According to the American newspaper The Washington Post, the US authorities are seriously considering a possibility of direct military intervention in Syria. Washington is still planning to conduct air strikes on positions of the government forces thereby providing support to terrorists and militants of so-called “moderate opposition”.
According to the publication, an unscheduled meeting between State Department officials, representatives of CIA and United States Joint Chiefs of Staff was recently held in the White House. The discussion included issues concerning possibility of conducting limited strikes on Assad’s regime.
The Washington Post quoted one of the members of the discussion in the Administration saying that the options under consideration, which remain classified, include bombing Syrian air force runways using cruise missiles and other long-range weapons fired from coalition planes and ships.
However, all the participants of the meeting admitted that, firstly, military intervention would be illegal, and secondly, strikes on the positions of the government forces is complicated by the presence of Russian troops in Syria.
Speaking about Washington’s aggressive plans we should mention recent “bellicose” speech of a commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command Mark A. Milley.
Addressing the Syrian government and its allies he claimed: ” I want to be clear to those who wish to do us harm … the United States military — despite all of our challenges, despite our [operational] tempo, despite everything we have been doing — we will stop you and we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before. Make no mistake about that “. It is worth noting that the speech of the US general was criticized by a political expert David Stockman. In his blog David Stockman’s Contra Corner he gave a negative estimate of the US actions on global stage as well as in Syria. Stockman also noticed that Washington’s behavior fans international tension and doesn’t facilitate settlement of the Syrian conflict.
Thus, taking into account all recent developments and statements of the US State Department officials, we can clearly see the real reasons behind the US overwrought angst about deployment of S-300 and S-400 missile systems in Syria. It is caused by the range of the missiles that are able to prevent any mid-air incidents over Syria.