Drums of War

The “surgical strike” on Syria is looking more and more likely based on reports coming from virtually every direction this morning.

Here’s NBC News:

Missile strikes against Syria could be launched “as early as Thursday,” senior U.S. officials said Tuesday as the White House intensified its push toward an international response to the suspected use of chemical weapons.

The “three days” of strikes would be limited in scope, and aimed at sending a message to the regime of Syria President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials said.

It followed another round of telephone diplomacy by President Barack Obama, who held discussions with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and French President Francois Hollande as well as on Monday to lay the groundwork for potential military action.

Traders are selling every type of equity save for three industry groups: gold miners, silver miners and dairy producers.

Treasurys, gold and crude are being bought and that’s pretty much it.

In addition, we’re getting word that, despite Sunday night’s successful reunion, the members of N*Sync are still very much not N*Sync with each other. Chris Kirkpatrick spoke exclusively to US Magazine:

Chris Kirkpatrick: ‘N Sync VMAs Reunion Reminded Me Why We Hate Each Other (US)

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