"The Australian" wrote today that the thingies in this picture are SCUDS. The newspaper writes that these "SCUDS" are being fired at rebels in northern Syria. These are not SCUDS.
The real SCUD in its various models has a significant CEP and conventional warheads no bigger than aerial bombs that can be carried on the aircraft that Syria possesses, but "desperation" is said to be driving Assad to use these against an enemy who has no anti-aircraft capability except heavy machine guns and MANPADS.
Tonight the Honorable Fred Hof (Paul Bremer in waiting?) and Murhaf Jouejati (resident Syrian rebel at NDU?) beat the war drums on the Newshour. Gwen Ifill did her best to inject some note of realism into the discussion, but to little avail.
The propaganda preparation of the American people for another military adventure is now approaching a climax. US recognition of the rebel coalition sets the stage for legal intervention.
Shall we start a war "pool" as to the date? pl