Over the past few days, there has been a tremendous wave of optimism that it may be possible for war with Syria to be averted.  Unfortunately, it appears that a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria is extremely unlikely.

The following are ten reasons why war is almost certainly coming…

One of the more interesting developments with the Obama Administration’s campaign for war has been the rise of Senator Rand Paul as a key anti-war voice.  No surprise.  Observers of Rand Paul have expected him to be even more vocal than his father, Ron Paul.  The media is looking for a “face” of the opposition.  They’re finding Rand Paul.  As his prominence grows now, it will prove to be more difficult for the mainstream media to ignore him later and shut his voice out of the national debate — which is exactly what they did to his father during Ron Paul’s campaign for the White House.
Click here for more on Rand Paul becoming the media face of the anti-war movement from The News Doctors:

our lives begin - mlkThe noises coming out of the Pentagon are getting downright creepy, a flashback to previous off-the-shelf strategy plans from the Iraq war.  Originally, it was widely reported that the Obama Administration had in mind a “punishment” strike of 50-some-odd missiles against the Syrian government.  But now, Pentagon strategists are considering a much longer, three day attack involving a considerable amount of firepower.  This is reminiscent of the “Go Big” strategy war planners debated using in Iraq.

The original attack plan was reported to call for 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles.  Word is now the Pentagon is considering the direct use of Air Force bombers, as well as far more naval-launched missile volleys from as far away as the Red Sea.

RogersAstute investor, Jim Rogers has warned overnight in an interview with Tara Joseph of Reuters that “oil and gold will go much, much higher” due to “market panic” regarding Syria and the coming end of free moneyWhen this artificial sea of liquidity ends we’re gonna see panic in a lot of markets, including in the US, including in West developed markets.  Have we seen panic, have we seen terror? Absolutely not. Not in any markets yet.  We haven’t seen much of anything yet.

The Syrian front has just escalated from critical to red alert.

At least 50 people have been killed in two strong explosions that ripped through the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the deadliest attack on the capital since the country’s uprising began 14 months ago. The explosions heavily damaged a military intelligence building. The blasts happened at about 7:50 am, when employees are usually arriving at work.

Images from this morning’s bombing are below:

The Obama administration seems absolutely determined to help radical Islamic jihadists that have beheaded Christians, that have massacred entire Christian villages, and that have pledged loyalty to al-Qaeda topple the Assad regime and take over Syria.  Yes, the Assad regime is horrible, but if these jihadist lunatics take control it will destabilize the entire region, make the prospect of a major regional war much more probable, and plunge the entire nation of Syria into a complete and utter nightmare.  It has been estimated that somewhere around 100,000 people have already been killed in the civil war in Syria, and now it looks like the U.S. military and the rest of NATO plan to become directly involved in the conflict.  The Obama administration is actually considering an attack on Syria even though the American people are overwhelmingly against it, Obama does not have Congressional approval to start a war, and he will never get approval for military action from the UN because it will be blocked by Russia.  This is setting up to become a colossal foreign policy disaster for the United States.