• Obama To Decide Friday On Military Action In Syria

    ZEROHEDGE Obama To Decide Friday On Military Action In Syria

    "The president asked all of the agencies to put forward options, some familiar, some new, that we are very actively reviewing,"

    "When we are able to work through these in the days ahead we'll have an opportunity to come back and talk about them in detail."

    Fast forward to today,
    when as Reuters once again reports, the time has come for the US to make a decision:
    on Friday President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet to consider their military and other options in Syria.

    Naturally, this means that one set of options includes direct U.S. military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots or radar and anti-aircraft bases.

    That is also the scenario which General Joseph Dunford warned may lead to war with Russia. Indeed, the quoted said one danger of such action is that Russian and Syrian forces are often co-mingled, "raising the possibility of a direct confrontation with Russia that Obama has been at pains to avoid."
    This is also known as the "world war" scenario.

    Luckily, there are options.

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    1. alucard13mm's Avatar
      alucard13mm -
      It would be pretty funny if Obama starts something to call for martial law to prevent Hillary from getting into office haha. Just to troll her.
    1. Zippyjuan's Avatar
      Zippyjuan -
      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mi...-idUSKCN12D2B2

      Friday's planned meeting is the latest in a long series of internal debates about what, if anything, to do to end a 5-1/2 year civil war that has killed at least 300,000 people and displaced half the country's population.
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...strikes-aleppo

      Syria talks involving US to take place this weekend, says Lavrov

      An unexpected round of multilateral talks on the future of Syria is to start on Saturday involving initially Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and possibly Qatar, the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said. The talks will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

      Lavrov told CNN he hoped that a meeting involving only those “with direct influence on the ground” in Syria would allow “a businesslike discussion, not another general assembly like debate”. It was not immediately clear whether Iran would be represented.

      The UK, France and other European states will be excluded from the Lausanne meeting, but the US secretary of state, John Kerry, is expected to brief European foreign ministers in London afterwards.

      Kerry announced he was ending bilateral contacts with Russia after a US-Russia brokered ceasefire broke down after less than a week, when the Syrian regime declared it over and resumed a Russian-backed air offensive against rebel-held eastern Aleppo. However, the state department said at the time that multilateral meetings on Syria would continue, including Russia.

      The state department, announcing Kerry’s weekend talks, said tthe Lausanne and London talks were to “discuss a multilateral approach to resolving the crisis in Syria, including a sustained cessation of violence and the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries”.
    1. phill4paul's Avatar
      phill4paul -
      I'm guessing they didn't seek out Ron Paul's advise WRT.
    1. buck000's Avatar
      buck000 -
      I love how Syria is not invited to the discussions on what to do with Syria.
    1. jllundqu's Avatar
      jllundqu -
      Quote Originally Posted by buck000 View Post
      I love how Syria is not invited to the discussions on what to do with Syria.
      They couldn't get passports to the US funded ISIS commanders.... something about international terrorism.
    1. PierzStyx's Avatar
      PierzStyx -
      If war with Russia does come I will not volunteer. I am already against the next war. If drafted I will not go. I would rather sit in prison than be a coward and become a state paid murderer. If my daughter has to lose her father for years I would rather it be because he refused to do evil than because he chose to embrace it.
    1. AZJoe's Avatar
      AZJoe -
      Quote Originally Posted by buck000 View Post
      I love how Syria is not invited to the discussions on what to do with Syria.
      You act as if Syria is a sovereign nation or something. Nonsense, they are all just pieces on Washington's grand chessboard to be played, controlled, exploited or sacrificed as Washington so commands.
    1. buck000's Avatar
      buck000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AZJoe View Post
      You act as if Syria is a sovereign nation or something. Nonsense, they are all just pieces on Washington's grand chessboard to be played, controlled, exploited or sacrificed as Washington so commands.
      My bad, I forgot about that for a bit.
    1. wizardwatson's Avatar
      wizardwatson -
      This dictator thing is so much easier than following the Constitution.

      HEADLINE TRANSLATION: Obama puppet to inform boobus if our war mongering masters intend to escalate their support for terrorists in Syria, using military authorization granted previously to fight terrorism.
    1. Zippyjuan's Avatar
      Zippyjuan -
      Quote Originally Posted by AZJoe View Post
      You act as if Syria is a sovereign nation or something. Nonsense, they are all just pieces on Washington's grand chessboard to be played, controlled, exploited or sacrificed as Washington so commands.
      US doesn't control Syria. Russia does.
    1. juleswin's Avatar
      juleswin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
      US doesn't control Syria. Russia does.
      Why do you have to be like this? where did he said US controls Syria? he said "to be, played, controlled" meaning a desire to control Syria which only the biggest, US empire ass kissers trolls still doubts. Also, Russia doesn't control Syria, they protect Syria from the kind of people you support.
    1. jllundqu's Avatar
      jllundqu -
      Any word on any decisions? I don't hear any air raid sirens..............yet
    1. Zippyjuan's Avatar
      Zippyjuan -
      Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
      Why do you have to be like this? where did he said US controls Syria? he said "to be, played, controlled" meaning a desire to control Syria which only the biggest, US empire ass kissers trolls still doubts. Also, Russia doesn't control Syria, they protect Syria from the kind of people you support.
      Who sits on the other side of your chessboard? Or is the US the only player in international politics?
    1. Root's Avatar
      Root -
      Is there gonna be a line? I hope it's a red line.
    1. Lucille's Avatar
      Lucille -
      Does CONgress get a say, or is the debating society too busy doing their real job (getting elected)?
    1. goldenequity's Avatar
      goldenequity -
      Jon Williams ‏@WilliamsJon 2m2 minutes ago Brooklyn, NY
      After NSC on #Syria, WH clear: more of same. Military options "prepared" by Pentagon off the table.

    1. AZJoe's Avatar
      AZJoe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
      US doesn't control Syria. Russia does.
      So you admit Washington has lost it terrorist war to control Syria? You need to explain that to the terrorists in chief. Will they stop arming and funding their terrorist proxies via Salafi Arabia? Will they stop their bombing and move their flights and and advisers and troops out? Will they stop trying to overthrow the Syrian's government? Will they respect the will of the Syrian people? Will they leave? Will they allow Syria to choose its own future and trade with whomever it wants. Will they allow Syria to build a natural gas pipeline that brings Iranian gas to nations in Europe? Will they stop demanding a "no fly" zone to protect their terrorist proxies? Will they stop their propaganda war? Will the stop their sanctions?

      As Zippy knows, Of course they won't. You know why? Because Washington does not respect the sovereignty of any nation. To Washington, Syria, like all nations, is merely a "piece on Washington's grand chessboard to be played, controlled, exploited or sacrificed as Washington so commands," and if they don't comply via threat or bribe, then Washington will use force and fraud and sanctions and terrorists and proxy wars or direct bombing to bring that piece where it wants. (a la Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras, Yemen, and Syria - and these are just the most recent ones). It is the Washington way.
    1. DamianTV's Avatar
      DamianTV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
      US doesn't control Syria. Russia does.
      ... and the US definitely wants to make Russia another of its bitches. Global Domination means they also must control both Russia and Syria, but in ways that may not make the citizens suspicious.
    1. Zippyjuan's Avatar
      Zippyjuan -
      US isn't going to go to war against Russia.
    1. DamianTV's Avatar
      DamianTV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
      US isn't going to go to war against Russia.
      Quit telling people to go back to sleep you Hypocrite MSM Tool!

      -REP


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