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Obama Says He Hasn't Made Final Decision On Syria Attack


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Americans, military strike, Syria, violence, ethics, death, crime, human rights, middle-east, war, politics, freedoms, government, corruption, news, politics )

Carrie
- 327 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week.



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Carrie B. (303)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:22 am
I hope everyone looks at the photo slideshow at the end of the article. It is titled Syria War in August.
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:24 am
noted
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:13 am
This is one of those moral and ethical dilemmas that one hopes will never confront one.
One cannot condone the use of chemical weapons, yet can one afford the kind of backlash that this could endanger in an already volatile region?
 

Birgit W. (140)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:46 am
We need peace on our planet not wars.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 9:24 am
What is even sadder is, this decision should have been made WEEKS ago, actually right before Obama thought it was in Syria's best interest for him a vacation.
 

Gene Jacobson (244)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:28 am
Adding to the toll can never be right, no matter who did what. I swear I think there ought be a rapture, and every single male on this planet removed in an instant for it is men who do this, always and forever men who bring this horror to their homes, lands, people. The carnage must stop and if that takes the disappearance of men from paradise, so be it. Women would find a way to propagate anyway, I have no doubt, it isn't impossible, and it would be worth it to rid the world of the horror that is man.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:36 am
The president is between a rock and a hard place - there is no right action here. And no, Allan, he should not have just bombed Syria weeks ago - bombs make no friends and really never solve anything. I'm glad the president is making certain of the situation before he acts.
And Gene.... maybe not ALL men....we'd keep you!
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:58 am
Noted with the hope that the US will not get involved. Let Syria bring this to an end themselves, and when it is over go after those responsible with charges of war crimes by the UN, and jailed for llife.
 

Barbara K. (87)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:03 pm
1,429 people were killed by the poison gas. Where does it make sense to send in bombs to kill thousands more? If the missiles can be as precise as they think and hit only the targets planned, there will still be more people killed. As it stands now, we are not responsible for any deaths there. I wish we could keep it that way.. Besides I see no sense in sending our kids over to fight for people who hate us. Let them just fight it out. It is hard to see the images they send us, but do we want our kids to meet the same fate over there?
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:08 pm
I would caution President Obama to seek approval for any strike; he should not give the extreme hard right ANY reasons for impeachment!

Ditto Arielle's comment! Gene, we need more men like you in this world!
 

Nils Anders Lunde (529)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 7:52 am
It is becoming more apparent to all upon the planet that the old systems and patterns of influence are crumbling, as those who would wage war and destruction to keep the World’s inhabitants in a state of fear are no longer being supported by their citizens. The act of war is being viewed by the World’s people as an abomination and the greatest disrespect for the sanctity of human life experience on the planet.
There are those who care not for the honoring of all life and who seek to gratify their lust for power and privilege no matter the cost in human life and suffering. The people of the planet are beginning to understand who those ones are and are giving voice in opposition to these acts of violence and aggression. They are seeing through the justifications these ones make in order to show their citizens that their aggression and forays into other countries is acceptable.
The voices of their people have begun to swell in a spontaneous rejection of the old ways of maintaining power and control at the cost of those who would be put into the direct line of fire. The writing is on the wall for these leaders as they look around and realize that the people they have been elected and sworn to serve are not pleased by their choices and are willing to stand in the streets in the millions until the leaders have no choice but to stand down and find another, more peaceful way to resolve conflicts. The words of an old song sung many years ago “What if there was a war and no one came?” begin to make total sense. Those in power can do nothing without the people if the people choose to not follow.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (529)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 7:55 am
....., and in the news i read that the Syrian people themself do NOT want a "rescue" intervention from the USA!
 
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