The Morning After a Syrian Strike — What’s Next?
Marc C. Ginsberg (Ambassador to Morocco, 1994-1998) Cross-posted from Ambassador Ginsberg’s August 29, 2013 special to The Huffington Post.
How many cruise missile attacks against Syrian command and control centers will convince Assad that reverting again to his chemical stockpile is a non-starter? Ten? Twenty? Fifty? What happens if Assad ups the ante and blatantly deploys his chemical weapons shortly thereafter. After all, he controls the largest cache of chemical and biological WMD in the entire Middle East
[ed notes;no it doesnt israhell does..
More retaliation? By who? And wouldn’t that subsequent retaliation require a far greater investment of military force than President Obama is willing to deploy, because it could risk drawing the U.S. into the very civil war Obama has vowed not to fall into? Does Assad think he can bluff the U.S.? After all, he is fighting an existential battle for his family’s and regime’s very survival. And let us not forget, this man has no reluctance whatsoever to use whatever force is necessary to maintain power — international law be damned. [[[I actually hope the Pentagon places Assad’s oil refineries in its crosshairs. Taking out his oil exporting revenue costs nothing in lives, and will hit him where it could hurt most — right in Syria’s wallet]]]. Syria earns an estimated $15 million a month that pays for his weapons purchases from Russia. What will Assad and his Hezbollah terrorist allies do if he is attacked? What will Russia do? Just this morning, Iran’s leadership threatened that if the U.S. attacked Assad Israel would be attacked (by whom?). Here is what a possible “day after last cruise missile attack” Assad retaliation scenario could include:
- Assad’s “Syrian Electronic Army” which has launched cyber attacks against U.S. media interests (the New York Times was its latest casualty — having proved it s technological dexterity — launch a more massive cyber attack on U.S. interests.
- Iran could order Hezbollah to lob missiles at U.S. warships stationed off the Lebanese coast, or direct them at Israel.
- Assad could lob missiles into Jordan, which has been a not-so-covert staging area for U.S., Israeli and Jordanian intelligence operations against his regime.
- As for Iran, its leadership is playing the “moderate” card and does not want to complicate its charm offensive with Washington over its nuclear weapons program by being caught retaliating on behalf of Assad (Iran has 5-6 battalions of Revolutionary Guard forces fighting alongside Assad’s beleaguered forces)..
[ed notes:he wants zionist ran U.S. and israhell strikes on Syria ,for israhell of course..AIPAC'er and zionazi ''ginsburg'' more on him.. AIPAC DARLING AND ZIONAZI JEWISH US AMBASSADOR SENDS ...SOS From Syria By: [JEWISH] Amb. Marc Ginsberg* (RABID ZIONIST) http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2011/11/aipac-darling-and-zionazi-jewish-us.html