Friday, September 6, 2013

Report: US Planned Strike on Syria to be 'Significantly Larger Than Expected'

Despite statements from both US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry that a US-led strike on Syria would be a "limited and tailored" military attack, ABC News reported on Thursday that the strike planned by Obama's national security team is "significantly larger" than most have anticipated.

According to ABC News, in additional to a salvo of 200 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from four Navy destroyers stationed in the eastern Mediterranean, the US is also planning an aerial campaign that is expected to last two days.

This campaign potentially includes an aerial bombardment of missiles and long range bombs from US-based B-2 stealth bombers that carry satellite-guided bombs, B-52 bombers, that can carry air-launched cruise missiles and Qatar-based B-1s that carry long-range, air-to-surface missiles, both ABC News and The New York Times reported.

"This military strike will do more damage to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad's forces in 48 hours than the Syrian rebels have done in two years," a national security official told ABC News.

This report falls in line with my post on Monday: Indications US Operation in Syria Will Be More Than the Launch of a Few Missiles. If McCain is happy about the President's planned attack, you know it is more than a few cruise missiles being launched.


  1. While the Syrian Military has had lots of time to disperse and hide their stuff, Civilian infrastructure is going to take one hell of a hiding.

  2. Drudge is linking to this piece in the Daily (neocon) Caller, which aims to stir up war hysteria against Syria by way of Iran:

    The article quotes an Iranian saying, among other things, that Obama's daughter will be abducted and raped if Syria is attacked.

    You have to get close to the end of the article for this pertinent bit of information: "Forghani, though not holding an official position within the regime..."

  3. Surely this leak will be investigated and the leaker prosecuted, no?

  4. The U.S. is led by criminal barbarians of the worst kind. Button pushers who destroy cultures, families and lives, not to mention buildings and historical infrastructure that will only be replaced with shoddy imitations.

  5. A 2 day aerial campaign is a "limited and tailored" attack. Govt was not misleading when claiming the attack will be "limited and tailored" based on the facts in this article.

    1. limited and tailored is subjective

    2. This posts proves that Jerry W is just a troll. No liberal would justify "limited attacks" in the same way Bush did with Iraq.

      Fucktards like Wolfgang need to be dropped in Syria to join the rebels who murder innocent priests and children.