Chatter Of Imminent Syrian Airstrikes "Within The Next Several Hours"

Tyler Durden's picture

Credible sources are reporting that Trump's airstrikes against Syria, which risk provoking a major military conflict involving not only Russia but also China, could begin imminently, "even within the next several hours."

First, the Spectator tweeted moments ago that there are "reports that journalists are being told to remain at Pentagon and 'chatter' of military strike on Syria as soon as tonight"

Second, NBC's Richard Engel, who reports that "I've been talking to senior US military officials and they say that something is seriously under consideration, that it could happen imminently, that a wide range of options are being presented to the president. This could develop very quickly, even within the next couple, the next several hours." According to Engel's sources, Trump is leaning toward a "limited" response, targeting Assad's chemical weapons capabilities.

Third, according to BBC's North American reporter, Jon Sopel, US military action against Assad could be "imminent"

"Given everything that’s been said in the last 24 hours, I think that military action is a betting certainty and could be imminent and we could wake up tomorrow morning and find out that the Americans have taken action," Sopel said adding that the Trump administration’s shift on the issue has been “pretty dramatic” in light of Rex Tillerson statement just one week ago that Assad was part of Syria’ s future and "the longer term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people."

Sopel adds that having “heaped derision” on Barack Obama for allowing Assad to cross his red line, “for Donald Trump not to act now he would look weak, and he wouldn’t want that.”

Per pool reports, the White House is mum about potential action tonight.

As reported earlier, the Pentagon is set to brief Trump on his military options in Syria, which include a potential "saturation strike" which could result in numerous Russian military casualties, and resulting in an imminent confrontation between Washington and Moscow. The NYT adds that negotiations are taking place right now between Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Meanwhile, as Paul Joseph Watson reports, a groundswell of opposition to what Trump supporters see as a "disastrous move" is building, with many amazed that Trump is considering following the same catastrophic policy that Hillary Clinton pursued in aiding jihadist rebels in Libya and Syria by destabilizing Assad’s secular government.

So far markets have not reacted to speculation of imminent action.

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New_Meat's picture

Next time that "airstrikes" win anything will be the first

tmosley's picture

This goes completely against what Tillerson said, unless ISIS has already been eliminated and Syria stabilized.

Sounds like fake news to me.

Looney's picture


OK, boys and girls, you better fuck someone you love (or hate), ‘cause this might be the last night of your lif…

Loo… (damn radiation)   ;-)

Whoa Dammit's picture

WTF is going on? I thought warmongering for fun &  profit lost the presidential election.

Pinto Currency's picture

This Daily Mail article from 2013 was taken down in 2014:

U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’

BullyBearish's picture

breakfast could be a little chilly at mar a lago tomorrow...

07564111's picture

The US also backed the latest attack.

Sector Catalyst's picture

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise...

SMG's picture

Trump if you do this you're done.  You may well get to be the president who presides over the destruction of the United States and it's constitution.  You will be remembered as a worthless lying sack of crap.  Is that what you want?

tmosley's picture

If he does this, I can only think that he is making himself to be a 'sacred king'. Hope he's not a fan of "The Golden Bough", because it is complete and utter bullshit.

spyware-free's picture

Let's put this into context for a moment. The "credible evidence" they're basing their opinion on that Assad did this is tant-amounts to US radar picking up fixed winged aircraft in the area and interviews with survivors by the discredited White Helmet org. And now missile strikes are about to happen based on that. In other words, fake news has escalated to weaponized lies.

A Nanny Moose's picture

How are these leaks, in any way, the interest of National Security?

fbazzrea's picture

where's the damn fire? can't this thing wait a few days to allow cooler heads to prevail? it's like the neocons have worked themselves up into a frenzied climactic intercourse and must release at all costs.

damn, Donald. wake the hell up!!

Pinto Currency's picture

The neoncons are losing the battle and are getting exposed by the pedophile investigation. Terrifying for them. They need a war.

fbazzrea's picture

we're getting close to the end? Trump has to stand down and hood the hawks. why the good Lord still allows McCain, et al, to consume precious oxygen is beyond me. 

think Sessions gonna do 'em in? i wanna see the Clintons in cuffs and the latest color--orange.

NoPension's picture

I'm watching a Fox.

The war drums are beating. Thumping actually.

I can only hope they back channels are open and working. This won't go easy.

The ME reporting is so thin right now, with all the "Destroy Trump" , I had no idea Iran has 120,000 troops in Iraq!!?? WTF?
Russians,Israelis ,Syrians, Iraqis , Iranians , Saudis, USA, Turkey, Yemen, I forgetting..

Oh..fuck..missiles I type.!!!

cheka's picture

nice that the nyc media got the news before it happened.  yeah, trump is running things....not

Mr. Universe's picture

I wonder, do you think they didn't want Hillary because she would protect her Russian friends? Nah. It's alway the same old, same old. Follow the MIC money. Airstrikes are pure gold. Money in da bank, $250,000 a missle and another order for MOAR!

fbazzrea's picture

Hillary and Bill probably got caught playing both sides from the middle. nowhere to run.

Mr. Universe's picture

Correction, $1.4M per Tomahawk.

Frito's picture

Not sure what is going on. Makes absolutely zero sense.


The only sensible course of action I could see coming from this would go something like:

Trump: We're going to hit those responsible for this terrible atrocity hard, where they least expect it.

MSM: Chucks a spaz fit, excitedly thinking that there'll be moar war!


World wakes up tomorrow morning to discover a smouldering crater where John McCain was last seen.

Mr. Universe's picture

I can't imagine why the headlong rush into nothingness.

Rockhound: Wow, this is a goddamn Greek tragedy.
You all remember the name of that movie.
Laddie's picture

Because the most powerful group in the USSA wants it, that's why.

Assad Says the Alternative Media is Where You Find the Truth! Power to the People!

This is the man the Jews hate so much. I wonder why?

Bashar al-Assad places wreath on Holodomor monument. The REAL Holocaust!


Holodomor, which was done totally by Jews. That isn’t really even debated.

‘Putin and Assad saved my life’
February 10, 2017
Flemish Father Daniël Maes (78) has been a witness to the “civil war” in Syria, but he says Western reports on the conflict in Syria are completely misleading: “The Americans and their allies want to completely ruin the country.”

“You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the ‘Russian Revolution.’ It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators.”

"We cannot state that all Jews were Bolsheviks. But: Without Jews there would never have been Bolshevism. For a Jew nothing is more insulting than the truth. The blood maddened Jewish terrorists had murdered sixty-six million in Russia from 1918 to 1957."
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Nobel-Prize-winning novelist, historian

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

doesnt go against what Haley said

nor is a sat strike necessarily contrary to things T has said, Mosley.

'US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed an “appropriate response” to the attack in Khan Sheikhun in rebel-held Idlib province, whose victims included 27 children.'

Mango327's picture
TIME TO BITCH SLAP DONALD TRUMP? - #StayOutOfSyriaMotherfucker

Reality Creator's picture

Why was everyone on this website so sure of Trump before the election when all the facts and patterns pointed very clearly to what a complete disaster he was in the past and would be as president?

Oh, right, Clinton was so awful that anything bad about Trump was considered OK. Well, now ya got Trump, he FAILED on healthcare which he swore would pass, he FAILED on his Muslim ban executive orders, and now he's gonna forsake his isolationist principles and swat the hornets' nest.

Right, it will be totally exciting to see a major regional war develop into a multilateral conflict comprising NATO, the Middle East and Russia!

tmosley's picture

>a complete disaster

>worth billions

>1000000/10 wife

>Amazing children

Please teach me how to create such disasters.

swmnguy's picture

People are very susceptible to branding and media positioning.  Even--maybe especially--those who claim to be "aware" and think they're in on the gag.

None of the people hooting and crowing about Trump playing 4D Chess knew a damn thing about the guy except what they saw through the media.  They knew and still know nothing about the product.  They bought the packaging, and they were real dicks about it too.

I think now there isn't a single one of his main promises still intact.  That didn't even take 90 days.

Giant Meteor's picture

Well, I don't know ...

Tuning into CNN tonight and it all looks strangely familiar, like a done deal. There ya go, just launched.

Its on ..

Newbie lurker's picture

Well. It was nice knowing you all. I'm going to give up like Winston did in the end and just accept that I love Big Brother. Fuck me these folks are ruthless.

New_Meat's picture

dem ratz have big teeeths

all-priced-in's picture

"Next time that "airstrikes" win anything will be the first"


Hiroshima and Nagasaki ring any bells with you? 



tmosley's picture

No. How about Tokyo and Dresden?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were mercy compared to the firebombing campaigns the allies embarked on.

07564111's picture

then you now know what to expect if the orangeutan starts killing Russian forces.

New_Meat's picture

tm, then why the fuck was "Operation Olympic" planned?

Ya gotta' read the Strategic Bombing Survey, written by the old RAND Corp.

More ball bearings after the bombing than before.

Didn't win shit.

Smedley's picture

Hypersonic counterstrike ring any bells??


pot_and_kettle's picture

motherfuck the deep state

spyware-free's picture

For all the millenial 20 somethings out there. This is your generation's Saddam killing babies in incubators moment. Google it if you don't know.

NoDebt's picture

Neocons win again.  Once more unto the breach, dear friends.


Bob's picture

Shame, eternal shame, and nothing but shame.

Smedley's picture

Looks like the RUSH into Iraq all over again!!


RussianSniper's picture

Trump escalates in Syria, he loses his entire base.

tmosley's picture

Exactly. This is why he won't.

LetThemEatRand's picture

No, he loses his independent leaning/libertarian supporters.  But he gets sudden approval from MSM, and a lot of his supporters that just wanted moar military (the same ones he panders to when he says the MIC needs moar money).

Worked for W.

SmackDaddy's picture

He'll get a Nobel Peace Prize. shabbos goy of the year award!

tmosley's picture

Incorrect. I keep tabs on many of the groups in the alt-right, including actual Nazis. They are universally opposed to this, and will almost all withdraw their support if he does this. Literally no-one on the right except cuckservatives support war with Syria.

He would have several years to turn around the sentiment, but such a stunning betrayal so early on would likely sour most on him forever. There might even be civil war as a result, as those on the right will no longer have faith in Trump and start purging the left with direct action. Not a good outcome for anyone.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Not your down, but don't underestimate the power of war to bring middle America together.  The people you're talking about are people who pay attention and who have strong anti-government opinions. Did any of the groups you follow put yellow ribbons on trees when we were bombing the shit out Iraq to avenge the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor?

TheReplacement's picture

Can't pass healthcare or tax reform.

Says can't work with Liberty Caucus.

Says will have to work with Demons.

Queue ziocon war that appeases the Demons and the RINOS while alienating the Liberty Causus.

Maff is hard.