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    Germany mulls joining US-led airstrikes in Syria

    Germany mulls joining US-led airstrikes in Syria report

    A report suggests Germany's Bundeswehr could soon be called upon to take part in airstrikes on Syria, if another chemical attack were to occur. The controversial move would face resistance in the government.



    The German Defense Ministry is reportedly in talks with its US counterpart to hammer out details for the Bundeswehr to join possible airstrikes by US, British and French forces on Syrian targets, Germany's mass-circulation Bild newspaper reported on Monday.


    The report suggests Germany's conservative defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has responded to a US request, which was followed by a meeting of high-ranking ministry and military officials from both countries.


    German tornado jets could take part in combat missions alongside their US, UK and French counterparts, according to the article.


    Only in case of a chemical attack


    The Bundeswehr would only join air strikes in case of another chemical attack. In April, President Bashar Assad was blamed by Western powers for using chemical weapons in an attack on Douma,which killed more than 70 people.


    In response,
    US , UK and French forces bombed three government sites in Syria in response to the chemical attack in Douma. Russia rejected Western allegations that Assad's regime was behind the attacks. The US-led airstrikes were seen as the most significant attack of the Allied powers in Syria's civil war.

    If Germany joined the alliance, it would risk direct confrontation with Russia, which supports Assad.




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      War with no end

      Syria has been engulfed in a devastating civil war since 2011 after Syrian President Bashar Assad lost control over large parts of the country to multiple revolutionary groups. The conflict has since drawn in foreign powers and brought misery and death to Syrians.

    The move, which would have to be approved by the chancellery, would be an about-face for conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has previously said Germany would not take part in "military missions" in Syria.

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    The report goes on to say that Bundeswehr forces could also join reconnaissance flights after a possible attack, also known as "battle damage assessment."


    The Bundeswehr is already active in Syria, but does not engage in combat missions.


    Germans skeptical about combat missions

    Many Germans are skeptical about their armed forces engaging in combat missions for historical reasons.

    The Social Democrats' (SPD) chair, Andrea Nahles, reacted to the report by saying that "the SPD will not approve Germany joining the war in Syria, neither in parliament nor in the government," according to news agency dpa. The Social Democrats are in a grand coalition with Merkel's CDU party.


    The foreign and defense ministries would not comment on the report, but told Bild that they were "in close contact with our US ally." They also pointed out that it was important to avoid further escalation in Syria, particularly with regard to "the use of chemical weapons, which the Assad regime has used in the past."

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    Carpet bomb the place and then get us OUT of there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
    Carpet bomb the place . . .
    "At the heart of global concerns are an estimated 3 million people crammed into Idlib and its surrounds"

    UN says 1 million children at risk in Syria's Idlib province | Fox News
    www.foxnews.com/.../un-says-1-million-children-at-risk-in-syrias-idlib-province.html
    Aug 10, 2018 - ... of more than 1 million children, many of whom live in refugee camps, the ... The agency said a battle for Idlib, the last major bastion for Syria's .
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    And those "1 million children" grow up to follow in their Fathers and Grandfathers footsteps!

    They have been at war for decades!

    They are NOT children...they are taught hate, violence, rape, suppression of women and to kill since the day they are born!

    They have NO respect for human life or for anything.

    NO respect for peace and they never will.

    Now they bring their hate to our shores!

    KEEP THEM OUT AND SEND THEM BACK!

    WHEN THEY CAN STOP BREEDING IN THE RUBBLE AND BLOW STUFF UP AND GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER...THEN THEY ARE WELCOME HERE. UNTIL THEN...KEEP THEM IN THE SANDBOX!
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