10,000 U.S. Troops – Plus French, British and Nato Soldiers – Get Ready for War Against Syria

USS Eisenhower Strike Group

Will Hype and Over-Reaction Lead to War?

Anonymous U.S. officials are accusing Syria of building chemical weapons, and DebkaFile is reporting (via RT)  that an aircraft carrier, numerous battle ships, amphibious ready group, 10,000 troops and heavy military equipment have already been sent to the Syrian coast:

The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention.

While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action “within days” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports.

Some have suggested that the Assad regime may use chemical weapons against the opposition fighters in the coming days or weeks.

The arrival of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of the 11 US Navy aircraft carriers that has the capacity to hold thousands of men, is now stationed at the coast of Syria, DEBKAfile reports. The aircraft carrier joined the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, which holds about 2,500 Marines.

“We have (US) special operations forces at the right posture, they don’t have to be sent,” an unnamed US official told The Australian, which suggested that US military troops are already near Syria and ready to intervene in the conflict, if necessary.

If the US decides to intervene militarily in Syria, it now has at its disposal 10,000 fighting men, 17 warships, 70 fighter-bombers, 10 destroyers and frigates and a guided military cruises. Some of the vessels are also equipped with Aegis missile interceptors to shoot down any missiles Syria might have at hand, according to DEBKAfile.

“The muscle is already there to be flexed,” a US official told the London Times about the US military’s presence outside of Syria. “It’s premature to say what could happen if a decision is made to intervene. That hasn’t taken shape, we’ve not reached that kind of decision. There are a lot of options, but it [military action] could be launched rapidly, within days.”


DEBKAfile’s anonymous military sources claim the THAD and Aegis arrived at the Syrian coast aboard the USS Eisenhower.

The United States now stands ready for direct military intervention in the Syrian conflict when the weather permits,” the news source wrote.

French, British and Nato military may also take part.

Will this be like the fake claims about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction?

Maybe … but Syria does, in fact, possess some chemical weapons. However, Asia Times reporter Pepe Escobar points out that the West is exaggerating the facts:

Or is it the implementation of a 50 year-old  American and British leaders to carry out a false flag attack in Syria to topple the government (and see this)?

We’re not sure. But the fear is that we’re drifting towards World War III. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail.

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  • Should human beings stand by with their popcorn in hand & mouth and watch from their armchairs as psychotic dictators murder their own citizens? Obviously sane people the world over don’t wish for a WW3 and any issues the Russians and Chinese have with quelling the bloodshed in Syria should be hammered out before going in. Or what is it that you propose?

    • “Should human beings stand by with their popcorn in hand & mouth and watch from their armchairs as psychotic dictators murder their own citizens?”

      Hmmm— evidence please? http://bit.ly/QJXknG

      Forgotten this? http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0906/p01s02-wosc.html

      • Petraeus: If you look at . . . we’re not going to go out, do much more, I don’t think — I mean, I was surprised we did Libya.

        Kathleen McFarland: Oh, that was insane.


        Kathleen McFarland: Well, headlines is easy to fix, because the lady who does that is the desk next to mine, if you . . .


        audio here: http://wapo.st/QJP86Y

        • The Syrian government has the entire and legal right the perform pest control on those mercenaries trained (and pay) the US, Israel, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Besides that, it is always to remind audiences the following (specially to the Zionist warmongers):

          – Russia would use nuclear weapons in response to any imminent threat to its national security, Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov (02/15/2012).
          – Military intervention in the sovereign affairs of other states may lead to outright war, including nuclear war, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (05/17/2012).
          – The Russian Navy successfully tested a Bulava SLBM, fired from a nuclear submarine
          deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. IDF and NATO early warning systems were incapable of detecting -and destroying- this ballistic missile while flying over Israeli airspace (06/07/2012).

          At this point it is fair to assert that the Russian Federation has put a price tag on those willing to ignite a regional war (Russia may turn the whole area into a desert glass).

        • you sit back and criticize responses to murderers from other governments .. I ask you how to solve such a problem & all you come up with is don’t fall for fake videos/propaganda

          that will not currently stop the murder, manslaughter & destruction currently going on in Syria .. perhaps you think we should let the locals handle the situation so you can keep writing irate blogs that offer no solutions even as they bring attention to an issue

          • InnerCynic

            Yes, let the locals handle it. What a novel idea.

          • Dakota

            Wow, so you seem to believe the line from the classic movie, 1984 ‘war is peace’, you say you want to stop the bloodshed, but yet you support outright war. I’m sorry but this is a psychopaths view of the world that your buying into. I guess you still believe All the BS about Sadam Having WMD’s also…? And of course you believe ideal is the victim with Palestien being the big bully. Please wake up, really, I don’t say this in a mean way, I have four kids who live in America, and although I am not afraid per se’, I want our world to wake up to the agenda of these elitist bully’s who are ‘hell’ bent on destruction…. We the people need to wake up together en masse, this is the only way we can become free of these canabalistic monsters who are running this game show….. See they love this, that we all come one here and fight eachother, they want us to be separate, they can control us when we are angry and afraid…. When we can reach out together and shine the light of truth on this dark show they are orchestrating, we will be on the verge of freedom……. Please stop being afraid of those people over there, and see how you are being duped into another war….., an endless cycle of war….

    • dude

      you just believe all the dumb propaganda you get from our media….obama and hillary are psychotic in my opinion, they are creating all this bloodshed and chaos….they instigate the wars….

      • sure, there is no murder going on in Syria …. you accuse me of believe all dumb propaganda, yet perhaps you are so gullible as to believe dime-a-dozen conspiracy theories … I’m sure Assad is a peace-loving gentleman

  • bosunj

    Thankfully Russia has just docked two of its Naval vessels in the port of Tartus for ‘fueling and repairs’. Hopefully this will quell any plans.

  • bosunj

    Yakhont supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles have been supplied to Syria by Russia. Apparently Russia has had enough of DUHmerican belligerence.

  • Balthazars Rebellion

    People need to understand that the so called Syrian rebels are
    mercenaries working in collaboration with Al-Qaeda, the so called mortal
    enemy of the US. Isn’t it strange then that the US supports this union.
    When one understands that Al-Qaeda is directed by MOSSAD/ CIA to be used
    as tools for geopolitical change that benefit the Israel/ US alliance,
    the dots can be easily connected from there. It’s no longer strange…it
    makes perfect sense. Syria has long been on the hit list to be taken
    out to minimize the so called Arab threat to Israel and creating wars
    that benefit Israel has long been a MOSSAD specialty. Assad’s regime was
    strong and organized, an attribute that Israel saw as a threat. The
    “rebels” are creating complete disarray and distraction for Syria which
    in turn creates a great weakness.

    If the Zionist backed rebels can’t take Syria, the Zionist controlled countries will be next to try.

  • jumanji

    The crazed Neocons globalist fascists who own Obama just as they owned Bush are ready to start another war on false pretenses of “WMDs”. This is clearly manufactured and the nuts are sucking us into yet another conflict. Of course General Wesley Clark pointed this out to us years ago. How many Americans will buy another “humanitarian” bull story yet again? These people live on war, death, murder, and destruction – the epitome of evil.

    • Michael Hamilton

      you are blind

      • Michael Hamilton

        just take a look at the videos of irans militaRY BURNING JEWISH AND AMERICAN FLAGS”
        does assad admit to haveing chemical weapons of masss distruction??? YESSSSSSS!!!! can either of these countries honestly be totally trusted with this type of weapon power? nucliar or chemical? are you insane? do live in the USA? are you mentally disturbed or just blind? they clearly have tries to destroy jews” and clearly state that they will if given the chance ,destroy America!!! iran claims by there very own presedent to take over the world and Islam will sing from every mountain upon the face of the world and all none islamic humans shall die a horrible death” what are you thinking man? your children that live here in America will die too” we must stop these maniacs period by any means possible” Iran and Syria must fall” our goverment plays alot of tricky moves on the chess board, but let me ask you something,,, do you live in freedom better here in the USA than any where upon earth? yes you do!! so what if our goverment plays dirty!! we are free!!! iran you are running out of time Assad your finished in the next few weeks” have you noticed that muslims that live in the USA are never doing suicide bombings since 9/11. once they get a taste of freedom they want peace.

        • bosunj

          DUHmerican exceptionalism rears its ugly head once again.

        • Gus

          We are far from free here in the USA, last time I checked. We still have some freedom of speech, of course, but you can be sure that is being tracked in real time by our government. As to Syria and Iran, of course they are not idea nations, but Iran has never attacked any other nation in hundreds of years. They have no intention of doing it now and are not so suicidal that they would take on the USA. Syria may have some chemical weapons, but would also be insane to even attempt to use them on the USA. Did you even read the blog post you are replying to? I have to assume not, since you fail to understand who is the biggest threat to peace and security in the world these days…..the US government and military.

        • dude

          people burn flags all over the place….there are many jews who live in iran, it is the politics of america which is brutal, dishonest, and arrogant, and in the end destructive for america as well, eventually….

        • InnerCynic

          You also forget that the Americans sold chemical weapons to… wait for it…. Saddam Hussein! So shouldn’t Rumsfeld and co. not be hunted down as criminal dogs as well?

      • InnerCynic

        Wow. You are a wordsmith to be sure. C’mon now! How much blood and treasure are you willing to steal from us all in order to fuel leviathan? Seemingly endless amounts.