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Syria: Pentagon Prepares Military “Options” for Obama

Posted By admin On February 9, 2012 @ 4:43 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
February 9, 2012

The Pentagon and the U.S. Central Command are preparing “options” for Obama as the United States transitions from diplomatic pressure to military action against Syria.

“Before we start talking about military options, we very much want to ensure that we have exhausted all the political, economic and diplomatic means at our disposal,” AmbassadorSusan Rice [1] said on CNN’s “Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” on Wednesday.

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The Free Syrian Army is widely recognized as a creation of NATO. It receives support from MI6, the CIA, and British SAS.

The administration calls the preparation a “scooping exercise” designed to find out what military assets Obama will use when the signal is finally given to attack Syria. According to CNN, the planning exercise is typical Pentagon protocol.

“The Pentagon is closely monitoring developments in Syria.  It wouldn’t be doing its job if it didn’t put some ideas on the table,” senior U.S. officials explained. “But absolutely no decisions have been made on military support for Syria.”

According to CNN, the options under consideration include military support for opposition groups supported by NATO, the CIA and MI6. Military strikes by the U.S. inside the country are also under consideration.

Most of the analysis is being done by the staff of Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command. Mattis is working in collaboration with General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who will present options to the White House.

Earlier today, the Israeli-centric intelligence outfit DEBKAfile reported both British and Qatari Special forces [2]have been dispatched to Syria. DEBKA says “tactical advisers” are working in tandem with the Syrian opposition, but are not involved in the fighting.

“The report suggests that the situation in Syria is developing in an almost identical manner to howrebels in Libya were aided by British and French Special Forces [3],” writesPaul Joseph Watson [4].

In December, Sibel Edmonds [5] reported that “foreign military groups, estimated at hundreds of individuals,” had taken up positions in the city of al-Mafraq in northern Jordan on the Syrian border. Journalists in the area and a Jordanian military officer who asked to remain anonymous confirmed the movement of foreign troops [6].

An Arab League observers’ report on Syria [7] released last week said that MI6, the CIA, and British SAS [8] are in Syria working with the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian National Council [9] to overthrow the al-Assad regime.

The Free Syrian Army is widely recognized as a creation of NATO. It is comprised largely of militants from the Muslim Brotherhood [10] – itself an asset of British intelligence [11] – and is funded, supported, and armed by the United States, Israel, and Turkey.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Susan Rice: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/07/us-military-beginning-review-of-syria-options/

[2] British and Qatari Special forces: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20120208&articleId=29150

[3] rebels in Libya were aided by British and French Special Forces: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16573516

[4] Paul Joseph Watson: http://www.infowars.com/report-british-special-forces-aiding-rebels-in-syria/

[5] Sibel Edmonds: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/12/11/bfp-exclusive-developing-story-hundreds-of-us-nato-soldiers-arrive-begin-operations-on-the-jordan-syria-border/#more-9506

[6] confirmed the movement of foreign troops: http://www.infowars.com/u-s-nato-troops-reported-on-jordans-border-with-syria/

[7] Arab League observers’ report on Syria: http://www.infowars.com/arab-league-report-provides-evidence-cia-mi6-mossad-behind-violence-in-syria/

[8] MI6, the CIA, and British SAS: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28529

[9] working with the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian National Council: http://www.eliteukforces.info/uk-military-news/0501012-british-special-forces-syria.php

[10] from the Muslim Brotherhood: http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/11/iiss-syrias-opposition-is-armed.html

[11] asset of British intelligence: http://www.topix.com/forum/world/singapore/TO7CKPL7NRF1QKSEV

[12] Pentagon: U.S. military intervention in Syria could cost $1b a month: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-u-s-military-intervention-in-syria-could-cost-1b-a-month.html

[13] Panetta, Dempsey clear Pentagon desk of US military option for Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-dempsey-clear-pentagon-desk-of-us-military-option-for-syria.html

[14] Israel Bombs Syria as the U.S. Considers Its Own Military Options: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-bombs-syria-as-the-u-s-considers-its-own-military-options.html

[15] Obama Asks Pentagon for Syria No-Fly Zone Plan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-asks-pentagon-for-syria-no-fly-zone-plan.html

[16] Obama says US is ‘looking at all options,’ could arm Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-says-us-is-looking-at-all-options-could-arm-syrian-rebels.html

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