It would be extremely irresponsible ( in my eyes ) for Obama and the U.S to actually “attack” Syria here.
We’ve now heard from the Brits who are “officially out” as well Germany will have no part in it. Russia has mobilized a couple of their own “battleships” in the area and have major MAJOR interests in Syria.
Russia is a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. It has the power to veto Security Council resolutions against the Syrian regime and has done so repeatedly over the past two years. So, if the United States and its allies are relying on a U.N. mandate to greenlight a military strike, they may be waiting a long time.
Syria provides Russia with its only port in the Mediterranean so you can imagine how significant / important Syria is to Russia’s military / naval interests , as well what the port may represent economically. It’s only port!
Russia will not simply stand by and watch such a significant asset go – absolutely not.
So where does that leave Obama? What’s he gonna do? Lob a couple missles in there and “make a statement”?
Complete “middle ages” move.
You’d have to be pretty well prepared and have a mighty big plan to just “go off and decide to launch a couple missles” this time.
I still find it very, very hard to phathom this happening.
I think a strike will happen over the weekend – not going to happen over trading-hours…. as wrong or aged the move would be that’s where my mind-set is currently…. with a long-weekend too boot!!!
Could be 100% wrong here but just a matter of days before we find out – positioned for the move….. we could very well get fireworks…..
I’ve got a couple short USD’s hangin in as well several long JPY’s on so…..
We’ll take it as she comes. I really can’t see it happening with all factors considered – but again….I’m not in any way qualified to say.
I consider that “what good can possibly come of it”? What if Syria just absorbs it and keeps on keepin on? – this would look really , really bad for Obama.
So in the end…..poke yer stick in a bee’s nest and then just drive off on your boat? I’ll be blown away if he actually goes for it.
I share your concerns but, having observed the ‘trigger happy’ boys in Wash. for quite some time, it would not surprise me to see them start shooting! And, we must remember ‘who’ really pulls the decision making strings in that town! Why are they afraid to bring the matter before Congress?…just might get turned down, eh? Lot’s of bucks to be made burning up all their bullets…much more than just helping out the millions of folks trying to evade this potential horror story…
Like the British pariliamentarians, it’s awfully hard to forget Iraq….but, those guys seem to have a short memory. The Kremlin must be holding their breath!
Hey Kong….. I hear you…. I am no expert either….. At this point not much to gain except to save fact…. You very well could be 100% correct here…. Let’s see how this plays out back on Tuesday & finally to some normality relative to activity & volume will be a welcomed change at the very least.
Taking the time this weekend to enjoy with family & friends before everyone returns to school & work…. leaving the home dead quiet again & me back to doing what I love doing…. LOL!!
Have a great weekend – will keep an eye out for updates relative to this situation & updates here as well…. ;0)
Whishing the best to all….
Kong, get ready cause it’s gonna happen. Our Nobel-Peace-Prize winning President has decided he needs to attack someone to get the spotlight off his incompetence (e.g., reuters.com/article/2013/08/28/us-usa-fiscal-syria-idUSBRE97R06020130828). It will also give us a good reason to put taper talk on hold. Your arguments of reason and logic are unpersuasive to him and those of his ilk. To quote Doc Holiday, his hypocrisy knows no bounds. After all, he won the NPP for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Putin’s been having a field day with this guy and likely will continue to do so.
Right on guys…
I appreciate the input/ contribution here as I imagine you’ve all got other things on the go.
Sounds to me like a real group of well rounded / educated / open minded / guys here “thinking alike”.
I’m all too prepared / willing to accept / not surprised at all if / when the bullets fly……..and just as well pleased to have “something happen” in certain respects ( as per Schmed’s comments ).
Let’s take er as she comes , enjoy the weekend and YES! – let’s see a move here!
I’m finding the chop hard to trade and would like to see a move one way or the other. Enjoy your weekend as well and again thanks for your insights.
By the way, I LOVE the ever changing gorilla pics.