In my opinion attacking Syrian military installations from via lobbed missiles from U.S Naval ships would be an effort in futility. They have had ample time to move their weapons elsewhere.
President Barack Obama said he has not made a final decision on a Syria attack.
Obama said he is considering a “limited narrow act,” and called a Syria chemical weapons attack a “challenge to the world,” according to Reuters.
“We’re not considering any open ended commitment. We’re not considering any boots on the ground approach,” Obama said, according to White House pool reports.
“We have consulted with allies. We have consulted with Congress,” Obama said.
Below, more on the story from the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he’s considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week.
Obama says that attack was a challenge to the world and threatens U.S. national security.
Obama’s comment came after the U.S. released an intelligence assessment that found with “high confidence” that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week.
The U.S. says the attack killed more than 1,400 people.
Obama spoke before meeting at the White House with three Baltic leaders.
- Officials: Obama Prepared to Go at Syria Alone (israelnationalnews.com)
- Syria: Barack Obama says no decision made on strikes (telegraph.co.uk)
- U.s.: Not Trying to Take Out Assad with Syria Response (socyberty.com)
- Obama ‘sure Syria behind attack’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Obama: No Decision Yet on Syria Response (voanews.com)