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President Obama is moving toward a military strike against Syria
Last week on August 21, there was a horrible attack in Syria the latest in a 2 year ongoing war. This time though chemical warfare was used.
Doctors Without Borders said three hospitals it supports in Damascus had treated about 3,600 patients with neurotoxic symptoms in less than three hours on Aug. 21, and 355 died.
Syria’s opposition has accused President Bashar Al-Assad of the attack, while Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, has dismissed the accusations as “nonsense” and said rebel fighters were behind the attacks.
They are still in discussions, but the way senior administration officials talk of Syria they speak of it in no uncertain terms as one awaiting justice for the heavy use of chemical weapons last week, an act so heinous that in the words of US Secretary of State John Kerry "...that the civilized world long ago decided must never be used at all, a conviction shared even by countries that agree on little else," he said furthermore, "There is a clear reason that the world has banned entirely the use of chemical weapons."
On the Syrian side an official said on Monday that Syria will not be an easy target and his country will defend itself against any international attack.
Kerry seemed to be structuring a justification for possible U.S. military action, calling it a "moral obscenity".
However Russia, a long ally of Syria, said via Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that any intervention in Syria without a Security Council resolution would be a grave violation of international law, according to Reuters.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday the Obama administration is "considering all different options."
"There will be no international military intervention," Mikdad said in the interview at his office. "If individual countries want to pursue aggressive and adventurous policies, the natural answer ... would be that Syria, which has been fighting against terrorism for almost three years, will also defend itself against any international attack."
Mikdad did not elaborate on how Syria might defend itself, but he said such an attack would trigger "chaos in the entire world."
At a press briefing Monday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Obama has "made clear that he does not envision boots on the ground, and that remains the case."
I’m not a journalist, I just have been reading about this nightmare all over the net, I want to say for the record many of the quotes and statements are not recorded by me. They have been sourced from CNN, BBC and CBS articles. I just thought it might be helpful to put some of it together.