Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Obama Hints at U.S. Military Intervention in Syria

President Obama held a surprise press conference yesteray. It was wide ranging, but in the last few minutes Obama laid down the goal posts for direct American military intervention in Syria. And it would seem we are likely headed for war as the conditions he cited have already been met, writes Breitbart.

A few quotes by the President from the press conference (via Breitbart)
“At this point the likelihood of a soft landing [in Syria] is remote.”
“We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people.”
“A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized, that would change my calculus, that would change my equation.”

Some Headlines from the last month (via Breitbart):
“Syria's Chemical Weapons Threat Demands A Response” CNN Aug. 16 2012
“Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops” Reuters Aug. 16 2012
“Israel fears Syria's chemical weapons could be seized by Hezbollah or al-Qaida” HAARETZ July 22 2012
“Syria: Assad regime 'ready to use chemical weapons'” BBC July 17 2012
“Syria has begun moving its chemical weapons stockpile out of storage, U.S. warns” UK Mail Online July 17 2012
“Syria Moving Parts of Chemical Arsenal, U.S. Says” NYT July 13 2012
“U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile” WSJ July 13 2012
U.S. intervention in Syria would seem a virtual certainty since that the “Red Line” has already been crossed.


  1. My friend who is in the army claims that he is being sent over to Syria for a year in just a few months. He was saying it is a certainty that the US will invade.

  2. isn't the act that enabled the Iraq adventure stil in force, if so it would require a few admendments I guess. But for what? and what are the military going do there thats different that Irag? Syria is the Lebanon writ large.

  3. Raub is in a psych ward for his "ramblings", yet here is a man certainly intent on violence, especially given his past history, and has the means to walk the walk and he is awarded a nobel peace prize. (And most likely a second term). hmmm

  4. The script is written. Obama delivers his lines. All we need is John McCain narrating, "And there will be more wars, my friend..."