Two news stories are causing me a great deal of consternation.
US will make legal case for striking Syria without UN approval
WASHINGTON -- The United States is preparing legal justification for the use of force against Syria with allies Britain and France that would circumvent the United Nations Security Council, where Russia and China have vowed to block any resolution authorizing military intervention in the conflict.France says ‘proportionate response’ brewing after Syria chemical arms attack
The US will detail its case soon, with military action possible in the coming days, sources told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.
But the Obama administration has proven creative in its legal justifications in the past.
Administration officials have been studying Western intervention in Kosovo as a model for action in Syria, The New York Times reports.
Speaking in Indonesia, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel refused to detail military contingencies prepared by the Pentagon for the president.
Britain has readied Royal Navy forces in the Mediterranean to strike with American destroyers should their leaders choose to move forward. A strike would likely involve standoff assets that would avoid entry into foreign air space.
Senator John McCain, anticipating a limited, symbolic strike on Assad's command and control centers, said Sunday that the president should consider "very serious action, not just launching some cruise missiles."
The French foreign minister says there will be a “proportionate response” to the alleged chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb that he blamed on Syria’s government.
“It will be negotiated in coming days,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told Europe 1 radio on Monday. Fabius acknowledged that the lack of a U.N. blessing was problematic. “All the options are open. The only option that I can’t imagine would be to do nothing.”
OK, deep breath.
I have mulled this over all weekend. This is just my opinion- There will be some limited strikes on Syria. Exactly as the psycho Senator McCain is suggesting. This is a very dangerous, dangerous move.
The UN inspectors have gotten into the area of the alleged gas attack that took place last week
In case you have been under a rock??? The false flag attacks were covered in two posts:
As we are all aware Syria has been cleaning house!
The signs would seem bad for President Bashar Assad. Blasts echo all day long over the Syrian capital as troops battle rebels entrenched on its eastern doorstep. The government admits the economy is devastated. Allegations of a horrific chemical attack have given new life to calls for international action against his regime.
Yet it appears more confident than ever that it weathered the worst and has gained the upper hand in the country’s civil war, even if it takes years for victory.
There are multiple reasons for the new sense of assurance. The military scored a string of victories on the ground over the past few months that blunted a rebel surge early in the year. Army offensives stalled or pushed back rebels in Damascus’ suburbs. A rebel drive into a regime heartland in the western province on the Mediterranean coast was swiftly reversed over the past week
The regime also believes it has shored up its most serious vulnerability: the economy.
But this summer, Syria’s allies Russia and Iran effectively handed the government a lifeline, with credit lines to buy rice, flour, sugar, petroleum products and other staples. With that, the regime hopes it can keep an exhausted population clothed, fed, warm in the winter — and firmly on its side — enough to endure a long fight.
When asked whether Syria will have to pay back the credit lines in the future, Jamil smiled, saying, “It’s between friends.”
There lies the problem: Syria is ridding itself of NATO/Israeli scum
The NATO nutty nations will say they are 'punishing' Assad the tyrant for gassing his people (bullshit) and use humanitarian rhetoric to justify mass killings of Syrian civilians. Yes, the NATO insane nations will most likely target many civilians. Along with 'command and control' centres. This will increase pressure on Assad in hopes of turning the people and the military against the leadership.
It is not a coincidence that this week end a large shipment of armaments made its way through Turkey to the Islamic NATO/IDF in the north
Gulf-based supporters have sent a 400-ton shipment of arms to Syria's outgunned rebels, one of the biggest to reach them in their two-year-old uprising, opposition sources said on Sunday.
That makes it a good time for a strike of the type McCain is talking about. At least that is how I see it
My thoughts remain as always with the Syrian people.
Don't miss the first post of the day:
UPDATE update!!! : So, I just watched John Kerry make his statement. There is no doubt that the 'allies' will launch attacksWhen I can get the Kerry lie/hard sell it will be posted. Kerry made a statement about the fabrications and a moral compass. What a disgusting vulgar display of spin.
Grab a barf bag!
UPDATE # 2
CNN-Missile Strikes on Syria likely
Instead, a limited coalition of NATO partners such as Germany, France and Britain -- all of which have called for action against Syria -- and some Arab League members appeared more likely to provide the political backing needed by Obama to order U.S. missile strikes.A senior administration official told CNN on Monday that the goals of any coalition military action would be to punish al-Assad and show him that there was a cost for using chemical weapons while preventing him from doing so again.In addition, a military strike would seek to degrade the Syrian regime's capabilities enough to weaken it without causing it to fall to an opposition considered unprepared to assume power, the official said.Possible coalition partners include NATO allies Britain, France, Germany and Canada, as well as regional powers Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
UPDATE # 3
Sergei Lavrov press conference-