"... Consulting allies and "Congress ... in the coming weeks" and "any future action we take will be consistent with US national interests" suggests a drawn-out period resulting in not very much. By that time, the recent government gains in Syria may have been solidified.Secondly - the 'no fly zone'.As the Americans say: "Do the math". Take one no fly zone. Then divide it by the prospect that it involves bombing air defences with Russian "advisers" next to them. Now subtract a Russian and Chinese UN veto on authorising it, and it equals to no no fly zone.The French have already come out and said a no fly zone can only happen with UN sanction.As that is not going to happen, it only leaves a unilateral move from a multi-lateral-minded president. He could go it alone with a partial no fly zone "lite" accompanied only by a "coalition of the willing" to use a phrase from the Bush era, and therein would lie another tale, and quite possibly another Middle East war. This is pre-G8 positioning. The words coming after there is a failure to agree at the G8 will be more significant."
Saturday, June 15, 2013
"That is not going to happen!"
'Unilateral move' means coming close to a confrontation with Moscow. Surely Obama does not enviseage this!?!?!
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 11:27 AM