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U.S. Threatening Military Force After Syrian Massacre

May 29, 2012

Houla Massacre: US Military Warns Syria As Pressure Builds On Obama — The Guardian

Top US general urges increased diplomatic pressure on Bashar al-Assad but warns military is prepared to act if necessary

The US’s top military officer has warned Syria it could face armed intervention as international outrage grows over the massacre of women and children by tanks and artillery in Houla.

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that following the UN security council’s condemnation of the slaughter – in which more than 100 people were killed, many of them children – there needed to be increased diplomatic pressure on Damascus. But he added that the US would be prepared to act militarily if it was “asked to do so”.


Update: Gen. Dempsey: Pressure on Syria’s Assad to mount — CBS

My Comment: General Dempsey’s job is to provide military options …. will the White House start adopting them …. we shall probably find out very soon.