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Obama on Syria: The World Has an Obligation to Maintain the Norm Against Chemical Weapons Use

paranoidmystic Wrote: Aug 30, 2013 5:50 PM
What a lousy situation. We have to do something, don't we? If we allow chemical weapons to be used without response, wouldn't that essentially include chemical weapons in the arsenal of acceptable munitions?
Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Aug 30, 2013 5:55 PM
We are approaching the 100 year anniversary of chemical weapons use in war. Thus, they are already "acceptable munitions."
paranoidmystic Wrote: Aug 30, 2013 5:59 PM
Duke, Syria signed on to the Geneva Conventions.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114472/syria-intervention-geneva-conventions

It should mean something, and incur serious consequences, that they are using chem weapons. Right?
Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Aug 30, 2013 6:16 PM
Did the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda also sign the accord?
Joseph64 Wrote: Aug 30, 2013 6:17 PM
And Iran signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty so what's your point?
Speaking from the White House Friday afternoon, President Obama said he is considering military action in Syria that does not involve boots on the ground but stressed a final decision about whether to strike has not been made.

"I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken," Obama said. "As you've seen today we released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the Syrian regime carried out the chemical weapons attack that killed well over a thousand people including hundreds of children. This follows the horrific images that shocked us all. This kind...
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