If it is proven that the Syrian regime used poisonous gas to kill its citizens,
the US and its Allies need to use whatever means to punish Assad. A message to
the world - do not use lethal gas as a weapon----or else.
But prof Davis thinks we have untold allies with us, and he went after Pres Bush
who had the vote in the congress and the UN, and a number of countries with
us.The nations of the world laugh at the U.S. Read some of the responses
in the British papers. They get it. Egyptians get it. Citizens, still not so
"I don't know of any responsible government around the world ... that
has not spoken out in violent opposition to the use of chemical weapons on
innocent people," Hagel saidAll right. And the use of
conventional weapons against innocent people is OK?It’s fun
watching the BO supporters squirm while BO contemplates doing what bush did, for
which they branded bush a war criminal. But of course, BO is so much more
enlightened, even doing the same thing as bush he is a hero.BO’s in over his head.
It would be important to be certain that is was the Assad regime that actually
used the weapons. I know it is certain that chemical weapons were used. However,
is it certain it was Assad? The US seems adamant about it, however I
haven't seen any forthcoming evidence that is condeming. Maybe it is on its
way. Evidence needs to be shared with the congressional committees with
oversight in this and then work with Pres Obama to develop a best course of
action. I don't have any reservations in moving without UN sanction if
congress is on board and Pres Obama goes about this the right way.
Syria is not Iraq. The Bush people searched everywhere for a reason to attack
Iraq. There are plenty of obvious reasons to stop Assad, not the least of which
is millions of refugees and tens of thousands of dead.
No more wars!
To "Joan Watson" what about the hundreds of thousands of innocent
civilians that have been killed vs the few hundred that were gassed. Why is
gassing a few so bad but killing hundreds of thousands with knives and guns ok?
It is despicable what people are capable of doing to one another. This gassing
could very well have been done by the rebels, to their own, in order to get
greater military support from the US. Assad has the military advantage in the
conflict. Why would he risk doing something that might cause the US to enter
into war against him? Doesn't make sense.So, since people have
been gassed we need to send a message by bombing them with depleted uranium
weapons. Those that are so quick to bomb should go on youtube and view the
children stillborn with horrendous birth defects due to depleted uranium. And
depleted uranium has a half life of a couple billion years.If Obama
bombs Syria without congress's approval, I sure hope some people in the
government have the courage to initiate impeaching him from office. This would
be a blatant violation of the constitutional authority granted to the president.
Red Shirt - imagine your country, town, village, or city - wiped out wtih bombs
carrying lethal gas that showers death to every man, woman, and child.How
would you feel if there was no outcry and there was no one to put a stop to such
a weapon. Or are both sides of a war gassing one another until there is
no population left to tell the tale?
Irony Guy--where are these obvious reasons? How can anyone believe the media, or
How Irony Guy does the Assad regime differ from Iraq. In the New York
Times April 5, 2006Hussein Charged With Genocide in 50,000 Deaths (limited
by evidence but estimated to be as high as 180,000)By EDWARD WONGBAGHDAD, Iraq, April 4 — The Iraqi court trying Saddam Hussein announced
Tuesday that it had charged him with genocide, saying he sought to annihilate
the Kurdish people in 1988, when the military killed at least 50,000 Kurdish
civilians and destroyed 2,000 villages. …the same acts the Bush
administration has publicized in explaining the American invasion of Iraq. Mr. Hussein is already being tried for the torture and killings of 148 men and
boys in the Shiite village of Dujail.Families who escaped death squads or
were allowed to live were forced to relocate into the hinterlands or in
neighboring countries.The parties agree that at the very least, hundreds
of thousands were arrested, tortured, relocated or killed.the suppression
of the Shiite uprising of 1991, which resulted in up to 150,000 deaths…So how does Obama's reasons not equate to "The Bush people
searched everywhere for a reason to attack Iraq."