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"War On Chemical Weapons": Obama Traps Himself Into Syrian Combat

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Amid all the hysteria, we're not even talking about a counterpunch from Damascus itself, Hezbollah, Iran or, crucially, Russia. Moscow and Tehran are playing the chessboard like ninjas -- as they clearly see the possibility of Washington being bogged down in a net of its own. All it takes would be a single Onyx SS-N-25, also known as Super-Sunburn SS-22, the fastest hypersonic anti-shipping missile in the world -- which is part of Syria's arsenal -- to sink a US warship. Then what? Shock and Awe all over again? 

So if we take the White House at its word, this "limited" kinetic whatever will end in a couple of days. Or it could spiral into something more hellish than Iraq 2003. And then, the clincher; only a few days before the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama is fighting side by side with... al-Qaeda. Why? Because, together, they can. 

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