Skip to comments.Pentagon Is Ordered to Expand Potential Targets in Syria With a Focus on Forces
Posted on 09/05/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT by don-o
WASHINGTON President Obama has directed the Pentagon to develop an expanded list of potential targets in Syria in response to intelligence suggesting that the government of President Bashar al-Assad has been moving troops and equipment used to employ chemical weapons while Congress debates whether to authorize military action.
Mr. Obama, officials said, is now determined to put more emphasis on the degrade part of what the administration has said is the goal of a military strike against Syria to deter and degrade Mr. Assads ability to use chemical weapons. That means expanding beyond the 50 or so major sites that were part of the original target list developed with French forces before Mr. Obama delayed action on Saturday to seek Congressional approval of his plan.
For the first time, the administration is talking about using American and French aircraft to conduct strikes on specific targets, in addition to ship-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles. There is a renewed push to get other NATO forces involved.
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The Nobel peace prize winner said so...
Clearly they’re not going to take NO for an answer.
MISSION CREEP. Take note, Congress
Don’t kid yourself, the goal of this exercise is to remove Assad. You do that by degrading his forces. Obama will do this, regardless of how Congress votes.
B-52’s B-1’s B-2’s
McCain having wargasm as we speak.
A limited strike, just to take out the weapons and munitions, he said, that have already been moved. Oh but hey while we are at it we will just decimate the military and turn the country over to the Muslim Brotherhood because they got their asses kicked out of Egypt and need a new home. Oh yeah and then we will give them billions and billions of dollars that should stay in America for Americans to replace all the shit we gave Assad and then destroyed.
“Dont kid yourself, the goal of this exercise is to remove Assad.”
Which means the Christians get slaughtered, and the Radical Muzzies take over. All according to Obama’s plan.
Since the Saudi’s have offered to pay for this war, does that mean we’re the whore of Babylon?
And John Kerry is the pimp.
This dumbass is going to get us caught up in WW III.
If he wanted to punish Assad, he could certainly target
him personally like Reagan did Quadaffi.
No, instead of taking out the big bruiser with a
sucker punch, Obama wants to go out side and kick
over his gang”s motorcycles
The Saudi’s have their own Army, let them do this
“This dumbass is going to get us caught up in WW III.”
If The Congress says no, and Obama acts anyway, Putin will be “forced” to act, to stop the “Rogue War Criminal Obama”.
O’s ordering our military to include some Russian forces after he lost the stare-down with Putin at the G20. /s
Is that the John Kerry who served in Vietnam?
He’s ratching it up hoping to get congress to vote “no”. He does not want to do this. But if he feels like he has to do it, he wants to blame congress and the WORLD.
Sadly, even after some of our aircraft are shot down and pictures of dead children are shown all over the world, obama’s supporters will still support him.
I believe I’d end up in prison if I was in the military. I would not follow this order. I hope the Joint Chiefs feel the same way. But I doubt it. They’re all a bunch of “yes men”.
I pray congressional “leaders” and the Joint Chiefs call a meeting and tell him “You don’t have to go back to Chicago but you can’t stay here.”
I don’t know if ‘served’ is the correct term.
Name one major military conflict the Saudi Army has been involved in, or won.
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