As I type this post a gust of wind blew just outside. It caught my attention. The sound of the wind- The movement of our mulberry tree branches as they swing back and forth- What sounds hold the attention of others as we collectively sit on the edge of our chairs? Waiting
Might there be someone, somewhere in Syria today, right now, wishing only to see and hear the movement of branches as the winds blow? Rather then dread the thought of hearing and seeing the sounds and destruction of more war.
Clearly Syria and her people are on my mind.
It's difficult to interpret based on a whole slew of news reports I've read today just when the missiles will start flying. As I type this just past 6:30 pm est., it seems apparent, as stated, it's not an if, just a when.
From earlier today:
Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in military action.
May would not seek prior parliamentary approval,
Trump will not seek congressional approval. I expect Macron is going to go the same route.
The Aquitaine is equipped with 16 cruise missiles and 16 surface-to-air missiles. It is currently operating off Lebanese shores alongside U.S. ships
British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered British submarines to move within missile range of Syria in readiness for strikes against the Syrian military that could begin as early as Thursday night, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The British daily quoted government sources as saying Britain was “doing everything necessary” to be able to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles from submarines against military targets in Syria.
A separate report in Sky News said May will convene a special "war cabinet" on Thursday which is expected to be asked to approve a form of British participation in action led by France and the U.S. aimed at Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's chemical weapons infrastructure.
UPDATE: British Warjets On Britian's Sovereign Base on Cyprus are War Ready
UK’s Royal Air Force jets on Cyprus are ready to swoop into action if the cabinet authorizes airstrikes on Syria, sources told The Times newspaper
The previous post touches on what assets the US and France have in the region. Saudi Arabia had suggested they may participate. Long range bombers had been previously moved into Qatar. I feel it won't be long now