US Officials: Strike on Syria Could Take Place "As Early as Thursday"

American intervention looking increasingly likely after recent suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria


Missile strikes against Syria could be launched "as early as Thursday," senior U.S. officials said Tuesday as the White House intensified efforts toward an international response to the suspected use of chemical weapons.

The "three days" of strikes would be limited in scope, and aimed at sending a message to the regime of Syria President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News.

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  1. Need to get the Good News of Fearless Leader’s Great Victory in the Great Patriotic War with Eurasia before the Friday news dump.

  2. “…aimed at sending a message to the regime of Syria President Bashar Assad.”

    And the message to be sent is: “My failed and scandal-plagued administration badly needs a major distraction! The wag-the-dog scenario worked well for both my predecessors, so it is time for me to try it before my poll numbers fall any lower. The public is overwhelmingly against my plan to get involved in your mess, but, like you, I don’t give a rat’s ass what my inferiors think. Besides, anyone who disagrees with me is simply racist.”

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