Skip to comments.Report: US strike on Syria to be 'significantly larger than expected'
Posted on 09/06/2013 11:25:11 AM PDT by mojito
Despite statements from both US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry that a US-led strike on Syria would be a "limited and tailored" military attack, ABC News reported on Thursday that the strike planned by Obama's national security team is "significantly larger" than most have anticipated.
According to ABC News, in additional to a salvo of 200 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from four Navy destroyers stationed in the eastern Mediterranean, the US is also planning an aerial campaign that is expected to last two days.
This campaign potentially includes an aerial bombardment of missiles and long range bombs from US-based B-2 stealth bombers that carry satellite-guided bombs, B-52 bombers, that can carry air-launched cruise missiles and Qatar-based B-1s that carry long-range, air-to-surface missiles, both ABC News and The New York Times reported.
"This military strike will do more damage to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad's forces in 48 hours than the Syrian rebels have done in two years," a national security official told ABC News.
Meanwhile, Obama has directed the Pentagon to expand the list of potential targets in Syria following reports Assad's forces have moved troops and equipment used to employ chemical weapons in anticipation of the US-led strike against them, the Times reported on Thursday.
In order to degrade Assad's ability to use chemical weapons, the list of 50 or so major sites has to be expected, officials told the Times.
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We’d be better off taking out Iranian nuclear weapon facilities.
Que the left’s moral outrage in 5, 4, 3....never mind.
OBAMA SPENDS TAXPAYER MONEY AND RISKS AMERICAN LIVES SO HE CAN HELP AL-QAEDA!
FUBO!! IDIOT!! TRAITOR!! LOSER!!
Solution, do not give this guy an open ended invitation to attack. Vote NO, in fact, vote hell no.
We cannot give up on this, write and call your rep daily to get the point across. I and I hope most here do now want this war.
I detect boots.
Why don’t they just post a schedule and link for live video feeds?
It takes a child to RAZE a village.
This is an act of war.
All the dancing around to avoid Russia and China in the cold war ...
...and now it comes down to this. Some stinkin’ Islamic sandhole in the middle east...
Do you know where your fallout shelter is?
More likely: Bathhouse Barry baits bear, bungles bigtime.
At least a positive here...two hundred of the cruise missiles used up. He’ll have to move the military budget up a notch by the end of the year to replenish them. Course...if the Russian umbrella takes down half of them....it might trigger some harsh talk at the Pentagon over ‘what next’?
Not if the Russians are there waiting on them with their S-300s warmed up and rarin' to go.
Deafening silence from the formerly anti-war Leftists (who were not anti-war, just anti-EVIL BOOSH!)...
Fear not, the French are with us ...
That's what she said...
Our President appears to be willing to empty his bag of political capital on this and go it entirely alone. For what motive? Personal pride? Muslim/Marxist ideology? To do the bidding of the God of Israel to set up the events of the final spasms of history?
This is July 1, 1863, and our President is Robert E Lee.
OPSEC appears to be as obsolete as the blunderbuss.