Thursday, October 13, 2016

President Obama To Weigh Syrian Military Options On Friday

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives aboard the Marine One helicopter to depart O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSRI2S

Reuters: Exclusive: Obama, aides expected to weigh Syria military options on Friday

U.S. President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet on Friday to consider their military and other options in Syria as Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to pummel Aleppo and other targets, U.S. officials said.

Some top officials argue the United States must act more forcefully in Syria or risk losing what influence it still has over moderate rebels and its Arab, Kurdish and Turkish allies in the fight against Islamic State, the officials told Reuters.

One set of options includes direct U.S. military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots or radar and anti-aircraft bases, said one official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

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WNU Editor: President Obama's options are limited. Launching air strikes on Syrian military installations will result in Russian counter-strikes .... and where that stops no one will know. What I do expect is a massive increase in U.S. military aid to the Syrian rebels .... probably via through Saudi Arabia/Qatar/Turkey.

6 comments:

Miguel LM said...

Why it will result in Russian counter-strikes? Where?

Russia is bluffing, they are no match for the US ... and they care about Assad as i care about some trivial thing. Russia will not go to war with the US @ Nato because of Syria and Assad. If you were saying Ukraine, than i might think twice but not in the Syrian case.

Aizino Smith said...

Obama needs to play more golf and give Valerie Jarrett a 180 day cruise around the world.

Obama was no good when he was pressured into Libya and Syria.

3rd time is not going to be the charm.

The boy is a Democrat and has never seriously studied military science. This is no time to start.

Now that we are at the gloaming of his presidency, all the sudden he cares about the space program and he cares about military affairs?

Stephen Davenport said...

Agree Miguel the Russians know it thus the strong talk to keep us from doing it. The Russians will lose badly here and they know it as does the Russian fanboy running this blog.

fazman said...

They care about keeping assad in power to keep their naval base.
Of course they will counterstrike as soon as the first cruise missiles hit.
The s400 will take out some coalition aircraft.
The u.s realises ot will not remain a syrian conflict for long.
Yes russia will pay a price, so will the u.s no one wants this its not c.o.d.

fazman said...

They care about keeping assad in power to keep their naval base.
Of course they will counterstrike as soon as the first cruise missiles hit.
The s400 will take out some coalition aircraft.
The u.s realises ot will not remain a syrian conflict for long.
Yes russia will pay a price, so will the u.s no one wants this its not c.o.d.

Andrew Summers said...

Finally some says something that makes sense. I agree!