Thursday, September 5, 2013

(OT) The US Attack on Syria Much Bigger Than Anticipated, Will Include 200 Tomahawk Missiles and Intense Aerial Bombing by B2, B52

The US military attack on Syria has been being sold by the Obama administration as surgical strikes by cruise missiles to teach Assad a lesson.

Well, President Obama lied, it seems.

Here's ABC News quoting military officials who say the US government is preparing for a much larger-scale campaign involving firing almost all of 200 Tomahawk missiles fired from 4 navy destroyers off the coast of Syria and aerial bombing by B2 and B52 flying from the United States.

According to ABC News, one official said, "This military strike could do more damage to Assad's forces in 48 hours than the Syrian rebels have done in two years."

From ABC News (9/5/2013):

As I wrote in my previous post, there is a research reactor near Damascus that uses 90% enriched uranium as the core.

Meanwhile, in an ironic turn of event, President Obama eagerly sought out Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an hour-long meeting, according to Nikkei Shinbun. The US previously declined to meet with Abe at G20, and when Mr. Abe visited the US earlier this year all President Obama offered was a short, working lunch meeting. Despite whatever personal misgivings that Mr. Obama may have had about Mr. Abe, that was not really a way to treat a prime minister of the world 3rd largest economy and the 2nd largest buyer of US Treasuries (3rd largest, if you include the US Federal Reserve).

But the increasingly lonely US president wanted another staunch ally (France's Hollande is still gung-ho on Syria), and there was Mr. Abe.


Stock said...

eff the bama

Anonymous said...

All is not lost Lapri, have a look at the graphic in this, Obama is set to get the imperial thumbs-down.

Anonymous said...

Japan is still buying oil from Iran so there is probably quite some effort being directed at Abe based upon Obama's shifting of gears w/Abe.

Anonymous said...

lets let rogue countries, dictatorships, such as North Korea or Syria, become relax about chemical weapons. Let them use them whenever they want and need. Let weapon of mass destructions become common and widely distributed. Japan is allowed to complain about North Korea, but other countries should not dare taking hard stance against such ridiculously innexistent threat.

Anonymous said...

"In Mr. Lawsky’s examination of PricewaterhouseCoopers, he is focused on the consultant’s work for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, which faced investigations over foreign money transfers, according to people briefed on the matter. In June, Mr. Lawsky accused the bank of processing 28,000 payments worth about $100 billion on behalf of countries that were facing sanctions by the United States."

Obama wants to pen articles for NYT's dealbook where Control Fraud is described as consultancy?

Auditors as consultants

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