The deliberation from the lake of Geneva will be annoying.
They will stretch over days, weeks,
Months and even years, and in the end they will fail,
The world leaders will damn their useless decisions.
The great Arab (Assad?) will march on
But his ambition will be undermined by the Turks (Turkey).
Ancient Rhodes (Greek navy?) will move against him
And harm will threaten him from the Panonians [the Balkan nations]
Of the three waters there will be born
One that will make Thursday its holiday (USA).
Its fame, praise, rule and power will grow,
By land and sea. It will appear as a tempest to the orient.
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Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon for Syria No-Fly Zone Plan
by Josh Rogin May 28, 2013 3:06 PM EDT
Along with no-fly zone plans, the White House is considering arming parts of the Syrian opposition and formally recognizing the Syrian opposition council, reports Josh Rogin.
President Obama’s dual-track strategy of continuing to pursue a political solution to the two-year-old uprising in Syria while also preparing for more direct U.S. military involvement includes authorizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first time to plan for multilateral military actions inside Syria, the two officials said. They added that no decisions on actually using force have yet been made.
“The White House is still in contemplation mode but the planning is moving forward and it’s more advanced than it’s ever been,” one administration official told The Daily Beast. “All this effort to pressure the regime is part of the overall effort to find a political solution, but what happens if Geneva fails? It’s only prudent to plan for other options.”
Critics of the administration, including McCain, doubt that the new Geneva conference—coming a year after the earlier summit produced the Communiqué that called for an end to violence and democratic transition –will produce any progress toward a political solution. They also doubt that the Russians are committed to such a solution, considering that they continue to provide arms to the Assad regime. But Kerry has continued to endorse and push for the conference as a way to begin real negotiations between the regime and the opposition.
The Geneva conference will happen at about the same time as a huge set of military exercises conducted in Jordan called “Eager Lion,” which will include 15,000 troops from 18 countries, including the United States. The U.S. could leave military assets in Jordan following the exercise that might be useful for a no-fly zone, such as F-16 fighter aircraft.