Creepy Mission: Obama "Lays Groundwork For Air Strikes" In Syria Next

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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?

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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:19 | 5142552 Cattender
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Doing God's work..

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:20 | 5142555 Rican
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They're all full of shit.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:33 | 5142604 nope-1004
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and greedy for earths resources, as destabilizing other nations allows the "good guys" to pilfer local natural resources.  These wars are the same as they have always been - To the winner go the spoils, to the loser defeat and despair.


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:38 | 5142628 COSMOS
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The Russians should do the same with Ukraine.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:45 | 5142648 Liberal
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If Obama wants to wage more wars, I am all for volunteering other people's children to go fight them. 

Because Obama.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:56 | 5142694 camaro68ss
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What the fuck is going on. This double speak is spinning my head.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:15 | 5142987 MalteseFalcon
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I thought Russia and China strongly opposed US intervention.  Wonder what they are thinking?  I suppose the Russians could help Syria upgrade their defenses in eastern Syria.

Is this move completely unilateral by the US?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:53 | 5143134 Tabarnaque
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Listen to this. The Russian sent food and water to the suffering Eastern Ukrainian population and the USSA is all up crying at the violation of a sovereign state by Russia! And now the USSA want nothing less than send bombers into Syria airspace? Fucking mind blowing.


If the USSA start bombing inside Syria then look at another false flag that will "justify" the full use of military force against Assad. The USSA won't be able to bomb only IS. These incontinent bombers will be way too tempted to make a few strikes to help their own rebel supported groups. Like, bomb IS in US supported rebel areas so that IS is forced to concentrate its fighting power against Assad...


I don't understand why Assad is not asking the Russian to provide direct bombing support instead of letting the USSA entering the scene. That part here makes no sense to me. If Assad thinks that he will be able to control US intervention inside Syria then he is deluding himself. The US intervention will be shaped in such way as to strengthen its rebel group and to leave Assad as weak as possible. This is the USSA's back door entry inside Syria.



Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:03 | 5143182 greyghost
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"a populist deficit-bursting war"??????? who the hell writes this trash. they have taken populists and now equated them with these nonstop wars! WHY? the author doesn't like "populists" or is it "war" or maybe "deficit-bursting". you see more and more of this lowlife writing on zerohedge. been here for years and this kind of crap writing is becoming the daily fair. just a gut feeling i have had for many months that maybe the original cast is long gone. with more and more propaganda. subtle, very subtle

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:49 | 5142661 Bossman1967
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exactly. un fucking believable. and you know one day some country gonna do this to our borders oh wait South America already is. how this market keeps going up and gold/silver keeps going down is just totally crazy. do the laws of economics and common sense mean anything or is that just an old person thinkin I'm 46

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:03 | 5142722 BlindMonkey
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I'm confused. Does Mexico have unmanned aerial vehicles or are you equating fleshy invaders as drones?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:10 | 5142740 Bossman1967
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who knows what country in South America is sending what here I'm thinkin prayer rugs are flying over the border. I said nothing about Mexico but S America a whole lotta countries sending their kids here

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:24 | 5143271 BlindMonkey
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That ''minor" bit is a ruse to pull at the heart strings. FYI.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:21 | 5143938 Majestic12
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"who knows what country in South America is sending"

1967 says it all...  While you were being diapered, the US of A was instigating banana republic warfare in all of South America by using the CIA to bring us "nice guys" like Pinochet (Google it).

America supplies more weaponry and military "aid" to South America than anywhere else to support "the war on drugs" ...which makes sure that the US is in control of all wholesale drug dealing to support black ops programs with off the books cash....

Your ridiculous claims of South American "masterminds" who are "sending kids" and "prayer rugs" as if it is something other than your obvious youth and meth addiction, is ludicrous...

You sound like a 46 year-old lunatic who has been a shut-in...yet, you own a computer and an internet your excuse for "not" knowing the US's involvement in South America is definitely not, shock us all and do a little "reading"...I know, it will hurt, but you may be surprised....


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:21 | 5142559 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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Doing the "work" of the invisible magic man in the sky seems to increasingly be the privilege of the military-industrial complex.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:25 | 5142570 Smegley Wanxalot
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Give credit where it's due:  God does Obama's work.

I know cuz they said so on ABCNNBCBS.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:58 | 5142703 Freddie
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Liberal DEMOCRATS and blacks voted for this.

I hope Syria has S300 and S400's to shoot any shit down.

Maybe they can send that piece of crap the F-35 over Syria. 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:09 | 5142743 NihilistZero
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DUMBFUCKS like you still believe we wouldn't be waging the EXACT same banker wars if Romney had won???  Kill yourself so the IQ average at ZH will go up a few points.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:22 | 5142778 john39
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Well, it might be a little different if Romney had won. We would have nuked Syria two years ago... And we would be bombing Palestinian kids directly, rather than just supplying the bombs.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:30 | 5143946 Majestic12
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NihilistZero and john39:

notice all the down marks...the number of right-wing (as in believe in Fascist statements, but "title" themselves "Republican", "conservative" or "Libertarian") trolls here is growing....

Yeah, their "stealth" political correctness of using populist appeal to create the appearance of "consensus" is right out of the Koch bros. playbook....

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:23 | 5142565 OMG
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The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Statement means we've already done that & are doing that & will continue to do it!


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:37 | 5142626 JuliaS
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Indeed. Most government statements can be summed up with:


A. Today we're prepared to admit...

B. Today we're going to deny...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:24 | 5142567 Catullus
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They must have crossed a redline like Assad

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:40 | 5142635 booboo
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Careful, john McCain might be setting up a photo op with a group of freedo er terrorist and may get droned.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:25 | 5142579 f16hoser
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It's always been about Syria. I love the way "they" used a Brit in the Staged Beheading. Now, they can convince the British Pairliment to go along with a Syrian Invasion. That's what stopped the bankers last time. Dumb Ass Cameron couldn't sell it to Pairliment.  The beheading was fake. Nuff said.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:28 | 5142585 nope-1004
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Totally agree.  The beheading was real, but the perpetrator(s) were actors.



Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00 | 5142714 tony wilson
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listen you are all wong herel

have you not got eyes to sea

the dummy was real

latex for sure.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:24 | 5142783 john39
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But that dummy took it like a real man.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:39 | 5142846 max2205
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There's this book, Beheading for Dummy's

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:45 | 5143571 tony wilson
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now that on a non slow night is worth 40 up ticks : )

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:40 | 5142638 NoDebt
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Fake beheading or not, I've come around to believing this ISIS threat was manufactured as a way to get us into Syria through the back door (after Obama failed so horribly getting us to go in through the front door).

These guys came up VERY fast to prominence.  Even the oldest intel reports weren't screaming about them until a few months after Obama failed to do as he was told, and launch attacks on Syria/Assad.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:46 | 5142657 Iocosus
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Even the Telegraph called bullshit. It's simply a precedent setter.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:51 | 5142676 knukles
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Gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen....
Let us merely conclude that the Eternal Existential Threat upon Whom to Wage the Perpetual War has Successfully been Established.

New World Order

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:26 | 5142794 john39
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Big brother just can't ever seem to get that Emmanuel Goldstein can he...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:39 | 5142851 Al Huxley
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It's got British public opinion back onside for 'revenge against the evil terrorists' so I guess pretty much served its purpose.  The cocksuckers running this show seem to be willing to go to any lengths to achieve their objectives.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:02 | 5143179 thamnosma
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It was NOT that the beheading was faked.  Foley lost his head alright, it just wasn't on camera by that ninja.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:03 | 5142719 klockwerks
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Following things as close as I do I figured that out right away. All a scam to go back into Syria and I am awaiting Putins response. Last time he jumped over the red line and scared our fearless leader to death.  NEW PLAN B. Yesterday it was we are going in and bomb them and break stuff, today it was lets think about this and everyone stepped back. Mr O, Putins on the red phone. You just can't make this stuff up.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:12 | 5142749 Quus Ant
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If some of us saw through the charade Putin and China are all over it and have countermeasures in place.  Manufacturing consent takes longer than it used to. 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:55 | 5143962 Majestic12
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"You just can't make this stuff up."

...and yet, here we all are typing away....instead of lining up 1%'ers in crosshairs....

...keep your eye on the shiny object.....

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:06 | 5142730 Al Huxley
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I hadn't really thought of it, but it seems plausible now that you mention it.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:37 | 5143953 Majestic12
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"It's always been about Syria."

Yeah, but get off the "ideology" train fest here....

It's "STILL" all about the Qatar and Saudi gas pipeline into Europe via Iran and displace Gazprom completely in Europe and cripple Russia by smiting their biggest export and source of income....

It used to be a story that was regularly covered here at ZH, but seems to be buried in Russian "invasions", plane downings, beheadings and other "shiny objects"....

Keep your eye off the are getting sleepy...very hungry, and sleepy.....

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:34 | 5142586 nmewn
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Wassup with the brown guy killing brown people?


Wut...its true ain't it? ;-)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:41 | 5142629 tony wilson
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you sayanim types are forever saying barry is a muslim.

he cannot be

he is from your synagogue of satan tribe kleinfelt in my naive anti semetic view.

his muslim kill rate is even better than fuc king nuttyahoo.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:07 | 5142737 nmewn
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Uhhh, he attended a mad-rasa as a you't. He admits it, its in his book, you should read it. Loved the sound of the call to muslim prayer, if I recall correctly.

Now, this is the second time you've called me sayanim (this time I goggled it) and a Jew.

Do you have any evidence outside of your own everything-muslim-is-good dementia?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:26 | 5142802 john39
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And he has a wife... But he is still gay. See how that works?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:47 | 5142811 nmewn
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Yeah, you and Tony are room mates.

I get it.


Wahtsa matter "fellahs" dish it out but can't take it? ;-)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:48 | 5142882 Freddie
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Maybe you have been hanging around Kirk or Kurok who posts here.  Tony bitch slaps that little zio on a regular basis.   The same mensch Shatner who drowned his goyim wife.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:07 | 5142960 nmewn
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Well I don't know about any of that but John & Tony make a nice couple.

Don't you think? ;-)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:11 | 5143217 Seize Mars
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:52 | 5143586 tony wilson
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i do not believe in cia barry

his book is a lie.

i always believe the mossad cos the word honest is engraved on dere hearts

as for you

you kosher mut you cannot be israeli isis  not on 4 dollars an hour.



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