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US Considering strikes against Syria's airfields

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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 08:57 AM
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U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table Wednesday at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the way forward in Syria.



The options under consideration, which remain classified, include bombing Syrian air force runways using cruise missiles and other long-range weapons fired from coalition planes and ships, an administration official who is part of the discussions told me


Even as the other thread about Obama being warned against a rampaging Pentagon is only an hour or so old, the US releases a news report today indicating they are looking at striking Assad's runways. This kind of thing doesn't hit the press unless its a foregone conclusion.

The narrative has been set, the President has lost control of the Pentagon.


But there’s little prospect President Obama will ultimately approve them.
- like he has the final say anymore!


Asked if the US had fulfilled its own long-standing obligation to separate the so-called moderate opposition from terrorists, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau replied, “We believe we did.”

When RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reminded Trudeau that several major rebel groups had refused to abide by the ceasefire outright, the spokeswoman hit back: “We expected good faith efforts, not only from rebel groups on the ground… but also Russia.

“If attacked, opposition groups have the right to defend themselves,” she added.


its on!

www.washingtonpost.com... Ahomepage%2Fstory

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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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That would be a mistake.

Russia deploys S300 missile systems to Syria

Edit: S400s have been in country since at least Nov., 2015...

S400 missile defense system to Syria

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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Josh Earnest mentioned that today :


there's a risk striking regime targets, that risk includes attacking a regime that does continue maintain a robust air defense system


www.rt.com...

the smirk on his face says to me the US have a way around the much advertised S-300 system



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:21 AM
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And how exactly did we get here?

Ah, of course, Assad and his regime have been the target all along.

Got to have that pipeline the Saudis and Europeans have been promised. Whatever the consequences it appears.
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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:22 AM
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Since Obama is Commander in Chief, doesn't he tell the Pentagon what to do? And if they don't listen, can't he have them removed from office?



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:25 AM
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This will be an unprovoked act of aggression against Syria and her allies.

Why start a war with Russia and Iran to aid some Islamic Extremists?

These Pentagon officers should be relieved of their positions and imprisoned for this.
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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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With the Luciferian elitists being desperate to usher in Baal, it now makes sense as to why Russia is getting 40 million people into nuclear shelters before 8th October and how a few Christians have speculated that today is the day for the Rapture.



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:32 AM
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Latest from South Front



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

The US is running a covert war in Syria, I doubt very much they will begin shooting directly at Russian assets. If anything, they'll get their proxy warriors to do that with ManPads just like they did in Afghanistan.

Russia has been de-"surging" the insurgents since they assumed an active role last year. Ever since, the US has been threatening to escalate, Kerrys sniveling in Moscow didn't help, threatening no fly (only we fly) zones fell short in the UN, cease fires were violated, now its either defeat the Russians air power over Syria or pack up and go home.

There is enormous pressure to invade outright, too.

Ashton Carter has spoken about conferring with Obama about "US foreign Policy", hint, hint.

Brietbart



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:36 AM
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Can we just not?

I really don't want a war with Russia. I don't think any US Citizens do.



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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FFS

Can the USA stop picking fights? Especially one that could get us all nuked?


I am sure a ATS shill or chicken hawk will be along shortly to tell me how being turned to radioactive dust over a pathetic ME country is a good thing.
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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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US Military troops should outright refuse to follow orders that are an illegitimate act of aggression against a sovereign state that would likely lead to nuclear war.

Preferably they should turn their weapons on the vultures in the Pentagon, White House and Capitol Building who have seized control of their country.
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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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They should. ......


But they will likely just follow orders like brainwashed sheep.



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: Greggers
Since Obama is Commander in Chief, doesn't he tell the Pentagon what to do? And if they don't listen, can't he have them removed from office?


I smell some kind of serious US based land war coming. Whether it be a "Jericho" style coup de tat, or maybe an EMP strike followed by martial law mediated by the UN and China. It's ramping up, maybe it's soros and his October surprise.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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It seems to me that this is line of concern is overblown.

Why?

1) It is the military's job to study, prepare and present military options as it relates to conflicts or strategic matters. They need to be prepared to provide the President with actionable options, if he decided to put some muscle behind diplomatic efforts (like, say, limiting or slowing Syria's ability to launch attacks on Aleppo from the air).

2) Obama will not make this request. He is done, spent, and wants to just ride off into his legacy sunset - he is not going to undertake anything that will escalate the conflict, require the engagement of more U.S. forces, or certainly create the possibility of a "hot" exchange between the U.S. and Russia.

So, I believe, everybody can just relax for now.



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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As in, ground, air and coastal attacks on US soil? You really think China would want to do that? We owe them a heck of a lot of simoleons.. and our military is still pretty diesel, and they would also be pissing off NATO and our other allies

US Military Might vs. China Military Might: [url=http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=china&Submit=COMPARE[/url][ed itby]edit on 5-10-2016 by FamCore because: added description of what the link is about

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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

I believe he was implying a civil war. The US does seem to be headed in that direction.



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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I find the timing of this...well put it this way... Me thinks a distraction is needed from any number of things right now. Take your pick. A threat like this would do nicely for those that play this type of game....watch the right hand children, pay no attention to the left. Nothing to see there



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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Obama and the US army don’t want to mess with Russia and China and Iran at the same time…FORGET IT!

This is all propaganda and saber rattling.

If they attacked Syria Russia would have no choice but to start a war with the US. Obama doesn’t have the stomach nor the US army for that matter.



posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: Greggers

Obamas afraid of them.

Though Obamas NOT going to start any war with Russia

Read this line from the link



U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table Wednesday at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the way forward in Syria. But there’s little prospect President Obama will ultimately approve them.



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