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President Obama Approves of US Airstrike on Syria

Updated on June 11, 2012
Assad's fortress
Assad's fortress

The Syrian escalation of the war by using helicopters and jet aircraft on the 600 man Syrian Free Army. The recent massacres and the human suffering has finally caused President Obama to approve of a limited airstrike on Syria's key airbases, President Assad's secured residence and command centers in Homs. Russia and China have been surprisingly quiet.

The plan called for aircraft flying from the French carrier, Charles De Gaulle and from NATO bases based on Cyprus. As these aircraft attack specific targets to topple Assad, the US role is to jam the Syrian air defenses.

The civil war grows worse and this is an election year for Obama, which up to now, has looked the other way- until now. The whole coming operation is full of risk as to what Iran will do. They have said that any foreign intervention will mean that Israel will be on the receiving end of missiles from Hezbollah and Hamas. If this happens, the war will become even larger as Israel retaliates. Then, what happens if Assad does not collapse? Will he use chemical weapons, which adds a whole other dimension to urgency.

There is no specific date when the operation will begin.


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    • Man from Modesto profile image

      Man from Modesto 5 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      There have been prophecies for at least a decade to watch Syria for the lead-up to WWIII. Even scripture says Damascus will be completely destroyed in a war.

      "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. " (Isa 17:1)

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      perrya 5 years ago

      Well, this is a contingency plan. Things are getting worse. We can not just do nothing like we did in Ruwanda in the 90s where millions were killed. This time, the french and British are attacking, while the US works to suppress the defenses. I think it is long overdue!

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      Cassie Smith 5 years ago from U.S.

      I'm confused. Didn't Obama say just recently that we weren't going to get involved in any wars unless it was really necessary. How is getting involved in Syria really necessary? What's he going to do next, send a drone with Assad's name on it? This whole thing is stupid. He hasn't even pulled us out of Afghanistan yet. Underneath all that hopey changey smile is a warmonger. Unbelievable!

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      Sondra Rochelle 5 years ago from USA

      I knew it would probably come to this, but I don't understand why the US is always the only country to get involved in these wars while the others just stand by and watch. Obama has tried hard to keep us out of new wars because of the financial devastation the other wars have heaped on our country. What a mess!