The United States military is ready to invade Syria at any moment from the coast where the USS Eisenhower arrived yesterday. The massive ship holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 troops - plenty of power for a ground invasion of the country. It is joined by the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, which has 2,500 marines, bringing the area's troop total to over 10,000.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made it clear that there is a "red line" which the Syrian government cannot cross without U.S. intervention. The red line is using chemical weapons against its own people. Clinton said, "There is a line between the horrors that they've inflicted on their own people and what would be an internationally condemned step of utilizing their weapons." President Assad has loaded deadly nerve gas sarin onto aerial bombs but has not loaded them onto planes to actually drop them on people. There is no evidence that he will use these weapons on his people. But he is facing a deadly opposition which is trying to topple his regime and now faces the prospect of U.S. ground forces.
The Obama administration has been supporting the opposition ever since Barack Obama signed a secret treaty that permitted him to use the CIA to help to overthrow Assad's government. Yet the rebels are nothing more than Islamic jihadists who kill civilians without moral conscience. Obama is now using a chemical weapons "threat" to justify more direct U.S. support of the murderous terrorists who are trying to overthrow the government. Of course, Obama likes to refer to the Islamic terrorists he supports as EVOs (Extremist Violence Organizations) to sanitize their activities. Obama will likely start a ground invasion on the premise that Assad has chemical weapons of mass destruction.