27 August 2013
“It was decided that should the international community be forced to act in Syria, the most responsible and sustainable response would be limited missile strikes,” the official said on condition of anonymity on Tuesday following a meeting held in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
The military leaders led by Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey agreed to prepare for the strike as early as this week, the official added.
Meanwhile, the British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said UK armed forces are devising contingency plans for military action against the Arab country over the alleged use of chemical weapons.
The UK has been reportedly sending warplanes and military transporters to its airbase in Cyprus, situated near Syria.
US defense officials also say several navy destroyers have been deployed to the Eastern Mediterranean to be used against Syria upon an order of President Barack Obama.
“[The destroyers] are in position if needed, but they, to my knowledge, have received no tasking to this point, and that would come obviously from the White House,” an American military official said on condition of anonymity.On August 21, the militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed that 1,300 people had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar.
However, the Syrian government categorically rejected the baseless claim, and announced later that the chemical attack had been actually carried out by the militants themselves as a false flag operation.
Damascus later allowed UN chemical weapons inspectors to the site of the chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital on Monday, when they began taking samples from the victims.
US State Dept. indefinitely 'postpones' meeting with Russia on political solution to Syrian Crisis ~ link ~ The War is ON!!! Stirling
Iran warns against military intervention in Syria ~ link ~ Iran does not live in fear of Israel and the globalists because she has an Advanced Biowar arsenal that is the equal of the nuclear arsenals of America, UK, etc. Stirling
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said a potential military offensive against Syria will entail dangerous and dire consequences, which will impact the whole Middle East.
The Iranian official also censured Western countries for their double standards regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria, saying, “Wherever the terrorists serve Western interests, they (Western powers) support these groups.”
Araqchi said there are documents indicating that the Takfiri militants in Syria had carried out the recent chemical attacks in the country.
The Russian government has presented the documents to the United Nations Security Council, he said.
Washington reviewing war plans for Syria ~ link ~
"Tactical actions in the absence of strategic objectives is usually pointless and often counterproductive," Chris Harmer, a senior naval analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, told Foreign Policy’s The Cable.
"I never intended my analysis of a cruise missile strike option to be advocacy even though some people took it as that," he added.
Harmer, who is called the architect of Syria war plan, also explained about his “cruise missile strike option” for Syria.
"I made it clear that this is a low cost option, but the broader issue is that low cost options don't do any good unless they are tied to strategic priorities and objectives," Harmer said. "Any ship officer can launch 30 or 40 Tomahawks. It's not difficult. The difficulty is explaining to strategic planners how this advances US interests."
The naval analyst said that Syrian forces have “an incredible capacity to endure pain.”
"Punitive action is the dumbest of all actions," he said. "The Assad regime has shown an incredible capacity to endure pain and I don't think we have the stomach to deploy enough punitive action that would serve as a deterrent."On Tuesday, Syria said Kerry's insistence on "jumping over" the work of UN experts, who are in Syria to investigate last week’s chemical attack, shows that Washington has deliberate intentions to exploit events.
Sen. Bob Corker, who was briefed by administration officials twice over the weekend, said a US "response is imminent" in Syria.
Israel using current Mideast crises to cover plans to re-build the Temple on the grounds of the ancient Jewish Temple of Jerusalem ~ link ~ This is really major news and very much END TIME stuff!!! Stirling
Tony Blair says UK and US should intervene in Syria ~ link ~ In all my many years of dealing with the British Government I have had to deal with some real crooks, but none worse that Phony Tony!!! If this scumbag wants an intervention, you can count on it being the worst thing possible. Stirling
UK gathers warplanes and military hardware in Cyprus base near Syria - with video ~ link ~ That base is well within range of the hypersonic and unstoppable Iskander SS-26 missile that Syria has! This could get a lot of UK RAF personal killed!!! Stirling