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President Obama Approves of US Airstrike on Syria
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.