Just in time for the Election
- Are troops going to Syria to "protect" God knows what?
- or maybe a war with Iran.
- Not a word from Obama about the Constitution and the role of Congress.
The US and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require up to 60,000 ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of the Assad government, an unnamed American source.
Comrade President Obama threatened Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against using or moving weapons of mass destruction. Obama said the U.S. is preparing a 'range of contingency plans' should Assad ignore his warning.
Consulting Congress per the Constitution does not appear to be on Caesar Obama's mind as he makes military plans for war or the occupation of other nations.
On Monday Obama threatened U.S. military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning in the strongest terms yet that any attempt to deploy or use chemical or biological weapons would cross a "red line" for the United States reports The Christian Science Monitor.
"We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is (if) we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized," Obama said. "That would change my calculus."
"We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people," Obama told an impromptu White House news conference. He acknowledged he was not "absolutely confident" the stockpile was secure.
He said the United States was putting together a "range of contingency plans" but offered no details.
The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's government, U.S. and diplomatic officials told Reuters last week.
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