USS Eisenhower at Syria’s coast for possible intervention

The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention.

While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action “within days” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports.

Some have suggested that the Assad regime may use chemical weapons against the opposition fighters in the coming days or weeks.

“We have (US) special operations forces at the right posture, they don’t have to be sent,” an unnamed US official told The Australian, which suggested that US military troops are already near Syria and ready to intervene in the conflict, if necessary.

If the US decides to intervene militarily in Syria, it now has at its disposal 10,000 fighting men, 17 warships, 70 fighter-bombers, 10 destroyers and frigates and a guided military cruises.

Albany Tribune

  • nagy_michael2

    Go Obama Go.. Let the Syrian republican guards go in flame along with hezbollah and the iranian pilgrams..

    • Moe28

       Your a cornball…..

      • nagy_michael2

        Moe baby you’re such a sweetheart..

        • libnan1

           hey nagy, i don’t think Moe is Colombian …

    • FreetheME

      Interesting times are on the way Nagy. Just remember Syria has only used 5% of its arms against these dogs the FSA. Not saying Syria can beat the US, however it wont be a walk in the park for them. Like Assad said about 6 months ago, ” there are things the world knows about Syria, and there are things they don’t know”. Now Iran and Russia is another story. The US will have their asses served to them if they try and play that game. And who is Syria’s most outspoken allies, Ill let you guess that one.   

      • MekensehParty

        Hahaha we heard that song pre-Iraq invasion. Took the US (an army built to beat Russia at its prime) 3 weeks to wipe the “5th biggest army in the world” which at the time was whole. In the state that Syria is today, it would probably take the US army 24 to 48 hours to clean up bashar’s loyalists in their rat holes.
        So please, just please, give us the opportunity to square this one off with bashar. PLEASE!!!!

      • nagy_michael2

        If Syria is using only 5% if its arm so how come lately the FSA is winning ground? why would he armed his rockets with chemical weapons and ready to use? you guys keep dreaming and any mistakes on his part will be detrimental to his regime. No i agree it won’t a walk in the park, but he has been such a coward so i doubt he will last long enough. Iraq was a different story but Syrian people would help the west win the war..

  • nagy_michael2

    Go Obama Go.. Let the Syrian republican guards go in flame along with hezbollah and the iranian pilgrams..

    • Moe28

       Your a cornball…..

      • nagy_michael2

        Moe baby you’re such a sweetheart..

        • libnan1

           hey nagy, i don’t think Moe is Colombian …

    • FreetheME

      Interesting times are on the way Nagy. Just remember Syria has only used 5% of its arms against these dogs the FSA. Not saying Syria can beat the US, however it wont be a walk in the park for them. Like Assad said about 6 months ago, ” there are things the world knows about Syria, and there are things they don’t know”. Now Iran and Russia is another story. The US will have their asses served to them if they try and play that game. And who is Syria’s most outspoken allies, Ill let you guess that one.   

      • MekensehParty

        Hahaha we heard that song pre-Iraq invasion. Took the US (an army built to beat Russia at its prime) 3 weeks to wipe the “5th biggest army in the world” which at the time was whole. In the state that Syria is today, it would probably take the US army 24 to 48 hours to clean up bashar’s loyalists in their rat holes.
        So please, just please, give us the opportunity to square this one off with bashar. PLEASE!!!!

      • nagy_michael2

        If Syria is using only 5% if its arm so how come lately the FSA is winning ground? why would he armed his rockets with chemical weapons and ready to use? you guys keep dreaming and any mistakes on his part will be detrimental to his regime. No i agree it won’t a walk in the park, but he has been such a coward so i doubt he will last long enough. Iraq was a different story but Syrian people would help the west win the war..

  • Btru2u

    The mujaheddeen dont want and dont need Americas help. With freinds like America , who needs enemies. They got this far without their help and inshallah they will finish the job.

    • Hannibal

      Are you the spokesman for the Syrian people? If the FSA said we do not need any help did you think really about the silent majority paying the price of such deployment? If you were there with your family being threatened by chemical bombs I think you’d have a different opinion. The U.S. will interfere with precision strikes if the smiley hyena decides to deploy his chemical weapons and you should be thankful. 

      • wargame1

        US administration is totally owned by Israel. So it is more concerned about Israel and their stooge Iran.US itself has a lot of these weapons and its the only country who use nuke in Japan and there are history about them using these lethal weapon in Vietnam. How can this sick nation be the peace maker? Can you serve two masters at the same time?

        You are not the spoke person of the Syrian resistance either.USA is here to help Israel and Iran for their strategic reason for instance to save the Iraqi shia puppet Nuri and Hezbushaitan in Lebanon.

        • MekensehParty

          more confusion among the poor arabs. You created so many (illusionary) webs that you are totally entangled and no longer have any sense of logic. The myth that you repeat day after day, constantly fed to you by local medias and politicians that the “US is owned by Israel” is a ridiculously wrong argument to start any argumentation. Israel is a US ally, not more not less. They don’t own any administration nor can they bring (or “name”) the president or any of his staff. Stop circulating obsolete rumors that proves the level of your unawarness.

      • wargame1

        If Assad fights the Americans for some reason then we dont have anything to loose. But America is here to save the israeli interest. Saving Israeli interest means to protect the Israeli defense line i.e. Hezbushaitan,Iranian Majoosis regime and Assad regime. Its too late for USA to “help” the Syrian people. The Syrian mujaheddin with the help of Allah is enough to punish this dictators. We saw Hilarry the hag is more concerned about the chamical weapon falling on the “wrong hand” it means these weapons are at the moment under the possession of the right hand.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           ” We saw Hilarry the hag is more concerned about the chamical weapon
          falling on the “wrong hand” it means these weapons are at the moment
          under the possession of the right hand.”

          Well said, couldn’t agree more.

    • 5thDrawer

      And, Brutus, the Americans followed their wishes to not intervene, didn’t they?
      What we don’t want, however, is to be downwind from a sarin cloud. The stench of rotting bodies is bad enough.

      • Hannibal

        Downwind to Israel? How could that be bad? lol :P

        • 5thDrawer

          Hannibal you turkey …. you had to get Israel into it … but generally the Med winds flow northward from Africa and also from Syria … hmmmm … Ayatollaland … wowie ;-)

      • wargame1

        Please identify those countries who manufacture these chemical weapon , nuke etc. Assad is nothing compare to those who have huge stockpile of these weapon.These weapons are designed to kill fellow human being. Whoever possess them and manufacture them can not be the advocate of peace.

      • wargame1

        The Syrian mujaheddin should not rely on any of these warmongers help to become their ultimate slave. But if America or Europe wish to fight against a common enemy and ask the Sunnis for a treaty then it is fine. When the fight is over both party separates and share the war booty. So lets say USA has decided to overthrow its puppet Nuri Al Maliki in Iraq which was installed with the help of Iran.Will USA make a treaty with Iran? Is it viable? So we need to see the conflict of interest. Do not readily accept the political rhetoric rather watch the practical benefit and movement. 

    • wargame1

      America is more concerned about Israel and doesnt want to see the Syrian Mujaheddin getting a stronghold against their lackey Hezbushaitan and Iran. They thought Assad could crush the resistance but it didnt happen. Its a complete different ball game now. 

  • Btru2u

    The mujaheddeen dont want and dont need Americas help. With freinds like America , who needs enemies. They got this far without their help and inshallah they will finish the job.

    • Hannibal

      Are you the spokesman for the Syrian people? If the FSA said we do not need any help did you think really about the silent majority paying the price of such deployment? If you were there with your family being threatened by chemical bombs I think you’d have a different opinion. The U.S. will interfere with precision strikes if the smiley hyena decides to deploy his chemical weapons and you should be thankful. 

      • wargame1

        US administration is totally owned by Israel. So it is more concerned about Israel and their stooge Iran.US itself has a lot of these weapons and its the only country who use nuke in Japan and there are history about them using these lethal weapon in Vietnam. How can this sick nation be the peace maker? Can you serve two masters at the same time?

        You are not the spoke person of the Syrian resistance either.USA is here to help Israel and Iran for their strategic reason for instance to save the Iraqi shia puppet Nuri and Hezbushaitan in Lebanon.

        • MekensehParty

          more confusion among the poor arabs. You created so many (illusionary) webs that you are totally entangled and no longer have any sense of logic. The myth that you repeat day after day, constantly fed to you by local medias and politicians that the “US is owned by Israel” is a ridiculously wrong argument to start any argumentation. Israel is a US ally, not more not less. They don’t own any administration nor can they bring (or “name”) the president or any of his staff. Stop circulating obsolete rumors that proves the level of your unawarness.

      • wargame1

        If Assad fights the Americans for some reason then we dont have anything to loose. But America is here to save the israeli interest. Saving Israeli interest means to protect the Israeli defense line i.e. Hezbushaitan,Iranian Majoosis regime and Assad regime. Its too late for USA to “help” the Syrian people. The Syrian mujaheddin with the help of Allah is enough to punish this dictators. We saw Hilarry the hag is more concerned about the chamical weapon falling on the “wrong hand” it means these weapons are at the moment under the possession of the right hand.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           ” We saw Hilarry the hag is more concerned about the chamical weapon
          falling on the “wrong hand” it means these weapons are at the moment
          under the possession of the right hand.”

          Well said, couldn’t agree more.

    • 5thDrawer

      And, Brutus, the Americans followed their wishes to not intervene, didn’t they?
      What we don’t want, however, is to be downwind from a sarin cloud. The stench of rotting bodies is bad enough.

      • Hannibal

        Downwind to Israel? How could that be bad? lol :P

        • 5thDrawer

          Hannibal you turkey …. you had to get Israel into it … but generally the Med winds flow northward from Africa and also from Syria … hmmmm … Ayatollaland … wowie ;-)

      • wargame1

        Please identify those countries who manufacture these chemical weapon , nuke etc. Assad is nothing compare to those who have huge stockpile of these weapon.These weapons are designed to kill fellow human being. Whoever possess them and manufacture them can not be the advocate of peace.

      • wargame1

        The Syrian mujaheddin should not rely on any of these warmongers help to become their ultimate slave. But if America or Europe wish to fight against a common enemy and ask the Sunnis for a treaty then it is fine. When the fight is over both party separates and share the war booty. So lets say USA has decided to overthrow its puppet Nuri Al Maliki in Iraq which was installed with the help of Iran.Will USA make a treaty with Iran? Is it viable? So we need to see the conflict of interest. Do not readily accept the political rhetoric rather watch the practical benefit and movement. 

    • wargame1

      America is more concerned about Israel and doesnt want to see the Syrian Mujaheddin getting a stronghold against their lackey Hezbushaitan and Iran. They thought Assad could crush the resistance but it didnt happen. Its a complete different ball game now. 

  • Hannibal

    If Assad uses chemical weapons all bets are off… The U.S. will intervene. The Russians and Chinese may or may not interfere because this is a red line for many nations.
    That being said, I wonder why nobody lifted a finger when Israel used cluster bombs in South Lebanon.

    • cocuaine

      because they are the little whores of us

  • Hannibal

    If Assad uses chemical weapons all bets are off… The U.S. will intervene. The Russians and Chinese may or may not interfere because this is a red line for many nations.
    That being said, I wonder why nobody lifted a finger when Israel used cluster bombs in South Lebanon.

    • cocuaine

      because they are the little whores of us

  • 5thDrawer

    Gee .. I’d sign up for one of those ‘guided military cruises’ …. although there’s a little confusion about the ‘a’ and the ‘es’ bits.
    Is it that there are several boats, or is it one ship running tours on different days?
    (Must be New York English)

  • 5thDrawer

    Gee .. I’d sign up for one of those ‘guided military cruises’ …. although there’s a little confusion about the ‘a’ and the ‘es’ bits.
    Is it that there are several boats, or is it one ship running tours on different days?
    (Must be New York English)

  • JS_Bach

    Great. Now one Tomahawk to the presidential palace will do.

  • JS_Bach

    Great. Now a Tomahawk to the presidential palace will do.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

    mekensehparty according to your “logic” these guys, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, must be Arabs!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

    mekensehparty according to your “logic” these guys, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, must be Arabs!

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     MekensehParty
    “Took the US (an army built to beat Russia at its prime) 3 weeks to wipe
    the “5th biggest army in the world” which at the time was whole.”

    convenient how you omit the fact that there were the extremist sanctions placed on that country for nearly 13 years which would invalidate your “whole” claim. But you guys were never known for your honesty.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

     MekensehParty
    “Took the US (an army built to beat Russia at its prime) 3 weeks to wipe
    the “5th biggest army in the world” which at the time was whole.”

    convenient how you omit the fact that there were the extremist sanctions placed on that country for nearly 13 years which would invalidate your “whole” claim. But you guys were never known for your honesty.

  • solomon smith

    yo yo yo this not a move to kill Assad ????? think it is the move of helping Assad to escape ;
    never believe the politicians …. always reverse what they say to get the truth

  • solomon smith

    yo yo yo this not a move to kill Assad ????? think it is the move of helping Assad to escape ;
    never believe the politicians …. always reverse what they say to get the truth

  • ironmike092471

    Hu-Rah.  Knock’em dead boys.

    That’s what the U.S. pays the big bucks for. 

    Might as well show the world what a professional military looks like.

  • ironmike092471

    Hu-Rah.  Knock’em dead boys.

    That’s what the U.S. pays the big bucks for. 

    Might as well show the world what a professional military looks like.