(..The strike, as envisioned, would be limited in the number of targets and done within a day or two. It could be completed in one fell swoop with missiles, said one senior official familiar with the weapons involved. A smaller, follow-on strike could be launched if targets aren't sufficiently damaged.
senior official, who has seen the most recent planning, offered this
metaphor to describe such a strike: If Assad is eating Cheerios, we're
going to take away his spoon and give
him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it
deter him? Maybe. But he'll still be able to eat Cheerios..."
I'm a supporter of small, locally owned businesses.
A capitalist who can think globally, but buy locally.
So I'm always skeptical of the large, primary sector corporations; and their 24/7 marketing imprints.
Are Cheerios still owned by Kellogg? and is Kellogg owned by General Mills?
CherriOats was the original name for Cheerios, according to the wikipedia.
And who wasn't imprinted with the Cheerio breakfast brand?
Not eating Cheerios was like missing Howdy Doody.
Now, the issue here seems to be that the US military spokesperson assumes Assad eats Cheerios.
Now isn't that the height of consumer , multinational corporate imperialism?
On a more serious note, the Charlie Rose interview with Assad was informative; and useful.
As of this morning, there is talk, movement to see if Assad, Syria, will agree to give up its' chemical wmds.
I would like to see this.