The operative word here is start.
Obama and his neocon foreign policy advisers are going to meet tomorrow to discuss whether or not they should begin targeting Syrian forces. They will promote this as a cause to end the carnage in Aleppo, which we started and caused by permitting weapons to be moved from Libya to Syria — not to mention the power vacuum caused by a premature exit from Iraq.
Unlike Russia, we’re technically and fundamentally invaders in Syria. Demonizing Assad is pointless, when in fact the alternative is far worse.
Some top officials argue the United States must act more forcefully in Syria or risk losing what influence it still has over moderate rebels and its Arab, Kurdish and Turkish allies in the fight against Islamic State, the officials told Reuters.
One set of options includes direct U.S. military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots or radar and anti-aircraft bases, said one official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
This official said one danger of such action is that Russian and Syrian forces are often co-mingled, raising the possibility of a direct confrontation with Russia that Obama has been at pains to avoid. U.S. officials said they consider it unlikely that Obama will order U.S. air strikes on Syrian government targets, and they stressed that he may not make any decisions at the planned meeting of his National Security Council.
One alternative, U.S. officials said, is allowing allies to provide U.S.-vetted rebels with more sophisticated weapons, although not shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, which Washington fears could be used against Western airliners.
Sure, this makes plenty of sense. Give these fuckers sophisticated weaponry so that they could wreak havoc with it and install Islamic theocracies. How is this not evident to the pseudo journalists in the media? The rebels are terrorists, plain and simple, allied with Al-nusra aka Al Qaeda.
But Russia hacked John Podesta’s idiotic email box, so that means it’s okay to endanger 7 billion people, including 350m Americans.