Sunday, September 8, 2013
Obama Taps DOE for Syria Plan B
September 8, 2013 (GBN News): If Congress fails to approve an attack on Syria, President Obama is ready with a “Plan B”, according to a high level Administration source. Under this scenario, the President will put the bombing campaign under the auspices of the US Department of Education rather than the Defense Department.
In the President’s view, by using the DOE, the Administration could get around the war powers requirement simply by having Mr. Duncan grant the operation a No Child Left Behind waiver, which would not require Congressional approval. According to the source, the DOE has prepared thousands of Common Core Curriculum bombs, which are armed and ready to be delivered on cruise missiles by the US Sixth Fleet.
Some Middle East experts are saying that Mr. Obama’s plan could actually tip the balance in the Syrian civil war. J. Fredrick Mugson, political science professor at Manhattan University and a recognized authority on educational warfare, told GBN News that Syrian President Bashar Assad is reportedly panicked at the prospect of being inundated with the Common Core curriculum, which is already leading to stiflingly rigid standards and sharply lower test scores in the US.
“Being bombed with conventional weapons is one thing,” Dr. Mugson said in a phone interview. “But this could decimate the Syrian educational system for years. Assad sees how test scores plunged in New York with the Common Core tests. A third world country like Syria just can’t sustain that sort of damage.”
Still, the Administration might want to proceed with caution. Use of a weapon like Common Core could generate intense opposition from other countries who might fear its further proliferation. “It would be embarrassing, to say the least,” Dr. Mugson said, “to have a high performing country like Finland demand UN sanctions on the US for using educational weapons of mass destruction.”