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WASHINGTON, DC (FOX NEWS) – The likely scenario now appears to be cruise missile attacks launched form US destroyers that are now in the eastern Mediterranean, not far from Syria.

UN inspectors are still in the midst of their work, trying to determine if chemical weapons were used in Syria. At one point, they were turned away after sniper fire hit a vehicle. but at this stage, their determination may not matter. US Secretary of State John Kerry began to make the case for war on Monday.

“What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality. Let me be clear: the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity.” said John Kerry.

US options would include strikes from the air or, perhaps more likely the sea and a half dozen Syrian air fields could be prime targets.

“We can take down all six plus the munitions and the fuel depot that’s surrounding the command and control system and also kill the airplanes, dramatically reduces air power and he pays a huge price for the use of chemical weapons.” said FNC military analyst retired General Jack Keane.

But, President OBama will first have to make his case to the country and the world. Not to mention congress, where some vocal critics are demanding to be included in the decision.

“Secretary Kerry and the president have said, they wanna go to the United Nations for approval. How about going to the united states congress.” said Senator Ted Cruz.

Syrian officials meantime accuse Secretary of State John Kerry of lying about the use of chemical weapons, Saying that he should wait for the report from UN inspectors before any action is taken.

By: Doug Luzader

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