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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US military drawing up options should Syria use chemical weapons
2018-09-09
[ARABNEWS] America’s top general on Saturday said he was involved in "routine dialogue" with the White House about military options should Syria ignore US warnings against using chemical weapons in an expected assault on the enclave of Idlib.

Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decision had been made by the United States to employ military force in response to a future chemical attack in Syria.

"But we are in a dialogue, a routine dialogue, with the president to make sure he knows where we are with regard to planning in the event that chemical weapons are used," he told a small group of news hounds during a trip to India.

Dunford later added: "He expects us to have military options and we have provided updates to him on the development of those military options."

Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
has massed his army and allied forces on the front lines in the northwest, and Russian planes have joined his bombardment of rebels there, in a prelude to a widely expected assault despite objections from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
This week, a top US envoy said there was "lots of evidence" that chemical weapons were being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib.

The White House has warned that the United States and its allies would respond "swiftly and vigorously" if government forces used chemical weapons in Idlib. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
has twice bombed Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons, in April 2017 and April 2018.
Posted by:Fred

#2  only draw up options

Break out Obama's 'red line' style guide.
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-09 13:10  

#1  US military should only draw up options should the famous "chemical weapons" be used against US personnel (and bona fide allies); else, not our problem.
Posted by: DooDahMan   2018-09-09 04:43  

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