Skip to comments.[Russia said last month: ] Pentagon finishes contingency plans for Syria invasion
Posted on 07/09/2012 5:47:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase
Officials with the US Department of Defense have confirmed that the Pentagon has finalized procedures that outline how American forces could soon combat the government of war-torn Syria and officially involve itself in that states bloody uprising.
After months of rumors suggesting that the US has unofficially made efforts to weaponize rebel forces fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, officials with the Defense Department tell CNN that the Pentagon has finished drafting blueprints that lay-out just how the US military could aid in ousting the leader with Americas own troops.
In their report, CNN cites Defense Department officials speaking on condition of anonymity; in a separate sit-down however, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey confirms to the outlet that intensifying violence overseas in recent months has prompted the Pentagon to expedite establishing a role for US forces.
The violence "gives us all pause that have been in Iraq and seen how these issues become sectarian and then they become civil wars and then they become very difficult to resolve," Dempsey tells CNN this week.
"There is a sense that if the sectarian violence in Syria grows, it could be worse than what we saw in Iraq," he adds.
Although the issue of involving US forces in the war against Assads regime has been on the table since the beginning of the uprising, authorities in Washington off the record have all but officially thrown their hat in the ring in regards to offering assistance. RT reported earlier this week that intelligence forces have revealed to Israels Debka news agency that the US was believed to be readying the establishing of a no-fly zone in Syria, and last month discussed murmurings that suggested US President Barack Obama had quietly approved a shipment of anti-tank weapons to Syrian rebels.
CNNs report confirms that the military has indeed drafted instructions that lay-out the implementation of the no-fly zone. Additionally, officials say that a large number of US troops could soon be installed overseas to aid in the war.
As early as March of this year, lawmakers including John McCain (R-Arizona) began rallying together to ask Congress to consider authorizing strikes on Assad. Without the permission of the United Nations, though, the US has been hesitant to offer any formal assistance.
NATO took military action to save Kosovo in 1999 without formal UN authorization. There is no reason why the Arab League, or NATO, or a leading coalition within the Friends of Syria contact group, or all of them speaking in unison, could not provide a similar international mandate for military measures to save Syria today, Sen. McCain told Capitol Hill constituents earlier this year.
After months of rumors suggesting that the US has unofficially made efforts to weaponize rebel forces...uh, by "weaponize" the semi-competent writer meant "arm". Arms for the rebels enter Syria mostly through Lebanon; there's a trickle from Turkey, even less from Jordan; Iraq is the up and coming source. By contrast, arms for the dictatorship enter from Iran and Russia.
Nothing good can come of this and frankly it scares the living crap out of me.
I don’t even like Dempsey’s looks. He appears about as pasty faced as they come. He rose too quickly after a slow start. 11 years for Major ain’t fast track.
Just great, going to war for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Yeah, but it’s for “nation building”.
“Nothing good can come of this and frankly it scares the living crap out of me.”
As it does me. This won’t be Clinton’s airwar over Kosovo or the sandbox games in Libya. These guys will shoot back and we’ll be dragged into a proxy war with Russia. And for what?
So there’s a vote scheduled in the house to declare war, as per the Constitution, right?
Bwahahahahahaha, that's a good one.
Shouldn’t that be Muslim Brotherhood nation building?
We’ll be dragged into yet ANOTHER proxy war with Russia.
Why oh why are we stuck with McLame!!
Let those dogs do their thing and quit the
And where the he** are the lovely Code Stink??
‘As early as March of this year, lawmakers including John McCain (R-Arizona) began rallying together to ask Congress to consider authorizing strikes on Assad. Without the permission of the United Nations, though, the US has been hesitant to offer any formal assistance.
NATO took military action to save Kosovo in 1999 without formal UN authorization. There is no reason why the Arab League, or NATO, or a leading coalition within the Friends of Syria contact group, or all of them speaking in unison, could not provide a similar international mandate for military measures to save Syria today, Sen. McCain told Capitol Hill constituents earlier this year.’
What is it with McCain? Well I think i know. The Viet commies managed to break him in some sort of way psychologically. Perhaps they even have some embarrassing video ‘confessions’ he made as a POW. That would explain a lot about why he helped ram rod recognition and diplomatic normalization with SCV and his hair trigger anger over questions about some POWs that the Viets admitted to having and have stone walled ever since 1972 on.
So McCain is a broken guy who, as his behavior in the last election shows either has a lot to hide or who simply can't muster the nerve to actually go after the rat party people since they will fight back. Instead he regularly attacks his own party base and behaves like a petty tyrant and general ass towards his own staff and other lower ranking Capitol Hill types.
However, there is never an opportunity for the US armed forces to go in harm's way that he isn't enthusiastically for. He compensates for his psychological brokeness by vigorously waving the saber at every opportunity to remind all of his martial prowess and fierce patriotism.
He and Bob Dole were right up front cheering on the contemptible US war on Serbia. And now we see John M busy beating the drum for another stupid and squalid adventure. Since I know there are some Freepers who feel great pride in their part in the Serbian disgrace perhaps they can come forward with a fitting rationale to support John M's latest crusade for something or other or more correctly for his psychological compensation.
John m, another in the gallery of men and women whose basic humanity has been twisted and bent. At least he has a good excuse, severe injuries and extended torture, turds like Pelosi and Reid are just born twisted and vile.