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America's Air Attack on Syria

Updated on September 7, 2013
Left-B52, right-B2 bomber
Left-B52, right-B2 bomber
F-22 ready
F-22 ready

The longer this issue is around, the more it evolves. The more resistance that it creates not to attack, the more likely President Obama will give the order to attack. Obama gave the US Congress a courtesy to become involve in the debate, because it was the right thing to do. But as that is the right thing to do, Obama also strongly feels that the right thing to do is attack Syria. So, don't be stunned when Obama tells the American people and the world that although the U.S. Congress has voiced their opinion with a "No" vote, he will still give the order to attack.

Obama agrees to disagree. He's the boss. No different than any job where you have vehemently disagreed with the boss.

The original limited to 20 cruise missile attack to send Assad a message has been growing, creeping, evolving, to resemble more like the early stages of the Iraq war, on a smaller scale to appease those that now say unless you do real damage to the Assad regime, don't do it at all. Since Obama has decided to attack, the scale of the attack as had "mission creep".

In addition to degrading Syria’s chemical capabilities, the plan calls for a crippling of Bashar Assad’s air force, destroying his air bases and knock out his ground-to-ground ballistic missiles with B-52 bombers and B-2 stealth bombers. Some of the bombers will fly in directly from the US; others from the Al Udeid base in Qatar. F-22 Raptor fighter-bombers are also scheduled to take part in the US air offensive. Also on the target list is the 4th Division's command and control apparatus and its mobile missile launchers used to send sarin gas into areas of Damascus.

As for the gas stockpiles, those will still be intact because the ONLY way to remove them is for boots on the ground, which Obama has stated will not happen. BUT, no boots on the ground only pertains to American troops- not U.S. trained Jordanian special forces that may have already crossed the border. Not Israeli special forces and not Turkish special forces. Any or all of them them could have "boots on the ground" to secure the stockpiles. That is the way around Obama's promise of not using American troops (which have been in Jordan for sometime now). It is plausible that Assad, himself, might be a "target of opportunity" should it arise.

Of course, Putin has sent six Russian naval ships to shadow the American ships there. They could be easily be carrying weapons for Assad to replace those that will be lost.

The end result of this attack will create a new axis to oppose the West- Russia, Iran, China. Together, the three could create some serious problems for the world in that area. The region will become inflamed. Fuel prices will soar. Chaos in many ways with no real solution. If peace comes, it will probably be a false peace.

Of course, if Obama does not attack, the same remains true but on a much smaller local scale as it has for the past two years.

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      Rusty 

      5 years ago

      @ Perrya

      "Obama gave the US Congress a courtesy to become involved in the debate, because it was the right thing to do."

      BS, Obama has absolutely bungled this whole thing up and was a hoping for a scapegoat. He should have consulted congress pior to drawing HIS red line and had a plan ready to execute in case Assad used chemical weapons. Obama looks like an absolute fool.

      "According German intelligence, Assad's generals have asked permission to use sarin gas multiple times but Assad refused. It may be that Assad did not give permission yet his commanding general disagreed and used them."

      That doesn't matter. Assad is the Commander in Chief and responsible for the actions of his forces. If the 82nd Airborne committed an atrocity on its own, Obama would still be held responsible.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      According German intelligence, Assad's generals have asked permission to use sarin gas multiple times but Assad refused. It may be that Assad did not give permission yet his commanding general disagreed and used them.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Wow.

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      graceinus 

      5 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kathleen Cochran- It seem to me you know very little about grace. Jesus Christ was full of grace and yet there were times He refered to others as vipers or hypocrites.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      The plan is not secret, how effective it will be is the issue since so much time as gone by.

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      graceinus: This comment was an example of grace - really?

      perrya: Your opinions add another perspective to this debate. I've felt strongly then changed my mind on this issue apparently as many times as Obama. Good thing no one is asking me whether or not to pull the trigger. One thing is for sure. If it was a Republican in the White House we'd already have Americans in harm's way - then we'd start asking the important questions.

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      graceinus 

      5 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Assuming for the moment that any part of Hub is true, you may just helped place our troops at greater risk by opening your big mouth.

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