War Drums: U.S. Threatens Use Of Force in Syria After 'Massacre'...

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    Looks like War with Syria is coming.


    Houla massacre: US military warns Syria as pressure builds on Obama

    Top US general urges increased diplomatic pressure on Bashar al-Assad but warns military is prepared to act if necessary.

    The US's top military officer has warned Syria it could face armed intervention as international outrage grows over the massacre of women and children by tanks and artillery in Houla.

    General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that following the UN security council's condemnation of the slaughter – in which more than 100 people were killed, many of them children – there needed to be increased diplomatic pressure on Damascus. But he added that the US would be prepared to act militarily if it was "asked to do so".

    "There is always a military option," he told Fox News. "You'll always find military leaders to be somewhat cautious about the use of force, because we're never entirely sure what comes out on the other side. But that said, it may come to a point with Syria because of the atrocities."

    The warning comes as Barack Obama is under increasing pressure from his Republican opponent in November's presidential election, Mitt Romney, and members of Congress to take tougher action over Syria.

    Romney accused Obama of weakness and disparaged his support for efforts by the former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, to revive a failing peace plan. He said Washington should instead arm opposition groups.

    "After nearly a year and a half of slaughter, it is far past time for the United States to begin to lead and put an end to the Assad regime. President Obama can no longer ignore calls from congressional leaders in both parties to take more assertive steps," he said...

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    Boy, they really do want that War with Syria. Here we go again. :(
     
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    Barry Hussein doesn't want war with Syria. He just wants his dwindling base to think he is willing to do something about the crisis.
     
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    WE dont' need another war.

    Let the Arab League spend their blood, treasure and their money in their part of the world.

    I could give a fuck what goes on in Syria.
     
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    I don't see it, if we go into Syria it will be alone and I don't see that happening, no other country has offered their Military so far.
     
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    So which is it this week, he does want war, he doesn't want war? :eusa_eh:
     
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    He'salready in trouble with the left with what he's already done/hasn't done....He's painted himself into a precarious position to where politics guides him instead of doing the right thing.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    The US went into Kuwait, Iraq, and over Tunisia for supposedly humanitarian reasons. Why is Syria much different? I'm glad we're not quick to attack, but if we have the power to stop a madman from killing his own people, why not get NATO + Arab League and do something?

    Oh, and before y'all start complaining about Obama starting another war, make sure you didn't defend Bush II and his invasion of Iraq. I hated hearing conservatives scream, "Saddam needed to go!" back then but it's worse hearing those same idiots scream, "Obama shouldn't invade anyone!"
     
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    Yeah, i don't see anything happening til after the Election. They already worked out a deal with Israel to hold off on attacking Iran til after the Election. We'll see after November. Stay tuned.
     
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    Tyrants like this should not be ignored. History tells us what will happen if we do. Now I'm not suggesting we need troops involved but this mass slaughter can not be allowed to continue no matter who our president is.
     

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