Washington Escalates War on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Syria is Washington's war.
Ousting Assad was planned years ago. At issue is replacing him with a pro-Western puppet. After two years of conflict, he hangs on resiliently.
Whether he'll survive is uncertain. Syria's military is strong and supportive. Free Syrian Army and US-recruited death squads are weak by comparison.
Reports suggest direct US intervention appears likely. NATO commander Admiral James Stavridis said he's ready to act if asked. Saying it suggests planned escalation.
Two Press TV reports raise concerns. One headlined "US military has plans to bomb and send forces in Syria: Washington Post."
Plans include "aerial bombings to deploying troops to 'seize (chemical) weapons sites".' "
Washington "sent thousands of protective suits and more than 150 military personnel to help special forces teams"." They're in Jordan near Syria's border.