, Channel 10 said.
 
The underground facilities are similar to those built by Iran near the city of Qom in order to protect its nuclear facilities against attacks. This similarity is not coincidental. Most of the underground  facilities in Syria were built by Iran and North Korea.


Here is a link to the entire article:  Report: Assad Moves Weapons Underground as US Strike Looms | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 12:35:48 AM »
Why bother?  Just put them in schools and fill them with kids...or put them in hospitals full of women, children and the elderly.  Much cheaper and way more effective.
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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 08:05:33 PM »
Why bother?  Just put them in schools and fill them with kids...or put them in hospitals full of women, children and the elderly.  Much cheaper and way more effective.

Fair point.

Very Machiavellian--but, as you (correctly) noted, quite effective...

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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 09:08:25 PM »
Why bother?  Just put them in schools and fill them with kids...or put them in hospitals full of women, children and the elderly.  Much cheaper and way more effective.

That's another reality of asymmetric warfare, as it's called.  When you face an overwhelmingly superior force you take creative measures to protect yourself from that force.

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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 12:15:22 AM »
That's another reality of asymmetric warfare, as it's called.  When you face an overwhelmingly superior force you take creative measures to protect yourself from that force.

What you describe as "creative," I would describe as cowardly...


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