Skip to comments.US military reportedly updates list of potential targets in Syria as pressure mounts on Obama
Posted on 08/23/2013 4:30:06 PM PDT by mojito
The Pentagon has updated the list of possible targets in Syria should US President Barack Obama decide to intervene militarily in the country, CNN reported on Friday, citing a US Defense Department official.
The report came as pressure mounts on Obama to take action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the wake of allegations that he killed more than a 1,000 people in chemical weapons attacks on Wednesday.
The US defense official told CNN that target lists for air strikes in Syria had been updated, and plans for using cruise missiles capable of targeting Syria without entering the country's airspace had also been included.
The official stated that the US had made no decision to act in Syria, but rather the targets were updated "to give the president a current and comprehensive range of choices."
Assad's army continues to move forces and equipment making flexible planning a necessity, the official told CNN.
The updated list includes mobile targets that would disrupt Assad's ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks.
Obama and his national security team had a four hour Oval Office meeting on military options Friday, focusing on cruise missile targets, but no decisions were taken.
The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged Obama on Friday to order air strikes against Assad's government after the apparent chemical attacks.
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JPost, as usual, has a good summary of where we are at the moment.
Valerie Jarrett is on the cusp of starting WWIII.
typical friday afternoon hide the news day. this bastard is going to get us in another war on the wrong side and stab the troops in the back.
If Assad falls, Al Qaeda & the Brotherhood take over. Of course I’m no fan of Assad or Hezbollah (which backs him). So....pass the popcorn.
are these deaths confirmed
...capable of targeting Syria without entering the country's airspace...???
What are they going to do tunnel up from the Med?
What Obama is planning is the start of the next Mideast war.
He is going to do it isn’t he?
The list of targets ought to be getting smaller since the Syrias seem to be destroying their own stuff about as fast as anybody else could. But the one that counts is Basher and his close circle of friends. And that brings up the question of how fast/how long he is moving around? Is he in Qdaffy/Saddam mode? Hiding in every available culvert pipe? Or is he still proud of his palace and hanging out there as tho he’s still in charge? That worked out so good for Mubarrak.
To the best of my knowledge, there has been NO independent confirmation of the death toll.
Where’s the international consensus? Where is the UN resolution? Where is Congress?
He’s gotta make up for Putin insulting the gays.
What a evil pyle he is.
Non existent, as will be the immunity for the US military if they follow these orders.
Er, what pressure is that exactly? Bammy got a call from his terrorist pals?
Meanwhile..this ridiculous administration opens a new front on Twitter of all places:
Are there any grown ups available in this administration at all? Good grief!
They will not rest until they create an AQ outpost out of Syria.
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