Military strikes against Assad regime among options Obama admin. considering


A pair of U.S.-built NORAD F-22 fighter jets fly  over a mountainous area of Alaska,
A pair of U.S.-built NORAD F-22 fighter jets fly over a mountainous area of Alaska,
Obama administration officials are planning to meet this week to consider new options to end the five-year civil war in Syria, according to a report by The Washington Post.

Military strikes against the Assad regime are among the options, according to the Post.
A Cabinet-level meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, according to the report, and a National Security Council meeting that may include President Obama could be held as early as this weekend.
The White House on Tuesday would not confirm the discussions.

“I’m not going to get into any national security discussions that may or may not have taken place,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

Last week, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Obama directed agencies to come up with new options.

“The president has asked all of the agencies to put forward options. Some familiar, some new that we are very actively reviewing,” Blinken said at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

“When we are able to work through these in the days ahead, we’ll have an opportunity to come back and talk about them in detail, but we’re in the process of doing that,” he added.

The Post also reported that deputies from the State Department, CIA and Joint Chiefs of Staff met last week and discussed limited military strikes against the Syrian regime in response to its violation of a recent cease-fire and continued bombing in Aleppo, as well as to pressure it to negotiate an end to the war.

The options include targeting Syrian air force runways using cruise missiles and other long-range weapons from outside of Syria, according to the Post.

Other options include increased weapons for some Syrian rebel groups and an increase in the quality of such weapons, it reported.

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed support for such “kinetic” options, an administration official told the newspaper.

“There’s an increased mood in support of kinetic actions against the regime,” one senior administration official told the Post. “The CIA and the Joint Staff have said that the fall of Aleppo would undermine America’s counterterrorism goals in Syria.”

Other officials told the Post that Obama is no more willing to use U.S. military force inside Syria today than in the past.

Rob Malley, National Security Council senior coordinator for the Middle East, and Brett McGurk, the president’s special envoy to the coalition for the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, are also said to be against any military escalation against the Assad regime, the Post said.

The reported meetings would come after negotiations to cooperate in Syria between the U.S. and Russia were declared dead on Monday.

The Hill



25 responses to “Military strikes against Assad regime among options Obama admin. considering”

  1. Other options include increased weapons for some Syrian rebel groups and an increase in the quality of such weapons, it reported.

    That’s what Anglo-America-IsraHell backed Al-Nusra wants: better weapons.

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Syrian Military “The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor,” said Hadiya Khalaf Abbas as quoted by Al Mayadeen.

      1. Rudy1947 Avatar

        Oh dear, another stretch of unbelievable proportions.

      2. master09 Avatar

        Yes they will keep the recording hidden in the seed bank to reveal in 600 years. Russia has been spitting at the U.S. why not air this conversation.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Syria has no right to defend itself?

          “We will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before”

          Russia better protect the motherland and it’s people, don’t you think Doron?

        2. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          The Western media barely reported the Syrian army’s recapture of the grounds of the ‘Aleppo artillery base’ and the Ramousseh district in September. It would require very close reading of Western news reports to know it had happened.

          Less observant watchers of the Syrian war who take all their news from the Western media might be confused why a siege which was ‘broken’ in August is intact now.

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Call it the ebb & flow of battles ranging over a country.
            Troy was in Seige for years, until someone sneaked in a wooden horse with relatively few tasked to do one thing – end the battles.

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Trojan horse is not needed they go in as White Helmets..

          3. Oh Yeah Avatar

            You and Hind Abyad love to live in the past and think that you get the girl in the present time too….
            But when someone will sneak in (without a wooden horse) with relatively few to do the ‘job’ and end the battles, you will call it aggression….

          4. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Oh Yeah-Matrix nice having two identities squatting on Yalibnan..multiplying wasting pages one after the other..blablablabla stupid same habits..

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar

            In my past, I didn’t have to live under a shroud of sneekiness and try to feel good about dragging a weapon around all the time. Even my brother who hunts doesn’t look that weird in his selfies. 😉 But I’d suppose that’s the ‘when in Rome’ concept where no-one should show a face. Experience says you’ll never get a nice girl (or a guy) that way.
            And aggression can be seen in a face, easily enough, when it’s studied.

          6. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Did you become a militant person at an early age, (dragging a weapon around all the time)?

          7. master09 Avatar

            Let’s just say all news filtered, polluted or political is let’s just say cloudy enough to spit and laugh at the mass of as u say the Stupid people all 100%.
            I have seen events with my own eyes and by the time it hits your eyes or ax u say the Stupid people it ends up like silent whispers, five words end up becoming 400 and another five subjects gets mixed up along the way.
            Poor stupid people the 100%.

          8. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Where did you see that? It has nothing to do with today.
            There’s a global War of apocalyptic dimensions going on, it’s been hidden from the people who become stupid reading fake news, lies and propaganda.

          9. master09 Avatar

            And the news you read are the only FACTS around printed for your eyes only to give to the world.
            Sweet dreams sweetttyy
            I will continue to read fake news and you make sure you keep me updated with the real news. Thank you.

          10. It’s been hidden from people like you who become stupid reading fake news, lies and propaganda.

          11. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Thieves and profiteers stealing Palestinian land and properties since 70 years.. scums of the earth, Stupid retarded idiot. Stop bothering me

          12. Your accusation about “Thieves and profiteers stealing Palestinian land and properties since 70 years.. scums of the earth,” I have seen countless times.
            Why do you turn to me with the accusation, talk to those who are guilty.
            I have not compelled you to read my reply text.

            Do not think that I open my links, have no reason to do it.

          13. master09 Avatar

            How can great minds be produced in a country where the test of a great mind is agreeing in the opinions of small minds?

          14. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            What country are you talking about? I suppose you just wake up, i’m going to bed

  2. Oh Yeah Avatar

    Now the cat is out of the bag.

    According to The Washington Post military strikes against the Assad regime are among the options, as a counterpoise for the Russians clear support for Al-Assad.

    Russia could lose their Tartus naval base in Syria if Al-Assad is no longer in power, that’s why the Russian had deployed an S-300 missile system to its Tartus naval base in Syria.

    The Russian Defence Ministry came with a comment; “The missile battery is intended to ensure the safety of the naval base … It is unclear why the deployment of the S-300 caused such alarm among our Western partners,”, since they know that US can use the option of military strikes against the Assad regime.

    4 days ago I already explained what the russian are doing i Syria.
    The russian use the syrian arena as a exercises of the russian pilots with live ammunition.
    They want well trained air force when the time comes to engage NATO….

    Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that a U.S. intervention against the Syrian army “will lead to terrible, tectonic consequences not only on the territory of this country but also in the region on the whole.”

    And now the Russian had deployed an S-300 missile system to its Tartus naval base in Syria.

    “Russia has warned that US airstrikes against militants in Syria would be a “gross violation” of international law.

    “A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said any such action, without the backing of the UN, would be “an act of aggression”.
    It comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia to try to build a coalition against Islamic State (IS) militants.
    President Obama has threatened action against IS in Syria as well as Iraq.” []

    Furthermore Maria Zakharova said regime change in Syria would create a vacuum that would be “quickly filled” by “terrorists of all stripes.”…..

    Meanwhile, Russian warplanes struck rebel held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive, rebels and a monitoring group said.

    Russia was reported on Friday to be sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign as the United States said it had not yet given up on finding a diplomatic resolution.

    The latest strikes come 10 days into a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to capture rebel-held eastern Aleppo and crush the last urban stronghold of a revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that began in 2011.

    As expected Russia have their own comment;
    ” ‘Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags’: US warns Moscow if Syria violence goes on” []

    Al-Manar dont want to mise the opportunity to add its own headline – “Moscow: Direct aggression by US against Damascus to cause ‘tectonic shift’ in Middle East”,
    and attaching a photo of the US Bomber B-17E…….

    To make it more spicy, we get the Iraqi warning to Turkey – Iraq has warned Turkey that it risks “regional war” if Turkish troops don’t leave northern Iraq.

    Who said that the situation is complicated in the ME…..

  3. Is anything better anywhere the US has interfered in the last 50 years? NO! The Empire of Chaos, that’s what the Americans are.

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