US Tightens Military Noose Around Syria
Is the US preparing to intervene in Syria? It would appear so. The US has amassed a naval armada off the Syrian coast, and has deployed troops and patriot missiles in Turkey on the Syrian border.
A build up is clearly underway. The patriot missiles could be used to impose a no fly zone within Syria.
Obama has escalated the rhetoric about WMDs -- which we saw before other US military invasions. In each case those claims about WMDs were baseless. Indeed, they were lies. But they did succeed in creating popular support here at home for what was in each case military aggression by the US.