Major General Abulaziz al-Shalal, the head of the Syrian Military Police recently defected to the other side against the Assad regime.A world leader should always put their money where their mouth is. Whether anyone agrees with the words said or actions taken, it shows leadership. This one time, we should be grateful President Obama failed to retaliate against Bashir Assad with any military force.The United States cannot afford to implement any decent sized military action in Syria. Our troops are thin, morale isn’t all that high, and an additional military confrontation wouldn’t be economically feasible. And in all fairness, the recent use of chemical weapons in Homs was merely a trap.Virtually every nation worth a lick has use of force doctrines comprising of a force continuum. That force continuum and their variants outline use of force escalation and de-escalation. Not long ago, due to the atrocities Saddam Hussein placed on his people, the West was under the assumption most Middle Eastern states would never comprehend a force continuum doctrine.Bashar Assad was believed to be one of those dictators who would simply just annihilate his own people should they revolt. As Syria’s revolution ignited, the west grew rapidly concerned over Assad’s chemical weapon stockpile. “How quick would he use these weapons on his own people,” we asked ourselves.It turns out that Bashar Assad is a pretty good student. Russia has been mentoring the Assad regime for a very long time. One thing Russia understands is a force continuum–especially one dealing with chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. Bashir Assad learn that doctrine from the Russians.Chemical weapons come in multiple forms. Some are incredibly lethal while other variants are non-lethal. A good chemical weapon force continuum would have the non-lethal variants utilized long before the lethal.Those who incorporate these weapons pray the non-lethal components get the job done—you know, get the bad guys out of the area where they are not wanted. If they don’t work, move up the ladder and use the next level of lethality.
The recent chemical weapons used in Homs were non-lethal agents. They were similar agents western police forces utilize in crowd control operations. It is likely these chemical weapons comprised of an irritant variation of synthetic capsicum—pepper spray. Very few people have adverse effects to capsicum which causes them to die—meaning, death is extremely rare.There have been no deaths reported out of Syria caused by the chemical attack in Homs. Reports do exist proving some type of mild chemical weapon was utilized considering multiple Syrians claimed exposure to breathing issues and skin irritation.This is the only confirmed chemical attack by a former pro-Assad military leader– Major General Abulaziz al-Shalal. Others have reported that chemical weapons have been utilized in the cities of Damascus, Idlib, and Hama. Syrians have stated they know of at least 18 chemical weapon attacks which caused death to civilians. Again, other than the word of those on the ground, nothing has been “confirmed.”Sending conventional forces into Syria would be catastrophic. Sending US forces into Turkey will be worthless. President Obama does however need to respond to these incidents whether we like it or not. He has fueled the fire of our enemies too many times by emboldening them through empty words.The best thing President Obama could do is allocate a relatively small amount of funding to unique entities that will support the seculars fighting against the Assad regime. These unspoken entities should assist in medical training, internet connectivity, intelligence, planning, and organizational structuring.Through these measures, President Obama would be executing a known US covert activity (non-clandestine) showing the world he understands proxy warfare and how to fight against rogue regimes. It will relieve US military forces and allow an opportunity to show true allegiance to our allies who are already engaged in such activities—France, the UK, and several Middle Eastern nations such as Qatar.Bashar Assad called the West’s bluff when it comes to crossing any “red-line.” A window of opportunity exists for Barrack Obama to show he wasn’t bluffing. Will he capitalize on that open window remains a question needing an answer. Seculars fighting against Syria’s dictator are keeping their fingers crossed.
[ed notes:besides regurgitating the obvious propaganda about who to arm and non clandestine support for seculars,when we alreay know us is aiding extremist groups thru its proxies,and has been funding the so called seculars for many years thru usaid,ned and state dept directives(not to mention liz cheneys iran-syria working group),he admits the so called chemical weapons attack was nothing more then PEPPER SPRAY!!!he also states why us has until now not outrgth invaded syria yet as they did iraq,because us forces are spread thin,and have low morale!!!this stand up america is of course a ziocon front ran by oliver norths best friend mg paul e vallely who is a staunch ally and supporter of fsa and israhell!!! Kerry Patton, a combat disabled veteran, is the author of Contracted: America’s Secret Warriors(Quiet Owl Books). You can follow him on Facebook or at kerry-patton.com. Mr. Patton is also a Kitchen Cabinet Member of SUA. This article was originally posted at Stand Up America. [ed note;kerry patton besides contibuting to fox news and sua,comes also from wikistrat ....who are they?zionists!!! Among the analysts that are part of the Wikstrat among are Richard Weitz, Daniel Pipes, Walid Phares, Parag Khanna, Kenneth R. Timmerman, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross,Michael Rubin, Rachel Marsden, and Anne-Marie Slaughter History Wikistrat's technology platform was created with the input of Israeli security and intelligence experts and marketed to various potential clients before the company launched in late 2010.The firm was founded by Joel Zamel and Daniel Green in 2010. After studying counter-terrorism in Israel Zamel founded Wikistrat Inc., setting himself up as CEO while Green became the company's Chief Technology Officer.
[ed notes:now some backround on sua and free lebanon groups hes writting for...
ZIO-CON FRONT ''FREE SYRIAN ARMY'' IN DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH (CIA-ISRAHELLI FRONTS)S.U.A. AND L.F.P, COMMUNICATING THEIR RECENT VICTORY IN DAMASCUS ... EXCLUSIVE - Direct contact with Free Syrian Army commanders reveals major victory http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-guardians-of-cedars-logo-insigmia.html
fsa and sua team up!!! ziocon gen paul e vallely announces official liason to syrian ... - Shoah also see... Vallely meets with Syrian opposition leaders FLASHBACK 2004 ZIO-CON MJ GEN VALLELY ON TOPPLING IRAN/SYRIAN REGIME http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2012/09/introduction-to-book-by-war-criminal.html
Nagi Najjar, a CIA consultant Act One of the CIA's "Arab Spring" - Color Revolutions and Geopolitics (MASSIVE PROPAGANDA) ZIOCON VALLELY INTERVIEW WITH FSA COMMANDER ,PSY-OPhttp://www.standupamericaus.org/breaking-news/mg-vallely-interview-with-syrian-fsa-sr-command/ S.A.U. IS A ZIO/NEOCON FRONT GROUP FOR OLIVER NORTH,VALLELY ,CIA AND PENTAGON INSIDERS MG Vallely Interview with Syrian FSA Sr. Command Iran to kick off World War Three - Lebanese Foundation for Peace