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    Apparently the US are attacking within days ( according to this evenings news)

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    Not according to all the US stuff I'm reading...it's still being decided. Obama still needs to decide whether to ask Congress to reconvene for a vote or to go on his own and the UK has said they'll wait for the UN to finish their investigation.
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    Hold your horses! I didn't intend my comment to seem like an attack on USA... I just think the international community as a whole has had very little concern for what is happening in Syria, evidenced by the lacklustre media coverage throughout the entire ongoing dispute there, and only now that chemical weapons have been used, there is an outcry. The use of Chemical weapons is absolutely despicable, but not much more so than what has been happening in Syria for so many months, and seeing those images of children being treated for Chemical burns and what not, it sickens me and breaks my heart that its come to this, for people to actually go, "we can't allow this..."

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    And whilst I agree that something has to be done, and I'm glad USA is leading the charge, I'm terrified for the people of Israel who undoubtedly are going to be the first targets of Syria/iran's retaliation, despite having no involvement in the civil war, and not being involved in the operation underway. I have a lot of family and friends there and Damascus is only 80km from the north of Israel.

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    You're right, Australian media has shown very little interest. But many American media outlets and the BBC have covered it quite well, especially considering there are only a few journalists in Syria because of how dangerous it is and how hard the Syrian govt makes it for a journalist to obtain a visa (I posted a link regarding this).

    I don't think a 'hold your horses was necessary.' We're having a discussion...
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    And I'm sorry, but I just re-read your original post and you very clearly say that the western world doesn't give a toss about Arabs killing each other, especially if there's no oil... Sorry if I chose to refute that.

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    Iwodner if USA remebers what they have done in the past--used nuclear bombs against Japan-used chemical weapons in vietnamwhen Israel used chemical weapons against Palestine in 2008, gaza strip , USA didnot do anything..why isnt there any accountability for these nationsalso Obama says he can act even if the UN says no...so if he does should he be held as a criminal ...also even if the Congress voets no (in USA), he can still order an attack...

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    I agree with her - I may be cynical, but we can pretty much trace back every single war that the West has ever been involved in to something like oil, money, power.

    Let us not forget who made Osama Bin L so rich and powerful in the first place!!

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    And I'm sorry, but I just re-read your original post and you very clearly say that the western world doesn't give a toss about Arabs killing each other, especially if there's no oil... Sorry if I chose to refute that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samantha81 View Post
    Iwodner if USA remebers what they have done in the past--used nuclear bombs against Japan-used chemical weapons in vietnamwhen Israel used chemical weapons against Palestine in 2008, gaza strip , USA didnot do anything..why isnt there any accountability for these nationsalso Obama says he can act even if the UN says no...so if he does should he be held as a criminal ...also even if the Congress voets no (in USA), he can still order an attack...
    He can...but he's said he'll wait to get Congress approval. France has also said they would go in without UN.

    So because of the US's actions in WWII Syria should be allowed to use chemical weapons?
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    There is a great article from the Washington Post I'll try to find.


 

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