According to Department of Defense officials, President Barack Obama has authorized a review of military options in Syria. With few exceptions, any airstrikes intended to either aid the rebels or weaken Bashar al-Assad will only serve strengthen al-Qaeda, Hamas, and by extension the Muslim Brotherhood.
Pentagon officials said Wednesday that President Obama has asked for military options in Syria, but they cautioned that the administration still believes there is room for a diplomatic solution.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, had said previously that the Pentagon was reviewing military options but the White House had not asked for them.
In testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dempsey said options requested by Obama for review include “humanitarian relief, no-fly zone, maritime interdiction, humanitarian corridor and limited aerial strikes.”
Again, why does nearly every policy decision from the U.S. Administration seem to benefit the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East? That question must be answered.
h/t Weasel Zippers