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WSJ...U.S. Talks Tough on Syria, Ramps Up Attack Planning
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:00:48 AM »
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    MIDDLE EAST NEWS
    Updated August 25, 2013, 7:33 p.m. ET

U.S. Talks Tough on Syria, Ramps Up Attack Planning

    By
    ADAM ENTOUS
    in Washington and
    SAM DAGHER
    in Damascus
 
The Obama administration hardened its stance against Syria and stepped up plans for possible military action, dismissing as too late the regime's offer to let United Nations officials inspect areas where the U.S. believes Damascus used chemical weapons last week.

The White House and Pentagon signaled the U.S. wasn't backing away from a possible showdown despite apparent efforts by the Syrian government to ease tensions by letting U.N. inspectors visit areas near the capital where hundreds were killed, allegedly by chemical weapons.

If he decides to act militarily, Mr. Obama would prefer to do so with U.N. Security Council backing, but officials said he could decide to work instead with international partners such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or the Arab League.

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Re: WSJ...U.S. Talks Tough on Syria, Ramps Up Attack Planning
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 12:46:23 PM »
Obama has an alligator mouth and a hummingbird butt, especially if he can see a mistake might bounce back on HIM especially IF he makes the call. :Obounce:
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Re: WSJ...U.S. Talks Tough on Syria, Ramps Up Attack Planning
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 12:52:08 PM »
All Vladimir Putin needs to do......tell Barack Obama that if he uses missiles in retaliating against Syria's supposed use of chemical weapons without definitive proof...as seen and digested by the UN Security Council...that the United States will have to deal with him.


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Re: WSJ...U.S. Talks Tough on Syria, Ramps Up Attack Planning
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 01:43:56 PM »
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...dismissing as too late the regime's offer to let United Nations officials inspect areas where the U.S. believes Damascus used chemical weapons last week.

Why is the offer "too late"? Shouldn't we be sure before we engage in any hostile actions? Why would Assad agree to inspections at all if he were worried about the possible outcome?

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