August 30th, 2013
04:05 AM ET

UK, U.N. and U.S. get jitters over Syria

Going it alone against the Syrian government is not what President Barack Obama wants, U.S. Secretary of State Chuck Hagel said Friday.  But that scenario is looking more and more likely.

A day earlier, the United States' closest ally, Great Britain, backed out of a possible coalition. A U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria ended in deadlock, and in the U.S. Congress, doubts about military intervention are making the rounds.  

Skeptics are invoking Iraq, where the United States government under President George W. Bush marched to war based on a thin claim that former dictator Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass destruction.

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  1. Scottish Mama

    Let's just bomb trolls and call it a day.

    August 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    I think we need to send a message I do not know what that message should say. We have to be all in, or let people die. We free the rebels and help them take power, rid them of Asshead, and make it clear we have a say there (as far as elections and who runs). Can we have it all? I do not believe so.

    August 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    And we still have to deal with Russia and China. Maybe we should lay it in their lap and see if they have the nards to stop it. Oh, thats right they don't give a flying flannagan about their own people.

    August 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    BTW- My new/old mission is to boycott Walmart / Sams for Christmas. We should now Occupy Walmart and not buy. They can spend $50 billion to work with chambers to "maybe" change to USA products "again". But cannot pay a living wage. Keeping the little people down while they cannot spend the Walton money in their lifetime. Snobs. No Christmas for U, Waltons.

    August 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    Just wondering do we finish it all and take out every government we don't like there? Iran? Or just focus on Syria?

    August 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    These pictures are horrible. The agony. The pain. If not us who? Not the UK. Where are you UK? Now they do not support us either? How do we proceed?

    August 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Horrible indeed@Mama
      But then there were half a million dead children in Iraq and Albright said "its worth it". More died.Thousands of children dead & dying in fghanistan.
      Is military intervention the solution/ What lessons have we learned from Iraq, Afghanistan & Libya? Perhaps people in U.K have from the crimes and mistakes of Blair regime.

      August 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    So we stand by while there is genocide of a population? Do we tell UK to wank itself?

    August 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brandon

    Why are you not talking about the russian war ships entering syria is that not a serious problem?

    August 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Russia is Syria's ally. This is expected.

      August 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Horrible indeed@ Mama
    but then there were thousands of dead children in Iraq and Albright said thats 'worth it', there are thousands of children dead in Afghanistan and dying.
    Is military intervention the solution? Iraq, Afghanistan,libya have taught us enough lessons. People in UK learned from Iraq and Blair's crimes.
    Should have thought of it when Israel & s.arabia started stirring the cauldron in Syria and we let them.

    August 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Why did it come to this? Should have thought of it when Israel & S.Arabia started stirring up the cauldron in Syria. As i said a military strike which cannot be allowed to turn into a full fledged intervention and occupation would solve nothing, quite the contrary.
    Good day all.

    August 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    being blocked

    August 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    We have put ourselves in this situation, should have thought of it when israel and S.arabia started stirring the cauldron in Syria.
    I remember expressing concerns when it all started and being scoffed at.

    August 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @saywhat- I think the best way we could solve this problem is: keep, refine and use our own oil. Buy American only products, none from China, Russia, or any of Syrias allies. Commerce seems to hurt them more. Meaning less for their people. They become a drag and they have to decide how bad they want to oust their leaders. That way they the people that live in those countries put pressure on govenments to change. But many in those countries die, because government does not care. It comes from within the countries and we do not have to intervene. Dems and Repubs we better unite on something soon. Because right now we cannot find our bums with our hands. Unite on this and we can make a big difference, in our own country and theirs.

      August 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    Then I suppose the call will be for unilateral strike. Everyone thinks back to the bill of goods we were sold with Iraq and the alleged WMD. They will make it look like it is H U M A N I T A R I A N but all we have to do is follow the money.

    August 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Sounds familiar-ssdd? Hello Dazzle

      August 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JeffinHouston

    War is a conservative game.

    August 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Aint it just that @ JeffinHouston! Good evening @ dazzle and @ mama!

    August 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
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