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The Pentagon is readying more intense and longer attacks on Syria than originally planned, set to last three days, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.
War planners now aim to unleash a heavy barrage of missile strikes to be followed swiftly by additional attacks on targets that may have been missed or remain standing after the initial launch, the Times cited officials as saying.
Two US officers told the newspaper that the White House has asked for an expanded target list to include "many more" than the initial list of around 50 targets.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
They are trying to sell the American public that this will only be three days.
But most of us are smart enough to know that isn't the case.
Once the bombs start falling over there, the players involved will mean this will grow into WWIII.
Originally posted by Thecakeisalie
The American brass would use any excuse they can to flex their muscles. Why? because it's the perfect way to let the old enemies know just what you're capable of.
The world was watching when the F-117 made it's debut in the first gulf war, and the world was watching when the predator made waves in Afghanistan. If they truly wanted to help, there are plenty of other nations that desperately need an intervention, But Syria is in the news and therefore it's the best way to intimidate leaders through a vulgar display of power.
edit on 8-9-2013 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by St Udio
yep, the old Shock-&-Awe strategy used on Iraq... 100 hours of air attacks to get Iraq out of Kuwait, remember that highway-of-death
And from what I can see in the various news outlets, both mainstream and alternate, no one seems to be intimidated this time around.
Originally posted by wrabbit2000
I've never seen the U.S. set up for brand new hostilities with a fully operational opposing nation....with THIS little in forces. Syria hasn't even lost an AA radar yet, and this is all we have, with nothing in quick reserve? I don't think we're being taken seriously ...and if we MUST commit to this action at all? This sure isn't a position I'd call real strength to do it from.