United States will hit Syria in 72 hours, says Pentagon source
The Pentagon has expanded its possible plans to attack against Syria, which now include a strong round of missile fire. This attack will last for three days and will come both from the sea and from the air, reports the newspaper Los Angeles Times.
“There will be different rounds of attacks and an evaluation after each, but all within 72 hours and with a clear idea of what has been done,” said a military official to the American newspaper. The source requested anonymity in exchange for discussing the new plans.
Thus, it appears that the U.S. is expected to carry out an attack with even more intensity than it was first admitted. It will also intends to have a greater impact on the forces of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which have been dispersed in recent weeks trying to stop US-backed terrorists from attacking Christians in Syria.
In principle, the US moved five destroyers to a location east of the Mediterranean which are loaded with Tomohawk missiles that would be used to bomb military targets in Syria.
However, the Pentagon now included, among the possible scenarios, employing B-2 B-2 and B-52 bombers from the American Air Force to complement these attacks.
According to reports, the White House requested an extension in the number of targets last week and now there are way more than the 50 identified in the first list.
This information was made public after the U.S. President Barack Obama and senior administration officials tried to pressure the Democratic and Republican lawmakers to support a military intervention of “limited” scope in Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical by the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Obama will now offer a series of morning TV interviews to emphasize the importance of attacking Syria and on Tuesday he will deliver a speech to the nation in which he will officially announce his intention to bomb Syria for one last time.
The president has asked Congress for permission to order to attack, but at the moment most Congressmen and women remain skeptic about the military intervention .