US finds itself with only 1 Syria partner: France

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  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:49 p.m.

    How Irony Guy does the Assad regime differ from Iraq.
    In the New York Times April 5, 2006
    Hussein Charged With Genocide in 50,000 Deaths (limited by evidence but estimated to be as high as 180,000)
    BAGHDAD, 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."

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    Irony Guy--where are these obvious reasons? How can anyone believe the media, or Obama?

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Aug. 30, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    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?

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    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.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    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?

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    No more wars!

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    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.

  • majCoug Cairo, AE
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    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.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    "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 said

    All 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.

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    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 much.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    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.