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.
(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...
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.
If Rice is involved they must be hiding a movie.
WWCD (What would Canaan do?)
“New War”. I guess he doesn’t understand that it’s all part of
the same war.
You ought to go see her timeline! It is a laugh riot what people are saying to her on Twitter...lol.
If a couple conservative politicians went over there and “looked” for 5 minutes, they’d notice those chemical weapons are complete horsecrap. But we’re actually dealing with Zippy/Jarrett/Powers.
Well, they had a temporary setback getting armed and going back over to screw up Cairo again.
The media and John McCain it would appear. And Obama’ s buddies, the Muslim Brotherhood.
The truth is that support for Iran in Syria and elsewhere must be shut down, and it doesn’t matter who pretends to be the boss of the action. Nearly everyone should know that by now.
Wonder how many of those potential targets are Christian churches.... Obama could murder every Christian in Syria and the MSM wouldn’t report a thing.
I’m going to stay out on the limb I went out on earlier and still go with the Syrian rebels are the ones who used the gas (involuntary martyrs action). One of the rebels stated on TV: “This wouldn’t have happened if Obama would have sent the weapons he promised two months ago”. Think about that statement for a few minutes and consider that the last gas attack was by rebels and that the rebels are losing badly and this type action can only help because the MSM and others “want to believe” regardless of facts. That said, I’m not a fan of Assad but I’m less of a fan of the MB or AQ.
Agree. The United States is behind the chemical attack on Syria. Sad, but true.
The big question in this mess is how does Russia react. Nobody knows.
There is a lot more going on than any of us realize.
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He's ignored his "line in the sand" twice before.
Why stand firm now? Even if John McCain is yapping and chewing on your shoes...???
John McCain. Yapping. And chewing on his shoes.
Why would this Rat urged such a thing when it is not known for sure Assad ordered such a thing? Couldn't this be a planned event the rebels conjured up?
Nobody knows. I read where the rebels said they were buried every body n a mass grave immediately after it became public.
Russia will respond. We can count on that. Putin has already said they would.
And, unlike some others, his word is good.
I dont care about either side....
but this is interesting
With a majority of America looking to impeach maybe the globalists think its time to try to jail a sitting pres.thereby setting a hague trumps nationalism precedent.
Crazy stuff. ....
I don’t think so. They buried the bodies in mass graves.
I believe Israel releases much of what our press doesn’t..and it’s intended to be that way Mojito.
Yes...same as with Libya....and Egypt..... Qaddafi, Mubarak, and Assad, all refused to go along with the Globalist agenda....they wanted to remain Sovereign Nations and not integrated into the block of nations the Globalists have determined will be.......so the thugs were sent in to topple them under the "mask" of Arab Spring".
Where are the anti war protesters?
Did everyone know that we flew B-2s over Libya?
This president has reached the stage of dictator with help from the GOP.
Preparing for a cruise missile strike based on the word of terrorists sounds like a mighty fine plan. Even is Assad did you chemical weapons so what? It is their war. You can only slaughter people with “conventional” weapons is just weird. I say use the whole stockpile. Then no one will have to worry about them anymore.
obama is being pressured to act? By his fellow muslims?
Nope. By his poll numbers.
Guardian says chemical agents found at the rebels' caves and UN withholding their own investigation?
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