Friday, August 23, 2013

Obama Bluffs Syria, Cruise Missles On The Way

Reports are that the Pentagon has ordered naval vessels armed with cruise missiles to Syria in response to President Assad's purported use of chemical weapons that killed over 1700 civilians yesterday. Photos from the scene show the dead lined in rows, many of them children, most dressed in night clothes indicating an attack occurring while people were asleep,  at their most vulnerable. Earlier in the day Obama appeared a bit cautious, even detached as he spoke of what amounted to a wait and see approach regarding action against the Assad government. Many, including me were left a little flabbergasted that the President didn't use stronger language than the situation in Syria being "troublesome". But it appears that Obama was playing the bluff and playing it well.