The PJ Tatler

'Reformer' Assad Moving Prisoners to Likely Target Sites

These would be political prisoners, not criminals. Now they’re human shields in John Kerry’s and Barack Obama’s crosshairs.

Embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad is moving prisoners taken by the regime to military sites across the country that could be targeted by U.S. forces

Buses reportedly filled with Syrian prisoners streamed from facilities in Damascus toward the Mezzeh airbase to the south of the city, according to recent reports.

Mezzeh airbase is likely one of the key military targets U.S. military and intelligence officials have tagged for missile strikes in the country.

The move is a possible sign that Assad is planning to use human shields as a way to deter American warships from launching missile strikes against vital military installations in the country.

Anyone who is surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention over the past 30-odd years.

We were dumb to telegraph our punches before striking Iraq. We’re even dumber not have learned anything from that since.