While President Barack Obama meets with his national security advisers early on Saturday morning to discuss the, at best, highly questionable nature of the recent Syrian chemical weapons attacks, the US Navy is repositioning itself in the Mediterranean as a preparatory move for future strikes against Syria.
As a result of the ridiculous “Red Line” talk which began in earnest last year, Obama and his puppet counterparts in Britain and France as well as the ever present Mad Dog of the Middle East, Israel, have repeated the threats of military action against Syrian on numerous occasions, most notably after reports of the Regime’s use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people or the death squads also known as the Syrian “rebels.” Of course, in every single case, the evidence clearly suggests that it was the death squads, not Assad, who used the chemical agents against Syrian soldiers and innocent civilians. Likewise, the latest “chemical weapons attack” appears to be the handiwork of the death squads, with even mainstream experts questioning the veracity of the claims surrounding the Syrian government’s culpability.
Regardless, the plan to attack Syria is moving forward.
On Friday, August 24, 2013, it was reported by a variety of mainstream sources that the US Navy has begun repositioning itself in the Mediterranean for the possibility of a military assault on Syria. An anonymous defense official has stated that the US Navy is expanding its presence in the Mediterranean from three destroyers to four.
Commenting on the move, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stated that “The Defense Department has the responsibility to provide the president with options for all contingencies. And that requires positioning our forces, positioning our assets, to be able to carry out different options – whatever options the president might choose.”
However, the move to actually reposition forces is much more of a sign pointing toward military action than a mere consideration of the fact. Considering your next move is one thing. Actually moving the pieces is quite another.
The New York Times was slightly more forthcoming than merely reporting the repositioning of one Navy destroyer. The news agency wrote,
Among the options discussed at the White House, officials said, was a cruise missile strike, which would probably involve Tomahawks launched from a ship in the Meditteranean Sea, where the United States has two Destoyers deployed.
The Pentagon also has combat aircraft – fighters and bombers – deployed in the Middle East and in Europe that could be used in an air campaign against Syria. The warplanes could be sent aloft with munitions to be launched from far outside Syrian territory, which is protected by a respectable air defense system.
The targets could include missile or artillery batteries that launch chemical weapons or nerve gas, as well as communications and support facilities. Symbols of the Assad government’s power – headquarters and government offices – also could be among the proposed targets, officials said.
Yet while the American forces are lining up for military action, the Russian Foreign Ministry is standing firm in its rejection of Western propaganda and attempts to demonize the Syrian government. For instance, on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated:
Against the background of another anti-Syrian wave of propaganda, we believe calls from some European countries to apply pressure on the UN Security Council and already now take a decision on the use of force are unacceptable.
The Foreign Ministry also stated that more and more evidence was appearing which indicates that the attack was “clearly provocative in nature” and pointed out that the video footage which was posted online to incriminate the Syrian government was actually posted before the chemical attack took place. Russia also stated that the death squads were “directly impeding an objective investigation.”
As I have stated on numerous occasions, the plans to attack the secular and sovereign nation of Syria have been in the works since at least 2005. Aside from the moral implications associated with military action, the inevitable collision with Russia and China resulting from such a decision is one in which the entire world might very well become engulfed. There is only a small window of opportunity available for the Western world to get off of their Path to Persia. It is imperative that they do so now.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 200 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.