Obama Intends Shock and Awe Madness on Syria
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Overwhelming support for peaceful conflict resolution at home and abroad opposes him. It doesn’t matter. He plans devastating strikes on Syria.
He ordered an expanded hit list. He wants more targets struck. US and French warplanes will supplement cruise missiles. Reports suggest long range B-2 and B-52 bombing.
An unnamed senior national security official said planned air strikes will damage Syria more in 48 hours than insurgents did in two and a half years.
On September 5, Jonathan Karl said “ABC News has learned the president’s national security team is preparing for a significantly larger military attack than most had anticipated.”
The air campaign which is expected to last at least two days will potentially include an aerial bombardment of missiles and long range bombs fired from B-2 and B-52 bombers flying from the United States.
That in addition to a relentless assault of Tomahawk missiles fired from those four Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean.
Those ships are loaded with nearly 200 missiles, plans call for firing the vast majority of them.
As one senior national security official told ABC News, this military strike could do more damage to Assad’s forces in 48 hours than the Syrian rebels have done in nearly two years of civil war.
That’s more than President Obama seemed to be suggesting just days ago.