Photo of President Obama accepting the Nobel Drone Prize
If we attack Syria, we should prepare for retaliation as outlined by General Dempsey during the hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was somewhat vague but did say we need to be prepared for cyber attacks, attacks on our Embassies, long-range missile attacks on US interests in the region and on Israel.
We don’t really have a coalition because people don’t trust President Obama who can’t articulate a foreign policy. Turkey and France will launch missile strikes. France’s support is contingent on Congressional approval. Some other countries in the region will allegedly be supportive.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said U.S. officials told him up to 50 percent of the 70,000 to 90,000 opposition rebels are Islamists. (Free Beacon)
Didn’t McCain say that isn’t true? Didn’t he say they are all good people?
The CIA can’t even establish a pipeline to give arms and funds to rebels because they can’t find enough non-jihadis. (WSJ)
Dempsey said, ‘The mission given to me was to prepare options to attack, to deter and degrade. And that would mean targets directly linked to the control of chemical weapons but without exposing those chemical weapons to a loss of security.’
Other targets include ‘means of delivery’—rockets, artillery, mortar and missiles as well as air defenses, long-range missile and rockets that are used to protect chemical weapons or in some cases delivery them, Dempsey said.
On Tuesday, General Dempsey said he supported what they are seeking but didn’t really know what they were seeking:
DEMPSEY: The answer to whether I support additional support for the moderate opposition is yes.
CORKER: And this authorization will support those activities in addition to responding to the weapons of mass destruction.
DEMPSEY: I don’t know how the resolution will evolve, but I support –
CORKER: What you’re seeking. What is it you’re seeking?
DEMPSEY: I can’t answer that, what we’re seeking
During Wednesday’s hearing, Secretary Kerry gave testimony while the Code Pink peaceniks held up bloody hands. One had to be dragged out. It’s ironic. Hanoi John was the Vietnam peacenik generations ago.
Since Mr. Obama is the Nobel Committee’s idea of a peace prize winner, maybe they should rename it the Nobel Drone Prize. I actually think drone warfare is a good idea but is that what was expected of a Nobel Peace Prize winner? I think not.