United States May Strike Syria as Soon as Thursday

Missile-Command_3NBC quotes anonymous sources that a missile strike against Syria could occur as early as Thursday. Presumably Obama will orchestrate this in the brief time between polishing his Nobel Prize medal and approving drone strikes around the world.

Via NBC:

The U.S. could hit Syria with three days of missile strikes, perhaps beginning Thursday, in an attack meant more to send a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad than to topple him or cripple his military, senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Tuesday.

The State Department fed the growing drumbeat around the world for a military response to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons against rebels Aug. 21 near Damascus, saying that while the U.S. intelligence community would release a formal assessment within the week, it was already “crystal clear” that Assad’s government was responsible.

White House press secretary Jay Carney repeated Tuesday that the White House isn’t considering the deliberate overthrow of Assad.

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  • Haystack

    How dare they maim innocent men, women and children with chemical, rather than conventional weapons?!?

  • Cortacespedes

    Honey, someone left reality on the déjà vu channel, where’s the remote?

  • BuzzCoastin

    I wonder how much the “cost” of that strike will be
    and how much war machine profit is generated by it
    and how many new Carlyle contractors get contracts
    because of a guy with the unfortunate name of
    Bashar in the Ass ad

  • DeepCough

    We must invade Syria. They’re a part of the Axis of Evil!

  • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

    A lot of pundits are relating this potential conflict with that in Bosnia in 1992. I have a sneaking suspicion it will be historically a lot more like a different hostile action in Bosnia back in 1914.

  • Charlie Primero

    The coming war in Syria is actually for the big natural gas pipeline Qatar wants to run through Syria to hook-up with the Nabucco pipeline in Turkey that feeds Europe. Assad said no, so he’s being replaced. Plus, he has one of the few remaining central banks not owned by the Federal Reserve system and IMF. (As did Libya. As does Iran.)

    The CIA has been shipping weapons and chemicals to the Al Qaeda rebels in Syria for a year. Qatar paid for 70% of the operation. Dumb American kids and taxpayers will provide the real blood and muscle when invasion time comes.

    I am of the opinion it is immoral to brainwash kids into dying for the New York bankers who own Qatar, but every television I’ve seen has an “off” button, so their parents do bare some of the responsibility.

    • moremisinformation

      “The CIA has been shipping weapons and chemicals to the Al Qaeda rebels in Syria for a year”

      This may indeed be what got ‘Ambassador’ Stevens and his CIA operation attacked and ended in Benghazi.

    • Cortacespedes

      Assad said no, cause he’d already green-lit a competing pipeline coming from Iran (Russia being another partner in the deal). The actual “beefing” parties in this are Iran/Russia, vs. Qatar (and its “investors”).

  • Juan

    Fucking horrible. The Empire is gonna go murder a bunch more poor brown people under false pretenses, AGAIN.
    It seems there is no end to this madness.

  • Dingbert
  • emperorreagan

    The question is when WWIII turns really ugly. China & Russia are indicating their unhappiness with the US’s plan on top of other recent developments (like Snowden sitting in Russia). The US has had a relative cakewalk so far for profiteering and getting its way – where does it stop?

  • Matt Staggs

    We’re pretty much the Empire in “Star Wars” at this point, right? Is there a “fully operational battle station” somewhere in the Department of Defense’s black budget?

    • I_abide

      They’ve got it hidden under the mesa at Dulce along with their tie fleet.

  • Anarchy Pony

    I suspect that expiration on a bomb is more akin to the expiration on a non liquid medication, mostly for show and designed to increase overturn.

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