"President Obama is considering military action against Syria that is intended to “deter and degrade” President Bashar al-Assad’s government’s ability to launch chemical weapons, but is not aimed at ousting Mr. Assad from power or forcing him to the negotiating table, administration officials said Tuesday.
"A wide range of officials characterized the action under consideration as “limited,” perhaps lasting no more than one or two days. The attacks, which are expected to involve scores of Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from American destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, would not be focused on chemical weapons storage sites, which would risk an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe and could open up the sites to raids by militants, officials said.
"The strikes would instead be aimed at military units that have carried out chemical attacks, the headquarters overseeing the effort and the rockets and artillery that have launched the attacks, according to the options being reviewed within the administration."
Where once upon a time, the Great Game of War and Diplomacy happened in the halls and fields of Europe, now the fate of the world hinges on what occurs in the Middle East.
However, does anyone know what the Obama Doctrine is?
Is there an Endgame for moving pieces around this area?
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Then let Admiral Ackbar explain why Syria is dangerous:
President Obama is not even following the War Powers Act (enacted by Congress in 1973 and part of the separation of Powers); Nor was it used when he bombed Libya?
Where is President Obama's coalition partners?
What does President Obama hope to achieve with Syria? Overthrow the Government? To what end?
The fires in Egypt are still lit with no end in sight (also with Libya).
Before the beginning of WWI, the Great Powers fought minor skirmishes in the Balkans. Eventually, alliances were built; Armies were raised and tensions rose. All because of the early fights in the Balkans. At least Iraq (both times) and Afghanistan had alliances, what alliances has President Obama created?
Russia is working hard against the United States (with US Intelligence Agency members left with low morale) and holding a very important key (Snowden).
If there is no plan, there should be no war. I support WIlsonianism, if it is followed through by the Democrats along with the Republicans. Since Thomas Friedman's McDonald's theory has been proven correct, why doesn't the Left follow that?
My question: If President Obama does not go to Congress to get authorization, will there be Anti-war protesters?