Obama Surrounds Syria with U.S. Troops; Regional War Nears

By:  Alex Newman
12/17/2012
       
Obama Surrounds Syria with U.S. Troops; Regional War Nears

In a move that analysts said put the U.S. government even closer to overt military intervention in Syria and potentially a broader regional war, the Obama administration and the German government announced the deployment of missiles and more American troops along the Syrian border — this time in Turkey. While lawmakers in Germany voted in favor of the effort, Obama, as has become typical, did not bother to obtain approval from Congress as required by the Constitution.

In a move that analysts said put the U.S. government even closer to overt military intervention in Syria and potentially a broader regional war, the Obama administration and the German government announced the deployment of missiles and more American troops along the Syrian border — this time in Turkey. While lawmakers in Germany voted in favor of the effort, Obama, as has become typical, did not bother to obtain approval from Congress as required by the Constitution.

Analysts and even the Iranian regime’s top military brass say the escalation may be just a prelude to a potential “world war.” At the very least, though, Obama’s latest unconstitutional decision to deploy American forces, according to analysts, amounts to throwing fuel on the fire in the long-running conflict pitting the Western establishment, Sunni Arab despots, and Islamic extremists against secular Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

As in the Libya fiasco, the U.S. government and various European powers have been vigorously supporting a motley coalition of so-called “rebels.” Many of those fighters are known to be foreign jihadists seeking an Islamic theocracy, and more than a few are self-styled al-Qaeda terrorists. However, the upper echelons of “Syrian opposition groups” are packed with shadowy figures with well-documented links to the Bilderberg meetings, the global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations, and other elements of the global establishment.

Western officials implausibly claimed that the latest troop deployment was defensive, aimed at protecting the powerful Islamic government in Turkey, which is a member of NATO, from an attack by the embattled Syrian regime. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaking at an American Air Force base less than 100 miles from Syria after signing an “order” purporting to authorize the scheme, alleged that the military contingent would be "dealing with threats that come out of Syria."

Without mentioning the elephant in the room — the fact that the Constitution requires a declaration of war from Congress for the administration to fight wars — Panetta attempted to justify his lawless actions. Among the “threats” he cited as justification: potential Syrian military strikes aimed at Turkey, which analysts say would be highly unlikely assuming Assad has common sense, and ongoing fighting between the regime in Damascus and the Western-backed Islamist rebels seeking to overthrow it.

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