Skip to comments.Watching Syria’s descent
Posted on 12/10/2012 12:52:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The scariest thing about Syria, from the Wests point of view, may be the gap between the hair-raising scenarios senior officials are discussing about what may happen next and their limp strategies for preventing it.
Inside the Obama administration, Syria is now likened by some to a second Somalia only at the heart of the Middle East, and with the worlds third-largest stockpile of chemical weapons. One official recently described a near-term future in which the current, two-sided civil war breaks down into a free-for-all in which Sunni forces fight Kurds and each other as well as the Alawi remnants of Bashar al-Assads army; where the al-Qaeda branch known as Jabhat al-Nusra gains control over substantial parts of the country; and where the danger of chemical weapons use comes not just from the regime but from any other force that overruns a chemical weapons depot.
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So this is really on Obama's Watch.....for whatever good that does us.
I don't see any Syria descending... looks like they are even rising a bit...
oh, wait. we must be descending as well, and perhaps slightly faster.
from the department of watching the floor go up while the elevator goes down department
As I mentioned elsewhere - I don’t care.
Assad vs. Al Qaeda vs. Muslim Brotherhood. Maybe they can all fight a really long war and all 3 can lose.
Its funny how the media copy Bush’s words on WMD - for Obama’s use. Of course, none of it is attributed to Obama.
The money quote.
President Obama certainly did not like how the Bush Administration responded to Iraq, but one must ask the question: if the same problem pops up in Syria is there a better alternative?
Unfortunately Obama's entire life has not revolved around doing better. It has always revolved around doing worse.
When Obama/Hillary/Huma’s Al Nusra Terrorist rebels fire WMD at Syrian Alawites, the House Assad will unleash its WMD as a counter attack. Russia of course will respond first anticipating the slow waddling US/House of Saud move.
I guess he wouldn't want to restart the Iraq war then. /s
U.S. Troops Are Reported Back in Iraq Over Syrian Crisis
More than 3,000 U.S. military personnel have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait and 17,000 more are on their way in response to the civil war in Syria that has spilled over into northern Iraq, according to a report published Monday by Iran's Press TV.
Geez,....this is going VIRAL!
The only potential good I can see now, is that with Syria all tied up, the Iranian Israeli battle can begin. The gross incompetence from Obama/Hillary/Huma however is going to even unravel the Israeli situation.
Its quite likely that Israel is preparing to carry out strikes against any Syrian WMD facilities at risk into falling into the hands of the Syrian rebels, who are intertwined with Hamas and Al Qaeda.
These strikes are the last thing that Obama wants. From the diplomatic perspective, Israeli strikes on Syria would allow Assad to distract the Arab world from the civil war and refocus its attention on Israel. And that would undermine Obamas effort to remove Assad.
But WMDs are not an area where Israel is likely to back off. Obama has no problem with the Muslim Brotherhoods militias getting its hands on chemical weapons. Israel does.
Is it? I just saw a link to it on another thread.
Meetings in morrocco and French putting up money....probably borrowed also.
lol I didn’t even notice that YOU are the one who posted that link. More coffee!
I’m afraid that I agree with the theory that all this talk in the media about chemical weapons is merely intended to stir up fear so Obama and Nato have an excuse to go in once again ON THE WRONG SIDE.
Obama wants the terrorists to win. He supplied them with weapons from Libya, but they aren’t winning fast enough. So he needs an excuse to go in and finish the job.
Fortunately, Russia has vowed to prevent an invasion. Let’s hope that Obama has enough sense not to start a war with Russia on behalf of his Muslim terrorist buddies.