Because Syria needs to be stopped from putting poison on their own people, so U.S. Should stand up for people rights. That's why the U.S. Should stop the Syrians from doing these things to their very own people, because people from the same country should stand up for each other, not poison one another.
We all know that the US is going to invade Syria since they eventually invade every country in the Middle East anyways, but since the country is in a massive civil war right now the US could invade and claim to be invading to end the civil war and bring stability to the Middle East instead of having to manufacture claims of WMD stockpiles and ties to Al-Qaeda like they did with other invasions. Then we can go ahead and set up our own puppet-regime democracy in the nation and have exclusive access to whatever oil they have in their country.
Such type of human tyranny should be abolished from the world.The government of Syria is supported by some of the countries like Russia and others. Democracy should prevail.
People's voices should be listened to because if the civilians are not safe why government,why constitution and why the states.Therefore with the help of international community Syria should be taken under custody.
The US should attack Syria because the are suspected to be carrying chemical weapons. This could, in some cases, destroy the world or could cause harm to people. If the US attacks Syria, then Syria might confess that they are carrying chemical weapons or the US could defeat Syria in a war, and then make Syria confess that they are carrying chemical weapons.
Either the United States has a duty to protect the citizens of the world, or it doesn't. Politicians from every corner of the political spectrum have sought to establish American supremacy all over the globe. If it is willing to interfere in the affairs of sovereign nations for money, resources and political power, it should also be wiling to intervene in the event of a humanitarian crisis. The people of Iraq, despite the blatant lies the Bush administration told us to justify the war, are happier, freer & more satisfied with their country today than they were a decade ago. Allowing dictators to oppress their people is never the right thing to do. The west must help them. I would hope if the situations were reversed, and Syria was in the position to liberate the United States from a cold-hearted, unelected military leader who had no qualms about using chemical weapons on his own people, they would do the same. It's not arrogance, it's duty.
Does anybody remember what the German politic group the Nazis did to millions of European Jews. This was a government just as syria is. It is sad that we are not going to step into a war that we all know is wrong but no one wants to admit to it. We turned our backs on the jews now the syrians. Chemical warfare is not a good thing if we have proof now we better stop it while we can or we could have another cold war on our hands. Good luck Americans some of you only worry about yourself , but i am here to tell you all that the world is bigger than our families. You don't want to lose family in a war against syria. I agree with you all on that, but how many jews wanted to lose their families. We turned our back once.We should never do it again.
Obama needs to show he has as much balls as Bush did. He needs to stop sucking up to other nations and remind them all that America still beats them all. Syria used chemical weapons, the Obama administration has confirmed that much. We need to go ahead and act now.
Taking a deontological standpoint, the US has a moral obligation to defend the weak from the strong and liberate the oppressed people. Since the US has one of the most superior military capabilities, it should liberate the oppressed people of Syria from such heinous and ruthless regime. This, of course if it is proven that Assad's regime was behind the massacre. No such act should go unpunished and it's punishment should be swift and decisive. Furthermore, people in Syria are looking for regime change. They cannot be living under such oppression anymore. The US should intervene and then once the deed is done and all the bad guys eliminated, the UN MUST step in to facilitate the regime change. Possibly they may have to deal with a tinge of civil unrest, but that would go away with time. No more killing, and a better future for the Syrian People.
If and when it is confirmed that the Syrian regime were behind the heinous use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians then the international community, including the US, should act. Ideally this would be done with the backing of the UN Security Council but Russia and China are almost certain to veto resolution authorising a military strike on Syria.
With this being the case, both the US and the UK have the ability to launch cruise missiles from navy vessels currently located in the Mediterranean. In addition, Britain has war planes based in nearby Cyprus and America has planes based in Qatar that could be used to launch surgical air strikes on Syria.
Hopefully, Turkey, France and Italy could be persuaded to join the fray.
Syria should be attacked by U.S. Because the President of Syria killed his own people and did cruelty to them which should not be allowed in any country,even in an undeveloped country or a developing country.Also the President of Syria used chemical weapons against his own people.Chemical Weapons should not be allowed in any country but it can be used for world wars.
Syrias' president attacked his own people with chemical weapons. Any one that attacks their own people shouldn't be up there. We don't know if they have the power to attack a neighboring country. If they do what happens if that country is out ally? We need to stop them before they get the chance to attack anyone.
Definitely. Syria is suspected of carrying chemical weapons, something completely illegal everywhere. This has already caused much harm and if we don't do something about it, thousands of innocent lives could be taken, and it'll partly be our fault. We can't just sit here and watch people die. You may enjoy that, but I don't. Although, I don't think we should attack ASAP.. I think we should let them know that if they don't confess to using them/stop using them, that we will attack. If they give no response and ignore us, then we will attack. Simple as that.
There is no point in getting involved in the Syrian conflict. It is their own civil war, let them handle it. Did Syria get involved when we had a civil war? NO. Also the rebels have declared allegiance to Al Qaeda, so why would we want to help terrorists. There has also been no concrete evidence that Assad has used chemical weapons so why make a mistake and attack them. The only reason someone is on the pro side is because they think they are somehow connected to people over in Syria and it is their duty to protect them, when in reality they don't care about your life and what kind of a person you are. In the end it is you as an individual and should help yourself, and not pretend the world is a society that cares about everyone.
As an American, my cold-blooded, realpolitik evaluation is that the Syrian Civil War in its current state is advantageous to the US and US interests. The combatants on both sides are virulently anti-American & anti-Israel. Every indication is that Syria is rapidly draining resources on both sides, resources that might otherwise be deployed against US interests. Yes, innocent women and children are getting killed on both sides, but there is little to indicate that even civilians would change their mind about the legitimacy of Israel or Jihad against the West in response to intervention. There is every reason to believe that US intervention would bolster the opposition. Look at Egypt. The Egyptian consensus in 2011 was that the US was propping up Mubarak, even after the US called on Mubarak to leave. Two years later, the same Egyptians believe that the US supported Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Middle East is incapable of rational thought about the US, with good reason given our irrational track record. Anti-Americanism is a constant that wont be improved by intervention on either side. The important exception are the Kurds, who continue to prosper as Iraqi, Turk, and now Syrian control diminishes. The Kurds continue to improve relations and trade with the West. In many ways, a de facto Kurdistan is proving more useful than a recognized state.
Israel's position is clear. They'd like to see both sides fight to extinction, with a slight preference for a rebel win at the end of the day as a blow to Iranian dreams of hegemony. The US would be wise to follow Israel's example. By all means, there should be condemnations of chemical warfare, and humanitarian aid to refugees (cheap at twice the price in terms of propaganda). Containment is a priority and UN intervention in Lebanon might be required. But no feet on the ground in Syria and few or no air strikes. If the rebels need supplies, a few crates of stinger missiles might be appropriate. In general, watching from the sidelines is the smart play here.
Bombing Syria is going to end up with our troops over there we can't loose any more men and women fighting in another country. I understand the side we would be helping if we did any bombing are the same group of people who killed the four Americans in Benghazi. So, what's really going on? Why can't Obama just show Russia the proof they are asking for? Maybe if Obama could tell the truth once in awhile it would be easier to trust what he is saying about Syria.
The question should be can we afford another military strike. We have been trying to fix our economic situation and we simply will not help it by attacking Syria. The president is once again jeopardizing the people of the united states. He says he wants to have a balanced budget and to increase the debt limit, we cannot do it by starting another trillion dollar was in the middle east. I hope the dead locked congress will stay deadlocked on attacking another muslem country. The president has ost so much of his likeability and this could be the last stand. Again maybe he should put himself in deep whole that will be his legacy.
We believe that the U.S. Should not attack Syria because there may be World War III and many innocent people will die! Israel may be attacked and they have nothing to do with what is going in Syria. The U.S. Needs to wait until the UN conducts its investigation. No WAR!!!!!
The U.S. Should not attack Syria until the UN have finished their investigation and it is proved beyond any doubt that the Assad Regime is behind the chemical attacks. It would not be wise to declare war without a proper reason - and even less wise to do it under the guise of 'protecting the U.S.' since Syria isn't attacking the U.S., but (allegedly) its own people. The occurrences in Syria are horrifying, but how can they be stopped by declaring war on a regime that we cannot (yet) prove are guilty? It's essentially like burning a woman for witchcraft because she happened to be nearby when the milk went sour. Check the facts before drastic action is taken, it's all I ask and expect from a civilized country.
NO. Seems a little fishy that this chemical weapons attack happened not long after Assad agreed to let U.N. Weapons inspectors inside the country. The government has possibly been setup by rebels groups since the war has turned somewhat in the SAA and government's favour recently. There are multiple rebel groups including al-nusra and ISIS that are possibly responsible for this attack and may have sourced their chemical weapons from captured government military installations and weapons depots or even obtained them from as far as Libya.
We need PROOF this was the government and SAA.. And not the rebels. There are multiple rebel groups in Syria that could have been responsible for this attack including Al-nusra, ISIS, etc. There are also multiple chemical weapons sites which could have been raided and looted by rebel groups with the possibility also of rebels obtaining chemical weapons from Libya.
I do feel for the civilians. But with Russia backing Assad it could start WW3. Instead let's apply sanctions. If we enlist all the border states (remember Iraq is on our side now though with mixed feelings so let's offer them a generous foreign aid package) and send the US navy to their coastline we can block them off from all commerce. We should insist on that until we have assurance that Assad is not using chemical weapons.
Besides the fact that going to war in Syria would put our national security at risk we can't trust the rebels. Al Qaeda is among them. Al Qaeda will try to run the new government. Then we got a new Taliban state on our hands.
The United States would be making a HUGE mistake entering into such a dangerous situation. The more deaths we can prevent, the better. Let Syria fight it out. If anything, we should be providing refuge for the injured and aiding those who need us. There is a lot of mixed information and un-reliable sourcing going on here as well. We don't know all the facts yet! Yes, it is terrible that this is going on but until we are 100% sure, as a nation, that we want to move forward with this step, we should stay back and do what we can from home.
If we attack Syria, we're the ones lighting the fire and that makes us look bad as a nation and if we don't want to go to war then why be the one to start it . If Syria attacks us first of course we can fight back but why attack them if we don't even know for sure if they're planning on attacking us. Yes it is a scary thing to be unexpectedly attacked but all we can do is fight to the best of our ability and stay strong as a nation.
Attacking Syria isn't good. Who do the us people think they are? Do they think they can attack anybody? DO they like to show off their strength to some poor country? If they attack Syria they have to be sorry for that because they cant get away with it if the whole world supports Syria then they cant even touch them.
It would be a foolish thing of the United States to attack Syria. No one really knows for a fact that the Syrian Government actually attacked it's people with Chemical Weapons. It could be a set-up from the rebels. Until full confirmation of who was the attacker, I strongly encourage that the US, UK, and France stay away from Syria. Our military are just starting to return from the war in the Iraq, and we should not send them out again. Let the United States have a at least a decade of peace in its history. Conflict with Syria will worsen the economy for the United States, and most importantly, the parents of the brave young and women who will be drafted there will not tolerate the behavior of the US government. This one simple action could change the fate of the United States, and thus, the world.
I do not believe we should attack Syria mainly because I do not believe there is enough evidence to prove who used the chemical weapons. It is very possible we are just being " set up" to do the rebels dirty work. The second reason is I don't believe we should be the " worlds police department" unless we can start collecting taxes from the nations we " police" to pay for these services. The third reason is I feel our military is already stretched thin enough with the 2 wars we are already fighting we don't need another one to spread us even thinner. The fourth reason is our deficit is big enough already we cannot afford another conflict.
The title says it all. The United States needs to mind their own business. If they go and keep getting involved in other countries wars then all the countries will expect help in their time of need. War causes debt, and the United States has a lot of debt already. If they keep spending money to help other countries, they are doomed for failure.
When we help people, they hate us. When we don't help them, they hate us. Meanwhile all this money we have spent on these campaigns - and infinitely more important, young lives we have sacrificed - have done nothing to help our own country. We will never be a great nation again until we start focusing our attention and resources on what's going on in our own backyard. Atrocities are happening everywhere and always will. Funny how we seem to single out the ones to get involved in that will make the rich richer over here.
America has no business in Syria; while the Assad Regime may be deplorable, the same can be said of the Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamists operating in Syria. America should steer clear and avoid this conflict. Let our foes fight among themselves. I was very skeptical of the "leaked" footage purporting to show a chemical attack, which looked staged and was amazed so many nations without any concrete evidence leaped to issue condemnations and calls for military action.
There are mixed news about the credibility of the intelligence report that the chemical weapons is used by the ruled Syrian government. In my opinion we should not make the hasty move to attack Syria based on the information that is not verified. We must sit back and be verified until the world authority come on the table and agreed the crimes were committed by the Syrian Government. We have seen the negative effect against our reputation by making the wrong move on Iraq's Chemical Weapons in our nation's history.
Besides that, the economic state that we are in is terrible and we don't need any more trouble. The United States of American should stop trying to act as the Police of the World.
The reason Mr. President gave to attack Syria is, if they used chemical weapon against their enemies, they will use it against us one day.
Of course it's not sound or considerable.
1. There are tons of threatens outside, and it's impossible to delete them one by one. You wanna destroy all the asteroid may or may not hit your place in millions of years? You wanna all the arms outside your country may or may not be against you in a war you imagine? It's ridiculous.
2. Even you can, you couldn't. It needs energy, money, various of resource much more than you can afford. Especially you have kids on rise, in need of money for college, family on rise, in need of resource for survive or happiness.
3. Even you could, you cannot do anything to this one. Their people deserve to decide what they want for a country, for their own country, just like the right you want to your own people.
There is no imminent threat to the security of the United States.
The only real threat is that if we continue policing the world, we will bankrupt our Country.
A bad dictator who has no interest in harming the United States (because they know we would depose them if they did) is not as bad as the radical Islamic governments that are created in the aftermath of our interventions.
The Iraq war cost us trillions of dollars (maybe in excess of $100,000 per taxpaying family).
Millions were murdered in Africa and the U.S. did not intervene.
Iraq used gas against Iran and the U.S. did not intervene.
If China or Russia gassed their citizens would we intervene?
This would not be the first suspicion which the US have used to attack other countries, They seem to have an agenda with the middle east , Their own version of democracy does not work and yet they want to infect the rest of the world with it. The CIA has killed my presidents in South America, They even sold drugs. The funded terrorist all over the world to destabilize other countries. This bully has to be shot down .
The US doesn't care about the Syrian people, and the Syrian people don't want America to help. If US attacks Syria it will just make it worse, and plus Iran, Russia, and China warned America that there will be a big consequence if it does so. America is the biggest scumbag on this earth!
For a start we have no concrete evidence who dropped the chemical weapons and with the past mistakes of Afghanistan and Iraq it's about time we left them to it. The last thing we need is another revolt. If you agree or disagree please have your say here on Facebook: https://www.Facebook.Com/theGreatDebate2012
I do not think we (US) should get involved in anything until we are economically strong again and do not owe anymore debt, ...I think we are stretched pretty thin as it is. I do not support what is going on in Syria, but we should allow others to stepup.
What I think the United States should do is to keep their nose out of issues that aren't their concern. Honestly, anyone can see that the Middle East was much better off before the U.S. Interfered with them. Additionally, attacking another country without U.N. Agreement is a violation of international law, and China and Russia are more than likely to veto any attempts made to attack Syria.