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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Obama "No Fly Zone" in Syria?

Now A Syrian No-Fly Zone
  • Amazing.  Both Democrats and Republicans are falling all over each other to see who can be more pro-war. . . . while avoiding a vote by Congress.
  • Observation  -  The CIA helps flood Syrian Islamist groups with weapons.  Those weapons are then "magically" used by the Islamists right before the mid-term elections so Obama can look like a powerful War Leader to the voters.  But I am just a "crazy" Blogger.  What do I know?
  • I suspect arming ISIS and the other Islamists is all an excuse to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing at home and in the Middle East.

Even though Islamic State militants in Syria have no aircraft to speak of, the US’s top military commander says establishing a no-fly zone may be part of the campaign. Such a move is what US allies, including Turkey, have been pressing for.

The possible establishment of a no-fly zone over northern Syria was hinted at by Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

“Do I anticipate that there could be circumstances in the future where that would be part of the campaign? Yeah,” he told ABC’s This Week program.

The general also warned that IS are better than ever at blending in with the population and hiding from coalition attacks.

Obama's Unconstitutional Libyan War
In 2011 Dear Leader Obama conducted an unconstitutional no-fly zone and war against Libya.  In Operation Odyssey Dawn Obama, without a vote by Congress, conducted endless bombing campaigns to overthrow the government of Libya and turn the nation into a monster clusterfuck of terror and Islamism.

“An enemy adapts and they'll be harder to target. Yeah, they know how to maneuver and how to use populations and concealment,” he said.

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel earlier hinted a no-fly zone in Syria, as per Ankara’s request, was on the cards reports RT News.

“We’ve discussed all these possibilities and will continue to talk about what the Turks believe they will require,” The New York Times reported him as saying.

Establishing a no-fly zone, however, stretches an already thin US case for conflict even further. The Obama administration used post-9/11 extraordinary powers to go after Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria without Congressional approval – but the Islamic State is technically no longer part of Al-Qaeda after splitting from the terrorist network to pursue the establishment of a fundamentalist Sunni caliphate.

Iran and Russia argue the US is just a hair’s breadth away from an illegal invasion of a sovereign nation on a pretext of fighting terrorism.
An anti-ISIS no-fly zone would also target the Syrian army, which the US and its allies accuse of war crimes against civilians. The US has pledged to train and arm so-called ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels fighting Assad’s government.

Any direct confrontation with Damascus in Syria will fuel suspicion that the US campaign against Islamic State is a pretext to weaken Assad.

When NATO received a UN mandate to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011, it effectively militarized North Africa, decimated Muammar Gaddafi’s armed forces, leading to his brutal murder and the disintegration of the country into a fragmentary tribal/Islamist civil war.

Operation Odyssey Dawn
USS Stout (DDG-55) Launches Tomahawk Cruise missiles in
Obama's unconstitutional war on Libya.

Yet another victim of the Libyan no-fly zone.

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