Thousands of US troops arrive near Syrian shore on USS Eisenhower
Tired of the old wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Obama has the solution - a new war:
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. ... 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.Of course, this is no surprise. Intervening in other peoples' business is what empires do. And no one can figure out why DC is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. And by the way, has anyone given any thought to what blowback we'll get from this military adventure?