Oh goody. Once the bombing starts, it isn't going to be just some Navy op with a few Tomahawk missiles:
The official was responding to a report from Jonathan Karl of ABC News, who is traveling with President Barack Obama in Russia, that said the U.S. attack plan for Syria could potentially include missiles fired from B-2 and B-52 bombers flying from the United States.So, instead of this Horatio Hornblower-style of tidy little (well, not so little) missiles launched Bristol-fashion from some Navy ships cruising the blue sea, we'll get this:
The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, has reported that the Pentagon was preparing to employ greater firepower to reach shifting military targets. The revised options under development include the use of Air Force bombers to supplement U.S. destroyers in the Mediterranean, the newspaper said.
Sorry to disappoint the modern Major Kongs, but we won't have nukes this time. There is always the possibility of a repeat of the 1991 Amiriyah bomb shelter incident, where 2 "precision" bombs killed via incineration 408 innocent civilians who were, not surprising, hiding in the bomb shelter when their city (Baghdad) was under aerial bombardment.