When the 18th Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey, before the reportedly chemical attack last week, admitted that the Syrian army was "gaining momentum," he did not "think it'll be sustainable," not because he was drawing on the facts on the ground, but most likely because he was privy to what was in store with his co- decision makers in Washington.
Maintaining a "balance of power" on the ground is a
Such a strike would only exacerbate the conflict, which al - Ibrahimi on August 23 said it " is undoubtedly today the biggest threat to peace and security in the world."
Would Obama decide on military action to take place while
the UN investigators are still in
Time will tell however, some say within days, but if it takes place it will be an insult to the United Nations and the world community that will further hurt the international credibility of the United States, which is now pressured into military action as a "face saving move" presumably to save the credibility of its leader who has drawn publicly a "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in Syria at least five times during the last year.
Obama Gives in
Obama, the former professor of constitutional law, who as recently as August 22 warned in a CNN interview that " we have to take into account considerations" like a "U.N. mandate" supported by "international law" and "clear evidence," seems ready now to strike without any respect to the three factors, which they only can give legitimacy to any U.S. -- led strike against Syria.