Against Strike on Syria
September 16, 2013
Against Strike on Syria
On August 21st, 2013 U.N. weapons inspectors’ collected undisputable evidence that Syria had used nerve gas known as sarin around Syrians capital Damascus that resulted in over 1,300 deaths. Syria is one of five states that have not signed the chemical weapons convention pledging not to use or produce chemical weapons and to eliminate any stockpile accumulated. Since the August attack President Barack Obama asked U.S. congress to authorize a military strike against Syria. In the article, Obama seeks support for attacking Syria while pursuing diplomacy, Obama states, "Our ideals and principles, as well as our national security, are at stake in Syria, along with our leadership of a world where we seek to ensure that the worst weapons will never be used." If Syria does not agree to join the chemical weapons convention by October, Obama does plan on using Military forces against the Syrian Government. “The United States must act when dictators such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "brazenly" violate international treaties intended to protect humanity”(Cohen, 2013, Obama Seeks Support, para 3). It is important that we maintain and regulate the production and use of chemical weapons; however, using U.S. military forces to ensure that these weapons aren’t used and to protect humanity carries no provision.
In the article, U.S. reserves Syria strike option, Israel seeks results, not words, it states, “Despite the Syrian government denying accusations and no proof of its guilt being presented by Washington, Obama announced that there’ll “limited military” action against Assad as use of chemical weapons can’t be tolerated.” Our government has refused to provide evidence to the public presenting that Syrian government had prior knowledge and involvement in the Ghouta attack. Currently the public opposes Obama’s decision to strike; creating war with the possibility of... [continues]
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