Obama: Strike Against Syria After Congress Approval© RIA Novosti. Andrey Stenin
Barack Obama (in the right) and Vice President Joe Biden© REUTERS/ Mike Theiler
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MOSCOW, August 31 (RIA Novosti) – US President Barack Obama said Saturday that Washington is ready to take military action against Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria but added that he will seek US Congress’ authorization.
Obama said that his decision follows what he called this century’s “worst chemical weapons attack” that occurred outside Damascus on Aug. 21 and took lives of more than 1,000 people, including hundreds of children.
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- bielecNice try, Obama22:49, 31/08/2013Only the UN Security Council can authorize such strike. Congress can authorize a martial law in the U.S. territory, no more. If the U.S. Congress authorizes an aggressive strike against Syria, it becomes liable for crimes against peace and war crimes that will follow.
It looks like the U.S. is hoping that either Syria or Iran will respond to the srike by attacking U.S. forces or Israel. Such "response" can always be fabricated by another false flag operation. This would then give the U.S. a "green light" for a full scale, not just "limited", attack on Syria.
It is naive to believe that the U.S. would resort to a "limited" strike, after investing so much money, effort, and time in initiating and sponsoring the conflict. Having all these forces at ready indicates a much larger scope than just a limited strike.
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