It came after President Barack Obama, who is trying to secure support at home and abroad for the use of force in Syria, said failure to respond to the use of chemical weapons would risk further attacks.
US Congress will decide next week whether to authorize military action, after a draft resolution, limiting initial attacks to 60 days and ruling out “boots on the ground”, cleared its first congressional hurdle.
It won the support of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, while some of the President’s top security aides appeared before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee to make their case for military intervention.
Speaking ahead of a G20 summit in Russia at which the Syria crisis is likely to feature strongly, Mr. Obama said the international community could not “be silent” in the face of “barbarism”.
I foresee complications
Is an invasion from America appropriate at a time when relations between Americans and The entire Middle East are already strained to the breaking point? Is it liberty Americans seek when thousands upon thousands may die as a result? And hasn’t this ploy been tried before? Won’t Syria run for cover under Iran’s alliance with Russia? And what does 60 days have to do with anything? Who set that number? Do you have any idea how much damage can be done in 60 days with the kind of weaponry America possesses today?
I have the perfect solution
Have a world event boxing match between President Obama, and the tyrant of Syria, and have Obama whip his butt in public… Isn’t that good enough? I just don’t understand why innocent people must die because of the dictatorship of one rabble-rouser… I really don’t get it! America spends millions to send in their war toys, and bomb up the place. Of corpse all the people over there are gonna hate you for that! See, they know you could just send in one assassin for $50,000 and Bing-boda-boom, it’s done. Hire The Mafia. They’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse :O)