Kerry Called For “Immediate” Air Strikes on Syria
Joint Chiefs of Staff rejected ludicrous rush to war
Paul Joseph Watson
June 19, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry called for “immediate” air strikes on Syria last week following the Obama administration’s claim that President Bashar Al-Assad had used chemical weapons, a rush to war that was soundly rejected by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
After Kerry called for Syrian airfields to be attacked, the “Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey “threw a series of brushback pitches at Kerry, demanding to know just exactly what the post-strike plan would be and pointing out that the State Department didn’t fully grasp the complexity of such an operation,” reports YNet News.
According to the report, Kerry seemed ignorant of the fact that Syria has a sophisticated air defense system that would have to be neutralized – with almost inevitable loss of life – before any air strikes could be conducted.
Kerry was told by Dempsey that the US Air Force could not simply “drop a few bombs” on Syria without first carrying out some 700 sorties to disable the country’s integrated air defense, and that without any kind of exit strategy the Pentagon would not back the plan.