Skip to comments.Did the President Declare "Secret War" Against Syria and Iran?
Posted on 01/11/2007 6:49:34 PM PST by voletti
Washington intelligence, military and foreign policy circles are abuzz today with speculation that the President, yesterday or in recent days, sent a secret Executive Order to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director of the CIA to launch military operations against Syria and Iran.
The President may have started a new secret, informal war against Syria and Iran without the consent of Congress or any broad discussion with the country.
The bare outlines of that order may have appeared in President Bush's Address to the Nation last night outlining his new course on Iraq:
Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity and stabilizing the region in the face of extremist challenges. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq. We're also taking other steps to bolster the security of Iraq and protect American interests in the Middle East. I recently ordered the deployment of an additional carrier strike group to the region. We will expand intelligence-sharing and deploy Patriot air defense systems to reassure our friends and allies. We will work with the governments of Turkey and Iraq to help them resolve problems along their border. And we will work with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region.
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Shades of Iran-contra, eh? This time, bloody finish the job pls.
All he has to do is ship the captured IEDs to the Arab nationalists in the western Iranian provinces.
I say yes.
I say we have easy plausible deniability. How many bad news Baathists would love to get out of prison free and spend some time disrupting civil affairs in Iranian communities.
You could probably do the same thing with some Shiites for Syria.
I hope this is true.
This writer doesn't like the idea. I like it.
If he did, then it's no different from the "war" we waged on the Soviet Union and her allies for decades.
Works for me. Insert sniper teams, and aim for the generals.
I hope so, now let's let the secret out in the form of an all out bombing raid or targeted nukes.
What? THat the President can keep a secret?
Or that he (this writer) can't?
Let us hope.
hmmmmmmmmmm............. the axis of evil........
is ?? Secrets ? to whom ? even that cave man from Geico
knows President Bush is cancer serious
Hey, the somalia thing worked!
What a stupid question.
Back in September of 2001, President Bush declared war on any and all who harbor terrorists.
If that now includes Iran and Syria, well...they can't say they weren't warned.
Iraq makes a wonderful staging area without being in the "sacred lands".
Hey, while we're in the area....
I'll have more advice later on. Ta Ta.
IIRC Congress did not put a location restriction on his authorization to take out the terrorists.
The better question to ask is 'has Syria and Iran declared war against the United States by supplying insurgents and weapons to kill American soldiers in Iraq?'
Thats What your going to see from here on out!
After We take One Last Fricken Shot in Irak!
Somalia? Nobody talks about it! (Its Got Rummys Fingerprints All over it!)
I believe Rummy has left a Nice Bag of Future Tricks!
The media is asking the wrong question. Per usual.
It's not that we've declared proxy war on Iran or Syrian. They've engaged US in a proxy war since 3/03, and I'm sure an argument could be made that they engaged us even sooner, but we didn't notice.