In 2008 Barack Obama campaigned on getting out of needless wars, and concentrating on the Afghanistan War that he said had been neglected during the Iraq War. Yet, since occupying the Oval Office he has played with the joy-stick on drone strikes all over the Muslim world (that even his worshiping leftist base here and abroad cannot abide by), and manipulated non-committal (no US troops, that we know of) wars all over the Arab/Muslim world, forcing out ‘contained’ secular-based dictators in Egypt and Libya, while siding with radical Islamist Sharia-intentioned groups of “rebels” (some of whom our troops are fighting in Afghanistan) and the Muslim Brotherhood. For the last couple years he has also tried to pressure Syria’s Assad out of office. Obama set some vaguely-kept “redline” with Syria, and with recent claims of the use of chemical weapons on civilians in the war-torn country (and no real indication the Assad government had poisoned the civilians … or if the “rebels” had, considering these “rebels” have been intentionally targeting and killing civilians in Syria from the start).
Now it looks as if Obama is making his next move on this Middle Eastern game board he has set-up…
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. The president emphasized that a quick intervention in the Syrian civil war was problematic, given the international considerations that should precede a military strike.
The White House said the president would meet Saturday with his national security team to consider possible next steps by the United States. Officials say once the facts are clear, Obama will make a decision about how to proceed.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declined to discuss any specific force movements while saying that Obama had asked the Pentagon to prepare military options for Syria. U.S. defense officials told The Associated Press that the Navy had sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea but without immediate orders for any missile launch into Syria.
U.S. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military action, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, as they did against Libya in 2011 as part of an international action that led to the overthrow of the Libyan government.
But in the words of former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, “What difference does it make?”, anyway? I mean, the U.N. is, after all, still the useless U.N….
So, in regards to bombing the ever-lovin’ crap out of Assad over this recent deadly chemical attack I would also have to add then Sen. Hillary Clinton’s requirement for a “willing suspension of disbelief”…
And is Jordan next on Obama’s “to-do list”??