September 6, 2013

Harper On Syria [From Colonel Patrick Lang's Site]

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Below is an excerpt from, "Harper: Obama's Syria Flight Forward" by Harper, from Colonel Patrick Lang's site, September 5, 2013:
The Obama flight forward in Syria is also premised on the belief that the Assad government and its allies will sit back and do nothing in retaliation for US strikes. Is there any basis in reality for this assumption? When Secretary of State John Kerry, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday tried to dismiss the al-Qaeda penetration of the Syrian opposition, Russian President Vladimir Putin was so angry that he publicly called Kerry a liar. US intelligence estimates, that Kerry has clearly seen, warn of the degree of penetration of the Syrian rebel forces by radical jihadists who hate the United States. Under pressure, Kerry admitted that 15-25 percent of the rebel fighters are jihadists. Is there a Special National Intelligence Estimate on how the Russians or the Iranians or Hezbollah will respond to Obama's US missile barrage? The answer is "no."

Yet President Obama has taken it as an article of blind faith that there will be no retaliation for the so-called "limited" US strikes that he could order at any moment after the Senate vote early next week. This President, who knows nothing about military affairs, is bringing the United States to the brink of what could rapidly escalate into world war. It seems that 80 percent of the American people are smart enough to realize that and want nothing of it. In his remarks in Sweden earlier this week, President Obama was at his Narcissistic peak, proclaiming that "history" has drawn the red line on Assad's use of chemical weapons and that he is merely acting as the messenger and executioner of "history's judgment."