Skip to comments.Syria strike due in days, West tells opposition: sources
Posted on 08/27/2013 6:39:38 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
U.N. chemical weapons experts visit a hospital where wounded people affected by an apparent gas attack are being treated, in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya, August 26, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Abo Alnour Alhaji
AMMAN | AMMAN (Reuters) - Western powers told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces within days, according to sources who attended a meeting between envoys and the Syrian National Coalition in Istanbul.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Western powers told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces within days, according to sources who attended a meeting between envoys and the Syrian National Coalition in Istanbul.
"The opposition was told in clear terms that action to deter further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime could come as early as in the next few days, and that they should still prepare for peace talks at Geneva," one of the sources who was at the meeting on Monday told Reuters.
The meeting at a hotel in downtown Istanbul was between senior figures of the Syrian National Coalition, including its president Ahmad Jarba, and envoys from 11 core "Friends of Syria" alliance members, that included U.S. envoy Robert Ford, the top U.S. official handling the Syria file, the sources said.
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So much for the element of surprise.
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Probably a notice to the Rooskies to get out before the sky turns red.
Ditto the NKs...
Note to Assad: Like Saddam before you we telegraph our mission to give you the opportunity to move the WMD you got from Saddam, before we show up to blow it to smithereens to eliminate the Iraqi markings on the canisters. Be forewarned!
Nobama did squat when our foreign service personnel were being attacked and killed in Benghazi, now wants to attack Syria?
Well, I'm surprised. Didn't know we had an election coming up so soon.
Gee, why should that affect the outcome, the mission is to help the rebels not deter Assad.
At least 85% of the country opposes American involvement in the Syrian civil war. Why aren’t Republicans demanding that Obama obtain Congressional approval before he starts his big adventure?
This whole scenario smells of Machiavelli’s “The Prince”.
“Allies Set to Invade Normandy on June 6th.”
They were Americans but, unfortunately, also infidels.
Sunni and other Islamist bulls are being gored in Syria.
So al-Obama must act .... duh.
That poster contains a lot of truth. Good job.
Imagine Ike dropping leaflets all over Normandy June 5th 1944 for the Germans to see troop movements, plans and order of battle?
This is not a new phenomenon, it has been going on for years and it eliminates the element of surprise completely. Man it must be fun to be an enemy of the West, it's not even a challenge for Putin and Assad. Don't worry, they're already planing their counter-punch...