I am not a military strategist but, if you will indulge me, how wise is it to compact so many naval assets into suchÂ a tight, hostile area to our interests on all sides?
The U.S. Navy doubled its presence in the eastern Mediterranean over the past week, effectively adding two destroyers to the three that generally patrol the region. The five destroyers are carrying a combined load of about 200 Tomahawk missiles, officials say.
Shouldn’t you, oh I don’t know, be sure that you are going to get authorization before putting all of your eggs in this basket?Â To begin, you’re telegraphing your every move which may be the point if you are a little bird who wants to puff up your little bird chest.Â However, if the vote comes down on “no” and you attack anyway then you are creating a Constitutional crisis by choice.Â If the vote comes down on “no” and you leave the area then you hand Syria a major victory over the paper tiger that is the U.S. under Barack Obama with all those destroyers making a u-turn and sailing off into the sunset of the Post-American world.
Mr Obama said any strike would be to “send a shot across the bow” and give a “pretty strong signal that [Syria] better not do it again”.
None of this makes any sense. “Send a pretty strong signal”???Â Who writes this shit?Â A leather belt sends a strong message.Â Tomahawks send death from above.
You want Assad gone but you’re not going to remove him.Â You want to spank him on the ass with Tomahawk missiles and then turn around and leave anyway?Â He’s not a dog who pissed the rug “and you better not do it again”.Â Our military is not called upon for “norm enforcement” and to be global disciplinarians.Â They are trained to kill and if needed to try and keep the peace afterwards.
Hang the albatross of Syria around Russia’s neck.Â They are the ones providing them with all of the logistical support and weapons they need to attack us and put down their bloody rebellion.Â They are the enemy.Â The operative phrase is “selling Assad weapons to attack us”.Â Putin has declared war on us by his Syrian proxy through these actions.
Not in the eyes of Barack Obama though.Â Syria is a mess to try and pin on Republicans somehow.Â You know.Â The real enemy in all of this.
If you are Russia or China, the time to attack us is now.Â They could wipe out our naval might in a day and we’d be playing catch-up for years.Â That might be the point of Obama’s consolidation of our naval fish in the Mediterranean barrel.Â If he was fine with getting Seal Team 6 killed as tribute to his Taliban “peace partners” and letting Benghazi burn so the Brotherhood could get the weapons Congress wouldn’t send to them then setting our destroyers out to be attacked sounds like it is right up his alley.
If he would invite a Muslim cleric to damn Seal Team 6 to hell at their own funeral, there is absolutely nothing beneath this traitor.