What should President Obama do to help the Syrian rebels now that Assad has used sarin against them?
Assad has used sarin (a chemical weapon) several times against his own people - this has recently been certified by Obama and Congress. What should be the U.S. response to this egregious breach of the Geneva Convention?
What are you talking about? Chemical weapons were used by the rebels. And let's call them by their names : extremists muslims that come from all over the world but Syria.
According to a NATO report more than 70% of the Syrian population supports Assad.
Again why would he fight for his country and his people if he were a dictator? Why wouldn't he take his fortune like the rest of them and flew the country? Why would he want to stay and kill them at the same time?
The US won't do anything because the Syrians took their country back. The US won't do anything because Russia is here to stop the US intervention in the middle east, the US won't do anything because it is already on the front lines by proxy.
Don't behave as if you didn't know which powers are hidden behind those impoverished djihadists, behind those criminals!
If you believe so, then ignorance is bliss.
Nothing. They are are al-queda, which means we made them. Stop creating havoc to cause war. PNAC go home! I don't believe the story any more than I did Iraq. Follow the money--and the big mouths. You will see.
The US said it would provide military support to the Syrian Freedom Fighters.The assessment of chemicals weapons use, based on CIA tests on blood, urine and and hair samples from dead or wounded freedom fighters, is the first time Washington has supported claims previously made by British and French intelligence services in recent weeks. Assad has repeatedly denied using any chemical weapons against his people.
White House officials said that President Barack Obama had decided to provide military support to the freedom fighters but declined to reveal what kind.
The NATO report tries to justify its failure and the state of inertia that the Organisation is in.The real revolution in the Arab World is the Syrian,not the others..The truth that many people dont know !
The grandfather of Bashar sold Syria to French Colony ,father sold Al Jowlan to Israel (before Israel was ready to open negotiation with Syrian Gov if they ask.but this suspicious Gov was BUSY with other things: Suppressing its people) and now Bashar sold the whole country to Iran.This is really so ridiculous! For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
Very thorough answer. Pres. Obama has to do something because his line has been crossed. You know more about the Middle East than I do, so I defer to your expertise.
Obama has t act,not t react if h wants to keep the USA image as th protector of Democracy in th world, if not ,so th Bush crusade against th Autocrat Regim in Iraq t save its peopl was just a pretext and th mater now is either sincerity or hypocrisy
Heavy Pressure Led to Decision by Obama on Syrian Arms
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/us/po … .html?_r=0
It's on the list of countries the Pentagon "allegedly" said they were going to invade.Clark
Sounds like another tale of "Weapons of Mass Destruction"! Have we not learned our lesson yet or that wars are not as profitable these days as they were in the past.
The only thing this is going to bring is the more of our children in body bags!
Our people are being Sequestered because we are so freaking short of money we can't run the country, but yet we have billions for another country who will wind up blowing up our kids as a thank you. It is sickening.
I can certainly agree with where you are coming from. Unfortunately, Obama made a commitment about crossing a red line. Congress feels it has the proof. We need our money at home to fix our own problems and yet we have this commitment. Go figure!
When those who decide to go to war start sending their children to fight them, maybe someone can convince me that the stupid line in the sand means something. And congress feeling they have proof must be the joke of the century ...
Justsilvie,the joke is when we step aside watching the millions wiped out by the autocrat regime and his murderous cronies that had to come after the West s ordeals in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the wake of a global financial crisis.
So we wipe out the autocrat regime and his murderous cronies and as a thank you the people we have armed will be become the autocrat regime and use the weapons we gave them to kill us. Dejavu,... seems like we have been there and done that.
Ok,then ..let people die!let kids,women,old men,trees,the most ancient civilization wiped out ..Oh God send Jesus!
People have been dying and not just in Syria! And the world turned a blind eye. This is a civil war there will be no real winners no matter what.
Ok then for second time..y did USA interfere in Iraq to free its peopl from the dictator?and why France also in Libya?plus in Syria a red line has been crossed and being policeman of the world requires to arrest the villains and free the innocents
No we went to Iraq because we were lied to about weapons of Mass destruction, so excuse some of us for doubting the same sources now. France, like the UK is worried about European Terrorism and immigration resulting in those trying to escaping it.
weapons of Mass destruction was one of the reasons.There are others like Genocide against the Kurds and the Shi'ites with the chemical weapons and in Libya,the terrorism you r talking about came only after they killed Al Ghadafi.
I had a friend and coworker, who lived through the Iranian revolution and her words stay with me. “We thought once the Shah was gone it would be better”. Someone prove to me the Rebels will do better, this round!
I hope so:)
Many blessing to you!
Have a wonderful weekend!
And I hope you faith and hope are rewarded. Have a peaceful and lovely weekend.
The same thing he did when Benghazi was under attack.
Shrug his shoulders, ask his aides to find excuses for the action, go to bed, and then lie about all instances of his actions.
Failure seems to be his objective since he has had plenty of chances to end the annihilation. But as usual, he would rather spy on lawful citizens, create chaos in America, and use the IRS to intimidate.
Ain't the Audacity of Hope just great - it sure has doomed America.
Interesting answer that I can't completely disagree with. Obama seems to be a changed man since becoming President.
For all those years of people telling me I hate America because I didn't support Bush: your hatred of Obama makes you the America hater now. You and all your ilk: move to Cuba, or stand in front of the troops. To quote Mittens-Good for Goose, etc.
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All opinions respected. Who would win a debate between Obama and Limbaugh?
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