What's the opposite of 'limited' air-strikes? As The WSJ reports, The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on Islamist targets, laying the groundwork for a possible expansion of the limited U.S. military air campaign beyond Iraq, senior U.S. officials said. The 'Nobel-Peace-Prize-Winner-In-Chief' appears to have suddenly gone full hawk-tard - one wonders which little birdy whispered in his ear that, with the Fed pulling out, the whole ponzi is up unless the US undertakes a populist deficit-bursting war...
As WSJ reports, The Obama administration move to send drones over Syria...
...amounts to an acknowledgment that U.S. intelligence-collection efforts must be expanded to provide a better picture of the threat posed by the group calling itself the Islamic State, which holds large swaths of Syrian and Iraqi territory.
The U.S. military's Central Command, which oversees American operations in the region, has requested more surveillance aircraft, including drones, to gather more intelligence on potential Islamic State targets, and officials said they could start flying missions over eastern Syria shortly.
But what about the Syrians?
U.S. officials said Syrian air-defense systems in eastern Syria won't pose a threat because sensors are either sparsely located or inoperable. The drones would enter Syrian airspace without any Syrian regime approval or authorization, U.S. officials said.
Not like it's the first time?
American officials have conducted at least some secret flights with drones and manned aircraft inside Syrian airspace in the past, including during a July raid to try to rescue a group of Americans held by the Islamic State.
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So just to confirm... Putin is the "Hitler-esque" destroyer of nations and Nobel-Peace-Prize winner Obama, currently bombing (or planning to bomb) various nations, regardless of borders, is the world's protector?
We are sure we must be over-simplifying this here... ah yes, it's for humanitarian reasons... oh wait, is that Russian humanitarianism or American humanitarianism?