Washington, Feb 9. – The Pentagon is drawing up contingency plans for intervention in Syria that include military aggression to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
The US Defense Department has been planning for several weeks a range of actions from dealing with a flood of refugees or the alleged need of massive medical aid requested by their diplomatic staff in Damascus.
The series of planning actions include intervention coordinated with allies such as Turkey and other NATO member countries, said CNN television network and national NPR radio station.
According to White House advisors, that review was at the initiative of the Pentagon, not the White House, in order to be able to present options to President Barack Obama if he were to ask for them.
"Our military plans for a variety of contingencies. Our focus remains on diplomacy, which we believe is still possible," said the defence department spokesman, Chris Perrine.
US conservative senators, such as John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, urged Obama for more decisive action in Syria, and for an immediate delivery of weapons to the Syrian rebel groups considered by the government as terrorists.(Prensa Latina)