Syrians have been demanding a no-fly zone long before the death toll reached 1,000. With the official death toll now around 100,000, we can safely say that President Obama is not in the habit of rushing into things, jumping to conclusions or shooting from the hip. In fact, President Obama has just demonstrated the veracity of a very interesting hypothesis, namely that refraining from action for long enough period can have the same devastating effect as rushing into it. Now, and on the basis of these findings, would the President be willing to undertake some course correction? Would he finally change his “calculus?”
White House: “red line not crossed” + military intervention “not imminent” = Slaughter Can Continue.
President Obama: use of chemical weapons could be “a game changer.” Indeed, instead of hide-and-seek Assad might now be expected to play possum, at least until the current storm of vague reports and speculations blows over.
War planes dropped explosive barrels on the town of Saraqib, Idlib http://youtu.be/FXs_g87gftE , http://youtu.be/9Lu2uYPcAfI , http://youtu.be/TJIUka-Aj-E
The pounding of rebel strongholds in Eastern Damascus, including Eastern Ghoutah, intensifies: Jobar http://youtu.be/Yx0TuURx1B4 Tanks take part in the pounding http://youtu.be/AhfquH3Z0Xw Rebels damage one of the attacking tanks http://youtu.be/XkKskWXcTqg A building catches fire http://youtu.be/GFuYty1NPSM Zamalka http://youtu.be/JEZSxkywxP4 The Southern Highway http://youtu.be/MeC6vFAfiP0 Misraba targeted by warplanes http://youtu.be/ajaA3m3d6cs Douma and Arbeen as well http://youtu.be/76dYuhwL844 , http://youtu.be/WfsnGj9oI0w Ain Terma http://youtu.be/oPgYcOWGBww
Warplanes pound rebel strongholds in Daraa City http://youtu.be/5MuqZgmcEYI , http://youtu.be/Alwun6GrdaU
A bomb leaves a family in pieces near the village of Ghariyeh, Daraa Provcince http://youtu.be/8BnsUbWAI8w
Scenes from the clashes between loyalists and rebels in the mountains of North Latakia http://youtu.be/b701AnV3ETQ , http://youtu.be/Tx-GzHWKXPo The resort town of Salma, a rebel stronghold, is now being pounded by fighter jets http://youtu.be/8mJ-61Hy4zA , http://youtu.be/VJCpInLfbCc , http://youtu.be/aKsFzQ5vSeU , http://youtu.be/19_Jr8ljy24
An aerial raid on the town of Alboukamal in Deir Ezzor province http://youtu.be/LtKe2klV78s , http://youtu.be/Fy5UibmGnrs
War planes target the city of Tabqa in the liberated province of Raqqa http://youtu.be/_BrnYT2WLMY