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Obama speeds up limited air strike, no-fly zones preparations for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 11, 2012, 9:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tags: Syria Barack Obama Bashar Assad Air force no-fly zone Russia
US President Barack Obama has ordered the US Navy and Air Force to accelerate preparations for a limited air offensive against the Assad regime and the imposition of no-fly zones over Syria, debkafile reports. Their mission will be to knock out Assad’s central regime and military command centers so as to shake regime stability and restrict Syrian army and air force activity for subduing rebel action and wreaking violence on civilian populations.
debkafile’s sources disclose that the US President decided on this step after hearing Russian officials stating repeatedly that “Moscow would support the departure of President Bashar al-Assad if Syrians agreed to it.” This position was interpreted as opening up two paths of action:
1. To go for Assad’s removal by stepping up arms supplies to the rebels and organizing their forces as a professional force able to take on the military units loyal to Assad. This process was already in evidence Friday, June 8, when for the first time a Syrian Free Army (which numbers some 600 men under arms) attacked a Syrian army battalion in Damascus. One of its targets was a bus carrying Russian specialists.
2. To select a group of high army officers who, under the pressure of the limited air offensive, would be ready to ease Assad out of power or stage a military coup to force him and his family to accept exile.
The US operation would be modulated according to the way political and military events unfolded.
Washington is not sure how Moscow would react aside from sharp condemnations or whether Russia would accept a process of regime change in Damascus and its replacement by military rule.
Why is the site called 'debka'?
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"Debka was created by ex-mosad agents. what you claim is fabricated news is largely information that other news sources are not privy to due to the fact that Debka (becasue of its roots) has soecial contacts and connections. This article is largely an accusation and it does little to convey facts about the site. even the paragraph that accused debka of fabricating news admited that other newsources (CNN) only get the information later. this implies good reporting and good contacts, not fabrication"
Ugh, I was on a site with many really right-wing Americans for a number of years. They loved quoting DEBKA articles which are consistently over-the-top and seek to suggest we're always on the edge of WW3 when these countries in the Middle-East have less fire-power than say Balitmore (I jest, slightly). They love to suggest that they've deep insider information and by extension, so do you. It is a mix of propaganda and sensationalism that gets old as little ever transpires the way their analysis suggests.
This article basically states the obvious, but dresses it up to appear that they've deep sources. Any fool can tell that the US wants to take the gloves off and start dropping bombs on random things in Syria. The more re-building contracts, the better and it is easy to locate bridges and power-plants.
Concerning Syria - too little thought is being given as to who will replace Assad. The Arab Spring isn't a movement to bring about Westernisation and freedom, it is to replace military backed, secular Dictators with Islamists.
Last edited by kittenOFchaos; June 11, 2012 at 17:25.
I've thought they'd misspelled "derka".
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