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. rupert

    Is it my imagination, or is Corona thicker than water?

    August 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    It is thicker rupert now march forward

    August 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eye Spy

      Juan Lopez says this is the same person all night. Bored and creating convos because they are borderline crazy. Just my opinion

      August 31, 2013 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dr. Rupert

    Hey look. Im a PHD just like dazzle and kenny.
    Well, lets see, E=MC squared. And if you can travel the speed of light, you can travel back in time.
    The trianular square of an optose angle with a paralell linear perpendeculiar line that has a positive correlation to its density is always negative provided it is has not occured in the weekend.

    August 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    OMG! Where u been Bush lover.
    Left
    Right
    Left
    Right
    Left

    August 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank

    CNN. WRITES: 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.: Yes. This is true, just like George W. Bush hasn't been President of the United States well over 4years and is not part of the current ruling class regime. Oh, and former dictator Saddam Hussein? He wasn't just a former dictator, but he is way dead. So? How is this relevant to the U.K., U.N. and U.S. getting the jitters over Syria. Part of my "Just Say'in" series.

    August 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      @ jeff frank. The reason GW started the war was because he had a grudge against saddam plus he had and has a massive ego. U see bud, saddam put a hit on his daddy, so little george wanted to even up the score.

      August 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Because the aberration that was the Iraq war affects those nations today, and they don't want to engage in another pointless war. Is that difficult to understand?

      August 30, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank

      If I lived in a place like Iraq and one day, some good libertarians lifted 50 years of tyranny off my back? I'd be overwhelmed and wouldn't know how to act. You think people should "be" someones puppet where someone pulls your strings and runs your life. The discussion is Syria? Not Iraq. Not Bush. Syria.

      August 31, 2013 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    I graduated com lauda loma ooma

    August 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank

    Rupert hi.

    You think:
    left vs. right
    left vs. right

    I think:
    RIGHT VS. WRONG!!!

    August 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rupert

    Hi. Jeff frank.
    Too many lives ruined or gone because of that war. Syria is not our business.

    August 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank

      An expert? O.K. Rupert. I think it's safe to say al Bashar Assad is not a very friendly dude. I think we can concur when we see his reciept for $3 billion from Russia for one crap load of arms (including maybe chemical kind). He wants to exterminate roaches (towels under the name al Queda). O.K.? And they want to play underhand softball with the U.N. and the Brits playing pitty party screaming chemical weapons. Right so far? So. Rupert it is your conviction then there are no "innocents" getting killed in this vile conflict. And you are so convinced these kinds will never wind up in your back yard. Just Say'in.

      August 30, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    Guess I missed all the fun.
    Gd night all.
    Good night hamsta
    Good night chrissy
    Good night dazzle...

    August 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Stay rupert I can't stand being around these libs.

      August 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    Good night banasy
    Good night larry
    Good night faith...

    August 30, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    Good night jeffinhouston

    August 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rupert

    Good night john boy
    Good night sue ellen
    Good night grandma
    Good night grandpa

    August 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rupert

    Good night hamsta (again)
    Good night president obama
    Have a nice weekend mr president

    August 30, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rupert

    Good night jeff frank.
    U have a point

    August 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank

      You are very right, and I will give you that. It is. A very dangerous, and unpredictable world. We would need a very very good reason to intercede.

      August 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank

    Hi banasy...one of the few that are in the know.

    August 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
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