Another round of heavy-handed speeches pushing the White House’s narrative came and went today, and analysts now widely believe the US attack will happen over the Labor Day weekend, and potentially could begin in a matter of hours.
There’s little left to suggest the administration might wait, as they aren’t planning to allow a Congressional vote on the war for fear they’ll say no, and say they don’t have any intention of waiting for the United Nations to finish the actual investigation into the Jobar incident for fear it might disprove their allegations.
Efforts to drum up international support have failed, and there doesn’t seem to have been much thought given to actual strategy, meaning there’s little reason to expect the administration to carefully time the strikes, except to make them soon enough to preempt Congress and the UN.
US warships in the Mediterranean are expected to be at the center of the military operation, at least initially, firing cruise missiles at targets inside Syria. There are significant dangers surrounding the planned strike, not the least of which being that intelligence officials concede they don’t know where a lot of Syria’s chemical weapons are stored, and the attack might hit a stockpile and cause a humanitarian disaster.
The big question once the attack begins is how long the Pentagon will continue to be able to lob missiles at Syria during the ongoing budget shortfalls without seek some special funding from Congress, which will likely be reluctant to rubber stamp funding for the war after being kept out of the authorization stage.
24 thoughts on “US Attack on Syria Expected This Weekend”
John McCain is on Jay Leno chastising Obama for his wimpy intervention in Syria to date.
And the strikes Obama proposes for Saturday are too limited. Also McCain guarantees the rebels are moderate and deserve U.S. support.
How can you write down the names of these disgusting persons?
Mc Chain Saw is a mass murderer since his youth as napalm bomber pilot in Vietnam, where he took part in systematically erasing Vietnamese villagers, a US strategy to wipe out the villages as supply centers of food, housing and recruitment of the Vietnamese army. My Lai was no exception, it was one of those thousands villages destroyed totally with Anything living in it, in such campaigns this time. Soldiers in anti-Vietnam war conferences said that and how they were psychologically drilled to kill even babies – for "humanitarian" reasons- because they can not leave them alone in the destroyed village, with animals and their complete family killed.
This must a act against all domestic and international laws, but they didn't respect the laws before, so what is different then and now? Absolutely nothing.
So you are saying: not respecting the laws before, gives a murderer the right to kill anything and everybody later ?
Very strange guest here …
Let no one doubt who is feeding the world phony intel blaming the Syrian government: ISRAEL.
Iraq 2003 all over again. When will we have ENOUGH of this crap????
If they attack Syria and by some people Obama described to a "socialist"???? Considering the labour day date for such attack, is going to be one of a kind "socialists" present to working class people all over the world. Even thinking of it it hurts.
HOW IN THE name OF OUR HOLY GOD–can O'BOMBER(!)..do this without CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL..also, why isn't THE CONGRESS RUSHING BACK TO VOTE (OR AT LEAST THE LEADERSHIP(?)) WARNING O'BOMBER HE IS VERY CLOSE TO IMPEACHMENT?
He already IS A WAR CRIMINAL deserving prison or electrical chair ! He killed about 60,000 Libyans and 100,000 Syrian people and created about 10 MILLIONS of refugees !
Switch off your brainwashing TV and FACE THE FACTS you actually could already know.
That republicans prepared, planned these wars, does not help this killer, he did command these wars against Libya and Syria.
Anything I wrote here is proofed by many most excellent sources -see here:
My son just remarked to me that the Con..gress probably got a $300,000 "BONUS" to 'NOT' BE AVAILABLE TO VOTE–DUH.. GBA—->>>>Gott Bless Amerika..?
Got a link for details ??
No doubt the US will find a suitable target using all that infallible, unquestionable intelligence being sent to them from all those loyal intelligence assets within Syria itself…. Or in other words: they'll probably hit the wrong thing and Syria might feel the need to lob something back at a reachable target, just to make their own statement about potency… ad infinitum, ad nauseam…
Also interesting there's already a quagmire, even before any armed conflict started: one of words, threats and intentions.
The " suitable targets" of US bombing are well known since hundreds of years: CIVILIAN TARGETS ! –> Towns, bridges, power plants, water supply (recently 87 percent of deserted Libya's water supply) sewage plants, factories, telecommunication, radio, gas-pipelines, refineries, and schools, universities, children clinics as in Libya recently.
This is their Punishment strategy against the civilian population to finally destabilize the elected presidents of the victimized countries.
As in NATO's "Bombing Yugoslavia (Milosevic")into stone age" – see the article:
"Spanish NATO- fighter pilots admit: NATO bombed civilian targets intentionally"
US wars are always wars against CIVILIAN population !!
I found the reference for this:
Key extracts from the Spanish weekly: "Articulo 20" No. 30, June 14, 1999:
The Spanish pilots of NATO fighter planes over Yugoskavia admit that NATO attacks civilian targets
The pilots of Spanish planes who participated in bombing raids against Yugoslavia do not feel like
"supermen",but accuse NATO of having honored with medals the bombing of civilian targets, what they otherwise
name "collateral damages".
"… the majority, of my colleagues, even if not all, are against the war in general and against this war of
barbarity in particular." Martin de la Hoz says that he and his colleagues "are burnt out".
" our worst enemies are our own authorities, the Defense Minister and his whole team, the members of the
Government, who know nothing about war and go along with it without informing themselves about anything and,
what is gravest, are guilty of lying to the Spanish people through the papers, radio and television, foreign
correspondents and press agencies."
"NATO's repeated bombings of civilian victims and non-military targets are not the result of war "errors":
Captain Martin de la Hoz: "Several times our Colonel protested to NATO commanders why they select targets
which are not military targets. They threw him out with curses saying that we should know that the North
Americans will lodge a complaint by the Spanish Army() But what I say now is nothing compared to what I shall
have to say when the time comes."
The President of the Government, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Defense Minister are lying brazenly
each time they talk about the war. (…) Solana is a puppet who has been put there by the Yankees to do what
they tell him he has to do. (…)
On the subject of manipulation of information about the war, Captain de la Hoz says that "no one has said
anything about the incidents that took place in Aviano (NATO air base), about the disastrous maintenance of
Spanish machinery, and above all about the constant humiliations to which we were subjected from the
beginning. Not that we were cannon food. No. We were nothing. About the fatal accidents, the losses suffered
without connection to combat, the contempt and sanctions, not a word. From no one!"
(…)"… that we are there to cover up the North American generals who are dealing and wheeling in the war.
There is no journalist who has the slightest idea what is happening in Yugoslavia.
They are destroying the country, bombing it with novel weapons, toxic nerve gases, surface mines dropped with
parachute, bombs containing uranium, black napalm, sterilization chemicals, sprayings to poison the crops and
weapons of which even we still do not know anything. The North Americans are committing one of the biggest
barbarities that can be committed against humanity.
This war is going to cost the Spaniards more than all money allocated for culture in the last five years. And
(…) this brutal (…) Yankees' war, is going to be paid by all of us.
Original, text in Spanish, is below.
in Iraq they even had the strategy to wipe out the whole intellectual elite – in order to bring the religious middle-age apes into power – in similar sized groups, who are killing each other.
Divide and conquer. Bring chaos and create stateless nations that can be exploited.
Exploited by the companies – not in the interest of US peoples. In opposite: Against the interest of US people: They have to pay for the costs of war and the higher oil prices. You can urge Saddam Hussein or Gaddafi for better oil prices, but not UK or US oil companies.
It's because they are a bunch of cowards. They never start a war without having total advantage. They bomb innocents from thousands of feet above. Despite this, they are being kicked in the ass in Afghanistan. I hope the SAA will make the criminals bite the dust.
Washington better be careful here! They have the whole world, as well as the people, against them! This false flag needs to be investigated to the fullest, and then Washington needs to be held for war crimes, and crimes against humanity!
The Houla massacre of over hundred children in the early stage of this US war against Syria was the same story of false flag!
The western diplomatic mission did leave Syria in protest, as if this could be a proof who did cut off the gorges of the children.
When it turned out, that it were Assad-supporting families and Syrian army shells can not provide gorges cuts from knifes – nobody in the western media had further interest in the massacre of these children or to sentence the real killers.
Of course, it are the US-killers !
For the 1425 "alledged " gas attack victims the US Government and its mad President will MURDER about 10000 innocent Syrian men,women and children.
Is this justice.?
The real WAR CRIMINAL in all this madness is OBAMA and the war mongers in his administration.
C'mon America wake and stop this madness. Make your voices heard. By doing nothing you are aiding in the killing of innocent people.
And you can be sure that the poison gas attack has been arranged by US proxies !
The Syrian army, BECAUSE of the red line and their great success in the last month against the US proxy fighters had no need at all to use gas against the US sent terrorists – not to mention against their own people. They always had the order not to shoot when civilians are in danger – because of this it often took long time to wipe out those foreign US mercenaries in Syria.
Who will stop these terrible mass-murderers from withe-house ????
It were their killers who did kill these hundred of children and Syrians with poison gas.
They always staged massacres or false flag operations to justify their wars. Especially death children are preferred by them, since this switches off the brain of the people and creates hate.
I suggest a worldwide phoning action – the world calls U.S. citizens.
Phone-numbers are available on the Internet and phone rates are not too expensive and many can speak English.
When US media does misinform US Citizens, we must do it actively.
Most commercial media from NATO states did not report about the huge amount of SARIN poison gas found at Al Nusra fighters in Turkey – only some Turkish newspapers did it.
I has been not reported about poison gas tests with rabbits by the US proxy terrorist in Syria
Obama admin is even worse than Bush, Bush at least showed "Proofs" for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, also when they were faked. Obama even does not offer faked proofs !
Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution is all one need to read.
If Obama goes to war with Syria ( attack is war) he must be impeached immediately, for only congress can declare war.
If he attacks and nothing happens the United States Constitution is no more and therefore The United States seize to exist, it we be a rogue nation.
Early reports from Syria indicate that the missle strike has been a huge success. The chemical weapons sites have all been destroyed with little or no release of the poisonous chemicals, military installations have been destroyed, the Syrian Army has been devasted, airforce completely destroyed and their are rumours, unconfirmed that President Assads children, and perhaps Assad himself have been killed by coordinated drone strikes. The evidence is irrefutable. The NSA has picked up phone calls of Assad saying "i'm dying" please somebody get me some Starbucks lightly roasted, Columbian"! He was obviously delirious.
THe Syrian people en masse are waving American flags and pictures of President Obama.
Everything worked out just great, it was a great idea.
Iran, Russsia and China have had no comment so far.
I guess all of the mullet haired war lovers will be propping themselves in recliner chairs with a remote control in one hand, and a beer in the other, waiting for another Orgasmic "shock and awe" OH, I mean "shot across the bow." The old chest pounding, knuckle dragging response comes about when the Gubmint doesn't know what to do in order to be seen as "top dog". The USA war machine is more like a rabid puppy.
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