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US: The indispensable (bombing) nation

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He even telegraphed his next move; "There is no escape from the military option, because it is the only currently available choice given that the political settlement ended in stalemate. We believe that the Geneva II Conference will be very difficult in light of this raging situation." 

That's a monster understatement -- because the Saudis never wanted Geneva II in the first place. Under the House of Saud's ultra-sectarian agenda of fomenting the Sunni-Shi'ite divide everywhere, the only thing that matters is to break the alliance between Iran, Syria and Hezbollah by all means necessary. 

The House of Saud's spin du jour is that the world must "prevent aggression against the Syrian people." But if "the Syrian people" agree to be bombed by the US, the House of Saud also agrees.[6] 

Compared to this absurdity, Muqtada al-Sadr's reaction in Iraq stands as the voice of reason. Muqtada supports the "rebels" in Syria -- unlike most Shi'ites in Iraq; in fact he supports the non-armed opposition, stressing the best solution is free and fair elections. He rejects sectarianism -- as fomented by the House of Saud. And as he knows what an American military occupation is all about, he also totally rejects any US bombing. 

The Bandar Bush-AIPAC strategic alliance will take no prisoners to get its war. In Israel, Obama is predictably being scorned for his "betrayal and cowardice" in the face of "evil." The Israeli PR avalanche on congress centers on the threat of a unilateral strike on Iran if the US government does not attack Syria. As a matter of fact, congress would gleefully vote for both. Their collective IQ may be sub-moronic, but some may be led to conclude that the only way to "punish" the Assad government is to have the US doing the heavy work as the Air Force for the myriad "rebels" and of course jihadis -- in the way the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, the Kurdish peshmerga in Iraq and the anti-Gaddafi mercenaries in Libya duly profited. 

So here, in a nutshell, we have the indispensable nation that drenched North Vietnam with napalm and agent orange, showered Fallujah with white phosphorus and large swathes of Iraq with depleted uranium getting ready to unleash a "limited," "kinetic" whatever against a country that has not attacked it, or any US allies, and everything based on extremely dodgy evidence and taking the "moral high-ground."  

Anyone who believes the White House spin that this will be just about a few Tomahawks landing on some deserted military barracks should rent a condo in Alice in Wonderland. The draft already circulating in Capitol Hill is positively scary.[7] 

And even if this turns out to be a "limited," "kinetic" whatever, it will only perpetuate the chaos. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has referred to it as "controlled chaos." Not really; the Empire of Chaos is now totally out of control. 

Notes:
1.  White House to Congress: Help protect Israel, Politico, September 2, 2013. 
2.  Le document des services de renseignement sur l'attaque chimique syrienne, Liberation, September 2, 2013. 
3.  Israeli intelligence first confirmed Assad regime behind alleged chemical attack, Fox News, August 28, 2013.
4.  "War on chemical weapons": Obama traps himself into Syrian combat, Russia Today, August 28, 2013. 
5.  Russian President, Saudi Spy Chief Discussed Syria, Egypt, Al Monitor, August 21, 2013.
6.  Arab states urge action against Syrian government, Reuters, September 2, 2013. 
7.  President Obama's draft legislation regarding the Syrian conflict, Washington Post, September 1, 2013. 

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