The Intercept: U.S. Weighs “Saturation Strike” Against Syrian Government in Response To Chemical Attack
THE PENTAGON HAS developed plans for an airstrike against Syrian government targets in response to this week’s apparent chemical attack by Syrian government forces, according to two U.S. military officials.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis will present the proposals to Donald Trump later today at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
One of the proposals drawn up is a “saturation strike” using dozens of cruise missiles designed to hit Syrian military targets — including military air fields — in an effort to limit future Syrian Air Force attacks on rebel positions, according to the two U.S. military officials.
The officials asked for anonymity to discuss classified plans.
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WNU Editor: The key part of this report ....
.... The proposed strike would involve launching Tomahawk cruise missiles to overwhelm Russian air defense systems used by the Syrian military. The Russian government currently helps maintain the air defense sites and advises the Syrian military.
According to both U.S. military officials, the current proposal would likely result in Russian military deaths and mark a drastic escalation of U.S. force in Syria.
If this military strike plan/proposal is adopted .... and there are Russian fatalities (which I am sure there will be) .... Russia will retaliate against U.S. targets, and we will then have a U.S. - Russian air war over Syria .... an air war that I am sure will quickly spread elsewhere..