Obama may be walking into a huge trap in Syria


Russia also made headlines for killing a UN Security Council resolution which would have authorized an international response to Syria. That didn’t stop President Obama, who said for the first time that the evidence is conclusive Syria did carry out a chemical weapons attack against civilians last week. The smoking gun appears to be a series of panicked phone calls between the Ministry of Defense and a leader of a chemical weapons which the CIA intercepted last Wednesday. So what would you do if you were Obama? How much would the following factors weigh into your decision?

+ A military strike without Congress’ approval may be illegal.

+ Some very powerful countries are not behind this.

+ Some prominent Middle East scholars feel the U.S. may be walking into a trap.

+ Millennials have been at war for their entire adult lives (PolicyMic)

+ 4 huge risks involved in going to war with Syria (PolicyMic)

+ This time it’s different (The New Yorker)

+ CIA files prove America was perfectly fine supporting Saddam Hussein back in 1988, even though they knew he would use chemical weapons to attack Iran.


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