While we were eating turkey

Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria Just As US Urges Americans To Leave Country “Immediately”

Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria. Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge. Just out from CBS: “The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart “immediately,” and Turkey’s foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.” But probably the most damning evidence that the “western world” is about to do the unthinkable and invade Syria, and in the process force Iran to retaliate, is the weekly naval update from Stratfor, which always has some very interesting if always controversial view on geopolitics, where we find that for the first time in many months, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked… right next to Syria.

Before Obama puts any US troops in harms way he should obtain congressional approval. Any military action should be a NATO operation and he should seek UN authorization as well.

Personally, I oppose any direct US military action. Let someone else be the world’s policeman for a while.

BTW – Iran won’t be happy about this.

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7 Responses to While we were eating turkey

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Do you ever get the feeling Obama’s Foreign Policy is like living on a giant world gameboard ? (Risk, Battleship ?). We just can’t afford to police the world, especially that he wants to gut the defense budget at the same time đŸ˜¦

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, on the war torn U.S. streets known as Black Friday…..


    Wonder how our OWS friends are fairing blocking “competitive shoppers” today ?

  3. Things like this make me weep. My son and daughter in law signed up to serve America. To protect and defend the Constitution and the country. When I hear of things like this, my heart drops. How many times I ask. How many times?

  4. Lola-at-Large says:

    My husband and I spent two hours discussing this matter Wednesday night. We are quite worried about it. The wild cards here are Russia and Pakistan. If Israel does decide to attack multiple locations in Iran, and if our carrier is there to assist/protect them in doing so, this could easily exacerbate the GWOT and bring about the next “war to end all wars.” Tense and waiting.

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