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Why Obama is Declaring War on Syria

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At a Congressional hearing in 2011, then US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates got it right when he explained which discussing Libya "a no-fly zone begins with an attack to destroy all the air defenses " and then you can fly planes around the country and not worry about our guys being shot down. But that's the way it starts."

According to the accounts published in American media, Obama could alternatively authorize the arming and training of the Syrian opposition in Jordan without a no-fly zone. That appears unlikely because the Pentagon wants to end the Syrian crisis by summers end, the observer was advised "rather than working long term with a motley bunch of jihadists who we could never trust or rely on. The administration has come to the conclusion apparently that if they are in for a penny they are in for a pound."

In response to a question from this observer about how he thought event might unfold in this region over the coming months, a very insightful long-term congressional aid replied: "Well Franklin, maybe someone will pull a rabbit out of the hat to stop the push for war. But frankly I doubt it.  From where I sit I'd wager that Syria as we have known it may soon be no more. And perhaps some other countries in the region also."

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go again ! After Afghanistan, Libya, etc, etc, wha... by mhenriday on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 9:22:46 AM
...we are rich and powerful......and the weapons i... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:16:37 AM
turn it all over to our Zionist friends in Israel ... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:19:58 AM
Funny how this article leaves Israel out.  Ye... by Toby Seiler on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:42:44 AM
It is not wise for the United States, which is tee... by Patricia Gray on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:33:46 AM
The string pullers are getting us to fight their w... by Davey Jones on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:36:54 PM
the Turkish people overwhelmingly do not want war ... by B. Ross Ashley on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 12:34:17 PM
The rhetoric is getting old.  Weapons of Mass... by Arianna Marie Cigolini on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 5:55:08 AM
More of the same old bilge we've been hearing sinc... by paulvcassidy on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:42:57 PM