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Syrian Refugees Total 2 Million As Obama Tries To Persuade Congress Into Strike (TEXT and VIDEO)


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Carrie
- 322 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The number of Syrian refugees has passed the two million mark, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday, warning that the world faces its greatest threat to peace since the Vietnam war.



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Carol D. (104)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 11:58 am
If nobody wants to intervene what do you do
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 12:02 pm
I read where one-third of the population has been displaced (would include to elsewhere in Syria so far). UN led negotiations seems long overdue.
 

jan b. (3)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 12:14 pm
Why doesn't rich Saudi-Arabia step up to the plate for their own kind ? Any military action for revenge risks harming innocents and further destabilizing Syria--and the region--causing more death and suffering.
This part of the world has had different leaders through the ages and nothing changes. They love their enslavement to Islam and when religion over-rides that of gov't laws....it's not a democracy....it's the worst kind of Govt one can have.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 12:36 pm
It looks like Obama will get the OK from congress to strike, but what good is it gong to do?
Striking (a slap on the wrist of Assad) is just to show that Assad can't make a fool of America and the status quo of power is still as it should be. But actually invading Syria and taking Assad out is not on the agenda and would only result in the same mess as Iraq is in anyhow. The region has to sort this out among themselves.

The only thing we can do is to give as much humanitarian aid as possible.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thank you for the news. As a mother and grandmother, I can not in good conscience say we must turn our back on the children of Syria. If we see child abuse we are obligated to act and report it. If we do not, we are allowing it to continue which makes us just as reponsible as the abuser. I can't stand the thought of more destruction, but when a school filled with children is gassed, we must do something just as we did when we stopped Hitler.

We were lied to about Iraq by Bush, but Obama is not Bush. I am opposed to war, but if we can take Assad's air force out of commission, and degrade Assad's military then the Syrian children, people, and our allies including Israel, Turkey, and Jordan in the Middle East will be much safer. I detest all military action, but when children are attacked, we ,who have the capabitlity, are obligated to help them.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 5:53 pm
We still don't have the final U.N. report. We have no business getting involved in this mess. For all who have already died, I'm afraid that a military strike by the U.S. would only cause multitudes of more civilian casualties. What happened is horrendous. But, it seems we're still not even sure where these chemical weapons actually came from. News is that they were mixed inside Syria from ingredients from Great Britain....although I don't know what 's true here....yet. The support we're getting from other countries is very minimal.
In the U.N. charter, which the U.S. crafted and is a signatory, there are only 2 grounds for going to war:
1) Self Defense
2) U.N. Security Council resolution designating a country as a threat to world order.

Presently, many countries are against a U.S. strike...mostly due to proximity of these other countries. I've let all my members of Congress know that I don't support a Syrian strike, or any U.S. military intervention. Although the media is complicit in reporting that this is "a done deal"....it isn't. There are many members of Congress who don't support it---I just hope there are enough.
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 7:45 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

John Gregoire (257)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:39 am
It will be three million by year's end. The world can not turn its back -AGAIN - on genocide.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (529)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:47 am
DID YOU NOT KNOW THIS BEFORE NOW?????? Don`t have to be fans of "hidden agendas", "dark men", "conspiracy" and so forth to see this. It is only pure common sense. Sometimes i really really wonder why people don`t belive what is happening. Maybe they are TOO indoctrinated in the system. EVERYDAY we see what is happening. Just look at the hawks who want to start caos by intervene in Syria. This is a ticking bomb. You have the russian, iranien and so forth close close to where the action will take place. Those who want war have tried and tried to make it happen for a long time, and when it does not go the way they want they "make a new situation" and a little bit harder every time to make it happend. Look at the last situation with egypt, look at the last situation with syria. In syria 100,000 have died BEFORE the gassattack that killed 1000. It did not happend much before so the gassattack is just another turn to get the war started. John Kerry GUARANTEE last night that not intervene WILL make the situation worse???? You ALL could see how he started to have problem with explaining. In the last part of the hearing he could only refere to todays closed meeting. The whole situation is ONLY a play for the audience. Great that the hearing where live so you all could see this theater. I must also say i where surprised of most of the congress people that was NOT pro to john Kerry and his compadres. Important issues and commom sense from many senators did make me feel better :-) The whole play from Kerry & Co was just that; A PLAY! Hope you americans can see what is going on and take action. A little of topic but had to say something about this :-)
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:57 am
Noted, thanks.
 

l L. (1)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 1:17 pm
the world turned its back on Iraq and did nothing. as far as hitler... they all played both sides for profit.. until the con man etal turned on them,, talkin about hitleras the con man..
Sounds to me like their new invention of who is likely to become this or that is what they are using, to figure this out. another invention like the weather adjuster and behavior controller H>A>A>R>P. It.s stupid to run an analogy about how something is going to turn out, when you exclude yourself from the equation. Remember when they wouldn't show us the coffins coming home draped with departed soldiers.
Personally I don't believe that was the right count. I always believed it's more.
They just kept the truth from us.
Somewhere; I read, that in Washington they managed to find something to chuckle about? How sinister is that? This is human life we are talking about... of course what is that really to them?
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 3:55 pm
Saddam Hussein murdered, gassed, mutilated, raped and destroyed families for years as a dictator. Under George W. Bush, we took Hussein OUT.

Found something to chuckle about in Washington? Senator McCain was playing poker on his phone yesterday. How bad was that?

Obama and the democrats mocked GWB in Iraq for trying to make a difference in their country and now OBAMA wants to do the same thing in Syria. Hello?
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 3:58 pm
Has our country NOT learned a valuable lesson in the middle east? The only lives that are destroyed are our returning troops without arms and legs. Come on, people, tell Obama to stay the hell out of Syria. You bashed Bush for 13 years......and he had congress's approval when he went into Iraq. Now we have clear evidence that those pesky WMD's in Iraq were moved to Syria because they are using them today.

 

Carrie B. (300)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:02 pm
No Diane, we do not have proof that Syria obtained chemical weapons from Iraq. Syria has been making its own chemical weapons for years.
 

Jason R. (57)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:30 am
Diane, fox will never teach you a damned thing, except how to be a fool in public...

Did Saddam Gas the Kurds? Or was it Reagan?
marc.perkel.com/2004/07/02/did-saddam-gas-the-kurds-or-was-it-reagan

We now accuse Saddam of gassing his own people and we want to put him on ... Reagan gave Saddam poison gas to kill Iranians and Saddam did ... NOT Saddam Hussein.
 

Diane O. (149)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:47 pm
From the years of 1979 through 2003 human rights organizations have documented government approved executions, acts of torture and other crimes all under the leadership of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. Some estimates of the deaths during the the uprisings in April of 1991 range from 20,000 to 100, 000 for the Kurds and 60,000 to 130,000 for Shi'ites. Some have estimated 800,000 deaths caused directly by Saddam--these not including the casualties from the Iran-Iraq war. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Saddam_Hussein%27s_Iraq

I believe we will all find out the truth about Syria soon.

Jason, it's Friday in America. Make yourself a G & T and put your feet up. You need a rest from yourself. : )
 

Jason R. (57)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:57 pm
Gin? Is that the drink of the elites?

Some Democrats are falling for the same BS lies by the MIC/CIA as Powell did. This country couldn't be more screwed up.
 
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