Bashar Assad must just be quaking in his boots:

The strike, as envisioned, would be limited in the number of targets and done within a day or two. It could be completed in one fell swoop with missiles, said one senior official familiar with the weapons involved. A smaller, follow-on strike could be launched if targets aren’t sufficiently damaged.

A second senior official, who has seen the most recent planning, offered this metaphor to describe such a strike: If Assad is eating Cheerios, we’re going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he’ll still be able to eat Cheerios.

The hawks in the Obama administration will go down in history as the “Cereal Killers.”

And of course the Russians will demand something in between:

I covered a little more ground about John Kerry’s hilarious statements on Syria here. This is the most ill-advised rollout since New Coke.

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18 Responses to “The Cheerio Offensive: Syrian War Strategy for the Ages”

  1. backwoodsconsr on September 9th, 2013 6:22 pm

    New Coke? Is that what they're snorting? Maybe they're spraying WD-40 on their joints.

  2. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2013 6:34 pm

    Gee do you think they could telegraph what they are about to do in a bigger way. So we are going to go back to the Clinton Era of sending a few cruise missiles to destroy an aspirin factory.

    If Putin wasn't laughing so hard right now he would be putting the final touches on an all out invasion of the West.

  3. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2013 6:36 pm

    I'm surprised that Dear Leader hasn't named the operation, Operation Preparation H, seeing how this whole Syria thing has become a big pain in his arse.

  4. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2013 7:55 pm

    And Lurch wasn't done with the stupid comments. He is now saying that there would be no soldiers at risk. Sorry, but what part of the use of American Aircraft to his targets does not put "soldiers at risk" when it is widely known that the Russians have been selling the Syrian government SAM's, mobile launchers, guidance systems, radar installations, etc.

    Talk about a statement that is going to come back to bite him in the butt, especially now that Dear Leader has said he is asking for permission, but if he doesn't get it that's ok cause he can do it anyway.

  5. Granny55 on September 9th, 2013 8:23 pm

    Ummmm and the Russians and the Chinese have sent war ships to the area as well and you just know the Russians have a couple subs planted in the area as well. This whole Syria episode is a complete and utter foreign policy disaster and just dropped us from #1 to about #35 in world. Everyone is laughing at us. Reagan is rolling in his grave.

    When I heard the cereal comment I wanted to hide under my desk. I guess playing junior high pranks on the world stage is the ultimate goal for these a$$ clowns. Uggggghhhhhh!!!

  6. Granny55 on September 9th, 2013 8:26 pm

    And while I am at it – does anyone know what happened to Sign Painter Guy? Very concerned – have not seen any posts from him.

  7. backwoodsconsr on September 9th, 2013 8:33 pm

    He's suffering financial hardship and has lost his internet access. He needs work or a job somewhere and he's asking for prayers.

    I'm able to get in touch with him by phone so I'll check in with him occasionally and keep the folks here updated. Hopefully it won't be too long before he's able to show up here himself.

  8. Granny55 on September 9th, 2013 8:34 pm

    I didn't think anyone could be worse than Shillary at SOS but Lurch is making her look kinda good. If he and boy child decide to go it alone then Lurch will surpass her and boy child for piss poorest foreign policy failures of all time. Actually this whole administration is almost making Jimmah Carter looking brilliant!

    Since Dennis Rodman is our new N. Korea emissary – he is going back again and going to write a book with the she-man child N Korean dictator and even offered to help their Olympic BB team. What do you think Dennis will do after the Olympics and the BB team is completely obliterated by other countries and executed by firing squad upon return???

    There is no difference between Dennis Rodman and Lurch – their diplomacy is what we see on Road Runner cartoons!

  9. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2013 10:45 pm

    With any luck Rodman will be there standing shoulder to shoulder with his NoKo BB buddies when they return from failing at the Olympics.

  10. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2013 10:46 pm

    Saw that post from the other day. He is in my family's prayers every night.

  11. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2013 10:48 pm

    And i'll bet those warships can be used by Assad to help aim the SAM's he has. Dear Leader wouldn't dare attack them directly, but Assad sure would use those systems to shoot down our pilots.

  12. Granny55 on September 10th, 2013 10:44 am

    Thanks Back – prayers go out to SPG! This Obama economy really does suck!

  13. doriangrey1 on September 10th, 2013 12:49 pm

    John Kerry; Hey look, Obama doesn't have any cloths on…

    /Jedi Mind Trick: This is not the smart power you are looking for…

  14. ChapBix on September 11th, 2013 1:25 am

    The only utensils needed for eating Cheerios are at the end of the upper extremities. Of course, it helps if the cereal is dry.

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