World War Three?

Is the US about to attack Syria?  President Obama has approved air surveillance of Syria to monitor possible ISIS activity, but the flyovers could be a precursor to eventual airstrikes.  And here we go again.  Into a new theater of the never-ending terror wars.  And into the midst of another civil war.  U2 spy planes and unmanned drones are – presumably – already in the air, causing the Assad regime to warn the US against any aggressive actions, lest we “Make a mistake” –  miss an ISIS target and, say, bomb his private residence or defense HQ instead.  By accident.   We sure love our drone strikes.  And they do have a tendency to miss on accasion.  Accidentally, of course.  The Guardian UK offers this:

Walid al-Moallem, the Syrian foreign minister, said his government was ready “to co-operate and co-ordinate” with any side, including the US, or join any regional or international alliance against Isis. But he said any military action inside Syria should be co-ordinated with the Syrian government. “Any strike which is not co-ordinated with the government will be considered as aggression,” he said.

Moallem appeared acutely aware of how much has changed since last August when the US was threatening to carry out punitive air strikes against Assad’s government in the wake of a chemical attack that Washington blamed on his forces. Since then global disapproval has shifted away from Assad and towards the Islamic extremists who are fighting him and spreading destruction across Syria and Iraq Moallem said Damascus had warned repeatedly of the threat of terrorism and the need to cut off resources and funding but “no one listened to us”. Syria’s government has long described the rebels fighting to topple Assad as “terrorists” in a foreign conspiracy.

President Barack Obama has been wary of getting dragged into the Syrian civil war, which the United Nations says has killed more than 190,000 people. He has resisted intervening militarily in the conflict, even after the deadly chemical weapons attack a year ago that Washington blamed on President Bashar Assad’s government.

But the extremist group’s rampage across wide swaths of Iraq, declaration of a state governed by their harsh interpretation of Islamic law in territory spanning the Iraq-Syria border, and beheading of Foley have injected a new dynamic into those calculations. Now Obama faces pressure from his own military leaders to go after the extremists inside Syria.

On Monday a senior administration official said Obama authorised surveillance flights over Syria, a move that could pave the way for US air strikes. The official was not authorised to discuss Obama’s decision publicly by name and insisted on anonymity.

Anybody want to guess what Russia’s reaction to all this will be?  Putin is in the midst of his own civil war in Ukraine.  He and Assad are buddies, and probably won’t be too happy with the US if we carry out airstrikes without the green-light from Damascus. A year ago Putin warned that if the US engaged in an attempt to overthrow Assad over his alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people, that Islamic extremists would rush in to fill the void?  What a difference a year makes.  Now the Obama administration is contemplating airstrikes in Syria against a group that is threatening the Assad regime, because of it’s territorial gains in Iraq.  The end result being support of Assad.

The irony is stunning.  But so typical of our convoluted relations in the world.  Looking at a regional map it’s hard to find a spot where the US is not involved in some nasty business.  With the chaos in Russia and our growing hostilities with Putin, can an all-out World War Three be on the horizon?

-KBM

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This article has 7 comments

  1. Dot in Seattle

    The only positive thing about World War 3 is knowing that Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the right wing pond scum will die too. Even if they retreat into their underground bunkers, how long do you think they’d last? It wouldn’t take long for them to start fighting with each other over control of the bunker. You know damn well that brain dead Palin would want to run things because she thinks she’s some kind of genius. Dick “Baby Eater” Cheney would demand that the others bow down before him. Limbaugh would be too busy snorting Oxycontin. One group of NeoCons would demand more food and water than the others because they have more money. Another group would think they deserve more because their descendants were from the original 13 colonies. The GOP/tea bagger freaks will end up killing each other in less than 6 months.

  2. kath

    Man oh man, what tangled webs we weave :( It sounds to me like O-what-a-bummer-full-liar wants his own personal war — isn’t that what our spate of evil leaders always long for? Thing is, if that comes to pass, there won’t be another pResident to attempt to undo the damage; this will be the end of U.S.A., many more species if not the entire atmosphere, and most/all of us, but probably not U.S. Inc. Has there ever been a more war-mongering corporate-owned nation than U.S. Inc.?

    Someone needs to come up with new lyrics to the tune of “Proud [now “Ashamed”] to be an American” — a tune I never listened to for fear of barfing, my least favorable bodily function.

    What do they say — kill me now or kill me later? Doesn’t matter as long as I get the fuck outta here, yanno? Well, after a delish organic vegan meal :)

  3. dredge

    how convenient this ISIS whom we funded to fight against Asad. Spill over into Iraq so we could kind of gear up..then…we have our excuse in a murdered reporter to go after the killers…the villains are right out of those Batman films.

  4. Denny NNWofLA

    Cannot help wondering…
    Would any of this mess in the Mid-East subside if the
    Cheney/Bush et al gang was frog-marched into the Hague.
    I know. What is done cannot be undone. But without justice
    and consequences for evil acts, we are all held to blame.

  5. Greg East of Toledo

    “All you masters of war, you that build the big guns, you that build the death planes, you that build all the bombs. You hide behind walls, and you hide behind desks, I just want you to know I can see through your masks.”

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